The Shivas are a Delightful Blast from the Past

The surf-glaze rock quartet The Shivas released their second album Whiteout in March 2012. Whiteout is reminiscent of the work of The Beach Boys and other surf rockers of the 60s, with its delightfully nostalgic sounds. The Shivas are trying to bring back something else from the past: cassette tapes. Whiteout is being released digitally and in cassette tape-format. The Shivas are playing a set at the Crystal Ballroom for tonight's K Records Believe Magazine event "Love Songs for Lamps," a tribute event to bands embracing the quirkiness of cassette tapes in the 21st Century. - Sarah Walters