The Shondes (Photo courtesy Team Clermont)
Vocalist Louisa Solomon and violinist Elijah Oberman formed punk rock band The Shondes in Brooklyn more than a decade ago to put their political activism into song. And you would be right if you might imagine that a feminist band known for their incendiary lyrics might find fresh cause in the current political climate! The Shondes come roaring back onto stage at Black Cat on Aug. 9, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Over on Facebook, The Shondes have hinted they may have a new song or two, but their last full-length release was fifth album Brighton via Exotic Fever Records in 2016.
In a review, WRUV 90.1FM (Burlington, Vermont) hailed the band’s versatility on Brighton:
“It is clear the Shondes are a force to reckon with as they provide punk, pop and political activism all in one punch. They can also make love songs too! The song ‘My Ghost’ captures the band’s ability to make something slow, passionate and deep. The Shondes lyrical ability creates positive and self transforming messages that are sure to relate and hit the listener hard.”
Listen to Brighton by The Shondes on Bandcamp:
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=399692714 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]
Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see The Shondes. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to know your favorite song by The Shondes.
For the rules of this giveaway–
Comments will be closed at 5pm on Thursday, and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 12 hours, or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!
If you don’t win, buy your tickets online.
w/ Governess, Hemlines
Thursday, Aug. 9
Doors @ 7:30pm