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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.
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).