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-BUZZ BANDS: http://buzzbands.la/2009/09/09/ears-wide-open-shiloe/

-BEATCRAVE: http://beatcrave.com/2009-09-14/download-shiloes-by-the-daggers-in-your-eyes/

-CHICKS WITH GUNS: http://cwgmusicnews.blogspot.com/2009/09/la-based-shiloe-release-new-single.html

-THE ORGAN GRINDER: http://www.theorgangrinderla.com/2009/09/new-music-from-shiloe.html

-THE DELI LA: http://www.thedelimagazine.com/la/index.php?name=thedelila&itemId=222506

-LARGEHEARTED BOY: http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2009/09/daily_downloads_2036.html

"Their debut single, “By The Daggers in Your Eyes,” is evidence that Shiloe still knows how to write music for people who like it darker, more intellectually stimulating, and most of all more intriguing... they seem to take it up a notch in the single as the melodies have expanded into pop-gaze and the dual drumming takes on even more complicated yet incredibly tight rhythms."
-BeatCrave - BuzzBandsLA, BeatCrave, The Deli LA, Chicks With Guns, The Organ Grinder


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Please Remove Your Teeth From My Neck
"L.A.'s Shiloe build on the momentum of their previous EP "Guardian Ear Of The Radio Nurse" with their new six song offering "Please Remove Your Teeth From My Neck" (another odd title choice). The focus of the trio's sound is still on the dirty fuzzed out guitars of Ken Ramos...but there's also new elements this time out to keep it from getting stale. The band seem to have (re-)discovered 1980's British New Wave groups like The Cure, Joy Division and Echo And The Bunnymen and incorporated their dramatics and atmospherics heavily into their already potent Sonic Youth-meets-BRMC arsenal...I like what these guys (actually two girls, and one guy) are doing and I expect them to keep making cool music while improving as they go along. - Losing Today Magazine


"If you like your shoe-gazing pop to be a little darker then this is for you. Fuzzy sharp riffs bring My Bloody Valentine to mind, but have no doubt Shiloe are doing their own thing."
- Nic Harcourt (KCRW)

"...the vocals slide in like Sonic Youth throwing a punk rock through the windows of a goth club, and I'm hooked." - Big Takeover

"...My Bloody Valentine influenced, modern shoegazing" - NME

"...the dense sonic display that Shiloe put forth on their EP, And Now The Screaming Starts is something that grabs you right away but also has a growing effect as you listen to the songs over and over."
- Post-Punk.com

"...on the new song that Shiloe just unveiled, 'By the Daggers in Your Eyes,' it’s shaped to give way to a ’90s-era pop-gazer song. They nailed this one" - Kevin Bronson (Buzz Bands, Spin)

"Shiloe's dark psychedelic rock draws frequent comparisons to the similarly brooding output of Creation Records in the early 90's, but this L.A band's sound stretches far beyond the restrictive realm of shoegaze, especially on tracks like the full-throttle punk guitar rush of 'Alarms.'" - The Organ Grinder

"Songs like the spiraling postpunk livewire of “Alarms” and the slow-motion thunderclouds of “Gone” prove that, had Kevin Shields decided to stay home last year, the genre he wrenched from obscurity to greatness would be in good -- if white-knuckled and intense -- hands." -Prefix Magazine

"...it’s nice to have a band take listeners up to a higher level of intelligence through their cerebral lyrics. Brooding, post-punk, shoe-gaze may all describe Shiloe, but Ken, Melissa, and Dan pull together a dark sound with gritty indie rock tunes that will have you succumb to delightful derangement for a few minutes." -Beatcrave

"All fuzzgauzed atmosphere and razor riffs that tightrope from brooding shoegaze to rhythmically unhinged rock, Shiloe is a something of a rarity within their genre tag (always some variant of ‘post-punk revivalism’) in that they don’t stop at the revival—they actually push the music beyond the echoes of whatever bands inspired it." -Web In Front

"Shiloe scraped the skin off my face with the rough side of the grunge-gazing rock." - Classical Geek Theatre

"Slightly psychedelic sounding melodic and slightly frazzled America indie rock of a rather confident Black Rebel Motorcycle Club meets X nature...Fuzztone riffs, droning guitars, they’re rather refined and rather good." -Organ Magazine

