Thanks to Lunakafe for this awesome review of my album Songs Of Solomon!
Ari Shine's new album is a sharp, melodic effort. "Ninety Nine" deals with being one of the regular people, and seeing the future go straight to hell while the privileged ones gather what they can.
"Almost alright" is a harmonica-laden song with an evocative lyric and a nicely delivered vocal. "Goddamm Glorious" is an up-tempo song with a powerpoppy mood to it. Shine's gift for writing these types of songs is obvious. "Welcome to the Biz" is another strong song, Shine penning a sharp observation of modern life and setting it to a catchy tune. His new album really reflects a post financial crisis society and he's got a clear view of how things work. It makes this album really stand out.
I just love WB Walker and his cool drawl. Thanks for playing so many songs of the new album including "Pauper's Grave" and others!
I will be playing one of my favorite BC venues with this very talented duo. I go on early at 8 PM.
See you there! Tickets are available below!
Thanks for this awesome review!!
Ari Shine closed out the night with a set of his own material. My ears have grown so accustomed to perfectly imperfect voices (Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, etc.) that this gentleman's smooth, roots-flavored tunes and pleasant, polished croon raised some red flags for authenticity early on. However, since he boasts lyrics as real as anything I've heard this side of Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, it didn't take long for me to take a shine to him (sorry, couldn't resist). I was disappointed that he didn't play the lovingly detailed matriarch portrait "Best of Her Days." Still, I was grateful to hear "Welcome to the Biz," a white-collar companion piece to Merle Haggard's "Working Man Blues," and "Ninety Nine," an Occupy Wall Street homage that could stand tall next to James McMurtry's "We Can't Make It Here."
This looks like a killer review from Belgium!
Na een intensieve promotietournee voor zijn vorige plaat “Ghost Town Directory” moest folkzanger en componist Ari Shine - zijn echte naam is Solomon Rosenschein - op zoek naar geld om de opnamen van zijn volgende plaat te financieren. Hij gebruikte daarvoor het ‘PledgeMusic’-fondsenwervingsforum en toen de centen binnen waren trok hij de studio in voor de opname van het nieuwe album “Songs Of Solomon”.
Daarvoor speelde hij zelf alle instrumenten in, met uitzondering van pedal steel en lapsteelgitaar waarvoor Marty Rifkin bijstand verleende. Deze man dook vroeger ook al op in de studio’s voor opnamen van albums van o.a. Ryan Adams en Bruce Springsteen. Backing vocals op een viertal liedjes werd verzorgd door de Canadese zangeres Adrienne Pierce die in het dagelijkse leven ook zijn echtgenote is.
Twaalf zelfgeschreven nummers haalden de tracklist van “Songs Of Solomon”, een plaat die sober en vaak helemaal akoestisch wordt geïnstrumenteerd. Door de ijle pedal steelklanken krijgen deze overwegende folksongs echter een countryachtig tintje. Openingstrack “Ninety Nine” en de twee volgende nummers “Got A Song Coming To You” en “Almost Alright” (zie video) zijn vrij rustige ballads, terwijl “Don’t Know” daarna voor het meest rockende geluid zorgt.
Andere aan te bevelen nummers op “Songs Of Solomon” zijn het subtiel rockende “Goddamn Glorious”, “Best Of Her Days” en “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie” waarin zijn zachtjes schurende stem sporadisch op die van een jonge versie van Elvis Costello lijkt.
“I’m Afraid” en de emotionele tearjerker “Wear And Tear” waarmee dit album wordt afgesloten hadden ook op Bruce Springsteen’s akoestische album “Nebraska” kunnen staan. “Songs Of Solomon” van Ari Shine is een leuke plaat met goed zangwerk en sterke songs!
Thanks to Twangville for adding Goddamn Glorious to their playlist. You can download the song for free at the site!
