Almost There

by The Winter Shakers

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Seattle-based band, The Winter Shakers, is like a stash of priceless art works composed by colorful crayon box. The group is the smile of the Mona Lisa overcome with birthday ice cream and icing. The members write the best songs you haven’t heard, rich with a lilt and pounce you’ve known your whole life. Their music a mighty mix of majesty, mayhem.

The band’s central hearth is front man, Jeremy Shanok. A masterful lyricist with a knack for both comedic and heartwarming timing. He is the friend you run into on a cool summer night who offers you your first gin and tonic of the evening. He understands the need for thumps and the requirement of melody when shifting from moment to moment in old torrid air.

Shanok is supported by his band mates, singsong bass player Noah Byrd and unabashed drummer Jordan Otto. Together they offer the buffet of ideas signature to the trio’s performance. Thoughtful, as if bending a beam of light through a fish tank’s waters in order to shine it on a crumpled piece of paper with divine thoughts splayed in wine drips and spilt coffee sips.

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released July 23, 2019

All songs written by Jeremy Shanok except “Bed of Roses”, by Jeremy Shanok and Elizabeth Allen, and Viola part on “Morning Dew” composed by Josie Cameron. Most things played by Jeremy Shanok except: Sada James Doup and Brian Atwell on violins, April Cameron viola (except “Morning Dew” and “Golden Age” which have Brian Atwell on viola) Chris Worswick cello. Ari Joshua on lead guitar. Justin Purtill drums on Golden Age, Lizzy Rose, Michelle Searle, and Noah Byrd on background vocals, Abel Rocha plays Quijada and harp, Peter Daniel bari sax, Jason Cressey trombone, Keytaro Yasutake tumpet, Oleg Ruvinov tuba.

Recorded at Quiet Please Studios, Seattle WA by John Metzler
Additional recording and mixed and mastered by Aaron Spieldenner at Hazy Bay Studios. (Except “America”, Mixed by Ari "R.E.Thuggz" Raskin)

album art by Orion Misciagna. Album layout by Daniela Volpi. Produced by Jeremy Shanok

