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The Safes
The Safes are the O'Malley brothers, Frankie, Michael, and Patrick. Growing up, these sons of Irish immigrants were surrounded by music. Their father Frank O'Malley, a working musician, record collector and all-around music lover, filled the house with live sounds, great records, and an array of musical instruments. His boys developed a similar love; if it had energy, conviction, and a killer hook, the O'Malleys could dig it. The passion that evolved as fans carried over as they began playing the music they loved. Having played in bands together and apart since they were kids, The Safes developed the sort of unique chemistry that comes when talented siblings form a band (think Kinks, Beach Boys, CCR). This chemistry fuels The Safes' records as well as their live shows. The Safes' style is pure rock' n'roll fire with lyrics that cut. Time and time again, The Safes' songs deliver first-listen hooks, smart lyrics, and clever arrangements. The Safes' sound is sizzling pop and rock that's sugar sweet on the outside and snarling conviction on the inside-they're pop tunesmiths who play with punk rock intensity. Family Jewels & Boogie Woogie Rumble have garnered glowing reviews internationally and featured interviews in the likes of Maximum Rock'n'Roll, Innerview, Void & Action (Japan), Love Chicago leading to comparisons to The Beatles, The Clash, Cheap Trick, and The Replacements, along with a host of other bands. Those releases have also led to extensive airplay and live performances on college and community radio stations across the US such as WFMU, WLUW, KHDX, WMBR, among hundreds of others. Advanced tracks from The Safes upcoming full-length were recently described by the Chicago Reader as "a tightness that reminds me of Cheap Trick, with a trim, post-Buzzcocks sense of how to make hooks hurt- the riff of "Since Trust Went Bust" moves with a grim determination, as if it were marching through the Loop's skyscraper canyons during a windstorm." The Safes have recorded with engineers ranging from Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Dirtbombs) to Keith Cleversly (Flaming Lips, Hum) to Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Secret Machines, Iron & Wine). And though they're a new band, they have a lot of experience, experience that's translated into the band's reputation as a great live act. They've shared the stage with bands as diverse as with The Datsuns, Mooney Suzuki, Von Bondies, Detroit Cobras, The Black Keys, The Toasters, The Sights, The Makers, and Soledad Brothers among many others. Knowing there's no substitute for playing before a live audience, The Safes live and love to play shows. They have toured coast to coast in America in addition to their regular gigs throughout the Midwest. So, make sure you check out The Safes when they tear through your town!

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