Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Shimmering Stars sign to Hardly Art

Shimmering Stars were one of those bands we posted on (wow, that video was from October?), and thought we may never hear from again. That happens a LOT, and it's always a little disheartening to see bands with promise just not being able to make it work. Yet, our spirits lifted a bit yesterday when we saw that the Vancouver band signed to Hardly Art for the release of their forthcoming debut LP Violent Hearts due Sept 13. Their lead single "I'm Gonna Try" has that nostalgic back-beat driven melody that many out there these days try and emulate, but rarely nail down. While we're not sure what the rest of the album sounds like, we're lucky to have this slice of throwback pop that stands out from the hordes of like-minded bands, who, fortunately or unfortunately may never have a real shot of making it. Also, go Canucks! (Game seven tonight).

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