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Sharkmuffin Announce New “Gamma Gardening” EP + Share “Serpentina” – Out April 5th on Exploding In Sound Records

February 22, 2019
Steven Anselm

SHARKMUFFIN ANNOUNCE “GAMMA GARDENING” EP

DUE OUT APRIL 5TH VIA EXPLODING IN SOUND RECORDS

Exploding In Sound Records is thrilled to announce the release of Sharkmuffin’s new album Gamma Gardening on April 5th. The trio has been mixing glam, punk, shoegaze, and indie rock since their debut album, Chartreuse, and have been steadily playing shows and touring ever since. Their last album Tsuki took the band’s songwriting and sense of humor to a new level, swelling with giant guitar riffs and a pounding riot grrrl intensity. Nothing the band has done can compare with Gamma Gardening however, a sci-fi concept album that starts with a space dominatrix and ends with the fears of artificially modified baby genetics gone horribly wrong. It’s another world altogether, and their music reflects it. 

FLOOD Magazine premiered the album’s first single “Serpentina,” saying, “The garage-centric trio dabbles in shoegaze, glam, and a breakneck fusion of grunge and riot grrrl on Gamma Gardening to spin a totally unique narrative.”

Speaking about the track, Tarra Thiessen (guitar/vocals) shared:

“This was the first song that inspired the character and story of the EP. I wrote the bass line and lyrics to this song when I had to get the serpentine belt replaced in my 1995 Dodge Caravan. I got an oil change and the dude there told me the belt looked like it was about to snap and if it did then I would lose control of the whole car and die. So after I bought a new Serpentine Belt at autozone, I for some reason started to personify my minivan as a sexy dominatrix named Serpentina that could kill me with her belt. To take control of this weird paranoid thought, I changed the story so that Serpentina kills herself with the belt.”

UPCOMING SHOWS:

03/11 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas – 5:45PM/ Volstead Stage (Strange Brew Showcase)
03/14 – Austin, TX @ Hard Luck Lounge – 3:10PM (Little Dickman Record Showcase)
03/14 – Austin, TX @ Lambert’s – 8PM (Cigar City Management/Outer Orbit booking Showcase)
03/16 – Austin, TX @ Beerland 1PM (Post-Trash showcase)
03/17 – Austin, TX @ Big Easy – 6PM (Queen of the Scene & Left Bank Magazine Showcase)
04/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville (EP release show) w/ Haybaby, Gustaf and more
05/04 – Winooski, VT @ Waking Windows Festival

SHARKMUFFIN
GAMMA GARDENING
OUT APRIL 5TH (CS/MP3)
PRE-ORDER


1. Receptionist
2. Designer Baby
3. Serpentina
4. Too Many Knobs
5. Fate

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