Shark Week Return

sharkweek_promo_webBeen awhile since I’ve heard anything from D.C. based Shark Week after a promising start a couple of years surrounding a solid SXSW performance and a few singles here and there.  Today I’m pumped to be sharing with you the first single called “Waste of Time” from the band’s upcoming debut LP.  It’s definitely a more focused effort from what we’ve heard in the past from the band.

New album Beach Fuzz is out on May 19th via PaperCup Music.

More New Music From Shark Week

sharkweek_promo_webShark Week is a band that I have enjoyed since last fall, but really fell head over heels for when they stopped in for SXSW this year. Back in May I shared a new song called “Go West” appearing on the band’s new 7″ single dropping at the end of the month on Analog Edition. Prior to that date, the band have been kind enough to offer up the B-side to that single “Baby Maybe”. Let us know your thoughts.

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Download: Shark Week – Baby Maybe [MP3]

New Music From Shark Week

sharkweek_promo_webBack in November, I developed a man music crush on D.C. based Shark Week and their garage rock infused music.  Furthering my fandom of the group is this new song “Go West” that sort of infuses a doo wop vibe at the beginning before getting down and dirty with the familiar garage rock sound.  Anyone smart enough to see the band during SXSW, can attest that the sound translates really well in the live setting as well.  I’m expecting big things from these guys.

Make your way over to Analog Edition to pre-order a new 7″ from Shark Week due out July 30th.

Ray Ray’s SXSW 2013 Recap

Ray Ray SxSW ThoughtsSo it’s been said already that the festival has wrapped up and we’re all trying to recover as best we can back at work Monday.  It was a fun and exhausting week full of incredible music, tons of booze, and many an old friend.  We’re each taking a look back at our week in free live music with some recaps and now it’s my turn.  Follow the jump for more.

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ATH & SXSW: 3 To Watch

sxsw-&-athWe ATH crew are here to make sure you don’t completely screw up this whole SXSW thing and hate yourself for doing so.  Now we realize that every website in the nation shares some musical advice on the festival itself, but we like to think that we can offer you our opinions in condensed, easy to read versions.  Our policy has always been to only post things we like, and we promise to continue doing that.  We’ll be spending the next week or so fulfilling our promise with some SXSW artist to watch, 3 at a time.  I’ll start things off today by telling you a bit about 3 bands I deem worthy of your time.  Follow the jump for more.

For current show postings, keep in mind that it’s still early and many shows have yet to be announced.  We will post what we can find at this point. Read more

Introducing: Shark Week

It’s time to get that new band smell going around these parts kids.  This new artist that I’m promoting today comes at you straight out of the D.C. area and goes by the incredible band name Shark Week.  Now when one hears such a band name, you will immediately assume that they have some sort of badass tendencies behind their music.  You would be safe in assuming such things about Shark Week and can confirm with a quick listen to the rocking track “If You Want Me to Stay (For a While)”.  It’s sort of a surf rock sounding tune with tons of energy and plenty of grit to boot.  If you’re into it, check out Shark Week’s latest EP over on bandcamp which can be downloaded at a name your own price policy.

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Download: Shark Week – If You Want Me To Stay (For a While) [MP3]