Mechanical Shark (single)

by The Good Minus

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Mechanical Shark is the first single from the upcoming debut album by The Good Minus. It was launched at The Retreat Hotel, Brunswick on Friday July 5th.
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The Good Minus are an all-singing, instrument-swapping power trio. Their songs feature intricate three-part vocal harmonies with a style described as Grizzly Bear reimagining the songs of Elbow.

Matt Welch, David Kean and Stu Hazelman blend wildly different influences to create multi-layered arrangements, with obscure yet groove-laden time signatures.

"(The Good Minus) have succeeded in creating a perfect indie song.”
- We Love That Sound

“A gorgeous piece with faultless production and a great sonic mix of musicians… a stunning piece of work.” - Ultraviolet

"Lush harmonies…. Johnny Greenwood/Radiohead-esque lead guitar parts.”
- Divide and Conquer Music

Music will come in last
like Christmas, but in reverse
and this mechanical shark
he has no regard for the art

At the meeting I wait
the faculty race
standardised test
get in your place
a mean and a mode
what you value the most
are data and rank
pre and post


The hierarchy's set
this is your stream
are you academic?
which side of your brain?
what's your result?
we'll test you again
but outside these walls
it won't matter to them

Music will come in last
like Christmas, but in reverse
and this mechanical shark
he has no regard for the art.


released July 5, 2019

Recorded, engineered and mixed by David Kean.
Written and performed by The Good Minus.
Recorded at Tender Trap Studios, Northcote.
Mastered by Alan Douches (West Westside Music), NY.
Cover painting by Lauren Fahey.


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The Good Minus Melbourne, Australia

The Good Minus are an all-singing instrument-swapping power trio, with a sound akin to Grizzly Bear re-imagining the songs of Talking Heads. Matt Welch, Dave Kean and Stu Hazelman create multilayered progressive-pop arrangements, boasting three-part vocal harmonies and obscure yet groove-laden time signatures.

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