Greater Pacific are a “side project” of the band Travel By Sea – or rather include some members of TBS – and have released a 6 track digital EP on Yer Bird Records as of today!
The band is led by Kyle Kersten and John Phinney with the help of drummer Mike Cusick – all three also record as part of Travel By Sea. With stunning flecks of Angela Correa mixed in for (very) good measure, this EP is a stunning if not somber affair. Just the way we like it around here.
Rainfall is reminiscent of the work Travel By Sea do, but possibly with a much more slowed down country folk vibe. For some listeners, they won’t be able to tell that distinction, but it is definitely there. These 6 tracks are not hard drinkin’ country tracks, but more like snippets of relationship as told by troubadours of years that slip further away each year. While the EP is all new material – it is old to the ears, slow paced, stories of life with pedal steel dripping from almost every moment. While all the songs might not be slow burning heart breakers, the sounds accompanying Kersten’s well known timbre of vocals will tug at something inside of you, if only lightly easing you forward…with the help of your past.
The lead off track is “Distance” and you can listen below and watch the video:
Sun Will Still Burn
Deep As the Ocean Blue