The Shys

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The Shys
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock, garage rock
Years active 2004–present
Labels Sire/Warner Bros. Records (2005–2007)
Aeronaut Records (2004/2008)
Members Kyle Krone
Chris Wulff
Riley Stephenson
Past members Mike Walker
Alex Kweskin
Tony Cupito

The Shys are a five piece rock band from Southern California, Their current line-up consists of Kyle Krone, Chris Wulff, Riley Stephenson, and Ryan Hansen. Their debut CD, titled Astoria, was released on Sire Records on July 11, 2006. The bands reputation for their high energy captivating live performances has won them fans all across North America and the UK. The band have recently toured and played in support of Delta Spirit, Albert Hammond Jr. and Hot Hot Heat


The Shys' new album "You'll Never Understand This Band The Way That I Do" was released on July 22, 2008, on local Echo Park Indie label Aeronaut Records. The album was praised by notable underground tastemakers such as NPR, XMU Radio, UR Chicago, and many others. The American Indie Bloggers also has declared the new album a winner. “4 out of 5 Stars. You'll Never Understand This Band The Way I Do has big sing-out-loud choruses. [Its] fresh energy makes this album one that won't leave the player for a while!”—The Fire Note Blog “Lead vocalist Kyle Krone alternates between slight snarls and tortured whispers, conjuring up an odd coupling of Jack White and Conor Oberst, while the drums of Tony Cupito and keys of Riley Stephenson add layers of immense sound.” —Hot Rock Black Belly Blog “The Shys second full-length release, You'll Never Understand This Band The Way That I Do is a winner. It is a fascinating mix of ’60s British psychedelia, ’70s pub rock, and indie-punk channeled through the vision of a young southern-California band.” —Brooklyn Rocks Blog

The Shys recently completed recording a new EP produced by the band and Paul Mahajan, who is known for his work with many influential acts such as TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, and Liars. The band also worked with long-time engineer Mark Rains, who is currently working on the new Black Rebel Motorcycle Club album.

The band announced that it recorded for two days in familiar territory in Los Angeles at Station House Recording Studio (Hollywood Sound) where the band made tits past three albums. To finish the record, the band retreated to Palm Desert, California, and used a mobile recording studio borrowed from friends Delta Spirit. The band has yet to announce a release date for the new EP.

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