Generally our Faces of the Week tend to be forward thinking types, looking to push the musical envelope. Sometimes, however, a little bit of what you know can do wonders for you. The Ground Will Shake are unapologetically retro, yet look back not to some of the more obvious decades but to the root of it all. The music and style of the ’40s and ’50s is the band’s key element, paying homage to those heady days while adding modern sensibilities. Produced by The Radiators From Space’s Pete Holidai, their debut album is due this summer.
The Ground Will Shake play State’s Faces of May at the Mercantile on May 3rd.