"It’s hard not to find Shine’s ode to new-found love endearing." -Twangville
I'm thrilled to return to Fearless Radio in Chicago tomorrow at 3 PM.
You can listen online here:
Rogers Park is a very beautiful part of Chi-town and I can't wait to play this awesome venue again. We play Red Line Tap
at 9 PM. It is right next door to the Heartland Cafe. Drop by if you can!
We are going to record EVERY show on this tour and you can hear all of them. If you choose the "Golden Ticket" perk through this campaign you will find a minimum of 10 live concert recordings in your inbox.
You can also choose the "One Night Stand" option for one live concert recording. We also have a "Road Dog" option. Road Dogs get all the concerts, a video made just for them, an exclusive tour shirt and a postcard from the road. We can even write a song for you from the road and send it to you if you choose the “Moving Pictures” perk.
The tour dates are below! Can't wait to see you guys out there!
Feb 18th Casa De Popolo Montreal, QC with Ken Stringfellow
Feb 19th The Central Toronto, ON
Feb 20th Zest Bar and Bistro Port Hope, ON
Mar 1st Hambone’s Pub Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 3rd House Concert Fort Wayne, IN
Mar 4th Fearless Radio 3pm Chicago, IL
Mar 4th Red Line Tap Chicago, IL
Mar 5th Barley Street Tavern Omaha, NE with Tony Memmel
Mar 7th Burt’s Tiki Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 8th The Red Room Boise, ID with Chris Jennings
Mar 10th Triple Door Musiquarium Seattle, WA
Apr 1st Black Dog Freetavern Edmonton, AB
Apr 12th The Queens Nanaimo, BC with Camille Miller
Apr 18th Triple Door Musiquarium Seattle, WA
May 3rd Gilbert’s Cellar Yakima, WA
I am so pleased to announce that my new EP Forget Regret is out today on Itunes and Cdbaby!
These four songs include a cover of the Hank William's classic "Hey Good Lookin'".
I just did a really fun interview with Vents Magazine. They asked great questions and I had a lot of fun discussing the year ahead.
Very excited to have been added to this bill at Brooklyn Bowl with Angela McCluskey, Anya Marina, Mike Doughty from Soul Coughing and many many others! We are doing the entire Beatles songbook complete on Ukelele masterminded by producer Roger Greenawalt!
The fine folks at Americana-UK gave Songs Of Solomon a 9/10 and a really kind review. I'm on the front page with Los Lobos today. Very happy they liked it!
This Stageit show is coming up this weekend and is set up at 2 PM Eastern time which should be good for my UK and West Coast friends as well! It is a Pay What You Can performance which can mean FREE if you want it to!
The killer site The VInyl District is premiering my song "Forget Regret". You can download it for free right here. I'm thrilled about this.
Fender has posted this cool piece about Songs Of Solomon and the Grammy ballot. Thanks guys!
Thanks to DMME for this kind review! A crooked path and a leap of faith reap a harvest of success. There's no face value with Mr. Shine. 2011's "Ghost Town Directory" hid an electric buzz under its homespun cover, yet if the lettering of Ari's third album suggests pure glory, its source leads away from the temple and close to the Big Pink now. This time the artist roams not a rocky but a rootsy road to amazing grace that quickly placed "Songs Of Solomon" on the Grammy shortlist in the Americana category which, with heart-tugging ballad "Least I Tried" made most poignant by Jewish lament, feels deservedly. Those who hoped for a charge might feel disappointed, and it takes some time to breathe in the airy arrangements and hidden vistas of songs like the steel-guitar-smoothed "Almost Alright" that, and here's a paradox, hits harder than the glitter crunch of "Don't Know" or "Goddamn Glorious".
