“when I was playing this like really pretty, folky music I was like ‘gosh, this sucks…I’m not even having a good time’. You know like, I wouldn’t go out and buy my music…So I put it to bed”
Shady Elders has been one of those bands for me here in Denver. I was a fan the first moment I clicked play. Shady songs themselves embody everything I love in music. Dark, looming and weighted emotional pull married with delicate melody and thoughtful prose. It’s dream-pop/post-punk/sometimes gothy/sometimes poppy awesomeness. Their live sets are heavy, loud and engaging. I have followed this band for almost 5 years now and my fanship only grows with each release.
So naturally, I was thrilled to finally get them on the show to tell their Shady story. Listen below as I talk with both Fox and Miles about their individual musical pasts, the start of Shady Elders, making music that you yourself are a fan of, the struggles of personal relationships affecting the band’s dynamic, going out of state to record and so so so much more!
Official Site: www.shadyelders.com
This episode was graciously sponsored by Renegade Brewing Company! Visit their taproom on 9th and Santa Fe or pick up their wonderful assortment of beer at any local liquor store.