The third entry in our Top Prospects for 2015 series is Harbors/David Shayne. Purveyor of sulky noise, David Shayne and his project Harbors craft perfect California soaked break-up misery songs. David appeared on our radar very early this year with an EP of bedroom tracks, 'Peaches', stripped back heartbreakers showing off David's misery laced songwriting skills, and devastating vocal melodies. A few weeks later, David released his finest work to date, the 2-track EP, 'Rust', which solidified us as fans. Then after releasing the surprisingly power poppy, 'Plans', David disappeared from social media.
A month or so later, David popped in to say hello, and to tell us he was revisiting an old project, Harbors. And by the way, they were working on new music for their 2nd LP. We were shocked that David had this whole other life we weren't aware of, yet we were intrigued. New music always does that to us here at Aimless Skylarking, especially when it comes from a voice we enjoy so very much. Twenty seconds into 'Ghost', from the 2012 self-titled Harbors LP, we were tapping our toes, falling for David's vocals all over again. Two demos from the forthcoming LP, 'Nevada' and 'South Paw', solidified that sentiment.
We can only hope David's been in the batcave, writing and recording a full length, because we love his voice and the stories he tells. Even the boss's discerning ear has taken a liking to David's music, and that's saying something. Now, if we can get David and Harbors out on the road, supporting the new material, we'd be ecstatic.