The Shifts are an energetic Indie Garage Rock band combining bright guitar lines, bouncing rhythms, sardonic wordplay, and high energy live performances.
The Shifts, based in Eugene, Oregon formed in 2011 as an indie rock project with frontperson Macks Johanesen. In 2014, they released their debut EP, this is fine., proving themselves to be one of the up and coming bands in the region. In 2016, they released their eponymous debut self-titled album and have embarked on multiple West Coast tours since.
The Shifts have earned many impressive accomplishments including, Winner of Sprout City’s 2017 Battle of the Bands and OSU’s 2015 Battle of the Bands.
Winner of Sprout City’s 2017 Battle of the Bands
Starting July 2016, the band began performing with the four-piece lineup of:
- Macks on guitar and vocals
- Eli Tocchini on drums
- Jeff Kretsinger on bass
- Maci DeBlanc on keyboard, guitar, and vocals