The Jaws of Brooklyn

The Jaws of Brooklyn2021-12-06T15:19:49+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

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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