Very happy to announce and introduce Major Games to the publishing roster. This shoegaze / post-punk trio hails from Lawrence, KS and stylistically somewhere between the Scottish electric duo Boards of Canada and indie noise rock band Polvo. Major Games' latest self-titled record is available for licensing and placements now!
The third release from Pray for Sound, Everything Is Beautiful, communicates the dichotic concept of light vs. dark without a single spoken word. As the follow up to the band’s 2014 album Dreamer, Everything Is Beautiful marks an all in decision to dedicate their energies towards the band. “The five of us left our ‘real lives’ behind in Massachusetts and relocated up to Glover, Vermont for eight days with all our music equipment,” recalls Malley. “No distractions or stress.” Removing all societal participation built quite a euphoric experience for the band, and allowed them to find renewed creativity in their songwriting.
Eleven new songs found on Everything Is Beautiful feature turbulent guitar riffs and heart pounding drums accompanied by sweeping and all encompassing undercurrents of sound that evoke the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Tycho, and Explosions in the Sky. “We discovered a newfound excitement for the music we were making,” says Malley of the time spent writing and recording Everything Is Beautiful. “We took our time to finish our ideas, and the end result is something we're all incredibly proud of.”
Everything Is Beautiful was written, recorded, produced, and mixed by the band themselves.
FULL ALBUM IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING INQUIRIES HERE
Our in-house label released Erik Pitluga's Until This Star Explodes!
Rust Belt songwriter, Erik Pitluga, delivers indie rock intertwined with the spirit of folk on his debut EP, Until This Star Explodes. The songs take a stripped down acoustic guitar-centric approach blending layers of electric guitars, ambient instrumentation, and minimal percussion all paired with his melodic vocals and absorbing lyrics.
After years of sporadically releasing singles between his time touring and recording as drummer for Roger Harvey & The Wild Life and guitarist of A Voice Like Rhetoric, he's consolidated a seven-track solo release that features his own brand of songwriting. A collection of self-produced material, some dating as far back as 2008,
Until This Star Explodes, echoes influence from early American Football and Death Cab For Cutie. This album is now available digitally and on extremely limited lathe cut vinyl (/25) via I Am Shark.
We started an Instagram account last week @iamsharkmusicgroup for updates on new additions to the roster and songs added into the catalogue. This is really pushing us to showcase the best 15 seconds we can at a time and I hope clients / film makers will appreciate this view intro our catalogue. Let us know you're following us and I'll get 15% off the next license:) Thanks!
We proud to announce a brand new release that is a very special and innovative addition to our catalogue. Troy Messerall (Bells & Whistles) recently took a big step forward and married the love of his life Abbie, this past fall. Troy of course went above and beyond for the event, where he began writing and recording music for their wedding day.
Wedding Songs includes three intimate recordings made for the ceremony including; Song For Sitting, Song For Friends, and the finale with a track made especially for the bride - Song For Abbie.
Bruce from Pray For Sound released a video unveiling how he uses Fractal Audio's Axe FX to achieve the 'clean shimmer' sound with his guitar tone. The video is super useful for all mixing/audio reference as well as some insight into the post-rock sound.
Our very own and multi-faceted Erik Pitluga with be playing drums this fall with Roger Harvey. Catch them across the US supporting Frank Iero & The Celebration. Dates and flyer below.
11/1 Sommerville, MA @ Cuisine en Locale
11/2 Hamden, CT @ The Space
11/4 Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
11/5 Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
11/6 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
11/7 Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
11/8 Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/11 New Orleans, LA @ The Parish at House of Blues
11/12 Houston, TX @ Walters Downtown
11/13 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
11/14 Austin, TX @ Stubbs Jr.
11/16 Pheonix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
11/17 San Diego, CA @ VooDoo Room at House of Blues
11/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
11/19 Pamona, Ca @ The Glass House
11/20 Fresno, Ca @ Strummer’s
11/21 San Luis Obispo, Ca @ SLO Brewing Company
11/22 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
11/25 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
11/27 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
11/28 Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
11/29 Chicago, IL @ The Metro
11/30 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
12/1 Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
Very happy to announce our brand new web platform for our music library! The search engine is incredibly, helping you find songs quickly and accurately. Fields include Lyrics, BPM, Tempo, 'Sounds Like', Song Key, of course Genre's and Mood's as well as many more!
Give it a try at our 'Library' link above in the menu and let us know what you think.