Okay. Let’s cut to the chase here, Sharks And Sailors is a band from Houston, Texas with a sound that is rooted in lilting post rock, textured Midwestern post-hardcore, and that sort of quasi-metal that’s popular with hipsters these days. Yes, I’m talking to you! Sorry, so yeah, this is a guitar band with jagged riffs that roll with syncopated mathy grooves. Their latest album Builds Brand New is full of thundering heaviness but also plenty of melody. Did I mention that the band features both male and female vocals? They do and even at their heaviest, the songs on Builds Brand New have a sort of detached and calming sense about them. You could use words like atmospheric, shifting, sweeping, surging, and/or other terms frequently used to describe the weather to also describe Sharks And Sailors. Instead of going into more detail there, I’ll just tell you that this band sounds a lot like a (much) heavier version of the post-Small Brown Bikers in LaSalle as well as Jawbox. Other bands that Builds Brand New reminds me of include Helmet, Edsel, and Pelican and that’s good company to keep.
MP3 | Sharks And Sailors – Builds Brand New builds Brand New
MP3 | Sharks And Sailors – Terminal Lesson Builds Brand New