It took me a while to get into them, but I have totally fallen in love with the Athens, Georgia outfit, We Versus The Shark. If you haven’t picked up their latest album, Dirty Versions, you are seriously missing out. They are able to combine bravura with brilliant song writing. They rock out harder than most bands, but still keep their work artful.
They have also been releasing a cover song for each month of the year for free here at Quote Unquote Records, that will be put together as an album called Murmurmur when they are done with the project. Their latest additions have been covers of Deerhoof and Radiohead, two favs around these parts. Next week I am going to unleash the videos I took from their Athfest performance that blew me away earlier this year. Also, they are heading out on tour this week with Athens supergroup Pegasuses-XL (featuring members of We Versus The Shark and Cinemechanica), who are pretty badass as well. They are both hitting up Georgia Tech Thursday night.
We Versus The Shark & Pegasuses-XL Tour Dates:
Oct 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Under the Couch %
Oct 10 – Birmingham, AL @ Cave 9
Oct 12 – Murfreesboro, TN @ Midnight Mountain
Oct 13 – Bowling Green, KY @ “Revfest” at Western Kentucky University
Oct 15 – Lexington, KY @ Al’s Bar
Oct 16 – St Louis, MO @ Cicero’s ^
Oct 17 – Chicago, IL @ The Moperie
Oct 18 – Hamtramck, MI @ The Beaumont
Oct 19 – Columbus, OH @ Bernie’s Distillery
Oct 21 – Lancaster, PA @ Ad Lib Cafe
Oct 22 – New York, NY @Hello Sir CMJ Party the Bowery Poetry Club
Oct 23 – New Yok, NY @ Ernest Jenning CMJ Party at the Cake Shop
Oct 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Silent Barn
Oct 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Danger Danger Gallery
Oct 26 – Baltimore, MD @ Hexagon
Oct 27 – Lynchburg, VA @ The Bridge
Oct 28 – Greensboro, NC @ UNCG Campus
Oct 29 – Clemson, SC @ Clemson University
Oct 30 – Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
Nov 1 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest!
Nov 2 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest!
% w/ Pattern is Movement
^ w/ So Many Dynamos
We Versus The Shark : Idiotheque (Radiohead cover)
- Posted by Davy Minor on October 6, 2008 at 4:18 am