“Catchy, danceable, stick-in-your head songs courtesy of this energetic (originally from) Brooklyn band. The harmonies and minor chord shifts are sweet, and compare well to Weezer, with gorgeous three part harmonies. The songwriting is strong on “Please Lucia!” with its Beatles meets doo-wop style that compares well with Teenage Fanclub. I was very impressed!” —Powerpopaholic.com
Shakedown At The Majestic was formed in New York City by guitarist Chris Vermillion and drummer Taylor Nimtz. They have become well known in the power pop underground and for bringing fun, energetic, superbly played performances to the music scene. Jonathan Vermillion (Chris’s brother) also plays guitar in the band, and after they moved out to Seattle, they added Rob Moura on bass.
“In Control” *
“Give It Up”
“Idiot or Liar”**-Key tracksTheir debut, self-titled EP was produced by legendary recording innovator and Stranger genius Steve Fisk (Nirvana,The Posies, Screaming Trees) for release Friday, November 6, 2015.
Shakedown At The Majestic’s name evokes the bamalama and bomp of British Invasion bands, as well as fueled-up garage groups from a few years out and beyond. The signature style of singles like “Run For Your Life” and “In Control” feature tightly woven harmonies and interweaving vocal melodies, drawing from rock and pop’s early years but delivering something altogether unique.
Since moving to the West Coast, SATM has headlined at the Lo-Fi and rocked the legendary Sunset as well as played the International Pop Overthrow here in Seattle; performed at the Vancouver International Pop Overthrow on Labor Day weekend; and The Viper Room in West Hollywood.