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by The Shimshaws

Pop Rock/Twang Rock mixing country, jangle rock, blues and a badass southern vibe -- turn it up!
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bona Fide
3:15 $0.99
2. Loathe Me
2:42 $0.99
3. Kisses Like Rain
3:47 $0.99
4. Every Minute
2:52 $0.99
5. Buried in the Sand
2:17 $0.99
6. Red, Black & Blue
3:40 $0.99
7. Curse the Sun
2:55 $0.99
8. Breaking In
3:26 $0.99
9. I'm On My Way
2:52 $0.99
10. Warning Sign
2:32 $0.99
11. Should Have Been Good to You
2:40 $0.99
12. Lost Over You
1:56 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Subcutaneous", the long awaited debut CD by The Shimshaws, is loaded with well-crafted, melodic pop songs that will put a shimmy in your shake. Written and produced by brothers Todd McCombs and Scott McCombs, the album contains 12 songs filled with lush harmonies, big guitars, a driving beat and hooks galore. Stylistically, The Shimshaws' music ranges from clever pop rock to alternative country to tender ballads, all with a nod and a wink to artists as diverse as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Steve Earle, John Hiatt and REM. Give Subcutaneous a listen...The Shimshaws will get under your skin!

The Shimshaws, Todd McCombs (vocals, organ, piano) and Scott McCombs (vocals, guitars), recorded Subcutaneous at various Colorado recording studios starting in December 2002. With help from Kevin Lehman (drums & percussion), Paul Rogalski (bass guitar), Jeff Cowles (mandolin) and Cristin Patterson (violin, cello), the album was finished in December 2003 and then mixed by Steve Avedis at Colorado Sound. Steve has worked with artists like Tony Bennett (Gold Record Awarded), Edwin McCain and NSYNC, to name but a few. The CD was mastered by Tom Capek at Colorado Sound.

That was then: Todd McCombs and Scott McCombs have written and performed songs together and individually for the last fifteen years. They were members of seminal Washington DC-based band The Quesadas in the early 1990's. The Quesadas recorded three well-received albums and toured the Mid-Atlantic area extensively, including infamous shows at CBGB's in New York City and the original 930 Club in Washington D.C. After a viscous band dispute over whether Miller Lite was "less filling" or "tastes great", The Quesadas broke up and Todd and Scott began work on separate writing and recording projects. The brothers joined forces again in 1999 to record the album Good Times Machine. Their band at the time, Those Meddling Kids, soon evolved into The Shimshaws and the McCombs brothers began writing and recording Subcutaneous....the rest, as they say, is history.

p.s. Thanks to all of our fans...The Shimshaws love you!



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Lynne Gantt

My favorites keep changing. I guess that's a good thing.
At first Red, Black & Blue blew me away. Then I decided that Should've Been Good to You was as good as it gets. Now I can't get enough of I'm On My Way and Buried in the Sand. These guys know how to write lyrics and produce a sound that almost anybody can like.


Great music. Period.
I recommend this cd without hesitation to anyone who appreciates true musicianship. Honestly, this cd has it all- creative lyrics, strong vocals, great harmonies, and just simply solid melodies and tunes that'll keep you pressing repeat until you run out of batteries. I love music and I consider myself hard to please, so trust me on this one. It's worth every cent and more.


Bottom line....
Bottom line, the McCombs brothers do it again. This CD is like watching a good movie, every time it gets played again, I catch something else that makes me like it even more! I'd be hard pressed to find anyone that did not enjoy this cd on some level. Well done gentlemen. Fashkeeshthemetablet! I salute you!

Love It!!
Subcutaneous is the right name for this CD. At first listen the tracks are nice. But the more I listened to it the more I needed it. I'm convinced the artists have undertracks burned into the CD with subconcious mind control mechanisms. What else could explain the fact that I can't get these songs out of my head?!?! When is the tour, and where do I buy my tickets?


Goodbye Weezer
WOW! People always talk about what CDs they'd want if stranded on a desert island. Subcutaneous just knocked Weezer's blue album off my top five list of the albums I'd want if stranded. Talk about kick butt rock tunes with melodies that you can't get off your mind. Listen to it once and you'll be hooked. Great buy.


dig it !!!
these guys put out a very refreshing, fun, positive energy album with lyrics that make me want to write poetry again.

i would definitely add this one to your musical collection!


These brothers raise more hell than Cain and Abel
When you listen to a CD for the first time, one always has the tendency to zero in on the song with the perfect hook. The song, that I instantly zeroed in on, was Should've Been Good to You. I hit the repeat button about 6 or 7 times before I realized that there might be other tracks on the CD. Most CDs have 1 great song, 2 good songs, 3 fair-to-middling songs, and the rest of the CD is usually horrific. But the majority of the tracks of Subcutaneous rock like an Autistic in front of a mirror. The images in the songs stay with you like an overheard conversation. I love that bit in I'm on My Way about buying a rose at Seven Eleven. I'm now about to hit the repeat button for Lost Over You. I just have one question, when are The Shimshaws going to release another CD?