Exclusive Download: Shark?, "You Don't Love Me (Anymore)"
Mark Ruffalo is in a Brooklyn band?
Brooklyn's Shark? are a greasy splat of post-garage splendor, a remarkably consistent four-man blast of dive-bar jukebox rock who've been kicking around your Cake Shops and Don Pedros for a minute now--if we were in the business of using words like "underrated," we might consider slapping it on these guys. After giving away two homespun EPs at shows and online, Shark? crowd-sourced finances to record their first studio full-length last summer, ultimately raising more than $1500 and offering benefactors who donated more than $100 the chance to choose song subjects. So what topics did people pick? "Numbers, The Best Day Ever, Chicken N' Eggs, and a dog named Winston," frontman Kevin Diamond writes over e-mail. The tracks, he says, are "weird and fun, we're having a good time writing them. The song about The Best Day Ever is about meeting The Replacements."
None of those assignments are on Kreegah, the band's first stateside seven-inch that came out last week on Oops Baby Records and is currently streaming from Shark?'s Bandcamp site. Shark? has kindly allowed us to post the B-Side, the admirably well-adjusted rejection jam "You Don't Love Me (Anymore)," which you can grab below; the band will be celebrating their seven-inch release this Friday night, March 4, at the Cake Shop with Dinosaur Feathers, Motel Motel, and Sanctuaries. Hopefully they will play Kreegah's A-Side "Hip Hop Hooray," which is sadly not a Naughty By Nature cover, but maybe they'll do that too if you ask nicely?
Download: Shark?, "You Don't Love Me (Anymore)"