Like the calm before a summer storm, “Late July” begins tentatively with some slow plucky guitar, but soon the tempo picks up and the song swells into a whirlwind of chunky guitar and tambourine. Before long the thunder rolls in and the growl and wolf-like yowl of Rose-Garcia rips through the instrumentals, culminating in a riotous, toe-tapping tempest.
The alias Shakey Graves was allegedly bestowed upon Alejandro Rose-Garcia at a late night campfire gathering by some creative friends. Shakey Graves hails from Austin, TX, and the one-man band has caused such a sensation there that there is a city-wide “Shakey Graves Day”. Check out the video below for a sneak preview of the raw, unharnessed energy that Shakey Graves brings to his live performances.