Shellshag was the second band to play at the Don Giovanni showcase at Music Hall last week, but based upon the crowd response and participation, the band could have played much higher in the bill. Shellshag is not a new band — Shell and Shag have played together for over a decade. A guitar/drums duo that sounds like a full band playing legit garage rock, these veterans of the San Francisco DIY scene since the 1990s are a blueprint of how two people with talent and passion can make compelling underground music and make it last. But their latest album on Don Giovanni Rumors in Disguise may be the complete realization of what the duo is all about, and although the too-short thirty minute set at Music Hall featured only two songs from Rumors (“Resilient Bastard” is streaming below), it also offered a overview of their catalog, a medley of garage rock covers, and a rousing finale where “Fuck Society” devolved into a noise jam of instrument-switching and amp-stacking. Shellshag is currently on tour on the East coast, and they return to NYC for a show at Death By Audio on March 11.
Acidjack and I captured this set in the same manner at the Screaming Females recording, and the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!
Stream “Resilient Bastard”:
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Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA
Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Center Balcony Rail
Neumann KM-150s > Sound Devices Mix-Pre + Schoeps MK-22 > KCY > Littlebox > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)
Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper and acidjack
[Total Time 27:48]
01 Face to Face
02 Memories Linger
03 Crashing Rockets
04 Little Birdy
05 Body of the Bird
06 Resilient Bastard
08 Done For Myself
10 Fuck Society
If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Shellshag, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the Don Giovanni Records store [HERE] and the Starcleaner Records website [HERE].