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Q&A: Shamir On His Surprise New Album Hope, Discovering Blake Babies, & More

Shamir Bailey, the 22-year-old Philly-via-Vegas polymath who goes only by his first name, made one of 2015's best and brightest albums -- and possibly its…
Dan Weiss | April 17, 2017 - 4:19 pm


7 Memorable Moments From Coachella 2016 Weekend 1 Saturday

I didn't see Guns N' Roses. Well, OK, that's not exactly true. I plopped down for about a half hour of their big headlining reunion…
James Rettig | April 17, 2016 - 3:09 pm

2015 In Review

Shamir Reviews 2015

2015 was Shamir Bailey's breakout year. On the heels of his Northtown EP and last fall's bubbly nu-disco jam "On The Regular," the young Vegas…
Stereogum | December 7, 2015 - 2:22 pm

More Shamir stories

House Of Feelings – “Falling” (Feat. Shamir)

House Of Feelings -- the NYC-based collective held together by Matty Fasano -- are releasing their debut EP next month. They've already shared "Hurt Me"
James Rettig | July 20, 2017 - 4:44 pm

Hear Three Songs Shamir Co-Wrote With His Childhood Friend RESA

Last week, Shamir surprise-released Hope, a 10-track collection of indie rock songs that he wrote over the weekend and posted to SoundCloud the next morning.
Peter Helman | April 24, 2017 - 8:20 pm

Shamir Explains Why He Surprise-Released Hope After Getting Dropped By XL

Shamir recorded an album over the weekend and unceremoniously released it early this morning. Hope is a 10-track collection of indie rock songs that Shamir…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 17, 2017 - 12:53 pm

Download Shamir’s Surprise New Album Hope

About two years ago, the young Las Vegas singer and songwriter Shamir Bailey broke out with Ratchet, a truly great debut album of euphoric disco-house.
Tom Breihan | April 17, 2017 - 9:15 am

More Than 120 Artists Sign Letter To Obama About Dakota Access Pipeline

As water protectors continue to stand their ground at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, they've been met with excessive, violent force from…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 2, 2016 - 12:27 pm

Sad13 – “Less Than 2″ Video

Speedy Ortiz frontwoman Sadie Dupuis is releasing Slugger, her solo debut album under the moniker Sad13, in November. We've already heard her consent-pop lead single…
Peter Helman | September 22, 2016 - 1:57 pm

Shamir – “Tryna Survive”

Shamir, one of the best new voices in music, created the score for a Ray-Ban short film called "Sheep Plays Wolf" about bringing people together…
Grace Birnstengel | September 18, 2016 - 10:33 pm

Apple’s iOS 10 Music Rips Off Sleigh Bells Too

Here's a fun experiment if you updated your iPhone to iOS 10. Open your photos, hit memories, and create a slideshow of some of your…
Grace Birnstengel | September 16, 2016 - 8:27 pm

14 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

Pitchfork Music Festival went down in Chicago over the weekend, bringing an assortment of acts from across the musical spectrum to Union Park. The festival's…
Tom Breihan & Chris DeVille | July 18, 2016 - 3:14 pm

Flying Lotus Makes Directorial Debut With Royal Short Film

Earlier this year Steven Ellison, better known as glitchy producer Flying Lotus, shifted gears toward film scoring the gruesome short film FUCKKKYOUUU. Now he's officially…
Collin Robinson | July 6, 2016 - 4:51 pm

Does This New Apple Commercial Rip Off Shamir?

This week, at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, the company previewed its new iOS 10 mobile operating system with a short video.
Peter Helman | June 15, 2016 - 11:51 pm

SNL’s Season Finale With Fred Armisen: Courtney Barnett, The Lonely Island’s “Bin Laden Song,” & A Surprise Carrie Brownstein Cameo

On last night's Saturday Night Live hosted by former cast member Fred Armisen, noted Australian Courtney Barnett helped close the 41st season in spectacular fashion.
Collin Robinson | May 22, 2016 - 11:40 am

Shamir – “Hungry Like The Wolf” (Duran Duran Cover)

Last year, the young disco-house star Shamir Bailey released his debut album Ratchet, one of our favorite albums of the year. This year, he's going…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2016 - 9:33 am
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