Sunday, June 26, 2011

Singles Club: Shimmering Stars

When I was little, we used to sometimes venture out to Chicago to visit one set of my grandparents. Sitting in their old apartment, I was surrounded by the must of age and pools of sunlight, dust sparkling in the afternoon Chicago sun and memories floating every which way. Vancouver's Shimmering Stars makes me feel that sensation, that sort of wistful nostalgia, both for things I've known and things I couldn't possibly have experienced.

The band got their start after Rory McClure crossed paths with some old Everly Brothers stuff. And not for nothing,
Shimmering Stars evokes that glorious era of the late 50s and early 60s, when it was cool to wear your heart on your sleeve if you were a dude and cool to make pretty pop songs with a wonderful wall of sound. I don't know about y'all, but I'm looking forward to hearing a whole lot more from these Canadians.

mp3:
I'm Gonna Try (Shimmering Stars from the forthcoming Violent Hearts)


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