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.
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