The band is fronted by Rachel Mason, a sculptor and a performer, who has toured and shared stages with Prince Rama, Light Asylum, Josephine Foster, Joan of Arc, Sharon Von Etten, White Mystery and Ed Askew. Dubbed, “marvelously strange” by the Village Voice, her lyrics revel in surreal narrative stories weaving history, science fiction fantasy, with lovestruck invented characters. Dmitriy Ivolgin crafts intricate and driving melodic riffs on bass to the ecstatic accompaniment of the bass clarinet sounds of classically trained, Mara Mayer. In live shows they play with Mrs. Press, a rock goddess Israeli-Egyptian drummer. Their live shows are a costumed spectacle of raw energy. Jefferson Airplane meets Black Sabbath in another dimension. The title of their debut album is inspired by the image on the album’s cover created by one of the most revered artists in the world, John Baldessari.
“Little Band of Sailors present new gnostic opportunities and the resurrection of mythologies lost for a surprising sound and fresh ethos for the current era of modern confustions.”
– Sjimon Gompers, Impose Magazine
“Mason is like this hybrid of a goddess and Alice Cooper she’s unreal to watch live.”
– Amy Grimm, Whatever Blog
“Blind snowmen who melt from body heat, murderous scarecrows, castaways that have to cope with a dead friend, exploding turbines…Let’s dub it ‘wasteland energy.’ “