Shanti, a pop-singer/songwriter with lungs to die for, is one of those artists that you just cant get enough of. Fresh off of the Vans Warped Tour 2008, she may be a pint-sized powerhouse, but its hardly her first rodeo. Her new self-released album, Stranger Days, combines her edge with the catchy pop hooks that we love to sing along to. Deeper and more politically charged than her previous album, Stranger Days fires you up and then breaks you down.
The child of musicians, Shanti debuted on stage in utero, kicking to the drumbeat of her parents band. Since then, shes licensed some of her music to be used in commercial television and acted as a roller derby girl on CSI: NY; last year, she and her husband, Greg Attonito, lead singer of the Bouncing Souls, published I Went For A Walk, a childrens book they wrote and illustrated together.
Stating as a child that she was the reincarnation of Elvis Presley was only the beginning of her road to success. Although her musical style isnt that of his, she does think very highly of the King. It is evident in Shantis music that the sweet side of rock n roll is a staple to her diet, while her soulful, powerful lyrics and vocals complete what is perfection. Listen once and find yourself driven by the beat and the melody; listen twice and youll feel her depth; listen more and youll be hooked.
Driven to make her mark in the music industry, Shanti released her first album This Moment on her own label, Allone Records. After a number of TV/film placements, and radio play, Shanti was asked to be part of the 2004, 2006 and 2008 Vans Warped Tour, where she continues to build an eager audience. As part of the Warped Tour family, Shanti currently has items on display in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fames new exhibit, 12 Years of Mayhem: The Warped Tour.
Although Shanti has mostly presented herself as an artist in the Pop-Rock genre, she started off in coffee shops, traveling the world with her acoustic guitar in hand. Her new album Stranger Days gives us the best of both of her worlds. Collaborating with producers Chris Wardman and Brad Haehnel, Shanti has created an album that will satisfy the fans of both her rock and acoustic shows. The album gives you music with a full band and full production and the same 12 songs in a stripped-down acoustic setting, scheduled for release in Nov. 2008.
In support of the release of Stranger Days Stripped, Shanti will be hitting the road with friends, XO, Paper Mache, and Smile Smile for an acoustic of the US this fall. Keep your eyes peeled for tour updates and help Shanti start a love revolution!
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