The Shivas ready You Know What To Do, tour (2014)

Portland’s The Shivas have announced the release of their fourth LP, You Know What To Do, out October 28 on Olympia-based label K and on cassette via Burger Records. Having drawn comparisons to bands like Thee Oh Sees and Black Lips, The Shivas blend elements of surf-pop, garage-rock, and good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, dousing their hook-filled melodies with a healthy dose of reverb.
As a preview of the upcoming release, they’ve shared album track “Manson Girls” via BrooklynVegan, and it’s also available to stream & share on Soundcloud.Recorded at K’s own Dub Narcotic Studios and mixed on tape by Calvin Johnson, You Know What To Do is a collection of fuzzy, frenetic jams and hazy slower tunes that feature dreamy male & female harmonies. The Shivas have shared stages with Spiritualized, The Dandy Warhols, The Fresh & Onlys and La Luz, and will kick off a North American tour on October 1 in support of their new release — see below for a full list of dates.
9/22: Portland, OR @ Holocene
10/1: San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
10/4: Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s (Desert Stars Festival)
10/5 El Centro, CA @ Strangers
10/6: Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
10/7: El Paso, TX @ Monarch
10/8: Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
10/9: New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
10/11: Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
10/12 Winston-Salem, NC @ Reanimator
10/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/15: New York, NY @ Cake Shop
10/16: Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades
10/18: Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
10/19 Detroit, MI @ Jumbo’s
10/20: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/21: Lafayette, IN @ The Spot Tavern
10/22: Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern
10/23: Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
10/25: Kansas City, MO @ Minibar
10/28: Denver, CO @ Lion’s Lair
10/29 Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
10/30: Boise, ID @ The Crux
10/31 Bainbridge Island, WA @ Mushrooms and Airplanes House
11/1: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw