Combining bright guitar lines, bouncing rhythms, sardonic wordplay, and high energy live performances, The Shifts are a Eugene, OR based band formed in 2011 as an indie rock project of frontperson Macks Johanesen. In 2013, the band began performing with the three piece lineup of Macks on guitar and vocals, Eli Tocchini on drums, Jeff Kretsinger on bass. Starting July 2016, they welcomed the new member Maci DeBlanc on keyboard, backup guitar, and backup vocals. In 2014 they released their debut EP, this is fine. proving themselves to be one of the up and coming bands in the region. One year later, the band won Oregon State University's 2015 Battle of the Bands. The Shifts have played in venues across the country and released their eponymous debut album in August 2016.
Local support by The Pale Rumors and Emily Brown