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The Shivas Make Surf Rock Creepy as Hell

Surf-rock is supposed to be about smoking weed on the beach, not getting your brains eaten.

by Kayla Monetta
Oct 31 2014, 10:55am

There are certain things that are inherently creepy... like burning baby dolls, or brain eating, or sacrificial scenes around a fire. There are also certain things that are inherently happy—like upbeat surf-pop and garage rock. Somehow, Portland-based five-some, The Shivas, have found a way to blend all of these things into a perfect five-minute video featuring two songs, "You Know What to Do," and "Do the Crocodile." Who knew that hazy, surf-rock could be such a perfect soundtrack to a horror scene?

The two songs are from The Shivas' fourth LP, You Know What to Do, which released October 28 via K Records (and on cassette via Burger Records).

Tour Dates:
October 31: Bainbridge Island, WA @ Mushrooms and Airplanes House
November 8: Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar (record release show)
November 15: Seattle, WA @ Washington Hall - Short Run Beach Party (w/ La Luz)

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garage rock
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