Guys. GUYS. Try to keep breathing. No need to pinch yourself: this is the real world, and the release of the new Shrug album, Age of Ashes, is less than a week away. Join us this Saturday, June 11th, for the release party at the Yellow Cab. It’s going to be a big one. The members of The New Old-Fashioned could not be more excited to support Shrug for this momentous occasion, as they have been a HUGE influence of our music from the get-go.
Because life is great, we’ve had a chance to listen through Age of Ashes and it’s fantastic. Shrug has put together an incredibly tight set of songs that… well, you’ll see. You can check out the “Radio Madonna” music video right here, or head over to the band’s Facebook page to preview another tune, “Sunday Sleepin’.”
We were there! I see a blurry David at 3:40.
As part of this week’s fun, David put together a stripped-back version of “Further and Further,” the second track from Shrug’s Whole Hog for the Macho Jesus. Check it out below and let us know what you think!
As if all this excitement wasn’t enough, Shrug has teased that, in addition to their set of original songs, the band is going to perform a classic record from the annals of rock history from front to back at the show. The performance is going to feature plenty of guests from the local community and should be a nice capper to a great Saturday. You’ll have to show up to find out which record they picked, but rest assured: it’s going to be AWESOME. For reference, Shrug played through Ziggy Stardust for the release of the self-titled record in ’02 and Abbey Road for the Whole Hog release in ’05.
Yeah. We found it.
Before Saturday’s celebration of all things Shrug, we’ll be making the short drive over to Muncie, IN on Friday for another gig at Be Here Now, this time with Let’s Be Leonard and Elroy Meltzer. We hope to see some of our Indianapolis-area friends!
If you can’t make it out to any shows this weekend, you’ll still have plenty of chances to stop by and enjoy some music this Summer in Dayton and beyond, including several festival gigs. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more info.