Thursday at The Ark: U-M graduate Mira Stanley returns with The Sea the sea

THE SEA THE SEA
w/sg Anna Ash
Thursday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Featuring U-M graduate Mira Stanley

The Sea the Sea is an Upstate New York–based indie folk-pop duo-band whose 2014 debut release, “Love We Are We Love,” received praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and No Depression, among others, gathering nearly 10 million streams on Spotify. T Mountain Stage host Larry Groce calls them “ready to take their place among the best young male/female duos now performing.”

Their 2016 release, the six-song EP “In the Altogether, “recently earned features by Apple Music including Best of the Week and A-List Singer/Songwriter. The duo takes its name from the ancient Greek motto (from The Exploits of Xenophon) that also supplied the name of Iris Murdoch’s novel (which they also love). Mira Stanley, half of The Sea the Sea, is a U-M graduate who worked at Matthaei Botanical Gardens after graduating. They come to Michigan with a new release, “Into the Light.” Michigan-to-L.A. transplant songwriter Anna Ash opens.