WTMD-FM 89.7, a listener-sponsored public radio station located on the campus of Towson University in suburban Baltimore, Maryland, has had “Love Me Indigo,” the first single from Adventurer’s Inn, in heavy rotation since last November. Now the station, which covers the entire Baltimore area from D.C. to the Pennsylvania line and beyond, has invited The Sharp Things as a performer on Live Lunch, a weekly live performance broadcast that airs Fridays at 12:00pm.more
Dive Records today released Selected Songs 2002-2014, a collection of 17 band and fan favorites from our six studio LPs and one live album! Available as a digital album exclusively from Dive, Selected Songs can be downloaded here.more
This Tuesday, The Sharp Things celebrate the release of Adventurer’s Inn, the third in the Dogs Of Bushwick album series, with a gala event featuring four of NYC’s best acts: Ward White (6:30), Tenterhooks (7:30), Edward Korft (9:30) and Sun Nectar (10:30).
The Sharp Things will hit the stage sharply at 8:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now
LImited-edition Adventurer’s Inn CDs will be on sale Tuesday during the show. The album can also be pre-ordered via our online store.more
Adventurer’s Inn, the third in the Dogs Of Bushwick album series, will be officially released this Tuesday, December 2. Pre-order it now and get three song downloads immediately; the remainder will be delivered to you on Tuesday.more
A lengthy, in-depth feature on The Sharp Things appeared this morning on MAGNET’s web site, the first in a series of TST-related posts that will roll out this week as bandleader Perry Serpa assumes the prestigious Guest Editor role for magnetmagazine.com.more
In our 16+ years together, and after hundreds of live shows, The Sharp Things have never released a live album — until now!
Recorded by Grammy-winning producer/engineer Jon D’uva during the band’s September 26, 2013, performance at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO Brooklyn, Live At Galapagos Art Space is a nine-song retrospective of our career — and a glimpse of our future.more
Dear Friends & Family, Far and Wide:
Most of you getting this far have some idea who The Sharp Things are, but just in case, we’re a multi-member, indie-pop group with a bit of an orchestral thing going on. We’ve been around for about 17 years and we’re still going strong. With your help, we could go stronger…
You see, a few years ago we set out, with prior help from our good peeps, to build upon a vision we had for a 4-album series, meaning 4 separate records rolled out in relatively quick succession as opposed to the usual few years wait we’ve had between our albums to-date.
Well, we’ve been 1/2 successful! Meaning, we’ve put out 2 albums already, both of which have been critically acclaimed AND we’ve been able to make a handful of videos, manufacture CDs and pay the people who have worked so hard and so closely with us to make these records.
Unfortunately, we’ve hit a wall and we find ourselves poor again, with 2 full albums to go, some great songs, some awesome ideas and lots of enthusiasm. We really need your help to get on with it. If you would consider just a small contribution (although we certainly won’t turn away big ones) you’d be helping this rather large group realize some rather big dreams.
With the money, we’d be able to finish up the 2 remaining albums, create a 4-vinyl LP set which would be released in early 2015, create a great video or two and maybe even do some small touring jaunts. The uptake for the first 2 albums in the series has been so positive and with the means to keep going, you would be helping us step up and step out even further!
The overall goal for this Indiegogo campaign is $20,000
We’re promising some awesome perks (see below) if you can contribute, but if you can’t help us with a contribution, we would be so appreciative if you would just pass the word along, perhaps to a few people who would be free to contribute. And of course, “liking” us on Facebook or following us on Twitter is always great.
Thank you so much for your time.
Our comeback show at Galapagos was a smashing success, so we’re doing it again, this time at NYC’s Mercury Lounge. Tickets are on sale now. Also appearing on this date are our good friends in Tuff Sunshine. A good time is guaranteed!
Airing today, the latest edition of DJ Jack Rabid’s “Rabid Sessions At Pancake Studios” on BreakThru Radio features an extensive interview with singer/songwriter Perry Serpa and lead guitarist Jim Santo, as well as live in-studio performances, selections from our albums and more. Tune in now or anytime!
Click “more” to see the playlist.more
Today is the second anniversary of the occupation of Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park and the birth of the Occupy movement. It was a “big takeover” for sure, so it’s fitting that BigTakeover.com chose today to premiere our new video for “Blame The Bankers,” the opening song from our latest album, Green Is Good. We’ll post it here soon, but you can click over there to watch it now.more
It’s our first show in three years — get your tickets now
We pressed these up for backers of our Kickstarter campaign, but there will be a very limited quantity for sale on Bandcamp and (if there are any left) at our big comeback show September 26 at Galapagos Art Space. Another good reason to get your tickets now!
Yes, we are really going through with it! Buy your tickets now for our show on Thursday, September 26 at the fabulous Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s going to a spectacular, two-hour career retrospective featuring a cast of thousands. Don’t miss it!
