Category: Shark?

Stereogum Premieres ‘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.


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)

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)

Prefix Magazine Premieres Shark? Down Low

Head over to Prefix Magazine to hear the latest song from the forthcoming Tape release of Shark? – True Waste.

Prefix says, “the collection of songs is charmingly grungy and minimalistic.

In June, the lo-fi post punk outfit shared the LP’s first single, “Slap-Dash,” and today is sharing “Down Low.” The track features shining, dueling guitars and Kevin Diamond’s deep, monotone vocals (think Interpol’s Paul Banks). But though the song is raw and full of static, it’s pretty damn catchy.”

Listen to Down Low below:

Impose Premiere’s Shark?’s Slap Dash

Again from our friends at Impose Magazine. Hot new premiere from Brooklyn rockers Shark? Check out “Slap Dash.”

Their debut tape True Waste will be out via Old Flame Records on 7/26/12.


Tonight: Old Flame Presenting Show at Big Snow in Bushwick

Come out to Big Snow Buffalo Lodge in Bushwick to see Shark?, Life Size Maps, I’m Turning Into, and The Great American Canyon Band.

It will be fun.

Details here.