Shipyards - Kodak
Here’s a great unreleased track from my friend James and his former band Shipyards. Good stuff!
This was never released. Nothing by Shipyards was ever released. Yet, I really loved the music we wrote.
This song is Kodak, which came in the second batch of songs, after what you find here. Jameson Dempsey, who plays guitar and sings in SEA GRAVES, is playing bass here. He also wrote most of this song. I’m playing one of the guitars.
It marks a significant departure from the style we had in the first batch, for multiple reasons. The first batch was largely stuff I wrote with JP. It was just JP and I working on ideas to get a band started when we wrote those. The band later solidified around Jameson on bass, PJ de Villiers on guitar and Brian Pile on drums, and naturally everyone was involved with all the songs we wrote from then on.
This was my favorite song of the second batch and I’m so glad to finally hear a solid mix of what we wrote. This is the first time I’m hearing it and now I’m sharing this version of the song with everyone on Tumblr.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I am. I haven’t heard this song since 2009.
Edit: There are still 6 songs that haven’t been released…