[photo by Rafe Baron courtesy of Impose Magazine]
Shellshag have a modest but very loyal following and on this recording from a couple of weeks ago at the second night of the Don Giovanni Records showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg, you can hear them chant the band’s name in between songs. One of the reasons for this kind of support is that Shellshag is authentic — the duo have worked the DIY scene in multiple cities over the last fifteen years. Their recent partnership with Don Giovanni has worked well for both, as their appearances as the annual showcases have been highlight, and their last album Rumors in Disguise is perhaps their best yet. The relationship fortunately continues this year as Shellshag is poised to release a new album Shellshag Forever on DGR in April. The band revealed a new track this week, “Face to Face” (the live version is streaming below), which seems not only autobiographical but also describes the live layout of the duo on stage. While we wish greater exposure for a band that truly deserves it, and this new album could very well be that spark, like their vocal fans at Music Hall, sometimes we’re happy Shellshag remains our little secret.
I recorded this set in the same manner as the Screaming Females set and the sound is superb. Enjoy!
Stream “Face to Face”:
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Music Hall of Williamsburg
Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix
Soundboard + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)
Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
[Total Time 36:15]
02 Face to Face
03 Crashing Rockets
04 Kiss Me Harder
05 Little Birdy
06 Carry On
08 Means That Much to Me
10 Sweet Hoody
12 Resilient Bastard
13 Just Like Heaven [Cure]
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].