Whiskey Shivers

Whiskey Shivers

Trashgrass! I’ve never heard that term before, but I immediately love it. Whiskey Shivers formed in 2009 and started making awesome songs. I’m from East Tennessee, where bluegrass is very common and very appreciated, and I love punky takes on it like this. Austin, Texas should be good at this, and I’m glad this band exists. Check out Whisky Shivers’ album “Batholith” on Bandcamp for 11 sick tunes!

“Drunk Dial” is a really fun jam. The hook is so honest: "You’re the kind of girl I’d like to drunk dial." A whole lot of people can relate to that, and trashgrass is exactly the genre to take on the subject.

“Mole In The Ground” is my favorite of the 11 tracks. It’s extremely simple, but it’s perfect. The secondary vocals remind me of certain Missionary Baptist churches in East Tennessee. The subject is simplicity, the song is simple, and that pairing is perfect.

Check out Whiskey Shivers if you can! They’ve got an awesome website full of sweet music and a list of their upcoming shows. They’re playing at Hole In The Wall in Austin on March 29 for three dollars with Hello Caller, Shakey Graves, and The Preservation. Shakey Graves is the only one of those other bands I’m familiar with, but they’re totally incredible! I know of some bands here in Tennessee that would love to play with those guys or Whiskey Shivers. Austin knows how to do this genre really well, and I’m sure that will be a sweet show.