Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Ride On," a new song by the Shivas.
The track is from the Portland band's new album, You Know What To Do, which will be released October 28 on Olympia-based label K and on cassette via Burger Records.
Having drawn comparisons to bands like Thee Oh Sees and Black Lips, the Shivas blend elements of surf-pop, garage-rock and good old fashioned rock and roll, dousing their hook-filled melodies with a healthy dose of reverb.
Recorded at K's own Dub Narcotic Studios and mixed on tape by Calvin Johnson, You Know What To Do is a collection of fuzzy, frenetic jams and hazy slower tunes that feature dreamy male and female harmonies.
The Shivas have shared stages with the Dandy Warhols, Spiritualized, the Fresh & Onlys and La Luz and will kick off a North American tour October 1 in support of the new album. You can check out their current tour dates below the Soundcloud player.
See the Shivas in Action:
- 10/1: San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
- 10/2 Ventura, CA @ The Garage
- 10/4: Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet's (Desert Stars Festival)
- 10/5 El Centro, CA @ Strangers
- 10/6: Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
- 10/7: El Paso, TX @ Monarch
- 10/8: Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
- 10/9: New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
- 10/10 Atlanta, GA @ Mammal
- 10/11: Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
- 10/12 Winston-Salem, NC @ Reanimator
- 10/13 Baltimore, MD @ The Crown
- 10/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
- 10/15: New York, NY @ Cake Shop
- 10/16: Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades
- 10/18: Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
- 10/19 Detroit, MI @ Jumbo's
- 10/20: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
- 10/21: Lafayette, IN @ The Spot Tavern
- 10/22: Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern
- 10/23: Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
- 10/24: Nashville, TN @ Grimey's
- 10/25: Kansas City, MO @ Minibar
- 10/26: Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
- 10/28: Denver, CO @ Lion's Lair
- 10/29 Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
- 10/30: Boise, ID @ The Crux
- 10/31: Bainbridge Island, WA @ Mushrooms and Airplanes House
- 11/1: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
- 11/8: Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar (record release show)