Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Empty Bottle Show 

Shifties are finally playing another show. Come to the Empty Bottle Friday, December 22nd.
It is with our long time friends The Demilos.

On the Bill:

The Shifties, Demilos, Cameron McGill, and Noah Harris are all taking part.

The show is a benifit for our good friend Pat who is also Brian and Joe's older brother.

Pat was born with one kidney and it failed. He had his first transplant in 1993, which served him well until now. After 13 years, it has started to deteriorate. He has been on dialysis since April and is hoping desperately to find a donor. Some of their friends have gotten tested to see if they are a match, but Pat has yet to hear good news. Provided he finds a donor, there will be an enormous amount of costs that both Pat and his donor will incur.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Tape Review 

A website called Demo Universe reviewed our cassette tape from our Italian Label Best Kept Secret.

also check out the myspace blog for up to date reviews etc.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Colorado MP3blog- Chicago IPO - Kankakee-Bicycles- Liverpool 

April 24th

said some really nice things about the shifties.
Thanks Heather

"Can't Go On"

The Shifties
Charming pop songs from The Shifties coming out of Chicago. This upbeat track is definitely Beach Boys/surfin-safari reminiscent, although other tracks (their whole demo album is available to download on their website) have more of a quirky Shins feeling ("Insomniac") or a Mason Jennings vibe ("Tell Me Why"), very unassuming and nice for these spring days. I really like them. Definitely check out their newer song "On My Way" on their MySpace page -- that's the one I wanted to post, but it's not for download. It is, however, featured on their 2005 album Silent Agreement, which you can buy from CDBaby for a mere 8 bucks.

Thanks everyone for coming out to the 5th annual Chicago International Pop Overthrow - Thanks to David Bash for Inviting us once again.

Shifties have 2 songs on the new Props Megatour video available April 24th in the US.

A show in hometown Kankakee is very likely. just before shifties head overseas.
From the banks of the Kankakee River Valley to the banks of the Mersey -

Monday, March 06, 2006

Sawed off Soundtracks podcast 

Sawed off Soundtracks podcast
used Girl Car in podcast #2 thanks

Monday, February 27, 2006

Welcome new baby Shifty 

Saturday Feb 25th Shifty Drummer Justin's wife had a perfect baby boy. Congratulations LeRoys!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Hello Indeed 

Thank Gina of Hello Gina MP3 Blog posted some Shifties songs and said nice things.
"The Chicago four-piece The Shifties deliver something that to my ears veers quite close to the Mason Jennings sound. Yet they retain their own personal touch as well, adding an odd lyric here, a twist of rhythm there."

Friday, February 10, 2006

Sixeyes MP3 blog 

Shifties song Insomniac is blogged at Sixeyes MP3 blog # 168

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