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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

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

Shamir – “Room” Video

Shamir has been releasing music at a steady clip since striking out on his own with last year's Hope and Revelations. Next month, he'll put…
James Rettig | February 15, 2018 - 1:08 pm

Shamir Takes Down “Straight Boy” Video After Director/Actor Accused Of Abuse

A couple weeks ago, Shamir released a music video for "Straight Boy," a song off the soon-to-be-released album, Revelations. But he took it down earlier…
James Rettig | November 1, 2017 - 2:14 pm

Stream Shamir Revelations

Earlier this year, Shamir self-released a surprise album called Hope, the follow-up to his acclaimed 2015 debut Ratchet. Hope marked a big departure from Ratchet's…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 26, 2017 - 10:25 am

Stream Tegan And Sara’s The Con X: Covers Album Featuring Grimes, Hayley Williams, & More

Tegan And Sara's The Con turned 10 years old over the summer, and the duo is about to embark on a tour in honor of…
James Rettig | October 20, 2017 - 12:03 am

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
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