David Shaw laughs into the camera, and points to his New York Yankees ski hat. “Yeah, see, we’re in Connecticut now. We’re going to play Brooklyn tonight and I didn’t bring anything. I got this for three bucks at a gas station. I’m going be strutting my New York beanie tonight for sure, representin’.”
This was early December and the Revivalists were on tour, ramping up the momentum towards their upcoming release, City of Sound, for which they’ll play a CD release party on March 10 at the Blue Nile. Though Shaw’s in Connecticut and I’m in Colorado, we have a face-to- face, via Skype—almost. While I’ve mastered the science of recording across the Internet, my production computer doesn’t have a webcam. I can see him, but he can’t see me.