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CD RELEASE w/UME, The Jonx, and DJ Under Warranty
HOUSTON PRESS MUSIC AWARDS SHOWCASE - 9pm Notsuoh
TWOTENNANNY - Sharks and Sailors will be performing as The Police
All Static 7" review on SCR: http://t.co/xk1fh7Ra
“Builds Brand New is one hell of a record…albums like this one—intelligent, creative, daring—are a rare find. It's an album that demands your attention from start to finish because you rarely know where it’s headed next.”
“In just 10 tracks, here they do dreamy grunge, distorted rock, twisting pop, and soar close to post-rock bliss as well. Diverse then, but pretty damn good too.”
“The male/female vocal interaction between Melissa Lonchambon and Michael Rollin is another trait I like about Sharks And Sailors. It all helps to make “Builds Brand New” a very dynamic album that’s accessible enough to get into straight away but will taken a couple of listens to fully sink in.”
“Builds Brand New is an accomplished record…All intensity and blunt edges that are cut through with dreamy choruses… with anthemic riffs that dissolve into ambient textures...that ebb and flow like a symphony.”
“..you'll hear a striking resemblance to pre-rockstar Nirvana...the noise this band makes is definitely potent. Just wait for the groovy breakdown that comes three minutes into Terminal Lesson or the non stop pushing power of Fix Your Radar. It's almost spooky how moving this indie disc really is.”
“They change time signatures, rhythms, tempos, and entire moods of songs with ease, bringing together their signature hard-hitting chugs and hammering on their guitars, with post rock wanderings…It shouldn’t be too long before a label sees sense and snaps them up…I would.”
“The title tracks taps and gently twists and turns like Minus The Bear, and 'Condor' soars close to post-rock bliss, 'Metes And Bounds’ is made of enough lurching psychedelia to weird out any fan of Coldplay forever, and the spiky superfuzz of ‘Rickshaw’ will rip any such genre trap to bits”
“The very fiber of Builds Brand New is built around these opposites, contrasts if you will, that are the texture of the music: sweet melodies versus grating noise, ambient fluidity versus sharp angles, technical skill versus emotional release…spinning around the Taoist center of the overall album.”
“I don’t think I’ve heard a record for quite awhile that is as two sided as the debut Builds Brand New from Houston, TX’s Sharks and Sailors. It’s a solid debut that covers a lot of ground in its ten songs and certainly leaves the door open for unexpected developments with future material.”
“The shared vocal duties of Melissa Lonchambon & Michael Rollin, give an almost calming vibe to the slightly chaotic and spacey tones of the music itself, I can see this band rolling with the Hydrahead type bands and being very successful-Someone sign them and get them in the studio with Steve Albini”
“S&S have watched Houston change over the years, and Builds Brand New chronicles their observations...when instant gratification seems to be society's default setting — whether in music, architecture, etc — it's refreshing to see there are people willing to take the time to get things just right”
“What Sharks and Sailors do is meld sweeping, atmospheric-yet-heavy guitars with intricately shifting math-rock, traversing that heretofore undiscovered middle ground between post-punk bands like Edsel, Arcwelder, or late-period Jawbox and instro-metallists like Pelican or Isis.”
“Perhaps no other Houston band can contrast moods, styles, and rhythms—or shift from one beat to another—as impressively as indie rock trio Sharks and Sailors. On their first full-length, Builds Brand New, the band quickly earns the buzz that’s been surrounding the band since their 2006 debut”
“The band is actually one of the most odd and original constructs to arise from Houston’s music scene - combining elements of metal, indie rock, and prog into a sophisticated machine like no other.”
“S&S has a sound, which is laden with a combination of screeching guitars and those that provide a warmer backdrop, anchored by the hard hitting Woodward. Where Builds Brand New really shines is in its sequencing. Every song shakes hands with the next in a convincing testament to good album flow.”
“The tracks on Builds Brand New alternately swoon and stomp, guitars roaring one second and working a delicate prog-rock pattern the next, drums like the hand of God smacking down in time, the whole thing coming off like the turbulent soundtrack to a deep-sea rescue on The Discovery Channel.”
“Their new album, Builds Brand New, employs smooth melodic pop elements (Thrill), jarring time signatures (Fix Your Radar), and lovely psychedelic shoegaze (Condor).”
"indie-prog outfit Sharks and Sailors' self-titled 2006 EP was one of the year's sleeper hits...that recalls the finer moments of Don Caballero and Maserati. Demos for the full-length debut, however, point toward with lucid, dreamlike guitar splashing against almost atmospheric vocals."
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