We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Shanda & The Howlers’ debut album Trouble (listen below), which is scheduled to be officially released on May 20th through Rum Bar Records. You can purchase the album here.
Trouble delivers 11 soul seared songs that speak directly of breakups, heartaches and moving on after surviving both. Lead singer Shanda Cisneros’ raw vocals seem to claw their way through your speakers as the band locks tight behind her with gritty saxophone riffs, a Motown inspired rhythm section and the occasional slide guitar. Produced by John Fallon of 80s/90s underground Irish band, The Steppes.
May 6 – Flagstaff, AZ at Monte Vista Cocktail Lounge
May 20 – Las Vegas, NV at The Sand Dollar (Record Release)
About the band:
Shanda & The Howlers is a Rhythm & Blues revivalist band from Las Vegas, NV playing 50s-60s influenced R&B, Blues, & Soul reminiscent of the Stax Sound.
Influences in their sound can be traced to such artists as Big Maybelle, Ruth Brown, Otis Redding, The Crystals, LaVern Baker, and James Brown. In the bands’ short history, they have played on bills with such legendary acts as The Blasters, Wanda Jackson and Rev. Horton Heat.
The group is touring this Spring across the Southwest states including the massive Viva Las Vegas festival in Las Vegas, The Rhythm Collision festival in Riverside CA and at The Rockabilly Extravaganza in the Fall of 2017.