Hailing from Nashville, TN, SHIROCK recently released their debut for The Movement Group, Everything Burns (Deluxe) produced by JayRuston (The Donnas, Everclear, Matisyahu, and Cold War Kids). Release includes eight new or unreleased tracks, 20 tracks total, out now at all digital outlets with distribution through RED and specialized marketing efforts via CEN-Creative Entertainment Network
SHIROCK (pronounced SHY-ROCK) is: ChuckShirock – lead vocals, guitar, Pap Shirock – lead vocals, keys, Adam Gatchel – drums, KevinWhitsett – bass, Evan Weatherford – lead guitar.
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“Still Young is about a struggle to find hope in the midst of doubt and uncertainty…it’s about being overwhelmed by big ideas and passing time, but realizing that as long as we’re alive we have a chance to make a difference” say Chuck and Pap.
Part of the journey and inspiration for a lot of the songwriting is the union between vocalists and soul mates Chuck and Pap. The two met in 1999 at a summer youth conference, and although they had distance between them (Chuck living in Detroit, MI and Pap in Columbus, OH) they had an instant connection and discovered they had many of the same passions and shared experiences, including their love of music and a desire to have an impact on the people around them. Once out of high school the pair attended college together and began to collaborate on music as their relationship grew. Eventually married, Chuck and Pap continued writing, recording and touring together–their unique relationship and shared creativity laying the foundation for the band.
“Still Young” is a great picture of the way our relationship holds us up – it’s about the struggle we all go through trying to build something – it’s tough, and at times you want to give up. But for us, as long as we’re together, we give each other the strength to go on” explain Chuck and Pap.
Everything Burns (Deluxe) is a 20 song journey that takes on mammoth-sized questions about love, hope, fear, faith, time, and what it means to reach out to those around you and learn to truly love. That might seem like a tall order for a rock album but SHIROCK makes their soul searching enquiries sound exhilarating–with sweeping choruses, sparkly panoramic arrangements and lyrics that may at times flirt with darkness, but ultimately tilt towards optimism.
“It’s taken quite a journey, and many songs to get to Everything Burns. Pap and I recorded 3 albums of demos before we finally met Adam, and later, Kevin and Evan – but Everything Burns is SHIROCK’s debut,” says the band’s charismatic leader in describing some of the key tracks on the album. “The songs on the album – they’re our lives, our relationships, our friendships. They’re our pursuit of trying to figure out who we are and how it all makes sense,” Chuck
Band to play Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI on July 6.