Shakey Graves releases new songs, discounts catalog for Shakey Graves Day

Seven years ago, the City of Austin declared February 9 “Shakey Graves Day,” and the artist also known as Alejandro Rose-Garcia is still celebrating.

Shakey Graves performs during the All ATX concert at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

This year, Garcia has released two songs from his upcoming album “Can’t Wake Up” under the title, “the Sleep EP.” He has also made his entire catalog available at a pay-what-you-want rate on Bandcamp for the next 72 hours.

During that time span, he will be donating proceeds from concert sales for his upcoming cross-country tour, and half of all album sales to two charities: the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The new album finds Garcia moving in a new sonic direction. The sincere lyricism is still there, but with this release, he ditches his signature acoustic sound beds for a sweeping psych pop pallet.

Garcia will play a special intimate show tonight at Antone’s to celebrate. Ticket to the show were distributed through an online lottery earlier this week.

Check out Garcia’s new releases here:


Author: Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith has been hanging out in dimly lit corners of the city soaking in the music scene for almost 20 years. Twitter: @deborific

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