Without you realising it, Shmohawk have been around since 2007. But just because you didn’t hear about them until now is no reason to feel down, not when you are now just moments, just a matter of pixels in fact, away from listening to Everything I Want Is Nothing I Can Own, from their recent self-titled album, released in April 2015.
Full of Big Star / Teenage Fanclub jangle and hooks and a timeless sound, Everything I Want Is Nothing I Can Own is a delight from start to finish, never more so than in the simple progression around the misplaced confession “I’m not worthy of your love” at the song’s heartfelt center.
Enjoy the (free) melodic sunshine, as they say.
Based in Seattle, WA, Shmohawk are:
John McFarland - Guitar/Vocals/Harmonica
Tim Benway - Drums/Bass/Organ
Doug Strange - Backing Vocals/Bass