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SailorSam’s self-titled debut release is a masterfully crafted collection of dynamic and edgy pop songs. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, SailorSam is a collaboration of local talent fronted by singer/songwriter/producer Brian Riley. Riley, who also fronts the critically acclaimed band Shave Librarian, knows how to effectively fuse technology and conventional instrumentation into fresh, yet familiar sonic sculptures.SailorSam Brian Riley

Obsessive attention to detail in the sculpting of the tracks plays out in gorgeously layered and lushly produced vocals, harmonies, and instrumentation. Each musician and vocalist Riley works with helps to shape the music. “There is such a great pool of talented musicians and vocalists in the Boston area."

SailorSam features the massively talented saxophonist Yoshino Iishi driving all of the lead parts. Brian’s vocal styling is an amalgam of several new wave artists yet very unique. The backing vocalists are sonic champagne fountains, blasting harmonies of pure gold throughout the CD.

SailorSam was mastered by Jeff Lipton (Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Dropkick Murphys). Engineered by Anthony Schultz (RCA Records, Mercury Records, Virgin Records). Backing vocals: Annette Farrington (former lead singer of Opium Den) and LeAnne Broas (lead singer of Corduroy Days).

SailorSam

 

About the Artist
Brian Rileysongwriter/ vocalist/ keybordist/ producer

Weaving a potent spell, the signature 'Shave' sound is ambient and soothing to upbeat and explosive. Eccentric arrangements, surreal lyrics and incredible sound productions.

SailorSam - Brian Riley - Singer Songwriter Keyboardist Producer

"Since the early days of playing live and recording with my band, Shave Librarian, I have devoted most of my time to developing various studio bands/line-ups and giving each project a unique spin based on my songwriting and production style. SailorSam is one of the most intensive projects that I've put together.

My upcoming projects:

- Shave Librarian Box Set
Commemorating 20 Years of Shave Librarian.

SailorSam
7-Song CD

SailorSam - SailorSam CD
Shave Records
7-Song CD

Tracks

1) Judy & Juicyfruit
2) Midwestern Serious
3) Hearts Flying High
4) Mr. Peeper
5) Key Surfano
6) Cats and Rain
7) Rapture of a Golden Moment

Credits

Recorded and mixed digitally at Big T Productions-
Quincy, MA

Produced by Brian Riley
Engineered by Anthony Schultz
Assistant Engineer:
-Dave Freitas


Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering-
Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer- Maria Rice


BRIAN RILEY- Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Rhythm Programming, Bass Programming

YOSHINO ISHII-
Saxophone

ANTHONY SCHULTZ-
Electric and Acoustic Guitar

BACKING VOCALISTS-
Tyler Hardy, LeAnne Broas, Annette Farrington

SPOKEN WORD-
Sureyya Moschella

GRAPHIC DESIGN-
Jamie Crowley

PHOTOGRAPHY-
Julie Riley

* ALL SONGS COPYRIGHT BRIAN RILEY (BMI)

 

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Reviews

  • The Noise (December 2012 Issue)
    As singer, songwriter, keyboardist, and producer SailorSam is Brian Riley’s (also of the band Shave Librarian) project of which he intends to have “an ever-evolving cast of talented session musicians and vocalists…” It took me a bit to figure out how to describe this band/collection. First off, the production and overall sound is top-notch—sharp and full, great sound. Secondly, it’s an at-time hybrid of jazzy modern electronica and ’80s new wave (track 4’s “Mr. Peeper” in particular reminded me of Thomas Dolby). But then you arrive at the next track, “Key Surfano” and it’s a dreamy, hypnotic number—and I’d have to say one of my favorites. I like that it’s different and bold and quirky. Along with Brian Riley’s talents, his backing vocalists on the CD—Tyler Hardy, LeAnne Broas, and Annette Farrington, sax player Yoshino Ishii, and guitarist Anthony Schultz melt the coldness of the tech vibe and balance it out to a nice warmth. This one had seven tracks so it will be cool and interesting to see what SailorSam comes up with next.     (Debbie Catalano)

CONTACT

EMAIL:

info@shaverecords.com

PHONE:

617.290.4372