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Dreampop kings She Sir return with their long-awaited sophomore album Rival Island. She Sir made a splash in the early 2000's crafting powerful shoegaze masterpieces and winning over critics and fans alike. And now after a bygone era of gazing at shoes, She Sir brings us their strongest album which turns that inspective gaze inward...

The full-length Rival Island LP sees the band covering their darkest and most thrilling territory yet, exploring veiled themes of mirrors, dualism, and aging. Surpassing their early shoegaze roots, She Sir reaches ambitious new heights as they embrace chorused guitar textures, Fleetwood Mac's soulful rhythm and bass, and inspired Pet Sounds-esque arrangements. Expect labyrinthine phrasing, driving rhythms, and plenty of lush reverberated guitar washes. The record was produced by Louie Lino (Nada Surf, The New Pornographers, Doug Gillard) and mastered by Joe Lambert (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, The National). Like their partially imagined song titles, She Sir blur the lines of the familiar to create an impressionistic, contemporary sound, transcending any direct comparisons to other groups present or past.

Rival Island will be released on July 21, 2017 on limited edition Black Smoke translucent vinyl and Milky Clear vinyl.

limited color vinyl
limited color vinyl

Praise for She Sir:

"She Sir is devoted to the cult of the song, fervently, almost spiritually, calibrating and exploring tones, drum patterns and complex academic harmonies in order to perfectly realize their psychedelic mini-suites. This band, like their hero Brian Wilson, exudes the prodigal coolness of a visionary lost in a room full of instruments, in search of some greater truth."
- Edward Charlton, Clicky Clicky Music

"Shimmer-pop breakdown."
- The Austin Chronicle

"Thoughtful, thundering-yet-unassuming, an at-first cacophonous tune which yields beauty through listener focus, like a musical Magic Eye puzzle."
- Austin-American Statesman / Austin 360

"You can't come across music that gets much better than She Sir. It's a combination of warmth, pop, and effortless beauty."
- Austin Town Hall

She Sir
Rival Island

Limited Black Smoke vinyl
Milky Clear vinyl
Release date: July 21, 2017
Catalogue number: LIFE149
Pressing: 150 copies on Black Smoke translucent vinyl and 350 copies on Milky Clear vinyl
Artwork by: Russell Karloff

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6. Diamond Churn
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9. Dark Glass Tomb
10. Mirror, No (We're The Same)

Mike Turner
Crashing Through Publicity

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