Slovenly Recordings is hyped as hell to announce our inevitable teaming with Minneapolis, MN bald headed freaks THE BLIND SHAKE.
This intense trio led by The Brothers Blaha (Jim and Mike, plus drummer / brother from another Dave Roper) has been plowing through massive waves of reverberation since 2003, releasing a heap of deep records along the way, including a few collaborations with legendary space-punk Michael Yonkers - check his essential “Microminiature Love” collection on De Stijl / Sub Pop for the cold hard truth.
Taking a more melodic approach than on previous releases, this 9 cut “Fly Right” 12inch EP is another sonic hurdle for the band, steadily alternating between bold, phaser heavy garage-punk wail (“Tar Paper,” “Holy Road”), trippy spaghetti-western tinged surf (“A Clock, A Window, A Pyramid,” “Diamond Days”) and viscerally dramatic scare tactics (title track “Fly Right”).
The Blind Shake has forged a unique concept with their bizarre visual assault, combined with instigating on-stage behaviour and a virtually bottomless well of haunting songs that all seem to draw from a specific pinpoint of punk rock twang, and have concocted another hypnotic document for an unworthy world.
1. Tar Paper
2. A Clock, A Window, A Pyramid
3. Holy Road
4. Apes Live a Life
5. Diamond Days
6. More Land
8. Fly Right