An Album Review
By Wanda Perkins
SEAKNUCKLE released their album Get Over It on July 11, 2015.
Sprinkled with catchy hooks, dancy pop-riffs and cascading harmonies, Get Over It is the energy packed soundtrack to breaking up with your girlfriend and quitting your day job. The lyrics are at times darkly philosophical, (“everything we love only falls away”), and at other times hopeful, rebellious, naive and romantic. The underlying theme of refusal to settle for anything less than passion and perfection comes through blazingly in the anthem, “Shake Shake Shake,” insisting, “my love won’t be lost inside a cubicle.”
This band’s sound is solid, powered by funky rock beats and lead riffs that are stark and upfront, my favorite of these easily being the intro to “Swamp Monsters.” The songs are complete with screamy psychedelic solos and intricate layers of sound, yet simple enough to retain clarity and the sense that each part is essential. The vocals are impressive to say the least, varying from angry shouting, giving the band claim to their self-described genre of “emotive indie thrash-pop,” to clear, melodic and beautiful.
Get Over It is available for purchase or streaming on bandcamp, but I would recommend picking up a hard copy at their next show. SEAKNUCKLE brings it live.