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SEA RAY

'Stars at Noon' 20th Anniversary LP.
Remastered in 2023 and on vinyl for the first time ever.

To celebrate the album turning 20, we released a brand new, limited edition vinyl package, lovingly remastered by the legendary Fred Kevorkian and pressed on beautiful green vinyl.

The record is out now and you can Order yours today.

“STRIPMINE SKYLINE”
THE NEW SINGLE
OUT NOW ON ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS

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Stripmine Skyline

2023, Bodan Kuma Records
Produced by Sea Ray and mixed by Peter Katis.

Single

Lashes

2023, Bodan Kuma Records
Produced by Sea Ray and mixed by Peter Katis.

Single

Stars at Noon

2003, Self-Starter Foundation
Produced and mixed by Peter Katis and Pete Min.

Tracks: Sister Gone | Revelry | Quiver | Stray Dog's Got It Made | Lalaland | Swear To Your Face | Nicholas Ray | Forge Utopia | Hall Of Fame

EP 1

1999, self-released
Produced by Tobin Sprout. Additional recording and mixing by Peter Katis.

bury me so i can live | la la land | nicholas ray | don't let the night come between us | fred exley

LP 1

1997, self-released

ballad of billy gates | forget i asked | stray dog's got it made | opposite kids | arrow boy | hall of fame | i'm in orbit | public relations | keep her away | meet your match | powerless

Live at KEXP, Vol. 1

2005, Compilation, KEXP Seattle

"revelry" - recorded live at kexp 3/22/04. other artists on the compilation: the shins, the stills, belle & sebastian, ben lee, alexi murdoch, sonic youth, citizen cope, air, the flaming lips, joseph arthur, my morning jacket, snow patrol, rilo kiley, ben gibbard

NY, The Next Wave

2003, Compilation, Kanine Records

"revelry" featured on the compilation. Other artists on the cd: stellastarr*, elefant, aerial love feed, the fever, mommy and daddy, and more.

BIO

Anne Brewster - cello
Colin Brooks - drums
I-Huei Go - bass
Jeff Sheinkopf - keyboards
Jordan Warner - vocals, guitar
Greg Zinman - guitar

Sea Ray materialized from the depths of a Brooklyn basement in 1997, inspired by echoes of classic psychedelia, '90s shoegaze, space rock, the British Invasion, and the spring-coil reverbs in their amps. Over time, the band's instrumentation grew to include cello, electric piano and synthesizers, turning Sea Ray into a small chamber rock group with a dense, layered, moody sound.

After recording a self-released debut album in 1997, Sea Ray released a follow-up EP in 1999, with the help of producers Tobin Sprout (Guided by Voices) and Peter Katis (Death Cab for Cutie, The National, Interpol). In 2003, the band released their highly acclaimed sophomore album, Stars at Noon on esteemed NYC indie label The Self-Starter Foundation. Produced by Katis and Pete Min (Longwave), the album was an instant college and indie radio staple, receiving heavy airplay on stations like Seattle’s KEXP, LA’s KCRW, and Ohio’s legendary WOXY (where it reached number one), and garnering rave reviews around the world. Rolling Stone called it "a gorgeous, bursting collection of rock songs," while Time Out NY hailed its "heart-stopping melodic beauty."

Following extensive touring with artists such as The Church, The Stills, Longwave, and Metric, as well as dates with the Walkmen, Interpol, the New Pornographers, and Yo La Tengo, the band went on indefinite hiatus in 2005.

2023 saw the band return with the release of a 20th Anniversary vinyl reissue of Stars at Noon, lovingly remastered by Fred Kevorkian and featuring gorgeous expanded artwork and striking green vinyl, two newly-recorded tracks, and a triumphant return to the stage with a reunion show in NYC in December to celebrate the release.

PRESS

“Brooklyn's Sea Ray soar, attack and inspire like birds of prey … Stars at Noon is a gorgeous, bursting collection of rock songs that are delicate and careful but still forceful and manic. enough to make even a daytime sky glitter.”

