Shiver Shiver

Shiver Shiver

 Omaha, Nebraska, USA
BandPopEDM

Raw & sexy, Shiver Shiver is a pop rock duo mixing elements of art rock, New Wave, dance-pop, and electro. Poetic lyrics with catchy, complex chord structure, SS is young Bowie meets young Beck. Tight, well-rehearsed and professional, with a growing fan-base.

Biography

The proficient and hooky music of Shiver Shiver has been described as “Intelligent Pop Music,” and “Soulfully Seductive.” Their “big sound from a two-piece” is hard to pigeonhole, and has slices of electronic, soul, glam, you name it thrown into the mix. Original, raw and organic, the two skilled musicians generate a fresh, eclectic energy. Recently, Shiver Shiver was the only band to ever be the focus of ‘loom’, a theme based dance party sponsored by Red Bull. Shiver Shiver was selected to play The Holland Center’s Summer Series, “Wild About Omaha,” and opened for National acts, Paper Route and Audrye Sessions, at The Bourbon Theatre. Two songs, “November Song” and “I’m Leaving You” from “Soulless Sex Appeal,” the duo’s debut release, have hit the homepage on The Sixty One. (http://www.thesixtyone.com) Shiver Shiver is Chase Thornburg and Jordan Elsberry. Chase's approach to the drums is relentless and uniquely instrumental, while Jordan's way with the keys is broad, orchestral and earthy. The duo possesses an uncanny vocal affinity. These elements merge to create a fresh musical identity of tight, thoughtful songwriting that is both catchy and complex.

A short list of influences includes: Beck, Brazilian Girls, Radiohead, The Beatles, David Bowie, Bad Plus, and Sly and the Family Stone.

Places Shiver Shiver has played in the past 6 months:

Slowdown, Omaha, NE
loom at Espana, Omaha, NE
The Holland Center, Omaha, NE
Box Awesome, Lincoln, NE
The Sydney, Omaha, NE
Public Space One, Iowa City, Iowa
Waiting Room Lounge, Omaha, NE
Un-Buried Treasure Fashion Show, University of Nebraska at Omaha
The Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
Duffy's, Lincoln, NE
The Replay Lounge, Lawrence, KS
8th Street Taproom, Lawrence, KS
The Pig, Independence, MO
Jerry's Bait Shop, Lee's Summit, MO
Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA
Evan's House, Chicago, IL
The Mill House, Madison, WS
The Ugly Monkey, Indianapolis, IN
The Verve, Terre Haute, IN
The Roman, Kearney, NE

Lyrics

Twilight Dreamer

Written By: Elsberry/Thornburg

i walked through a minefield with headphones on
i ran home crying in the blood red dawn
i shot the shit with satan's spawn
i swept up the love of some young fawn

i came out swinging with my sights set low
i sang off key with the radio
i said "come a little closer" but you had to go
so i gave my penny to your arcade soul

the more i sing to thee
lonesome as can be
the more you slip away
day by day

twilight dreamer
the angels all are gone
sunlight streamer
sing me a lonely song
true believer
everything is wrong
sky-high dreamer
forever's not too long

i stole your money and i stole your heart
i ate nine lives and i sold my part
i danced away every chance to part
with the half-dead dreamer in my heart

i said "okay" to a man of the law
i said "no way" with a broken jaw
i look so cute with my perfect flaw
i'll take off all my clothes and let you draw

the more i sing to thee
lonesome as can be
the more you slip away
day by day

twilight dreamer
the angels all are gone
sunlight streamer
sing me a lonely song
true believer
everything is wrong
sky-high dreamer
forever's not too long

i'm coming up roses with my pretty little shotgun
i'm coming to town to have some fun
let's brush up on our battles both lost and won
let's get to close and then run, run, run

we are on the goodship yesterday
a hundred thousand miles away
it's a vicious game i choose to play
like a joyride on your wedding day

the more i sing to thee
lonesome as can be
the more you slip away
won't you stay?

twilight dreamer
the angels all are gone
sunlight streamer
sing me a lonely song
true believer
everything is wrong
sky-high dreamer
forever's not too long

