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Hot Singles on the Internet: Steve Shiffman and the Land of No's "All Part Of His Plan"

By Rachel Schnalzer | November 10, 2011

This Single of the Week, "All Part Of His Plan" comes from Steve Shiffman and the Land Of No.

The indie rock band that hails from the wilds of New York City has been on the scene since 2005 and has recently embarked on an ambitious project to release a new EP every three months — with the intention of compiling the parts into a full LP.

"All Part Of His Plan" is off the second EP, Nemegt Uul, released Nov. 1st.

In the age of ultra-synthed songs that end up falling flat when performed live, Steve Shiffman and The Land of No is definitely refreshing.

They are known for their energetic, spirited and live performances, with a devout following of fans who describe the atmosphere at their concerts as "Shiff Madness."

In "All Part of His Plan," the band moves away from their slightly country vibe to a rock-dominated sound, while still maintaining a bit of twang rarely seen in indie rock.

With its catchy chorus, "All Part of His Plan" begs to be played live — so much so that Steve Shiffman himself has labeled "All Part Of His Plan" as a live favorite.

The song's beginning vocals have a very Kurt Cobain-esque, ‘90s grunge sound.

This evolves into a chorus that is very reminiscent of the music of The Strokes, and the vocals of Queens of the Stone Age.

This is combined with touches of Radiohead, who the band cites as one of their influences.

"All Part of His Plan" clearly plays up new drummer Aaron Kant, with peppy, yet aggressive beats, embracing the energy new blood brings.

The drumming, coupled with passionate electric guitar, makes the song all the more addictive.

Check out Nemegt Uul, the band's latest EP along with this Single of the Week.

And stay tuned for the next EP from Steve Shiffman and the Land of No.

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