Still, having joined the folk flock, the singer-songwriter hasn't lost an iota of his appeal, and the tune woven between his acoustic guitar and harmonica of opener "Ninety Nine" gets under one's skin as deep as the social soul-inquiry of its lyrics. Actuality seeps into a deceptively traditional tune "Pauper's Grave", while the melody takes over the message in the infectious chorus of "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie", but "Wear And Tear" comes as intimately confessional as it gets to end it all with a heartbeat. Exuberance gone now and, with repeated spins revealing new layers, the youthful maturity takes over. ****1/4
Thanks to WXYC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for playing "Got A Song Coming To You" on a killer show that included Six Organs Of Admittance, Liam Finn and others.
It's been a while I was thinking, maybe time to catch up to Ari Shine and see what he's been up to.
Singer/songwriter Ari Shine released his latest album "Songs of Solomon" with the help of the grassroots community. His latest release was funded by a Pledgemusic campaign supported by fellow musicians like Mindy Smith, White Buffalo, Mike Peters of The Alarm, plus others. Ari also received some collaboration help from Marty Rifkin (Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams), who performed steel and lap steel on seven of the album's twelve tracks.
Ari begins the album with the Bruce Springsteen sounding "Ninety Nine" and "Got A Song Coming To You." Ari pours some of his political beliefs into these songs as he pays tribute to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Ari's songwriting stands out on the acoustic "Pauper's Grave" as you find yourself wrapped around his words. Ari's sound hits the mainstream mark with the pop sounds of "Welcome To The Biz," before closing the album with "Wear And Tear" as Ari's voice, at times, sounds like a young Elvis Costello.
Ari Shine has one live show scheduled for October 27 at the Knitting Factory in New York, performing alongside Ryan Cabrera. For more information on Ari Shine's new album "Songs of Solomon," please visit arishine
Time Out calls me a "Sunny Song Maker" in a piece about next Saturday's show!
I just found out that my new album Songs Of Solomon has made the Grammy ballot in the Americana category! This is the shortlist that goes to voters. If any of my friends who are voters would like a copy please let me know!
Adrienne Pierce and my song "It's Your Day" from the Turkish FIAT commercial made the ballot for Best Song Written for Audio/Visual!
Ballots go out in one week!
MTV Artists Beta invited me to be one of their early adopters. Very cool!
A little less than a year ago I started a Pledgemusic campaign for my next album.
Thanks to the support of my wonderful community of listeners, today my new album Songs Of Solomon comes out.
It is in New and Noteworthy on the front page of Itunes as well as getting prominent placement in the Alternative and Singer/Songwriter categories. Click the screenshot below!
It's the 1 year anniversary of the Occupy movement. You can get "Ninety Nine" here for free now and always!
Songs of Solomon has a street date! Sep. 25th on iTunes and all the rest! There will be awesome looking physical copies and new merch as well!
I am beyond proud of Gaby Moreno and honored to have co-written songs on this beautiful album. Amazing playing from Sebastian Aymanns and Leslie Lowe. The song El Sombreron is on of the pieces of music I am most proud of that I have ever been a part of!
It is streaming on NPR right now!
I am looking forward to playing guitar alongside Angela McCluskey at the Bowery Hotel this Friday!
I am thrilled that Beverly Martel just signed a new distro deal and Ghost Town Directory
is available for streaming on Spotify!
I am giving away the new single from "Songs of Solomon" for free on Noisetrade. Just pop your email in and enjoy it!
On Sunday the 13th I will be opening the show for the fabulous Jay Nash at Saint Rocke in beautiful Hermosa Beach. Come on out for an evening of rootsy songwriting. It's always a great hang at Saint Rocke.
Next Friday night in Ventura I will be sharing the stage with two incredibly talented Australians: Mark Sholtez and Mia Dyson. This is my first show at Zoey's, an awesome all ages venue. I am stoked.
I will be sharing the stage with Jack Littman and Adam Bones at one of my favorite LA venues!
I am playing my third California show with my labelmate Mark Sholtez. He is awesome and has supported acts like Sting and George Benson in his native Australia. We be sharing a set at 7. Also playing is Leslie Lowe who is a great singer/songwriter. This show is all ages and Room 5 is a great place to relax and listen to music.
