Mar 12

Volstead Lounge
Austin, TX
Austin Town Hall and Side One Track One present

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For fans of: Real Estate, Pale Saints, Violens, The Chills, Mojave 3, Ride, Felt

She Sir is Russell Karloff (vocals, guitar, bass), Matthew Grusha (vocals, bass, guitar), Jeremy Cantrell (guitar) and David Nathan (drums). Russell and Matthew met in college as music composition students and quickly put their collective knowledge of classical music theory and orchestration to use -- breathing new life into the guitar-driven dreampop genre. She Sir produced an EP and a 7” that have been included on such dubious lists as “Best of the 2000’s decade,” “Best of the year,” “Best out of Austin, Texas,” and many others. In 2010, Japanese label Happy Prince released a compilation of many of their previous recordings, gaining the band international recognition. With each new release, She Sir have been evolving to create their own unique brand of “shimmer-pop” -- a term coined by the Austin Chronicle to describe the band’s sound.

Their 2014 album, Go Guitars (Shelflife Records), covers the overlap between My Bloody Valentine’s guitar experimentations, Fleetwood Mac’s soulful rhythm & bass, and Phil Spector’s skewed, wall-of-sound arrangements. The record also draws inspiration from 80s pop heroes The Go-Betweens, Pylon, and Felt. Surpassing their early shoegaze roots, they take their songwriting to ambitious new heights throughout the album. Edgy phrasing, driving rhythms, and multi-textured guitars, along with plenty of lush reverb-soaked pop sensibilities, make up the She Sir aesthetic. Like their partially imagined song titles, She Sir blur the lines of the familiar to create an impressionistic, contemporary sound, that transcends any direct comparisons to other groups present or past.

She Sir alumni include ex-players with Ringo Deathstarr, For Those Who Know, The Envy Corps, Splinter, and The Hallelujah Crowd.

Interested in purchasing records or booking/featuring/questioning She Sir? Contact.

Thanks to the long list -too numerous to mention- of former band members, studio musicians, sound engineers, and friends that have helped in the creation of these recordings.



Contact She Sir: rgkarloff@gmail.com
All music ©2003-2016 She Sir. Austin, TX USA