PREMIERE: Sharkmuffin Introduces “Serpentina,” the Star of Their New EP

Meet the space dominatrix inspired by a trip to AutoZone.

Finally, some representation for all you space dominatrixes working day jobs as receptionists for gene editing labs churning out superbabies. Brooklyn trio Sharkmuffin have written a conceptual EP empathizing with this exact demographic; over the course of five tracks, the garage-centric trio dabbles in shoegaze, glam, and a breakneck fusion of grunge and riot grrrl on Gamma Gardening to spin a totally unique narrative.

We’re getting the first taste of the EP today with the dissonant, arena-filling ballad “Serpentina,” the three minute sci-fi epic which initiated the project that was inspired by, uh, an oil change.

“I wrote the bass line and lyrics to this song when I had to get the serpentine belt replaced in my 1995 Dodge Caravan,” vocalist/guitarist Tarra Thiessen explains. “I got an oil change and the dude there told me the belt looked like it was about to snap and if it did, then I would lose control of the whole car and die. So after I bought a new serpentine belt at AutoZone, I for some reason started to personify my minivan as a sexy dominatrix named Serpentina that could kill me with her belt. To take control of this weird paranoid thought, I changed the story so that Serpentina kills herself with the belt.”

There you have it. Gamma Gardening is out April 5 on Exploding in Sound. Catch Sharkmuffin at SXSW and beyond on the dates below.

Tour Dates:
3/11 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas – 5:45PM/ Volstead Stage  (Strange Brew Showcase)
3/14 – Austin, TX @ Hard Luck Lounge – 3:10PM (Little Dickman Record Showcase)
3/14 – Austin, TX @ Lambert’s – 8PM (Cigar City Management/Outer Orbit booking Showcase)
3/16 – Austin, TX @ Beerland 1PM (Post-Trash showcase) –
3/17 – Austin, TX @ Big Easy – 6PM (Queen of the Scene & Left Bank Magazine Showcase)
4/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville (EP release show) w/ Haybaby, Gustaf and more
5/04 – Winooski, VT @ Waking Windows Festival

 

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