Here is the full live set from my recent show at Max Steiner's in Long Beach!
I am playing a series of shows with my Beverly Martel labelmate Mark Sholtez. He is an incredible Australian artist with a smooth voice and great songs. Our first show is in Long Beach at Max Steiner's this week. Then we hit San Diego at the superb singer/songwriter venue Lestat's. Looking forward to seeing some old and new friends.
Here is a taste of my upcoming album Songs Of Solomon. Like the rest of the album, this number was produced by Noah Shain at White Buffalo. It's called Ninety Nine.
I'm excited to be playing the Mint with these killer acts. I have done a few shows with Tumbledown and it's always a rowdy good time! Drag the River write great songs and include members of ALL (who incidentally, I opened for in High School!). Hope to see you there.
Drag the River (11:30 PM)
During the early days of the Blasting Room there were many open hours for learning how to make records. Jon & Chad recorded around 20 some songs in late ’96 & early ’97. Whoever was in the studio that day could… (
Tumbledown (10:30 PM)
After a relentless 2009 in which the band released their self-titled debut and a live album entitled, Live In Tulsa, in addition to touring in support of both, TUMBLEDOWN was ready to get back into the studio to start work on… (Rea
Ari Shine (9:30 PM)
Regardless of stylistic permutation, though, Shine’s strong songcraft drives the tunes home with ease. Few recent records are as instantly appealing as Ghost Town Directory, or as capable of translating that initial buzz into lasting pleasure.-BIG TAKEOVER (Read More)
Next Saturday night I will be playing at Genghis Cohen with my buddy Chase from Salt Lake City. It's an early show so we play at 7. We will both be doing sets and a few songs together. Should be really fun!
It has been a magical week. I finished tracking Songs of Solomon and it has been one of the best musical experiences of my life. I can't wait to share this record with all of you. I will be posting some fun recording clips like this one!
Ari Shine has posted a new update for "Songs of Solomon Pledge Campaign."
New Unreleased Song ("Who Will Take Care"):
Hey all!! This is a special unreleased unheard song from the vault called "Who Will Take Care" for my pledgers.
This update includes 1 track (who will take care.mp3):
WOW!!! I am so grateful
Thanks to every single one of you who made this campaign so incredibly successful!
I have gone past my Pledgemusic target and up to 142% for "Songs Of Solomon" thanks to all of you.
This experience doing a Pledgemusic campaign has been so incredibly positive. It is such a pleasure to interact with you guys and plan the exclusives you will be receiving. I am in process on them as we speak. I am still open for pledges and am so excited to see what the rest of this magical campaign will bring!
Now that I am past my goal I am donating to my charity of choice The Art of Elysium and able to do lots of special things for my record like bring in guest musicians to make the album extra awesome.
Once again, thanks for all the support! I can't wait to finish this record in December and get it to all of you early in 2012.
Hi there! Thanks to all of you who have pledged. It means a great deal! You can check out the progress here. If you have not pledged on the campaign there are still lots of killer exclusives left. I just did a birthday song for a pledger's daughter that turned out really nice. Come drop by the campaign below!
Ari Shine (8:00 PM)
Ari Shine has earned a worldwide following touring the US, UK and Canada opening for artists such as Rhett Miller, Silversun Pickups, John Doe and many others. Previously earning comparisons by Village Voice and Time Out to a young Elvis Costello… (Read More)
Zach Deputy (9:00 PM)
On his upcoming release Another Day (Eusonia Records, 2011), Zach Deputy demonstrates his extraordinary ability to perform and record in multiple contexts. He conveys the sensibilities of a mature singer/songwriter and demonstrates that he is not merely a "looper"1 with crazy… (Read More)
Hello there! I hope your Fall days are cozy and you are with loved ones. I wanted to write you and let you know about the Pledgemusic Campaign I am beginning this week. Pledgemusic is an organization where "artists and fans work together with charities to make music for change". My campaign is to record my new album "Songs of Solomon." Your pledges will be going to pay producer, musician, art and studio fees allowing you and I to support my artist community. In addition, 10 percent of the money after reaching the target will go to Art of Elysium who bring music into children's hospitals and other settings. http://www.theartofelysium.org/ For your pledge, I have many special exclusives that I have put together. Thank you all for helping me get this music out and into the world!
