In the past year and a half, Philly power trio Shark Tape released the Marathon LP, played a packed Free at Noon house and opened for Old 97s at Union Transfer. This year, they’re working on a follow-up LP, and this Friday will play alongside power pop heroes The Figgs at Boot and Saddle.
Leading up to the gig, bassist / vocalist Stephen Lorek appeared on the latest episode of the 25 O’Clock Podcast for an extensive conversation with host Dan Drago about a whole gamut of topics surrounding Shark Tape, its background and trajectory, as well as the struggles and rewards of independent band-dom in general. (The segment on perceptions of success is something any band going at it alone should pay attention to; suffice it to say, Lorek is humble and keeps his expectations grounded, which is an important thing in the long run.)
Listen to the episode below, and get tickets and more information on this Friday’s show here.
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