Discovery Corner on BTR

Premiere DateMar 16, 2015
Categories Media Music
00:00 Introducing Shmu
01:24 She's Leaving Shmu
06:14 Mollassacre Shmu
10:01 Hornet's Nest Shmu
14:20 Mic Break
14:32 Interview with Samuel Chown
36:06 Mic Break
37:20 Made of Stone Shmu
44:58 Do You See What I See Shmu
50:10 Impressions Shmu
54:26 House of Stares Shmu
58:47 Backwoods Shmu
60:12 Finish

Photo courtesy of Sam Chown

Hello and welcome to Discovery Corner on BTR! Today we’re going to pick through the mind of Samuel Chown, the drummer from the successful duo Zorch who has a great side project called Shmu. He’s a busy dude, whose list of recent work includes recording on the Flaming Lips’ new album, making music with Bon Iver and Swans, writing music, and founding his own record label.

Shmu is music that you can spend hours dissecting, and still hear new layers upon repeated listening. The lush arrangements are just dense enough to warrant repeated digging, yet have enough space for all of the great musical ideas to breathe. It’s vast, it’s kaleidoscopic, it’s emotional… and it’s groovy. Check it out for yourself.

And don’t forget to check out the Discovery Artist feature on Shmu!


Upcoming Tour Dates

03/27/15 – Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
03/28/15 – 40 Baker St., Guelph, ON

Photo Courtesy of the band

Zach Schepis worked at BTR from 2013-2017 as an intern, staff writer, podcast producer, and Editor-in-Chief for BTRread.