It’s been a decade since Shrug last released a new album, but that doesn’t mean the band of two decades and change has just been biding their time. When not not releasing albums as Shrug, the band’s members also play in The Motel Beds, Human Cannonball, and The Boxcar Suite.
Thankfully, their fifth full-length album proves to be worth the wait. Age of Ashes deftly mixes the band’s Midwestern sensibilities on songs that sound like a grittier Jayhawks… or maybe a pairing of Bob Seger and the Heartbreakers? That’s probably closer to the mark.
Premiered here is the band’s video for “Radio Madonna” directed by Ghettoblaster photography contributor, Jennifer Taylor.
Shrug will be performing Age of Ashes‘ release show on Saturday, June 11 at The Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton, Ohio.