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| Harlem Shakes


Brooklyn indie rock quintet Harlem Shakes are singer Lexy Benaim, guitarist Todd Goldstein (who also records solo as Arms), bassist Jose Soegaard, keyboardist Kendrick Strauch, and drummer Brent Katz. Mining a garage rock sound often compared to the Strokes, the group formed in 2003 and was named after the bandmembers' favorite dance move. After playing all over New York City and opening for the Walkmen, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and the Fiery Furnaces, Harlem Shakes finally self-released a debut EP, Burning Birthdays, in February 2007. The record gathered positive reviews and a lot of blog-generated buzz, and earned the band an opening slot on a Deerhoof tour. The band's first full-length album, Technicolor Health, was released in March of 2009 on Gigantic Music. ~ Kenyon Hopkin, Rovi