This is a really nice review from the Swiss Blog Daily Rock. Thanks guys! Daily-Rock : groupes, albums chroniques, interviews, live reports, mp3, photos, biographies, video,. www.daily-rock.com
Thanks to the History Chicks for using my song Most Popular Girl in the World!
I will be playing one of my favorite LA venues, the York in Highland Park. Love this place!
Free show and lots of great food and bevvies.
It was an incredible pleasure opening for Mike Peters (The Alarm) last night @ The El Rey. At the end of Mike's set he invited Cy Curnin from the Fixx, Billy Duffy from the Cult, Slim Jim Phantom, myself and the singer of Gene Loves Jezebel out and we all did a version of Willie Nile's "One Guitar". Mike was incredible last night. Chill inducing. I am so looking forward to our show together in SF on Wed.
Tomorrow is the beginning of my Tuesday Night Residency at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. I will be playing at 6 PM every week all month. I love this venue.
I am so honored to be playing two shows with Mike Peters of the Alarm.
I have been a fan of the band forever and cannot wait. These are two
out of three of his US shows. This should be a serious blast.
Info and ticket links are below!5515 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles CA 90036 US (323) 936-6400 [map]
Ari Shine is quickly becoming the singer-songwriter to watch in 2011. He plays rootsy rock with an eye for lyrical detail and an ear for classic pop song-craft. The heartfelt melodies and unfiltered lyrics he delivers retain the same unabashed hooks and energy whether in solo acoustic performance or with full band backing.
Adrienne Pierce finds a way to sing about ugly things in the most beautiful way.” She is “the go-to girl for a smart shot of catchy-meets-cutting tracks for thoughtful listeners”. Adrienne’s songs have been heard on many shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, and Veronica Mars.
Buzzbands LA has posted this awesome writeup about Ghost Town
Directory and is giving away "It's A Go" for download!
byon AUGUST 4, 2011
You don’t need an instruction manual to get hooked on the hooky power-pop of Ari Shine — ever since his power chords tied us in knots way back in 2007, Shine has been growing new sounds from the roots of classic rock songwriting. His latest album “Ghost Town Directory,” made with producer Noah Shain (As Tall As Lions, the Secret Handshake, among others) and out on Beverly Martel, embraces the exuberance and naivete of youth, the strange machinations of relationships and the steely power of love. It’s almost a shame that Shine keeps his engine idling in the ’70s, but fans of latter-day pop-rockers such as Matthew Sweet and Brendan Benson will find plenty of ear candy here. Bust out the bell-bottoms.
||| Download: “It’s a Go”
I am playing the Satellite (formerly Spaceland) in Silverlake for the Sunday Night Jones.
Also playing are the The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers and Daniel Ahearn and the Jones.
There is also an after party upstairs with a mic for songwriters to get up and play a number.
I will have some special guests playing with me. It will be a great time!
The awesome UK magazine Black Velvet has given Ghost Town Directory
4/5 stars. Check out the new issue here:
Adrienne and I will be playing a FREE ALL AGES show at the Coffee Bean in Los Feliz on Hillhurst on July the 5th. It is a simulcast and part of a series they are doing with Stageit.com. You can stream it from anywhere in the world at the site above. It is pay what you want online. Grab a ticket by clicking the link below!
Thanks to the Vancouver Province for featuring our Railway Club show tonight!
