Pirates R Us | Songs of Modern Piracy

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Songs of Modern Piracy

by Pirates R Us

We're Pirates R Us, and your booty is ours.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. The MP3 Waltz
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2. The Kotzebue Shuffle
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3. The Ballad of Capn' Crunch
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4. Can You, Kevin Bacon
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5. KYAR Pirate Radio
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6. Fuego
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Pirates R Us are a Bellingham based band, captained by David Stray Ney(guitar/lead vocals), and crewed by Wes Davis (guitar/backing vocals), Kat Bula (fiddle/backing vocals), Evan Bridges (accordian/backing vocals), and Goldtooth(stand-up bass/backing vocals).

They have played up and down the west coast, from posh, club settings, like the Nightlight Lounge, to the belly of the beast, Walmart (shudder).

And have recieved airplay on the Dr. Demento show, as well as, numerous college radio stations, even reaching the number one slot in Burlington, Vermont.

Songs of Modern Piracy was recorded with a slightly different line-up. Evan, Goldtooth, and Kat had not yet joined, and in their place, Ivan Owen plays accordian and sings, Danny Vogel plays trombone and tuba, and Davis Zhang plays percussion and erhu.


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Joseph Westover for What's Up! Magazine

Entertaining along the same lines as the mullet, Pirates R Us is a fun time for
First came the redeye attack on the cruise ship Spirit off the coast of Somalia, and now this. From Africa to Bellingham pirates are making a comeback, big time; now people are running for high land toting potable water and ipods. But have no fear Bellingham, though you are a cozy port, the pirates among you wish only to entertain through song.

Each song upholds the sound of pirate music. Owen’s waltzy accordion and smooth vocals, Vogel’s rusty brass, Stray Ney’s throaty eruptions, Zhang’s erhu, and Davis’s two-step guitar all come together in five bawdy tracks highlighting issues close to the hearts of the brethren of the coast, new and old.

“The MP3 Waltz” threatens any landlubbers who would dare remove the crew’s access to free music. Showing the flipside, “Kyar Pirate Radio” has musicians pissed to isolation upon the high seas about how creativity is sometimes called copyright violation.

Throughout, the group stays true to the pirate code thrice. First, by committing a certain amount of time to merrymaking. Staying within the lines of their own style, the band occasionally descends into other modern sounds of the 70s such as The Imperial March and George Clinton’s “Flashlight.” Second, a noticeable musical commitment to oral history prevails. “The Kotzebue Shuffle” leads in this aspect by warning of the dangers of sailing the Artic sea. Third, a failure to maintain the volume of their voices.

Entertaining along the same lines as the mullet, Pirates R Us is a fun time for you and your friends.