Release Date: 2/20/04
Soulful tropical rhythms, burning passionate grooves, and a get-down, positive party vibe provide the solid foundation upon which StingShark’s scintillating debut album a.k.a. Sting-Fu is built.
A funk heavy, dub infused musical mosaic capable of melting the hearts of even the most cynical slackers, a.k.a. Sting-Fu ignites the soul of its listener from the very first note and leaves them basking in its warm afterglow long after it has ended. By deftly blending a mellow, laid-back feel with body shaking, up-tempo rhythms, a.k.a. Sting-Fu provides the perfect soundtrack to any life event. a.k.a. Sting-Fu is that rare album that can so eloquently capture the celebratory expression of the human spirit. It is a true work of art.
With thick layers of instrumentation framing the band's trademark positive passionate lyrics, honey-soaked melodies, and keen ear for sophisticated funky grooves, StingShark is able to combine the smarts of Radiohead and Coldplay with the good time feel of Sublime and Jamiroquai. All while crafting a tightly produced, hook-laden Soul album appealing to rock, hip-hop, and pop fans alike.
To put it another way, StingShark a.k.a. Sting-Fu takes you to a steamy tropical island paradise where the party never ends. In StingShark's world, the possibilities are endless. You can dance until your legs give out, or sit back and chill out with the cool ocean breeze. You can dive headfirst off a cliff into the crystal blue waters or seduce one of the beautiful natives. As long as you are listening to a.k.a. Sting-Fu, the good times never end.
Born out of the world renowned Seattle music scene, StingShark has brought together a virtual dream team of top notch musicians in order to extract the full emotional value of his musical vision. a.k.a. Sting-Fu, with its mind-bending musicianship, exceptional production work, and ambitious, acrobatic musical choreography is the album we all wish we could make.
The Seattle musical universe is bursting at the seams these days and is once again poised to blow the world's minds wide open. StingShark has solidified his position at the head of this emerging vanguard and a.k.a. Sting-Fu is the album that will lead this next wave in the musical revolution. Don't miss the boat; join the a.k.a. Sting-Fu party before the bouncers start checking the list.