Can't Wake Up

Album Review of Can't Wake Up by Shakey Graves.

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Can't Wake Up

Shakey Graves

Can't Wake Up by Shakey Graves

Release Date: May 4, 2018
Record label: Dualtone Music
Genre(s): Folk, Alt-Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

80 Music Critic Score
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Can't Wake Up - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

Austin Chronicle - 80
Based on rating 4/5

In December, Shakey Graves tweeted, "Next album. New sound. Sell your suspenders." Droll, but even then it was hard to imagine Austin son Alejandro Rose-Garcia forgoing the sound that collages his growing body of work. Out of his trademark suitcase kick-drum, 2011 debut Roll the Bones tumbled forth bedroom intimacy and playfulness, an old-timey, distinctly Southwestern collusion of acoustica – guitar, banjo, harmonica, hand claps – and even a telling Springsteen cover, 'billy bomp "I'm on Fire." That began buzz throughout his hometown but quick.

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