The Calming Room
God Unknown Records - Made using an eco-mix vinyl (produced using recycled vinyl pellets); Limited edition of 500.
Solo project of Mike Blaha from Minneapolis surf-psych band The Blind Shake picks up where his band left off on Celebrate Your Worth (2016), with their roots firmly in tangled post-punk while exploring psych, power-pop, garage, and surf punk. Coming out of the starting blocks with high energy opener "Have Me Some Fun", a propulsive stomper of intertwined rhythms and syrupy and melodic vocals. The song sets the scene for the whole album weaving in-and-out and riding head first into the dense and jittery rhythm, working the guitars' colossal psych-punk-surf vibe directly into the hook-filled mayhem. The band coils itself so tightly around each track that it becomes infectious and downright unforgettable.