Mississippi Studios presents the high-concept experimental noise-punk outfit from NYC
$12 advance / $12 day of show
With wild minimalism and sharp wit, BODEGA revitalizes the rock and roll vocabulary under the influence of post punk, contemporary pop, hip-hop, kraut rock, and folk-derived narrative songwriting.
With the eyes of filmmakers, Ben Hozie (guitar, vocals) and Nikki Belfiglio (vocals) turn the documentary on themselves, finding the political in the personal. Formerly of prankster rock collective Bodega Bay, known for its outlandish critical stunts, their blend of essay and confession bears witness to the harsh poetry of being human in the digital age.
Joined by Montana Simone (drums), Madison Velding-Vandam (guitar) and Heather Elle(bass), BODEGA are unveiling their debut single, “How Did This Happen ?!,” a standout from their many live shows around New York City. Accompanying the single is a 360-degree interactive video showcasing the band’s unique live performance.
“How Did This Happen ?!” is the first song from BODEGA’s forthcoming debut album due out this summer. It was recorded and produced by Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) on the same Tascam 388 tape machine used for their LP Light Up Gold. It was mixed and mastered by Jonathan Schenke at Dr. Wu’s.
Shark Toys are a Los Angeles punk band who combine their love for existentialist literature (Pessoa, Camus, Kafka, etc) and the more disjointed sides of recorded music (Swell Maps, Desperate Bicycles, the Fall, Devo, etc.).
Formed in 2008, Shark Toys are the brainchild of Daniel Clodfelter. Initially a guitar and toy keyboard bedroom recording duo with then girlfriend (now wife) Rina, Shark Toys have mutated over the years into a blisteringly aggressive punk three piece consisting of Daniel on guitar and vocals, Emanuel Farias on drums, and Bill Gray (formerly of the Mae Shi) on bass and backing vocals.
Labyrinths is Shark Toys’ third LP and first for In the Red. It was recorded in two quick bursts in late 2015 and mid 2016 with Andrew Schubert at Golden Beat Studios shortly after Rina and long time bassist Mike Naeimollah left the group, to be replaced by Bill. Mikal Cronin came to the first session and added sax to a few songs. Around the time Shark Toys were writing these songs a few of Daniel’s close friends died from different causes (suicide, drugs, cancer) giving the album its dark lyrical theme.