The debut record from Canadian dream-pop outfit Shimmering Stars hits streets today (September 13th), but perhaps youd like a little taste of the album before you go dropping your weekly musical allowance on stuff youve never heard before. Its things like that which give us here at CoS a purpose, so were happy to premiere a new track from the bands Violent Hearts, available now from Hardly Art.
Entitled Nervous Breakdown, the track offers a clear impression of Shimmering Stars retro garage pop sound (or as our own Liz Lane calls it, soda shop pop). Like much of the album, theres a heavy 60s doo-wop vibe that obscures morose lyrical themes. Youll find your toes tapping merrily to lines like I cant stay, gonna leave this town behind/though I could escape this place, I cant escape my mind. No one ever said melancholy couldnt be catchy.
Hear the song and see the complete tracklist below, then head here, to your local record store, or your favorite digital retailer to get Violent Hearts today.
Violent Hearts Tracklist:
02. I’m Gonna Try
03. No One
04. East Van Girls
05. Into the Sea
06. Nervous Breakdown
08. Sun’s Going Down
10. Dancing to Music I Hate
11. I Don’t Wanna Know
12. Other Girls
13. Did I Lose You
14. Walk Away
Shimmering Stars 2011 Tour Dates:
09/16 – Vancouver, BC @ The Waldorf
09/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Red Cat Records