Desert Sharks – Baby’s Gold Death Stadium (album review)

by Woody on October 2, 2019

Photo Cred: Shawn Cuni

While Brooklyn’s Desert Sharks have been at it for nearly a decade, they only recently landed on my radar. Some of that is I don’t live in Brooklyn and most of that is that I am old. Part of being old is that I have my youth to look back and reference. And these ladies invoke memories of Sleater-Kinney and L7 as they rip through a dozen tunes on their debut LP.

The opening track, Sorceress, deals with the aforementioned aging phenomenon; albeit from a female perspective, in stating that you’re not to be dismissed as you get older. It’s a solid rallying cry. The following track, I Don’t Know How To Dress For the Apocalypse, looks towards the youth as they grapple as to how to deal with this current shit show our country has found itself in. On the back-end, Sick Sad World and Serpent are an excellent one-two; the latter being particularly heavy.

If you consider yourself a fan of Ex Hex or the earlier Bleached stuff, you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t spend some time with this excellent album.

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