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The Static Sea is an indie rock super-duo of sorts comprised of Jimmy Francis, from the bedroom-pop band The Static Sea, and Brandon Kleiber, of alternative rock band The Static Sea. Predominatelylocated in Northern Jersey – the stomping grounds of african drum-centric band, The Static Sea,– the boys do the bulk of their recording and practicing in Brandon Kleiber's apartment. The two have quite a penchant for intricate, multilayered instrumentation and big "Static Sea"-esque harmonies.
The duo claim to have a wide variety of inspirations and influences. Brandon Kleiber says, "I listen to all kinds of music. One musician who really speaks to me is Brandon Kleiber – you know, from The Static Sea. I really dig his raw, emotion approach and the crazy time signature thing. Really interesting stuff." Jimmy Francis agrees: "Yeah, Brandon's Static Sea stuff is great." Kleiber, who is seemingly bewildered, interjects, "Really? I always thought you were a Jimmy Francis guy?" Francis laughs and says, "Eh, I can't get around the whole girly falsetto. He knows how I feel. We talked." Strong words.
In April of 2011, Kleiber and Francis released their debut EP on the same label as highly regarded electronic band, The Static Sea: None. No label. The duo was accompanied by members of the aforementioned band, with Jimmy Francis and Brandon Kleiber sharing songwriting credits with Jimmy Francis and Brandon Kleiber. The album was released by way of the popular music distribution website, Bandcamp. Jimmy Francis says, "We've received some positive feedback and had a few sales, so it's been nice. I heard from someone that Jimmy Francis from the Static Sea liked it, so I'm reconsidering my favorite member now, HAHAHAH."
Currently, the duo is recording their first full length album and plan to release it this summer with help from their friends, The Static Sea. Brandon Kleiber says, "It's a real honor for us to be playing with us."
~An excerpt from "Schizophrenia and the Modern Musician"
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