WHISKEY SHIVERS NEW ALBUM 'SOME PART OF SOMETHING' OUT NOW - STREAM HERE
A masterfully talented string band known for raucous live shows, Whiskey Shivers continue to leave the traditional bluegrass world in the dust with their new album 'Some Part of Something,' out now.
The Austin, TX-based band have made a name for themselves with a genre-pushing sound that
the Washington Post called "apocalyptic Americana." NPR described them as "frenetic bluegrass" with a "punk spirit," while Rolling Stone compared them to "the fierce inertia of Old Crow Medicine Show, the ramshackle folk punch of Felice Brothers and the punk energy of a pre-sobriety Deer Tick."
The band members also just wrapped shooting for their role in the upcoming film 'Pitch Perfect 3,' which hits theaters in December. Plot details have not yet been released, but the band appears in both acting and musical roles alongside a returning cast that includes Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld and Rebel Wilson.
It might sound strange for a bluegrass band, but the big screen is the perfect place for Whiskey Shivers, who had their first major breakout when their horror-movie influenced music video went viral after ending up on the top of Reddit's front page. Since then, they've been featured on The Daily Show, Anthony Bourdain's 'No Reservations' and on NBC’s post-apocalyptic drama 'Revolution.'
The band launched a pre-order campaign via Pledge Music for the new album which was fully funded, with some fittingly "one of- a-kind" rewards for fans, including banjo lessons, yoga and tattoo sessions with the band, and custom bolo ties and jewelry made from actual hair taken from frontman and fiddle player Bobby Fitzgerald's famous mullet.
The band will hit the road in support of the album throughout the summer and fall, including co-headlining dates with Billy Strings- DATES HERE.
Stream the first single from the album here (and please share!): Whiskey Shivers - "Cluck Ol' Hen"
"Chops away at traditional bluegrass constraints with a mischievous cleaver, mixing in shadows of Delta swamps and New Orleans basements... the fierce inertia of Old Crow Medicine Show, the ramshackle folk punch of Felice Brothers and the punk energy of a pre-sobriety Deer Tick."
"They've been killing it in Austin for a few years now. They have that spirit of busking, that punk spirit of 'let's lay it on the line, let's play our instruments hard and messy and just have a great time.'" -
"Rich, layered music with heavy themes"
"A bluegrass record you can mosh to."
- CMT Edge
"Infectious...this album doesn’t just capture what the Whiskey Shivers do live, it elevates it.
"Some Part Of Something" PRESS
"Breaks Whiskey Shivers out of their mold..a versatile work spanning pop, punk, folk, country, modern covers, and old-timey tunes. [The group's] strongest track list over the course of five albums." - Austin Chronicle
“Furious folk backed by punk rock tenacity, Whiskey Shivers takes no prisoners” – Austin Monthly
"Furious, frantic bluegrass that propels forward like a runaway freight train." - The Alternate Root
"Wholly original...Whiskey Shivers is one part old time string band and one part Bill Monroe on a hell bound bender." - Wide Open Country
"Stellar...promises to see the band maturing and refining its fiery sound." - San Antonio Current
"Insurgent bluegrass stompers... whose identity is inextricably tied into the energy they unleash onstage. They bottle that energy well on 'Some Part of Something'" - Austin American Statesman
"Combines a kinetic punk sensibility with traditional bluegrass themes of work, pain, sin and death; all performed at breakneck speeds." - KUTX
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