“Sea Ray has created a record that shimmers, sparkles, and downright revels in its own glorious shoegazing wash of sound. Sea Ray. Sea Ray rock. Good Sea Ray.”

“heart-stopping melodic beauty”

“An elevating, magical and dreamy pop album. A must have.
THE POP ALBUM MASTERPIECE!”

“Sea Ray will likely draw more than a few Radiohead comparisons … however, those cold English gentlemen could learn something from the warm chamber pop pillow that is Stars at Noon.”

“Easy-on-the-ears, dreamy pop”

“Sea Ray know how to build moody atmospherics certain to captivate …like if you somehow tapped into heaven with your headphones.

“A band that owes more to My Bloody Valentine and the Beach Boys than to punk-funk. Cello and keyboards join rock instruments to make good songs full of melancholy joy.
Watch them rise.”

“Combining the fragile melodies and brainy styling of Yo La Tengo with the great wash of the shoegazing era, Sea Ray crafts symphonic pop epics.”

– Magnet

“Flat-out gorgeous”

– KEXP

“as pleasurably satisying as it is un-hip (that's a good thing).”

– Village Voice

“Sea Ray's music is dense, multi-instrumental, and adventurous.”

– The New York Sun

“an expertly performed album of shifting emotions, poppy tunes that melt into darker, sometimes psychedelic, songs”

– Impact Press

“The songs are solid and moving ... just right.”

– The Big Takeover

“should make traditional indie-pop fans smile.”

– Time Out NY

“Sea Ray are one of those hard-to-classify indie-rock bands that all your friends should listen to — if only you could explain why.”

– Flavorpill

“Beautifully crafted atmospheric chamber rock. They enchant us with their intense sound, video projections, and light show.”

- Filter Magazine

“Space-rock balladry bliss … pop music with a cinematic elegance and a stargazing dreaminess. At once reflective, airy and stimulating, sparkling. Sea Ray invokes the chill of the night and the warmth of layered melody with each and every note.”

– CMJ

“Sweet and beautiful pop ... you'll be left wanting more.”

– ConcertAndCo (Paris)

“a literal sonic wall of smooth vocals, cellos and distorted guitars ... They are the unsung heroes of the NY scene.”

- HarlemLive

“... A beautiful array of cellos, xylophones, layered guitars and a crazy-as-fuck drummer. And all with colorful, trip-inducing film clips being projected behind them ... a full, wonderful wall of sound.”

- GarageDream

“Genius.”

– StartToday (Japan)

“... shimmering guitar lines and a lush, billowy production not unlike NYC faves, Luna.”

- ArtRocker.com (UK)

“sophisticated yet unpretentious.”

– Pop Matters

“Simply brilliant. Been waiting for a band like this. As soon as you hear it your eyes widen and your heart opens up. Still can't believe how good this is.”

– Crashinin.com

“Sea Ray engage the listener in a world of nocturnal guitar, verdant strings and pseudo-British inflection...this band knows how to write a damn good song.”

– Devil in the Woods Magazine

“their distinctively captivating songs deserve a wider audience.”

– concertlivewire.com

“Sea Ray rules. And their live show is stunning...you'll be whisked off into holy-shit-this-band-is-amazing land.”