A night of rootsy sounds from Canada and all over, the all over being singer-guitarist Ari Shine who was born in Pennsylvania but grew up splitting his time between northern California and Israel, where he learned to play guitar. Vancouver’s Sarah Wheeler has had past collaborations with the New Pornographers and their circle, but her latest solo album Out of the Woodwork summarizes 20 years of her own creative thought, which started as a child with her jazz musician grandfather. Kent McAlister’s songs meld traditional country sounds with rock and jazz.
Since the age of 15, Ari Shine has been working to perfect his craft, incorporating his love of late 70s rock and pop into his own contemporary tunes. In addition to writing his own material, he co-writes for numerous other bands and artists (The Secret Handshake, Josie Cotton, Gaby Moreno to name a few). When he isn’t writing and recording, he is out on the road taking his songs to the people. He’s opened for Rhett Miller, Redd Kross, Silversun Pickups, the Donnas, and many others. Last summer Shine was selected to support Chris Shiflett of theFoo Fighters on his entire US/Canadian tour.
Shine’s latest record, “Ghost Town Directory” bristles with singer/songwriter spirit yet has a slick radio-friendly gloss provided by producer Noah Shain (As Tall As Lions, Me Talk Prettyand The Secret Handshake). The introductory track is a perfect example of how this team dresses up the retro melodies in modern rock clothes. “All I’ve Got Is Love” is a blistering rocker sizzling with a crunchy riff and harmonies dripping with syrup – not too far astray fromCollective Soul. The driving “Against The Night” enshrouds Bob Seger lyrics with the sort of punchy guitars that lifted the Goo Goo Dolls into superstardom. Other highlights include “Refuge In You” and the Bay City Rollers sounding “Better Anyday”. On the softer side, Shineshows off his skills for balladry on the pleasant “Here With Me” and “Shine”. The bonus track, “Ship In A Bottle”, for which there is a video below, is a sparse acoustic tune not representative of the majority of high energy, more accessible tunes on this record.
“Ghost Town Directory” is a terrific release from start to finish. Shine is an extremely promising talent that wraps his earnest, often inspirational lyrics in melodies that feature plenty of affable harmonies and interesting chord changes.
iPOD-worthy: 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10
When you think of one-person-band pop rock acts, names like Todd Rundgren, Adam Schmitt or Brendan Benson come to mind. They’re all superlative artists, mind you, but all of them tend to emphasize the pop half of the equation. On Ghost Town Directory, Ari Shine also prefers to go it nearly alone, with only drummer Chris Cano for company. While he certainly displays a keen melodic sense, Shine leans more towards a rootsy rock & roll vibe, a la icons like the Faces or the Rolling Stones. It’s a style that suits his grainy voice perfectly, and gives hot tunes like “One Silver Morning,” “All I’ve Got is Love” and “It’s a Go” a classic, gritty edge. Shine doesn’t purely work this groove – he’s smart enough to vary the program with country (“Miss Nina”), lush balladry (“Here With Me”), a bopping tune (“Better Anyday”) so upbeat it could be covered by Miley Cyrus and straight power pop (“Refuge in You”). Regardless of stylistic permutation, though, Shine’s strong songcraft drives the tunes home with ease. Few recent records are as instantly appealing as Ghost Town Directory, or as capable of translating that initial buzz into lasting pleasure.
Power pop is like beer, there are thousands of varieties all of which follow the same basic recipe. It’s very much part of the everyday, and at the right time it can be the most singularly refreshing choice. Few would make a case to elevate power pop, it’s a genre that maintains its own equilibrium. Shine is very much like a refreshing Spanish lager.
In fact he reminds me very much of the Spanish band Lori Meyers, the voice is similar and the concentration on hooks and harmonies ensures that the songs always hit the right spot whether it is the medium pace mode of the bright ‘Refuge in You’ the gentle reflections of ‘Simple’ or the rockier tones of ‘Against the Night’.
