Shake Some Action! is a band from Seattle that draws sounds from the classic pop of the 60s to the 90s" Forming in 2006 they are six albums deep and their latest “Full Fathom Five” is an incredibly fun album with excellent song-writing. According to the band “Full Fathom Five" is a testament to the "Rickenbacker 12 string electric guitar”. This album combines Brit garage pop/rock with elements of post punk, folk rock and 60s jangle pop. It’s production sounds great and a lot of credit should go to the engineers as well. They did a great job capturing the right type of sounds. The songs sound classic but not over-produced. One thing I noticed is that the vocals just soar during the choruses and the bass guitar sound especially appropriate for the type of music that is being played. There are to many good songs. to mention here out of the 14 so you should just listen to the whole album.
The album races off with the guitar driven "lost in space" which has some of the catchiest vocal melodies I have heard this year. The chorus just bursts with exuberance as the singer belts out "lost in space". The title track "Full Fathom Five" is one of my favorites on the album. Nothing to complicated here, just great songwriting and a band playing live together in a room. Other songs like "the way you make me feel" have a distinct early beatle-esque feel that blends in well with the album. If you are looking for a great pop album with great songwriting there is no need to look any further. Shake some action! made a hell of an album.
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