Combining the massive bottom-end of the mid-90's stoner rock movement (see: Kyuss, High On Fire) with the raw, unbridled force of the current crop of Louisville hardcore bands like Breather Resist and Lords, the quirky edge of classic DC post-punk, and bringing it together with a loose, bluesy attack reminiscent of early Zeppelin, Akimbo is a force to be reckoned with. - Scene Point Blank
A heavy and challenging record that never loses track of the punk rock aesthetic. - Delusions of Adequacy
spit and venom flies from the speakers when you listen to their whiplash combo of Sick of it All–style fury and obscenely heavy riffage inspired by three decades of thrash, stoner sludge, and classic Brit-metal. And that's nothing compared to Akimbo's legendary live show, where you might consider yourself lucky to escape with all limbs and internal organs intact. Forget about your hearing, though. - Seattle Weekly
I was wrong. I said things I shouldn’t have. I was presumptuous; I was hasty. I retract previous comments. None before and none after can be this good. - Punknews.org
The only band that has had to honor of the All Music Guide describing their years of touring shenanigans as having left a “path of destruction in its wake,” Akimbo are back with another hearty ass-kicking that will remain a paramount moment of their recording careers.
Inspired by an infamous and bizarre legacy left from a string of shark attacks which occurred in the Garden State some 92 years ago, Jersey Shores isn’t just metal, hardcore, punk rock, or whatever genre you can boil a band down to. Instead, it is a pure reminder as to why rock and roll was so hated and loathed in when it first arrived. Loud, commotions causing, rebellious, and defiant are just a few words that come to mind.
Recorded over a three week period at Headbanging Kill Your Mama Music in Louisville, KY with Chris Owens (Coliseum, Breather Resist) while the band subsided on a diet of ramen, frozen pizzas and, of course, beer, Jersey Shores isn’t the heavy/loud music that you would steal from the tape deck of your older brother's ’87 Ford Escort.
Not only is it an abrasive assortment of gliding guitar riffs on steroids with guttural growls but it's also a hideous hybrid of doom and noise core that takes no prisoners while its big hairy balls hang out. Make no mistake, history will see Jersey Shores as the moment where Akimbo joined the elder statesmen of all that is loud and untamable in music.
There can be no more suitable home for a band like Akimbo and a record like Jersey Shores than NR, a label representing all that is loud and untamable in music.
Tracklisting for Jersey Shores
2. Bruder Vansant
3. Lester Stillwell
5. Great White Bull
6. Jersey Shores
Jul 26 2008 CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY Seattle, Washington
Aug 16 2008 TOTAL FEST VII - BADLANDER MISSOULA, Montana
Sep 5 2008 MUSIC FEST NW w/ WITCHCRAFT @ ASH ST SALOON PORTLAND, Oregon
Sep 13 2008 LIVE on KEXP 90.3 FM - SONIC REDUCER SEATTLE, Washington
*** Saturday September 27th Record Release / Ten Year Anniversary Show @ King Cobra w/ Harvestman (Steve Von Till of Neurosis) and Helms Alee! ***
Oct 8 2008 HI DIVE DENVER, Colorado
Oct 9 2008 RECORD BAR KANSAS CITY, Missouri
Oct 11 2008 EMO’S AUSTIN, Texas
Oct 13 2008 THE GRAVEL PIT MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas
Oct 14 2008 BOTTLETREE BIRMINGHAM, Alabama
Oct 22 2008 WESLEYAN MIDDLETON, Connecticut
Oct 23 2008 MIDDLE EAST BOSTON, Massachusetts
Oct 24 2008 KNITTING FACTORY - CMJ PANACHE SHOWCASE NEW YORK CITY, New York
Oct 25 2008 TODD P/PANACHE WAREHOUSE PARTY BROOKLYN, New York
Oct 29 2008 EMPTY BOTTLE CHICAGO, Illinois
Oct 30 2008 THE BORG WARD MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin