Music You Don't Know You Like Yet
Americana band, Shiny Shiny Black, hale from Goshen, Indiana. Their debut
album, Travelers, released April 19,
2014, incorporates classic guitar tones, similar to Brian Setzer, Luke Doucet,
and Tom Petty, and indie rock sensibilities, like Wilco and The Black Keys.
Nathan Butler leads the band, carrying the songwriting torch, on lead vocals
and guitar. Anna Pasquarello Sherck is on second guitar, backing vocals, and
occasionally the flute. Bryan Chris is the group's bass guitarist. They have
labeled themselves "Coffe-House Rock N' Roll." The three members are determined
to become a must-see act, and have already garnered praise from Will
Kimborough, a number of radio hosts, and Steve Martin. The opening track, "Look
Me In The Eyes" is a rock tune with heavy electric guitar, while the guitar
holds back on "Six Shooter", slowly building behind the Butler's vocals. The
album's first single "Lights On" has a repetitious chorus that encourages
listeners to join in. "Heaven Only Knows" is a mostly-instrumental track, and
signals the shift to more contemplative songs like "Lady Of The Harbor" and
"Like a Star." The album closes
with "The Prisoner" a banjo driven song with Butler singing about the highs and
lows of life.
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