“We put a lot of ourselves into our music and we would love to be able to share that with people on a larger stage,” says Willison. “The Internet has helped indie acts get their music out, but it has also meant that the competition for the listener’s ear has never been more fierce.”
“Reaction so far has been very positive,” says Willison. “This is the first time we’ve released the album first on our own website, and we’re excited about the exposure that iTunes can give the recording.”
“The last time it was a lot like going through an orchard and picking the best fallen apples from different trees,” says Willison. “And even then, we were certainly very happy with the results. This time, we collaborated and inspired each other, and we’re still picking fallen fruit, but from the same variety of tree.”
The Shiners were recently featured on Ottawa’s CTV Morning Live where they were interviewed and performed the first single from the new album, Hurry Up and Take It Slow. The band continues to tour to support the new CD, and is planning a home-coming concert in Cornwall in early 2012.