VIDEO — Stark Folk Band releases 7” record
- Published: October 2, 2014
In a sea of niche genres, local four-piece Stark Folk Band is unapologetically rock ‘n’ roll.
Tending the flame of 1960s psych-rock, while tapping deeper roots of blues, folk and country, Stark Folk Band plays upbeat — and uplifting — rock ‘n’ roll tunes for the indie rock-weary. It’s rock the way it’s meant to be — loud and liberating.
A decade-long project of Yellow Springs residents Brady Burkett and Ryan Shaffer, Stark Folk Band releases a new 7-inch vinyl record this week through Toxic Beauty Records.
Joining Burkett on rhythm guitar and Shaffer on lead guitar in the lineup are bassist Dave Jurcsisn and Jeremy Malchow.
Stark Folk plays at a release party for its new record at Peach’s Grille on Friday, Oct. 3, with local band Speaking Suns, which takes the stage at 10 p.m. Stark Folk starts at 11:30 p.m.
Speaking Suns plays its last local show before hitting the road in support of its new LP, Vanishing Country, released by Great Guys Music in September.
The two-song 45 rpm “Modern Times/Ode to a Legend” showcases the band’s straightforward songwriting over two tracks rich with punchy rhythm guitar, potent electric leads and memorable refrains. They are songs itching to be sung along to. As Burkett says, “Rock ‘n’ roll is supposed to fun. It’s not supposed to be a drag.”
For more information, visit Stark Folk Band on Facebook.