From: CA, United States
Genre: Rock, Alt Rock, Geek Rock
Between Guitar Hero and Rock Band, Shaimus has forcibly (but legally) entered the homes of millions of people around the world. The Los Angeles-based rock band's song "Like a Fool" has lit a fire under plastic instrument-wielding rockers everywhere as a free download for Rock Band 2; the tune also helps to usher in the next phase of Shaimus music with their second album, The Sad Thing Is, We Like It Here—a record that showcases the band's knack for memorable hooks, soulful vocals and intricate-yet-somehow-tasteful playing.
In addition to their two video game appearances, Shaimus has been played on indie and mainstream radio, licensed their music to MTV, become International Songwriting Competition semi-finalists, signed a publishing contract with North Star Media (leading to song placements on "One Tree Hill" and "Ruby and the Rockits"), appeared in the Sony/Screengems film The Roommate, signed a Friends Deal with MySpace Records, and had tens of thousands of music sales—all without the help of a record label.