Monday, February 9, 2015

Shawn James & The Shapeshifters Launch Kickstarter Campaign for Upcoming Album

Fayetteville, AR's SHAWN JAMES & THE SHAPESHIFTERS have launched a Kickstarter campaign in support of upcoming album The Gospel According to Shawn James & The Shapeshifters. Please pledge your support by visiting

SHAWN JAMES & THE SHAPESHIFTERS  have been wowing fans with their swamp-born, high energy rock 'n roll since releasing The Wolf in early 2013. The debut was the first in a trilogy and was followed by The Bear (June 2013) and The Hawk (January 2014). A righteously rockin' album of cover songs recorded live, aptly titled The Coverswas released in May 2014. Quickly establishing themselves with an impressive body of work and a reputation as a formidable live act with 260 dates in the U.S. and Europe already under their collective belt, SHAWN JAMES & THE SHAPESHIFTERS are poised to take the world by storm with The Gospel According to Shawn James. The band has just entered Insomiac Studios with engineer Adam Putman to record what promises to be its hardest hitting material yet. Tentatively set for an April release and featuring cover art by Polish artist Karol Bak, The Gospel According to Shawn James & The Shapeshifters is just what the doctor ordered. Show your support and help the guys kick the rock world right in the ass!

SHAWN JAMES & THE SHAPESHIFTERS are a 5-piece rock band from Fayetteville, Arkansas. At first glimpse, you might confuse them with a bluegrass or metal band. Influenced by every type of music, and growing up in several heavy and folky bands, the sound is not what you would expect. With a different vibe for every EP released so far, they truly embody the phrase "shapeshifters."

For lack of any term whatsoever, upcoming album The Gospel According to Shawn James and the Shapeshifters could be described simply as "rock and roar." At times, it evokes both Son House and SunO)))), with haunting fiddle and plucking banjo amidst swampy, fuzz driven slide guitars. Other parts are like a fog rising from a cave, while others come crashing like a thunderstorm. Come 'n get it!

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