- 4StarMotel.com

LIVE
Thanks to all the great bands we've played shows with over the years, including Mojave 3, The Church, Clinic, Interpol, Yo La Tengo, Jonathan Richman, American Analog Set, Broken Social Scene, The Album Leaf, Califone, The Walkmen, The Von Bondies, Girls Against Boys, Radio 4, Bettie Serveert, The Stills, Metric, Radar Bros, Earlimart, The Good Life, Azure Ray, Longwave, Remy Zero, Starlight Mints, Clem Snide, Grant Hart, New Pornographers, Ted Leo / Pharmacists, Chamber Strings, Kingsbury Manx, Of Montreal, The National, Matt Pond PA, Elefant, Wheat, Snowglobe, Heavenly States, Aspera.
A (mostly)* complete show history:
* There were others from the early years that we can't remember. If you were at one, please let us know.
2023
12/2/23
New York, NY
Knitting Factory NYC at Baker Falls (Reunion Show)
Tigers & Monkeys
2005
1/21/05
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
The Mobius Band, Say Hi To Your Mom, Challenger
2004
12/4/04
Middlebury, VT
Middlebury College
10/31/04
Charlotte, NC
The Evening Muse
Gogopilot, Mike Mitschele, John Morriss
10/30/04
Tallahassee, FL
Club Downunder
Northvia, Pocket Novel Mystery
10/29/04
Atlanta, GA
The Earl
A Fir Ju Well, Tom Collins, Selmanaires
10/28/04
Charleston, SC
Village Tavern
Dolly Dagger
10/27/04
Baltimore, MD
Talking Head
Cartel, Paul Michel
10/14/04
Bennington, VT
Bennington College
10/13/04
New York, NY
Tribeca Rock Club
Palomar, Hopewell, Tigers & Monkeys (CMJ)
10/13/04
New York, NY
Live Radio Performance At KEXP
8/21/04
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
+/-, The Mobius Band, The Everyones
7/24/04
New York, NY
East River Park
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, The Natural History, Tigers & Monkeys
7/14/04
New York, NY
Knitting Factory
The Album Leaf, The Movies
6/28/04
Ottawa, ON
Babylon
6/27/04
Toronto, ON
The Rivoli
6/27/04
London, ON
Call The Office
6/25/04
Traverse City, MI
The Loading Dock
6/24/04
Chicago, IL
Empty Bottle
Canasta, Magnus
6/23/04
Milwaukee, WI
Onopa Brewing Company
El Oso, The Inevitable End
6/22/04
Minneapolis, MN
7Th Street Entry
The Chris Danforth
6/21/04
Moorhead, MN
Ralph's Corner
June Panic, Guitarmageddon
6/20/04
Winnipeg, MB
Pyramid Cabaret
Crowned King, The Rock Band
6/19/04
Saskatoon, SK
Amigo's
No Birds
6/17/04
Calgary, AB
Broken City
A Northern Chorus, Jonathan Inc.
6/16/04
Edmonton, AB
Sidetrack Cafe
Por Nada
6/15/04
Vancouver, BC
Commodore Ballroom
The Stills, Von Bondies, Midnight Movies
6/13/04
Seattle, WA
Neumo's
The Stills
6/12/04
Portland, OR
Lola's
The Stills, Midnight Movies
6/11/04
San Francisco, CA
Hotel Utah Saloon
My Life Is On The Line, Tina Dico
6/8/04
Los Angeles, CA
Henry Fonda Theater
The Stills
6/5/04
San Diego, CA
Soma
The Stills
6/4/04
Tempe, AZ
Marquee Theater
The Stills
6/3/04
Tucson, AZ
Solar Culture
Lagoon
6/2/04
Albuquerque, NM
Launch Pad
Foma, Oktober People
6/1/04
Denver, CO
Bluebird Theater
The Stills
5/30/04
Minneapolis, MN
Fine Line Music Cafe
The Stills, Metric
5/29/04
Milwaukee, WI
The Rave
The Stills, Metric
5/28/04
Chicago, IL
The Metro
The Stills, Metric
5/27/04
Detroit, MI
St. Andrew's Hall
The Stills, Metric
5/25/04
Cleveland, OH
Grog Shop
