The Shivas Premiere New Song, "Ride On" — Exclusive - Guitar World

The Shivas Premiere New Song, "Ride On" — Exclusive

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Today, 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.

For more about the Shivas, visit and their Facebook page.

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)