Sometimes a cool new band just falls into your lap. Such was the case with Shiv Hurrah, a new quintet from Brooklyn. The term new is used loosely here: four of the band’s five members were in a band together 10 years ago in Rochester, NY. Time and life put the band’s music on hold, until frontman and songwriter David Bechle and those old friends reunited, added a new member and began playing some new songs.
Bechle’s voice is a strong presence on the band’s self-titled, five-song EP, which is available for free download from Bandcamp here. But the band sounds as if they never left each other’s company. There’s lovely guitar harmonies, some keyboards and even some well-placed horns involved across the five-track debut.
Some bands that come to mind listening to Shiv Hurrah’s debut are: Morning Benders, Wilco, and The Drums. In other words, some lo-fi indie guitar vibes, strong vocals, a gift for melody and the occasional use of reverb. They are currently unsigned, but I can’t see that being the case for much longer.
Check these guys out!