Record of the Day – Celebrate Your Worth by The Blind Shake

Title track from the new album by one of my favorite new bands of the last few years , The Blind Shake. How I missed this album coming out in late October on Goner Records is beyond me so this will be a double dose garagepunk/psych Monday. If you don’t have The Blind Shake high on your list of coolest bands on the planet give this new album a listen and get turned on to the The Blind Shake , this album rocks majestic.

from their bandcamp…
The Blind Shake, three intense men from Minneapolis creating dense, mystical music: in 1974, Bernie Taupin, feeling on top of the world as Elton John’s “Rocket Man” soared up the charts in 1972, suffered a sudden sense of vertigo outside the Spanish villa where he was vacationing. In a beam of black light he saw and heard the future of the future, a loud vision of The Blind Shake, making music that made Elton John’s “starman as everyman” song seem like so much pastel tissue paper, wet and dissolving in a pretty porcelain toilet.

The real deal, Celebrate Your Worth is an intense web of connections of bands and sounds unknown to Taupin, strange sounds from Chrome through Bailter Space through Michael Yonkers and John Reis and with tendrils extending throughout an incredible universe of fantastic unknown bands and sounds. “What the hell am I doing?” Taupin cries, now on his knees, staring at the sky. Witness the Blind Shake in all their mystical, wonderful strangeness and energy.
The Blind Shake:
Goner Records – The Blind Shake

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