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Denver rock band ‘Shady Oaks’ releases their debut album ‘MAD’. known for their riff-heavy psychedelic brand of garage rock, the five-piece blends styles of alternative, blues and garage rock to create a varied sound comparable to the likes of Black Keys, Jack White and The Dead Weather.
Their 13-track album ‘MAD’ sees the band expand on their sound offering up a cocktail of tracks ranging from the grooving blues-infused track of ‘OUT OF TOWN’ to the explosive alt-rock riffs of ‘DAZED’. ‘MAD’ showcases the band’s versatility as they continue to develop their sound.
Sharing the same name as the album is the lead single ‘MAD’, a distortion-heavy stomper that exemplifies Shady Oaks sound backed by pounding drums, roaring guitar solos and the rugged vocals of Loren Dorland (Vocalist). Explaining the meaning behind the track the band state “MAD is the feeling of raw emotion when nothing else stands in the way between you and your feelings. You can FEEL the meaning of MAD when listening to this track.”
Shady Oaks formed in 2021 with eclectic singer/songwriter and lead guitarist Ty Gallaway, Drummer Jonah Samp, vocalist Loren Dorland, rhythm guitarist Isaac Vance and bassist Brendan Lamb. Since then the band have continued to hone their sound, garnering interest from local press and radio outlets along with an extensive flurry of live shows.
With their debut album, ‘MAD’ now released the band looks towards live shows having been booked for January 21st at The Fox Theatre, Boulder, supporting The Velveteers (Tour support of Black Keys & Greta Van Fleet), along with Moe’s BBQ in Denver on the 24th February.