Mixtape: Sea Wolf, "Song Spells, No. 1: Cedarsmoke"

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In the fall of 2013, Alex Brown Church reached out to fans via Kickstarter for help.

"I’m suuuper excited to share with you the possibility of creating a very special, very unusual, Sea Wolf album that I’d like to do just for you," Church, frontman for SoCal indie band Sea Wolf, wrote on his Kickstarter campaign page. "People have been asking me to do a more stripped down album for years, and now that I've officially fulfilled my label contract, and until I decide on a home for the next official Sea Wolf album, I can do ANYTHING I want. And what I want to do is make this album!"

Church received more than his ask, and he must have put all the funds to good use because the result, Song Spells, No. 1: Cedarsmoke, is a collection of 10 utterly exquisite, evocative tracks. With the inclusion of a couple of instrumentals, it's not hard to imagine a film being built around Song Spells instead of the other way around.

Song Spells is available on Spotify Tuesday, July 8, and on other streaming services and at seawolfmusic.com Tuesday, July 15. "Bergamot Morning" from Song Spells is still available for streaming on Church's Kickstarter page