The SHRIMPS – Abstracts and Keywords

Aim With the Arrow begins the new The SHRIMPS album Abstracts and Keywords. The track is a fantastic challenging of genre conventions. There are hints of Jane’s Addiction, O.A.R., and the Dave Matthews Band here. Make It Better is another great track in that it has the instrumentation front and center. While the vocals are a focal point of this song, everything combines to make for a fully engrossing effort – imagine hints of the Dead and The Black Crowes here. The SHRIMPS shift their sound with On The Boat; this slower and more introspective track has the vocals and the guitars united to make something that has Cat Stevens and Soul Asylum as a touchstone. The chorus is catchy enough that this could easily crossover to pop stations. Continue reading “The SHRIMPS – Abstracts and Keywords”