Shelflyfe, a 3-piece band from Rochester, NY have rolled out the
summer of 2009 with a bang! They have definitely come ready to
prove a great maturity with their new release “The Art of
Solitude.” Songwriter/frontman Gustavus Gricius has cultivated their
sound and brought a new batch of fresh poppy hook-laden songs.
Rest assured that the songs still have Gustavus's very familiar
aggressive guitar attack, along with Andrij's smooth bass and
Cole's pounding drums, but it definitely showcases a new maturity.
Kings of A&R accurately describes the band as “melodic-driven
alternative rock with edge & pop sensibilities.”
Shelflyfe decided to work once again with Producers Tony
Gammalo (it dies today, chimaira, sw1tched) and Ben Schigel
(drowning pool, breaking point, walls of jericho) at Spider Studios
outside Cleveland, Ohio. The band spent January thru March recording
and working the new tracks and will be launching it May 22nd,
2009! Be prepared for a smoother sound with a lot more strings and
piano. There is also a nice gem at 6 called “Memories Broken,”
which showcases just vocals, piano and cello!
The band has also definitely grown into their own, as they
have toured and played hundreds of shows, alongside bands like
Breaking Benjamin, Sevendust, Three Days Grace, P.O.D., Fuel, Egypt Central,
Flaw, Adema, Sw1tched, It Dies Today, Dope and many more. The
live show has gained serious attention with great light designs and
stage production! Gricius says “One thing that we always try to
remind ourselves of is that all of those people out there every show
are there spending their money to come share something with us,
and we owe it to them to rock as hard as we can!”
With renewed vigor, a hard work ethic, a love for what they do
and a powerhouse new album, look for Shelflyfe to explode this year!
Side note: Spider Studios is home to alumni like Drowning Pool (Windup),
Allele (Corporate Punishment), Chimaira (Roadrunner), It Dies Today (Trustkill),
Sw1tched (Immortal/Virgin), Breaking Point (Windup), Walls of Jericho (Trustkill)
and many many more....