Everest Cale will be hosting an EP release party July 7th at Mercury Lounge in New York City, with Frances Cone as the supporting act.  

Interview Magazine named Everest Cale Brooklyn’s least “Brooklyn” band, which makes sense considering their roots stretch back to South Carolina. So to do the routes of Mary Lee, the 17 foot, 3,500 pound great white shark who roams the East Coast mostly from Charleston to New York City.

Thanks to OCEARCH, a global non-profit that tracks, researches, and protects keystone marine species, namely great white sharks, you can track not only Mary Lee, but great whites all over the world, from the southern tip of Africa to the Carolina coast. On first listen, Everest Cale’s new song “Mary Lee” might sound like a love song, but dig deeper and you’ll hear Mary Lee’s solitary tale told. To celebrate shark week, we’re excited to premiere Everest Cale’s newest single “Mary Lee” originally inspired by the great white.

Recorded at The End studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with producer Brian Crowe (Yeasayer and Coastgaard), “Mary Lee” thrives on frontman Brett Treacy’s booming voice, that cuts through a wall of guitars and Southern rock inspired guitar solos that last the entirety of the second half of the song. The intro mandolin hook was inspired Rod Stewart’s “Maggie Mae”, heard again after the first verse the song then starts to build towards an epic ending. A celebration of a climax with a guitar solo that feels like an outpouring of emotion with Treacy’s voice surging through the open notes.

OCEARCH‘s next shark tagging expedition is in New York and Everest Cale has hopes to hop aboard and film a video for the song. That video, and this song, look to bridge the gap between music and conservation, and OCEARCH‘s initiative of education and research of keystone marine species.

Where is Mary Lee now? She last pinged off the South Carolina coast.

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