Ships (album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ships
Studio album by Danielson
Released May 9, 2006
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock, gospel, Christian rock
Length 42:10
Label Secretly Canadian
Producer Daniel Smith
Danielson chronology
Brother Is to Son
(2004)
Ships
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media 9.1/10 link
PopMatters 6/10 link
Slant 3.5/5 stars link
Stylus B link
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars link

Ships is the seventh full length album by New Jersey indie rock band Danielson. The album was a massive collaboration among Daniel Smith and various other musicians.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ship the Majestic Suffix" – 2:54
  2. "Cast It at the Setting Sail" – 3:30
  3. "Bloodbook on the Halfshell" – 4:50
  4. "Did I Step on Your Trumpet" – 3:06
  5. "When It Comes to You I'm Lazy" – 3:53
  6. "Two Sitting Ducks" – 5:04
  7. "My Lion Sleeps Tonight" – 3:03
  8. "Kids Pushing Kids" – 6:17
  9. "Time That Bald Sexton" – 3:56
  10. "He Who Flattened Your Flame Is Gettin' Torched" – 2:51
  11. "Five Stars and Two Thumbs Up" – 2:46

Personnel[edit]

  • Steve Poponi, Dave Downham – recording (Gradwell)
  • Chris Cohen – electric guitar, vocals
  • Ben Swanson – recording, graphics
  • Luke Mosling – "ships" suffix contest winner (1172)
  • Lenny Smith – vocals, claps
  • Rachel Galloway – flute, vocals
  • Tom Eaton – trumpet
  • Jedidiah Slaboda – vocals, claps
  • Judy Miller – publicity (Motormouth)
  • Christiaan Palladino – keys, vocals, mixing assistance, recording
  • Satomi Matsuzaki – bass guitar
  • Megan Slaboda – glock, marimba, vocal
  • Brian McTear – mixing engineer (Miner Street)
  • Alan Douches – mastering (West Westside)
  • David Smith – drum kit
  • Lilly Smith – vocals, claps
  • Ted Velykis – orchestration, mixing assistant, bass guitar, bass clarinet
  • Josiah Wolf – drum kit
  • Ida Smith – vocals, claps
  • Andrew Smith – drums, percussion
  • Melissa Palladino – violin, vocal
  • Elin Smith – vocal, support
  • Chris Swanson – project manager
  • Erik Carter – live performance arrangements (Kork Agency)
  • Aaron Deveries – ships contest judge
  • Marian Smith – support
  • Amy Morrissey – mixing assistant (Miner Street)
  • Nicole Roeder – graphics
  • Emil Nikolaisen – mixing assistant
  • Paul Gold – lacquers (Brooklyn Phono)
  • Yoni Wolf – recording
  • Ken Fabianovicz – helper
  • Jon Galloway – recording
  • Sufjan Stevens – oboe, flutes, whistles, glock
  • John Ringhofer – trombone, vocal, recording
  • Greg Saunier – drum kit, vocal, recorder
  • John Dieterich – electric guitar, vocals
  • Daniel Smith – songs, vocal, acoustic guitar, production, artwork

References[edit]