June Of 44 ‎– The Anatomy Of Sharks

Quarterstick Records ‎– QS40LP, Quarterstick Records ‎– qs40, Quarterstick Records ‎– QS40
Vinyl, 12", EP, 45 RPM, Red Jacket


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Title on labels: The Anatomy of Sharks E.P.

Fred Erskine, Doug Scharin, Jeff Mueller and Sean Meadows are only mentioned without credit roles on the backcover. Robert Weston is not mentioned anywhere on the release.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched): QS-40-A DON'T PANIC OR THRASH AFTER SIGHTING A SHARK L-46211
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched): QS-40-B SWIM ALWAYS SMOOTHLY TO A BOAT OR BEACH L-46211-X
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B stamped): GOLDEN


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September 22, 2017
edited 11 months ago
This could somehow be the soundtrack to a modern film version of Poe's 'Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym,' in all its terse, eerie beauty and wiry tension. And, like Poe's best work, it's somehow inviting and expansive while being simultaneously clenched and claustrophobic, which is an apt descriptor of most of June of 44's work, but here it's wonderfully encapsulated into three very different songs where we seem to board a rickety ship, set sail in an unnerving storm, lose the ballast, and finally sink into the frothy sea...my metaphors are cheap and silly, but hopefully you get the point.


January 30, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
The first song on this three song EP Sharks & Sailors is one hell of a rockin' tune I tell ya. Detuned and churning out time signatures like a drunken sailor plotting a course on his trusty old wrinkled nautical map under heavy winds and high seas. When Jeff Mueller screams out On this day / I've lost faaaai-th you damn well believe it. "Boom" displays a very different side of the band - this song conjures up images of arabic boiling tea pot voodoo. Very beautiful. "Seemingly Endless Steamer" is a return to form that we've all come to love and respect I'm the son of an oceanographer and I can't read the sea ... I'm the son of astronomer and I can't read the sky ... Mixed at Idful Music. Recorded by Bob Weston. Both the CD and 12" come in a deluxe fold-out matchbox sleeve.