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Shimmering Stars

Pop

Vancouver BC CANADA

1857

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Shimmering Stars is a three piece dream pop act from British Columbia, Canada. It is a reinterpretation of the music of the late 1950s and 1960s, with a distinctly modern twist. Older influences like the Everly Brothers, Del Shannon, Phil Spector, and Bo Diddley are channelled through a contemporary indie lens. The band is the product of a life-long love affair with the music of the 1950s/60s and indie pop of the last 20 years ' bands like The Pixies and Yo La Tengo. In a lot of the music of the late 1950s and 1960s there is a darkness just below the surface, though at first glance the songs appear to be wholesome and innocent. Shimmering Stars is an effort to bring out some of these darker elements. The songs are inspired by the manic conditions of modern life. They are about young adults wanting to grow up but not knowing how, falling in and out of love, and being stuck in a state of indefinite adolescence. Shimmering Stars create timeless pop songs, drenched in reverb and full of arching harmonies, pulsing rhythms, and gorgeous melodies, often with dark undertones. The songs are haunting and sublime - at times blissful, and at others heart breaking. The band began as a recording project in Spring 2010. After stumbling upon some old live footage of the Everly Brothers, Rory McClure retired to his parent's garage in Kamloops BC to record the first demos. Shimmering Stars' dusty atmospherics are a product of the garage environment, and in this sense they are a part of the garage music continuum. Shimmering Stars is: Rory McClure ' vox, guitar Andrew Dergousoff ' drums, vox Brent Sasaki - bass, vox Shimmering Stars currently have an EP out on Almost Musique, with plans to release a full length in early 2011.

Time

Friday March 18

9:00PM

Venue

Soho Lounge

21+

217 E 6th St

Online

www.myspace.com/starsshimmer

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