Shivas, The - Dark Thoughts – New LP
with poster and download!
released October 25, 2019
As the title suggests, this seems more a bit more dark than some of their other releases, giving us some variety of output but still sticking with what we love so much about this band. If past albums seemed to bring the listener to Northwest beach parties (which are already quite a bit more dingy than your typical beach blanket party), this brings the party to an old house in an old neighborhood, in some Tacoma place with a clear view of the factories, the full moon burning through the smog, the Wailers blasting from a drive-in speaker nailed to a tree, the Sonics from the garage, couples making out on dingy couches under dim lights in the basement, she takes you by the hand and brings you to the cool of the backyard and you snuggle happy by the flames of the firepit, until your little brother shows up shirtless, flares slapping his bare feet, yanking Black Cats from the back pocket of his Toughskin blue jeans, with a flick of his Zippo, lights the string of firecrackers, chucks a bucket of gas on the flames, but you couldn't care less, that's just part of the party, just adds fuel to the fun.
The Shivas are a rock and roll band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2006. In the years since forming they have brought their raucous dance party to almost all 50 states, and over 25 countries worldwide, meanwhile releasing five full-length albums on labels such as Tender Loving Empire, K, and Burger Records.