Now available: Shakey Graves Can’t Wake Up available for streaming!
Don’t forget to get your tickets for the tour closing show at RED ROCKS, August 30.
“[Shakey Graves] has evolved from a campfire storyteller into a songwriter armed with a full band, and the rich instrumentation clouds around his lyrics like Broadway set designs.”
– Nina Corcoran, NPR
Today NPR’s First Listen has offered up an advance play of Shakey Graves’ forthcoming full-length album Can’t Wake Up, which will be released May 4 on Dualtone Records. The new record takes a progressive turn from Alejandro Rose-Garcia’s, aka Shakey Graves, traditional sound.
“Armed with new instruments and a lifetime of dreams, he forgoes his boot-stomping, cheeky folk for a sound that fluctuates between finely-tuned rock and full-band pop,” comments NPR’s Nina Corcoran. “Alejandro Rose-Garcia pulls it off in large part due to his storytelling prowess; these songs would be welcoming, even enthralling, in any style.”
Last month, Shakey Graves performed the unreleased “Cops and Robbers” on NPR’s Night Owl during SXSW in his hometown Austin, TX. Night Owl has since released his live performance of “Counting Sheep“. Both videos are quickly approaching 500,000 views each. On April 7, he performed “Dining Alone” and “Cops and Robbers” on ‘Live From Here with Chris Thile’.
Shakey Graves recently shared the newest track “Mansion Door” by way of Consequence of Sound‘s ‘Origins‘ feature, where he offered some background perspective on the foundation of the song, explaining that the song stylistically stems from his love for mid-late 90’s indie bands. Writer Ben Kaye furthered that sentiment, adding “the nods to Heatmiser and Built to Spill are evident in the song’s journey from the comfortable nighttime mosey of the verses to the ringing, layered vocals of the finale.”
“Mansion Door” is the third song out from Can’t Wake Up, following tracks “Counting Sheep” and “Kids These Days”, shared as The Sleep EP.
Shakey Graves is currently on the start of his headlining tour with sold out shows in Brooklyn, Boston, DC, Philadelphia, Toronto, Chicago and others, climaxing with a show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison (Denver, CO). Festival dates include performances at BottleRock, Sasquatch, Pickathon, and Arroyo Seco Weekend.
For more information and concert tickets, visit shakeygraves.com.
May 8 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre *SOLD OUT
May 9 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel *SOLD OUT
May 10 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater *SOLD OUT
May 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *SOLD OUT
May 12 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom *SOLD OUT
May 13 – Boston, MA – Royale *SOLD OUT
May 15 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club *SOLD OUT
May 16 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club *SOLD OUT
May 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *SOLD OUT
May 19 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall *SOLD OUT
May 20 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre *SOLD OUT
May 21 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 22 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre *SOLD OUT
May 25 – Napa, CA – Bottlerock
May 26 – George, WA – Sasquatch
May 27 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall *SOLD OUT
June 15 – Waco, TX – Brazos Nights Concert Series
June 16 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
June 20 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
June 21 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
June 23 – Pasadena, CA – Arroyo Seco Weekend
June 24 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park *SOLD OUT
June 27 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theater
June 28 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
June 29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
June 30 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
July 31 – Washburn, WI – Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
August 3-5 – Kaslo, BC – Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival
August 4-5 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
August 11 – Regina, SK – Regina Folk Fest
August 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden *with Jose Gonzalez & The Brite Lites, Rayland Baxter*SOLD OUT
August 25 – Missoula, MT – Big Sky Amphitheatre *with Jose Gonzalez & The Brite Lites, Rayland Baxter
August 26 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory *with Jose Gonzalez & The Brite Lites, Rayland Baxter *SOLD OUT
August 27 – Spokane, WA Knitting Factory *with Jose Gonzalez & The Brite Lites, Rayland Baxter
August 28 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *with Jose Gonzalez & The Brite Lites, Rayland Baxter *SOLD OUT
August 30 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre *with Jose Gonzalez & The Brite Lites, Twin Peaks