Shamir announces debut LP, Rachet

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Shamir Ratchet

“Vegas is a very cultureless place,” Shamir Bailey told us last year in an interview surrounding his 2014 Godmode EP, Northtown. “We have to struggle to do stuff for ourselves.” Now Bailey is channeling more feelings about his hometown into his debut LP, Ratchet, out May 19 on XL. The record is about “growing up in Vegas, though not the Vegas you think you know,” reads the official album announcement. That’s the cover art above; below check out another statement Shamir made about the album on his Tumblr this morning. And in case you missed it, check out Shamir’s Shot By the Band photo essay from last month, photos from the band’s European tour and lots of picts from his time spent living at the Brooklyn all-ages art space Silent Barn.