Spike Slawson has 2 albums coming out very soon! The first is the brand new Me First And The Gimme Gimmes album covering all divas out May 13th. The other is from his new cover band Uke-Hunt, which will be out June 10th on Fat Wreck Chords. Uke-Hunt already has a 2 song 7 inch/digital download out now for The Prettiest Star/Ben so that will give you a taste of what’s to come. Anytime Spike is covering love ballads and non-punk songs, I’m a happy guy!
If you’re in the San Francisco area on May 13th, check out the band at Thee Parkside! Let’s hope Spike and the band tours the East Coast soon!
Remember when we mentioned an upcoming full-length album from UKE-HUNT back when we announced their debut 7″, The Prettiest Star? Sure you do. Well, as always, we’re making good on our word. On June 10th, we’ll release Uke-Hunt, ten revitalized renditions of Spike Slawson’s favorite songs. The vibe of the album is unique, built on the backbone of Spike’s smooth vocals and ukulele strumming, and filled out with a bevy of layered instrumentation (one word: glockenspiel). The track listing reads like the ultimate mix tape. Such classic songs as Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” or “Rainy Days and Mondays” by the Carpenters are completely reworked with a memorable, lounge/soul vibe that will have you relaxing with your favorite cocktail in hand. It is just the right amount of quirk and talent that makes these covers truly UKE-HUNT’s. Stay tuned for tour dates. In the meantime, if you’re lucky enough to live in the bay area you can catch them live at Thee Parkside on May 13th!
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See Uke-Hunt in action: