Perfected by Neural Buddhists in the late 21st century: to rearrange spindle neurons in such a manner as to affect an abrupt reorientation of all thought processes and patterns of recognition. Practitioners of The Shake, today known as Neural Buddhists, first perfected this manipulation of the brain in the late 21st century. Some argue that this was the singular act that pulled Homo Sapiens out of the specie’s self-created gutter.
The Shake is not to be underestimated for it must be controlled.
The essence of the raw Rock & Roll spirit, The Shake’s music is hook-laden, riff-driven, and loud. Just like their hometown of New York City, their music is self-aware, but never pretentious or uninviting.more...
In just three short years, the Shake has released two critically-acclaimed albums. Their debut disc, Kick It, propelled the band through the ranks of the New York City indie rock scene. Their second album, Well, Oh Well, revealed a more mature facet of the band. With more introspective subject matter, a more deliberate and radio-friendly sonic palette, and darker arrangements, Well, Oh Well was viewed by many as the next step forward for the band and the older brother to the Shake’s freshman effort.
2009 brings with it the release of the band's new single, “Galleries,” a first look at the Shake's newest material. The next step in the band's musical evolution, "Galleries" gives a voice to all those frustrated with the phony and self-delusional aspects of the artistic world, pleading for honesty with a group that prides itself on its exaggerated sense of self- importance.
Jon Merkin and Eliad Shapiro, former high school band mates, formed The Shake in the summer of 2005. “The first few times we sat down, we churned out a lot of songs,” explains Merkin. Shapiro recalls, “We were impressed with how well we meshed together. We really compliment each other nicely in terms of writing melodies, chords and lyrics and the first few times we played together, there was a re...