Sanford Arms

seattle, wa United States

Genres:Alternative Pop, Rock - Roots Rock, Rock - Indie Rock, Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock, Rock - Alternative Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
Bio: Too Loud for the Snowman was a major departure for songwriter Ben London. London, former frontman of Alcohol Funnycar, found a new voice with Sanford Arms and delivered an eloquent, romorse-laden song cycle that enticed both critics and fans alike. Sanford Arms spent three years crafting the songs on Too Loud... and recording this debut with producer Tucker Martine (Modest Mouse, Bill Frisell, Land of the Loops), where the band explored otherwordly sound treatments and dreamy arrangements. The result is a record that both surprises and rewards. This long-awaited release from one of Seattle’s most respected musical masterminds features 12 of the most lush, beautifully crafted pop soundscapes you’ll hear.

On Too Loud for the Snowman, London surrounds himself with veteran Seattle musicians such as guitarist Harris Thurmond (Hammerbox, Orbiter) and bass player Jeff Wood (Gerald Collier) to transport listeners to a musical space located somewhere between the country-tinged experimentalism of Wilco and the sonic exploration of Mercury Rev. ALTERNATIVE PRESS said of Too Lound for the Snowman “Former alcohol Funnycar leader fills a Flaming Lips-sized void Somewhere in Oklahoma” while the SEATTLE TIMES said “For those who prefer the wistful and dreamy company of Sparklehorse, mercury Rev and Mark Eitzel, you have a new wonderful companion” and NO DEPRESSION SAID “Sanford Arms’ debut isn’t so much a distant relative of Jimmie Dale Gilmore as a drinking buddy of Joe Pernice.”

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