June 22, 2015

theSHIFT: 7th Direction

NYC heavy rock band theSHIFT have reinvented themselves. Formerly known as The Shift they are down to a trio. The songs on their debut mini album 7th Direction brushes shoulders with the mainstream. All members are in demand session players with a Berklee degree, but the lyrics ask serious questions about life.

They can come up with the big arena rock anthem Dreams and deliver the acoustic ballad Consecrate, powered by and exquisite dry drum sound (props to whoever miked the kit). This is a trio wriggling their way out of the shackles of other people's ideas. Their craftsmanship shouldn't get in the way of their creativity. Changes are that they will have found their own sound on the next one.

theSHIFT:
John Shannon: guitar, vocals
Ben Geis: bass
MJ Lambert: drums

7th Direction is a self-released album. Buy it from iTunes.

Tracks:
  1. Kobra
  2. Dreams
  3. Consecrate
  4. Everything Falls Away
  5. Control
  6. Sideways View

Live dates:
  • 06/23 Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
  • 06/24 Burlington, VT @ Radio Bean
  • 06/25 Manchester, NH @ The Shaskeen
  • 06/26 Dover, NH @ Dover Brick House
  • 06/27 Montgomery, VT @ Snowshoe Lodge and Pub
  • 07/02 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sarah Street Bar and Grille
  • 07/03 Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Cafe
  • 07/04 Columbus, OH @ Scarlet and Grey Cafe
  • 07/06 Memphis, TN @ Hard Rock Cafe
  • 07/09 Houston, TX @ Dan's Electro
  • 07/10 Austin, TX @ Blackheart
  • 07/11 Fort Worth, TX @ Shipping and Receiving
  • 07/13 Taos, NM @ Kyote Club
  • 07/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint
  • 07/22 Sacramento, CA @ The Blue Lamp
  • 07/24 Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewing
  • 07/25 Sebastopol, CA @ Sebastopol Rising III
  • 07/27 Medford, OR @ Johnny B's
  • 07/28 Bend, OR @ 3rd Street Pub
  • 07/29 Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond's Garage
  • 07/30 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Lounge
  • 07/31 Richland, WA @ Emerald Of Siam
  • 08/03 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
  • 08/05 Milwaukee, WI @ The Metal Grill
  • 08/08 Holderness, NH @ Flow Fest
  • 09/04 Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi
  • 09/05 Eaton, OH @ Eatononic Music Festival

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