Shake it Maggie

by SOMERDALE

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The FDR Label is proud to announce the release of the long-awaited new SOMERDALE album "Shake it Maggie."

SOMERDALE’s third full length album features 11 insanely catchy, meticulously crafted, hook-filled, sing-a-long tunes.

Based in the heart of Southern New Jersey, 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, and ends up with what you might expect - a very fun, very catchy, slice of well-crafted 70s-tinged pop music.

"Shake it Maggie" is receiving great international reviews:

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)

Somerdale's new album opens with ethereal harmonies that gives me chills of excitement. Classic power pop songs that follow are so much fun!
-Lazlo (BlowUpRadio)

Nothing like good, old-fashioned, no frills Power Pop to turn that frown upside down! Kudos guys! You’re truly Jersey Strong! Can’t say enough about this one! GREAT!!
-Ray Gianchetti (Kool Kat Musik)

SOMERDALE’s 2011 release Brighter Than Before received rave reviews.

Right away you get the feeling Somerdale spent a lot of time with old school power pop and rock records…. The opening track “That’s Over Now” sounds like it fell off a classic Raspberries album. … You gotta love the beautiful opening chords and harmonies on “Sugar Valley, CA” as the chorus recalls The Byrds and Sloan. The guitar gets even heavier … on “We Are All Together.” It brings to mind KISS minus the makeup and with an even catchier chorus.
-Powerpopaholic

An engaging blend of Bubblegum, Garage Rock, a hint of Psychedelia, and Power Pop. Penza's voice is as sweet as ever, and as songwriters, they continue to turn out clever, catchy, hummable melodies. This disc belongs in the home of everyone who cares about power pop. The harmonies and the arrangements still kill!
-Max Humphries

Suggested tracks for review and airplay:
10)The Coolest Kid in the Room
5)Bigger Than the Universe
7)Feel the Magic

credits

released July 5, 2016

James Caputo - vocals and guitars
JJ Fennimore - drums and backing vocals
Chuck Penza - vocals, bass guitar and keyboards

"Shake it Maggie" was recorded at Gradwell House Recording in Haddon Heights, NJ, and Gas-N-Go Studios in Bordentown, NJ.

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FDR Label Chesterfield, New Jersey

FDR Label is the small NJ indie label with the big power pop heart. Formed in 1996, FDR Label is known for wildly popular tribute CDs to the Replacements, The Who, and the 80s movie tribute, High School Reunion.

Releases have featured Guided By Voices, Frank Black, Matthew Sweet, Pat Dinizio, The Bigger Lovers, Bastards of Melody, The Successful Failures, the Dipsomaniacs, Taggart, and many more.
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Track Name: Take It From The Top
Take it from the Top
Do it one more time
Let's get ready to rock
A dynamite rewind

The radio plays
We're making a big mistake
Too late
Let's Take it from the Top

Take it from the Top
Breaking all the rules
Shake it like power pop
So out of style it's cool

The radio plays
We're making a big mistake
Too late
Let's Take it from the Top
Track Name: Waiting For You
Crazy
I'm going crazy
Waking up on the wrong side of the bed
Every day of the week
Maybe
Something will change me
Something will turn me around like a merry go round
In the summer breeze

Kicking around in this beat up town
I was born and raised
Waiting ... for something new
Ear to the ground for a brand new sound
But I keep hearing same old same
Guess I've been Waiting for You

Lazy
Lazy and hazy
Taking up space breaking every promise I make
Shake me
Rearrange me
Make me clean like a new pair of jeans
In the washing machine

Kicking around in this beat up town
I was born and raised
Waiting ... for something new
Ear to the ground for a brand new sound
But I keep hearing same old same
Guess I've been Waiting for You

Kicking around
Waiting for You
Ear to the ground
Waiting for You
Track Name: The News
Waking up to a brand new day
I'm wide awake
Pick up the Sunday Paper, hey
It's just another day
Read the same old death and fear
Again, again ad nauseum
Anxiety is now my daily friend

What can I do with The News
What can I do with The News
It's all around
It will bring you down
What can I do with The News

Screaming faces without a fact or clue
Do, do, do
Lining up with calls of war and flu
Goo, goo, goo, joob
Make the same old mistakes again
Again, again ad nauseum
Give in to the spiral that stops my shoes

What can I do with The News
What can I do with The News
It's all around
It will bring you down
What can I do with The News

It's all the same
To blame and shame
It's all the same
It's all
Track Name: Shake It Maggie
Number two pencil behind her ear
Wiping this counter for 24 years
Picking up change she’s never gonna save
Neon light in the window flashing
Mountain Dew midnights, now she’s crashing
Waiting at a SEPTA station, losing her patience

Maybe she needs a break. Baby her back is breaking
Taking it day by day, Maggie Macramé
Maybe she needs a break. Baby her back is breaking
Faking it day by day, Maggie that’s the way

