Get ready to dub Hardly Art label of the year. They’ve already given us plenty to enjoy, and the second half of 2011 promises to be just as stunning. Take their latest signing as an example. The band is Shimmering Stars, originally out of Vancouver B.C.
Filled with a dark, thick reverb and super catchy dream pop, Shimmering Stars’ first single “I’m Gonna Try” hints of the pop music of the early 60s, thrust forward to clash with the lo-fi pop of today. The song is a haunting one about love, which makes it even better.
Check out the video and grab the track below. Their debut LP, Violent Hearts, hits September 13, but it looks like Hardly Art will be giving this song 7″ treatment sometime before then. Keep an eye out for it!
Download: “I’m Gonna Try” by Shimmering Stars
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