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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

Shamir – “Straight Boy” Video

Shamir, once a rising dance-pop star, has left that world behind and gone full DIY, self-releasing the surprise lo-fi album Hope earlier this year and…
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2017 - 10:00 am

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

Watch Shamir, Sad13, & Other Philly Musicians Cover The Cranberries’ “Linger”

Recently, a supergroup of Philly-based indie musicians -- Shamir, Sad13 (aka Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz), the Dove & The Wolf, and Queen Of Jeans…
Andy Cush / Spin | September 25, 2017 - 7:32 pm

Shamir – “90s Kids” Video

Shamir made a splash with his 2015 debut, the shadowy disco romp Ratchet. But as he talked about in our interview with him shortly after…
James Rettig | September 13, 2017 - 1:54 pm

Shamir Signs To Father/Daughter For New Album Revelations

The uniquely talented Las Vegas singer-songwriter Shamir Bailey rose to fame as somewhat of a futuristic dance-pop artist affiliated with first Godmode Records and then…
Chris DeVille | August 29, 2017 - 12:58 pm

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
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