The Stills, Metric
5/24/04
Columbus, OH
Newport Music Hall
The Stills, Metric
5/23/04
Pittsburgh, PA
Mr. Small's Theater
The Stills, Metric
5/22/04
Cincinnati, OH
Bogart's
The Stills, Metric
5/21/04
Indianapolis, IN
Birdy's
The Stills, Metric
5/20/04
Lexington, KY
The Dame
Lights Like Windows, A Fir Ju Well
5/19/04
Atlanta, GA
Cotton Club
The Stills
5/18/04
Nashville, TN
The End
Snowglobe
5/16/04
Charlotte, NC
The Room
The Gold Coast, Mike Mitschele
5/14/04
Asbury Park, NJ
The Stone Pony
The Stills, Metric
5/12/04
Washington, DC
9:30 Club
The Stills, Metric
5/11/04
New York, NY
Irving Plaza
The Stills, Metric
5/10/04
Philadelphia, PA
The Trocadero
The Stills, Metric
3/31/04
Los Angeles, CA
Spaceland
Cocorosie, The Boxing Lesson
3/30/04
San Diego, CA
Cane's
The Church
3/29/04
San Francisco, CA
Bottom Of The Hill
Crime In Choir, Continental
3/25/04
Sacramento, CA
The Roadhouse
The Church
3/23/04
Portland, OR
Dante's
The Church
3/22/04
Seattle, WA
Live Radio Performance At KEXP
3/22/04
Seattle, WA
The Crocodile Cafe
The Church
3/21/04
Salt Lake City, UT
In The Venue
The Church
3/19/04
Denver, CO
Bluebird Theater
The Church
3/17/04
Austin, TX
Buffalo Billiards (SXSW)
American Analog Set, Lucero, Dears,Vietnam
3/15/04
Kansas City, MO
The Hurricane
The Church
3/14/04
Minneapolis, MO
First Ave
The Church
3/13/04
Milwaukee, WI
Shank Hall
The Church
3/12/04
Chicago, IL
House Of Blues
The Church
3/11/04
Detroit, MI
Magic Stick
The Church
3/10/04
Buffalo, NY
Mohawk Place
Say Hi To Your Mom
3/9/04
Boston, MA
Paradise Rock Club
The Church
3/8/04
New York, NY
Bowery Ballroom
The Church
3/7/04
Annapolis, MD
Rams Head Tavern
The Church
3/6/04
Philadelphia, PA..
The Trocadero
The Church
3/5/04
Alexandria, VA
The Birchmere
The Church
2/27/04
Brooklyn, NY
Southpaw
Tenderfoot, Last Town Chorus, Challenger
2/18/04
New York, NY
Coral Room
Burnside Project, Steve Schiltz
1/22/04
New York, NY
Sin-E
Prosaics, On!Air!Library!, Mahogany, Medicine Hat
2003
12/17/03
New York, NY
Knitting Factory
American Analog Set, The Album Leaf
11/20/03
Pittsbugh, PA
Quiet Storm
The Heavenly States, The Mobius Band
11/19/03
Toledo, OH
Frankie's
The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Zimmerman Twins
11/18/03
Buffalo, NY
The Mohawk Place
The Heavenly States
11/16/03
Traverse City, MI
The Loading Dock
Answering Machine
11/15/03
Ann Arbor, MI
The Blind Pig
The Original Brothers And Sisters Of Love, Mike Boyd
11/14/03
Iowa City, IA
KRUI-FM
Live Radio Performance
11/13/03
Minneapolis, MN
Triple Rock Social Club
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Monarques
11/12/03
Minneapolis, MN
7Th Street Entry
Collapsticator, Johnny 2 Pump
11/11/03
Chicago, IL
Double Door
The Eaves, My Were They
11/10/03
New York, NY
Bowery Ballroom
Mojave 3
11/8/03
Nashville, TN
12Th & Porter
The Features, Snowglobe
11/7/03
Memphis, TN
Young Ave Deli
Snowglobe
11/5/03
Charlotte, NC
The Room
Film School
11/3/03
Washington, DC
Black Cat
Bazhena
10/22/03
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
Starlight Mints, Wheat, Josh Ritter, Robert Schneider, The Fatales, Dresden Dolls
9/28/03
New York, NY
Bowery Ballroom
Clem Snide, Califone
9/3/03
New York, NY
Sin-E
