UK-based band Sharks has unveiled their playfully catchy tune, "Arcane Effigies", which is the lead single from their forthcoming album, No Gods, slated for a March 20th release on Rise Records. That's right. Rise Records. Listen to this song again and then think about everyone else on Rise: Devil Wears Prada, Miss May I, Sleeping With Sirens, Attack Attack! etc. At first I didn't understand why everyone in their YouTube comments is so up in arms about this band until I rememebered exactly who all was on Rise's roster.
This signing is definitely out of left field, but is it really that big of a crime for a label to take a chance on something different? Although there are plenty of haters on the band solely because they're not screaming and whinning about something for once, there are about more than double the amount of supporters trying to make the trolls go away. I think if any label is willing to take a chance on a band that it's a great thing, even if it's out of their comfort zone, so my hat is tipped to you, Rise.
Also, whatever. They must be doing something right if they're heading out on tour with Social Distortion. You can check out the dates below.
SHARKS 2012 TOUR DATES
27th Las Vegas, NV The Joint @ the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
31st Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
1st Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
3rd Tempe, AZ The Marquee
5th San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brewing Company
6th Reno, NV Knitting Factory Concert House
9th Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
10th Oakland, CA Fox Theater
11th Oakland, CA Fox Theater
13th Chico, CA Senator Theatre
14th Modesto, CA Modesto Centre Plaza
15th Los Angeles, CA TBA*
16th Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theatre
17th Pomona, CA Fox Theater Pomona
18th Pomona, CA Fox Theater Pomona
*not part of Social Distortion tour