Unwed Sailor

Truth or Consquences

Regular price $22.00

“Truth or Consequences is poignant and poised, intimate but ambitious in its pursuit of connection.” - Under the Radar Magazine


“compelling instrumental rock, but this time they sound like they're pulling from the jangle pop of The Smiths and the breezier moments of The Cure.”
- Brooklyn Vegan

“ its latest moody and cinematic journey” - Ghettoblaster Magazine

“for 17 years, Unwed Sailor has been his creative outlet to embrace, confront or run away from the past. So it’s cool to hear Johnathon revisit old modes with wisdom baked in” - Vikings Choice

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. 

Vinyl:  Second pressing limited to 300 copies
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Full color jacket printed on uncoated stock with full-color printed innersleeve.

Digital edition also available via Bandcamp.