Kurt is going through his favorite records. Read the explainer or view the master list.
Artist: The Shelters
Title: The Shelters
Genre: indie garage rock
Closing out the year with a very cut-and-dry straightforward indie rock album. The Shelters are a throwback to 60s rock with a slight skew towards British Invasion--they even cover The Kinks' Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl. They got studio time when Tom Petty heard a previous incarnation of the band and gave a couple of the members the keys to his home studio. He co-produced the self-titled debut from The Shelters and gave them creative feedback on the follow-up.
The Shelters bops along at a light and easy pace. It's got a few out-and-out rockers like the opening song Rebel Heart, but even slower jams like Surely Burn are constructed around solid hooks and strong pop sensibilities. It's a good time.
And that wraps her up. Happy New Year. Stay tuned for Wednesday when the next project will be announced.