Half of the thick, crispy, 12-song package of up-tempo muck from SC/AB was recorded at El Cajon's EARTHLING STUDIOS with MIKE KAMOO (The Heartaches, Lady Dottie & The Diamonds, The Schizophonics, The Loons); the other half at Seattle's SOUNDHOUSE STUDIOS with JACK ENDINO (Gas Huffer, The Sonics, Flipper, Mudhoney). Yes, there's reverb, there's fuzz, and there's youthful angst -- three elements that seem to be nothing short of "predictable" when describing any sorta modern "garage" band. But SC/AB packs much more than your average Ty Segall-worshipping, "hey, surf guitar sounds neat-o" ensemble. In fact, you won't be able to make it more than a few measures into any track without noticing the matchless drumming of TRACIE LOO. Loo, The Queen of the Trash-Beat™, mashes jazz, surf, punk and natural disaster to create a unique platform in each setting. Fans of the Eric Davidson-coined term "gunk punk" (The Oblivians, Hot Snakes, The Fall-Outs, Mono Men, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, etc) will have their hunger satisfied.
released August 12, 2016
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID:
"Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band are a ridiculously fun, brilliantly dopey Seattle trio that plays the kind of soulful, earnest and upbeat choogle-punk that, while timeless, will forever remind us of that night we lost a shoe in the mosh pit of a Jon Spencer Blues Explosion concert circa 1996." - CityArts Magazine
"Southern blues-punk outta the Pacific Northwest, specifically Seattle. Less swampy than, say, The Gun Club, theirs is a sound that nonetheless revels in the sleazy voodoo underbelly that fuels rock ’n’ roll’s dark soul. This is tricky terra to tread, but they do so with a nice balance of revelry and reverence." - Razorcake
"There's a good mish mash of rock and roll styles throughout the course of [Don't Shake] ... Some songs have a straight forward noisy garage sound like 'S.L.V.M' or 'Invisible Blues.' Then you have others that lean more toward a borderline boogie feel such as 'Charades at the Condo.' There's even some cool surf moments like the instrumental 'Sticky D's.'" - I Buy Way Too Many Records Dot Com
"Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band have the riffy Rock struttin’ swagger of the Stooges / Radio Birdman, the upbeat energy of the Devil Dogs and the anthemic Punk Rock finesse of the Dead Boys. Their songs are an unpretentious celebrations of all the classic rock & roll staples: booze, girls n fun and they’re definately firing on all four cylinders here." - Dead Beat Records