Cincy-based, ukulele-friendly Folk Pop duo Shiny and the Spoon are gearing up for the release of its first full-length album, Ferris Wheel. The record officially drops Aug. 13, when the twosome (Amber Nash and Jordan Neff) hosts a release party at the Southgate House with guests the Rubber Knife Gang, Lisa Walker (of Wussy) and The Hiders. But yesterday, Nash and Neff posted a “teaser” of Wheel on YouTube, featuring a medley of the album’s tracks. Check it out below. —-
From the snippets, it sounds like it’s going to be a great, beautiful offering, running a wide gamut of Americana/Roots stylings and seeming to blend vintage Folk and Country sounds with the more modern versions of both genres. It also appears that the duo’s very-well-received, uke-driven cover of a-ha’s big ’80s smash, “Take on Me,” will be on the release. Since a video of SATS performing the song live was posted on YouTube in 2009, it has received over 200,000 hits. Check it out below — let’s help ‘em get to a quarter million!
The new release will also feature the gorgeous song “Blessing,” which was filmed in the studio as the group laid it down live.
For more on SATS, visit the duo's official website here.