The fall is approaching but with Seaway it always feels like summer – after all the album is titled Vacation…

August 24, 2017

Earlier this summer Seaway returned by announcing a fall release of their new, upbeat, beach-themed album, Vacation. On the same day we got the first bite of it – the song called ‘Apartment.’ Today, the band has debuted their next album piece, ‘Curse Me Out,’ which is “a little bit of rock, but not in-your-face rock,” according to vocalist Ryan Locke.

‘Curse Me Out’ is definitely one of the catchiest tracks on the upcoming record. Locke adds that it stands out on Vacation as it’s more pop-based and reminds of the All-American Rejects because of its mid-tempo flow. The song opens with the chorus straight away and Locke’s verse get stuck in your head for hours:

Curse me out
You’re so pretty when you put me down
Darling, every time we scream and shout
I deserve it when you curse me out

Listen to ‘Curse Me Out’:

Seaway made their way to the top echelons of North American pop-punk scene thanks to their first two LPs —2013’s Hoser and 2015’s Colour Blind. But Vacation is a sort of experiment for the band, taking them back to pop-rock vibes and tunes of the ’90s. Turns out, the group wanted to try this blend for a long time but only dared now:

“We’re a pop-punk band at heart, but I think the influences that we grew up with really bled through on Vacation,” reveals Locke. “Some songs have poppier vibes [and] other songs have more of a punk-rock feel, [but] I guess in starting Seaway, we had an idea for it, and I think two albums later we’ve achieved it on Vacation, which is a really cool thing.”

 
 

In fact, it took the band four years to nurture their ideas and convert them into actual recordings. “Vacation is a step in a new direction for us,” Locke says. “While still holding onto familiar aspects of the band, we definitely explored new destinations for Seaway. It is the best music we’ve written thus far; the record we’ve been working towards for the last 4 years.”  (via AltPress)

The new album is produced by two producers, including Derek Hoffman (Silverstein, Like Pacific), and instead of recording the tracks traditionally in Toronto, Seaway flew to an LA studio. Locke also felt the need to challenge himself and his improve his singing with a professional vocal coach. ‘I am definitely not a self-proclaimed ‘amazing singer,’” the frontman explains. “I’ve learned as we’ve gone along, [and] I think it was also important for the band to take that next step and really hone in on our crafts.”

Vacation is scheduled for release on September 15 via Pure Noise Records. Listen to ‘Curse Me Out’ below. Can you tell Locke’s voice has improved over the last two years?

Seaway Upcoming 2017 Tour Dates (w/ With Confidence):

08/25 – Perth @ The Boston
08/26 – Perth @ YMCA HQ

Seaway Upcoming Tour Dates (w/ Four Year Strong and Like Pacific):

09/6 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
09/7 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
09/8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazar
09/9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazar
09/10 – New Haven, CT @ The Ballroom
09/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
09/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
09/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Yacht Club
09/15 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/16 – Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall
09/18 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam
09/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
09/21 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
09/22 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
09/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
09/25 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
09/26 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
09/27 – Berkley, CA @ Cornerstone
09/28 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
09/29 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
09/30 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
09/1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram
10/2 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic
10/4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile
10/6 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
10/7 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
10/8 – Dallas, TX @ RBC
10/10 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
10/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/12 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
10/13 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
10/14 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
10/15 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
10/17 – Columbia, SC @ New Brooklyn Tavern
10/18 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
10/19 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
10/20 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

Seaway Upcoming Tour Dates (w/ Silverstein):

11/1 – Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
11/2 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
11/3 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
11/4 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
11/7 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
11/8 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis
11/9 – Edmonton, AB @ The Needle
11/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
11/15 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin
11/18 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
11/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
11/23 – Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe
11/24 – Oshawa, ON @ The Music Hall

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