THE SHELTERS performs the song "REBEL HEART" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY YASMIN DAMOUI
MICROPHONES BY RODE
For a moment, Los Angeles based band The Shelters seemed like 21st century rock 'n roll’s best kept secret. But word got out. It started in the clubs, everyone who saw them thought maybe they had gotten there first. By now, however, it’s clear that they’ll have to share.
The Shelters have their self-titled debut LP is now available on Warner Bros. Records. Just like the EP they released last October as an album preview, their full-length is a blast of Southern Californian rock and roll from a four-piece like they used to make them, when the factory was still up and running. Co-produced by Tom Petty, this album comes at you from behind, nothing you were expecting.
The Shelters had just banded together when Petty heard them and got a gut feeling about what they could be. He gave The Shelters the keys to his home studio and showed them a few things. Though mostly he left them alone, Petty had enough sense to leave the gear powered up. Maybe they were determined to show him he hadn’t made a mistake. Maybe they just liked the way those old tube amps sounded. They seized the moment and got to work, insistent on becoming a band. A real band.
One listen to their single “Rebel Heart,” or any one of the other eleven songs on their debut, and you’ll know they pulled it off. Led by the songs, harmonies and twin-guitar sound of Chase Simpson and Josh Jove, and powered by drummer Sebastian Harris’s groove obsession, the band has put together a collection of recordings that have an immediacy, an emotion, and a musical intelligence that suggests these boys are beyond their years.
The Shelters, now including Jacob Pillot on bass, have toured with the likes of Gary Clark Jr., The Kooks, The Wild Feathers, BRONCHO, Atlas Genius, The StrutS.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
PRODUCER/TALENT BOOKER: CINDI AVNET
VIDEOGRAPHER: DIEGO FERRES
RECORDED/MIXED BY: JEFF BATES
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: LYDIA REED
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