The Speed of Sound in Seawater

So Much Light

Mansion Closets

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April 18th
3:10 PM
I’ll be releasing the music video for my new single, “Stomping Ground”, next Friday the 25th!
I’ve been working on this batch of songs for ages and am happy to finally be sharing some of what I’ve been working on. 
I’ll also be doing a live Q&A on Flawk on Friday night! Expect more details about that during the week.
!!!

I’ll be releasing the music video for my new single, “Stomping Ground”, next Friday the 25th!

I’ve been working on this batch of songs for ages and am happy to finally be sharing some of what I’ve been working on. 

I’ll also be doing a live Q&A on Flawk on Friday night! Expect more details about that during the week.

!!!

April 10th
9:49 PM
All I did today was hang out in pretty places. Life’s pretty OK #somuchlight

All I did today was hang out in pretty places. Life’s pretty OK #somuchlight

March 31st
8:09 PM
Coming to a merch table near you! #somuchlight

Coming to a merch table near you! #somuchlight

2:39 PM
Stoked for my first full US!! 

5/14 Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s
5/15 Fresno, CA @ Chinatown Youth Center
5/16 San Diego, CA @ Epicentre
5/17 Van Nuys, CA @ White Oak Music Hall
5/18 Las Vegas, NV @ Southern Nevada Sports Centre
5/19 Tempe, AZ @ 51 West
5/20 El Paso, TX @ The Sandbox
5/21 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
5/22 Houston, TX @ Eastdown Warehouse
5/23 Tyler, TX @ Crossroads Music Venue
5/24 Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman Hall
5/25 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
5/26 Covington, KY @ Coda
5/27 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
5/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Coco 66
5/29 Buffalo, NY @ Forvm
5/30 Kent, OH @ The Outpost Concert Spot
5/31 Detroit, MI @ Paycheck’s
6/1  Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
6/2  Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
6/3  Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
6/5  Salt Lake City @ The Shred Shed
6/6  Sparks, NV @ The Alley
6/7  Carmel, CA @ Carmel Live

Stoked for my first full US!!

5/14 Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s
5/15 Fresno, CA @ Chinatown Youth Center
5/16 San Diego, CA @ Epicentre
5/17 Van Nuys, CA @ White Oak Music Hall
5/18 Las Vegas, NV @ Southern Nevada Sports Centre
5/19 Tempe, AZ @ 51 West
5/20 El Paso, TX @ The Sandbox
5/21 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
5/22 Houston, TX @ Eastdown Warehouse
5/23 Tyler, TX @ Crossroads Music Venue
5/24 Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman Hall
5/25 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
5/26 Covington, KY @ Coda
5/27 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
5/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Coco 66
5/29 Buffalo, NY @ Forvm
5/30 Kent, OH @ The Outpost Concert Spot
5/31 Detroit, MI @ Paycheck’s
6/1  Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
6/2  Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
6/3  Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
6/5  Salt Lake City @ The Shred Shed
6/6  Sparks, NV @ The Alley
6/7  Carmel, CA @ Carmel Live

March 24th
6:43 PM
Via
toypiano:

Bear Hole
Chico, California 

One of my all time favorite tour moments.

toypiano:

Bear Hole

Chico, California

One of my all time favorite tour moments.
6:42 PM
Via

sonewyetfading:

Winter Solstice Baby by The Speed of Sound in Seawater

from First Contact (2013)

Location: Sacramento, CA

Site: thespeedofsoundinseawater.bandcamp.com

Stomping math indie pop.

"Where I once felt your warmth, I now feel only pain."

Highlight: 2:56. Cheeky bit of math funk.

February 11th
1:41 AM

a message from demonsbelowthesea


How did you learn to play guitar like you do? I've been wanting to learn how to twinkle like that but I'm cursed with "stupid fingers". How do I go about becoming a beautiful guitar god?

The boring answer is that I practice a lot. 

Practicing properly has a lot to do with improving any skill. “Practicing properly” means a couple things to me:

First, I don’t let myself take any short cuts. This means starting over if I make a mistake, being able to play the song at the proper speed and getting a clear tone out of every note. In regards to fingerpicking, I try to allow my notes to sustain and avoid muting strings that should still be ringing when I make a chord change or pluck neighboring strings. It really pays to be picky about this type of thing. 

Secondly, I never let myself get frustrated. Associating any kind of negative feeling with practice is poisonous and if I’m not in the mood to play I just don’t. Most of the time it’s a joy to play even if I’m playing one section of a song over and over to get it right. There are definitely times when I find things challenging, but challenge is a far cry from frustration.

If you want to get better at fingerpicking, I recommend working on a song that inspires you. Don’t pick something excruciatingly difficult. Pick a song you actually enjoy and that you’ll be happy to have in your repertoire.

"These Days", by Jackson Browne is a really cool song to help get down some nice fingerpicking patterns.

And "Never Going Back Again", by Fleetwood Mac is absolutely amazing. 

Hope this helps!

February 10th
9:33 PM

a message from chokedbyfashion


When are you coming to SF? Let me know when you're practicing with those loop pedals or a box and I'll take the sac drive. Amazing music, just amazing. <3

Thank you so much! Hopefully someday soon. I was living in Oakland all Summer and somehow I didn’t play a single Bay Area show! I’ll be back in the bay this Summer and will be sure to play some shows! 

9:30 PM

a message from captainxpickles


How are you?

I’m real good! Been listening to a lot of hip hop lately and learning about the different jumps in figure skating. Thanks for asking! How are you?

I’d like to take this opportunity to remind people that I have a Q&A box that I’m going to try to do a better job of paying attention to from now on.

xoxo

9:08 PM
Via

collystringss:

damien verrett of the speed of sound in seawater is a babe and a half