Every once in a while, a band or a label gets ahold of us and asks us to check out their band/their release/etc. That’s how I came across Sharks Come Cruisin. From Providence, RI this is a band that delivers some awesome ‘pub rock’ that, if that’s you kinda thing, you absolutely have to check out. To put it a little better, lets let the bands website take over for a second;
“Sharks Come Cruisin’ plays an energetic mix of original and traditional sing-along songs, keeping the themes of audience participation and celebration at the center of their music and live performances. SCC has played several festivals up and down the Eastcoast, from Florida to Maine, and had the opportunity to play with Dropkick Murphys, The Loved Ones (Fat Wreck Chords), and Lemuria (Bridge Nine Records). They have been compared to Flogging Molly, The Pogues, and Against Me!, and have been described as sea shanty punk, Irish punk, and folk punk.”
So, with that outta the way lets get into the record itself shall we? Pressed on 180 gram wax by the fine folks at Pirate Press, this is a high quality release on some really heavy duty vinyl. The overall packaging (vinyl color & design, packaging, etc) really comes together nicely. When you factor in that the band completely funded this pressing (both the vinyl and CD versions) on their own by raising money through a Kickstarter account you can walk away impressed or at the very least respecting the hell outta their dedication to getting this record pressed in a high quality (and surely expensive) way while not having an ounce of ‘label support’ to offset costs.
I’ve got to say, this is a fine addition to the shelf/turntable. The music itself is great, and the quality of this pressing is top notch. If you’re into some of the bands mentioned above in the intro you really need to add this to your collection. You can do that by going HERE