Video of The Day: The Shivas

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

If you're finding yourself in need of a Monday pick-me-up, you need look no further than "Can't Relax," the sensational new ditty from The Shivas that's full of nervy, jittery psych-garage jangle. This fuzzy knockout is breathless, reckless, and simply delicious. From the band's latest record Dark Thoughts, "Can't Relax" is a gem.

The accompanying visuals show the band playing a cramped stage to a rapt, dance-prone crowd. It's a fitting clip, seeing as The Shivas just announced a US tour for early 2020. It's also a fitting way to showcase the song's irrepressible energy, not to mention the band's desire to show folks a good time. As they themselves say, "We just want to make people feel good. We want them to forget they have work tomorrow." Tour dates posted below, it's strongly suggested you see The Shivas on this upcoming jaunt.


Jan 17 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Jan 18 - Bellingham, WA @ Alternative Library
Jan 19 - Tacoma, WA @ Alma Mater
Jan 23 - Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room Jack London
Jan 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
Jan 26 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Jan 27 - Phoenix, AZ @ Lunchbox
Jan 28 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Jan 30 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
Feb 01 - Denton, TX @ Andy’s
Feb 02 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Feb 04 - Houston, TX @ Continental Club
Feb 08 - Jacksonville, FL @ Winterland Festival
Feb 14 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
Feb 20 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
Feb 22 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Feb 23 - Toronto, ON @ Monarch Tavern
Feb 25 - Chicago, IL @ Hideout
Feb 26 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
Feb 27 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
Feb 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Feb 29 - Donnelly, ID @ Tamarack Resort (Snowfort)
Mar 07 - Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall
Mar 25-29 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest

[posted 12.30.19]


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