RELEASE NEW ALBUM
‘EAST SIDE OF LOVE’
ALBUM PREMIERED YESTERDAY WITH YAHOO! MUSIC
AUSTIN, TX ALBUM RELEASE PERFORMANCE TONIGHT AT
THE CONTINENTAL CLUB
“We’re sure that all will agree the new set bears traces of Shuman’s reputation for relentless live energy and yet comes across as clear-eyed and genuine as anything in the band’s 15-year career.”
–Wendy Geller, YAHOO.COM, November 5, 2015
SHURMANtoday (11/6) have released their new album EAST SIDE OF LOVE via Teletone Records in the U.S. and on Germany’s Blue Rose Records in Europe. The album, which premiered exclusively yesterday (11/5) with YAHOO! MUSIC, marks the revered Austin, TX-basedband’s sixth studio album and first in three years. SHURMAN frontman Aaron Beavers gave an inside look into the album’s songs with ELMORE MAGAZINE which can be read here. “This collection of lyrics and music is by far the most personal offering I have ever had in my 15 years in Shurman,” says Beavers. “There was a time that I was unsure if it would ever be released but the songs begged to be heard…who was I to stand in the way?”
EAST SIDE OF LOVE retains SHURMAN‘s trademark combination of high-energy roots rock and country soul, while possessing an expanded dimension due to the mixture of harrowing pain and unmatched creative joy they experienced since we last heard from them. You can click here to watch a trailer about the album andlisten to the album’s title track which premiered with ALLACCESS.COM last month here.
SHURMAN—Aaron Beavers (guitar, vocals) Mike Therieau (bass, vocals), Harley Husbands (lead guitar) and Clint Short (drums)-created EAST SIDE OF LOVE as a result of loyal fan-funded support coming from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean; the band’s European fan base remains large and enthusiastic. Produced by Beavers at Austin’s storied Cedar Creek Studios, it’s a powerful work with 11 heartfelt songs telling the story of losing a relationship, while actually getting back a band.
From the anthemic set-opening title track, to the gritty soul of “You Don’t Have To Love Me,” through the heart-wrenching, acoustic ballad “I Don’t Know Why,” to the bright and hopeful album closer “Time To Say Goodbye,” it bears traces of SHURMAN‘s reputation for relentless live energy and yet comes across as clear-eyed and genuine as anything in the band’s 15-year career. SHURMAN‘s previous label releases on Vanguard and Universal Republic were admittedly geared towards Friday and Saturday night, but EAST SIDE OF LOVE sounds like a record made for Sunday afternoon. It takes you on a journey through the ups and downs of life while reminding you that you can still find redemption no matter where you have traveled.
Album release shows for SHURMAN:
|Friday, 11/6||The Continental Club||Austin, TX (more info here)|
|Friday, 11/13||Last Exit Live||Phoenix, AZ (more info here)|
ADDITIONAL PRAISE FOR EAST SIDE OF LOVE:
“It seems fair to say that the common thread that ties East Side of Love (available November 6) together as a cohesive body of work is the weaving of the push-pull of doubt and determination, right and wrong, good and bad, love and loss, ruin and redemption. All play an integral part in the tapestry that is life and art, and in Beavers’ hands and heart, served as muse for the making of his group’s newest musical mosaic.”
–Jim Villanueva, ALLACCESS.COM, October 20, 2015
“…the band is back and as strong as ever… their most introspective, mature album to date.”
—ELMOREMAGAZINE.COM, November 5, 2015
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