Four-piece rock band THE SHAKERS have officially released their new full-length album Rescue Team to all digital retailers, along with a limited 12” vinyl pressing of 300. The release is the sophomore follow-up album to 2011’s Oh So Loud, and was self-produced and tracked entirely to tape. The record release celebration began on Saturday night at The Troubadour in West Hollywood – where The Shakers played through virtually the entire 14-song tracklisting in front of a packed and willing crowd.
“Rescue Team encapsulates everything the band has gone through since our 2011 release Oh So Loud,” explains vocalist Jodie Schell. “That album was such a celebration of finding each other and feeling impenetrable. Rescue Team is what happened when we went out to take on the world. It got messy and challenging, and scary at times (I get teary thinking about the losses we suffered and how helpless it seemed at times). But we were there for each other, so we made it.”
Rescue Team’s release is yet another result of a successful crowd-funding venture, as The Shakers raised nearly $10,000 via IndieGogo to help fund the production. The band recently toured briefly in the Northeast – hitting the Boston, New York, and Philadelphia markets before returning home for their record release show at The Troubadour. The Shakers will take the remainder of September off from touring, but fans can expect them back on the road in October through the end of 2013.