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"Make Every Night Friday Nite in America!"

The now-defunct Shags released a series of power-pop EPs in their native New Jersey that made them one of the hottest live acts in the Delaware valley concert circuit.

Though the band has undergone a rebirth under a new name (Somerdale), all of the hooks, licks and tricks of their former identity are still present in this 'debut' full length LP.

This is the type of album that deserves the to be on any Rock and Roll scholar's record shelf. It's a shame Compact Disc is the only format available, as "Friday Nite in America" simply SCREAMS for a 180 gram vinyl pressing.

Consider that our highest compliment, as these guys borrow some chops from the classics of the genre, instead of cashing in on the latest trendy craze.

Check it out if you want some music that makes you feel good, instead of feeling depressed. Our highest recommendation!

5 Stars - Scott Semet - The Atlantic City Press

"You Get the Idea!"

Debut full-length by this New Jersey 3-piece formerly known as The Shags! "Old school power pop done with new school spirit and verve. Definitely a band to watch out for!" - David Bash

They’ve toughened up their sound and have maintained their sweet vocal harmonies! They take you on their personally guided “musical history tour” of guitar pop (that exhibits a plethora of influences – The Beatles, Elliott Smith, The Rubinoos, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Raspberries, Free, and Artful Dodger immediately come to mind) that begins with “FM Liberation” delivered with “Street Fighting Man”-like power chords, Keith Moon-like drumming, and John Entwhistle-like bass lines! “She Reminds Me” combines “All Right Now” riff crunch with sugar sweet “ooh and aah harmonies! “Oh Nicole” could be an Artful Dodger outtake! “Gravity” is Raspberries-like! You get the idea! - Kool Kat Records


Friday Nite in America - cd - 2005 release.



SOMERDALE formed with a simple mission: to produce insanely catchy, head-bobbing, foot-stomping, fist-pumping, hook-laden, sing-a-long tunes.