Take a generous serving of punk, mix it with a love of comedic story-telling, add a dash sincere whimsy and serve it on a bed of pop sensibility. Now you’ve got yourself Josh Mover & The Shakers. Led by singer/songwriter Josh Mover, who has been
crafting songs long before he was able to grow a beard, his band the Shakers are comprised of talented Toronto music scene veterans (Will Hunter –bass/backing vocals, Joseph Landau – lead guitar/backing vocals, and Daniel Korn – Drums). Formed a little over a year ago, the band has already started developing a name for itself, receiving The Toronto Deli Magazine emerging artist of the month award, and sharing the stage with a diverse range of artists from Johnny Dowd to The Holy Gasp.
Currently, they are gearing up to release their follow-up to their debut EP Into A Ghost, which featured Dilly Dally’s Benjamin Reinhartz on the drums, Ian Gomes in the recording engineer role (Teenanger, Odonis Odonis) and production by David Newfeld of Broken Social Scene fame. This 5 song introduction generated significant buzz throughout Canada’s indie music scene, receiving considerable play on college
radio stations, as well as positive international reviews and features. New Noise magazine praised the release as an “absolute earworm of a listen”, and invoked comparisons to Elvis Costello.