From Mansions to Dry Lake Beds – AVAILABLE on vinyl, via Greyday Records.
BiographyAfter walking away from Head of Femur's pioneering "hyperprog", where "every song is packed to the gills with sounds and melodies and countermelodies and detours and left-turn movements" (Pitchfork), songwriter and self confessed “maximalist” Michael Partington formed Shipbuilding Co..
Shipbuilding Co.’s debut album ‘Radios and Flying Birds’, was recorded low-fi and mostly solo in isolation in Taiwan. Upon returning to the states and to his community, Michael re-discovered the joy of co-creation. Shipbuilding Co. (as full band) have created a textured wall of sound featuring beautiful, lush, psychedelic rock songs that will make up the bands sophomore release, 'From Mansions to Dry Lake Beds'.
Influenced by historical world events and figures, 'From Mansions to Dry Lake Beds' features song titles like "Spanish Civil War", "There’s Nowhere Like it Here" and "Bikini Radio" a mini-epic regarding the experimental destruction of the Bikini Atoll.
Shipbuilding Co. combines varied influences from its five members, long time musical partner Patrick Bradley (Pablo's Triangle, Amalgamators), Lindsey Bradley (Bol'd Crow), Jim Reilly (Beep Beep, Pharmacy Spirits) and David Ozinga (UUVVWWZ, Carrot Carrot). Recorded over a six month period by the members and mixed by the patented ears of A.J. Mogis, From Mansions to Dry Lake Beds laces together glam, new wave angles, and harmony driven 60‘s pop into a complex and compelling original sound.