New Single and Album from Shark? out now

SINGLE “CALIFORNIA GRRLS” INCLUDED IN GRAND THEFT AUTO V

NEW ALBUM SAVIOR OUT NOW ON OLD FLAME RECORDS

Watch The “California Grrls” Video HERE

     

Shark? is very pleased to announce the premiere of “Fingers”, their latest single from the recently released album Savior. “Fingers” captures the energy and sonic fury of Shark?’s live show in a searing minute and 46 seconds.  In other exciting news, the “California Grrls” single (which can be heard above) was included as part of the soundtrack in Grand Theft Auto V which was released to international acclaim. The band’s disillusioned lament about California girls can be heard on one of the in-game radio stations.

On their new record Savior, existential garage-rock band Shark? explore themes such as the inevitability of death, the mundane repetition of work, overlooked historical geniuses, the pain and suffering of loss, and the unbearable lightness of being a “California Grrl”. But where the lyrical content of the record bends toward the dark and depressing, musically the songwriting is as fun and raucous as ever, infused with the beer-fueled party-starting surf and garage rock that their live shows have become known for.

The album was recorded by Ava Luna’s Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader over the course of eight hours on one windy February day at the original Gravesend Studios, which was essentially a closet in the back of the basement of a church in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The live takes crackle with energy and tension, and bring the listener so close to the band that you can smell the stale Coors Light on their breath. With minimal overdubs, the energy of the band’s live set can be felt throughout the record.

Savior started its life as an attempt to write a rock-opera about a slacker Jesus, but quickly sprawled and developed into the more over-arching collection of songs found here. Taken as a whole, the message is clear:  don’t take anything too seriously and have as much fun as you can while you’re here.