RIYL: Tortoise, Physics, Roadside Monument, Pedro the Lion
Label: Spartan Records
From Spartan Records:
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 classicÂ 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,Â 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.Â Truth or ConsequencesÂ 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.
One of the four variants from Spartan Records has already sold out, but you still get a crack at the gorgeous multi-colored splatter limited to 200 copies.Â The transparent orange and blue variants are limited to a mere 100 copies a piece, so I wouldn’t wait around for long! Check out their first single Blitz below and pick your poison after the ‘buy’ link.
First pressing limited to 500 copies:
â€˘ Truth (Blue, Gold and White Swirl with Neon Orange Splatter) (200)
â€˘ Consequences (Gold with Orange + Blue Stripes) (100) - SOLD OUT
â€˘ Transparent Orange (100)
â€˘ Baby Blue (100)
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive