Monday, 8 March 2010

SHOOK ONES - Band of the Week

Shook Ones are from Seattle, Washington and they play melodic hardcore punk better than everyone else. If you like Kid Dynamite and Lifetime then you will either love this or the chances are you love them already. Facetious Folly Feat is one of the definitive bedroom dancing/moshing albums and continually blows my mind. On the split with Easel they wrote one of the greatest songs of all time in 'order form' which is basically a letter from the singer to his girlfriend telling her he cannot marry her when same sex marriage is still not legal. Their lyrics are poignant, their singalongs are heartfelt and they write the catchies and most danceable songs around. Im amazed the singer has any throat left from the way he sings. One of the most honest, hardworking and consistent bands around and every time i see them its a total party with all my friends. Not many bands come close to making me feel even half as much as shooks do. Ive travelled far and wide to see them and will continue to do so until they stop and i hope they never do.

One of the coolest things ive ever been a part of is this: im like an excited school boy in this and it fills me with joy.

I have been given permission to upload their entire discography by the guitarist and im shit with names so totally forgotten what he was called. Anyway here it is before i seriously embarrass myself talking about this band.

Facetious Folly Feat:
The Unquoteable A.M.H:
Slaughter of the Insole:
Easel Split: *disclaimer* order form will change your life:
End of a Year Split:

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