Members: Pogus , Robbie , Allen , Pag , Kyle
Shortie - Without A Promise
Heroes of the new NorCal rock scene since their formation in the late 90's, Shortie stand ready to take over the title held by such Sacramento forerunners as Deftones and Will Haven. Armed with a musical maturity that belies their youthfulness, Shortie come forth with supremely-crafted rock songs, running the gamut from hardcore angst to soaring melodies. Their sound takes the haunting intensity of Deftones, Will Haven, and Poison The Well, and propels it with driving energy and arresting hooks. Shortie's music is calculated, concise, and crushing, yet infectiously memorable. Inspired by Cave In, Portishead, and refused alike, and sharing stages with such heavyweights as Papa Roach, Adema, and Soulfly, Shortie have cultivated a sound (and a fiercely loyal West Coast following) all their own. Over the course of three full length albums, one EP, and a handful of demos, Shortie's sound has developed from unfocused aggression to utterly distinctive music that charismatic frontman Pogus has described as "the missing link between heavy metal and pop". Having sold over 7000 copies of their second album, Shortie signed a deal with Go Big! Records to record their third album, "Worthless Smiles" with producer/engineer Dave Dominguez (Papa Roach, Weezer, The Offspring). It was "Worthless Smiles" that caught the attention of Earache Records founder Digby Pearson who stepped up to the plate and offered to license the album on Earache in the UK and Europe. A year later, Earache is proud to announce that Shortie is the newest member of the Earache family, signed to the label with a worldwide deal. Earache US label boss Al Dawson had this to say: "We're psyched to be working with a band as talented as Shortie. These guys stand head and shoulders above the current crop of heavy alternative bands. They possess the energy, ambition, and talent that it takes, not to mention they just rock."
Also check us out at www.shortiemusic.com or www.myspace.com/shortie for more info.
We have been added to the listening stations in Hot Topic and all CD's there come with the bonus DVD.