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SSA! founder James Hall

“Shake Some Action! make sun-kissed Rickenbacker-rock that continues the tradition of the great power pop forbearers like the Kinks and Big Star, along with the jangle pop pioneers of the ‘80s like R.E.M. and the Feelies. The exclamation point amended to the name bears weight as well – their sound takes their influences’ jangly past and brings it into a caffeinated now, with high energy records and performances.” Jingle Punks Magazine

“Armed with two Rickenbacker guitars and endless harmonies, the group is a bunch of unabashed pop classicists, bringing to mind not just ’70s power-pop but the heyday of jangle-pop in the ’80s, from the REM ringing of the guitars to the Robyn Hitchcock edge delivery from singer/songwriter James Hall. Guitars and harmonies like this always sound so good” – Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AllMusic.com

“This Seattle band does what other great bands have done, getting better on the follow-up. . . .this record has even more catchy hooks and phenomenal guitar work. Know this band. Listen to this band.” – John Richards, Seattle Sound/KEXP

“They sound completely new and unheard, yet all the while familiar… as if they must exist as 60’s classics in some alternate universe.” Cincinnati Music Examiner

“A definite contender for best album in 2013.” Powerpopaholic

“One of the best power pop records released in the past couple of years. This is a jangle pop record par excellence.” – Tales From The Dropbox

“Catch The Sun, the band’s fifth album, incorporates more toward hazy kaleidoscopic pop tones akin to those that Kevin Parker has so effectively mined with Tame Impala and Melody’s Echo Chamber. When Hall’s voice wavers over a jangly guitar line during the verses “Wait for the Summer”, he crafts a tone that splits the difference between psychedelic bliss and ’60s surf melodies.” – KEXP Seattle

“Shake Some Action! is a musical project that’s largely informed by the jingle-jangle power-pop of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. But where Hall’s other like-minded Seattle contemporaries rarely veer beyond the first three albums recorded by Big Star (cough, cough, The Posies, cough, cough), he gets more adventurous. Dig into the prolific man’s recordings and you’ll hear trace elements of more paisley underground sounding legends like The Rain Parade and The Three O’Clock. Hone in on Hall’s singing style and you’ll detect an anglophile approach that’s mined from early ‘90s EPs by The La’s and The Stone Roses.” – Michelle Solomon, Pandora

CONTACT

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(323) 905-4736

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