As noted by Pitchfork, The Blakes' mix of "swampy guitars, twitchy rhythms, and power-pop vocal harmonies" recall the stinging catchiness of early Who, Kinks, and other spitfire rock bands. Mixed and mastered by Martin Feveyear (Kings of Leon, Crooked Fingers) the "energetic and unmannered romps" of their self-titled record is the stuff of rock and roll dreams. Hailing from Seattle, the early influences of Garnet Keim (guitar, vocals) and Snow Keim (bass, vocals) were Hank Williams and Brian Wilson. The brothers have busked all around North America, writing songs in hostels and motel bathrooms until they finally ended up in Seattle, where they met animalistic, mesmerizing drummer Bob Husak and asked him to join them. The Blakes hit the road non-stop ever since, and in October are releasing an album full of chaotic and sensuous rock and roll like the regional radio hits "Don't Bother Me", "Two Times", and "Streets".