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The Blakes

  • 1. Two Times
    2. Don't Bother Me
    3. Magoo
    4. Modern Man
    5. Run
    6. Commit
    7. Don't Want That Now
    8. Lint Walk
    9. Vampire
    10. Lie Next to Me
    11. Pistol Grip
    12. Picture
    13. Streets
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LITA-031

  • Credits
    ProducerMartin Feveyear

    The Blakes: Garnet Keim (guitar); Snow Keim (bass guitar); Bob Husak (drums).
    Personnel: Garnet Keim (vocals, guitar); Snow Keim (vocals).
    Audio Mixer: Martin Feveyear.
    Recording information: Attercop Sound; Soundhouse.
    Photographer: David Belisle.
    This Seattle three-piece led by the Brothers Keim has an appealingly desperate and unpretty way with a rock song, churning out Zeppelinesque stompers ("Two Times"), urgent new wave pleas ("Don't Bother Me"), and tasty garage rock ("Magoo"). The vocals reflect real passion--no emo posturing here--and Garnet Keim's guitars are chimey and grimy in equal measure, while Snow Keim's bass parts assert themselves charmingly, often providing the hook for a song. This promising debut will excite fans of old-school Detroit rock.

  • Critic Reviews
    Spin (p.49) - "[T]here's a vulnerability to frontman Garnet Keim's lyrics....Add their collection of fizzing riffs and a lolloping pace, and you're onto a winner."
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