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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Harlem Shakes

...a few years ago, we were fortunate to catch Tapes 'n Tapes at The Southgate House in between albums. We'd been waiting quite some time for this, as The Loon had long been a favorite. Sadly, the sound was uncharacteristically bad for SGH and our disappointment was great. The night was saved, however, by our discovery of Harlem Shakes who opened the evening. Blown away we were. Since that time, we've played their debut EP, Burning Birthdays, regularly, awaiting its follow-up...

...Well, the time is nigh, ladies and gentleman. On March 24 Gigantic Records will drop Harlem Shakes' debut full-length, Technicolor Health. The album finds Harlem Shakes returning with all of the vintage R&B flavors they fused into an indie frame soundly in tow. This time around the band have harnessed the adolescent urgency of their debut, coming off as a band in full command of its capabilities. Although the hooks are equally potent, the band sound relaxed in their delivery and introduce a number of elements that give their sound an added sophistication. A quantum jump indicating that Harlem Shakes may be a name we're talking about for a while...

MP3: Harlem Shakes "TFO"
MP3: Harlem Shakes "Strictly Game"

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