MP3 Ms Led - Shake Yourself Awake
a high octane blast of passionate, political energy
10 MP3 Songs
POP: Power Pop, ROCK: Punk
On June 12, 2007, Ms. Led return with their highly-anticipated new album, Shake Yourself Awake. Written over a span of two years in a highly divided political climate, Shake Yourself Awake offers a call to action with unapologetic energy and enthusiasm. During this time, Ms. Led have continued to tour and bring their high-energy live show to the masses while sharing bills with 50 Foot Wave, The Avengers, The Thermals, The Reputation, and The Gossip.
Ms. Led''s first two albums quickly sold out of their first pressings, all the while Ms. Led have maintained their DIY ethic and built a strong following. Shake Yourself Awake contains Lesli Wood''s strongest and most eclectic songwriting to date–varying from the punk rock energy of opening track, "New Agenda", to the 60''s girl group stylings highlighted in "Up to the Old Tricks". Recorded at legendary London Bridge Studio and mixed and mastered by Grammy-winning producer, Kramer, (Urge Overkill, Low, Galaxie 500), Shake Yourself Awake is Ms. Led at their best.
Lesli Wood produces lyrics that are a fearless examination of social issues, personal vulnerability, and empowerment. Along with bassist, Matt Menovcik, guitarist Peg Wood and drummer, Steph Hasselman, Ms. Led have become recognized not only for their political edge but also for their catchy, at times even danceable, songs and their infectious energy and raw emotion. Often referred to as a "must-see live show", the band has developed a dedicated audience known for joining in and singing along. The group has played such prestigious festivals as Bumbershoot, Ladyfest, and the Capitol Hill Block Party. The band continues to tour the U.S. extensively.
Ms. Led''s 2004 album, These Things We Say, is a collection of anthemic power-pop songs with punk rock guts and was produced by Martin Feveyear (Mudhoney, Queens of the Stone Age). These Things We Say was voted one of the Top Overall Albums of 2004 by KEXP listeners (charting higher than Le Tigre, Camera Obscura, and Beastie Boys), reached #8 in the Top Northwest Albums of 2004 and their track, "Stigma" was voted one of the Best Local Singles of the Year by Seattle Weekly.
Ms. Led''s 2002 album, Afternoon in Central Park, garnered rave reviews nationwide–hailed as "an addictive listen from start to finish." (Devil in the Woods) Featuring tracks mixed by Kramer, the record was voted one of the top albums of 2002 by KEXP listeners.