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Shimmering Stars

Vancouver-based dream pop trio Shimmering Famous actors filter the dark undertones of ‘50s and ‘60s influences like Del Shannon and Phil Spector through today’s lens to make a haunting, poignant tone that sounds equivalent parts familiar and new. The band, made up of guitarists Rory McClure and Clint Lofkrantz, bassist Felix Fung, and drummer Andrew Dergousoff, who talk about vocal duties, shaped in springtime 2010 after getting inspired by classic Everly Brothers concert video footage. Later that season and in early 2011, the music group got to Kamloops, United kingdom Columbia to record their initial demos. These recordings made an appearance on the 7” for nearly Musique in fall 2010, and full-length debut Violent Hearts (which highlighted brand-new bassist Brent Sasaki) for Barely Art a season later.

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