Starting a Kickstarter campaign is not, despite what some may think, an immediate guarantee that your project will be funded. Truth be told, chances are still rather slim that the campaign will help at all, and even less so if the person or group running the campaign is not being proactive in getting enough support. Shivery Shakes took this all to heart, and began their own campaign earlier this summer to help fund their forthcoming album. Suffice to say, the panic attacks commenced.
The local pop quartet made the decision to follow up their self-titled EP with a full-length release instead of another short release after working diligently the previous year writing song after song, and finally whittling the twenty-something list of demos they made down to about twelve solid songs. After meeting with producer Danny Resich, the band knew funding a high-quality production would not come cheaply. Kickstarter seemed the obvious choice. Things came to a head on the last few days of the campaign, though, and the band seriously had some doubts as to whether it would come through. Fortunately, it did, and now Shivery Shakes is in the studio working double-time to get the new album completed.
Shivery Shakes are taking a brief break from the studio to do a show, just for you, Tuesday night at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the indoor stage. The bill includes psych-surf-rock band The Shones from Boston, and local experimental indie-pop duo Bitter Birds. Doors open at 9 p.m. Recommended.