now i'm gone like yesterday
NYC's The Shivers have finally released their highly anticipated (by some, including us) new LP, Phone Calls. This track is almost more a painfully short interlude than a full-fledged song, but its resonance can't be denied. A friend of mine, who happens to be a big Devendra Banhart fan, commented that on "The Road," the Shivers' Keith Zarriello sounds like "Devendra, if he had more soul." Much like "Beauty", this song's simple production and emotional complexity recall the recordings of early American folk and soul artists who never hoped for success, instead focusing on the cathartic release of raw emotion:
The Shivers The Road mp3
You can order Phone Calls now, and while you're at it, pick up Charades too, which features this unexplicably overlooked gem:
The Shivers Beauty mp3
Recommended for anyone that didn't like that song by the Laughing I posted earlier.