Live at MFNW 2013, Day 2: The Shivas

all photos by Morgen Schuler (view set)

text by Anna McClain and Janice Headley

It’s perfect that The Shivas borrow their name from the Hindu god of destruction and restoration since they totally destroyed it this morning from our MusicFestNW broadcast at the Doug Fir Lounge.

Kicking off the morning with a scream (literally!), this Portland, OR band tore through tracks from their latest album, White Out, and even debuted a few brand new tracks from their forthcoming release. (Guitarist Rob Mannering says it should be out early next year.)

Frontman Jared Wait-Molyneux is a lanky firework of perfectly-thrown hair and shuffling red sneakers, harmonizing flawlessly with drummer Kristen Leonard. Their psychedelic surf-rock blew the audience away, especially on the dynamic track “Swimming with Sharks” with its fierce slow/fast stomp. Audience and KEXP staff alike left declaring The Shivas as their new favorite band.

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