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LIVING ON THE LAND - available now!



The Able Sea's 4th full length studio album is out and available at all of the usual digital suspects: iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify, Amazon, etc

Produced by The Able Sea
Engineered by Robert Pierson
Final production mix & mixing by Brad Bell
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

We'll have limited run CDs and vinyl available later this spring. Check back!


LIVING ON THE LAND: new album update

We've finished mixing! The new album is off to Brad Bell for his sonic expertise!


LIVING ON THE LAND: new album

The majority of the recording was wrapped up recently for the next Able Sea record--Living on the Land. 10 new songs.


Daniel Stuyck's video for "Envy" on Fandor

Daniel Stuyck's video for "Envy" has been picked up for streaming by Fandor! It's a great site. Exceptional handpicked stories of all lengths and genres from around the world. "Fandor is the ultimate place for fans of indie, classic, foreign and cult cinema."


Daniel Stuyck's video for "Envy"
screens in competition at the Ann Arbor Film Festival


Daniel Stuyck's video for "Envy" will be screening in competition at the 53rd Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival!

danielstuyck.com


The Able Sea at YOU'RE HERE!

11:00 a | Friday 20 March 2015


We're here, you're here, we're all here! Start your SX Friday off right with some Able Sea. We kick off day 2 (Friday at 11:00a) of this cool 3 day line-up.

The Able Sea
Fri, March 20, 2015
Show: 11:00a

Ground Floor Theatre
979 Springdale, Austin, Texas 78702
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THE ABLE SEA
with BENKO and JENUINE CELLO

8p | Sunday 11 January 2015

North Door poster


Hello. Join us in the future at the wonderful Church of the Friendly Ghost. A New Year for the world. Yes, it is. BENKO and JENUINE CELLO will also be performing their musical sounds.

Benko | The Able Sea | Jenuine Cello
Sun, January 11, 2015
Show: 8:00 pm

Church of the Friendly Ghost
at
Salvage Vanguard Theatre
Austin, TX
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2nd Annual UGLYFEST! - Saturday, March 15, 2014

2nd Annual Uglyfest poster


We're so pleased to be back at UGLYFEST this year. The Bumping Uglies have lined up an excellent day for your enjoyment. Come on out. It's free. No wristbands. See you there! We're playing at 6:15p.

2nd ANNUAL UGLYFEST
Saturday, March 15th
Chain Drive
504 Willow Street, Austin, Texas 78701
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THE ABLE SEA | Temple of Ape | Derrick Fore

8p | Sunday 15 December 2013

North Door poster


Hello. Come on out for our holiday show at the wonderful Church of the Friendly Ghost. Glad tidings and the roaring fire of sound to warm your ears. Temple of Ape and Derrick Fore will be joining the festivities--bringing their own special good cheer and merriment of polyphony. We'll have the double vinyl LP set, download cards, CDs, and new t-shirts. See you there!

The Able Sea | Temple of Ape | Derrick Fore
Sun, December 15, 2013
Show: 8:00 pm

Church of the Friendly Ghost
at
Salvage Vanguard Theatre
Austin, TX
map


Video for "It Could Be"

A new video is up on our YouTube channel.



Produced by Boom! You're Golden


yr4 pt5 'Grid Globe' tee

yr4 pt5 - Grid Globe navy blue t-shirt  

The yr4 pt5 'Grid Globe' t-shirt is available at Bandcamp.
Grid globe artwork on a navy blue tee. Super soft and comfortable, this will be your new favorite shirt!


THE ABLE SEA | yr4 pt5 | ALBUM RELEASE | Thursday, June 13

with Farrago and Ouiness

North Door poster


Hello. Though the album has been on the shelves for a few months now, we're finally getting around to a proper release show. We will have the double vinyl LP set, download cards, and new t-shirts. Farrago Ensemble (Derrick's band w/Alex on bass and Louk on sax), and Ouiness round out the bill. See you there!

THE ABLE SEA | yr4 pt5 | ALBUM RELEASE
Thu, June 13, 2013
Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:30 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

North Door Main Stage
Austin, TX


Video for "Tough Guy"

A new video is up on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.



Directed by Derrick Fore
Produced by Boom! You're Golden


First Annual UGLYFEST - Sat. March 16 - Chain Drive

UGLYFEST POSTER

We're pleased to be playing a set at THE FIRST ANNUAL UGLYFEST.
It's on Saturday, Mar. 16th. We play: 6:45-7:30p.


Limited Edition - yr4 pt5 - 2 LP Vinyl Set now available

Order through: Bandcamp, CDBaby
Listen to the new record in its entirety: yr4 pt5


New release date for yr4 pt5 - 2 LP Vinyl Set

There's been a delay on the vinyl release of the new album. Available Feb 2013.
Pre-order now at Bandcamp
Listen to the new record in its entirety: yr4 pt5


THE ABLE SEA nominated for Artist of the Month

The Able Sea has been nominated for The DeliAustin artist of the month poll! You can vote at:
http://austin.thedelimagazine.com
Polls will be open until November the 30th at 10.59pm. One vote per IP address and/or computer...
The Deli is an independently owned website that covers local scenes and emerging indie musicians.
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Digital
Tunes | Amazon | Spotify | CDBaby

2 LP Vinyl Set
Pre-order now at Bandcamp
Listen to the new record in its entirety: yr4 pt5


yr4 pt5 - DIGITAL RELEASED WORLDWIDE

Digital
Tunes | Amazon | Spotify | CDBaby

2 LP Vinyl Set
Pre-order now at Bandcamp
Listen to the new record in its entirety: yr4 pt5


STREAM THE NEW ALBUM!

Listen to the new record in its entirety before the official release: yr4 pt5


New Album update

We've been wrapping up the final mixes on the new record with Brad Bell at Public Hi-Fi. More updates and previews soon.
If you're enjoying the new website and the large background photos, well those photographs are all by Derrick Fore (keys, horns, vocals).

You can find his work at:
http://www.flickr.com/people/derrick4photography/
and:
https://www.facebook.com/D4sPhotographyandFarrago


A Story Found

applebobbed

excerpted - part 1

with applebobbed hair I set to write of the other life lived. the other time mistaken. without mistakes.

no flagging.

lots of sloughing off of the excess.

and can you wish for something you'll never love to have?

what is that?

ah...

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Celeste comes in with, "i can't begin to sympathize with their situation."

after all the news reports.

we wait. patiently, like a patient, say.

Indigo wastes an evil speller.

Leslie gets up and tosses the papers on the table.

and so we walk away for a while.

something wicked i think and still don't know what came of it all.

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in the middle of a huge expanse we find your ghost in heels and the ghost of the 8 year-old paraplegic me. they seem to be lost.

they were trying to keep a promise.

this promise this promise.

taped and pasted with care. brush cleaned.

sand and wind and memories blow their perfect clothes. a perfect rustle in a perfect moment. and they don't even know. no idea. the treasured promise at their feet.

they're facing south.

from across the expanse we feed each other. it is difficult. it is chicken.

we really don't get fed. but there is the effort, which is consoling, bad sa too.

but sad too.