The Blakes Spin.com Artist of the Day!

Yup, you read that right. Our very own, newest of new signees, The Blakes have been picked by Spin.com as their Artist of the Day, a prestigious honor previously bestowed on great bands like The Pharmacy and No Age.

A quote from Spin.com, ahem:

‘Soak the Kinks in cheap booze, reignite the Stooges’ strut and add some modern Strokes of ambition, and you have the Blakes. The jagged and glassy-eyed “Two Times” (written in seven minutes) peaks with an enraptured chant of “Shake shake shake,” while the polished “Don’t Bother Me” elevates on a fluid glide aboard an invisible jet. The Blakes play gritty-yet-hazy rock music, a throwback to a more vagabond era.’

With all this buzz building, The Blakes show at Bumbershoot (Sound Transit Stage, Monday September 3rd) is going to be cuh-razy. Seriously, like a strait jacket.