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"THE SHAME IDOLS "ROCKETCAT""

With a penchant for flawless pop melodies, hard-driving guitars, inventive harmonies,rhythmic piano grooves, & skin-tight backing tracks, rock quartet the Shame Idols come across as a magic amalgam of such great old & new bands as the Ramones, XTC, and Ben Folds Five. Highlights of an album produced by Seattle scene-maker Conrad Uno include the fast-and-furious "Endora," the irresistibly poppy "Ubermensch," harmony-rich "Picture of a Clown," the catchy title track, and the equally compelling "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang." An album with ample possibilities for college, commercial modern rock, & hard-edged pop stations. - BILLBOARD


"Shame Idols Rocketcat"

Alabama-based power-pop/ punk combo unleashes at least three bona-fide classic tunes: "Ubermensch" has an infectious chorus that kills: "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" rides along a mindshredding guitar line: If I Fell(In Love With You)" may very well be one of the coolest post- Herman's Hermits dumb pop songs ever. The rest ain't bad either.(Fine cover by Jaime Hernandez, too.) - Pulse


"Earplugs"

Across the Atlantic The Shame Idols latest release "RocketCat" is currently the number 1 most requested disc on a radio show in Barcelona. It's one of the best things I've heard out of anybody in the last 10 years, and frankly, it'll be a crimeif local stations don't play it at time slots other than 60 minute local band features. - Fun & Stuff


"SHAME IDOLS "I GOT TIME"

he Shame Idols have got everything going their way. First, they were discovered by the Young Fresh Fellows, plucked from their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama and sent to Seattle where they are thrown into the studio with Conrad Uno (Mudhoney and Young Fresh Fellows producer). Then they sign a cozy deal with Frontier, and the cherry on top of their mountainous, have-it- your-goddamn-way sundae is they get Love & Rockets artist Jaime Hernandez to do their cover art. Either these guys lead charmed lives, or they've got the kind of connections that can only be spoken about in hushed tones in dark places.

What's worse is they've got the music to back up all this wonderfulness that's been heaped upon them. They deserve everything they got, because I Got Time is one smoking set of punk-fueled pop. The opening avalanche of drums and slashing chords in "Superman" immediately brings to mind a friendly meeting of the Ramones, the Fluid, and Cheap Trick. The verses are almost as hook-laden as their choruses and they work enough variety (a bit of psychedelia, lots of humor) into the tunes to keep the 15 tracks from becoming a blur.

It's hard not to be a little suspicious of something that seems so perfect. Even the production is spotless. Still, it's easy enough just to lose yourself in all of the great hip-shakin' tunes and forget that this is the best combination of pop and punk you're likely to hear anytime soon.

--Adem Tepedelen-All Music Guide - ALL MUSIC GUIDE


Discography

"I Got Time" (Frontier Records)
"Rocket Cat"(Frontier Records)
"The Light is Always on" (Bushido Records LTD.)
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The Shame Idols have got everything going their way. First, they were discovered by the Young Fresh Fellows, plucked from their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama and sent to Seattle where they are thrown into the studio with Conrad Uno (Mudhoney and Young Fresh Fellows producer). Then they sign a cozy deal with Frontier, and the cherry on top of their mountainous, have-it-your-way sundae is they get Love & Rockets artist Jaime Hernandez to do their cover art. Either these guys lead charmed lives, or they've got the kind of connections that can only be spoken about in hushed tones in dark places.

What's worse is they've got the music to back up all this wonderfulness that's been heaped upon them. They deserve everything they got, because I Got Time is one smoking set of punk-fueled pop. The opening avalanche of drums and slashing chords in "Superman" immediately brings to mind a friendly meeting of the Ramones, the Fluid, and Cheap Trick. The verses are almost as hook-laden as their choruses and they work enough variety (a bit of psychedelia, lots of humor) into the tunes to keep the 15 tracks from becoming a blur.

It's hard not to be a little suspicious of something that seems so perfect. Even the production is spotless. Still, it's easy enough just to lose yourself in all of the great hip-shakin' tunes and forget that this is the best combination of pop and punk you're likely to hear anytime soon.

--Adem Templeton-All Music Guide
The Shame Idols have a new release out 1/2008 "The Light is Always on" available now @ iTunes, CD Baby, Snocap etc.