Boom Done! Records, the upstart indie label founded by members of Wowser Bowser, just added Shook Foil to its humble yet quickly growing roster, and announced the release of The Tethered Life, the band's debut full-length. Currently slated for a July 19 release, The Tethered Life is the result of Kickstarter-funded recording sessions earlier this year at Glow in the Dark Studios. The LP finds the band at the height of its game, warmly and loosely running through dusty, fuzzy pop. Opening track "Balk," streaming below, sets the stage with an aimless amble of shimmering guitar, bright vocal harmonies, and '60s psych-pop basslines. Throwback textures and the atmospheric detour midway through the song establish a wayward vibe without reverting to sonic filler or aural murk. Tracks like "If You'll Try" and "Carrion Comfort" forage the same sun-burnt twang and jangle similar to groove dwellers like My Morning Jacket and the Walkmen while retaining a southern charm throughout.
Shook Foil's album release show will feature 100 Watt Horse and Small Reactions. Fri. July 19. Doors open at 9 p.m. $7 for regular admission or $10 for admission with free copy of the CD. The Drunken Unicorn. 736 Ponce de Leon Place.
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