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 and keyboards from Funky 2 Death’s Melissa Montalto. The demos caught the ear of Alabama Shakes keyboardist Ben Tanner and Fitz and the Tantrums and Lady Blackbird writer/producer Chris Seefried.
In May, they traveled to Florence, Alabama – Sundrop Sound – and cut their debut record, The Shoals. Tanner agreed to produce the album, and Seefried agreed to co-write two tunes and produce the lead vocal on one of those tunes. Tanner played keys and Alabama Shakes/Brittney Howard vocalists Shanay Johnson and Karita Law added their voices for background vocals. The result is a slab of 60’s inspired Rock and Soul with lots of fun percussion and simple arrangements.