Watch Shamir Play “Diet” in Front of His House in Philadelphia for “Neighborhoods”

The track is from the songwriter’s self-titled record, released back in October.

Just when we thought we’d pegged the shapeshifting songwriter as a lo-fi/post-punk/slacker rock/bedroom pop artist (experimenting with grunge and shoegaze) with his March-released record Cataclysm, Shamir returned six and a half months later with a follow-up self-titled LP more closely aligning himself more with synth- and pop-based sounds. It seems safe to say—seven very different records into his music career—that he’s pretty disinterested in chasing genre conventions.

It was a track from this most recent project which he played for his recent “Neighborhoods” set outside his house in Philadelphia—the electric guitar-led “Diet” got stripped to its core for the short set he filmed for us, removing the booming drums and backing vocals from its original recording. Intercut with plenty of B-roll capturing the environment in Philly’s Point Breeze, watch the clip below.


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