About The Band
Otis Shanty is a dynamic and whirring four-piece rock band from Somerville, Massachusetts. Sadye Bobbette, Ryan DiLello, Julian Snyder, and Jono Quinn met at school in Upstate New York and wrote the band's debut EP "Space For Good Things" from a cabin in Otis, Massachusetts. Two years later, the band released Suite 33, a "dorm room homage" said Sound of Boston who noted the Somerville arrivals "possesse[d] a musical prowess that stretche[d] far beyond the campus."
On Early Birds, Otis Shanty presents a refined sound that blends elements of experimental folk songwriting with shoegaze and noise pop textures, drawing on stylings of Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett, Real Estate and Yo La Tengo. On the album's title track, the band "leans into a slacker-rock aesthetic with apt lyrical accompaniments that exude a self-confident vigor as dreamy vocals, light synths, and jangly guitars beautifully converge." (Obscure Sound). The band "checks all the indie-rock boxes on the swimmy, shoegazy," Daylight Savings (BuffaBlog) and Inch Away was one of WBUR's favorite Tiny Desk entries. In its essence, Early Birds, “an EP that shimmers, stirs, and offers more depth than most LPs at twice or thrice the length," (Hump Day News), provides four songs that "build a calming ambience [that] transports you to the serene tranquility of the dawn effortlessly." (Lost In The Manor).