"...features the shared-track Alarms and even though it's early January, I think this song is likely to end up on many year-end best-of lists. Mine, at least! Highly recommended." -Local Vertical

"an indie rock exploration of sound that leads listeners into a dark and droning post-punk world... and focuses lyrically on dark and intellectual themes."-Performer Magazine (Dec '08)

"LA power-brood with throttling guitars, bass & drums & a vocalist who sounds about one uneasy hiss from slapping that grin off your face." -Spider House Cafe (Austin, TX) - Various


-WebInFront interview Oct. 13th.
(http://webinfront.net/?p=1253more-1253)
"All fuzzgauzed atmosphere and razor riffs that tightrope from brooding shoegaze to rhythmically unhinged rock, Shiloe is a something of a rarity within their genre tag (always some variant of ‘post-punk revivalism’) in that they don’t stop at the revival—they actually push the music beyond the echoes of whatever bands inspired it (something Editors have never dreamed of and Interpol seems to have given up on)...The band spoke recently with Web in Front about the EP, horror films, and the bottomless rewards of the Rat distortion pedal..."
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-BeatCrave Interview March '09
(http://beatcrave.com/2009-03-10/interview-know-your-la-bands-with-shiloe/)

-RadioFreeSilverlake interview
(http://radiofreesilverlake.blogspot.com/)

-Noisy.my interview (in Spanish) - Sept. '08 issue.

-Tastes Like Chicken Magazine
3 page interview in issue #7 of the nationally distributed magazine Tastes Like Chicken. - RadioFreeSilverlake, BeatCrave, WebInFront, Noisy.mx, Tastes Like Chicken Magazine


SHILOE "Guardian Ear Of The Radio Nurse"
EP CD review by Vahe Vahe
Each song on this EP is well crafted with haunting almost tribal beats (I love tom toms) and stargazer type vocals. The recording quality is straight-forward with just the right amount of guitar layers. I don't think I would want to hear it any other way. The CD kicks off with the song called "The Rat". The song reminds me of THE CRAMPS meets DEADBOLT meets THE GROOVY GHOULIES (If members of SHILOE are reading this then I would take it as a compliment). The next song "Lady in the Attic" takes a different turn from the opening track. This is more of an angular song which I like a lot. This song reminds me of PIXIES covering a song off the TSOL album "Dance With Me." Very haunting guitar riffs with excellent vocals that compliment. The song "Delay" would be the song to play if you were high and were getting the best oral of your life! A+. Last but not least the song "Black". Has a melodic indie vibe to it. It reminds me of something you would hear on KXLU in the early 1990's. Ya know the stuff you really had to look hard for in record stores because all the major releases sucked! All in all I really dig the disc. I can't wait to hear more! - No-Fi Magazine


Music Emissions - 4 1/2 Stars out of 5!!
"Shiloe’s Please Remove Your Teeth From My Neck is their sophomore EP release, gearing up hopefully for a full-length LP sometime in 2007…because six songs just leave the listener drooling for more." -Michael Schmitt
- Michael Schmitt


Shiloe started off the evening with a sound heavily influenced by the Pixies mixed with some Sonic Youth. Ken Ramos (Vocals/Guitar) had a vocal delivery that resembled Thurston Moore and was squeezing a sharp fuzz from his Gibson SG. Melissa Pleckham (Bass) had a Rickenbacker bass that was filling the room with low notes. Their latest release is "Please Remove Your Teeth From My Neck" which you can download from itunes. I will have to check them out again.
-Amateur Chemist (LittleRadio.com)
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Shiloe make missing out on Coachella a good thing.
If I could describe Shiloe in one word, at first glance, it would be timid. They casually walked on stage and slowly progressed into their first song with a Tool-like feel. Their musicianship is anything but timid. They are a very talented young trio. Each song had it's own sound, from a mysterious vibe all the way across the spectrum to a very dancey, Pulp-esque sound. All around, their sound was very balanced and locked in. The drummer had incredible energy. I saw sticks and feet flying around everywhere. Their set was very diverse and that's good for a nightclub kind of setting. If I could compare them to a drink, it would be vodka and sprite; bubbly and sweet, but will get you messed up at the same time.
-Amanda Allgood (cmj.com & zigzaglive.com) - CMJ.com & LittleRadio


