Working completely independent of any label or management, Bachmann chose to work on the album with collaborator David Beeman, at Beeman’s own Native Sound Recording in South St. Louis. Due to Beeman’s frequent touring work with Father John Misty, there were times when “he’d be gone for up to six months,” Bachmann recalls. “but I like working with him so much that I’d wait to record until he was back home.”
From 2008-12, Bachmann was a member of the well-regarded St. Louis shoegaze band Troubadour Dali, in which he worked previously with Marsh. Some of the tracks on “Sharks” date back to the end of their time with that project.
According to Bachmann "Sharks and Other Dangers" is a combination of upbeat jangly tunes and some darker ones as well." The result, overall, is a sound somewhere between Elliott Smith and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
For the remainder of 2018, Bachmann is looking to make sure his studio wizardry finds listeners, whether on vinyl or live/onstage.
"I'm extremely excited to finally get to share this music and am beyond enthused to see what lies ahead."