Shakin' Michael J are east-coast (fuck you!) transplants who now live (a series of strange and random events later) in Seattle Washington, USA.
In the contemporary age of the glossy, waxed and buffed hardcore school, Shakin' Michael J usher in a sonic throwback punching and kicking the genre to its roots.
Sand-gravel vocals, fast guitars, and a soul crushing rhythm section make SMJ ultimate rulers of the Seattle Hardcore Scene (because they actually came from a scene where stabbings, shootings, bloody dancing, and heavy drug use were common).
Shakin' Michael J were kind enough to invite us into their practice space recently. They came off as a band of brothers who could be your best friends or potentially send you to the hospital.
The guys just gave me a brand new track, and this is what they had to say about it...
Artist Statement: The song is called 'Social Eye Sores' by Potbelly. We recorded it live for the upcoming (Potbelly) tribute comp. We changed the lyrics to reflect our east coast punker attitude that has less to do with the "peacock punk" dress up deal. -SMJ
Social Eye Sores by Shakin' Michael J