Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Shimmies are the “Monsters of Home School Rock.” NorCal band’s “To All Beloved Enemies” album coming.

“Judas” single available to download now; Group to embank on West Coast dates with The Delta Mirror this weekend.


L-R: Jimmy Galloway, Stephen Galloway, Sean Galloway, Jack Gingerich. Photo: Des James


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The Shimmies Judas from To All Beloved Enemies




The Shimmies Live

06/12 Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon w/ Nico Vega
06/15 San Diego, CA @ Tin Can Ale House w/ The Delta Mirror
06/16 Lake Forrest, CA @ Gypsy Lounge w/ The Delta Mirror
06/18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Hear Gallery w/ Hexam Heads
06/19 Santa Monica, CA @ The Dakota Lounge w/ The Delta Mirror


The Shimmies
To All Beloved Enemies


July 27th, 2010


The Shimmies Press

The Shimmies are probably without question the most talented band I’ve seen in this part of the country.” – Bill Fishkin, Synthesis Magazine

The Shimmies’ songs are packed with a strong sense of atmosphere, layered with beautiful harmonies, piano and guitars that shift effortlessly from spacey passages to distorted riffing and solos.” – Landon Moblad, Chico News & Review

“Like many albums of our generation, To All Beloved Enemies is a throwback, not to a forgotten genre, but rather to a time when a musician wasn’t something just anyone could be, a time when pop music was written by a chosen few tortured ambassadors to the human condition.” – Craig Gordon, The Delta Mirror


About The Shimmies


Still maturing from a childhood project that combined brothers Sean and Jimmy Galloway’s first names, The Shimmies have created a self-appointed genre for themselves, which they lovingly refer to as “home school rock.” Much the way a home schooled child’s take on a book may have less to do with the collective opinion of their peers, so does The Shimmies’ take on pop music stand apart from the collective pretense of our generation.

Sean and Jimmy started out in the late 90’s as an acoustic two piece, and before that as kids trying to perfect difficult harmonies by panning Simon and Garfunkel’s Wednesday Morning 3AM on their small cassette deck boom box. They’ve since plugged in and added younger brother Stephen on bass and long time friend Jack Gingerich on drums.

The Shimmies’ music has come a long way since inception, but its defining characteristic remains angelic harmonies from the bands two front men, giving them a magical quality similar to that of The Avett Brothers or Fleet Foxes, with an overall sound that garners comparisons to the likes of Band of Horses, Jeff Buckley, and Sigur Ros.

Presently, The Shimmies’ sights are set on sharing their music with a greater audience, with national release of To All Beloved Enemies along with an upcoming tour of the US in late 2010. While other bands look to the future or to a time before they were born for inspiration, The Shimmies continue to make their home school rock. Rather than steal from their parents music, they’ve updated the music they grew up with, adding a more contemporary anthemic quality to our favorite 90’s memories.


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