Sunglasses For Jaws release new single “What Does It Look Like“
New album Everybody’s Made Of Bonesout June 3rd via Pony Recordings
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(20/4/21) ––– London based outfit Sunglasses For Jaws today release their new single “What Does It Look Like” – the third track to be shared from upcoming album Everybody’s Made Of Bones, out June 3rd via Pony Recordings.
Widescreen, psych-rock with a penchant for the dramatic, David Bardon and Oscar Robertson along with recently recruited vocalist Oliver Huband recorded Everybody’s Made Of Bones at Sean Ono Lennon’s studio in upstate New York.
Produced by Lennon’s partner Charlotte Kemp Muhl and mixed by Elliot Heinrich (Temples, Sorry, Parquet Courts) – the album examines the story and struggles of Huband’s character ‘Frank’, with Huband’s hushed singing and spoken word narratives impeccably delivered across the sprawling, kaleidoscopic instrumentals.
A cacophony of horns, driving guitars and lilting xylophone runs, new single “What Does It Look Like” provides a cinematic insight into the band’s new album.
Speaking on the new single, Huband said: “We ask questions for the purpose of getting answers, and if your question remains unanswered, you’ll just keep asking the question. Over and over. And we, humans, love to ask questions as much as we like to find answers. ‘What does it look like’ is a broad, vague, all-encompassing question that has a million different answers. Everything can be everything, anything can be anything. It’s a question that speeds into the highway eternally, picking up information and passengers and ideas and thoughts along the way. It’s everything that appears on your tv screen, on billboards, in your dreams, behind your eyes, the incessant overload of visual and psychological stimuli. It’s the coke can and the wet soil, and everything in between. Don’t try and answer this particular question. Trust me. The pursuit is a hell of a lot more fulfilling than the destination.”
Sunglasses For Jaws at its core is the project of drummer and bassist Oscar Robertson and David Bardon. A rhythm section session pair, touring the world together playing for acts including Sinead O’Brien, Geowulf, Nick Waterhouse, Yak and This Is The Deep – the creative duo explain: “Sunglasses For Jaws is our vessel to experiment and make any kind of music we want to. This time we’ve given it a lot more intention and thought, and we wanted to create an entire little world.”
Adding more context to the full project, the trio added: “Everyone has versions of themselves – exteriors, barriers, walls, personalities, facades, fronts and so on. They separate people and make them unique. But everyone is made of blood, bone and skin. And bone is the most breakable. The hardest. The weakest. The softest. The most beautiful, smoothest component of the body, holding the entire artifice together. And whatever experience you live or embody, it’s your bones that get the beast in motion. This record is about the different experiences lived. The various forms and iterations of a person – where they place themselves, who they exist with, how they behave, how they recover. Frank does all of these things throughout the record, taking on the personage of the narrator, the protagonist, the psyche and, to some extent, all three at the same time. He doesn’t fear jumping in at the deep end and allowing himself to really feel. He feels so much that he feels in in his bones. When we get wet, we get soaked to the bone. When we feel adrenaline, we feel it in our bones. And when we write music and lyrics and throw art and romance and human complexity into the world… we do it with our bones.”
Team a surreal, magical recording experience with the three fascinating, malleable minds behind it, and Everybody’s Made Of Bones becomes a stunning 45-minute dive into an endlessly revealing world, examining the human condition through the quickly unravelling Frank’s eyes.
Sunglasses For Jaws‘ new single “What Does It Look Like” is out now. New album Everybody’s Made Of Bones is out June 3rd via Pony Recordings.