"Gone" is a featured download at the following Blogs:
-Largehearted Boy - Sep. 25th
-L. A.-Underground - Oct, 1st
-What To Wear During an Orange Alert - Sep. 27th
-Local Vertical - Sep 26th
-Burning World - Sep 27th
-Groove Cookie - Oct 4th
-WeLikeItIndie.com - Oct 15th
-ParasitesAndSycophants.blogspot.com- Jan 8th
-The Devil Has The Best Tuna - Jan 10th
-Don't Tell Your Friends - Jan 12th
-Artrock.com - Jan 12th
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"Alarms" is a featured download at
-Web In Front.net
-Largehearted Boy - Jan. 7th
-ParasitesAndSycophants.blogspot.com - Jan 8th
-The Devil Has The Best Tuna - Jan 10th
-Don't Tell Your Friends - Jan 12th
-Artrock.com - Jan 12th
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Featured in "Buzz Bands" in Los Angeles Times - recommened download side bar for "The Lady in the Attic".
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"The Rat"
-Indie Indeed's Song of the Week
-Palebear.com "Blurbin’ Fridays" recommended dowload. - L.A. Times, Largehearted Boy, Web In Front, Indie Indeed, Palebear & More


By Shannon Kofahl

Shiloe's songs "Lady in the Attic" and "The Rat" are receiving radio play on Indie 103.1 FM, and the band is creating a buzz in Glendale as the resident band at The Scene Bar, which recently expanded and plans to host more free shows. Shiloe is currently headlining Club Neutron Bomb, a night boasting the best underground punk, garage, new wave and indie rock bands Los Angeles has to offer.

The name of their debut EP, 'Guardian Ear of the Radio Nurse,' comes from a wireless baby monitor designed in response to the paranoia that broke out when Charles Lindberg's baby was kidnapped. Lead singer and guitarist Ken Ramos, an LA native, explains that "we felt it illustrates a connection between the atmosphere of paranoia in the country circa World War II and our society's current sense of paranoia."

...The band members describe their music as noisy alternative, and their influences range from the Pixies and Sonic Youth to Joy Division and the Cure. - Pasadena Weekly


-Big Takeover Magazine
"This little five-song EP from this Los Angeles trio begins with a hot and sweet drumbeat intro before getting drenched in shimmering guitar noise. Then the vocals slide in like Sonic Youth throwing a punk rock through the windows of a goth club, and I'm hooked. There's a full-on joy of noise rock, but mixed with a healthy dose of dark Britpop, shoegazed swirls, and an undeniable punk rock snicker in the vocal delivery."

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-Prefix Magazine
"Songs like the spiraling postpunk livewire of �Alarms� and the slow-motion thunderclouds of �Gone� prove that, had Kevin Shields decided to stay home last year, the genre he wrenched from obscurity to greatness would be in good -- if white-knuckled and intense -- hands."
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-Performer Magazine
"... And Now the Screaming Starts, is an indie rock exploration of sound that leads listeners into a dark and droning post-punk world... The material on ...And Now the Screaming Starts captures the hard-edge essence of punk music while giving it a Gothic spin and focuses lyrically on dark and intellectual themes. The five-song EP begins with �Gone,� a driving and intense track that introduces vocalist/guitarist Ken Ramos� fuzzed-out guitars and unexpectedly melodic vocals. Melodic as they may be, his vocals still maintain a punk inflection throughout the album as he delivers heavy and sometimes haunting lyrics layered over the band�s atmospheric sound...The lasting effect of ...And Now the Screaming Starts is a moody one, dousing listeners with a gloomy daze." -Veronica Young
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b427c87d#/b427c87d/52
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"...the dense sonic display that Shiloe put forth on their EP, And Now The Screaming Starts is something that grabs you right away but also has a growing effect as you listen to the songs over and over." - Post-Punk.com
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-Local Vertical
"...they've got a dark Sonic Youth/Interpol sound that isn't hard to become addicted to. Their not-enough-of-a-good-thing 5-track EP features the shared-track Alarms and even though it's early January, I think this song is likely to end up on many year-end best-of lists. Mine, at least! Highly recommended."
http://localvertical.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-music-shiloe-and-now-screaming.html
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"All fuzzgauzed atmosphere and razor riffs that tightrope from brooding shoegaze to rhythmically unhinged rock, Shiloe is a something of a rarity within their genre tag (always some variant of �post-punk revivalism�) in that they don�t stop at the revival�they actually push the music beyond the echoes of whatever bands inspired it." -Web In Front

