October 27

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Shiffley: Anthem City

 

Long Island quintet Shiffley specializes in dynamic synth rock that isn’t afraid to step out of the box. While their new EP Anthem City is a decidedly pop-centric affair, the songs end up taking off in several eclectic musical directions while remaining streamlined and smart. Confessional songwriting collides with arena rock and yearning lyrics are tempered with fiery, retro-tinged solos and wild instrumentation. An excellent blend from a promising new band.