Slaughter Beach, Dog is coming to Stubb's Indoors with Shannen Moser and Shark Rider November 19!
Doors: 8:00 PM
Tickets on sale now: bit.ly/SlaughterBeach
— Slaughter Beach, Dog
Few bands can say they were born out of necessity, but Slaughter Beach, Dog can. In 2015, Jake Ewald, in the midst of trying to write songs for his other band Modern Baseball (which has since gone on hiatus), hit a patch of writer’s block. To get himself back in action, Ewald decided to move the focus off of himself, stitching together a loose narrative surrounding a motley cast of characters. Before he knew it, he’d written an entire album, and Slaughter Beach, Dog was no longer an exercise, it was a full-fledged band.
• Listen: «Monsters» — open.spotify.com/track/5fGQQclg5IovvSvzWq4iFZ
• Website: slaughterbeachdog.com/
• Facebook: facebook.com/SlaughterBeachDawg/
• Twitter: twitter.com/beatsbydog
• Instagram: instagram.com/slaughter_beach_dog/
— Shannen Moser
Hailing from Berks County Pennsylvania, Shannen Moser grew up steeped in folk and country music. Influenced by the historically rich area, stretching farmland, and local folkers, Shannen credits the area with giving her the tools to write the music she does today. Her self- taught guitar plucking style and confessional lyricism are evocative of the area she grew up in. She vividly recalls her first encounter with folk music in her dad’s old truck, playing “Be here in the Morning” by Townes Van Zandt. Since then her love for songwriting has continued to grow.
In 2014 Shannen moved to Philadelphia to pursue her music more earnestly. Her latest recording, the debut LP “Oh My Heart” was released in January this year and has taken her from small bedroom recordings to a more expansive sound. Mostly recorded in a barn in Earlville, New York by Eric Muth, the record moves forward sonically while preserving the sincerity of her earlier work and showcasing Moser’s folk and country influences. The record was later finished in Philadelphia at the Knife Lair, a new studio project headed by Eric Muth and Wyatt Oberholzer. Accompanied by cello from Julia Peters, keys by Joe Evers, and guitar and auxiliary by Muth, Shannen’s band has helped her solo acoustic project evolve into a fuller sounding project. “Oh My Heart” moves beyond the sketchbooks of Shannen’s earlier work and proves an arrival for both her and her band.
• Bandcamp: shannenmoser.bandcamp.com/
• Listen: «Alex (282)» — open.spotify.com/track/5r0yjsRnBF90NRvXO8ajC9
• Facebook: facebook.com/shannenmoserphl/
— Shark Rider
Shark Rider formed in the sun drenched summer of 2015 from a collection of Austin musicians. They came together almost accidentally, and within a couple of practices had began manufacturing a unique punk infused brand of rowdy surf rock. They take inspiration from the rugged surf guitars and perfected tones of the Ventures and Dick Dale, as well as the crushing riffs and catchy new wave hooks of The Cars, Joe Jackson, and Weezer. Shark Rider is currently based out of Austin Texas, writing and recording there, while taking their show anywhere and everywhere as often as they can.
• Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/sharkriderworldwide
• Listen: «Speedway River» — open.spotify.com/track/1qNPc1yOiyJK78023zGJde
• YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCH6Dd9AS3WhdpuVumo1VooQ
• Website: sharkriderworldwide.com/
• Facebook: facebook.com/sharkriderworldwide?fref=ts
• Twitter: twitter.com/sharkridermusic
• Instagram: instagram.com/sharkriders/