Category: Shark?

‘Fingers’ Video by Shark? Premiers on MTV

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Brooklyn rockers, Shark?, have released yet another quirky video to accompany one their tracks. Off their 2013 record, ‘Savior,’ Shark? pieced together strings of footage taken from various tours in 2013 to play underneath, “Fingers.” in MTV’s Premier, they described the video as a, “seizure-inducing barrage of images matches perfectly the frantic quality of the song.” Bassist, Andy Kinsey also mentioned in the piece, that Shark?’s tours are often like embarking on a journey with the 3 Stooges, which is pretty well encapsulated in the video!

Pitchfork Reviews Shark? Track ‘Fingers’

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Off their recent record, Shark?, just had their track, ‘Fingers’ written about in Pitchfork. Describing the track as being the, “perfect balance of punk form and function,” Pitchfork also spoke about how bassist, Andey Kinsey’s swooning and groovy lines, act as the perfect compliment to vocalist and guitarist, Kevin Diamond’s, “howl.”

Pitchfork Article: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/16440-fingers/

Buy the ‘Savior’ LP: http://oldflamerecords.bigcartel.com/product/shark-savior-vinyl-lp-pre-order

Shark? Record at Daytrotter

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Brooklyn rockers, Shark?, made their to Daytrotter a few weeks back whilst on tour of their October record, ‘Savior.’ Recording a handful of both new and old tracks at Daytrotter, the session was released last week.

Shark? Daytrotter: http://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/shark/20057309-37384958&playerLoadAndPlayTrack=49105379

Stereogum Premiers ‘Savior’ by Shark?

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With their October 1st release only days away, Stereogum has premiered Shark?’s newest record, ‘Savior,’ in it’s entirety. All nine tracks are available for pre-release streaming exclusively on Stereogum. Check out fall tour dates and pre-order Shark?’s record now!

Shark? Tour Dates
10/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio (Release Show)
10/03 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/04 Toronto, ON @ Parts & Labour
10/05 Toledo, OH @ Ottowa Tavern
10/06 Chicago, IL @ The Burlington
10/07 Ann Arbor, MI @ Campus Show
10/08 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
10/09 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
10/11 Boston, MA @ Radio

Shark? Announces Fall Tour Dates

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With the release of their record, Savior, only a few weeks away, Brooklyn rockers, Shark?, have just announced a slew of fall dates that reach across much of the northeast and mid-west. Kicking off with a release party in Brooklyn, Shark? will make stops in Toronto, Chicago, Boston and everywhere in between, including a session at Rock Island, Indiana’s, Daytrotter.

Be sure to pre-order, Saviorbefore it’s too late and try to catch one of their sweet shows with some awesome bands.

  • 10.1- Brooklyn (Death By Audio) w/ Tyvek, Darlings, Juan Wauters
  • 10.3- Philly (King Fu Necktie) w/ Shocked Minds
  • 10.4- Toronto (Parts & labour) w/ Gay, Cellphones
  • 10.5- Toledo, OH w/ Hot Love, Board
  • 10.6- Chicago w/ SW/MM/NG, Life Partners
  • 10.7- Rock Island, IL (Daytrotter)
  • 10.7- Ann Arbor (On Campus) w/ SW/MM/NG
  • 10.8- Bloomington, IN (The Bishop) w/ Sleeping Bag
  • 10.9- Cleveland, OH (Mahall’s 20 Lanes) w/ Kid Tested, SW/MM/NG
  • 10.10- New Brunswick, NJ (House Show) w/ Ex-Wives
  • 10.11- Somerville, MA (Radio) w/ Earthquake Party

‘California Grrls’ by Shark? Is Featured in Grand Theft Auto V

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In the brand new and highly anticipated version of the classic video game, Grand Theft Auto, Old Flame’s very own, Shark?, has landed a sweet music feature. Set in Southern California, the game was recently described as being, “the most immersive spectacle in interactive entertainment,” by The New York Times, which totally rules for Shark? and their aptly titled track, ‘California Grrls.’ So now you can drive around like a total bad-ass whilst rocking out to some fuzzy rock tunes.

Be sure to check out the new GTA V and to pre-order, Savior Shark?’s upcoming album, due out on October 1st!

Consequence of Sound Premiers ‘Wither’ By Shark?

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As the October 1st release date for their LP, Savior, inches closer, Brooklyn rockers, Shark?, are enjoying the continuous support from the music publication world. Premiering the newest single, ‘Wither’ from their record, Savior, Consequence of Sound spoke about the track as being, “an acoustic riff that could’ve been born in the bedroom of some indie songwriter in the 90s or early aughts.”  They went on to talk about how, Wither’ is a great removal from Shark?’s often loud and electric sound and that, ”it’s an earnest lost-love track with a golden hook, proving the diverse Shark? isn’t solely about fuzzed-out bites.”

Be sure to pre-order, Saviorbefore it’s too late and try to catch one of their sweet shows with some awesome bands.

