Brooklyn-based Ikebe Shakedown releases their self-titled album today. The rich sound of this seven-piece band borrows elements from "cinematic soul, afro-funk, deep disco, and boogaloo." The album is their first on the esteemed record label Ubiquity, and represents an important part in their journey as a group: "Our sound has grown to incorporate our influences without overtly representing any one in particular. It just sounds like us," says bassist Vince Chiarito.
Enter Giant Step's contest for a chance to win the album on CD or LP vinyl plus a t-shirt, and check out Ikebe (pronounced "ee-KAY-bay") at Southpaw in Brooklyn this Thursday, June 9th for the record release party.
Additional Tour Dates
June 10 - The Camel, Richmond, VA
June 11 - Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
July 1 - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
July 2 - Keegan Ales, Kingston, NY
NYC Record Release Party at Southpaw, Brooklyn (June 9):