The Shake Ups
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The Shake Ups

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States | INDIE

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States | INDIE
Band Rock Alternative


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"Warm Fuzzies CD Review"

Warm Fuzzies is a very appropriate title for this release because that’s just what you’ll get when you listen to it. This Indianapolis quartet delivers a lo-fi, power-pop masterpiece that just drips with classic influences such as The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Ramones, Apples in Stereo and Matthew Sweet, just to name a few. Crisp, clean strumming rhythm guitars, catchy leads that slice though the mix, smooth vocals that you can actually understand the words to, tasty drum parts, everything you need for a pitcher full of warm fuzzies. So, invite a few friends over and throw in this disc. You’ll love it and so will they... This really is a breath of fresh air.
-J.R. Oliver, April 2010 - Ear Candy Magazine

"Breathing The Flood CD Review"

Lots of catchy hooks and fresh sounds. Listening to Breathing the Flood, one is subjected to the full force of opaque influences. The Shake Ups take their inspirations and throw 'em all in a blender. The result is something new, something fresh and something all their own.
-Kent Manthie, September 2009 - Reviewer Magazine

"Live Show Review, The Soda Bar"

The Shake Ups thrilled the attentive crowd, shaking the place up with a great set, and exhibiting a professional stage presence. They rocked the house with an extended-play version of their "Monster of the Week"/"Seismic Waves" finale, which garnered a standing ovation from everyone present, including the bar help... A fun band with a fresh indie-pop sound everyone is shouting about.
-P.T. Rothschild, Full Value Review, January 2009 - Full Value Review

"Live Show Review, The Melody Inn"

The hands-down show-stealer of the evening was The Shake Ups. Everyone knew that - even the other bands commented on how great this band was... They're so good, they just might be my new favorite band. Fun, quirky, talented, and they have some of the most brilliant [expletive] songwriting chops that I've seen in quite some time... They put on an awesome live show, and their set sounds ridiculously good to boot. So, go see this band - today, if you can! -Bud Stratford, May 2010
- The Solitary Life Of Blog

"Warm Fuzzies CD Review"

Initial perceptions can be misleading when listening to Warm Fuzzies, the new CD from Indianapolis pop-rock band The Shake Ups. On the surface, cuts such as “Pussycat,” “Cut Me Down” and “Sociopathic Butterfly” are joyful pop songs overflowing with bright melodies and candy-coated harmonies. However, the lyrics tell a different tale. Patrick O’Connor (vocals, guitar) has a penchant for bittersweet songs about dysfunction and confusion, punctuated by blasts of dirty electric guitar, which provide a nice tangy counterpoint to the sweetness. -Don Thrasher, May 2010 - Dayton Daily News


Title: Ringing Endorsement
Format: CD (EP)
Released: May, 2005 (Gelatinous Productions/QuasiDad Recording Company)

Title: A Twist Of Lemon
Format: CD (full-length)
Released: April, 2006 (Gelatinous Productions/QuasiDad Recording Company)

Title: Live! At A Shake Ups Party!
Format: CD (free promo EP)
Released: October, 2007 (Gelatinous Productions)

Title: Breathing The Flood
Format: CD (full-length)
Released: September, 2008 (Gelatinous Productions)

Title: Staring At The Sun Volume 7
Format: CD (various artists compilation)
Released: January, 2009 (Blindspot Records)

Title: Last Everlasting
Format: CD (EP)
Released: July, 2009 (Gelatinous Productions)

Title: International Pop Overthrow Volume 12
Format: CD (various artists compilation)
Released: August, 2009 (Not Lame Records)

Title: Warm Fuzzies
Format: CD (full-length)
Release Date: May, 2010 (Gelatinous Productions)



Formed in early 2005, THE SHAKE UPS are an indie rock and power-pop band based in Indianapolis. The band has split it's five-year tenure between the midwest and west coast, releasing several independent discs alongside projects with Blindspot Records and Not Lame Recordings. (Their latest, 'Warm Fuzzies,' is a collection of "lost" California sessions released in the summer of 2010.) THE SHAKE UPS have performed at the legendary House of Blues in San Diego, and at such high profile events as the International Pop Overthrow Festival and Temecula Summer Music Fest, among others.

THE SHAKE UPS continue to build on their reputation as a primary force in the independent music community.