About Jaws of Brooklyn
Jaws of Brooklyn formed when Radio Raheem’s three members (Zia Uddin-Drums, Paul Christofferson-Bass, Bryan Cohen-Guitar) met singer Lindsay Love in Seattle during the height of the COVID pandemic in August 2020. They recorded a series of 60’s flavored Rock n’ Roll and Soul demos in Cohen’s basement, which included background vocal contributions from Black Pumas’ Lauren Cervantes and keyboards from Funky 2 Death’s Melissa Montalto. The demos caught the ear of Alabama Shakes keyboardist Ben Tanner and Fitz and the Tantrums and Lady Blackbird writer/producer Chris Seefried.
In May, they traveled to Florence, Alabama – Sundrop Sound - and cut their debut record, The Shoals. Tanner agreed to produce the album, and Seefried agreed to co-write two tunes and produce the lead vocal on one of those tunes. Tanner played keys and Alabama Shakes/Brittney Howard vocalists Shanay Johnson and Karita Law added their voices for background vocals. The result is a slab of 60’s inspired Rock and Soul with lots of fun percussion and simple arrangements.
They plan to release the debut album in early 2022, with the first single release on November 12, 2021.
Last thing. The name. They are based in Seattle. They recorded in Florence Alabama. Yet they are called Jaws of Brooklyn? Before meeting Love four years ago, Uddin, Christofferson, and Cohen ended up mixing a couple of song demos in Brooklyn. (They eventually reworked the songs for Jaws of Brooklyn). After a fun night of romping through Brooklyn, they picked the name – Jaws of Brooklyn.