It’s been over two years since we first featured New York noise-punk duo Sharkmuffin and their debut EP, She-Gods of Champagne Valley. We closed that review with hopes for a full LP to follow in the not-too-distant-future with that particular wait coming to an end last week.
Chartreuse, out now on State Capitol Records and Little Dickman Records, sees Tarra Thiessen and Natalie Kirch teaming up with drummer Patty Schemel (Upset, Death Valley Girls, Hole) finds Sharkmuffin working at peak efficiency crafting up a dizzying amount of hooks and creative noise-pysch-punk blasts across its, hard to believe, twenty one minutes. A best kept secret no more, Sharkmuffin is, clearly, ready for the big time.
Amid all the pre, now post, release buzz, the “no good lush(es)” recently shared the video for “Tampons Are For Sluts” wherein Thiessen and Kirch welcome you into the dark, seedy world of boozy, rock and roll NYC romance. Watch it and check out Sharkmuffin’s slew of upcoming tour dates below.
Sharkmuffin Tour Dates:
8/10 at TROMAVILLE, New Brunswick, NJ
8/11 at Trap, South Philly, PA
8/12 at Maudie’s in Cincinnati, OH
8/13 at Happy Dog in Cleveland, OH
8/14 at Joyful Noise in Indianapolis, IN
8/15 at TBA, Chicago, IL
8/16 at The Triple Rock in Minneapolis, MN
8/17 at Gabe’s in Iowa City, IA
8/18 at O’Leavers in Omaha, NE
8/19 at The Vega in Lincoln, NE
8/20 1:30PM guest DJs on X-Rated Women in Music Lincoln, NE
8/21 at Moe’s in Denver, CO
8/22 @ The Blind Tiger, Kansas City, MO
8/23 @ The Firebird St. Louis, MO
8/25 @ TBA, Richmond, VA
8/26 @ WCWM radio station on the campus of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA