The fresh-faced players in Brothers at Sea better start thinking about quitting their day jobs, that is, if any of them have even started them yet. All five of the Orange County, CA musicians are under 20, but have more-than perfected their blend of uplifting, buoyant, guitar-driven melodies at a time most of us would be stressing neck deep in how to understand college life, all-nighters and the wealth of newly-afforded freedom that comes with it all. Forming BAS back in April of 2009, this quintet has already surpassed 25,000 song downloads on their debut This Is A Redemption Melody EP, that’s been heartily compared to The Fray, Switchfoot, and Jimmy Eat World. It might be worth a mention here that BAS have never played a show outside of their native CA. Truth be told, Redemption Melody’s production (thanks to ZenSeven’s Kyle Black) harks at something greater than simply just shooting-for-the-stars territory. Brothers At Sea are by no means your local basement band peddling hand-screened tee-shirts and CD-R demos; the music on focus tracks “For Being Brave” and “The Atlantic” are huge, elevating numbers that remind us of a musical force well beyond these young player’s years. “It felt like the record was the one we had been waiting to release since we started” comments drummer Hayden Coplen.
“This band is ridiculously good. People need to check them out now”- Absolute Punk
“Brothers at Sea could hardly have titled their debut EP more appropriately — “This Is a Redemption Melody” offers five songs of buoyant melodies, surging guitars and amped-up earnestness that recalls Jimmy Eat World’s “Clarity”.” -Kevin Bronson, Buzzbands.La
“This Is A Redemption Melody is an intriguing and powerful bit of music that proves that these guys are aptly capable of backing up their claim at creating something bigger than themselves…Where as many young bands struggle to find their sound in the first couple trips to the studio, Brothers At Sea sounds as if they’ve been making albums for 20 years.”- Stereo Subversion
“(Brothers at Sea) is a young group with the potential to make a major impact…This is extremely radio-friendly material”- Hits Daily Double