Seepeoples [unedited] Music Review




According to Sunrise House American Addiction Treatment Facility Centers’ website, the arts and entertainment industry has the third highest overall rates of substance use from 2008 to 2012. That is 12.9% of the self-reported data from SAMHSA.

Out of that percentage, 11.5% also reported heavy use of alcohol.

9.5% of those cases were diagnosed...

At a young age, Will can remember his Dad playing the Santana III album being his earliest memories that attracted him to music, “I remember chasing the guitar parts from speaker to speaker. I don’t know why this was such a spark, but it was. The belief in the magic of music never left me since and my mind goes back to this memory every time I pull out that record.” Other inspirations include Radiohead’s album OK Computer, Will says he learned a lot about music from that one album.

Will Bradford started the band in Boston, MA in 2000, and for 11 years had seen great success. At times the band would play about 200 shows a year, opening for bands like Presidents of the USA, Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, and many more. According to an article from The Maine Edge, Will and his band members were forced to put a very sudden stop to Seepeoples. Constant touring brought on a cluster of problems for the band, which ultimately resulted in all members suffering from some sort of drug abuse. Will found himself slipping deeper than anyone, commenting that he “went to a dark place. Some call it heroin/crack island… I called it home. But I’m just thankful I remembered to bring my guitar with me.” Seeing the concern he was raising for his family, Will decided to go into rehab.

In July 2015, Seepeoples returned from their hiatus with Dead Souls Sessions, and the band have come out with various other singles and EPs leading up to their most recent release, Blink.

SeepeopleS fans are a small group of weirdos, libtards, nihilists, anarchists, drug addicts, convicts, artists, and other musicians especially. Anti-Genre Anarchist pop music isn’t for everyone, so as small of a group as our fan base may be, their loyalty is second to none. Honestly, after 20 years on the road, at this point I consider them ‘friends’ and not ‘fans.

Will Bradford (8/2/2020)

Listening to Seepeople is like listening to your whole Spotify music library on shuffle, you never know what you’ll get.

Shuffling such a random amount of music can be very bittersweet. Depending on your mood you might want the variety, but other times you absolutely hate it and instinctively turn on a playlist that fits what you want to hear.

That’s how labels see music, whatever fits what you want. You meaning the masses of people who generally like listening to one genre.

But that’s not exactly how experimental music projects work… You need to be open-minded, and that’s exactly what I did when taking on this review…

As a result, I actually liked what I heard. If you want to check out my thoughts, see my ratings all the way below the article.

I’ve been so lucky to record and play music with so many of my heroes, and even luckier that I get to call many of them my close friends now. I am truly blessed!


So what is next for Seepeoples? The band is currently recording at Chillhouse Studios in Boston MA with long time co-producer Will Holland (Pixies, and Dead Can Dance). The album was slated for a late fall 2020 release in conjunction with the band’s 20th anniversary, but that has been postponed till 2021 along with the album release tour, due to the coronavirus. With many other musicians contributing to Field Guide For Survival in this Dying World, the album will be released through RascalZRecordZ.

Additionally, Will tells me that he is “also thrilled to announce that Pete List, the renown animator best known for his work on Celebrity Death Match / MTV, is doing another video for us. He was the animator and director of the ‘New American Dream’ video that was banned by Facebook / Instagram. I’ve seen some clips already and the video is stunning! Hopefully, this one won’t get banned.”

Seepeoples will continue to make music that defies any expectations. Will comments, “earlier in my career, the band took some meetings with some labels and management companies, and they always said the same thing, ‘focus on one kind of music,’ this is ‘impossible to sell.’  Every time I kept hearing that, it just made me want to, of course, do the exact opposite.  I started SeepeopleS as a musical project that I would never have to put walls around it, confine it, or essentially be restricted in any way.”

Keep a close eye on all the links provided below to make sure you don’t miss anything!

I would like to thank Will Bradford for keeping in touch leading up to this article, and I hope to meet him in the city in the near future!

Seepeoples links:

Unedited Music Blog links:

Hope everyone has a great week, and remember to respect other people and stay safe. If you feel sick then stay home, and/or if you go into public remember to follow your local public health/safety guidelines!

Blink by Seepeoples (2020) [Credit: Andrea Georgas]

Overall: 4.7/5

Blink: 4.8/5

The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill: 4/5

Hate: 4.6/5

Love: 4.8/5

Dead Souls Sessions: 4.5/5

Top Song: Fall in Rome (2015)

The Elovaters [unedited] Music Review

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Something about The Elovaters is relaxed and welcoming, and something like having their music in the background that lightens the room. Meridian, Live By Day, and all the songs that they’ve released and probably will be releasing reflect their personalities, attitude towards life, and overall likeness. This is a beautiful quality they all share and one that all people should aim for. I guess that’s also what I hoped musicians would strive to be like to their fans, open and welcoming.

