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Shamir has released a video for the song “Straight Boy,” the latest from his new album, RevelationsNPR, who premiered the Ryan Carpenter-directed video today, are saying it’s “raw and intimate, like a one-on-one conversation,” while Shamir says the video is about “white washing and queer bating in media. Its about how frustrating it was for me to have my whole identity picked apart at a young age just to see straight white men use it as an aesthetic choice. The video, quite unequivocally depicts the process of white washing and the repudiation of the queer and people of color who pioneered.”
Shamir has also announced a winter tour that includes dates with Peaer and Partner. All dates below. 


 finds Shamir going back to what has always inspired him: outsider music, country and punk. The result is raw and vulnerable, songs stripped down to their emotional core. Revelations is available for pre-order now and due out 11/3 via Father/Daughter Records. Shamir and Father/Daughter will be donating $1 per sale through street date to the Mental Health Association of PA.


12/4 – Columbus, OH @ Basement *
12/5 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
12/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
12/8 – Detroit, MI @ El Club ^
12/9 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel ^
12/10 – Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont ^
12/11 – Boston, MA @ The Great Scott ^
12/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere ^
12/15 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall ^
12/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^
* w/ Peaer
^ w/ Partne
Shamir is Shamir and remains Shamir through and through, no matter what the universe puts him through. You may know the singularly named artist (like Madonna or Cher) from his 2015 debut hit record Rachet, beloved by NPR listeners and club kids alike. After quickly rising to underground fame with his Northtown EP in 2014, the DIY popstar made a sonic splash with Rachet‘s lead single “On The Regular,” a poppy banger and commercial success. But how to follow all that up? Shamir, who came from the dusty dunes of Las Vegas, to Brooklyn’s Silent Barn, to the Philly indie scene (and all over the world inbetween), wanted to go back to what had inspired him from the beginning. Outsider music, country & punk. Raw & vulnerable tunes, stripped down to their emotional core. And what do you do if XL drops you? If you’re Shamir, you put out an album you recorded yourself all in one weekend, whilst questioning the decision to quit music. The record was called Hope and Shamir self-released it via SoundCloud during the spring of 2017, with no promotion or label support. Regardless & naturally, it was a critical hit.
Now, happily joining San Francisco based indie label Father/Daughter Records, Shamir is excited to share his upcoming new album, titled Revelations, out November 3, 2017. Recorded May 2017 in his hometown following the release of HopeRevelations is full of what the titled implies. The new album is stacked with stunning exhalations of emotion, as Shamir continues making music for misfits and those of us who feel so emo sometimes that we get annoyed at how we’re a cliché, but see the beauty in it anyway. Revelations is much more minimal in instrumentation & production compared to Rachet, but is even more full in sound and feeling. In some other timeline, there’s an unknown John Hughes film entirely set to Revelations. It’s the warmth in this apocalyptic neon and pastel future we find ourselves in. It’s the breath we take when we look up from our phones. They’re Shamir’s Revelationsand you should listen up
NOVEMBER 3, 2017
1. Games
2. You Have A Song
4. Her Story
5. Blooming
6. Cloudy
7. Float
8. Astral Plane

Featured Photo Credit: Jason MacDonald

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