Official video for “Goodbye To Golders Green” from the album Green Is Good, released February 26, 2013 on Dive Records.
Music and lyrics by Perry Serpa. Video by Alex Brown. Starring The Sharp Things. Special guest star: Roger Feldman as Himself. Thanks Roger!
We hope to see the album on streaming services like Spotify and Rdio shortly. Green Is Good can also be purchased directly from us via our Bandcamp store.
Official video for “Back Down The Rabbit Hole” from the album Green Is Good, released February 26, 2013 on Dive Records.
Buy this song this song – name your price: http://shop.thesharpthings.com/track/back-down-the-rabbit-hole-2 – name your price!
Music and lyrics by Perry Serpa. Video by Jim Santo. Band photos by Alex Brown. Clips by VideoBlocks, Videvo, Video Copilot and Beachfront B-Roll.more
The respected national magazine celebrates the musical pairing of Perry Serpa and noted country singer Laura Cantrell — and includes an audio player so you can hear the tune. Check it out — and click through to learn more about the wonderful Ms. Cantrell!more
On the heels of last week’s awesome review of Green Is Good, by John B. Moore, the popular music webzine Blurt debuts our new video for “Goodbye To Golders Green” — starring The Sharp Things and Perry’s real-life therapist, Roger Feldman.
We’ll post the video here soon, but today you gotta go over to Blurt to check it out. Do it, you won’t regret it!more
Click through for more about this video!more
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New Yawk, NY: This city’s preeminent orch-pop band, The Sharp Things, announce plans to release Dogs Of Bushwick, an album series to start roll out on February 26, 2013, with its first installment, Green Is Good.
The band’s core members, singer/songwriter/pianist Perry Serpa, guitarists Jim Santo and Michelle Caputo, violist Aisha Cohen, violinist Andrea Dovalle, bassist James Pertusi and newest member, flutist/keyboardist Adrienne Day, congregated for a press conference in downtown Manhattan at the end of September to make the official release announcement, (drummer Steve Gonzalez, in absentia), but production issues, stupid questions, low turnout and cream pies rendered it ineffective. Here’s what went down anyway…
Thanks to the incredibly generous support of the greatest fans in the world, we have raised almost $4000 to fund the recording of our fourth album! This will finance many, many weeks of studio time and ensures that our next recording will be the very best it can be.more
We are honored to have been invited by Jack Rabid, founder, editor and publisher of The Big Takeover, to help celebrate his magazine’s 30th anniversary with a blow-out, two-day festival of music at The Bell House in Brooklyn. This will surely be among the outstanding concert events of the summer!more
THE SHARP THINGS will take a brief hiatus from their hiatus to play a special show this Monday in support of their friend, CATHERINE WHEEL’S ROB DICKINSON!more
“A very ambitious project, but the band easily achieve their ambition by creating such intelligent and creative music which, speaking seriously, is of a quality to rival and even outshine many songwriters and musicians considerably more famous. Very talented and with the rare ability to appeal equally to underground and mainstream music listeners.”more
“All of the Sharps’ old songs have benefited from the band’s newfound sense of unity and direction; anytime this many people can travel by van from New York to anywhere and not kill each other along the way, let alone put on a world class show for a few dozen people, this is a group with a very clear sense of purpose and inner fulfillment.”more
This just dropped into our lap!more
As we near the conclusion of recording our new album and prepare for mixing, discussions have begun about how it all should sound. To give you an idea of how these chats work, here’s an excerpt from an IM session this afternoon between Perry Serpa (PSerp007) and Jim Santo (jencon1).more
we’re well into our tracking for a moveable feast, in case you haven’t gathered. with the fine work of the new york symphonic arts ensemble committed to “tape” as well as most of the other pretty bits, we’re nearly ready to throw down some voices.more
Come early, stay late and hear The Sharp Things twice — along with a heap of other great acts. Oh what a night!more
Hang with The Sharp Things in our DUMBO rehearsal space and witness the return of NYC indie-rock legends Jenifer Convertible!more
Featuring Birdie, Brian Dewan, David Driver, Drink Me, Freedy Johnston, Gerald from The Burnside Project, Jason Trachtenburg, Kate Jacobs, Mary Lee’s Corvette, Mendoza Line, Mosquitos, Oppenheimer Mixes, Otis Ball Videos, Profesor & Maryann, The Sharp Things, They Might Be Giants, and a Medley of Surprises from Bar/None’s past, present, and future.more
Read on for the wildly optimistic recording schedule for “A Moveable Feast.”more
Our pals at Bar/None celebrate two decades of fine music, and we’ll be there.more
A fundraiser for “Life Sucks,” a gripping short film about life and death choices.more