Legendary Shack Shakers

Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers sign to Alternative Tentacles & announce new album…

Alternative Tentacles Recordings have announced that the infamous, explosive Southern wrecking crew Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers are set to release their brand new album, titled The Southern Surreal, on September 11, 2015 via Alternative Tentacles Recordings – the album will be released in CD, LP and Digital formats, and is available for pre-order now.

Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers said of the deal and album release “We’re excited to announce that we’ve signed to Alternative Tentacles to release our new full-length album, The Southern Surreal! The album comes out September 11! Alternative Tentacles is a great home for us, and we’re excited to get to work with our friend and punk legend, Jello Biafra, who runs the label. The Southern Surreal is a 15-track album, featuring the regular Shack Shakers wrecking crew, plus special appearances from Billy Bob Thornton and Duane Denison of Jesus Lizard.

The Southern Surreal! will be the bands first release in five years, the follow up to the masterpiece that is ‘Agridustrial’, the album lands on the their 20th anniversary, and is their Alternative Tentacles debut. In conjunction with the album release, Legendary Shack Shakers will tour across much of the United States and Europe during the late autumn, though at this time only the US dates have been announced.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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