I'm Leaving You

Written By: Elsberry/Thornburg

i'm a loser
i'm an angel
i'm a fixture of the night
you're exactly what i want, dear
but i just can't treat you right

so i'm leaving you tonight
i'm leaving you tonight
i'm leaving you tonight
i'm leaving you

on a late night
i go prowling
to find what i can't find
i am hopeless
i'm in God's land
but still i want to fight

so i'm leaving you tonight
i'm leaving you tonight
i'm leaving you tonight
i'm leaving you

i may speak of beauty
as i watch the falling snow
but in my life so twisted
i would rather watch you go

it's something i need
to lose what i believe
and you just so happened to be around
you just so happened to be around
you just so happened to be around
please don't take it bad

i'm a baby
i'm a momma
i'm a thief and a fly-by-night
i will find you
i will have you
and make you wish you had been right

so i'm leaving you tonight
i'm leaving you tonight
i'm leaving you tonight
i'm leaving you

i may speak of sorrow
as i watch the garden grow
in my life so twisted
i would rather watch you go

it's something i need
to lose what i believe
and you just so happened to be around
you just so happened to be around
you just so happened to be around
you just so happened

Follow/Hollow

Written By: Elsberry/Thornburg

well i had plans
to live a life free from tears
my only problem
was meeting you my dear

you said "follow me into the future"
the curve of your spine called me on
you said "follow me into the future"
i walked behind you, blind and dumb

how can you blame me
how can you blame me
how can you blame me
how can you blame me

i saw no fire
on the day that i met you
your eyes were pyres
they burned a blissful hue

they said "follow me into the future"
i thought you were mine
"follow me into the future"
i was yours, right behind

how can you blame me
how can you blame me
how can you blame me
how can you blame me

follow follow follow
hollow hollow
follow follow follow
hollow hollow
follow follow follow
hollow hollow
follow follow hollow

well no i know
i can't love those that don't love me
and now you know
two ways flows the river of misery

i'm singing follow me now
follow me now
follow me now
follow me

follow follow follow
hollow hollow
follow follow follow
hollow hollow
follow follow follow
hollow hollow
follow follow hollow

Toward the Rising Sun

Written By: Elsberry/Thornburg

the baby dies
the mother cries
it all just slips away
you know the love i have for you is great
the mother dies
the baby cries
it all just slips away
you know the love i have for you is great

please don't live in vain
you don't need that pain
still i feel the same
you will win this game

the father lies
the daughter cries
it all just slips away
you know the love i have for you is great
the daughter lies
the father sighs
it all just slips away
you know the love i have for you is great

please don't live with shame
you are not to blame

you fall asleep
with every shade of moonlight on your skin
i can't help but think
that this will never end
we tell this tale
and set our sail
toward the rising sun
we slip away
past yesterday
and smile

Julianna

Written By: Elsberry/Thornburg

you dress real sharp
like a delicate knife
bit white collar
and a windblown life
blackjacket slender
and your pale white wrists
looking like the woman
i could never resist

julianna
julienne me
julianna
julienne me
julianna
juli, end me

you dress real sharp
like a delicate knife
i like your style
and i like your thighs
think about her
now you're boring me
no more words
only ecstasy

julianna
julienne me
julianna
julienne me
julianna
juli, end me

you got a beauty girl
all your own
i'd like to get to know you soon
wish your hair
was the blonde i've known
i will never know you now

julianna
julienne me
julianna
julienne me
julianna
juli, end me

all i want is her today
you can just be her today

you dress real sharp
like a delicate knife
i'm a real weapon
and it's plagued my life
you look so tender
with your pale white wrists
you will be the woman
i have to resist

julianna
julienne me
julianna
julienne me
julianna
juli, end me

julianna
juli, end me

Fallen Angelica

Written By: Elsberry/Thornburg

every apple of the eye
every castle in the sky
could never hold a candle to
the sadness of her eyes

she's damned for all of time
all the world is blind to

fallen angelica

it all began one sunny day
a thousand years ago
a ray of sunlight strayed away
and made love to the snow

she whispers to the doves
the world hides all her love

fallen angelica
fallen angelica
fallen angelica
she's just a relic of
a girl with an invisible soul

gentle mortal gaze on me
let me haunt your reverie
this and more she says to me
although her eyes i'll never see

the greatest beauty of
the world hides all her love

fallen angelica

only once she said the words
that made her invisible
"please don't look at me"
or so the story goes

i'd take her home and touch her hand
i'd lead her to her promised land
but i know not who she is or where she lives
just how she gives

her loneliness to me
she will always be

fallen angelica
fallen angelica
fallen angelica
she's just a relic of
a girl with an invisible soul
a girl with an invisible soul
a girl with an invisible soul
a girl with an invisible soul

