My good friends in Merchant Ships are signed to Count Your Lucky Stars records! This label is run by Keith of Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) and they’re a great fit for the Merchant Ships dudes. If you want to know all their thoughts on that, go here.
Upcoming releases? I think so.
“For Cameron” EP (self released CD June 2010/ Digital + 10″ Vinyl on CYLS June (digital) + August 2010)
“Bummer Tapes” re-release of Bummer Times on tape w/bonus acoustic songs (released by our friend in MESHKAHKSD before June tour)
The new songs those dudes have put up have been absolutely awesome. I’m stoked on how good they are, and how much they’re progressing. Also, there’s tons of dates on their myspace for their summer tour!
Anyways, you didn’t think I’d leave you without anything to download right? Attached are two copies of Shipsography. One is my personal copy, ripped from the CD-R at v0 quality and I even went through the trouble to add all of the lyrics to each song, so you can read them while you listen. Another is the “scene”/proper release of it, which I uploaded because it’s hillarious someone would go and make a scene release of it. I’d personally recommend downloading my copy.
Also included is the LOLcats demo, which isn’t on Shipsography.
Unfortunately, I can’t find any merch from these dudes, but you must catch them on tour this summer and buy their stuff! They put on a great live show and they’re great people to hang out with.