by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Shrag - Tights in August (MP3)
Indiepop can be a bit of a dirty word but Shrag are flying the flag defiantly, with some balls too. Comparisons to Love is All and Comet Gain are apt (they share producer Woodie Taylor) but there's also some classic punk snarl in there too. Shrag's new album, Life! Death! Prizes!, is pretty terriffic and deserves to take them beyond the cardigan crowd. You can download the Comet Gain-esque "Tights in August" at the top of this post and watch the video for their excellent new single "Rabbit Kids" at the bottom of this post.
More importantly, Shrag are here this week for CMJ and as it stands right now you've got three chances to see them: Friday (10/22, 6PM) at Cake Shop for the Pop Tarts Suck Toasted day party; Saturday (10/23, 3PM) at Bruar Falls as part of the all-day Cape Shok party; then later Saturday night (11PM) for their official CMJ showcase at Lit Lounge.
Dates, flyer and videos below...
Shrag - Rabbit Kids
Shrag - Lost Dog
SATURDAY OCTOBER 23RD
CMJ MUSIC MARATHON!!! @ BRUAR FALLS
CAPESHOK AND INFLATED RECORDS present:
11:30PM: WOVEN BONES
11:00PM: ETERNAL SUMMERS
10:15PM: READING RAINBOW
9:40PM: BIG TROUBLES
7:50PM: ROOFTOP VIGILANTES
6:15PM: LITTLE GIRLS
5:30PM: SWEET BULBS
3:50PM: DEAD GAZE
3:00PM: SHRAG [UK]
$10, drink specials, 21+
Shrag - CMJ 2010 Dates
FRI OCT 22 (6PM) - Cake Shop, Pop Tarts Suck Toasted party
SAT OCT 23 (3PM) - Bruar Falls, Cape Shok party
SAT OCT 24 (11PM) - Lit Lounge