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Good Shive low

Dallas, Texas, United States | SELF

Dallas, Texas, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Pop


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"Sounds like home/Spotlight on Texas Artist-Good Shive Low"

The sound is loose, rhythmic and brassy. Horns, specifically trumpet and trombone, party with percussion, guitar, bass and drums. Make no mistake, the music is a bash waiting to happen.

I’m talking about Dallas’ Good Shive Low, a room full of guys that put an alternative spin on a hearty mix of blues, R&B, pop, rock, jazz and even a little bit of funk. They make a lot of noise, that’s for sure. The band features Michael Warren, Elexis “Eli” Becken, Miles Becken, Nick Poulides, Brad Kirkham, Corey Mittenthal and Vy Nguyen. There may be an extra player or two when they take the stage for a concert performance.

GSL are ready to show off the kicking tunes on the new Melophobaphobia CD. The disc percolates from the first note, showcasing the band’s bopping style on choice cuts such as “Leaving Here Tonight,” “Leave Me Alone,” “Merkin” and “Crazy.” These are tunes that’ll prompt you to doff the shoes, run to the dance floor and work yourself into a frenzy. Check your troubles at the door.

Good Shive Low celebrates the release of Melophobaphobia with a CD-release party that also includes a slew of special guests – Spoonfed Tribe, David Neff, S.S.S.G., Joseph Veazie, DJ White Buffalo and Mr. Fuzzy Notes.

-- Mario Tarradell, Guide - The Guide Live/Dallas Morning News


Melophobaphobia-Debut CD



t's already been a whirlwind ride for Good Shive Low, but if 2011 is any indication of what's to come, this dynamic band from Dallas Texas, will go much further. With a recent DFW Sherlock's Battle of The Bands victory under their belt and upcoming release of their highly anticipated debut album Melophobaphobia (Produced and Engineered by Grammy winner Eric Delegard at Reel Time Audio) the band is finally ready to show Texas a good live show. Laced with humor, hubris and humanity, this raucous album flows freely from tongue-in-cheek examinations of crotch toupees (“Merkin”), relationships (“Leave Me Alone”), and loss (“Guy I Used To Know”). Backed by percussion powerhouse Bobbye Hall, who's played percussion on 22 Billboard Top 10 songs, Good Shive Low's sound leans heavy on head bobbing drums, nasty brass, driving bass, and infectious piano melodies, featured most prominently in “Crazy,” “All I'm Asking,” “Imagine,” and “Leaving Here Tonight.” “Crazy” cohesively communicates the frenzied frustration at the end of one's rope, with nut grabbing horns, and straight-to-the point chorus that is relatable and genuine. In contrast, “All I'm Asking,” is a flirtatious exploration of sexual tension and pheromonal attraction, that incorporates the band's entire stable of strengths through a pop sound that will stick in your head like a bad decision at a biker bar. Not a typical sad song,“Imagine” deals with the love lost, but is bright and bouncy, sneaking the content in with a sly piano hook and brass bridge that would make Chicago proud. A Solid 4/4 Bass and drums are the heartbeat behind “Leaving Here Tonight,” a track balanced by understated keys and subtle guitar tones that soften the edges with horn highlights. An appropriate backdrop for lyrics that express the conflict of love, happiness, fear, and not knowing how to handle life's surprises. From a summer jam session in 2009 to their Early 2011 battle win, Good Shive Low has developed a style all their own.With Melophobaphobia, they look to take the next step.