Mike Batzer and Brad Shults, joined by the rhythmic prowess of Rebecca Beracce on drums, are the driving force behind Shaker Bloomheart’s latest musical venture. Combining the raw energy of punk with the artful melodies of indie rock, this Seattle-based band is making waves with their infectious hooks and magnetic stage presence.
Born from a Craigslist ad, Shaker Bloomheart is a testament to the rich musical heritage of Seattle. Over the past two years, they’ve meticulously crafted a high-octane live set, featuring a repertoire of original, irresistibly catchy tunes. Their debut EP, “stickintheheadable,” is a sonic journey through dense layers of guitars, pulsating basslines, thundering drums, and impassioned vocals. It’s a musical concoction that seamlessly marries danceable vigor with a profound, melancholic undertone, destined to leave an indelible mark on your listeners’ minds, potentially for a lifetime.
Set for release on August 18th, 2023, “stickintheheadable” is a 5-track compilation that channels the textured guitar artistry reminiscent of mid-period Built to Spill and Broken Social Scene, fused with the driving rhythms and melodious basslines that define Shaker Bloomheart’s signature sound in the Pacific Northwest. Lead singles “Mistakes” and “Back & Forth” have already graced the airwaves of local station Radio Tacoma, reimagined and reinvigorated for the album. Comprising Mike Batzer on bass and backing vocals, Rebecca Beracce on drums and backing vocals, and Brad Shults on guitar, piano, banjo, and lead vocals, Shaker Bloomheart has crafted an EP that stands as a testament to their dedication and musical prowess. Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Chris C Hill, with additional mixing and mastering by Brad Shults, the EP is a testament to the band’s collaborative spirit and artistic vision.
“stickintheheadable” is not just an album; it’s a sonic testament to the passion and talent that define Shaker Bloomheart’s musical journey. Prepare to be swept away by their magnetic sound and let it resonate deeply within you.