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btv042.5 Unwed Sailor : The Faithful Anchor

Unwed Sailor
“The Faithful Anchor” (btv042.5/unwd001)
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Track listing:
1. Last Goodbyes
2. The House of Hopes…Dreams…and Wishes…
3. The Faithful Anchor
4. Our Nights
5. Golden Cities
6. Ruby’s Wishes
7. In the Presence of Thrones
8. Riddle of Stars
9. The Quiet Hour

Unwed Sailor’s current line-up consists of Johnathon Ford on bass, Nic Tse on guitar, and Matt Putman on drums. Ford and Tse worked with drummer Matt Johnson (ex-Roadside Monument) and producer Daniel Burton (Ativin, Early Day Miners) to record their full-length, The Faithful Anchor, originally released in summer 2001. With Burton’s help, the band captured its trademark melodic, instrumental energetic sound, mixing in Eno-esque ambience and adding just a hint of experimentalism. Ford adds vocals to the final track, “The Quiet Hour,” further stretching the boundaries of Unwed Sailor’s sound



btv046 Circle of Birds : s/t

Circle of Birds
“s/t” (btv046)
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Track listing:
1. Old Ironside
2. Circle of Birds
3. Good Fortune at Harbor Freight

Johnathon Ford of Unwed Sailor and Roadside Monument grew up in Broken Arrow, OK. Burnt Toast Vinyl recording artists Ester Drang also hail from the Broken Arrow/Tulsa region. Members of Ester Drang were friends with Ford before he moved to Seattle to pursue his musical endeavors, but remained in contact over the years.

Circle of Birds is a combined effort between Ford, Ester Drang, and members of OK’s country band Lasso. This self-titled release was recorded in forty-eight hours in a practice room at the University of Tulsa, capturing the improvisational efforts of all involved. The result is a spectacular instrumental ep that combines the airy, orchestrated sounds of Ester Drang with the energetic indie approach of Unwed Sailor and just a hint of cowboy inspired country aesthetic from Lasso members. The songs are highly melodic, cinematic, and fragile, serving as a snapshot of the recording session. The recordings were carefully mixed in Seattle by Pedro the Lion’s David Bazan and Johnathon Ford



btv048 Early Day Miners : Deep Harbor

Early Day Miners
“Deep Harbor” (btv048)
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Track listing:
1. Deep Harbor
2. City/State

Early Day Miners’ Deep Harbor is the second installment in the Burnt Toast Vinyl one-sided LP series. The A side features two tracks from Early Day Miners. The B side is an etching of the city seal of Bloomington, IN, the current residence of members of Early Day Miners. The cover keeps the series’ portrait theme with a distorted painting of EDM’s Daniel Burton by Chicago’s Kevin Duneman.

These two tracks were entirely recorded by Daniel Burton at his Grotto home studio and clock in at over 20 minutes. The songs are sprawling and cinematic, shying away from the more rock direction the band has taken on recent recordings. “Deep Harbor” opens the side in two movements, experimenting with more complicated rhythms and arrangements and deep, rich bass sounds. “City/State” melodic theme echoes a guitar part from 2002′s Stateless soundtrack collaboration between Early Day Miners and Unwed Sailor.

EDM are currently residing in the midwestern United States, where they have lived since forming as a group in 1996. Current core members are Joseph Brumley, Daniel Burton, Rory Leitch, and Matt Lindblom. EDM have collaborated with Dave Fischoff, Molly Kien and Maggie Polk (Spokane, Papa M, Cheree Jetton), Kenny Childers (Mysteries of Life, Velo Deluxe), Pete Skafish, Tom Hoff (American Analog Set) and Darin Gray (Jim O’Rourke, On Fillmore). EDM tour erratically and prefer to record at home.