  • 10.1- Brooklyn (Death By Audio) w/ Tyvek, Darlings, Juan Wauters
  • 10.3- Philly (King Fu Necktie) w/ Shocked Minds
  • 10.4- Toronto (Parts & labour) w/ Gay, Cellphones
  • 10.5- Toledo, OH w/ Hot Love, Board
  • 10.6- Chicago w/ SW/MM/NG, Life Partners
  • 10.7- Rock Island, IL (Daytrotter)
  • 10.7- Ann Arbor (On Campus) w/ SW/MM/NG
  • 10.8- Bloomington, IN (The Bishop) w/ Sleeping Bag
  • 10.9- Cleveland, OH (Mahall’s 20 Lanes) w/ Kid Tested, SW/MM/NG
  • 10.10- New Brunswick, NJ (House Show) w/ Ex-Wives
  • 10.11- Somerville, MA (Radio) w/ Earthquake Party

Stereogum Premiers ‘This Is Living’ By Shark?

With the release of Shark?’s newest work, Savior, lurking in the near future, Stereogum has just premiered the fifth track from the record, ‘This Is Living.’ Stereogum compared the new track to Shark?’s previous single, ‘California Grrls’ for being, “fuzzed out,” but described it as “deeper, musing about repetition and stream-of-consciousness lamenting on television.”

Savior is out on October 1st via Old Flame.

-Pre-Order: http://oldflamerecords.bigcartel.com/product/shark-savior-vinyl-lp-pre-order

Watch the Shark? California Grrls Video on Stereogum

The fine folks at Stereogum premiered the humorous new video from Shark? Watch “California Grrls” now if you want a cheap laugh and come see them play with Mean Creek and Radical Dads tonight at Death By Audio in Brooklyn if you want a cheap rocking.

From Stereogum:
“NYC garage quartet Shark? seem to inhabit a world where primarily everyone dons a poor quality Ronalde Reagan (I assume this is Reagan. Just a janky, janky Reagan) mask in their normal lives. They wear a Reagan mask when they’re at band practice, making out, and stealing people’s purses. It’s the right display of Shark?’s sense of humor, whose anti-ode to the women of the west coast “California Grrls” may be vitriol-laden but seems to have a tongue-in-cheek sensibility to it. The band has just released the song with Old Flame Records, who will also drop their full-length Savior later this year. Watch the video below.”

Shark? – “California Grrls” Video from stereogum on Vimeo.

Tons of Old Flame Bands Swarming NYC for CMJ Next Week

Old Flame has many great new bands playing this year at CMJ.

For those of you who will be in town we are throwing 2 parties. We’d love to see you at either or both!

First on Thursday October 18th. Old Flame and A Heart Is A Spade Present and Official CMJ Showcase at Pianos (Upstairs).

7:00pm Fantasy Rainbow
7:45pm Your Youth
8:30pm Lost Boy ?
9:15pm You Won’t
10:00pm Turf War
10:45pm Mean Creek
11:30pm Twin Tigers

We are also throwing a fun day party with Heist or Hit Records (UK) that will have loads of FREE Brooklyn Brewery beer at Delinquency in Bushwick!

12:15pm Gross Relations
1:00pm Your Youth
1:45pm Caged Animals
2:30pm Twin Tigers
3:15pm Shark?
4:00pm Fantasy Rainbow
4:45pm Lost Boy ?
5:30pm Tiny Victories

See below for a full list of upcoming CMJ shows for all our participating artists:

Lost Boy ?
10/16 11pm @ Bell House (149 7th Street)
10/17 5:30pm @ Legion (790 Metropolitan Avenue)
10/18 8:30pm Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)
10/19 4:45pm Old Flame//Heist or Hit Day Party @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St BKLYN)
10/19 11:30pm Spincloud Party @ Fontanas (105 Eldridge Street)
10/20 9:15pm Louisiana Purchase Party @ Legion (790 Metropolitan Avenue)

Mean Creek
10/16 10:45pm Allston Pudding Show @ Union Hall (702 Union Street)
10/17 2pm Pirate Pirate Party @ Fontanas (105 Eldridge Street)
10/17 7pm Official CMJ Show @ Alphabet Lounge (104 Avenue C)
10/18 Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)
10/19 Outlaw Roadshow @ Bowery Electric (327 Bowery)

Shark?
10/19 Old Flame//Heist or Hit Day Party @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St BKLYN)
10/20 9:40pm Get Bent!/Dirty Laundry TV Party @ Pianos (158 Ludlow St)

Turf War
10/16 10pm @ Bell House (149 7th Street)
10/17 11:30pm Surprise Attack! Party @ Webster Hall Marlin Room (125 East 11th Street)
10/18 10pm Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)

Twin Tigers
Wednesday 10/17/12 9pm Team Clermont Showcase @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave)
Wednesday 10/17/12 12am Let’s Get Messy Party @ (249 4th Avenue)
Thursday 10/18/12 11:30pm Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)
Friday 10/19/12 2:30pm Old Flame//Heist or Hit Day Party @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St BKLYN)

You Won’t
10/16 3:15pm I Rock I Roll Party @ Pianos (158 Ludlow St)
10/16 10pm BANNERS Showcase @ Pianos (158 Ludlow St)
10/17 9pm Songs from a Room NYC (private show)
10/18 4:30pm Floating Fest @ Pianos (158 Ludlow St)
10/18 9:15pm Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)
10/19 12:30pm Outlaw Roadshow @ Bowery Electric Map Room Stage (327 Bowery)
10/19 7:45pm Danger Village Party @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St BKLYN)
10/20 4pm BuzzChips / My Free Concert Party @ Living Room (154 Ludlow St)

Your Youth
10/18 7:45pm Old Flame Showcase @ Pianos Upstairs (158 Ludlow St)
10/19 1pm Old Flame//Heist or Hit Day Party @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St BKLYN)