Unwed Sailor (Johnathan Ford, Ex-Pedro The Lion, Roadside Monument) Releasing ‘The Faithful Anchor’ 20th Anniversary Edition

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Earshot Media*

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Unwed Sailor (Johnathan Ford, ex-Pedro the Lion/Roadside Monument) Releasing “The Faithful Anchor” 20th Anniversary Edition
Two decades ago, this landmark release helped define modern instrumental music with its emotive storytelling, cinematic arcs and dynamic arrangements.

“…poignant and poised, intimate, but ambitious in its pursuit of connection.”- Under The Radar

“…still finds the band making compelling instrumental rock, but this time, they sound like they’re pulling from the jangle pop of The Smiths and the breezier moments of The Cure”- Brooklynvegan
Pre-Order Here 
On Tour Now
Spartan Records proudly presents the 20th Anniversary Edition of Unwed Sailor’s post-rock instrumental classic, The Faithful Anchor. Two decades ago, this landmark release helped define modern instrumental music with its emotive storytelling, cinematic arcs and dynamic arrangements. Engineered and mixed by Dan Burton (Early Day Miners) in Bloomington, IN, the record features Matt Johnson (Roadside Monument) on drums, Nic Tse on guitar and band visionary Johnathon Ford as the producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist.

This special edition has been remastered for vinyl from the original mixes and features two out-of-print bonus tracks from The Magic Hedge 7″ inch, originally released on Swiss label Tricycle-Evolutif in 2002. These were recorded during the original The Faithful Anchor sessions and capture the same urgency and sonic vibrancy as the rest of the release. Please stay tuned for more information about this monumental release as we celebrate Unwed Sailor, a generational band whose impact, resonance and influence has remained steadfast for over 20 years.

• US Pre-order link: https://spr.tn/thefaithfulanchor

• UK Pre-order link: https://spr.tn/ustfauk

• EU Pre-order link: https://spr.tn/ustfaeu

• Track Listing

Last Goodbyes
The House of Hopes
The Faithful Anchor
Our Nights
Golden Cities
Ruby’s Wishes + In the Presence of Thrones
Riddle of Stars
The Quiet Hour
The Magic Hedge
The Magic Hedge (Grotto Mix)


Unwed Sailor is on tour now. The trek includes an appearance at BumbleFest in West Palm Beach, FL on September 17 w/ Surfer Blood, Glass Body and more, as well as a show at Furnace Fest on September 24 in Birmingham, AL, alongside Underoath and many other great bands.

Tickets on sale now: https://www.bandsintown.com/a/6744-unwed-sailor

2021 Tour Dates :

9/15 – New Orleans, LA • Santos
9/16 – Mobile, AL • The Merry Widow
9/17 – West Palm Beach, FL • Bumblefest
9/18 – Tampa, FL • Hooch and Hive*
9/19 – Miami, FL • Las Rosas*
9/21 – Orlando, FL • Will’s Pub
9/22 – Jacksonville, FL • Jack Rabbits*
9/23 – Atlanta, GA • The Earl
9/24 – Birmingham, AL • Furnace Fest
11/11 – Austin, TX • Empire Control Room
11/12 – San Antonio, TX • 502
11/13 – McAllen, TX • Gremlin
11/14 – Denton, TX • Andy’s
11/16 – Wichita, KS • Kirby’s
11/17 – Springfield, MO • The Odyssey
11/18 – Little Rock, AR • Vino’s
11/19 – Hot Springs, AR •Pocket Theatre
11/20 – Memphis, TN • Hi-Tone
11/21 – Birmingham, AL • The Nick





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