Shark Toys- Stayed Up 7” ~W/ GREG ASHLEY!

$ 5.99
Shark Toys- Stayed Up 7” ~W/ GREG ASHLEY!
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Shark Toys- Stayed Up 7” ~W/ GREG ASHLEY!

$ 5.99

Shark Toys- Stayed Up 7”. Debut 7” from slop poppers Shark Toys on the upstart Felter Skelter Records. Driven by gal-n-guy dynamic and with Greg Ashley on drums as well as on the mixing board; this is intimate and simplistic pop with a post-punk cleanliness to it while maintaining some hooks throughout. The keyboards are almost undetectable at times and the layering of other sounds (a cello or violin, multiple guitar/bass tracks, odd key jingles) make for some deceptively deep tracks. "Stayed Up" is a cute garage-pop tune about listening to records and love, "Library" has a jolly UK-DIY feel to it, "What To Do" recalls desperate art-punk moves and "Rainfall" is a quirky Flying Nun inflected jammer. I got a lot more out of Shark Toys than I expected, as they exhibit more character than other bands of this ilk.  THIS ONE IS PRETTY HARD TO FIND AS IT WAS RELEASED BY THE BAND WITH VERY LITTLE DISTRIBUTION!