Just two week after its release, THE SHAKEâ€™s debut music video for â€œManic Boogieâ€ has hit 1,000 unique You Tube plays, surpassing the bandâ€™s expectations. Lead guitarist Eliad Shapiro says â€œWe all had high expectations for this video but to hit 1,000 plays in just two weeks is really exciting!â€
The video, brainchild of director Powel Weaver and filmed at Context Studios in Brooklyn, features an artfully conceived and well executed live performance, ultimately yielding a fantastic product. If you want to start the count of the second 1,000 viewers you can watch the video here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=kMaHKNDl9Ak.
The news comes after a well attended label showcase in New York City on October 27. Rumor has it Rolling Stone Magazine and more than one A&R executive was on hand to see THE SHAKEâ€™s throwback rock and roll fun. The Shakeâ€™s performance, as usual, was as sincere as it was energetic and nearly flawless. Lead singer Jon Merkin says of their show: â€œWe want to entertain both our current and prospective fans and for a show like this one, we let it all hang out.â€ The set list was based around the bandâ€™s debut CD Kick It but included tracks from their as-yet untitled upcoming release. The Shake is currently in the studio tracking the rest of the album set for release in spring 2008.
High resolution versions of the music video for â€œManic Boogieâ€ are available upon request. Learn more about the band at www.wearetheshake.com or www.myspace.com/theshakeband.