When everything clicks into place Shine can compete at the top of the power pop league, ‘It’s A Go’ is the sort of thing that you might play for someone if they asked you to describe power pop. If summer ever arrives and you need some musical refreshment, you know who to call.
No Depression has posted this review of Ghost Town Directory. I love this magazine which makes it extra exciting!
Ghost Town Directory
Ari Shine may be a relative rookie in terms of carving out a career, but even after only two albums, it’s already obvious he’s a knowing power pop practitioner. Consequently, Ghost Town Directory is the kind of album any veteran artist would likely be thrilled to call his or her own. Indeed, from the unabashed exuberance of songs like “All I’ve Got Is Love” to the sophisticated mix of melody and mayhem embraced on “Here With Me,” Shine shines and puts many artists boasting a far lengthier trajectory on notice that they face formidable competition. Here’s an up and comer who’s got his groove, both literally and figuratively, and even a first listen is all it takes to convince. Ghost Town Directory not only begs repeated returns, but gets better and more engaging every single time.
I'm playing the Hideout in Toronto at 9:30. TO's Music Snob has this to say about the show:
For those who like: Tom Petty
This LA-based musician plays straight-forward rock n' roll, something we all need a dose of every once in a while. You can catch him at The Hideout in Toronto on May 20th.
The Deli has run this nice piece on the "Ship In A Bottle" video.
Thanks for including me in last month's LA artist poll as well!
Ari Shine seems to be on a direct path to success. Unlike other up-and-coming artists, Shine makes instantly accessible pop music that could easily be appreciated and understood by the masses. But considering that, the most surprising thing is...that his songs actually have substance and style. In some ways, Ari's tunes remind us of stuff The Kinks were recording in the 1980s. The songs onGhost Town Directly are slick and polished and feature immediately memorable melodies and lyrics. No difficult artsy stuff here, these tunes are shot straight from the hip. At the center of the tunes are Ari's confident yet never oversung vocals. This guy's got a smooth voice that is a perfect fit for modern pop rock. Folks into mid-tempo 1970s and 1980s FM radio pop/rock will find a lot to love here. Ten catchy cuts including "All I've Got Is Love," "Here With Me," "Miss Nina," and "Simple."
This awesome blog offers a gracious, lengthy review of my sophomore album 'Ghost Town Directory.' Fistful writes that Shine "impresses" on the album and overall, 'Ghost Town Directory' offers listeners a unqiue blend of tracks. After a track-by-track review of the album, Fistful is confident in the fact that, "While Shine briefly revels in the sounds of rock stalwarts from two decades ago, his second full length record is an enjoyable album of upbeat power pop-rock."
'Ghost Town Directory' is available now through Beverly Martel. I play THIS SATURDAY, April 30th, with Mindy Smith at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.
I am very excited to be playing the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles with Mindy Smith this Sat. night.
She is truly and amazing singer and writer. This should be a great night.
The people at the fine station Mevio have put "Ship In A Bottle" into rotation!
Ari Shine has racked up plenty of miles on the road, opening for artists like Rhett Miller, John Doe, Hugh Cornwell of the Stranglers, Redd Kross, Silversun Pickups, the Donnas, Liam Finn and many others. Ari's new album is a product of this experience. "All I've Got Is Love" is polished single that incorporates a a strong melody line with power chords aplenty... the slow building "Here With Me" as he clearly states "...Everything I need is here with me." Another standout here is the thrilling "One Silver Morning" with it's energetic beat akin to Golden Earring's "Radar Love." But here it's updated with Shine's earthy vocals and swirling guitar riffs.
『Ghost Town Directory』
Ari Shineがニューアルバム『Ghost Town Directory』をBeverly Martel records（Mozella、 Apache Beatら所属）からリリースした。MTV Iggyは彼のビデオ「Ship In A Bottle」を限定公開している。
Kulak’s Woodshed is a live webcast TV recording studio and 49 seat listening room created for the promotion of singer songwriters.
