SHMU

Live Act Shoegaze Postrock Rock Electronic Indie Dream Pop
SHMU - Shoegaze Postrock Rock Electronic Indie Dream Pop Live Act in Austin

SHMU Short Info

~New York Times ~ "Racing toward somewhere post-human...physically impossible, artificial and ecstatic"

~NPR~ "I Just Love this...Strap Yourselves In"

~Stereogum~ “Shoegaze epics that sound like heaven and hit like hell. Masterful, inventive… its visionary stuff.This new Shmu song is some of the most unhinged, beautiful rock music I've heard in a while.”

~Stereogum~ "Much less a band and more a surreal, mythical entity, the product is an explosive marriage of sounds that bursts with superhuman energy and technicolor, all mad scientist wizardy"

~ Exclaim! ~ "Psychedeic pop freakout"

~Austin Chronicle~ "Tame Impala meets My Bloody Valentine"

One Man Band fleshed out into a live 3-4 piece exploring realms of shoegaze, psychedelic pop-rock, and glitch, sounding like the last four decades of popular music, compressed and remembered in a hazy dream

Revolving around the drum kit and sampler of Sam Chown. Shmu is more - or maybe less than a band, it's a hypothetical entity.

Imagine, if you will, a recording of live instruments reassembled, through electronic means, into a collage of impossible live performances. Imagine this collage then taken by the author and used as a backing track for a live band. Dissatisfied with the result, the author then disassembles, and reassembles, everything once again.

This is Shmu. Shmu is a project & a person blurring the lines between the two Rather than scrapping each iteration, Sam Chown recycles The constant recycling leaves us with something that it at once both familiar and completely unique.

Shmu's music is an era-less pastiche of seventies psychedelic rock, eighties post punk, nineties dream pop, and modern shoegaze, filtered through Chown's sampler and spat out the other side over and over again.

~New York Times ~ "Racing toward somewhere post-human...physically impossible, artificial and ecstatic"

~NPR~ "I Just Love this...Strap Yourselves In"

~Stereogum~ “Shoegaze epics that sound like heaven and hit like hell. Masterful, inventive… its visionary stuff.This new Shmu song is some of the most unhinged, beautiful rock music I've heard in a while.”

~Stereogum~ "Much less a band and more a surreal, mythical entity, the product is an explosive marriage of sounds that bursts with superhuman energy and technicolor, all mad scientist wizardy"

~ Exclaim! ~ "Psychedeic pop freakout"

~Austin Chronicle~ ...

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Past Gigs SHMU

  • 06 | 2016 Toronto, Canada NXNE Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Wrexham, Wales FOCUS Wales Festival
  • 03 | 2016 Boise, Idaho Treefort Festival
  • 03 | 2016 Austin, Texas SXSW Festival
  • 03 | 2016 Denton, Texas Denton 35 Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Toronto, Canada WAYHOME Festival

Discography SHMU

  • 2016 Ooooze Album | GTZ Records
  • 2015 Shhh!!!! Album | GTZ Records
  • 2014 Chroma Key EP | GTZ Records
  • 2012 Discipline/Communication Album | GTZ Records

Media

  • Sound I've Got Nothing To Show (R...
  • Media Pictionary
  • Sound Sheila
  • Media Warrior
  • Media Diamonds

Origin

  • Austin US

Founded

  • 2009

Members

  • Joel Coronado bass guitar, background vocals
  • Chase Dugan guitar
  • Jessica June Kim keyboards, samples
  • Sam Chown/Shmu Lead Vocals, Samples, Drums