Monday, 1 April 2013

Shark Week - Baby Maybe

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There are plenty of bands out there with a penchant for the sounds of 60s garage music and the proto-punk that developed from it. Possibly more now than there were at the time. The upshot of this is that so many different people are giving their own perspective, their own take on how these tunes can be made. Washington, DC's Shark Week caught our attention earlier this year with the release of their debut EP, three tracks that showcased a poppy (but not in any kind of mainstream way) version of what can often be a rough and ready genre.

New song 'Baby Maybe' continues down this path, and while you could never call this polished or commercial, it does have some hooks and the possibility of grabbing the attention of people who don't generally bother much with this type of thing. There's a mildly laid-back feeling here, and also echoes of The Strokes when they were young and hungry, yet at the same time this will most likely find favour with anyone who has a passion for 60s pop. You can hear bits of some of the great beat groups, and even Neil Diamond's 'Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon' in the way the guitar twangs. There are the makings of a very good debut album here.

Shark Week's website

Catch them live:

Apr 05 Mad Momos, Washington, DC
Apr 06 The Hamilton Live, Washington, DC
Apr 12 Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
May 11 Sweetlife Festival, Columbia, MD

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