Monday, December 03, 2007

SEA OF CORTEZ


Here is a relatively obscure emo/screamo gem. Hailing from Arizona, Sea Of Cortez released this full length in 1998 on Ohio based Voice of the Sky records. For fans of of Engine Down, 400 years, Maximum Colby, Sleepytime Trio, Moonraker, Unwound, and Ordination of Aaron. Highly recommended! If anyone else has anymore info or photos of this band please share it in the comments.


SEA OF CORTEZ - "Age of Anxiety"
http://www.mediafire.com/?71xnn10zsfi

13 comments:

sweet baby jaysus said...

nick, thanks so much for this. I remember reading their name in magazines years ago and always wanting to hear what they sounded like (i was and still am a huge promise ring fan and always considered that their name suggested they were too, but from your description it almost sounds like i was totally wrong), i guess now i finally have a chance. again thanks!
btw, when did you change your blogs name?
now i gotta go change the link.

Damn Those Blood Suckers said...

I know what you mean. I had seen an ad for them in HeartattaCk and thought they would sound like The Promise Ring due to their name. Their sound is more in the early Lovitt Records vein though. Totally worth checking out. Let me know what you think.
I did change the blog name. I thought the new one was more fitting after having some conversations with people over file sharing. I added you blog to my links. You post some really great stuff.

Anonymous said...

I live in AZ, I may know a little bit about this band.
Does the CD have the first names of the band members? I just want to confirm I am thinking of the right guys.

blend77 said...

dude.. nice one, you just namedropped all of my favorite hardcore bands... this should be a sure winner...

thanks a ton!

Damn Those Blood Suckers said...

The names in the CD say :

a.j. tamura : bass/vocals
paul thompson - guitar/vocals
jeff wright - drums/vocals

do any of those ring a bell? id love to know more about this band.

Wilhelm said...

dafd

Wilhelm said...

This is the guy that asked for the band members names,
Yeah I remember those guys, Not sure what Happened to AJ or Paul, But Jeff went on to play in a band called Death of Marat.
Death Of Marat had at least on CD, put out buy the guy that does Skyscraper Magazine.
Before Sea of Cortez I think Jeff may have done a 7" with another guy in the Death of Marat called "The Mars Observer Mission"

Wilhelm said...

Looks like someone put up a Death Of Marat Mypsace
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=84358095

Damn Those Blood Suckers said...

awesome. thanks for the info. do you happen to have that Death Of Marat cd?

wilhelm said...

No I don't their CD, the next time I go to one of the local record stores I'll look for a used copy.

Anonymous said...

I know very little about this band, but here is what I do know:

They were from Arizona, and were on the label Voice of the Sky which only put out a handful of records, including this CD, a Sea of Cortez 7", a 7" and LP by Ambassador 990, a Behead the Prophet/Thrones split 7", and a Silver Scooter 7".

I saw Sea of Cortez and Ambassador 990 play at the Velvet Elvis in 1997 or 1998. They were on a bill with... Thrones and Behead the Prophet, I think... Maybe it was the Bloodbrothers, I can't remember... At the show I bought the Sea of Cortez CD, which has since been misplaced in a move, and I have been looking for it on eBay ever since...

I was corresponding with an old h/c kid in San Diego who says that at least one of the folks from this band lives around SD now. The guy I was corresponding with is also considering reissuing this CD, and other VotS releases, in a small run.

Hope that helps, somewhat.

Andy (Bklyn)

alvin said...

Hi there this is A.J. from Sea of Cortez. If you need any info on SOC let me know.There are other bands around these days with a similar name.We all still live in DWNTWN Phx.However, we do frequent the coasts.I have some live recordings of our last show and some other self released 7"s and EP's. Thanks's for the nice comments.I am currently doing a project called the Great Mutation, Jef is in a band called Colorstore and another called Other Voices.
P.S. As for the name...Steinbeck.

Ashley said...

Hey AJ, if you have any of the old Sea Of Cortez releases or any of the VOTS stuff I would be interested...hit me up via email @ dtonbass at gmail.com