The Shelters Celebrate Debut Album Tonight at Mercury Lounge

June 8th, 2016

Chase Simpson (guitar), Josh Love (guitar), Sebastian Harris (drums) and Jacob Pillot (bass) formed the Shelters—expertly mashing together glam, bluesy melodies and fuzzy guitar hooks—two years ago in Los Angeles. They caught a break when, shortly after forming, Tom Petty showed up at one of their performances and liked what he saw so much that he decided to sign on as one of the producers for their self-titled full-length, which was recorded in his home studio. The album comes out on Friday, but the Shelters (above, performing “Birdwatching” at Jam in the Van headquarters), taking a break from opening for Petty’s Mudcrutch, celebrate its release in advance tonight at Mercury Lounge. As an added bonus, NYC four-piece Silverbird open the show.