Whiskey Shivers

Some Part of Something (Clean Bill Music)

Summer Jams Clearance Sale

Whiskey Shivers' self-ascribed "thrashgrass" rushes like a river through the Austinites' three full-lengths: a pinch of punk, a dash of pop, and 100-proof country pickin' that burns like a shot of Jameson. On fourth album Some Part of Something, the homegrown fivepiece stretches its musical invention into something bigger, expanding the limits of the band's big-tent bluegrass base further than previously. Though led by a playful banjo line, blunt breakup "Fuck You" leans decidedly rockist in hooking even the most country-averse. "No Pity in the Rose City," ode to the Beastie Boys' "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" beginning at its opening rebel yell, likewise props punk. Even the largely bluegrass-influenced opener "Cluck Ol' Hen" embraces a blues aesthetic. Still, the boys are at their best embracing twang. "Liquor, Beer, Wine & Ice" documents how a liquor store can change a small town in a pure back porch musicality. A canny cover of bluegrass standard "Red Rocking Chair" and a stab at Daniel Johnston's "True Love (Will Find You in the End)" cement Some Part of Something, a genre all its own ripe for the misty mountains of Tennessee.

***.5

READ MORE
More Whiskey Shivers
Texas Platters
Whiskey Shivers
Whiskey Shivers (Record Review)

Chase Hoffberger, Oct. 31, 2014

Free Week Live Shots Part 2
Whiskey Shivers, Guns of Navarone, Holiday Style, Slowtrain, Wiretree

Abby Johnston, Jan. 18, 2013

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Milligan Vaughan Project
Milligan Vaughan Project (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, Sept. 1, 2017

Summer Jams Clearance Sale, Part 2
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Tell the Devil I'm Getting There as Fast as I Can (Record Review)

Doug Freeman, Aug. 18, 2017

More by Abby Johnston
Summer Jams Clearance Sale, Part 2
Horti
Corpus Callosum (Record Review)

Aug. 18, 2017

Blondie + Garbage = Force de Femme
Blondie + Garbage = Force de Femme
Deborah Harry and Shirley Manson thrash and bellow

Aug. 14, 2017

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Whiskey Shivers

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)