L-R: Jimmy Galloway, Stephen Galloway, Sean Galloway, Jack Gingerich. Photo: Des James
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The Shimmies “The Thing That Seems The Hardest is Actually The Easiest” from To All Beloved Enemies
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The Shimmies cover The Delta Mirror’s “And The Radio Played On”
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To All Beloved Enemies
01. The Thing That Seems The Hardest Is Actually The Easiest (MP3)
03. Un Fantome
04. My Heroine
07. I Am As Small As...
08. Judas (MP3)
09. Beloved Enemies (MP3)
10. The Mountains Are Steep The Mountains Are Cold
The Shimmies Press
“4.9/5. I have not heard such a powerful rock album since The Lips came out with The Soft Bulletin. Both are equally as impressive. That is where this band stands." – Zaptown Mag
"Filled with emotional, heart wrenching lyrics to match their soaring guitar lines this group has tested the waters of time and put together one of those albums you can’t stop listening to, front to back." – The Owl Mag
“Their new release, titled To All Beloved Enemies, is like a wonderful combination of Grizzly Bear meets Fleet Foxes meets a Jeff Buckley-fronted Band Of Horses.” – Ruined by MTV
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 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
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