Harlem Shakes

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... read moreLike an American Futureheads, Brooklyn's Harlem Shakes distinguish themselves from the jaded garage and post-punk revival fray through their bright, ebullient vocals. The group, who met in college before shifting to New York, have an open, everyone-sings policy which means every track is enlivened...

Key songs

Carpetbaggers
Harlem Shakes
3:31
Sickos
Harlem Shakes
3:36
Red Right Hands
Harlem Shakes
4:01
Old Flame
Harlem Shakes
4:06
Frontiers
Harlem Shakes
3:03

Biography

Active: 2000s
Country Of origin: United States of America

Brooklyn indie rock quintet Harlem Shakes are singer Lexy Benaim, guitarist Todd Goldstein (who also records solo as Arms), bassist Jose Soegaard, keyboardist Kendrick Strauch, and drummer Brent Katz. Mining a garage rock sound often compared to the Strokes, the group formed in 2003 and was named after the bandmembers' favorite dance move. After playing all over New York City and opening for the Walkmen, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and the Fiery Furnaces, Harlem Shakes finally self-released a debut EP, Burning Birthdays, in February 2007. The record gathered positive reviews and a lot of blog-generated buzz, and earned the band an opening slot on a Deerhoof tour. The band's first full-length album, Technicolor Health, was released in March of 2009 on Gigantic Music. ~ Kenyon Hopkin~ Rovi

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