The Shimmies announce EP and shows with The Delta Mirror. “Friendly Fire” MP3 available now.
“Friendly Fire” is the first single from “Growing Up Roanoke: Beloved B-Sides” by The Shimmies
Following up its To All Beloved Enemies album, Chico, California’s The Shimmies is gearing up to release a new EP, “Growing Up Roanoke: Beloved B-Sides,” a companion to the To All Beloved Enemies recording sessions, featuring four of the 15 songs feverishly recorded during that withering 100+ degree Northern California summer of 2009.
Comprised of three original songs and one cover (of The Shimmies’ best friend-band The Delta Mirror’s “And The Radio Played On”), the tracks on “Growing Up Roanoke” evoke the same thread of emotional chaos and vulnerability that has seen the band compared to The Avett Brothers, Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, Jeff Buckley, and Sigur Ros.
The Shimmies sound and style that was established on To All Beloved Enemies was best exemplified in the band’s emotionally haunting song “Judas” and it’s accompanying video directed by Brandon Vedder, helmer of clips by Pearl Jam and Sleater-Kinney.
Early adopter websites such as EnterTheShell.com called To All Beloved Enemies, “Without a doubt the best album of 2010,” with ZaptownMag.com declaring, “I have not heard such a powerful rock album since The [Flaming] Lips came out with The Soft Bulletin.” Canada’s Exclaim Magazine plainly noted, “The Shimmies sound almost unstoppable.”
With the release of “Growing Up Roanoke: Beloved B-Sides,” The Shimmies have a few live dates planned including stops in Los Angeles and San Diego with The Delta Mirror.
“Growing Up Roanoke: Beloved B-Sides” is scheduled for release on June 28th, 2011. Members of The Shimmies are available for interviews. Contact Corey Gingerich at Fanatic for more information.
The Shimmies Live
06/25 San Francisco, CA @ Kimo’s w/ Roy G Biv
07/01 Sebastopol, CA @ Aubergine’s w/ w/ Samvega, Little Lost Boys
07/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite w/ The Delta Mirror
07/16 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar w/ The Delta Mirror
“Growing Up Roanoke: Beloved B-Sides”
(S/R, June 28th, 2011)
01. Hesitation Wounds
02. And The Radio Played On (The Delta Mirror cover)
03. Friendly Fire
04. Keeping The Evil Alive