By: Alex Templar - MSTv
Additional info from NOLA.com
Alex Brown Church, the lead singer and power behind the the grouping, Sea Wolf, considers himself a lapsed-perfectionist. In working on the band's newest album last year, Church saw fit to embrace change by concentrating on any aspect of a song that suited him at the time.
Quite a change for a man known for attacking single songs and developing them to their specific perfection. But change is what the newest album, Old World Romance" is all about.
And it appears this wind of change will make for a refreshing performance at Sea Wolf's June 15 appearance at the Spanish Moon in BR. "This time around I wrote a lot more song by not necessarily stopping and working on one particular song," said Church.
Sea Wolf's indie folk sound remains grounded in an earthiness reminiscent of big forests, cloudy seas and mountains, but that's mostly by design. Church grew up exploring the Sierra Nevadas in an "outdoorsy family."
Church, however, said he feels most comfortable in cities.-
"The reason I love the city is the people and the rich culture and art. The city is usually where artists are, and I like being around other artists," Church said. "I try to paint the stories or the places in my songs. I try to paint a picture in people's minds, and I like to choose imagery that projects me or impresses me."
Church remains the one unmoving cog in Sea Wolf, a band he first started in the hopes of having constants backing him up but the pieces never fell into place.
But being the sole constant and founder benefits Church as he controls the band's over aesthetic and sound.
"I don't have to compromise," he said.
And neither should we, his audience...