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Sparkle Shit

Sparkle Shit

CITY: New Brunswick
SONG TO DOWNLOAD: “One Trick Pony”

Sparkle Shit is too vicious to be twee-pop but too sweet to be frightening. The New Brunswick power trio collects all of the fuzz you would expect from a punk act, but switches it up — often opting for keyboards over guitars, and leading the way with an over-caffeinated, percussive vocal chant. Their wild charm has the ability to connect with those who catch their shows in basements and community centers, since Sparkle Shit is a DIY-er’s dream come true. Shits ‘n’ Giggles, the sole release from the Jersey band, shows guts and unpolished glamour, and doesn’t reach for impractical complexity. They have a true affinity for power chords, crafting perfectly punchy tunes with little finesse. Make no mistake, our country has plenty of rough-around-the-edges garage rock; Sparkle Shit just wants to make it a little more kick-ass. We take no issue with that.

_Perry Eaton

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Record Label You Should Know: Don Giovanni Records

Also from New Brunswick, DG boasts releases from Screaming Females, Hilly Eye, and Laura Stevenson and the Cans.


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