Elijah Schiffer: Robber Crabs

Elijah Shiffer and the Robber Crabs are excited to announce the release of their debut album, “Unhinged,” on OneTrickDog Records. Their music builds on the foundations of early blues, Dixieland, and swing, subverting these styles with a punk attitude, a groove, and often a surrealistic edge. It’s sometimes difficult to tell which of their songs are original compositions and which are standards from the 1910s and ‘20s, as some of their originals are in that style, and their arrangements of the standards are frequently highly off-kilter. The Robber Crabs are named after a species of crab that lives on remote tropical islands and can rip open coconuts with its claws.
Elijah Shiffer – alto sax; Andrew Shillito – guitar and banjo; Marty Kenney – electric bass; Tim Rachbach – drums.
Here are 3 of their songs. We think you’ll love them. Material OvertureThat Dada Strain, and Unhinged.
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