Book of Shred - Straight Up

When you hear a name like Book of Shred, you tend to expect face-melting fretwork, leather pants, heavy pyrotechnics, that sort of stuff. Fortunately for us, this Phoenix, AZ based four-piece come nowhere near that description, instead churning out digestible, relatable, and most importantly catchy pop-rock tunes.

You can't help but think the name Book of Shred was meant to be very tongue-in-cheek, oozing irony at every seam. Unless of course, the term “shred” makes you think of Guster, The Shins, Spoon, and those types of acts, in which case your definition of “shred” might be a bit misguided. Either way, Book of Shred clearly draw a lot of influence from those acts: “Turning Red” for example, feels like it could have come right off of Ganging Up on the Sun.

Book of Shred released their debut record Nobody's Home this past April, and has some standout tracks that really catch your ear. It's definitely a cohesive record, and well worth checking out, which you can do on their Bandcamp page. Book of Shred have also provided a video for their song “Straight Up”, directed by Garrett Cook. It mostly features the guys dressed up in cheesy workout attire, dancing around and playing the tune. If that sounds interesting to you, check it out below. And when you're done, you can go like Book of Shred on the book of face. Happy listening!

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lollipoplucy24

I have this image in my head now

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Sep 21, 2014
drunkenwerewolf

Hahaha! I have a friend who actually dances like that in real life, it's amazing.

Sep 24, 2014
Tcolyer

Ha! Surely its the only way to dance?

Oct 12, 2014
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