Released on vinyl/CD/digital through In the Red Records
Los Angeles’ Shark Toys have been bashing out their unique brand of frantic, weirdo post-punk for years now and it’s a wonder why ITR hasn’t worked with them before now. Thankfully we are correcting this with the release of Labyrinths - 14 fast paced rippers that have been described by at least one person as sounding like “early No Age meets Tyvek on uppers”. With a constantly evolving line up it is easy to say this is the most aggro version of the band to date. There’s an occasional sax skronk (courtesy of Mikal Cronin), piano plink-plunk, and the spare synth squiggle here and there, but more often than not it’s a batch of four-on-the-floor pogo-friendly numbers that will have even the most jaded message board lurkers rethinking what the Los Angeles underground has to offer.
released March 1, 2018
On this record Shark Toys are:
Daniel Clodfelter, Bill Gray, Emanuel Farias.
Mikal Cronin plays sax on "No Escape," "Confusion," and "Jazz Suss."
Recorded at Golden Beat Studio by Andrew Schubert.