12 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Between 2014 and 2016, Philadelphia’s Sheer Mag announced themselves with three EPs that explosively bonded lo-fi punk energy, stadium-sized hooks and Tina Halladay’s gale-force voice. Both political and personal, this full debut returns to that base formula while broadening their sonic palette too. Opener “Meet Me in the Streets” is a typically bracing, riffed-up call for revolution, but the band’s impeccable songcraft also lets them venture into swaggering funk (“Need to Feel Your Love”) and heartbroken, jangling folk (“Until You Find the One”) with highly satisfying results.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Between 2014 and 2016, Philadelphia’s Sheer Mag announced themselves with three EPs that explosively bonded lo-fi punk energy, stadium-sized hooks and Tina Halladay’s gale-force voice. Both political and personal, this full debut returns to that base formula while broadening their sonic palette too. Opener “Meet Me in the Streets” is a typically bracing, riffed-up call for revolution, but the band’s impeccable songcraft also lets them venture into swaggering funk (“Need to Feel Your Love”) and heartbroken, jangling folk (“Until You Find the One”) with highly satisfying results.

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Customer Reviews

3 out of 5

20 Ratings

Cartman?

PFjellman,

Is that you Eric???

IGNORE ALL TROLLS

MC Xylitol,

Sheer Mag is a great band and this is their first album proper. Support good music and ignore weirdo alt-right trolls.

About Sheer Mag

Coming on like a soulful yet unholy amalgamation of the Mekons, Thin Lizzy, the Jackson 5, and the MC5, Pennsylvania's Sheer Mag distill big '70s riffs and garage punk attitude into a hook-filled, lo-fi dance party. The band formed in Philadelphia in 2014 around the talents of Kyle and Hart Seely, Matt Palmer, Ian Dykstra, and powerhouse vocalist Tina Halladay, and within a year started releasing a flurry of 7" releases that caught the attention of everyone from Stereogum and Pitchfork to Rolling Stone and NPR. In early 2016, Sheer Mag issued their Static Shock Records label debut LP, I/II, which collected all the tracks from their first two EPs. A year later, another edition of their singles compilation was issued, this time adding the four tracks featured on their aptly named third EP, III. The band had already begun work on their debut full-length, with Hart Seely at the controls. Featuring a more nuanced approach to their tinny AOR sound, and with Halladay's vocals even more front and center, Need to Feel Your Love was released in July of 2017. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • GENRE
    Rock
  • BORN
    2014

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