New York’s The Shivers were recently recommended to me by fellow music-obsessive Tobi who hosts the German-based music blog @home in nurnberg. And, I tend to agree with his opinion of these New York rockers. Their latest album is titled Sunset Psalms and is full of the type of soul-filled, raunchy rock ‘n roll that Lou Reed carved out beautifully for subsequent generations on Transformer back in 1972. And while I may later review that album in greater depth, this post is dedicated to the first track I heard by the Shivers – “Beauty” which appears on a prior release – Charades. It is a sweltering love song marked by a simmering melody and sparse, steamy instrumentation. It is one of those songs that can leave you all hot and bothered in all of the right ways. You can buy both Charades and Sunset Psalms direct from the band on their website.
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