photo by Jason Hall/Hikari Photography
Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Every Friday the Song of the Day podcast spotlights Northwest musicians. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is “Get It Together” by Seattle band Shake Some Action! available from their second album Sunny Days Ahead on Satellite 451.
Sometimes you just need to hear a good rock song to get you in the mood to go out or to give you the strength to face your long commute home. Beware, Shake Some Action! delivers the goods but may inspire some air guitar riffing, no matter where you are, with their incredible hooks and rockin’ beats. KEXP DJ Cheryl Walters has long been a supporter of local music, especially of bands that rock. At the end of a March 2007, during their in-studio performance, Cheryl predicted there would be sunny days ahead for this band and inadvertently gave them the title of their sophomore album. The tracks for Sunny Days Ahead, released on frontman James Hall’s label, Satellite 451, were recorded late last year, often in just one take, giving the album the raw energy of a live performance. However, Sunny Days Ahead isn’t quite ready for action just yet: it will be available in stores starting June 17th. Keep an eye on the band’s website or Myspace page for upcoming shows. When the band performed in our studio back in March, a friend recorded the session on video. Here’s “Sound of Your Mind” from that performance:
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