The Dead Sailor Girls were born during the eclipse of 2012, in our lair just off the coast of San Francisco. Our band plays mermaid rock. We bring from our undersea lair shimmering melodies, melodic bass lines, distorted guitar licks tinged with primordial blues, and a steady rock n roll heartbeat to create joy in the hearts of pirates and sea wenches. Echoes of the Velvet Underground, Mazzy Star, PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Scottish ghost songs, and jelly fish tentacles of love have resulted in a sound called by those-in-theknow: Psycho-Jelly.
The Dead Sailor Girls were originally the project of songwriter/guitarist Julietta, and vocalist Eve, her daughter. Craving a rhythm section, we shanghaied Ned Doherty on bass, and drummer John Stuart from the high seas. John left and was replaced by Tim Vaughn and Bruce Duchenaux.
We are a movable feast. At various gigs we have been joined by other wandering sirens and mermen, including Julietta’s other daughter, Hayley, and guitar wizard Philbillie Milner.
Our first full-length record, “Rolling Sea”, came out last year on the fantastic Blue Rose Music label. Recorded and mixed by Tom Waits’ favorite engineer, the great Karl Derfler, in a studio by the sea, the record tells many tales in a siren key. Tie yourself to the mast and have a listen.
From the Atwood Magazine review of "Dance of the Broken Heart":
"Ingrained in their sound are the same forces that drove surf rock of the 1950s and gave us The Beach Boys, and manifests itself today in surf punk... The Dead Sailor Girls are simply harnessing that same sort of inspiration that generations of rockers (and long before them, generations of seafarers) have and making it their own–arguably, more originally than many other groups around today. "- Atwood Magazine
To read the whole awesome interview, and hear the song, click below:
March 9, 2017 - via Pancakes & Whiskey
We are happy to premiere yet another great tune for you all today called “Magic Potion” by The Dead Sailor Girls. Drenched in throwback goodness, jangly guitars, a solid backbeat, and that fantastic harmony; this tune brings the magic we need in today’s muddled scene. The band is based out of San Francisco, and the ocean plays a large part in their influence. Eve and Julietta like to dress as mermaids for their live shows - and invite the audience to do the same. Luckily for us, we don’t have to wait long for more music as their debut album, Rolling Sea, produced by Karl Derfler, is scheduled to be released on 4-28-17 for Blue Rose Music.