Shy Girls

Neumos Presents

Shy Girls


Thursday 4/18

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Shy Girls
Acclaimed pop singer/producer Dan Vidmar, a.k.a. Shy Girls, will
release a new album, ​Bird on the Wing, ​in Spring of 2019​.
The album contains a palpable sense of Vidmar’s evolution towards the carefree, a newfound buoyancy and optimism which pervades the whole effort. The album is an enticing and uplifting mixture of lo-fi soul, nerdy jam outs, minimalist grooves and a whole lot of chimes. It pulls from a far-reaching and unexpected array of influences, with elements of Jaco and Weather Report, dusty Dilla-esque drums, and noodling Garcia guitar solos.
The timeless warmth of Vidmar’s vocals are, as always, at the heart of things. Once again the album was self-produced by Vidmar at his home studio, and he also played and recorded the majority of its instrumentation, relying heavily this time around on a Casio CZ5000 and a fretless bass.
Yet this time the “bedroom pop” moniker might find a deeper meaning in the context of ​Bird on the Wing’​s​ ​lyrical content. On a standout track, “This Is Your World”,​ ​Vidmar sings: “I feel your presence in my bones, from my chest to my toes....this must be what they talk about”. Filled with the contentment​ ​and peace that a deep love brings, the love songs of ​Bird on the Wing​ seem crafted effortlessly, imbued with the intoxicating liveliness of romantic (even, domestic) bliss. It’s an album fit to soundtrack Fall drives with the top dropped, or dinner parties for 2 on the bedroom floor, alike - those moments where we feel the music of our world all around us. ​Bird on the Wing i​ s rife with deeply intimate professions, coupled with grooves that feel nearly levitational. These are the sounds of a seasoned pop songwriter who has not only hit his stride, but found a new spring in his step to boot.
Shy Girls first came to attention in 2013 with his slow burning, sax-tinged “Under Attack,” followed by the release of his buzzed-about Timeshare​ EP, subsequent ​4WZ m​ ixtape and - most recently - the progressive and cinematic opus ​Salt,​ which was his full-length debut. Vidmar has collaborated with artists such as Cyril Hahn, Tei Shi, Rome Fortune, Junglepussy, and ODESZA, and has toured with HAIM, Little Dragon, and Maxwell.
Venue Information:
925 E Pike St
Seattle, WA, 98122