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About this project

The Shods are a rock band from Lowell, Massachusetts and have a loyal following. They released five albums and an EP. Formed in 1993, musicians Scott Pittman, Roy Costa, and local legend Kevin Stevenson of Formicide, Only Living Witness, and Duck Duck produced a debut EP titled "I'm in Lowell, MA." In 1995, the band released its debut full-length album "Here Come The Shods" on a self-created label Poorhouse Records.

After recruiting F.J. Ventre on Bass, and Dave Aarnoff on second guitar, work began at Fort Apache Studios on what was intended to be their major label release on MCA. This deal, however, fell through and the label shelved the project until 2001. Also during this time, the band toured the US with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Stevenson played in what became known as the Rivers Cuomo Band aka Homey.

After many lineup changes during the recording of “Bamboozled” and “Thanks for Nuthin’", The Shods were threatened to come to an end when lead guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Kevin Stevenson learned he was battling multiple sclerosis. Following the tragic news, the band pushed forward by releasing “Tippy” in 2002. Although activity has been mostly stagnant in recent years, past members have returned with founders Kevin Stevenson and Scott Pittman for reunion shows including one in support of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Dropkick Murphys in 2007.

Until now.

After spending 9 months in Exarchia, an anarchist city within Athens, Greece, Kevin Stevenson's multiple sclerosis symptoms subsided and he wrote new songs, SHODS songs. According to Kevin, “These are the best songs I’ve ever written.”

At this time, The Shods are back and making a new record titled, “Exarchia”.

Risks and challenges

The big risk here, is not getting the funds we want to make the record that you want. These are some of the best Shods songs ever. You'll want to hear this!

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