Wake up is a four piece rock band from Lake Worth, Florida. Their debut 7", 'Forever Home', is a three song collection of hook driven, feedback fraught alternative rock songs that pay homage to 90's guitar giants without resorting to the "grunge revival" to make their mark. The release is their first on West Palm Beach's Decades Records (an au courant boutique label under the umbrella of the Frenchkiss Label Group) but you won't find any references to sand or surf here.
On 'Forever Home', wake up nod at patriarchs like Stephen Malkumus and Doug Martsch along their way, but this distinctive blend of memorable melodies and guitar work that doesn't quit is decidedly their own. As Alex Rendon of the the Miami New Times put it, "wake up hones in on a chiming, hook-laden guitar-pop sound that will have savvy listeners thinking the group is a lesser-known act off influential New Zealand label Flying Nun Records. The wistful melody sounds like mellower moments from Pavement records, and Mui's slight crackle on his delivery calls to mind Dinosaur Jr.' J Mascis' early days."
With Surfer Blood:
02.16 - Orlando, FL - Back Booth
02.17 - Gainesville, FL - High Dive
02.18 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Rehab
02.19 - West Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
02.21 - Kingston, NY - BSP Lounge
02.23 - Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen
02.24 - Providence, RI - The Met
02.25 - Hamden, CT - The Space
02.26 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
02.27 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint
03.01 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
03.02 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
03.03 - Richmond, VA - Camel
03.04 - Greensboro, NC - Blind Tiger
03.05 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
'Forever Home' 7" Tracklisting
01. Forever Home
02. Asleep For Days
03. Bad Days
04. Again (Digital Only)
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