The Blind Shake perform in The Current studio

The Blind Shake - I'm Not an Animal (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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The Blind Shake perform in The Current studio
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The trio of Jim Blaha, Mike Blaha, and Dave Roper have now been gracing the Twin Cities with their brand of noise rock--with its hints of blues and 60s garage-psych--for the better part of a decade. Though perhaps best known for their stomping, athletic live shows, the Blind Shake have also been a steady recording unit, with two full length albums (2005's Rizzograph and 2007's Carmel), a pair of 7-inch EPs, and two collaborations with local avant-rock legend Michael Yonkers under their belts.

Now they bring us their third LP, Seriousness, named after a friend's quip that "the Blind Shake take their live set more seriously than most people take their whole lives." Listen to these songs and you'll believe it, too.

Songs performed: "Wheelchair," "I'm Not An Animal," and "Out of Work."

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    The Blind Shake (Nate Ryan / MPR)
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    The Blind Shake (Nate Ryan / MPR)