Sharkmuffin: Fish Are Friends Not Food

CBGB may be gone, but New York City punk’s spirit remains alive and well in Sharkmuffin’s latest release, Chartreuse. Constantly shifting between straightforward rock tones, lo-fi vocals and even a bit of surf punk, the trio’s first full-length keeps the pedal to the metal with electrifying speed. A purposefully garage-fashioned singing style adds a dash of grit to the band’s vivacious energy. Their fierceness delivers an edge missing from so many acts today and makes them as irresistible as their noisy take on modern punk. You can catch Sharkmuffin at the Brooklyn Bowl on Sept. 8.