Schooner's 54?0' or Fight! debut will be released in August 2007, followed in November by an EP. The full-length will be available for online-only purchase in May.
The music is equal parts fresh and familiar, urgent and languorous, morose and frenzied. The four-track, lo-fi quality of the early songs has been sacrificed to studio wizardry,evoking immediate parallels to Guided by Voices;but there's also a gritty, fuzzy anti-pop flair that recalls Archers of Loaf and My Bloody
Valentine, in addition to the debonair brooding of The Smiths." - excerpt from Copper Press article
" If you don't already know Schooner's music, you're missing out on not only a great N.C. band,but a poetically inclined buffet of pop perfection." - The Wilmington Star