Pitchfork has praised the band’s “swampy guitars, twitchy rhythms, and power-pop vocal harmonies” of their self-titled debut album. Mixed and mastered by Martin Feveyear (Kings of Leon, Crooked Fingers), The Blakes recall the stinging catchiness of early Who, Kinks, and other spitfire rock bands.
The early influences of Garnet Keim (guitar, vocals) and Snow Keim (bass, vocals) were Hank Williams and Brian Wilson. The brothers busked all around North America, writing songs in hostels and motel bathrooms, finally ending up in Seattle. There they met animalistic, mesmerizing drummer Bob Husak and asked him to join the band. The trio hit the road and have been touring ever since. The band’s debut album has finally arrived! Thirteen tracks full of chaotic and sensuous rock and roll like the regional hits “Don’t Bother Me,” “Two Times,” and “Streets.”