Branzino is bassist Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, Blackstar), drummer JJ Johnson (Gary Clark Jr), and songwriter Jason Robert Blum (Glorietta). Tim and JJ also formed their incredible musical bond as the rhythm section of the Tedeschi Trucks band for many years.During the pandemic, Branzino teamed up with producer / engineer, Jason Kingsland at Arlyn Studios in Austin and embarked on an album that is both nostalgic for 90's rock and roll and contemporary at the same time. Arlyn Studios & Antone’s Nightclub owner Will Bridges calls Blum's lyrical writing somewhere between Kurt Cobain and John Prine, while the music travels a rich landscape of time and space, both familiar and exploratory
From the corners of Austin’s music scene, Shooks uses post-punk grit to push the boundaries of pop. With warming psychedelic textures and noise driven undertones, Shooks oscillates between the familiar and experimental to shape their unique sound.