Indie/Electro/Garage Rock (Bowling Green, Ky.)
“Jack White and David Bowie got together over a dinner of boiled goose (prepared by Julian Casablancas) and asked that fate bring Aaron Clark, Michael Dean, Michael Thomas, and Jerry Kessinger together in order to create the indie-dance-pop tunes that so many folks are pining for these days.” Whichever member of Indie Rock band The Black Shades came up with this version of the band’s origins should contact us immediately because that’s exactly the kind of mind we need writing our “You’ll Dig It...” descriptions (see below). Spawned from the shockingly fertile Bowling Green music scene (which gave Cage the Elephant to the world), the Shades’ future looks so bright (major college/indie radio play, festival and other live dates across North America, etc.) they gotta wear, uh, shades.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: The Strokes, The Von Bondies, The Hives (see above). (Mike Breen, CityBeat)