Band Profile

Good Shade

Good Shade
Hometown: Columbus, OH Current Label: Dirtnap Records Websites: Facebook Profile
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Band Members: Shane Natalie

Performing Lineup:
Shane Natalie- Guitar, VOX
Patrick Matanle- Bass
Chris Mengerink-Drums

Good Shade Bio:

Good Shade is a punk/pop band from Columbus, Ohio. The project
consists of one member, Shane Natalie, who composes and records all
instruments and vocals on the recorded albums but features an array of
Columbus musicians who bring the project to life for local and touring
purposes. Shane Natalie started recording the first S/T LP in 2013
with the help of Evan Wolff (Vacation, Pretty Pretty) following the
break up of Tight Bros in which Natalie played drums. In addition to
Tight Bros and Good Shade, Natalie has performed with Lose the Tude,
Puberty Wounds, Pretty Pretty and The Sidekicks. Shane has also had
the privilege to record for bands such as The Sidekicks, All Dogs,
didi, Puberty Wounds, Pretty Pretty, Bomb the Music Industry and many
more. He is presently an elementary Special Education teacher. The
band's current touring lineup features Shane Natalie on guitar and
vocals, Patrick Matanle (Toxic Womb, Puberty Wounds) on bass guitar
and Chris Mengerink (Brat Curse) on drums and vocals.

Good Shade self-released (Gut Genug Recordings) the first S/T LP
(vinyl, digitally) and second LP “Breakfast” (CD, digitally). The
third LP “Lunch”, was released digitally through Jeff Rosenstock's
Quote Unquote Records with limited vinyl distribution (125) through AF
Record's Annual Record Club in addition to the remainder of the
records being self-released (Gut Genug Recordings). While previous
Good Shade releases have been inspired by political and social
disparities, “Way Out” primarily focuses on deteriorating mental
health and increased social anxiety. True to Good Shade's nature, the
album features a rock and roll combination of fast paced melodic pop
punk and dark, cynical weirdness that keeps the listener engaged and
curious. Though still lyrically abstract like its predecessors
“Breakfast” and “Lunch”, the emotions “Way Out” elicits are
identifiable and take a more personal turn, exposing the confused,
frustrated and somewhat troubled mind of Natalie.

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