After changing their name from the Cornerstone to the Elovaters and releasing their debut album the boys from Cape Cod area were seeing success early. But then on October 26th, 2018 they shot up to #1 spot in the Billboard and iTunes reggae charts with their second album called Defy Gravity. Two months following their rise the album was voted Album of the Year in 2018 by Surf Roots TV & Radio. They have since played at the Levitate Music Festival (2018 and 2019), Sugarloaf Reggae Festival (2018 and 2019), and many other locations across America. They have also opened for Of Good Nature, Sun-Dried Vibes, Badfish, and just finished touring with Stick Figure in April. I had the chance to interview Jackson Wetherbee who is the vocalist for the Elovaters on Thursday March 28th, 2019 before they played an acoustic set at Medusa Brewing Company in Hudson, MA where they released their very own craft beer called The Elovater (the official link to get your own can will be coming as soon as I can get a link!).

¨I will say that I generally write all my songs late at night. I’ll come home from a gig, I’m a night owl and I’ll stay up till like 3:30 some nights to like 4 in the morning and I just kind of sit at my table. I’ll have Netflix on or whatever be answering emails and I’ll have my acoustic guitar with me. It’s just in those moments I find it to be very spiritual like just the complete and utter silence.¨

-Jackson Wetherbee (vocalist for The Elovaters) [3/28/2019]

¨To be honest with you, what inspired me to start writing music was just other music. When I was younger I got really into Slightly Stoopid and I loved the Live & Direct: Acoustic Roots album. I also really got into Jack Johnson and Dispatch. And so it was kind of like all those culminated together,¨ Jackson tells me. The lead singer goes on to tell me about how he taught himself to learn songs through acoustic and stripped down versions because it was easier to digest. ¨I liked the way that Jack Johnson kind of did that. The Acoustic Roots album (by Slightly Stoopid) was just so mind blowing to me because it was so simple just two acoustic guitars and vocals but it still captured the whole entire feel of a whole band reggae,¨ he tells me. He usually writes about general life events and experiences, with occasional ideas for songs too. Jackson tells me heś grateful for all the success and fan support, but does say he believes they are still growing. ¨We have a very dedicated set of fans and it’s almost like they’re sticky. And it’s like they’re floating through life and then they accidentally touch someone else that like into the music and then they are stuck together for life. And then the amoeba just keeps growing and growing and growing and inflating. And it’s all just love. Our online presence is growing and everybody is giving us just tons of love. There’s no bad vibes with anybody, and we’re really really grateful.¨

¨I was always extremely heavily into the Beatles. I have actually toured through Europe and Liverpool. That was the whole reason I even went to Europe was just to go check out the whole Beatles excursion.¨

-Jackson Wetherbee

I really enjoy basically all of the Elovaters songs, but I would have to say most of the songs are from Defy Gravity. What makes a good Elovaters song has to be the good vibes along with eclectic guitar/drums riffs. Meridian is their top song on Spotify with over 150k streams, but So Many Reasons (2018) has the most streams with over 300k streams. Jackson enjoys playing Gonna Shine from the Defy Gravity album (2018), and his favorite song heś working on is Nostalgia. At the end of the day, basically any Elovaters song is a good song so far because I have yet to find one that I generally do not like. Reggae also is growing on me fast, and I will have to thank The Elovaters and Of Good Nature for that…

¨We definitely don’t want to ever be a stagnant band that just kind of is a one trick pony. We definitely want to grow, which I’m sure every band wants to do that. For us, we want to keep writing better music. We want to just be deeper.¨


The guys are currently touring on their new tour bus… A LOT. After finishing their tour with Stick Figure they are going to be ¨home for three weeks and then we drive all the way back up to California for probably two or three weeks then again we’re home. We’re probably gonna be going back out in August to the west coast and the west side of the middle of America and we’re going to try and probably re-hit a lot of the markets we already played.¨ After that they will be releasing singles with a few bands, and probably another album later this year or next year. ¨I think with every album you make you increase the focus like the Kings of Leon fourth album. The fourth Kings of Leon album (with Sex is on Fire and like Revelry in Manhattan) they were increasing their focus on each album until finally their focus was perfect. And I will say that once our focus gets to somewhere where I’m really happy with it I don’t want to stray extremely off the beaten path,¨ says Jackson.

I would sincerely like to thank the guys from the Elovaters for keeping me in touch, and I really can’t wait for the next time we meet! You can listen to their amazing collection of music on Spotify, and stay updated on how they´re doing on Facebook and Instagram. If you want to see what I think of their future releases please go like me on Facebook and Instagram for updates! Have a fantastic day!!!

Defy Gravity (album)
Defy Gravity (2018) by The Elovaters

Overall: 4.8/5

Defy Gravity: 5/5

The Cornerstone: 4.5/5

Top Song: Meridian (2018)