Maggie Says It Again Maggie Says It Again
In 2016, New Jersey band SOMERDALE released it’s third album, Shake it Maggie. Lauded by the Power Pop press as one of the best albums of the year, the record found it’s way to JEM Records president Marty Scott, who immediately sought out and signed the band sending them back into the studio to record new tracks to be included in the label’s re-issue of the album. Now featuring 15 SOMERDALE originals, Maggie Says It Again is insanely catchy, meticulously crafted, and hook-filled.
Based in the heart of Southern New Jersey, SOMERDALE comprises Chuck Penza, vocals, bass guitar and keyboards; JJ Fennimore, vocals and drums and James Caputo, vocals and guitars.
SOMERDALE cleverly combines the introspective songwriting of Badfinger, the frenetic energy of The Who, the gorgeous harmonies of The Beatles and the quirky playfulness of Fountains of Wayne. The album was recorded at Gradwell House Recording in Haddon Heights, NJ, and Gas-N-Go Studios in Bordentown, NJ.
This sort of 70's Medium Wave Territory is something I spend a lot of time listening to and trust me, I know my stuff. I also get to listen to a lot more badly done stuff than good. "Shake It Maggie" has been the biggest surprise for me for a long time. It's fantastic... when I tell you that this is the best thing I've heard in ages, you can trust that remark. "Shake It Maggie" is. It's a superb listen and right up my street. I read that they've released two albums before this, I'm just sorry I missed them, because this album is fantastic. -Don Valentine (I Don't Hear A Single) You couldn’t ask for a better self-referential intro than “Take It From The Top” with all the guitars, harmonies and catchiness. It even acknowledges that power pop is “so out of style, it’s cool” and if you love the classic power pop sound (Badfinger, Raspberries, Cheap Trick) you’ll be hard pressed to find a better example on Shake It Maggie… “Feel The Magic” is a little Bay City Rollers mixed with Slade, full of hand claps and smokin’ harmonies. Another one of my favorites here is “The Coolest Kid in the Room,” sounding like a lost song from teen 90’s movie soundtrack, it’s both sweet and wicked… there is not a note of filler here. Gets a nod as one of the top ten albums for 2016. -Aaron Kupferberg (Powerpopaholic) Suggested tracks for airplay: Say It Again The Coolest Kid in the Room Waiting for You Don’t You Know
SOMERDALE cleverly combines Badfinger, The Who, The Beatles and The Fountains of Wayne to create smart, fun, catchy, 1970s flavored power-pop music.
For Fans Of
Fountains of Wayne, Badfinger, Queen
Maggie Says It Again
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Maggie Says It Again
Digital Audio Longplay