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Monday, November 21, 2011

With Awe and Respect-New Band To Burn One To: THE SHRINE

The Shrine is today's "New Band To Burn One To".


"On the night of November 6th, 1979 Black Sabbath was at their most drug addled and explosive standing. They were on tour supporting their newly released Never Say Die album and had a night off in Los Angeles. After knocking back a few drinks at the infamous Rainbow Bar, they decided to check out the local rock scene at the Whiskey A-Go-Go. Arriving late, they caught the tail end of a set by Th...e Circle Jerks. Feeling intimidated yet inspired, they rented a rehearsal space and spent the rest of the night jamming. For an unknown reason they exclusively played Thin Lizzy material and Keith Moon was sitting in… These events never took place. But if they did, the results may have sounded similar to Los Angeles's The Shrine. Formed in 2008, The Shrine play a houserocking breed of heavy, psychedelic, riff based Rock n’ Roll. Their debut, recorded on vintage reel-to-reel tape, by local hero Dave O. Jones and under the auspices of the notorious Chuck Dukowski, is the perfect soundtrack to any debaucherous gathering of longhairs. If you and your rag-tag group of riff-raff friends are planning a road trip to Humboldt County to “Score”, this is the album you need to be listening to on the way. The Shrine is Josh Landau on guitar/vocals, Courtland Murphy on bass, and Jeff Murray on Drums. Dig It. "-Harley Rother



"Garage, punk, doom, psychedelic...I guess those are terms you can use to describe The Shrine. Actually these guys are just about having fun and rocking out. The raucous riffing and fast unorthodox tempos will have you reaching for a beer and the volume on your (insert favorite playback device here) because you will want to crank this shit up! The band possesses a raw and vintage sound which corresponds well with their seventies rock influences. The band is currently on the road playing a few dates with the legendary Fu Manchu. Check them out now!


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