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Shift-D

Shift-D
Hometown: Burlington, Ontario Current Label: Thousand Islands Records Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Nick Smyth – Guitar, Vocals
Dan Edmunds – Guitar, Vocals
Todd Paron – Guitar
Andrew Perrins – Bass
Steve Skrtich – Drums

Shift-D Bio:

Shift-D, a band from Burlington, Ontario, was started in the mid-nineties. Finding the right chemistry has been difficult for this band as they have evolved their sound, moving from skate-punk to aggressive, melodic punk rock. Their first album, entitled "Long Cut," was released in 1997 and the band began to become well-known for their entertaining live shows. A year later, "Sellout Skaterock" was released. The album struck a chord with the people at Crack Records, prompting the record company to sign the band. In 2000, "From the Pages of Chad Muskoka" was released on the label and, with nationwide distribution, things were looking up. After years of success in the record business, however, Crack Records folded but this did not hold Shift-D back. In 2002, the CD "Hoofin or Goofin" was released and quickly caught the attention of Seattle-based 206 records and was added to the 4 band split Punk Rock Vol. II. The band's most recent album, "The Illusion of Sight & Sound," is considered the band's renaissance album as their sound began to evolve into a new direction. After taking a hiatus, Shift-D reunited in 2013 and is currently working on a new album entitled "Atelophilia." The band recently launched their single "A-Ok" via social media and its members, Dan, Todd, and Nick, as well as new additions Andrew Perrins and Steve Skrtich, are excited to be back on the music scene. Over the years, Shift-D has played some great shows with acts like Theory Of A Deadman, SNFU, Guttermouth, The Planet Smashers, Bigwig, Flatliners, Mad Caddies, and the Toronto Warped Tour to name a few.

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