Track Premiere: Shell of a Shell – “Already There”

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Around here, we’re big fans of the artists on Brooklyn-based label Exploding In Sound Records’ roster, which is why this new track was right up our alley.

Between his time spent playing in two of their bands, (Gnarwhal and Pile), Chappy Hull started writing songs under the moniker Shell Of A Shell. Though the project began as a solo outlet for Hull, he quickly grew eager to see his demos realized in a full band setting. So, he enlisted in the help of some local Nashville friends to bring his ideas for these songs to fruition. The group has since spent the past year and a half honing their raw, sludge-filled indie rock and playing shows all over the country alongside contemporaries Palm, Bully, and many more.

With the pop sensibility of Television and the cathartic execution of Drive Like Jehu, Shell Of A Shell meld together an explosive blend of spastic guitars and hardened vocals against a diligent and ripping rhythm section on “Already There,” the title track off of their debut record. The track is a blistering exploration into the human condition and coming to terms with the realization that contentment with one’s position can be deceitful.

Already There is the final installment in Exploding In Sound’s recent Tape Club series and will be available on March 9th. If they’re playing near you, be sure to see Shell Of A Shell at one of their upcoming tour dates with Bad History Month and Kal Marks, posted below!

You can preorder the album at the Exploding In Sound webstore!


03/09 – Nashville, TN @ Fond Object
03/10 – Birmingham, AL
03/11 – Dallas/Denton, TX
03/12-16 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/18 – New Orleans, LA @ Banks Street Bar
03/29 – Louisville, KY
03/30 – Pittsburgh, P
03/31 – New Brunswick, NJ @ In The West &
04/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Space &
04/02 – Boston, MA @ Charlie’s Kitchen &
04/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits $
04/04 – Washington DC @ Rhizome $
04/05 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 $
04/06 – Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox Records $
04/07 – Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records $
04/08 – Nashville, TN @ The East Room $

& w/ Bad History Month
$ w/ Kal Marks

AJ Boundy

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