That Sidewalk Talk

It was an important decision Shivery Shakes came to when they decided to record a full length album. This would not be a fly-by-night project recorded in someone’s bedroom. This was going to be a hardcore commitment, done in a great studio with a top-notch producer. There was just the little matter of the price tag.

The local pop quartet came to this conclusion because they wanted to follow up their self-titled EP with a full-length release, rather than another short one, after working diligently the previous year writing song after song and finally whittling the twenty-something list of demos down to twelve solid tracks. After meeting with producer Danny Resich, the band knew funding a high-quality production would not come cheaply. They launched a Kickstarter campaign and hoped for the best. Things came to a head on the last few days of the campaign, though, and they had some serious doubts as to whether the new album was actually going to happen. But the story has a happy ending, and Shivery Shakes practically leapt into the studio to get to work.

The album will be released early next year, but the band is offering a special preview on a limited edition 7-inch flexi vinyl with a couple of new tracks, “Sidwalk Talk” (featured on today’s Austin Music Minute) and “So Long.” And you can get your own copy exclusively at Shivery Shakes’ show Friday at The Owl, a fantastic space (formerly Baby Blue Studio) tucked away on 1522 E. 12th St. This is going to be an amazing night of music with a bunch of local favorites on the bill, including Grape St., Little Lo and The Loblolly Boy. The music starts at 9 p.m. So very recommended.

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