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National Barks Release Something I Can't Shake Off

National Barks have released Something I Can't Shake Off today! All proceeds of the EP will be donated to Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati.

Something I Can't Shake Off is available on all streaming platforms! Give the EP a listen!

Something I Can't Shake Off started off simply as a set of songs to follow National Barks' second EP Pupcake. This plan was derailed by numerous roster changes and a global pandemic forcing Adam Brandt and Jeffrey Earl - the founders of the band - to re-evaluate the purpose of their third EP. With a new bassist, Joe Memory, and a renewed sense of direction, National Barks dives deep into a retro sound creating songs that hint at the dark and macabre while carrying fun, groovy, surfy, and spaghetti western elements to give each song a spooky yet inviting vibe.

Bandmates Adam Brandt and Jeffrey Earl came up with the name "National Barks" to honor their first demo recordings as a newly created Cincinnati band. Each track unintentionally included Brandt's dogs barking in the background as pedestrians passed their practice space. Fortunately, the music matched the hounds' haunting howls, so the name stuck. With a retro, spooky vibe, National Barks explores a side of rock that will make you feel like you're riding along with the gang solving mysteries or watching a closeup shot of Uma Thurman's Feet. National Barks features Adam Brandt on guitar and vocals; Jeffery Earl on drums and vocals; and Joe Memory on bass.