Shamir Announces Debut Album, Ratchet


Shamir announced his debut album today, a “disco house R&B marvel… about growing up in Vegas, though not the Vegas you think you know.” Due out May 19th through XL Recordings, Ratchet features the singer’s recent breakthrough single “On the Regular” and nine other new tracks that were recorded with his recurring collaborator/former label boss, Nick Sylvester.

Here’s what Shamir had to say about it via Tumblr:


Plus the complete tracklisting, cover art and some upcoming tour dates…

Shamir - 'Ratchet' album cover

Shamir, Ratchet (XL, May 19th):
1. Vegas
2. Make A Scene
3. On The Regular
4. Call If Off
5. Hot Mess
6. Demon
7. In For The Kill
8. Youth
9. Darker
10. Head In The Clouds

Shamir tour dates:
3/18 Austin, TX – Pitchfork Day Party @ Mohawk
3/18 Austin, TX – NPR Music’s official SXSW showcase @ Stubb’s
3/19 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/20 Austin, TX – YouTube Music Awards @ Coppertank
4/8 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
4/9 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
5/11 Leeds, UK – Belgrave
5/12 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
5/13 Nottingham, UK – Bodega
5/14-16 Brighton, UK – The Great Escape Festival
5/17 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
5/20 London, UK – XOYO
7/17-7/19 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival