The project consists of one member, Shane Natalie, who composes and records all instruments and vocals on the recorded albums but features an array of Columbus musicians who bring the project to life for local and touring purposes. Shane Natalie started recording the first S/T LP in 2013 with the help of Evan Wolff (Vacation, Pretty Pretty) following the break up of Tight Bros in which Natalie played drums. In addition to Tight Bros and Good Shade, Natalie has performed with Lose the Tude, Puberty Wounds, Pretty Pretty and The Sidekicks. Shane has also had the privilege to record for bands such as The Sidekicks, All Dogs, didi, Puberty Wounds, Pretty Pretty, Bomb the Music Industry and many more. He is presently an elementary Special Education teacher. The band’s current touring lineup features Shane Natalie on guitar and
Good Shade self-released (Gut Genug Recordings) the first S/T LP (vinyl, digitally) and second LP Breakfast (CD, digitally). The third LP Lunch, was released digitally through Jeff Rosenstock’s Quote Unquote Records with limited vinyl distribution (125) through AF Record’s Annual Record Club in addition to the remainder of the records being self-released (Gut Genug Recordings). While previous Good Shade releases have been inspired by political and social disparities, Way Out primarily focuses on deteriorating mental health and increased social anxiety. True to Good Shade’s nature, the album features a rock and roll combination of fast paced melodic pop punk and dark, cynical weirdness that keeps the listener engaged and curious.