Crosstown Arts presents The Chills with Unwed Sailor and Ibex Clone in collaboration with Goner Records.
Doors at 7pm | Show begins at 7:30pm
Originally released in 1992, The Chills’ third album Soft Bomb is often stated as their finest hour.
In 2022, as their monumental record approaches its 30th Anniversary, The Chills will be heading to the US for a North American tour that sees them performing a three decade career spanning set. This milestone tour will see The Chills perform music from 1992-2022, it will also include music from their most recent album Scatterbrain which they’ll be touring in the US for the first time since its release.
A conceptual classic that embraces styles and genres, Soft Bomb is an eclectic slow cooked musical stew, rich and rewarding from the much-loved storytelling songwriter Martin Phillipps. It features contributions from giants of contemporary American music including Van Dyke Parks and ex dB’s Peter Holsapple as collaborators.
Martin Phillipps (Guitar/Vox)
James Dickson (Bass/Backing Vocals)
Todd Knudson(Drums/Backing Vocals)
Erica Scally (Guitar/Keyboards/Violin/Backing Vocals)
Oli Wilson(Keyboards/Backing Vocals)
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.