The Jaws of Brooklyn

The Jaws of Brooklyn2022-05-17T15:43:20+00:00

Project Description

Similar Artists: Alabama Shakes, Lake Street Dive, Houndmouth

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.

RELEASES

“Fever” (Single)
Release Date: November 12, 2021
Empowering and emotionally charged,  The Jaws of Brooklyn’s searing anthem “Fever” is a rebel yell for women everywhere – a dynamic upheaval subverting gender norms to be unapologetically loud and true to oneself.” – Atwood 

The 60s influenced Garage Soul Pop single is off the album, The Shoals, due out in early 2022. Lyrically the song represents embracing every facet of being a woman – especially anger, and being unabashedly unapologetic in showing up fully in every expression of emotion, despite how “unattractive” or unacceptable it might be to society. Read more

The Shoals (Album)
Release Date: July 15, 2022
“…fiery delivery bouncing off electric riffs.” – Billboard

Recorded in Alabama’s Muscle Shoals region at Sundrop Sound, a studio co-owned by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) and John Paul White (Civil Wars), the debut album from The Jaws of Brooklyn, The Shoals, embodies the sun-soaked soul and seductive grit while standing at the crossroads where rock and roll and soul converge. The album, co-produced by Tanner and the band, due out July 15 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. Read more

“Don’t Give Up on My Love” (Single)
Release Date: April 5, 2022

“…fiery delivery bouncing off electric riffs.” – Billboard

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. Read more

“Sugar Sugar” (Single)
Release Date: May 17, 2022

Setting the stage for summertime, the new single from The Jaws of Brooklyn, “Sugar Sugar” combines a bubble-gum shimmy, Motown soul, and garage grit into sonic harmony. With its bassline working overtime, the song’s elevated heart rate tells the story of chemistry between lovers ready to strike a match and ignite. 

Bio

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.

They plan to release the debut album in early 2022, with the first single release on November 12, 2021.

Last thing. The name. They are based in Seattle. They recorded in Florence Alabama. Yet they are called Jaws of Brooklyn?  Before meeting Love four years ago, Uddin, Christofferson, and Cohen ended up mixing a couple of song demos in Brooklyn. (They eventually reworked the songs for Jaws of Brooklyn). After a fun night of romping through Brooklyn, they picked the name – Jaws of Brooklyn.

“’Fever’ is an impressive first step forward…”

Billboard

“…with “Fever,” Love and her band, The Jaws of Brooklyn, are set to chart a new course.”

Jacob Uitti, American Songwriter

Empowering and emotionally charged,  The Jaws of Brooklyn’s searing anthem “Fever” is a rebel yell for women everywhere – a dynamic upheaval subverting gender norms to be unapologetically loud and true to oneself.”

Mitch Mosk, Atwood Magazine

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