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Shaman Elect “Ships Ahoy”

May 11, 2018



“Ships Ahoy” is about the inevitability of change, and how we chooseto act in its presence. The final scene of the film ‘Apocalypto’ was actually a big inspiration forthe track - after a crazy tribal chase in the Mexican jungle following a human sacrifice gonewrong, white man in majestic Ships shows up on the beach for the first time. After so muchpersonal and localized drama, and achieving survival against seemingly insurmountable odds,one single unpredictable event changes everything. The film ends with the protagonist (JaguarPaw), looking at the Ships from the safety of the jungle with his family.

Wife: What are they?

Jaguar Paw: They bring men

Wife: Should we go to them?

Jaguar Paw (holding his newborn infant): We should go to the forest. To seek a new beginning."


Tight grooves, crisp tones, emotive lyrics, waves of mood orientedimprovisation. Shaman Elect was born inside warehouses turned art studios in Brooklyn, NY. Itstarted as a fusion of styles between Ethan Warshowsky (synths, vocals) and Fredy Garcia(guitar, vocals). Together, they began developing each other’s songs by combining elements ofjazz, rock, and electronica. In early 2017, leading up to their first live performance, MikeMalkowski (drums, vocals) joined the group, contributing his inventive and dynamic drumming.Expressive singer, Sarah Warshowsky (lead vocals) became the group’s frontwoman.


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