Soulless Sex Appeal

Written By: Elsberry/Thornburg

happy hell
jezebel
this is how it feels
salome
foreplay
jukebox dead-end dream
hot wax
birthday
cracked up lithium plane ride
pop star
whipped cream
acid trip of cyanide
breakneck
slowdown
everlasting love
coquette
snowflake
you kill me just because

you are the sunlight of my dreams
you are exactly what you seems
my love is bursting at the seams
you kill me any way you please

you are a mindless work of art
you are the beating of my heart
you are the deathbed symphony
you are exactly what i need

you pack your cigarettes without no soul
look so pretty but i'm not sold
gotta make face with a broken soul
pack that sex appeal and hit the road

junk sick
axe to grind
the novel of your soul
heart of blades
oblivious
i'm laughing through the hole
deep sex
cheap love
the mysteries of God
cheap sex
deep love
a smile a wink a nod
hard luck
young buck
everlasting love
coquette
snowflake
you kill me just because

you are the nightmare to return
you are the bridges i can't burn
you are the pages i can't turn
you are the lesson i can't

you are a mindless work of art
you are the beating of my heart
you are the mistress of the moon
you are the bulletproof cocoon

you pack your cigarettes without no soul
look so pretty but i'm not sold
gotta make face with a broken soul
pack that sex appeal and hit the road

decadence
chastity
ink black afternoon
sweet dreams
maybelline
life is but a rainbow
photograph
medicine man
true love magazine
telephone
bitch slap drone
hollow repetition
hollow repetition

sacred heart
atom bomb
suck my fascination
pound cake
severed head
vicious complication
apocalypse
love shack
show me how to please you
skull split wide
black and blue
nothing to hide for the heartbreak crew
priestess spit
euphoria
you drop me to my knees
coquette
snowflake
you kill me just because

you are the sunlight of my dreams
you are exactly what you seems
you are the bitch-slap to my cool
you are the murderess of fools

you are a mindless work of art
you are the beating of my heart
you are the high i can't sustain
you are the bullet in my brain

you pack your cigarettes without no soul
look so pretty but i'm not sold
gotta make face with a broken soul
pack that sex appeal and hit the road

baby, hit the road

When I Die

Written By: Elsberry/Thornburg

all those afternoons
all those empty coffee
cups, i think of you

all those cigarettes
all those poignant things you said
oh, how i loved you

when i die
i hope i forget all of this loneliness
when i die
i hope i can lose
each bittersweet thought of you

i'd say i miss you dear
but i would never say
what you'll never hear

it's hard to pass the time
i tried to lose you in this rhyme
but still the melody won't die

when i die
i hope i forget all this loneliness
when i die
i hope i can lose
each bittersweet thought of you

i saw you yesterday
the rain fell on your sunny gaze
you never looked my way
and that's better

when i die
i hope i forget all this loneliness
when i die
i hope i can lose
each bittersweet thought of you

Stop Lying

Written By: Elsberry/Thornburg

i'll watch the time pass over me
and ball up on the floor
this is how i wait for you
it's happening once more
this for all my love for you
this and nothing more
time to say goodbye

i came across another love
you had some time ago
all that she could say to me
was pack your bags and go
this for all her love for you
this and nothing more
time to say goodbye

you say i'm everything you want
everything you need
stop lying
stop lying
you say i'm everything you want
everything you need
stop lying
stop lying
you're lying to yourself
and me

the phone rang late one afternoon
we never spoke before
your mother still has love for you
love you still ignore
this for all her love for you
this and nothing more
time to say goodbye

this is all we get from you
this is all we know
this is how we spend our days
this is how it goes
this for all our love for you
this and nothing more
time to say goodbye

you say i'm everything you want
everything you need
stop lying
stop lying
you say i'm everything you want
everything you need
stop lying
stop lying
you're lying to yourself
and me
stop lying
stop lying
you're lying to yourself

Discography

"Soulless Sex Appeal" 2008. "Julianna" is receiving radio airplay. "November Song" and "I'm Leaving You" are most popular for online streaming.

Set List

Follow / Hollow
I'm Leaving You
Julianna
The Fit
Twilight Dreamer
Fallen Angelica
Soulless Sex Appeal