Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Our exclusive Mus-o-meter registers Wakey!Wakey!

The music of Wakey!Wakey! music can be heard from Mercury Lounge to a CW television show, with raves from Spin to USA Today — which says a lot about the band’s widespread appeal. Mike Grubbs fronts the operation - which plays Brooklyn Bowl this Friday - both on keys and vocals, both of which tend toward the theatrical. But to get a true sense of what the band’s all about, we leave that up to the math of our exclusive Mus-o-meter.

Take the building crescendos and power vocals of Muse’s 2003 break-through album “Absolution.” Then add …

The piano-driven pop of Ben Folds Five’s 1997 sophomore album “Whatever and Ever Amen.” Then add …

The sing-along charm of the Fray’s 2005 debut “How to Save a Life.” The result?

Wakey!Wakey!’s first studio album “Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said the Last Time I Saw You…”


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