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The Bottom Of The Sea

by The Tramlines

A blend of Indie/Rock/Pop and the more listenable aspects of Experimental. Their influences vary greatly with emphasis on artists such as : Radiohead, The Beatles, Beck, The Arcade Fire,The Flaming Lips, Wilco, and plenty more.
Genre: Rock: College Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Bottom Of The Sea
4:34 $0.99
2. Paradise
4:16 $0.99
3. We Don't Grow Up
4:19 $0.99
4. Jewelry
3:05 $0.99
5. How My Story Started (And Why It's Never Ending)
5:29 $0.99
6. A Sunken Ship
1:54 $0.99
7. Sleepwalking
5:06 $0.99
8. Something Special
3:33 $0.99
9. Sail! Sail! Sail!
6:21 $0.99
10. Confident
2:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
Since 2004, The Tramlines have been creating music that seamlessly links elements of country, shoegaze, experimental, jazz, and post-rock without ever losing sight of their indie-rock foundation. The band's unique approach to songwriting offers the listener not only immediate hooks, but also layer upon layer of intricate detail. In concert , The Tramlines have an uncanny ability to instantly grab audiences and hold on to them long after their time on stage is through.

The Tramlines' signature sound is borne of dynamic crescendos contrasted against melodies gleaned from years of FM radio; their melodies are vacationers on a beach, their rhythms are a fast-approaching storm. This unsettling atmosphere is created using guitars, organs, pianos, mandolins, and various other sounds that blend to create a beautiful, forceful energy that only these five people could create, but willingly let everyone else experience.

In Early 2005, The Tramlines independently released an EP entitled I Have a Vision. The EP was an early indication of how the band conceived the so-called "pop song", and it left fans eagerly awaiting a full length album.

After two years filled with live shows and rigorous recording sessions, The Tramlines finally delivered their first full-length, The Bottom of the Sea, on February 21st , 2007. The album evokes a weathered sailor strumming an acoustic guitar whilst a hurricane batters his beloved ship; a turbulent trip through a range of human emotions, all the while accompanied by an orchestra of ghosts who want nothing more than to feel those emotions again.



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Jason Bracelin

SOUNDING OFF: Tramlines CD proves seaworthy
The Tramlines, "The Bottom of the Sea" (

The nautical theme interwoven through "The Bottom of the Sea" makes sense: This album is as roiling and topsy-turvy as oceanic waters.

Multihued indie rock that's by turns driving and delicate, "Sea" benefits from three guitarists crafting swelling pockets of drama and dissonance.

The songs here are constantly pivoting in new directions: "Jewelry," for instance, starts as a plaintive acoustic daydream, then the guitars kick in, and the track starts to rumble like an angry fault line.

There are plenty of other compelling moments, such as the pretty, kaleidoscopic swing of "How My Story Started (And Why It's Never Ending)" and the haunting, violin-laced "A Sunken Ship," making this ship far more seaworthy than its title suggests.

Beverly Bryan

"The Tramlines' full length debut easily sails above the local rock rabble..."
The Tramlines' full length debut easily sails above the local rock rabble just by being in touch with current music. The band's teenage members display encyclopedic knowledge of indie rock past and present and synthesize their own sound from it. This is good because their studiousness pays off in fine moments of Decemberists/Black Heart Procession-style baroque fatigue, where the whole song appears to be sighing like it knows what war-torn year this is. But so much of the album sounds like a project for an AP course in independent music. They're doing everything right: the touch of psychedelia, the pensive lyrics. But urgency, together with sophistication, made indie rock the style to study. And a desperate need to articulate something or do something new is what gave the broken voices, awkward clangings and reelings of their influences beauty and strength. When The Tramlines learn to fuck it up a little, they'll be a dangerous, mature force.