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Go Sailor

by Go Sailor

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Mia J
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Mia J Just pure, unadulterated twee goodness. Favorite track: I'm Still Crying.
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Wexel I've loved these songs since I was a 'tween myself! Much appreciation to SLR for making it available to me (finally)
on vinyl. Every single track is sad pop perfection. Favorite track: Long Distance.
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solgill Eventhough I cannot pick Everyday, this album is just summer incarnate. It is a fun, bouncy album with very sweet vocals.
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neontoast91 Go Sailor Forever <3
Ronardo Recacho
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Ronardo Recacho I have all 3 original vinyl pressings of the Go Sailor trilogy of singles & the CD compilation of their recorded output, but just HAD to own the reissue on galaxy vinyl! Rose & company are just the cutest, no? ♡♡♡ Favorite track: I Just Do.
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why_nott This is the ultimate twee album. Absolutely amazing from front to back and I never get sick of it, Favorite track: Bigger Than An Ocean.
  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Snazzy new pressing that includes a two-sided insert with liner notes by long-time Sacramento music mensch Scott Miller and a slew of Go Sailor ephemera. On beautiful watery blue vinyl.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Go Sailor via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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I Just Do 03:15
Windy 01:52
Blue Sky 01:41
Don't Go 02:05
Every Day 02:10
Silly 02:10
Last Year 02:24


Go Sailor were a great, short-lived band from the mid-90s who represent a key link in the US indie music chain. Featuring Rose Melberg (Tiger Trap, The Softies, Gaze, Brave Irene, Knife Pleats), Linton (Henry's Dress, The Aislers Set) and Paul Curran (Take A Day fanzine, Crimpshrine), they released three great singles and a few compilation tracks, and then went their separate ways. But what records they are! Basic and lovely in their song-writing, they're perfect snapshots of where indie-pop was during that last burst of pre-internet indie activity. Touching on time-honored themes of friendship and love (lost and found), they resonate with honesty and purity of intention.

While the themes might sound, dare we say, twee, the music is anything but. Rose's scrappy guitar was backed by Linton and Paul's sparkplug rhythm section, each song vibrating with enthusiasm and punk rock energy. Tunes like "I'm Still Crying," "Windy" and their ace cover of Nar's "Blue Sky" are as rambunctious and infectious as pop comes, showing the band's deep roots in the Bay Area punk scene. And the hits just keep on coming: "Ray of Sunshine" and "Long Distance" are total classics, while "Bigger Than The Ocean" slows the pace down for a couple's dance. Paul takes the lead on "The Boy Who Sailed Around The World," wrapping up this flawless record with one of the band's live favorites.

Go Sailor reunited in the early 2010s to play to enraptured crowds at the NYC and Athens Popfests, and their appearance at the Slumberland 20th Anniversary show was the stuff of legend. This album compiles all three of their singles plus compilation tracks and was first released on vinyl in 2011. Due to pressing plant issues it quickly went out of print and that's just not right, so we are very happy to bring you this 11th anniversary edition, back on vinyl where it belongs.


released June 10, 2022


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Slumberland Records Oakland, California

Slumberland began operations in 1989, inspired by such musical happenings as the UK post-punk indie label scene, lower east side noise bands and the DIY international pop underground. Since then we've covered a lot of territory, from punk to lofi noise to shoegaze and of course pop, releasing records from bands like The Aislers Set, Stereolab, Rocketship, Lorelei, The Ropers and Black Tambourine. ... more

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