Shellshag ‎– Why'd I Have To Get So High? LP

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Don Giovanni Records (DG-108)
Starcleaner Records ‎(SC048)

13 track Black Vinyl LP

Any musician you talk to that is familiar with Shellshag regularly uses one word to describe these DIY stalwarts: Inspiring. Over the years, the duo has grown into Brooklyn’s answer to Dead Moon, transcending the simple label of “a band” and becoming an institution in their own right. They are true out-and-out lifers, in it for the long haul, and a reminder that perseverance is key in any artistic endeavor.

"Why’d I Have to Get So High?" is Shellshag’s 5th LP, and the culmination of 20 plus years of resilient effort and artistic growth. Recorded by Jerri Queen (Vacation) and John Petty (Vacation / Sleeves) at The Lodge (Kentucky), these tracks represent the band at the peak of their career, reinforcing their stripped down sound with additional instrumentation and the occasional lush arrangement, and guest appearances from members of Vacation, Tweens, Pretty Pretty, Swim Team, and Black Planet, and from long-time collaborator Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females.

A1 - Unacceptable
A2 - Captivation
A3 - Blowin It
A4 - 5 1 And Change
A5 - Rattletrap 2
A6 - '90's Problems
A7 - Tiger Stripes
A8 - RIP
B1 - Sun Moon Stars
B2 - Pretty Eyes
B3 - Hold You In My Arms
B4 - Baby Come Back
B5 - 50/50
B6 - Protect The Flower
B7 - Baby Arms
B8 - Down The River