Featured Shamir stories


The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file -- it's ephemera,…
Stereogum | November 5, 2019 - 8:37 am

Concert Review

Shamir Comes Into His Own At The Silent Barn’s Fall Fundraiser

Shamir wasn’t just going to slide by after releasing the eclectic pop treasure Ratchet in 2015, oh no. You can’t just drop an album like…
Julia Gray | September 27, 2017 - 5:12 pm


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

More Shamir stories

Shamir – “Other Side”

Early next week, the Vegas-born and Philly-based DIY phenom Shamir Bailey will release his new self-titled album. The new record walks some interesting lines, splitting…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2020 - 9:40 am

House Of Feelings – “Black And Blue” (Feat. Shamir)

House Of Feelings, Matty Fasano's collab-happy NYC dance music collective, are back with a new track. Shamir, who previously sang on House Of Feelings' 2017…
Peter Helman | September 1, 2020 - 10:55 am

Shamir – “Running”

Shamir has said that his upcoming self-titled album, his second release of the year following March's Cataclysm, will be his most "commercial-sounding" work since his…
Peter Helman | August 27, 2020 - 10:04 am

Shamir – “I Wonder”

Over the years, Shamir has moved from the clubby pop music of 2015's Ratchet to a more tangled and insular form of DIY indie-pop. This…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2020 - 10:11 am

Shamir – “Wedding Day”

In the years since Shamir Bailey departed from his dance-pop origins, it seems like he's always churning out new DIY indie-pop material. In March, he…
Ryan Leas | July 3, 2020 - 11:34 am

Save Stereogum: An ‘00s Covers Comp

I started Stereogum in 2002 with a LiveJournal and a dream (to get free CDs). Seriously though, I started this site to discuss new music…
Scott Lapatine | June 29, 2020 - 8:22 am

Shamir – “On My Own”

Over the last few years, the Las Vegas-born musician Shamir Bailey has gone through an interesting and unpredictable evolution -- first breaking through with the…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2020 - 11:56 am

Shamir – “Something That’s Worth My Praises”

Today is the latest Bandcamp day of the pandemic, when the site waives its share of revenue to try and help out artists. But this…
Ryan Leas | June 5, 2020 - 12:10 pm

Stream Shamir’s New Album Cataclysm

Almost five years ago, the young Las Vegas artist Shamir Bailey released Ratchet, a bubbling dance-pop debut album that turned him into an internet sensation.
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2020 - 10:27 am

Strange Ranger Release Bernie Sanders Benefit Comp Feat. Wild Pink, Greta Kline, & More

Portland indie mainstays Strange Ranger have assembled a new compilation benefitting Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. The 20-track Bernie Speaks With The Community contains previously unreleased…
Chris DeVille | January 15, 2020 - 11:26 am

Peaer – “In My Belly” (Feat. Shamir)

In a couple weeks, Peaer are releasing a new album, A Healthy Earth, the follow-up to the New York band's 2016 self-titled. We've heard one…
James Rettig | July 25, 2019 - 9:56 am

Stream House Of Feelings’ New Album New Lows

For the last couple years, New York City-based dance collective House Of Feelings have released a string of singles, including last year's Last Chance EP,…
James Rettig | August 27, 2018 - 10:24 am

Hear Mac DeMarco And Shamir’s Beat Happening Covers From Record Store Day 7″

Songbird Shamir and jangle-pop sweetheart Mac DeMarco teamed up to cover the formative '80s lo-fi indie band Beat Happening on an exclusive 7" for Record…
Julia Gray | April 22, 2018 - 3:38 pm

Stream Shamir Resolution

Shamir Bailey, who found disco-house stardom at a very young age, has now renounced his old sound completely and veered off in a very different…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2018 - 9:23 am
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