Shamir Unveils New Single Ahead of National Tour with Lucy Dacus & Courtney Barnett

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Philadelphia-based indie rock multi-disciplinary artist Shamir has released a brand new industrial art-pop single “Gay Agenda” alongside a stunning new video directed by Jenny He. He shares, “’Gay Agenda’ is a song about radical acceptance internally and externally. We are only leasing our lives, so we gotta make it our own.” With a new expansive sound in mind, Shamir went into the studio with producer Hollow Comet, a member of the band Strange Ranger. Sounding as futuristic as it does nostalgic, the new song wraps heavily distorted barbs of guitars, synths, and drum machines in the angelic nuance of Shamir’s unmistakable voice.

Shamir’s critically acclaimed self-titled album was released in 2020 and his first book But I’m a Painter came out this summer. He also partnered with the AI design studio Urbancoolab to launch the Bipolar Butterfly clothing line which donates a portion of proceeds to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

“Gay Agenda” offers a glimpse into what Shamir has up his sleeve for 2022. Stay tuned for much more to come!

Shamir National Tour
^ = w/ Lucy Dacus
# = w/ Courtney Barnett

10/17: Brooklyn, NY @ The Sultan Room
10/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^

1/31: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel #
2/2: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
2/3: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
2/8: Boson, MA @ Booch Center Wang Theatre #
2/10: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground #
2/11: Montreal, QC @ MTELUS #
2/12: Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall #

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