New Music Monday – 4/9/2018

This week we have new work from:
Shannon Shaw
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Band of Horses
Vatican

Enjoy!

Shannon Shaw
Oakland, CA
“Broke My Own”

Shannon Shaw is Shannon of Shannon & The Clams, the beloved retro- leaning, California-based garage punk quartet. She’s also a member of (Savannah faves!) Hunx and His Punx. As if those chops weren’t enough, Shaw has teamed up with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys to produce her first solo album, Shannon In Nashville, an obvious nod to Dusty Springfield’s 1969 classic Dusty In Memphis. The album drops June 8th on Auerbach’s own label, Eagle Eye Sound, and the first single is killer. Once you get past the immediate compulsion that this track NEEDS to anchor the next James Bond film, just sink into it’s sophisticated take on 60’s era northern soul, brilliantly produced by Auerbach. -Kayne

Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Boone, NC
“Hide”

People made fun of the band called Rainbow Kitten Surprise when we first added them to the Savannah Stopover lineup back in 2016. Who could take them seriously? (Their legendary, obsessive young fans for one!) But make no mistake, this band is here to stay and continues to craft great indie rock/ pop songs. With “Hide”, they elevate things to a deeply personal level with a song about having to hide who you love. The video for the track, directed and shot by Kyle Thrash, follows the lives of four drag queens in New Orleans. It’s emotionally riveting and empowering. Sam Melo, the charismatic lead of RKS is himself gay and in a bi-racial relationship. The new RKS album, How To: Friend, Love, Freefall was released Friday, April 6th. -Kayne

Band of Horses
Charleston, SC
“Into My Arms”, a cover of Nick Cave.

Seeing Band of Horses record their Austin City Limits session was nothing short of magical. I’m a fan and happy anytime there’s new material. A piano driven cover of a Nick Cave tune? Okay, I’m game.
tom

Vatican
Savannah, GA
Spawn of All Pain Taken e.p., on Bandcamp now via Sorrow Carrier Records / Glass Vial Records

Savannah’s own Vatican released this gnarly, crushing metal…wait…post hardcore?…kinda metalcore….uhhh, look, man, genre labels don’t really matter. Does this e.p. crush or not? It most certainly does. Bonus points for the line “Fuck you in fractions”. Check it out.
tom

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