Naked Giants announce The Shadow for 8/21 release

by Woody on June 11, 2020

Photo By Grayson Whitemire

The Seattle trio of Grant Mullen (Vocals, Guitar), Gianni Aiello (Vocals, Bass) and Henry LaVallee (Drums) are back withe their follow up to Sluff. They don’t seem to be show signs of reining things in. The fine folks at New West will release this on 8/21. Here’s some info from the PR team.

The Shadow is an energetic and exhilarating musical rollercoaster ride. Within the first ten minutes the band has already careened through a blitz of post-punk riffing, wastoid gang shouting, a singalong anthem-for-the-disaffected, and a Talking Heads-ish funk-rock workout with bits of shimmery synth and lo-fi slide guitar riffing thrown in for good measure. The Shadow also reveals new and welcome layers to the Naked Giants sound, both musically and lyrically. The band say The Shadow “is a much more honest album than SLUFF — we’ve come to realize that the path to becoming a better person and bringing positivity into the world isn’t always linear, and there’s a lot of growth in taking an honest look at the ‘shadow-y’ parts of life. Whether it’s personal anxiety and depression or collective guilt and trauma, there’s always a part of yourself that’s hard to confront and understand. But The Shadow is all about facing that darkness and having the strength to bring it into the light.”

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