Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Unfinished Business: Baby Shakes' Starry Eyes

Continuing with my series of posts on releases I should have reviewed in 2015, we come to a band I've been touting for over a decade. Seriously: how did I manage to not be aware that New York City's fabulous Baby Shakes released a new album this past August (their first in six years!)? That's just nuts! The 11-track Starry Eyes reminds me of why I came to love this band in the first place. In no way at all have Baby Shakes attempted to "mature" or mess with a winning formula. They've stuck with what they're so very good at: high energy power pop/rock n' roll in the vein of Nikki and the Corvettes. Starry Eyes is the quintessential summertime record - which makes it ideal listening in frigid January. I just close my eyes, and suddenly I'm beach bound in a convertible on a sunny 83-degree day. These songs are just so catchy, and you know I'm a sucker for those girl group harmonies! This is the best Baby Shakes album yet - and an absolute must for any fan of power pop!


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