She Sir: Rival Island  CD/LP   (Shelflife Records)

Release date: July 21, 2017




Bio: 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.