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.
4. Voodoo Roux
6. Truth or Consequences
8. Dark of the Morning
First vinyl pressing limited to 500 copies:
• Truth (Blue, Gold and White Swirl with Neon Orange Splatter) (200)
• Consequences (Gold with Orange + Blue Stripes) (100)
• Transparent Orange (100)
• Baby Blue (100)
Full colour jacket printed on uncoated stock with full-colour printed inner sleeve.
Second pressing limited to 300 copies:
• Blitz (Transparent Red / Clear Half and Half with Red, Gold, and White Splatter) (100)
• Ajo (Dark Green and Silver Pinwheel) (100)
• Lilith (Hot Pink with Baby Pink Butterfly Wings and White Splatter) (100)
Full color jacket printed on uncoated stock with full-color printed innersleeve.