Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Blakes

Following some mighty strong recommendations from my holmes over at Sonic Itch Music, I've been rocking out the debut album from these Seattle rock & rollers called The Blakes. After finding a home on Seattle's Light In The Attic Records last year, they released their self-titled debut in October, quickly gaining a strong following . A guitar/bass/drum trio who can kick out one hell of a racket, they've been getting the nod from sources like Spin and NPR, who likened their sound to "the swagger of early '60s Brit-rock and the sneer of early punk rock."

Their music is catchy but not too slick, with a raw energy and emotion that can only come from real-life experience. With impressive instrumentation all around and fitting production from the mixing/mastering deck, I don't think they could have done it any better than this. Any fan of prevalent rock bands along the lines of Kings of Leon or Jet will surely find a permanent home for The Blakes in their record collection.
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Get more at their space, their label, or perhaps itunes and emusic.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That video is pretty good. Excellent comparison to Kings of Leon.

Mr. Curiosity said...

Thanks for the feedback. =)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the blakes! I read where they released a couple albums on their own before ... anyone know how to get them? Maybe they are available from one of those mp3 services?????

Mr. Curiosity said...

I bet you could ask Noah = sanders.noah@gmail.com