Ethereal Sea is a Rock n’ Roll band already well on their way to becoming renowned musicians. Founded in late 2017 in La Center, Washington, their first two West Coast tours launched less than a year later, in support of their debut album, A Universe Far From Ours. The early summer of 2018 brought them to acclaimed venues like The Ritz in San Jose, California, and the legendary Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood. The track High On You,
Their second tour in late August 2018 found the band in even more notable venues, with performances at El Corazón in Seattle, Muldoon’s in Long Beach, Cooper’s Tavern in Nevada City, and Winter Tavern in Pacifica. The band ended the year with a bang, taking the stage for a smokin’ hot show at the infamous Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon.
The band Etheral Sea states, «Flooding your ears with muddy riffs, bong rips and soggy pine needles. Gotta love the Pacific Northwest».
Inspired by the smashing success of their first year on the road, the band constructed their own studio in 2019 and recorded their latest release, Forgotten Memories of Tomorrow. Newest members Richard Boone (drums) and Walter Hansen (keys) joined the remaining founding members, Dustin Bartee (guitar and vocals) and Cole Johnson (bass), in the studio.
The new lineup composed an album many consider to be smooth, sexy, and easy on the ears, while staying true to their rock ‘n’ roll roots with rippin’ hooks and heavy beats. Inspired by classic ‘70s heavyweights like Deep Purple and Pink Floyd, ‘90s rock icons like Kyuss and Soundgarden, and modern powerhouses like Rival Sons, Audioslave, and Queens Of The Stone Age, Ethereal Sea weaves together a genre-bending sound like no other. The track Mind Island,
During the writing and recording process in 2019, Ethereal Sea sustained their momentum with performances throughout the Pacific Northwest. Determined to promote themselves and the resurgence of the fuzzy hard rock scene, they arranged multiple shows and festivals with line-ups packed to the brim with their most popular contemporaries in the genre. The track Ocean,
Their tenacity paid off when the band signed to Glory or Death Records out of San Diego, and on May 8, 2020, Forgotten Memories Oor Tomorrow dropped on Bandcamp. Their first tour in support of the album will include dates in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. They are currently writing their third album, and plan to release new material before the end of 2020.
Line-up: Dustin Bartee – Guitar, Vox, Richard Boone – Drums, Cole Johnson – Bass and Walter Hansen – Keys.