The title track from the album is also my favorite song on the album. The main guitar riff is really catchy and sort of haunting. The drums hit hard and the vocals are gritty and distorted. Everything is a little over the top and that’s the way it should be. This is punk rock, and it’s just as gritty as punk rock should be. I do wonder about the specifics on the vocal processing here though. People get into some really innovative situations when they come up with sounds like this.
The rest of the album is just as raw and just as cool. I’m sure these folks put on a really entertaining show live so if you’re in the Memphis area, you should totally be sure and check them out. This kind of music is almost always more powerful live than recorded, and I love shows from bands like this. If you aren’t near Modern Convenience, you can head over to their Bandcamp and stream The Shakes for free or download it all for seven dollars.