Wednesday, September 02, 2009
While The Sea Navy is very much a Seattle band, I'll never be able to separate singer/guitarist Jay Cox from Boston in my brain. Though he moved away a number of years ago, I still expect to see him at the same shows I go to, just as I used to a decade ago when I first got here. He was that increasingly-familiar face in the crowd at all the good gigs, then suddenly one night he was up on stage fronting the Ivory Coast, and would eventually become a friend whom I was sad to see head west.
Fortunately for us (meaning me and anyone reading this), when he left Boston he didn't stop writing songs, turning his semi-solo project The Sea Navy into a mutating band and cranking out a couple of excellent full-lengthers. The third of those, "Memory Matches", was officially released last week, and is the first written and recorded with a stable lineup (Stuart Fletcher, formerly of The Sorts, is on bass and Jordan Cumming mans the drums). In honor of its release, Jay has pulled together a pretty damn cool collection of Sea Navy merch for me to give away to an Almanac reader.
Included in the bundle is a spiffy Sea Navy T-shirt, all three Sea Navy discs (including, of course, the brand new "Memory Matches"), and the icing on this cake is a super-special Steve Keene painting of that new album's cover art.
Before I give you the deets on how to win this stuff, here's a Sea Navy a/v crash course, all from "Memory Matches". You're welcome...
Assuming you're sufficiently hooked, you can win this little prize pack by dropping an email to giveaways [at] bradleysalmanac [dot] com before 9am on Thursday, September 10th. Title it "Gimme some Sea Navy!" and make sure you live in North America before you click send (apologies to international visitors). I'll pick a random winner from all entrants that afternoon, contact said lucky soul to get a mailing address, and then Jay himself will send along the goodies post haste.
For more on The Sea Navy, read a recent interview with Jay and Jordan at Sound on the Sound, become a fan of the band on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and pick up their latest album on iTunes or Amazon.
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on november 14th, 2008
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