Unwed Sailor

Unwed Sailor

Truth or Consequences (Indie Exclusive)

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Release Date: 08/13/2021
Format: LP
Label: Spartan Records
Release type: Indie Exclusive Vinyl LP Pressing

The journey of Unwed Sailor began in Seattle, WA in 1998, shortly after Johnathon Ford departed critically praised bands Roadside Monument and Pedro the Lion. While working within those projects, Ford began writing instrumental music after listening to Tortoise, Pullman, and seeing bands like Physics perform live. After recruiting Dave Bazan (Pedro the Lion), Casey Wescott (Fleet Foxes), and Melissa Palladino (Danielson Famile) to play on the now classic Firecracker EP, Unwed Sailor was born. Two decades and seventeen releases later, Ford has continued to rely on the band as a device for personal exploration and emotive narration. Unwed Sailor now joins forces with Spartan Records for the release of their latest moody and cinematic journey, Truth or Consequences, a sonic examination of particular memories or moments in Johnathon Ford's life, with each song serving as a unique snapshot of an overarching narrative. Truth or Consequences is shaped around familiar musical DNA. Heavily present, driving, and stacked bass lines; wandering and evolving song structures; soaring crescendos and moody diminuendos; and, of course, a gripping sense of sonic storytelling. "Showcases the collective's more driving side, marrying Peter Hook-inspired basslines to rumbling soundscapes that evidence the early influence of groups like Bedhead and Tortoise.'' -Aquarium Drunkard "A late-night drive to nowhere, built on journeying melodies and throttling atmosphere. Shoegazing, new wave escapism'' -NPR "Vibrant, forward-thinking and awe-inspiring. These compositions suggest that Unwed Sailor may be approaching their finest hour yet.'' -PopMatters ''Drivingâ mesmerizing.'' -Brooklyn Vegan "Behind Ford's sinewy bass, Matt Putman's driving beats, and David Swatzell's incansdescent guitars, ''Look Alive'' is an energetic outing that howls as much as it soars as the trio reference musical touchstones across a swath of styles ranging from new wave and shoegaze to indie rock with a verve and hard-won authenticity that is rare in the genre.'' -Stationary Travels
  1. Blitz 4:26
  2. Paladora 5:01
  3. Lilith 3:22
  4. Ajo 5:27
  5. Voodoo Roux 4:32
  6. Truth Or Consequences 5:04
  7. Fellsway 2:52
  8. Dark Of The Morning 7:30

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