Sharkmuffin Hits Moonshot with ‘Space Glow’


Back in January, we experienced the first snapshot of Sharkmuffin’s upcoming opus, Tsuki. The rough mix of “Little Bird” was an elegiac thunderstorm of adult compromises. The song jangles with half-cocked snark. “Think of all the waves that you can ride,” Tarra Thiessen sings with a purposeful lilt. Two months later the Brooklyn band — Thiessen and Natalie Kirch — find themselves in the throes of a distortion-laden euphony with the album’s lead single, “Space Glow”. The speaker eviscerating, salt-stung track hisses and pops. The currency, here, is of brevity and mortar fire. While the Polaroid of Sharkmuffin’s latest record is still being shaken into a complete picture, the early narrative of Tsuki appears to explore themes of adulthood and perception (dashed with levity). Currently in the middle of a waltz through the pop-art landscape of SXSW, Sharkmuffin plans to release their new album — the title of which literally translates to “moon” — this May.



Author: Rob Patrick

The program director of the Olympia Film Society, Rob is also a former San Diego Film Critics Society member. He has written for The East County Californian, The Alpine Sun, The East County Herald, The San Diego Entertainer, and the San Diego Reader. When he isn't curating a film festival, he is drinking rosé out of a plastic cup in Seattle or getting tattoos from Jenn Champion.

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