Welcome to the genre of "Sailcore". If you sail, this music will rock your face off. "Sailing Music" in the past consisted of mellow tunes. Today's sport boat and small boat sailors need something with a little more power. Boats have progressed in terms of materials and speed, and the music of sailing needed to progress with it.
Dayton Colie's sophomore album has a more "polished" sound than Orange Tetrahedron while still maintaining a fresh edge. In terms of genre it covers a broad spectrum - from the "trap punk" sound of "Skiff Sailing" to the traditional ballad sound of "Ballad of the Old Escow". Dayton Colie writes, records, and actually plays all of the instruments in all of his songs.
As for the songs, they're interesting.
"Somebody Swiped My Dolly" - This song has a sound inspired by the Ramones. Ever pull up to the beach to find your dolly gone? Don't worry, there's a good ending.
"Opti Mom" - Kind of like soccer mom's in bikinis - think Radial Girl after she has a kid.
"Hose or Get Hosed" - It's all about the start of the race. Those thirty seconds before the start are really, really important.
"Railmeat Waiting to Party" - I was updating my facebook status about songs I was working on, and Charles Hall suggested the song topic. This song is all about human ballast wanting to have a good time. Listen to the chorus, it could become a line dance at regatta parties, at least that's what I had in mind when I wrote it. I'm even thinking of doing it myself and posting it up on youtube. I'm also thinking of getting a good looking woman to do it too, because that would be way more fun to watch.
"Good Sunday" - I kept knocking myself out of the silver on Sunday. I finally put a couple of good races together and had a good Sunday. No words, just music. This is a good tune to listen to before you get on your boat so you get it stuck in your head while you race.
"Ballad of the Old E Scow" - ten years ago we had a large fleet of Escows in Charleston. They were all old, inexpensive, and fun. The fleet changed when someone bought a new one. Now you're lucky to see more than five on a course, and the old ones are nearly obsolete. The story doesn't involve complaining, but reminiscing about the days when there was an understood rule that no one spent more than five thousand bucks on their boat, and someone was the designated "cooler retriever" in the event of a capsize. I didn't sing about this part, but I need to mention it - I would like to thank the guys in the power boat who retrieved me one time after I retrieved the cooler.
"Jaw Up, Jaws Down" - This song explores the pros and cons of this classic debate of the foredeck.
"4.2 Meters" - This has kind of a laid back sound. Ever want to sail a 4.2 meter collegiate/club dingy on April 20th @ twenty past four in the after noon? You should, it's fun.
"Skiff Sailing" - A simple short, in your face punk tune about sailing skiffs. There was no other way to sing this song.
" Stuck in the Mud" -It's about making the best of a bad situation. In this case it was getting stuck with a very attractive woman on board until the tide floated us away.
"Summerfish" - I've been filming a movie with my helmet cam. Some people saw the video of me sailing with my daughter on a Thursday night race in Charleston. I've been writing instrumentals for this movie, and this one expresses how much I love sailing small boats in the summer. I get to steer, I get to trim, I get to hang out with people I like.