Pittburgh’s newest psychedelic rock band SHAKY SHRINES just dropped their debut LP at the beginning of November. The band formed back in July, but in just a few short months they’ve released a couple EPs, a bunch of op art/ music videos and a 2D side-scrolling virtual cemetery website. They even supplied the soundtrack to a documentary about motorcycles, and, oh yeah, we shouldn’t overshadow their new self-released album Mausoleum.
As proven by their long list of accomplishments, this band loves all things creepy and psychedelic. When frontman Braden Faisant isn’t shredding in Shaky Shrines, he works in a “giant cemetery in Pittsburgh doing things like cleaning out crypt spiders, carrying caskets and writing songs while riding different tractors.” As if you needed any other proof, a job like this goes a long way to help mold their doom-flavored psych. “Can’t Quit” is the driving lead single from their new album, centered around shadowy guitar hooks and Faisant’s breathy howling. This is some truly maddening guitar pop disguised by the darkened psych vibes, but that’s only focusing on this lone track. Mausoleum is over thirty minutes of all things psych, whether it’s the drony “Stones in the Graveyard” or the haunting “Someone’s In the Basement.” Be sure to check out the video for “Can’t Quit” below, then head over to the Shaky Shrines Bandcamp for a full dose of their shadowy psych.
Genre/ Tags: Psychedelic, Garage Rock, Alternative, Pop