Shark? have released the second song lifted from their recently announced ‘Becky And Debbie’ EP. The album is the follow up to 2013’s ‘Savior.’ You can read more about the new Shark? line-up and the changes on the EP here or stream the track Hangnail below via Soundcloud.
The difference in guitar style between Chris Mulligan, their previous guitarist who was an avant-noodler of the highest order, and Jared Hiller, a pedal builder and feedback enthusiast, has lead to a change in sound for Shark?, bringing out a harsher edge then previously presented by the band. Hangnail is the perfect manifestation of this grittier and more direct songwriting approach.
In 2013, Shark? released their second album ‘Savior,’ which included the GTA V song California Grrls. It was the end result of a long and sometimes arduous recording and mixing process that also ended with the amicable splitting of long-time Shark? guitarist Chris Mulligan just prior to it’s release. Longtime Brooklyn musician/IT guy Jared Hiller stepped in to fill Muggs’ shoes for the ensuing ‘Savior’ tour, and was quickly adopted as Shark?’s new permanent lead guitarist.
At the end of the day, these song are angrier, more jagged, and perhaps express a more singular point of view than previous Shark? records.
01. Hate Crime Girl
03. Cool Enuff
04. (Swerdlow Didn’t Fix The) Couch
05. Wanna B Nuthin’
06. Matchstick Men
The band has also announced their first tour in support of ‘Becky And Debbie’. They’ll be hitting the West Coast before coming home to Brooklyn for a release show at Palisades on 5/9. See below for dates! Shark? will be touring throughout 2015, and are already working on songs for the next record.
04/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
04/25 – Oakland, CA @ Nightlight
04/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
04/28 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
04/29 – Missoula, MT @ Stage 112
04/30 – Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge
05/01 – Portland, OR @ Habesha Lounge
05/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock
05/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Origami Vinyl (2:30 PM)
05/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades (Release Show)