Monday, October 27, 2014

Shivery Shakes Three Waves & A Shake

Austin's Shivery Shakes are a breath of fresh air -- their Three Waves & A Shake delivers a bit of jangle, a bit of twang, a bit of roots rock, a bit of surf, and plenty of reverb and polish.  Although the lyrical content nestled in the nostalgic chords re-imagined for the slacker world can defy the happy sound, the songs bounce along with buoyant bass and energetic drumming.  So while someone might cry to the heartache and #youngguysproblems, it probably won't be the listeners.  In style of composition, the band seems to borrow a bit from fellow Texans Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, and Britt Daniel of Spoon, while coming across as an imitator of no one.  And given the quality of the songs, I think Roy, Buddy and Britt would be proud to be listed as influences.  As there are no filler tracks, everyone may have different favorites, but for me, "Hold On", the jangling "Remember When", and the '60s flavored "Summer Lover".   So play the tracks below and stream the entire album at the Bandcamp link.  I suggest that you may be prompted to hold on to summer a bit longer by buying piece of The Shivery Shakes.

The Shivery Shakes are William Glossup (vocals/guitar/bass/piano/vibes), Marcus Haddon (vocals/percussion), Andrew Penmer (bass) and Jack Thorton.  Three Waves & A Shake is out now via Punctum Records and Austin Town Hall Records.  The boys are touring a bit in November; the dates are listed at the bottom of this post.

Bandcamp for album (and digital download)
Punctum Records
Austin Town Hall Records order page for album


11.12.14 – Phoenix, AX @ The Lost Leaf
11.13.14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Ham & Eggs Tavern
11.15.14 – Oakland, CA @ We Are Scandinavia
11.16.14 – San Francisco, CA @ Amnesia
11.18.14 – Portland, OR @ Valentine’s
11.19.14 – Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge
11.20.14 – Boise, ID @ The Crux
11.21.14  - Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
11.22.14 – Denver, CO @ Savoy

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