SHUDDERS, THE: Self-titled: 7”

May 10, 2007

The drummer of this band used to put on the best house shows in Santa Cruz, CA. I saw some great bands play there. The likes of: Carrie Nations (the good one), Hit Me Back, This Is My Fist, Fleshies, Abi Yoyos, Two Gallants, and the house band who she used to drum for, Spag. I could cut this record down cause she didn’t let my old band play at her house, but 1.) That’s not like me, and 2.) No one let us play anywhere, so she was only being consistent. The Shudders play glammed-out rock’n’roll somewhere between raw and minimalist. Distortion, make-up, and gin seem to be the active ingredients, and the white vinyl, photo booth pictures, and spray painted cover–hand numbered at three-hundred–are the spices that make it delicious.

 –Daryl Gussin (Compact, [email protected])