On Friday 9th Feb, marked the 7th annual “Shakey Graves Day”, cultivated by the city of Austin, TX in celebration of their hometown hero Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves, “the world’s shakiest one-man-wonder.” The day will include a performance and party at Antone’s Nightclub as well as the release of the first two songs from the much anticipated full-length Dualtone Records release Can’t Wake Up, out 4th May.
In addition, the entire Shakey Graves catalogue will be available on Bandcamp for “pay-what-you-want” from Friday, 9th February through Sunday, 11th February. This includes all major releases as well as the 12 previous Shakey Graves Day EPs. Proceeds from concert sales and a portion of the proceeds from any income made on Bandcamp during the 72 hour span will be split between the organizations Health Alliance For Austin Musicians and Southern Poverty Law Center.
In evolution from his 2014 release ‘And The War Came’, and receiving the award for Best Emerging Artist at the 2015 Americana Music Awards, new album ‘Can’t Wake Up’ harnesses a revelatory sound that ascends to new genres for the artist.
“This record is the most I’ve ever intentionally worked on a project, musically speaking, in terms of the scope of it and how much thought went into it,” shares Alejandro Rose-Garcia aka Shakey Graves. “It’s a dense album; there’s a lot of information going on.”
Thirteen new songs venture through reflections and life lessons learned from personal experiences dating as far back as high school. “The beautiful lesson of all this is having to trust yourself, to be willing to start something that you don’t know the outcome of,” he reflects. “Or to lean toward something just because it feels right, even though it may not be what you originally put down on paper. Those are the kind of stories in this record. They’re not so much about specific people, or even myself per se. They’re different shades of every person’s life.”
In addition to the album, Shakey Graves will be heading out on tour in the UK in February, with all dates aready sold out.