The Silver Seas
, formerly The Bees (U.S.), are a pop-rock band from Nashville, Tennessee
, that formed when producer Jason Lehning met singer-songwriter Daniel Tashian, son of Barry and Holly Tashian
. The band toured as an opening act for Guster
in 2004 after the independent release of their debut album
, Starry Gazey Pie
. Their follow-up, High Society
, appeared in early 2006.
On May 2, 2007, it was announced that The Bees had signed to the Los Angeles
-based label Cheap Lullaby, which intended to reissue High Society
. However, copyright issues, namely that a UK
band were also using the name The Bees
(they're known as A Band of Bees in the States), forced Nashville's Bees to change their moniker, hence The Silver Seas. Under this new name, Cheap Lullaby reissued High Society
on October 9, 2007.
The Silver Seas have received high marks from the media: Metromix gave High Society
a "Pick" rating and mentioned that they had the reputation as "one of the best unsigned bands in their hometown of Nashville," and magazine Performing Songwriter
said of High Society
that the band had "made the catchiest album of the year". High Society
was also nominated at the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards
for best pop/rock album of the year.
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