It happens. Good things happened in 2016 too. We released a cassette for songwriter John Hays, also our bandmate/tour manager.
triple LP of the final days at Death by Audio, the raddest Brooklyn Venue. Its all live stuff, Shellshag is on there doing "Destroy Me I'm Yours", along with Ted Leo, Screaming Female, Deerhoof, Ty Segal, Lightning Bolt and others. really miss that place. There is a book and a movie about the joint too I think.
Shellshonic Shag-O-Vision episodes. Season 3 features guests Mike Watt, Chris Gethard, Ian Vanek, Kreamy 'Lectric Santa, Pale Angels, Patrick Jennings, Bobby Harper, and Marissa Paternoster! We do songs by Velvet Underground, Wire, the Smiths, and more.
Flashback TV, which features old footage we have from the '90s.
The pilot episode is a nice clip of famed punk band Hickey playing at Starcleaners in 1997.
Vacation "every direction"
Non Person is one of the best records ever, it was so much fun making a video for one of the songs on that record, honored.
"50/50", from the Why'd I Have to Get So High LP. We used these cool old chess pieces my grandma Nana made a long time ago. We didn't place chess with them, but still, they look sweet in the video. We also got to show off our outfits that our friend Hellena made for us! It's a bunch of our old rock t-shirts spanning 30 years, sewn up together in a single outfit. They are so rad!!
More Survival Tips from the Bay. Hello my name is along with More Survival Tips from the Bay and Please Don't Go are a perfect mix of unreleased music that spans many years while looking for a home. They go perfect together even though it took so long for them to tumble into place together.
We had a good time on the road this year despite our troubles, playing with Toys That Kill at Planit X Fest and at First Ave. in Minneapolis, and going to Pierre South Dakota for the first time. Fest in Florida was super fun this year, and going to Santamania in Cincinnati was a blast.
Big thanks to everyone everywhere. -shellshag