Thursday, 5 February 2015

Art of the Cover - Shimmering Stars' ‘Bedrooms of the Nation’ (2014)


Bedrooms of the Nation, the second full-length album from Vancouver’s Shimmering Stars.

Lying at the intersection of timeless pop, experimental soundscapes and punk sensibilities, Bedrooms of the Nation will be released digitally on August 13th in Canada and will be released on Almost Musique in Europe.

Exploring themes of social breakdown, anomie, dislocation, and the aspiration to find meaning in a culture of violent individualism; the album can be at times disarmingly bleak, but leaves room for optimism, particularly in closing number “I Found Love.”

The LP was recorded by the band at the Garage Mahal in Kamloops, mixed by legendary Vancouver engineer Colin Stewart, and mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering in Nashville, TN. 

Since the release of their first full length album, Violent Hearts in 2011, the band has received rave reviews from the likes of MOJO, NME and Pitchfork. 

Their debut led them to France, Belgium and England, as well as SXSW and a number of other Canadian festivals. Leading up to the new album, Shimmering Stars also released a split single, “His Clancyness via Splendour” and the “Ghosts Past” EP via Almost Musique.

You Were There
If You Love Me Let Me Go
Defective Heart/Dreams
Shadow Visions
Role Confusion
First Time I Saw You
Ego Identity
I Found Love

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