“Travelers” arrives Saturday, April 19, and the band will having an in-store signing from 9 to 11 a.m. at Ignition Music Garage, 120 E. Washington St.
“We may also play a couple of acoustic numbers,” frontman Nathan Butler said.
“Travelers” is the result of a successful crowdfunding campaign that helped cover the cost of recording. The band set a goal of raising $3,900, and months later, fans came up with $4,690 for the record.
“People just blew our minds,” Butler said. “We ended up being funded at 121 percent, which blew right past our target. That was a pretty incredible experience to be supported that way.”
“We really like the way that space sounds,” said Butler, who has played in an eclectic mix of music over the past 25 years ranging from Americana to hardcore thrash and industrial.
Echoing the music of Whitehorse and The Black Keys, Shiny Shiny Black’s new release packs a lot of punch with songs like “Look Me in the Eyes,” “Love Like That” and the first single released in August, “Lights On.” But the song that is closest to Butler’s heart is a track titled “Oh Darlin.’”
“That song started because I was singing my daughter to sleep at night,” he said. “She doesn’t sleep terrifically well, so I have to sing a lot of lullabies to get her to chill out enough to fall asleep, and ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ got really old, so I started making up songs.”
Shiny Shiny Black formed in 2012 with Butler on guitar and vocals, Bryan Chris on bass and Anna Pasquarello Sherck playing guitar and sometimes flute. The three musicians take turns playing percussion.
“I’m really proud of those guys,” Ignition owner Steve Martin said. “The record is great, and I’m happy to have them here for Record Store Day.”