Shimmering Stars are a 3-piece dream pop act from Vancouver, BC, they recently released a limited edition split 7″ with His Clancyness via up & coming Oslo-based label Splendour, who previously put together an of Montreal/Casiokids release for Record Store Day this year.
Their music attempts a re-drawing & illumination of the subtle darkness inherent in the seemingly wholesome, innocent music of the 1950s & 60s. The result filters older influences like the Everly Brothers, Del Shannon, Phil Spector, & Bo Diddley through a contemporary indie lens. Songs about being in love, not being in love, the painfully modern condition of floating in a state of suspended adolescence – all tinted with the slight self-deprecation of knowing how trite it is to be writing songs about these things at all.
The band began as a recording project in Spring 2010. After stumbling upon some old live footage of the Everly Brothers, frontman Rory McClure holed up in his parent’s garage in Kamloops, British Columbia to record the 1st demos. That first recording environment rendered Shimmering Stars’ distinctly dusty atmospheric sound & established a conscious insertion into the garage music continuum. They released their debut LP on Hardly Art in the US this September.
“Not Growing Up” | download
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