Queening, Pygmy Shrews, Liturgy Dudes ‘Knock’ Out Shop Talk
Let's talk shop about Shop Talk, the latest power trio to emerge from the Brooklyn underground. All three members cut their teeth in the borough's hyper-crowded, crossover-inclined scene — frontman Jon Garcia did duty in Queening and Worms in Dirt, drummer Alexander Perrelli slammed the skins for the scuzzy Pygmy Shrews, and bassist Bernard Gann is best known as the axeman for transcendental black metal darlings Liturgy. They're neither supergroup nor side project; rather, the advent of Shop Talk represents a fresh start for these three gents and the scene that spawned them, as well as a flipping of the bird to New York's everlasting scourge of posers.
We won't have to wait very long for the raucous reset: Shop Talk are set to release their debut, self-titled LP on November 11 (11/11 — make a wish!) via Brainbox Records. The eight-track album was produced by Eaters' Jonathan Schenke, a fellow Brooklynite who's sat behind the boards for Parquet Courts and others. Today, CLRVYNT is happy to unveil "Knock on a Door," quite possibly the first punk anthem to chronicle the woes of canvassing door-to-door. (With the election right around the corner, the timing couldn't be better.) Listen to the song below, and scroll down for the album art and track list, plus the guys' tour itinerary.
Here's the lowdown on "Knock on a Door," from Garcia himself:
Years ago, I had this lousy canvassing job, and I'd be bussed out to some posh neighborhood to knock on 100 or so strangers' doors. People would peer out of their windows and wave me off, and give me dirty looks that read as some mixture of annoyance and fear. I was viewed as this suspicious character, and I found this at once amusing, insulting and not necessarily wrong … I mean, we're all basically dirtbags, right?
Shop Talk's self-titled debut arrives November 11 on Brainbox. Pre-order here.
SHOP TALK, SHOP TALK TRACK LIST
1. “Doze at the Wheel”
2. “Top of the Hill”
3. “Givin Back”
4. “Knock on a Door”
5. “Stranger in All Parts”
6. “Lying Eyes”
8. “Love Dart”
SHOP TALK on TOUR
Nov. 15 — Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville ^
Nov. 18 — Columbus, OH @ Bourbon Street
Nov. 19 — Chicago, IL @ SubT w/ ONO, No Men, Casper Skulls
Nov. 20 — Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Nov. 21 — Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
Nov. 22 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Pharmacy
^ w/ Russian Baths & Iyez
# w/ ONO, No Men, Casper Skulls