Santa Cruz, CA, based Austin Shaw garners a spot as one of Noise Trade’s New & Notable artist on the cusp of the release of his full-length debut album FELT, due out on September 15. The album can be pre-ordered here:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/felt/id1271772572
Earlier this year Shaw released this EP comprised of selections from his forthcoming album Felt. Get a ‘pay-what-you-want’ download of those songs now at:http://noisetrade.com/austinshaw/felt
The full-length album Felt, dives deep into the human spirit, expressing the pain, joy and complications of life in a way we’ve all felt. Shaw was joined in the studio by Robert L. Smith (Producer/Defy Recordings,) and the album features the talents of guitarist Larry Saltzman (Paul Simon,) drummer Joe Bonadio (Sting,) bassist Malcolm Gold and vocalist Clara Lofaro.
Shaw grew up in a home full of uplifting music. The joy and comfort of folk, pop and rock songs by artists like James Taylor, Elton John, Neil Diamond and Neil Young fully overtook him as a young boy. Their way with words and music became ingrained in Shaw. He picked up the guitar in his early teens and started writing in a journal. As he continued to explore his instrument and the writing craft, his words morphed into song lyrics. I’m Music Magazine notes, “his diverse balance of sampling from life’s musical buffet went into molding him into the talented artist that he is today.”
”Many of the songs are autobiographical and some are just from experiences we’ve all had through life. Hopefully my songs can be a breeze that blows back the curtain and gives one a glimpse into a window in time or an experience in life. It’s all about love, loss, heartbreak, rebirth and renewal.” explains Shaw.