Recorded at Elliot Smith’s old studio New Monkey, “Shake” is a quintessentially West Coast take on classic garage-surf.
Jet Trash make high-energy, back-to-basics rock and roll that explores three main areas: volume, simplicity, and joy. In the eloquent words of singer and guitarist Paul Kemp ““There are no synths, no drum machines, no slick production and no bullshit” leaving one to assume that the trappings of modernity have evaded the band who still feel firmly entrenched in the ideals of ‘60s garage rock music.
On “Shake” Jet Trash channel the lo-fi anthemia of contemporaries Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall and Bass Drum of Death whilst adhering to the no nonsense approach of The Sonics and Dick Dale. Some elements of American culture are still alive and well it seems.