August 16, 2012

Shark Week - "If You Want Me To Stay (For A While)"

There's no lack of energy on "If You Want Me To Stay (For A While)"—one of three tracks on the new EP from rambunctious DC outfit Shark Week. From the moment that descending guitar intro unloads, the drums and rhythm guitar enter swinging in a full-on galloping stride with frontman Ryan Hunter Mitchell delivering fits of howling rasp, attitude, and heart-riddled scorn. Like any properly failed relationship turned into song, the chorus here is rich with doubt, one-sided affection, and maybe even a bit of begging: "You can cry, but you don't / Just lie baby lie / You can stay, but you won't / Lie baby lie / Like a good girl should, but you don't / Just lie baby lie / I can stay for a while, if you want me to stay for a while." Fans of Johnny Thunders, The New York Dolls, and good ole fashioned raucously bluesy and bruising rock 'n' roll, take notice: Shark Week is the real deal.

Pay-what-you-want for the EP via Bandcamp.

Shark Week - "If You Want Me To Stay (For A While)" (from EP)

EP - Single - Shark Week


  1. Good timing, amazing find. I just started reading this blog and have found nothing but gold. Thanks for posting!

  2. That is a pretty awse album cover!