A Summer’s Journey
Written by Kendall Brown (Editor)
Album Art by Paolo & Luigi Villanueva
Photo from Bandcamp
“Drawn by nakedly honest vocals and simple yet heart wrenching instrumentation,
I knew I had found my summer treasure.”
Based in Los Angeles, Shoos Off is comprised of members Jason Chang, James Hsu, Patrick Killeen, Jacqueline Pablo, Gabe Soriano, and Scott Zschomler. Mixing sounds from soul, pop, r&b, funk and hip hop, Shoos Off has released three albums: “Drugs & Other Loves” (2012), “Issues” (2013), and “Most Times EP” (2014).
While some spend the summer trolling the beach for the perfect wave, others search for the perfect song. After all, what’s summer without a soundtrack? Come solstice, I embarked upon this quest with a heart full of love and a head full of dreams. A self-professed music pirate (in the most legal sense of the word), I sailed the Internet seas on the prowl for sounds that could usher me through the haze of hot days. After scourging the web, seeking plunder for what seemed like ages, I was ready to hang up my boots in defeat when a haunting beat drifted to my ears on the sea air. I steered my ship toward the rocks, knowing it for a sirens’ song, yet unable to pull myself away. Instead of a jarring impact, the smooth sounds of Shoos Off led me away toward aural landscapes unknown. Drawn by nakedly honest vocals and simple yet heart wrenching instrumentation, I knew I had found my summer treasure. Their latest EP, “Most Times,” is out now. Frame your summer.