Wednesday, June 15, 2011
New Discovery: Shimmering Stars
I can call this garage rock without fear of complete contradiction, because the music was born of Rory McClure's initial recording in his parents' garage in Kamloops, British Columbia. However, apparently the impetus for young Rory's endeavors was the discovery of some old Everly Brothers tapes, and a listen to the following Shimmering Stars' songs highlights the Everly influence. Here is a stream of a self titled LP they released in 2010. The first song is available for free download.
The band consists of Rory McClure, Andrew Dergousoff, and Brent Sasaki (some descriptions call them a four piece, but the label only lists three members), and they are based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They recently signed to Hardly Art Records, which will release the band's LP, Violent Hearts, in the fall (the European release will be on Almost Musique). The music is classic melodies and harmonies with a fair amount of shimmer and reverb.
Update: Here is a video for the song "I'm Gonna Try":
Artist link at Hardly Art Records