Today, we’re premiering a brand new (kind of) album from Chicago’s The Throwbacks. The band consists of Chris and his twin brother Josh Marcanti along with drummer Brandon Winger who played in a pop-punk band together during the 2010s. When the group disbanded, the trio decided to continue making music together, but pivot to something completely different. Because Josh and Chris grew up listening to a local Chicago oldies radio station, they shared a deep appreciation for early rock ‘n’ roll. And that’s how the band was born.
Shake My Nerves is the band’s first full-length album and captures their talent of re-imagining classic songs. The Throwbacks’s turn Jerry Lee Lewis’s “Great Balls of Fire” into a straight-ahead battering ram worthy of a Ramones record. Even PG rated songs like The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “I’m a Believer” by The Monkees are transformed into gritty, sweaty mosh pit worthy anthems.
Band member Chris had the following to say about the release:
“We took these songs which have been around for decades, stripped them down to what matters, in some cases wrote all new parts, and performed them in clubs around Chicago for years. The problem was the only people who heard these re-imagined versions were those who were live in the audience. So we decided to record them and let the whole world hear what we could do.”
Stream Shake My Nerves in full below and keep checking back for more from The Throwbacks!