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Track Name: Almost There
I was all alone sitting on my rock, and I needed someone just to talk, and I know I called you up a lot, but I never asked for what I got, but everyday was just the same, so I split town and I changed my name. And maybe it was all in vein, but things’ll never be the same… Time changes everything. Try not to care. There’s time for everything. We’re almost there. We’re almost there. Now It’s just a dream we’re living in. And you don’t wake up ‘till you win. And if I never sleep again, I hope you know you were my friend. But everyday was just a bore, and taking leaves you wanting more. So I split town and I changed my name. And things’ll never be the same… Time changes everything. Try not to care. There’s time for everything. We’re almost there. We’re almost there. Time changes everything. We’re almost there. Time changes everything. We’re almost, almost there. Time changes everything. We’re almost there. Time changes everything. We’re almost there. We’re almost there.
Track Name: Crested Butte
I dreamed that I was there with you in Crested Butte. You were riding down a dusty trail in your bathing suit. I can see it like a movie now, but it’s not the truth. Underneath a million stars. I could have died there in your arms. Now I’m living in this dreary town. It’s a crying shame. Every time I finally love someone, they go away. How I wish that when tomorrow comes, it would be yesterday. Underneath a million stars. I could have died there in your arms.
Track Name: Golden Age
We fall from heaven, on light we ride. We all are angels, our wings are tied. Entangled karma, we must unwind. Untie each other, until we find. This is the golden age, it’s never ending. We are an open page, this is our sending. We are the river, we are the mountain. This is the golden age. Love is the fountain. Heart is our ocean, we burn like wood. Embers to ashes, just like we should. And all around us the spirits soar. Dancing among us, forever more. This is the golden age, it’s never ending. We are an open page, this is our sending. We are the river, we are the mountain. This is the golden age. Love is the fountain. And it goes on and on and on.
Track Name: America
Turntable won’t spin around. There hasn’t been a sound for days. I’m ready to be found but nobody comes around this way. I got a quarter burning a hole but there’s nowhere left for it to go. Empty bubble gum machines. There’s only candy in our dreams. But I remember you,; Cigarettes, Root Beer, America. Who needs these DVDs? There’s no more power for TV. Trees are cracking through highway one. Doesn’t matter all the gas has long been gone. The moonlight through the smog, so hot it burns right through your skin. If we could go back now. I’m sure we’d never vote again. But I remember you; Popcorn, M&M’s, America. I got a quarter burning a hole but there’s nowhere left for it to go. Empty bubble gum machines, there’s only candy in our dreams… But I remember you; Seattle, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Mexico, Canada, Africa, America.
Track Name: Only For Her
She says baby, it’s no surprise… I’ve tried time and time again. You just pretend, you just pretend, and I can’t make you change who you are. After all we’ve come so far. You just pretend, you just pretend, but I can’t give you anymore… I am empty, you’re a drain. She says she’s just as scared, but I see that she’s prepared, all of her love. All of her love. And she says I can come along, leave my world and sing my songs, only for her. Only for her, but I can’t give you anymore. I am empty you’re a drain. So no I’m begging the moon, stay with me don’t leave so soon… All of my love… Only for her.
Track Name: Indra's Jewels
No need to worry, it wasn’t you who did what you did. It’s just a memory, it wasn’t you when you were a kid. And if somebody in the opposite corner of the universe hears this song, HI. There’s no distraction Accept(Except) what you haven’t done. No satisfaction, you spin and you spin till you’re spun. And if somebody in the opposite corner of the universe hears this song, sing along.. LA LA LA LA LA. LA LA LA LA… LA LA LA LA LA… It’s just a moment, it’s here and then you blink and then it’s gone. No situation, just stop and then don’t think. If somebody in the opposite corner of the universe hears this song, HI
Track Name: Into The Wind
Talking on the telephone, makes my heartache. I’d rather be alone, by my lonesome. Maybe write a letter, that could be better. It’s a better way, to mean what you say. But there’s nothing to talk about, it goes by quicker if you don’t count. We’ll just have to hold out… And wait for our ship to come in. We’ll just have to wade in the waves until then. And whisper our wishes into the wind. I guess that forever is really just a moment. I think what I’m saying, got lost when I wrote it. But thinking ‘bout to much, makes time go slow. Gotta keep moving. Get up and go. While we wait for our ship to come in, we’ll just have to wade in the waves until then. And whisper our wishes into the wind. You’re right where you need to be. I’m right where I need to be.. We’re right where we need to be.
Track Name: Bed Of Roses
This is not the bed of roses I’ve been dreaming of… It must be love. I poured my dreams into a potion. I emptied it into the ocean. And even though they slip into my mind from time to time, some dreams get left behind. This is not the bed of roses I’ve been dreaming of… It must be love. I thought I could have trust the stars. ‘Thought it was written in the cards. And even thought back then I really didn’t have a clue. Somehow I always knew. This is not the bed of roses I’ve been dreaming of… It must be love. There’s something deep within our bones. Something only starlight knows. This is not the bed of roses I’ve been dreaming of… It must be love.
Track Name: Morning Dew
I was soaking like the ocean. I was drinking for my health. I was devoid of emotion. I felt like somebody else. I broke in the window I was all by myself… But I won’t be where I’m not wanted. so I know It’s time to go. and everything goes back in boxes. I say goodbye to my home. I Walked out the door I never felt so alone. But there’s a feeling hanging on me. like I should have changed for you. but you don’t wanna have to change me. And I’m still singing to the moon. But I can’t hit the notes they all sound out of tune. So now I’m working like a factory. I just keep on pushing through. But nothings even satisfactory. If I don’t have you.
My Dreams dried up like morning dew.
My Dreams dried up like morning dew.

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