The Shy Boys’ ‘And I Am Nervous’ is your Pitch Music Awards song of the day

This year, the 2014
Pitch Music Awards Showcase is split over two nights: This Saturday, July 19, at the Riot Room and Friday, July 25, at Knuckleheads Saloon (lineup details and tickets here.) The PMA Awards Show is at the Uptown Theater, held this year on Sunday, August 3, and hosted by World Air Guitar Champion Eric “Mean” Melin and Mills Record Co.’s Judy Mills (tickets here).

To count down to the awards ceremony – and help introduce you to this year’s picks – we’re debuting a “song of the day” each weekday until the show from one of this year’s batch of nominees.

Brothers Collin and Kyle Rausch, along with their roommate Konnor Ervin, have quite a nice thing going with Shy Boys. When the trio put out its debut self-titled album in January, they garnered quite a bit of attention on buzzy Internet blogs (like Pitchfork, if you bother to read such a thing). Listen to any Shy Boys track, and you’ll hear why: the boys manage to marry the delightfully lo-fi sounds of precious basement recordings with a sort of jangly, surf-life pop energy. “And I Am Nervous” carries an edge of uncertainty in its delicate harmony, but somehow, it still puts you in an upbeat, summery mood. 

See also:

#24: Katy Guillen and the Girls’ “Don’t Get Bitter”
#23: My Oh My’s “Your Heart Not Mine”
#22: Schwervon’s “Land Locked”

#21: Your Friend’s “Bangs”
#20: Radkey’s “Romance Dawn”

#19: Maramus’ “Syphilitic”
#18: Various Blonde’s “Downtown Frown”
#17: Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7’s “The Chartreuse Woman”

#16: Megan Birdsall’s “Night and Day”
#15: Kansas City Bear Fighters’ “They Won’t Stay Dead”
#14: Kasey Rausch’s “Heavy Fog”
#13: Gee Watts’ “Church”
#12: The Bad Ideas’ “I’m Stuck”
Me Like Bees’ “Comet and the Snail”
#10: Outsides’ “Seesaw”

And this: 
Shy Boys go from roommates to labelmates with their debut album 

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