The Blind Shake: “Old Lake”
Our favorite detuned punk/garage trio the Blind Shake have a new record Breakfast For Failures coming out this Fall on the acclaimed Goner record label. As if that news weren’t exciting enough, you can now stream the first tune from the record “Old Lake.” At first blush I think its maybe the hardest-edged song I have heard from the band yet, and this is a band famous for its gritty punk aesthetic. The song is 3 minutes of guitar noise of drums with a mid-song interjection of eerie psychedelic guitar that sounds like death rays straight out of a vintage sci fi film. And the vocals are really more of a snarl – culminating in the refrain of “old lake” which I actually thought was them screaming ¡olé! Until I looked back at the name of the song (“old lake” is also a hundred times more punk-sounding than ¡olé!). Anyway, this is amazing stuff and I can’t wait to hear more.