Podcast: Jonathan Merenivitch

Shepherds explore the anxieties of life in modern America with 'Insignificant Whip'

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ME AGAINST THE WORLD: Jonathan Merenivitch (center) with Shepherds.
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Shepherds sophomore LP, Insignificant Whip, is out October 18 via Arrowhawk Records. As the group’s singer, guitarist, and frontman Jonathan Merenivitch explains, songs from the album featuring titles such as “Savor Your Sons,” “Your Pretend Past,” and “Long Eyelashes” confront themes of toxic masculinity, online dating, Tupac Shakur, and the anxiety of living in modern times.

Merenivitch stopped by CL’s Short Notice studio to talk about the new album, channeling a lifetime of experience into this latest collection of soul-infused indie rock numbers, and getting the band back out on the road. Press play to hear the conversation.

Check out the tour dates below.

Friday, October 11 Charleston, SC - Tin Roof
Saturday, October 12 Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
Monday, October 14 Raleigh, NC - Neptunes
Wednesday, October 16 Philadelphia, PA - Anthoma Gallery
Thursday, October 17 Baltimore, MD - Wind Up Space
Friday, October 18 Brooklyn, NY - Our Wicked Lady
Monday, October 21 Saratoga Springs, NY - Desperate Annie's
Wednesday, October 23 Louisville, KY - Kaiju
Thursday, October 24 Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
Friday, October 25 Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge
Saturday, October 26 Atlanta, GA - 529

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