Freckled arms folded across her chest
Trying her best not to look depressed
Fixing her makeup. This menu’s a mess
Pops two Advils. Pillows the pain
Keeps on serving up bacon and eggs
These customers are all beginning to look the same

Shake it Maggie!
Track Name: Bigger Than The Universe
You had better things to do
And better things to care about
Stay, don’t turn and walk away
I’m feeling you within without

Don’t leave me twisting in the breeze
Saying that we’re history
You’re the melody
In my symphony

Start by opening your heart
It’s Bigger than the Universe
Bad, I thought I had it bad
It really couldn’t get no worse

Don’t leave me twisting in the breeze
Saying that we’re history
You’re the melody
In my symphony

No, I don’t want you to go
Never see your face again
I’m never gonna make that mistake again
Track Name: Excuse Me
Excuse Me
Why you confuse me
You're gonna lose me
If you keep pushing me away
Excuse Me
That look doesn't move me
Don't try to prove me wrong
Just love me the rest of the way

Something blew the two of us together
Something seemed familiar right from the start
Something drew the two of us together
Maybe I miss the mark
Baby I swear, nothing will tear us apart

Excuse Me
Why did you choose me
I thought you knew me
Better than anyone else
Excuse Me
Why you so bluesy
Why don't you tune me up
Play me the way I can help

Something blew the two of us together
Something seemed familiar right from the start
Something drew the two of us together
Maybe I miss the mark
Baby I swear, nothing will tear us apart
Track Name: Feel The Magic
Six minutes.
Hello. Nice to meet you.
Two months later an unexpected collision.
Lightning strikes. Sometimes we feel the thunder.
Here together, thanks to the Great Magician

Don’t you Feel the Magic when I touch you?
Don’t you Feel the Magic when we kiss?
Don’t you Feel the Magic when I hold you in my arms?
Don’t you feel this magic thing called love?

Lately, doubting our situation.
C’mon now, baby you know me too well.
Right now, I wish I were Harry Houdini.
Snap these fingers and place you under my spell.

Don’t you Feel the Magic when I touch you?
Don’t you Feel the Magic when we kiss?
Don’t you Feel the Magic when I hold you in my arms?
Don’t you feel this magic thing called love?

Love
Don't you feel it
Everything is love
Track Name: She's Leaving California
Wendy was born alone and wild
Playing in the city by the Bay
Twenty-two years, she’s been living here
West Coast Baby, she’s leaving on a plane.

Wendy’s wearing an old red raincoat.
Walking around in the rain
Say goodbye to California.
Nothing’s gonna be the same.
She's Leaving California

Packing her bags in the morning
Wendy, this feels just like a dream.
Leaving her life on the runway
New York City. She thinks it’s gonna be easy.

Wendy’s wearing an old red raincoat.
Walking around in the rain
Say goodbye to California.
Nothing’s gonna be the same.
She's Leaving California

And it breaks my heart to see her
Playing this silly game
No umbrella just standing in the pouring rain
The life we built together
Is like a broken picture frame
Wendy, why’d you lie
And tell me nothing’s ever gonna change

Wendy’s wearing an old red raincoat.
Walking around in the rain
Say goodbye to California.
Nothing’s gonna be the same.
She’s Leaving California
Track Name: The Coolest Kid In The Room
I forget the day we met
He blew in from a place out West
That flaming angel tattoo on his arm
Chewing gum and skipping classes
Leather jackets, cheap sunglasses
Burning bright and turning on his charm

Like a butterfly, come to life, he's beautiful
High school graduation coming soon
Raise a glass, welcome to the party
My new best friend
The Coolest Kid in the Room

Motor rollin' all over town
I knew he'd never let me down
His legend grew beyond imagination
Two of us and no one else
I'd hear him talking to himself
His eyes were closed, deep in meditation

Like a butterfly, come to life, he's beautiful
High school graduation coming soon
Raise a glass, welcome to the party
My new best friend
The Coolest Kid in the Room

Disappointment on my face
I heard a crack, I saw him break
He'd never be as bad as Miles Davis
Now I regret the day we met
Those memories we'd never forget
Dissolved like fallen snow when it hits the window

Like a butterfly, come to life, he's beautiful
High school graduation coming soon
Raise a glass, welcome to the party
My new best friend
The Coolest Kid in the Room
Track Name: Puddles Of Me
I was walking down the street today
Looking lost and locked in a daze
Saw a girl from the other way
Didn't know she was looking my way

Felt a drop now it's starting to rain
Looking up at the sky it's so gray
We can splash in the Puddles of Me
Reflections cast that I don't want to see

Then we'll line 'em up
And we'll knock 'em down
While we're hanging out
In this old town
Track Name: Take It From The Top - Reprise
The radio plays
We're making a big mistake
Too late
Let's Take it from the Top