"St. Louis’ The Sham are clearly part of the St. Louis scene...their influences are beyond transparent; however, their music prowess makes it hard to care" - Student Life
-> NOMINATED BEST INDIE BAND IN ST.LOUIS, 2009, BY RIVERFRONT TIMES.
A 4-Piece band that reside and play together in St. Louis, Missouri. In between trying to keep the house clean, college and playing shows in St. Louis, The Sham wistfully plays across the nation pulling their hand-built trailer. The Sham began in 2005 with a growing frenzy to play/record/write music and continues to grow into a truly unstoppable effort.
The new E.P. "The Only Builder" has arrived from Portland and can be purchased off itunes, cdbaby, Rhapsody and live direct from the band.
Currently The Sham is writing new songs for their upcoming full length.
For booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Phillips - Guitar/Vocals
Joel Burton - Bass/Vocals/synth
Tyler Crain - Guitar/synth
Nate Heininger - Percussion/synth/samples
Official Track List for "The Only Builder"
1. Roller Skates
2. Lightning Bugs
Official Track List for "We Will Rebuilt"
1. All Skulls Dense
2. Venus in Bullet Time
3. Where Are We Going?
5. We Don't Know
6. We Know
Official track list for Life Gave Me Lemons; I Made Lasers.
3. Thats Cold
5. Come Through
6. Perfect Polly
7. Pink Flamingos
8. Wild for Mild
9. Rocks On the Side
PLAYBACK STL (The Only Builder)
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A youthful maelstrom of exuberant tumult combines with the sweet sounds sophisticated, insatiably ca...A youthful maelstrom of exuberant tumult combines with the sweet sounds sophisticated, insatiably catchy, indie-rock on their debut EP, The Only Builder. The record achieves the seemingly impossible, taking a notoriously bombastic live show and pairing it down in the studio. The result? The Only Builder is aggressive, polished, and completely satisfying experience.
Annie Zaleski- Music Editor
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I was mighty impressed with promising young local band the Sham the only time I saw them. Apparently...I was mighty impressed with promising young local band the Sham the only time I saw them. Apparently I'm not the only one: The band is opening for White Rabbits at the Record Bar in Kansas City on June 1.
Anyway, in concert the quartet treads similar strummy-rock ground the Strokes did a few years back, but with much more verve and a decided lack of snotty boredom. "Roller Skates," a new studio creation, finds the Sham channeling the crinkly, wiry atmospheres of Modest Mouse, while Chris Phillips' vocals echo (but don't ape) Built to Spill's Doug Martsch and all sorts of indie dudes who can actually carry a tune.
"The last band of the night called The sham cooked up some sweet indie sounds. Quite impressive!"
Internet Radio Review
"A recent sequence of songs included buzz-sawing ditties by the Sham"
There are no upcoming dates at this time.