Shook Ones – News Release

Posted by Janet | June 11, 2009


Vinyl Pre-sale Begins Today, Digital Version Available Now Exclusively at

Seattle and Bellingham, WA – Today Paper + Plastick Records announce an exclusive pre-sale of the new SHOOK ONES LP, entitled The Unquotable A.M.H., available exclusively at Following suit with Shook Onesprevious releases on the label, the Shook Ones album is available digitally now and on 12” vinyl on June 15th exclusively from Paper + Plastick directly.

Fans have a few options when pre-ordering the album: Pack 1 includes a vinyl LP and immediate digital download (320 Bitrate); Pack 2 includes a vinyl LP and a limited edition CD; Pack 3 includes a vinyl LP, immediate digital download (320 Bitrate), and a limited edition, hand numbered 12”x12” print of the record cover; Pack 4 includes a vinyl LP, immediate digital download (320 Bitrate) and a t-shirt; Mega Pack includes vinyl LP, immediate digital download (320 Bitrate), t-shirt and hand numbered 12”x12” print of the record cover. The Unquotable A.M.H. is also available digitally as 320 Bitrate files or Lossless FLAC files. Pre-order or purchase digital downloads here:

One of the most anticipated hardcore releases of the year, recently named Shook Ones among the “10 Must Hear Hardcore Bands” in 2009. The band is currently featured in the new issue of Alternative Press magazine, which comments “[Shook Ones] play with a gruff, Chuck Ragan-channeling passion, write songs with guitar tones that Bob Mould might find beautiful and embrace all the tensions of the term “pop-punk” with a Dan Yemin-approved batch of visceral melodies.”

The Unquotable A.M.H. (an inside joke referencing a nerdy 80’s movie heart throb) was recorded with Jackson Justice Long at Two Sticks Audio in Seattle (owned by Death Cab For Cutie drummer Jason McGerr). After a mishap during the mixing stage, Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Botch, Minus The Bear) mixed the album on short notice in only 4 days.

“I feel like the album as a whole, at least in the lyrical sense, is about growth,” explains Shook Ones vocalist Scott Freeman. “Just as Anthony Michael Hall grew from teen nerd into psychic intermediary for the dead to speak to the living (see Dead Zone). OK, maybe not that part, but honestly about the growth part” he says.

The band recently wrapped a tour across Europe, and look to hit the road hard this summer. In the past, Shook Ones have shared the stage with Lifetime, Paint It Black, Ruiner and Sinking Ships, to name a few, and have toured Europe and Japan.

Recently Paper + Plastick Records also just released a brand new Shook ones track (not on the new album), which is on sale for $1 at All proceeds from “Breakfast For Dinner” will be donated to organizations fighting for same-sex couples in California, such as Equality California, the ACLU and Lambda Legal. Vocalist Scott Freeman recently released a statement expressing his thoughts on California’s Proposition 8 decision, which you can read here:

Shook Ones is Freeman, Jimmy Walsh (drums), Bo Stewart (bass), Zach “Funds” Muljat (guitar), Kelly Aiken (guitar).


To request vinyl for review, interviews, photos or more information, contact:
Eddie Horn, Reybee, Inc., 646-214-6000,
Sheehan Parerra, Reybee, Inc., 347-454-9859,

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