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Record Review

Aviator Stash – Shot Song Single Review

November 21, 2018

“Shot Song” is the second single from Aviator Stash’s newest record, Prescribed. This album is the band’s second release, dropping about a year and a half after their self-titled debut record. Starting in 2014 and hailing from San Diego’s North County, the members of Aviator Stash boast Spoon, Radiohead, The Growlers, and Talib Kweli as notable influences in their sound. “Shot Song” is a great example of the wild ways in which influences from such a large spectrum like these can come together into one listening experience and still be cohesive.

Moody and soulful while also hinting at carefree surf rock vibes, the melody and beat of “Shot Song” can easily be applied to a smoky beach-side party or a sunny weekend drive around town. The lyrics of the song can be taken at face value or quickly allow the viewer to contemplate a deeper meaning. Overall, I find the song pretty versatile for many different listening moods. The band states that their original intention was to “create catchy melodies and colorful vocal harmonies” and they have certainly hit the nail on the head here; the chorus is one you will easily find yourself humming along to even after it’s over.

You can check out “Shot Song” or Aviator Stash’s other singles, “Babe” and “Prescribed Television” or their new record, Prescribed, here through their bandcamp page or on Spotify and Youtube. Check out their Facebook page or follow them on Instagram @aviatorstash. Their record release show is this Saturday, November 24 at Pour House Oceanside at 10:00 p.m. Head out and #SupportTheScene!

– Ari