It Ain't Easy

by Shanda & The Howlers

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    All 3 releases recorded at Lawless Noise and Vision, Las Vegas NV.
    Produced by John Fallon and Joe Lawless ("It Ain't Easy" with Luke Metz)

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Please Come Home
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It Ain't Easy
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Whatcha Gonna Do Now
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That Boy
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Walk Away 02:57
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Won't Take No
12.
Miles and Miles (slow version)

about

"The first time I heard Shanda's voice and the Howlers supplying the music, I was hooked. Shanda & The Howlers have a great R&B/soul sound and it continues on the upcoming Rum Bar Records release titled "It Ain't Easy"." - Skybar Rising WMFO

"That new Shanda track....Wow. Just WOW! Gives me chills." - Lord Rutledge

"Shanda & the Howlers are the real deal!" - Faster And Louder

"Gals' got a hell of a set of pipes." - Jittery Jack

"Shanda & The Howlers are a band out of time. The Las Vegas based band sound like they should have been around back in the 50's and 60's. They have a blend of R&B, blues, garage, and soul that doesn't sound like a throwback or even an homage. A song like "Miles and Miles" sounds like the real deal. It's the kind of song that sounds like it could be from an old Nuggets compilation." - If It's Too Loud

Shanda & The Howlers have traveled "Miles and Miles" from their home of Las Vegas, NV forming in 2015 playing 50s-60s influenced R&B, Blues, Garage & Soul. Highly influenced by the sounds of Motown, Stax and Sun Records, they began writing songs immediately which eventually led to their debut album 'Trouble', released in 2017 on Rum Bar Records. With radio play on Little Steven's Underground Garage and other stations, the band branched out, playing festivals and shows all over the west coast as well as securing slots at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend for multiple years.

In 2018, the band released their follow up 'Hurt For Me" on Wild Records and traveled to Europe twice in 2019, playing festivals and club shows in England, Germany, Austria and Belgium. In 2021, the band recorded their third album 'It Ain't Easy' for Rum Bar Records (due for a January, 2022 release). The band currently has an upcoming tour in Europe planned for September/October of 2022.

Shanda and The Howlers put on a high energy live show and have played on bills with such legendary acts as The B 52s, Ronnie Spector, The Stray Cats, Reverend Horton Heat, The Blasters, Wanda Jackson, JD McPherson, Squirrel Nut Zippers and Save Ferris. Lead singer Shanda Cisneros' raw vocals seem to claw their way through your speakers as the band locks tight behind her with gritty saxophone riffs, a Motown inspired heart beating thump of the rhythm section and the occasional slide guitar. Shine up them shoes, polish your blade, grease back the hair and get ready to rumble.

credits

releases January 28, 2022

Shanda Cisneros - vocals
Luke Metz - bass, backup vocals
Trevor Johnson - guitar
Joshua Miller - drums
Turbo Proctor - live drums

All songs by Luke Metz 2022 except "Won't Take No" by Metz/Cisneros.
Produced by John Fallon and Joe Lawless with Luke Metz.
Recorded at Lawless Sound and Vision, Las Vegas NV.
Photography by Robert John Kley.
Layout by Studio '22 Seattle, WA.

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Rum Bar Records is turning into one of the absolute best labels for real rock and roll these days, if you haven't gotten hip to that trip. It's the boss sound from the Boss-town." - Bill Kelly, Bill Kelly's Teenage Wasteland WFMU

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