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Hi! Settling into the new Silver Ships HQ here in Portland after a few days. I’ve got high hopes for the new studio and can’t wait to see what comes out of it. 

We’ve also got a Tacoma date booked at The Spar! January 30th, opener TBA at this time. 

That’s all for now!

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For your listening enjoyment! We bring you “Roads That Lead Us Home”

Special thanks to Craig Leve for giving the song it’s world premier on his KWVA show Snap Crackle Pop!


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Roads That Lead Us Home

Tune in momentarily (9am!) to KWVA ( to hear the premier of our new single “Roads That Lead Us Home!
“Roads That Lead Us Home” comes with some explanation from Chazz Bessette.
“Asdie from being about my exit from a city I called home for 11 years and returning to the northwest, ‘Roads That Lead Us Home’ song is really about finding oneself in a cyclic rut of city life and realizing that the world is filled with roads (both metaphorically and literally) that can lead you away from the habits and hustle you’ve found yourself in.
The song was the last finished recording made from my home analog studio in Austin Texas (this time on a tascam 1/2″ 16 track as opposed to the first album’s tascam 1/2″ 8 track) with the final electric guitar overdub completed while the studio and house was being rush packed for the move to Portland Oregon. A stressful but fitting ordeal. The song features former live band members Sean Crooks and Jason Morris on handclaps an myself on bass, drums, 12 string acoustic, Rickenbacker 6 string electric and vocals.
My relocation to Portland was spurred by the want and need to be closer to father after my mother’s end to her battle with cancer. ‘Roads That Lead Us Home’ serves a bit of a teaser single for this second album being a little bit rock and roll and a little bit ballad”.

And so we offically announce the hashtag #roadsthatleadushome and encourage anyone to join who wants to contribute bits of their own journey they are on whether of physical relocation, emotional or spiritual in the spirit of taking the path that leads them to a new and better destination point.

In other news as you may or may not know Chazz is living in Portland Oregon where Silver Ships will continue on with recording and touring. Keep up with the shows tab here to see where we’re playing! Had a great show last month with Months and Focus! Focus! at Alberta St Pub. Lovely venue, lovely people in all the bands and lovely audience! Thanks to those who made it out and whom we met for the first time!

And so that’s it for now! Enjoy the show!

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Lots of updates to make today!

First the band would like to thank 101x for having us for their 101x Homegrown Live free week event in Austin, TX at Empire Control room! It was a great time and an honor to be featured, and we made some friends! Thank you!

If you haven’t heard yet our vinyl is available! You can order it on our bandcamp page (, as well as our packaged digital download version (it’s a mini version of the vinyl packaging with download card). Or you can buy it at Golden Oldies Records and Tapes in Tacoma WA, and Waterloo Records and End Of An Ear in Austin TX.

The vinyl is double gatefold dual 12″ medium/heavy weight vinyl at 45 RPM!

If you’re an iTunes fan you can get it there too! Go to

Our next show is 02-20-15 in Bryan/College Station at Revolution bar! We’re sharing the bill with our friends Jay Satellite. If you live in Aggie country come on down! We don’t get to make it as often as we’d like!

Also we’d like to welcome an old friend back to the band, Sean Crooks. Sean is a very talented musician who has played with the group in the past and we’re excited to have him on bass and backing vocals.

More soon!

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“Poor Thief of Hearts” has been premiered on The-Temp-Agency and minoredinmusic had something to say about it! Read here!

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Had a blast shooting for our music video yesterday, here’s a teaser pic!


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Hey there! Were excited to be premiering our first single from the full length album “Songs From A Room That Never Moves”! The single is called “Summer’s Gone” and you can find it

Come help us celebrate tonight at the historic Scoot Inn in Austin TX! Show starts at 9, and we’ll be sharing the night with our friends Les Rav, The Human Circuit, and The Vinyl Revival. Oh, and we’ll take the stage at 11 sharp!

See you soon!


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Austin TX Bands Silver Ships, The Hi-Tones and Megafauna come to Bryan’s Revolution Cafe and Bar for a rock and roll party April 23rd!

Revolution Bar
211 B South Main Street

Silver Ships, The Hi-Tones, Megafauna


The Hi-Tones, Silver Ships, Megafauna

Silver Ships will be playing Lucy the Poodle’s East Side Sound Circus at 11:55 pm March 15th as an alternate lineup of musicians. Come enjoy music from noon to 2 am from around the globe!

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If you’re coming to see us Feb 17th at the Carousel Lounge (see previous post or link) and/or you’re on Do512, go ahead and click like on this linky down here and follow us on Do512!


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