Like all families, Kopecky Family Band beats with the same heart and writes in the same blood. ‘The Family’ began creating music together in Nashville, Tennessee in the Fall of 2007. What began as late night talks about life and dreams gradually flowed into eccentric and beautiful music that has led to numerous tours, including adventures to CMJ, SXSW and Bonnaroo, three EP releases and friendships across the country.
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At times, it’s easy for The Eastern Sea to forget that Austin, Texas is home. While the
band’s roots are firmly planted in the Texas Hill Country, their dynamic prose-pop travels
from location to location, effortlessly moving between distant settings and their own, still
somehow foreign, neighborhoods.
Created in 2005 as the bedroom project of songwriter/vocalist Matthew Hines, The Eastern
Sea quickly released a self-produced anthology Further Up, Further In, which showcased
Hines’ folk and electronic roots. From ‘07-’09, the band added several new members and
recorded what would eventually become The Eastern Sea, a self-released collection of two
eponymous EPs. Songs such as “The Snow” and “The Name” attracted the band’s first
national press and led to several festival appearances (SXSW, CMJ, FPH Summerfest) and
a pair of national tours.