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Ms. Led Deliver the Breakthrough Hit of the Summer

Posted by June 19th, 2007 No Comments »

thumb_msled_shake_coverYeah, that’s right. I’m the guy with all the windows open, blaring the new album by Ms. Led, Shake Yourself Awake.

To call this record dynamite would be like calling the sun a spark.

Shake Yourself Awake is the fourth release by the Seattle punk rock quartet and it’s an emotional mix of an anti-establishment call to arms with the delicate delivery of a siren.

Ms. Led
Shake Yourself Awake
Fish The Cat Records, 2007
By Paul W. Richardson

msled_shake_cover
Yeah, that’s right. I’m the guy with all the windows open, blaring the new album by Ms. Led, Shake Yourself Awake.

To call this record dynamite would be like calling the sun a spark.

Shake Yourself Awake is the fourth release by the Seattle punk rock quartet and it’s an emotional mix of an anti-establishment call to arms with the delicate delivery of a siren.To read Matt Brown’s interview with Lesli from Ms. Led, Starr from Snakebites, and Stormi from Shorthand for Epic, visit Nada’s MySpace blog.

Recorded at Seattle’s legendary London Bridge Studio and mixed and mastered by Grammy-award winning producer, Kramer, Shake Yourself Awake varies from punk rock energy on tracks like the politically charged “New Agenda” and the 60’s girl group styling of “Up To the Old Tricks.”
"I have dealt with being told what I can and can’t do on so many levels,” remarks singer/songwriter/guitarist Lesli Wood. This powerful inner conflict is revealed and showcased on her inspiring vocal performance. Peg Wood’s guitar presence is crafty and driving, directing the energy of the tenacious rhythm section comprised of bassist Matt Menovcik and drummer Steph Hasselman.

Ms. Led champions the discernible Northwest sound with a clever interweaving of anthemic sing-along vocals and quirky, thoughtful rock guitar. My favorite track, “I Said Jump, Damnit,” delivers the goods with a unique time change at the bridge, a catchy slap-delay guitar lick coated with Wood’s unique punk ethic delivery along with a soaring vocal chorus warning us not to pay attention to the evil voices in our heads.

This should be the break through hit of the summer. Two devil horns up. – (8/10)

 

 

(NadaMucho.com will help Ms. Led celebrate the release of Shake Yourself Awake at the Sunset on June 22. Also on the bill are Vindaloo , The Snakebites, and Shorthand for Epic.)


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