Shanda & The Howlers are a band out of time. The Las Vegas based band sound like they should have been around back in the 50's and 60's. They have a blend of R&B, blues, garage, and soul that doesn't sound like a throwback or even an homage. A song like "Miles and Miles" sounds like the real deal. It's the kind of song that sounds like it could be from an old Nuggets compilation, if it wasn't for the modern day production. (Although "Miles and Miles" does have the layer of grit and fuzz that classic garage tracks all have.) Shanda & The Howlers are perfect for those of us that spent a good chunk of their childhoods listening to their parents records from their youth along with the local oldies station.
You can listen to "Miles and Miles" below. It Ain't Easy is due out January 28 on Rum Bar Records and can be pre-ordered over at Bandcamp. For more on Shanda & The Howlers, check out the band's website.