Sheenjek Release Debut LP for Seventh Rule Recordings and Unveil First Single
Portland ORE’s Sheenjek released their debut LP entitled “Unclever” on August 28th, but you can check out the first single now…
“Once you take that dive into the rabbit hole the killer-osity is simply just undeniable knowledge.” says Decibel of the single.
The band Sheenjek started as a simple book club, with wine and cheese and light banter about families and good books. This quickly dissolved, during the first meeting, into a demonstration, or clinic, of self-defense knife handling skills, and joint rolling technique. Booze, weed, books and punching each other, soon lead to a drum solo that lasted 9 nights and became the first ever live performance of the Sheenjek band.
The “unclever” path for the band took longer than expected as the band embarked on their venture of fitting in with other Portland bands with many left turns and constant room clearings. Not metal enough to play metal shows, not punk enough to play punk shows, and not “post” enough to win over any of those shows. Yet being the odd band out in any genre is never a bad thing and in the end the consciousness came. There was indeed no value in fitting in and the band turned up the volumes on their Hiwatts and Marshalls, and started to write the songs they wanted to write. Borrowing from the decades of riffs that had influenced them, Hooks that were ingrained in their DNA, whether they had originated from 80’s TV theme songs, Iommi scriptures, or Post Punk anthems.
“Unclever” was released Digitally and Limited Edition Vinyl via Seventh Rule Recordings. Being built on a reputation for intelligent, abrasive sounds and next-level artwork — “high quality, lovingly packaged, and brutally punishing underground metal” in the words of The Chicago Reader and with releases by the likes of Akimbo, Indian, Author & Punisher, and Wizard Rifle, Seventh Rule has helped define the left field of the metal scene since 2003.
2. Monkey Brains
3. The Light Pours Out Of Me (originally by Magazine)
4. If Not Why Not If So How
5. Lazy Boy