The Stills, The Fever, Blue Sparks,The Blondes
8/9/03
Fayetteville, AR
Jr's
Snowglobe, Pitty Sing,Eleni Mandell
8/8/03
Little Rock, AR
The Living Room
Snowglobe
8/7/03
Chicago, IL
Double Door
Snowglobe, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Andrew Morgan
8/6/03
Pittsburgh, PA
Quiet Storm
Matt Pond PA, Snowglobe
8/5/03
Newport, KY
Southgate House
Matt Pond PA, Snowglobe
7/20/03
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
Radar Bros., Aspera, Say Hi To Your Mom
6/19/03
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
Broken Social Scene, Orange Park, Awek
6/14/03
New York, NY
Rare
Aerial Love Feed, The Inflatablemen
5/31/03
Nashville, TN
12th + Porter
Longwave
5/30/03
Atlanta, GA
Echo Lounge
Longwave, Metroscene
5/29/03
Charlotte, NC
The Casbah At Tremont Music Hall
Longwave, Bellglide
5/28/03
Chapel Hill, NC
The Go! Lounge
Longwave
5/27/03
Arlington, VA
Iota
Longwave
5/15/03
Brookyln, NY
North Six
Blue Sparks, Mommy And Daddy, Awek,The Flesh
5/3/03
New York, NY
Bowery Ballroom
Longwave, The National
3/22/03
Hoboken, NJ
Maxwell's
Bettie Serveert, The Fly Seville
3/8/03
New York, NY
Pianos
Elefant, Shorebirds
2/15/03
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
Earlimart, PS, Awek
2002
11/3/02
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
Todd Deatherage Band, Snowglobe, Seven Nations (CMJ)
10/30/02
Brooklyn, NY
Luxx
The Hissyfits, The Fever, The Broke Revue
10/3/02
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
Longwave, Aerial Love Feed
8/15/02
Brooklyn, NY
Luxx
My Favorite, Charming
7/31/02
New York, NY
Brownies
Saturnine, Team Usa
7/13/02
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
Grant Hart, Darediablo, Landing
6/24/02
Hoboken, NJ
Maxwell's
Clinic And Radio 4
6/12/02
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
Girls Against Boys, Stereobate
5/23/02
Hoboken, NJ
Maxwells
Remy Zero
5/15/02
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
Bertrand Burgalat, A.S. Dragon, Snowglobe
4/24/02
New York, NY
Bowery Ballroom
The Church
3/8/02
New York, NY
Brownies
Elk City, Challenger, The Sprawl
2/16/02
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
The Good Life, Azure Ray
1/12/02
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
Interpol, The Astrojet
2001
12/6/01
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
The Kingsbury Manx
11/18/01
New York, NY
Bowery Ballroom
The New Pornographers, The Kingsbury Manx
10/12/01
New York, NY
Brownies (CMJ)
The Walkmen, Interpol, Zero Zero,My Favorite
10/11/01
New York, NY
Knitting Factory (CMJ)
Jonathan Richman
9/7/01
New York, NY
Brownies
Shelby, Muckafurgason, Reverse
9/6/01
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
Starlight Mints, The Comas
8/18/01
New York, NY
Mercury Lounge
Drums + Tuba, Philistines Jr, Less Pain Forever
5/25/01
New York, NY
Brownies
Ted Leo, Aspera, Skycam
4/6/01
New York, NY
Brownies
Chamber Strings, Tourist, Rocket
2/9/01
New York, NY
Brownies
Of Montreal, Elekibass, The Big Sleep
2000
03/17/00
Austin, TX
Beerland (SXSW)
Sixteen Deluxe, 7% Solution, Experimental Aircraft
2000
4/24/99
New Haven, CT
WYBC Musicfest
Yo La Tengo
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