Song of the Day: Shake Some Action! - Wait For The Summer

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of 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, we feature a Northwestern artist. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Wait For The Summer” by Shake Some Action! from the 2014 album Catch The Sun on Satellite 451 Records.

Shake Some Action! - Wait For The Summer (MP3)

Named for the Flamin’ Groovies’ quintessential pop anthem, Shake Some Action! are keeping the power pop tradition alive one major chord at a time. Led by Australia-born singer/guitarist James Hall, the band has been a Seattle mainstay since 2007, when they released their self-titled debut album. Since then, Hall has released four more albums of Rickenbacker-powered guitar pop, incorporating elements of ’90s Britpop and early garage rock into his melodic mix. Although the band remains rooted in classic pop melodies, Catch The Sun, the band’s fifth album, incorporates more toward hazy kaleidoscopic pop tones akin to those that Kevin Parker has so effectively mined with Tame Impala and Melody’s Echo Chamber. When Hall’s voice wavers over a jangly guitar line during the verses “Wait for the Summer”, he crafts a tone that splits the difference between psychedelic bliss and ’60s surf melodies. When Hall reaches the smooth and sweet chorus melody, it’s clear that “Waiting For The Sun” more than aptly serves as a glimmer of hope for those of us who are still trudging through winter. (And if it sounds great now, it’s going to sound infinitely better when soundtracking some actual sunshine.)

Shake Some Action! doesn’t have any shows booked at the moment, but keep an eye on their website and Facebook for any music or gig announcements. Below, watch the video for “I Can See Where This Is Going Now”.

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