If nautical nonsense be something you wish, then flop on the deck and check out this. The Legend of the Seagullmen crew is comprised of driving forces in various creative worlds featuring Brent Hinds (Mastodon), Danny Carey (Tool), Jimmy Hayward (director Jonah Hex, Pixar animator), Pete Griffin (Dethklok, Zappa Plays Zappa) and a host of other characters both real and fictitious. “Shipswreck” is the first tale from their self-titled album and they’ve docked at Loudwire to bring it you in the player above
"There's a place in the ocean all men fear / where a captain and crew never reappear," begins the band's scalawag frontman David "The Doctor" Dreyer, establishing the narrative of "Shipswreck." Musically, rowing rhythms propel the track forward as it bobs along at a steady pace, buoyed by Carey's rolling fills and lumbering approach. Shimmering, harmonized guitar licks drive home the aquatic theme with some added touches from the synth as The Doctor goes on about the Seagullgod King and ancient powers. It's only the first taste from the Seagullmen, but "Shipswreck" is an adventure-seeking track steeped in aquatic fantasy, offering up fresh sounds in today's modern rock world.
To plunge further into the ocean's depths and uncover the rest of the lore surrounding the Legend of the Seagullmen, pick up their self-titled album on Feb. 9 through Dine Alone Records and check out our interview with Danny Carey and Jimmy Hayward below. Don't forget to follow the band on Facebook, Instagram and Bandcamp so you never miss an update.