Shamir has released a video for the song “Straight Boy,” the latest from his new album, Revelations. Shamir says the video is about “white washing and queer bating in media. Its about how frustrating it was for me to have my whole identity picked apart at a young age just to see straight white men use it as an aesthetic choice. The video, quite unequivocally depicts the process of white washing and the repudiation of the queer and people of color who pioneered.” Watch here
Shamir has also announced a winter tour that includes dates with Peaer and Partner. All dates below.
Revelationsfinds Shamir going back to what has always inspired him: outsider music, country and punk. The result is raw and vulnerable, songs stripped down to their emotional core. Revelations is available for pre-order now and due out 11/3 via Father/Daughter Records. Shamir and Father/Daughter will be donating $1 per sale through street date to the Mental Health Association of PA.
12/4 – Columbus, OH @ Basement *
12/5 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
12/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
12/8 – Detroit, MI @ El Club ^
12/9 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel ^
12/10 – Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont ^
12/11 – Boston, MA @ The Great Scott ^
12/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere ^
12/15 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall ^
12/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^