Record Of The Day…. “Parachute” , The Blind Shake

Blind Shake
Breakfast Of Failures
Release Date October 28, 2014 (Goner Records)

Absolutely LOVE The Blind Shakes, without doubt one of the best bands around….

(From Goner Records)
Dense, massive locomotive music from this Minneapolis three-piece. Powerful sounds with the ability to careen through one cinematic, post-apocalyptic chase scene after another. Breakfast Of Failures comes clanging and crashing through these confused times.

“The Blind Shake is at once spacey, primitive futuristic, and brutal: a kind of backyard extraterrestrial minimal surf-punk party. One guitar, one baritone guitar, a fuckload of reverb, and a drummer who deserves an Olympic medal.” —SF Weekly

Fronted by brothers Jim and Mike Blaha, with friend Dave Roper on drums, the trio have been tunneling through the underground since before telephones could talk. Having six full length albums to their credit, several singles, three collaborations with psych legend Michael Yonkers and another with downstroke warrior John Reis, the band continues to push the sliding scale between catchy punk songs and pitch red noise.

‘Breakfast Of Failures’ was recorded by Chris Woodhouse at The Dock in Sacramento, CA.

The Blind Shake – 2014 Tour Dates
10/29/2014 The Windsor – Winnipeg, SK
10/30/2014 Vangelis Saskatoon SK
10/31/2014 Palomino – Calgary, AL
11/2/2014 The Hindenburg – Vancouver, BC
11/3/2014 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
11/4/2014 Dantes – Portland, OR
11/5/2014 The Hemlock – San Francisco, CA
11/6/2014 The Uptown – Oakland, CA
11/8/2014 Jewels – Los Angeles, CA
11/9/2014 Del Monte – Venice, CA
11/11/2014 Bar Pink – San Diego, CA
11/12/2014 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
11/19/2014 Subterranean – Chicago, IL
11/20/2014 Donovans – Detroit, MI
11/21/2014 Silver Dollar – Toronto, ON
11/22/2014 The National – Montreal, QC
11/23/2014 Great Scott – Boston, MA
11/25/2014 Cake Shop – Brooklyn, NY
11/26/2014 Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
11/28/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
11/29/2014 Kings – Raleigh, NC
12/1/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
12/3/2014 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
12/4/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
12/5/2014 Good Vibrations Festival at Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX

The Blind Shake.com
Goner Records.com

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