A community labor of love opened in 1999, operated by volunteers and funded with audience donations.
Self serve snacks, soft drinks, tea, and coffee are available. All ages welcome, fur friendly.
GABY MORENO, long-time collaborator of mine, grabbed the #1 spot on the Latin iTunes chart this week with her independent release 'Illustrated Songs' - ahead of Ricky Martin, Shakira and Mana. I co-wrote two songs on the album, including one in Spanish.
Gaby was featured this week on NPR's All Things Considered! Go Gaby!
The funny and irreverent site Roctober has posted a review of Ghost Town Directory. It will also be featured in the print edition of the magazine!
טריפל פיצ'ר. יותם בן חורין הוא סולן להקת יוסלס איי די והשניים האחרים הם שני מוזיקאים מחו"ל, די רציניים עם רזומה מכובד. כדאי לבדוק את העניין הזה. 20 ש"ח.
Triple a feature. Yotam Ben Horin is frontman for Useless ID and the other two artists are two musicians from abroad, quite serious with a respectable resume. You should check this out. 20 NIS.
The blog Makom 1 featured our show this Tuesday at PiL in Tel Aviv Bar. Can't wait!
Thanks to the good people at Fender for posting this kind piece on my new album!
Ranezine just posted this about my upcoming appearance on John Kerwin's show and the album release.
This is an awesome writeup about last weeks record release party on the Chicago/Paris/LA blog Mezzic. Thanks to Portia Medina!
This kind piece appears in this Pennsylvania paper alongside reviews of Lykke Li, The Fleshtones, Noah and the Whale and others.
My new album is finally out today! I am so proud of it, Check it out on itunes and rate it!
My record release party is next Tue. March 14th at the nautical themed Redwood Bar downtown!
This very kind new review was posted on the great Let It Rock site. Thanks Dmitry!
This interview just went up today. I really like the questions that were asked.
We got to talk about the making of the new album, touring and lots of other good stuff.
Check it out:
This week I will be doing three dates with the Dollyrots, a fierce pop punk act
on none other than Joan Jett's Blackheart Records. I will be opening for them
at the following venues. I will also be doing an on-air performance on Fearless
Radio before my Chicago gig!
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
7TH STREET ENTRY
FEARLESS RADIO ON AIR PERFORMANCE
Here is an interview that I did with Pop Culture Madness a little while back.
The interviewer was really cool and asked great questions.
This is a killer review of the new album. Very kind!
Ari Shine is an American singer songwriter, born in Pennsylvania but living in Los Angeles, that looks like Devendra Banhart yet sounds like Bon Jovi. His music is very California; classic pop rock with lots of guitars and solos that could fit a Guns And Roses song, but also with strong vocals and a much more modern pop-culture approach. You know, like Jetbut without pretending to be British.
Ari spent most of his last year touring as a support act for Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters, and decided to start writing the songs for his new record on his acoustic guitar, and he described the process as "Not geared towards any specific genre, just songs that worked by themselves without outside adornment." This idea was well executed and his second record Ghost Town Directory due to be released on March 15th, is already receiving more...
A very kind review of Ghost Town Directory on the very groovy
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Ari Shine –Ghost Town Directory
With the recent autobiography Life by Keith Richards, Richards praises rock and roll roots in skiffle rock, I hope Keef gets a copy of Ari Shine’s Ghost Town Directory for the fact that skiffle rock is back and with Ari, it looks like it will be here to stay. Ari Shrine is a young singer – songwriter using old methods of early rock and roll and does it so well. A very slick and pleasurable album that shows that you should keep Ari on your radar.
FINAL GRADE: B+
Relix is world premiering my song "Simple" from Ghost Town Directory today. Really exciting news. This magazine is super killer. It even featured my fave kid's show Yo Gabba Gabba on the cover right now!