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Songs We Love: Jonnie Common, 'Shark'

Jonnie Common is an indie-electronic artist from Glasgow, Scotland.
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Jonnie Common is an indie-electronic artist from Glasgow, Scotland.

No sense in letting the feeding frenzy over Katy Perry's left shark dissipate without taking the opportunity to introduce a great song. "Shark," by Scottish oddball Jonnie Common, mixes the production values of alt-J with the droll humor of The Beta Band.

Common's latest album, Trapped In Amber, didn't make much of a dent in America when it came out late last year, but BBC6's Lauren Laverne — whose taste is impeccable — made a point of playing "Shark" several times a week over in the U.K. The rest of the album is ace, too.

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