After years of playing dive bars, basements and BBQs, Minneapolis' best kept secret The Shakin' Babies is ready for a place in the sun. To call attention to these hometown favorites, DIY label MJMJ is unveiling two new tracks every week until their album Stoked Casual's June 22nd release. The Shangri-Las-esque "Mary Wants to Rock" calls to mind good girls skipping class to cop cigs from boys on motorcycles, while the crooning "Easy Meal" has enough bounce to provide a perfect soundtrack for summer nights, propelled by cheerful guitars and lead singer Jess Olsen's powerful voice. Download the former and stream the latter below, and preorder cassettes, CDs and downloads via their Bandcamp.
June 05, 2013