UNDER THE RADAR: Baby Shakes – “Summer Sun”.
This year’s Best of NYC band is Baby Shakes, a power-pop/garage rock four-piece (there’s a ghost member in the band) that knows how to have fun.
The band’s catalogue is pleasantly varied, with everything from relaxed surf rock tunes to easy rock-n-rollers to borderline punk, heavy-hitters. Though the expert guitar work of Mary Blount and Judy Lindsay is apparent, featuring harmonization, synchronized riffs, and the occasional shredtastic solo, what really makes Baby Shakes so infectious is the raw force and high energy of their songs. It’s something you can pick up on even through earbuds.
Be on the lookout for their new album Turn It Up out this spring.
.Andrew Strader deli magazine