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"...it�s nice to have a band take listeners up to a higher level of intelligence through their cerebral lyrics. Brooding, post-punk, shoe-gaze may all describe Shiloe, but Ken, Melissa, and Dan pull together a dark sound with gritty indie rock tunes that will have you succumb to delightful derangement for a few minutes." -Beatcrave
- Prefix Mag, Performer Mag, Local Vertical & WebInFront


Discography

-Early 2010 Debut Full-Length
First single "By The Daggers In Your Eyes" Has spent 3 weeks in the top 20 on the FMQB Triple A radio specialty charts.

-Lower Class Revolt Compilation Vol.3

-...And Now The Screaming Starts (New & Used Records)
Songs have already been played on KROQ, Indie 103.1, BBC 6, KXLU, LittleRadio, & BagelRadio and featured in several music blogs including LargeHeartedb Boy, WebInFront, La-Underground, What To Wear During an Orange Alert, Burning World, and more.

-Summer 2008 Filter Magazine Presents: Landmark Theatres Sampler CD

-Please Remove Your Teeth From My Neck EP
Has received airplay on radio stations including KROQ 106.7, Indie 103.1, BBC, KXLU, KZSU, LittleRadio and Radio Alterno, and has garnered positive reviews from publications such as Losing Today, Organ Magazine, and Music Emissions.

-Guardian Ear of The Radio Nurse EP
All songs from this debut EP have been added to playlists of various college, independent and commercial radio stations and podcasts, including Indie 103.1, KXLU 88.9, LittleRadio.com, NoFiRadio.com, KillRadio.org, KUCI, KBVR 88.7, WOZQ 91.9fm, radioalterno.com, Soma fm, WOXY.com, AltrokRadio 90.5, and RadioNowhere, on which "The Rat" was the most requested song for three weeks in a row.

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After releasing three successful EPs, both on their own and through San Francisco-based indie upstart New & Used Records, anticipation is running high for the band's first ever LP. The trio, who have been compared musically to bands ranging from the Cramps to the Pixies, have built their reputation on the songwriting prowess and onstage intensity of founding members Ken Ramos (vocals/guitar) and Melissa Pleckham (bass). While many bands boast a couple at their core, these two have taken their romantic relationship to new heights with their symbiotic songwriting style: Ramos writes the music, while Pleckham focuses largely on crafting the lyrics he will sing.

The two are joined onstage and in the studio by their two drummers, Dan Moore and Daniel Clifford, who enhance the songs with their powerful rhythmic styles to complete the Shiloe sound. The music, which has made its reputation in Los Angeles for being both unapologetically dark and unrelentingly loud, combines the driving force of Sleater-Kinney with the atmosphere of Interpol, tied together with the roughness of the punk bands that Ramos grew up listening to in his native Orange County.

Shiloe has already caused a stir among some of the most influential tastemakers in music, including KROQ, KCRW, Spin magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and Filter magazine, who recently chose to feature the band on a compilation CD alongside such artists as Portishead and Great Northern, as well as the BBC and the Mexican station RadioAlterno, who flew the band to Mexico City to perform for fans.

Veteran musicians are also taking notice: In June of 2009, Shiloe was personally invited to co-headline Sonic Youth's official West Coast record release party for The Eternal at Origami Vinyl in Echo Park, where they played alongside former Sonic Youth tourmates Pocahaunted. The band has also shared bills with notable performers including Girl In A Coma, the Henry Clay People, Gliss, War Tapes, Mike Watt, and Giant Drag among others.

Shiloe's as-yet-untitled debut full-length is currently in production in Los Angeles.