Taking this brand new Shark Week track at face value would grant you very little—the title, “Baby Maybe”, utilizes two words often found in throwaway pop songs and the release it comes from, Santurce, is in a language you might not even understand. Fear not: Santurce is the name of a neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico where this song was written and recorded, and “Baby Maybe” barely even begins to cover the levels of surf-pop depth the track reaches to. Shark Week are from D.C., but by the way their tracks seem to clip along with a pioneering spirit, the wild, wild West must have taken a trip East. The highlight of this solid, alt-rock track is in its harmonious background vocals and tuned-ever-to-the-left lead guitar. The two pair together like ham and eggs, and are as blatantly connected with sumptuous indiepop as they are country. And as the song nears it's end, a chant of “I'm not like everybody else” seals the deal. Shark Week aren't like everybody else.
“Baby Maybe” comes from their upcoming 7″, Santurce, which will release on Analog Edition Records on July 30, and you can preorder it here.