The new 7" by Sheer Mag is out this week, and for the band's official release date, they play Cha'cha' Razzi with Philly punks Blank Spell and NY's Big Huge this Saturday, September 27th. Sheer Mag features Christina from The Shakes on lead vocals, and where The Shakes were a faster mixture of soul, organ, and punk, Mag's sound is a surer combination of power-pop, fuzz, and garage. The new band gives Christina the space for her vocals, and leans wide over meaty drum beats and a guitar that echoes a style akin to Big Star, as on "Sit And Cry," and we would even venture to say the early albums of The Figgs ("Hard Lovin'"). Whatever their influence, we're glad to hear these great tracks from a new group putting their own spin and twist on a sound that we already love, and making it sound fresh and exciting in a whole new way. The band plays a few shows locally, and hits the road this October with tour mates Nancy playing a mixture of house and club shows - Philly dates listed below, and you can pick up the 7" on order via snail mail, here.
RELEASE SHOW w/ BIG HUGE + BLANK SPELL
10/13 @ GOLDEN TEA HOUSE w/ RAKTA + THE STASI