Shamir Bailey

Shamir is Shamir and remains Shamir through and through, no matter what the universe puts him through. You may know the singularly named artist (think—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 pop star made a sonic splash with Rachet’s lead single “On The Regular,” a poppy banger that had extensive commercial usage. 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 in between), wanted to go back to what had inspired him from the beginning. Outsider music, country & punk. Raw and vulnerable tunes, stripped down to their emotional core. 2017’s Revelations explored a new avenue of guitar driven hooky indie rock and was widely critically praised in the US and overseas.

Shamir’s most recent releases, the brilliant Room 7” on Father/Daughter, and his self-released limited edition album, Resolution, are pinnacles in the catalog of the increasingly fascinating artist’s career. Room and its b-side Caballero celebrate Shamir’s love of country music, while Resolution is a deeply introspective look into the fabric of society and the artists’ own mind.  With these two releases he has refined his craft exponentially and done so in less than six months from the release of Revelations.

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Talks

Staying Healthy is a Full-Time Job

By Shamir Bailey | October 25, 2018

Staying Healthy is a Full-Time Job

Shamir dives deep into the psychology of Netflix's Maniac.

Shamir-oscopes: December 2017

By Shamir Bailey | December 4, 2017

Shamir-oscopes: December 2017

This month's predictions and music recommendations from our resident astrologer.

Shamir-oscopes: November 2017

By Shamir Bailey | November 6, 2017

Shamir-oscopes: November 2017

This month's predictions and music recommendations from our resident astrologer.

Shamir-oscopes: October 2017

By Shamir Bailey | October 2, 2017

Shamir-oscopes: October 2017

This month's predictions and music recommendations from our resident astrologer.

Shamir-oscopes: September 2017

By Shamir Bailey | September 5, 2017

Shamir-oscopes: September 2017

This month's predictions and music recommendations from our resident astrologer.

Shamir-oscopes: August 2017

By Shamir Bailey | August 1, 2017

Shamir-oscopes: August 2017

Our resident astrologer reveals your cosmic theme song, mantra, and fortune for the month.

Shamir-oscopes: July 2017

By Shamir Bailey | July 6, 2017

Shamir-oscopes: July 2017

Our resident astrologer reveals your cosmic theme song, mantra, and fortune for the month.

Shamir-oscopes: June 2017

By Shamir Bailey | June 6, 2017

Shamir-oscopes: June 2017

Talkhouse's brand-new astrologer breaks down your sign's theme song, mantra, and fortune for the month.

Katie Harkin (Sleater-Kinney, Sky Larkin) on Songs About People the Protagonist Hasn’t Met Yet – [Updated]

By Katie Harkin | April 7, 2017

Katie Harkin (Sleater-Kinney, Sky Larkin) on Songs About People the Protagonist Hasn’t Met Yet – [Updated]

An exploration of the form, including responses from Shamir, Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), Tom Fleming (Wild Beasts), Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) and more.

Shamir Explains Why This Orange is the New Black Death Scene Bothered Him So Much

By Shamir Bailey | August 1, 2016

Shamir Explains Why This Orange is the New Black Death Scene Bothered Him So Much

The singer-songwriter talks race, police violence and dangerous fictions.