TRACK PREMIERE: SHARK TOYS “CITY LIGHTS”
It’s a rainy cabin-fever kinda day today and here comes a happily clattery song to match from L.A.’s Shark Toys, which includes occasional L.A. RECORD contributors Daniel Clodfelter and Emanuel Farias. “City Lights” is like the Urinals as inspired by the Count Bishops—a post-punk-pub-rock smasher that tackles (with feral enthusiam) that age-old problem of nothing to do and nowhere to go. Shark Toys’ promising Labyrinths LP was recorded by Andrew Schubert (who did the killer Flat Worms 7″) and mastered by Mikey Young of Total Control and Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and it’s due out soon from the powerhouse In The Red label. And if you can’t wait—and can you?—Shark Toys will perform this Thursday, Jan. 11, as part of a top-notch bill with the Spires and Business of Dreams (with Corey from Terry Malts) at Non Plus Ultra!