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Josh Cool of the Uncertain Sea on growing up in Wyoming and his band's amicable split

The Uncertain Sea somehow managed to bring together a touch of math rock or prog with splintery post-punk and '90s emo and made it compelling -- think something like Mission of Burma with a country bent, written by people who grew up hearing stuff like Sunny Day Real Estate with a touch of Codeine's gift for using space. The dark jangle of Television haunted the nakedly emotive songs that appeared on the group's sole EP.

See also: The Uncertain Sea (final show) at Larimer Lounge, 11/29/12

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.