PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO via TIDAL
SPLIT CASSETTE WITH THE OFF WHITE
OUT JULY 21
VIA LITTLE DICKMAN
“Sharkmuffin, led by grunge-glam Brooklyn babes, Tarra Thiessen and Natalie Kirch, are consistently turning out new music before you even have time to get the old songs out of your head!” – BUST Magazine
“Brooklyn’s Sharkmuffin is the musical embodiment of Whitman’s famous adage, ‘I contain multitudes.”…like glitter dredged in hot, sticky tar.”
– The Le Sigh
Sharkmuffin are either the most glam garage band around, or the grungiest glam band around.” – NPR
“…new punks with old school sensibilities…this is a vicious band with plenty of teeth.” – Consequence of Sound
“Brooklyn’s Sharkmuffin play scuzzy, ornery glam-rock with a strut – think T. Rex by way of Hole, or perhaps a more acrid Sweet.” – CLYVYNT
SHARE/WATCH VIDEO FOR “FACTORY”
Sharkmuffin has teamed up with TIDAL to exclusively premiere their latest music video for the single, “Factory.” The video is styled in a fun silent movie setting that takes you onto a Victorian horror themed journey through the bands transgression in time as coming of age vampires who end up acquiring a factory and aim to protect it from a Donald Trump takeover.
TIDAL members can check out the video here: tidal.com/Sharkmuffin and you can embed it here: http://tdl.sh/SharkmuffinFactory
This past week, the rock duo performed on the TIDAL Rising Stage at SummerScreen, Brooklyn’s free film and concert series.
“This video tells the story of women factory workers from the late 1900s who have been transformed into vampires and work in their factory throughout the 20th century until present day. At the end of the video, Donald Trump attempts to take over the factory that they worked at for over 100 years and gained the rights to own & run so, sadly, the vampire family devours him.”
“The song “Factory” is about a young and naive factory worker who is in love with, and eventually has an affair with the factory owner. This film was shot by Eric Durkin, who lent us his office for the finale. We ran with this theme and then took it through the ages, starting with the turn of 20th century up until present day. Only we added vampires to the mix. The initial shots are of Tarra and I as Factory workers in the early 1900s. Vram (The Big Drops/ Wild Moon) is the owner of a fabric factory and original nosferatu sire who bites Tarra, setting off multiple rounds of turnings and feedings. Davey (Lost Boy ?/ So So Glos) enters the picture in the 1940s, when Tarra and I are working on a can line during WWII. Davey’s character is interested in purchasing the factory from then-owners and vampires Drew and Chris. By the end, we are in the current era and Tarra and I – the female vampires – are the business owners. It ends with a non-transformative consumption by the 2017 vampire family,” says bassist Natalie Kirch.
Their band also celebrates their up-coming EP Split Cassette, a split with psychedelic punk meets rock band The Off White. Split Cassette will be released July 21 via Little Dickman records. Check out Sharkmuffin’s upcoming US tour dates below.
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SHARKMUFFIN TOUR DATES:
7/20 — Muchmore’s Brooklyn, NY (Split EP Release Show)
7/21 — Bond Street Bar — Abury Park, NJ
7/23 — Spacecloud — Providence, RI
7/24 — Cafe 9 — New Haven, CT
7/25 — Mr Smalls Funhouse — Pittsburg, PA
7/26 — The Barbary — Philadelphia, PA