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.

Get more at their space, their label, or perhaps itunes and emusic.


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 =