MpFree Wednesday: The Shivers, “Used To Be”

Who: NYC-based songwriters Keith Zarriello and Jo Schornikow, a.k.a. The Shivers, blew every dime they had on a five-day analog studio session in Manchester, U.K., recording the catchy tunes they’d honed practicing in a church basement in Queens. The result: A disc of songs ranging from straight-up 1960s garage rock to ersatz torch songs that makes up More, out May 10 via Silence Breaks records. The band is not new (they’ve been around since 2001 in various iterations) but the music on More--less sleepy, more visceral than some of their previous material--feels new. The band plays Mercury Lounge on May 29.

Reminds us of: Lou Reed 

Download this: “Used to Be” mp3


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