“…fiery delivery bouncing off electric riffs.” – Billboard
FOR RELEASE APRIL 5
SEATTLE (March 9, 2022) – The new single from Seattle-based band The Jaws of Brooklyn, “Don’t Give Up On My Love”, rattles and shakes with a soul-drenched 60’s march. Bright chorus-pedal guitar melodies dance alongside a shuffling bass line setting the stage for an incendiary vocal climax that demands foot-stomp hand-clap attention. Due out April 5th, it is the third single off The Shoals set to release July 22nd
The band layers groove on top of funky groove throughout “Don’t Give Up On My Love”, but the single finds another gear behind lead singer Lindsay Love’s vocal performance. Guitarist Bryan Cohen explains, “For a song to make our final cut it had to convey the garage, soul, and pop vibe of the record and be melodically compelling…this was a fun challenge that we dove into head first. Our strongest material came about after we had been working together for a few months and gave Lindsay space to experiment with melodies and lyrics over different chords.” The song builds from an upbeat psychedelic hook to an explosive lover’s plea with a fiercely rhythmic drum accompaniment as the rest of the band drop out and piece back in.
The Shoals dances between smoldering sizzle, psychedelic smoke, and bright vintage-soul arrangements to capture the heart of its namesake. The album was recorded in The Shoals (musically famed Muscle Shoals) region of Alabama at Sundrop Sound, the studio co-owned by Alabama Shakes keyboardist Ben Tanner and John Paul White (formerly of The Civil Wars). Co-produced by Tanner and the band, it cradles a vintage 60’s-reverb sound that still feels modern – as if Aretha, Otis, and Mick were sharing a drink with the band after each session.
About The Jaws of Brooklyn
The Jaws of Brooklyn formed when Radio Raheem’s three members (Zia Uddin-Drums, Paul Christofferson-Bass, Bryan Cohen-Guitar) met singer Lindsay Love in Seattle during the height of the COVID pandemic in August 2020. They recorded a series of 60’s flavored Rock n’ Roll and Soul demos in Cohen’s basement, which included background vocal contributions from Black Pumas’ Lauren Cervantes. The demos caught the ear of Alabama Shakes keyboardist Ben Tanner and Fitz and the Tantrums and Lady Blackbird writer/producer Chris Seefried. Their debut album also features contributions from Alabama Shakes/Brittney Howard background vocalists Shanay Johnson and Karita Law
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Praise For The Jaws of Brooklyn
“A soulful sonic canon full of fiery passion…” – Mitch Mosk, Atwood Magazine
“With soulful pop elements inspired from the 60s mixed with garage rock, The Jaws of Brooklyn is a must-follow band for 2022 and beyond.” – Loud Women