Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on October 19, 2010

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Shrag - Tights in August (MP3)

Shrag

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...

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Shrag - Rabbit Kids

Shrag - Lost Dog

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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
8:50PM: FLIGHT
7:50PM: ROOFTOP VIGILANTES
7:00PM: OBERHOFER
6:15PM: LITTLE GIRLS
5:30PM: SWEET BULBS
4:40PM: MATHEMAGIC
3:50PM: DEAD GAZE
3:00PM: SHRAG [UK]
$10, drink specials, 21+

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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

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Tags: CMJ, Shrag

Comments (3)

Yay. Their new record is really good.

Posted by J | October 19, 2010 1:19 PM

great stuff, love them!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2010 6:58 PM

saw them at cake shop and thought their music was really good, and they are definitely fun and fresh, but the actual singing leaves room for much improvement. saw a few others that night and on other nights of the festival and feel that there were too many CMJ bands that sounded like they just learned to play and formed a band 3 months ago, and yet were (luckily for them) super hyped and playing a ton of showcases for all the big blogs and promoters, while perhaps they should spend more time on their artistry first.

a great recording is one thing, but it leaves one to wonder how much auto tune and how many vocal takes were needed to make that album pitchfork loved. methinks these bands should be rated on their live skills as much as their album production. with the right producer just about ANYONE can sound great if the songs are half decent. sure, they'll get the hang of it. but when you see a ton of bands who have their chops and their set tight and rocking, why they get totally overlooked in favor of fresh out of the stable (in every sense) bands who get splashed all over the headlines of the top ten music blogs and record deals virtually thrown at them.

ok, you can attack me now!

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2010 10:43 AM

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