Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Makers - Shout On!!

"Shout On!!" is a 9 track EP by The Makers. It features nearly an LP worth of blazing punkish garage rock in the classic Makers style.

I don't know what it is about the Pacific Northwest, but over the years they have put out more quality garage rock than the entire rest of the country put together. This dates back to the days of The Wailers (not the Bob Marley ones) and The Sonics. Estrus, Sympathy For the Record Industry, and Kill Rock Stars are all Washington based record labels (The Makers have singles and albums on all of those labels) that do almost nothing but garage rock.

Regional proclivities aside, The Makers have carved themselves out a nice little spot in the garage rock scene. Their sound is absolutely relentless, and their work ethic is admirable. I'm glad I don't have to review their albums right now because I honestly don't know what else to say about them if I want to keep from hyperbole and prevarication.

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