Rewind to 2007: that is, fast forward to the present. Mass Shivers travel timelessness to deliver droning triumph vibes to the Masses of today. 'Ecstatic Eyes Glow Glossy' is simply the name of this vessel, the new offering. This is a complete record, a focused effort, a 360. It is also the second record from Mass Shivers! Don't let anyone fool you, it's a rock album -- are there hints at MC5 or Beefheartian guitar stylings, beats not far from Jaki Liebeziet, spooge from Steven Tyler's 80's heyday? Perhaps; but most importantly, there are RIFFS here-in. Lava-hot face melters and groove shakers. This is driving music, sure to inflate your tyre.
Front side, cut 1: "Womanizing Metal Studs" is the enabler -- is it a bass, or a guitar? It's depth and soul. It's toms deployed to polyrhythmic ghetto-booty beautification. Colourful, lean and crisp guitar leads interweave to fraction the quadrants of the mind-sight. Vocal rays reflect the fractal waves. It's a proper introduction to a record with an inner mission --- reflection leads to projection leads to harmonization leads to resolution.
Meditate to the layered feedback drones of "Quinine Peninsula" as they take you in and out of the pulsingly hypnotic metal-tropical stomp of "Mossy Nethers." Hop on board with the captain, and join the "Wild Animals Club." Classic rock grit seeps smoothly between the continuous long tones, and Ecstatic Eyes Glow Glossy satisfies.
While the group remains a tight trio at core - Brett Sova (guitar/vocals), Sean Wilke (drums), Andy Johnson (guitar/vocals) - there are ever collaborators and friends who can lay claim as part of the Mass Shivers sound. To keep up with their perfect pitch, keep your ears near and watch them closely...
Ecstatic Eyes Glow Glossy
'Womanizing Metal Studs' (MP3)
'Mossy Nethers' (MP3)
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