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Having honed their chops in the bands of Rhett Miller and Pete Yorn, one would expect guitarist Danny De La Matyr and drummer Luke Adams to have soaked up some of the melodic, radio-ready vibes that their former bosses are known for. It's no surprise, then, that the two LA-area musicians, along with bassist Bill Shupp, would release an album of melodic, radio-ready power pop. The trio, calling themselves theSHEERS, released one of the happier little records towards the close of '06. While the disc sports the somewhat pessimistic title Goodbye World, the music inside floats along a shimmering sea of twisting melodies, confident vocals, and well-crafted songs. The moody, slowly building "Nothing Against Her" is illustrative of the disc's strengths; it sounds very natural, is confidently executed, and features a melancholy, rolling melody that recalls The Police. On "Cover Me Up", bursts of staccato guitar give way to a psychedelic wash of sound, as De La Matyr stretches his vocals over thumping drums, distorted rhythm guitars, and the dreamy backing harmony vocals of his band mates. Much of the music has a hazy, day-dreamy quality, with dense guitar chords weaving around twinkling organ flourishes, such as on "Something Wrong". The formula doesn't always work - "Seasons" plods along in a circular, boring journey, and "What You Decide" seems lost in its own half-developed ideas - but the trio gets props for producing a much richer sound than one would expect. Thanks to the wonders of multi-tracking, the layers of harmonies and extra instrumentation help fill out a fine first effort from theSHEERS.



December, 2006
Like The Safes` "Well Well Well" , The Sheers` "Goodbye World" arrives in December to
make clear never carve your `best-of` lists into stone before the year fully expires. The
Sheers are special and are a pure pop lovers delight bringing to mind the classic sounds of
Doug Powell, The Grays, Material Issue, Crowded House, Toy Matinee, The Dotted Line
and Jellyfish. The band has not spared expense with the quality of the production as the
not only do the arrangements show incredible self-awareness, but every note clearly has
its place like all the aforementioned bands. Those influences are clearly evident here
(witness the soundbites, at this moment-in-time, please). Each song whips up pulsestopping
slides into confident, richly rewarding hook-magic, all saturated with an incredible
commitment to the production qualities, again like the previously mentioned bands. I
mean, "WOW!!!!"
Lead singer Danny De La Matyr sounds like the perfect blendings of Andy Sturmer, Neil
Finn, Doug Powell and for those who have been around Not Lame awhile, perhaps you
remember one of the best Jellyfish inspired bands to walk the earth the last 15 years, The
Days. Well, De La Matyr was the leader of the band and, here, along with Bill Shupp and
Luke Adams we have a trio who have a complete band sound. We didn`t put a soundbite
for "It Is What It Is" but when you hear this, if yu don`t think "Ram"-era, first solo album
Emitt Rhodes, grill me to the ground. It`s a gorgeous little ballad that is not in the least bit
sappy, just perfection. Anyway, enough hyperbole, if you are still reading this and
uncertain, just get listening the samples. Grade: Perfect "A" without reservation! -


If you love sophisticated lyrics and gorgeous melody you can appreciate The Sheers. Singer/Songwriter Danny DeLaMatyr sounds alot like Roger Manning, doing mid tempo power pop along the lines of Doug Powell and The Posies. The album also does a bit of McCartney balladry with "It is what it is" and then rocks all out for "You're just Lonely" a nice slice of hooks and chorus. Bill Shupp and Luke Adams round out the band and with great drum work and excellent guitar playing. "Take That" continues The Posies-styled awesomeness. The song "Shakedown" has a great epic rock bridge and a melody line that was made for an arena event. I have to say this is another CD without a weak track on it. Listen to the track below "Goodbye World" for a taste of this great album. For more music to hear, go to the myspace page. You can get this album at CD Baby, Not Lame or KoolKat Music or itunes. - Powerpopaholic: The Power Pop Music Review Site

"3 1/2 stars"

The Sheers delivers 10 classic modern produced powerpop-tunes in a very nice way...

It's that easy to describe this album from the American band The Sheers. There are a few other influences like Supertramp and 10 CC but the main part of the album sounds like a mix between Cheap Trick, Beatles, Rembrandts and Rhett Miller. And the result is very nice. The opening track "Goodbye World" sets the tone and during the trip to the 10th out "Something Wrong", the rockier "You're Just Lonely" and "Take That" are two other favorites. A safe album to check out for the lovers of - well I said - classic modern well produced powerpop... Oh yeah - I forgot to mention "Nothing Against Her" which could have been on any Rembrandts album and been a favorite. -


Our first record "Goodbye World" was released in January 07. We have distribution through CD Baby, itunes, and NOTLAME RECORDS.
We've had airplay on KCRW, and various online streaming radio shows, as well as licensing placements on Veronica Mars, and Men in Trees



Remember a time when you heard songs on the radio and those songs crept their way into your mind? Remember how the melody stuck with you for the rest of the day? Remember when you bought the record, you listened to the whole thing and loved it as much as “the single”?

TheSHEERS are a product of that time.

In the fall of 2003, singer/songwriter Danny DeLaMatyr had made the move from big city to bigger city, relocating from Dallas to Los Angeles to take a gig as the guitar player in Old 97’s front man Rhett Miller’s touring band. After the short but critically acclaimed tour, DeLaMatyr settled into his adopted city.

Around the same time, drummer/songwriter/producer Luke Adams was finishing up a two-year stint as the touring drummer for Pete Yorn’s band and was aching for a creative outlet and a well-deserved rest at home.

A mutual Dallas friend, bass player Bill Shupp, introduced Adams to DelaMatyr. Adams, being a fan of DelaMatyr’s first band (“The Days”) quickly offered to produce/record his newer material. After two months of collaboration, it was evident that what was developing was a tangible musical relationship. It was clear to both that a band had to be formed from this collaboration. Re-enter drummer-turned-bass player Bill Shupp, and the SHEERS were born.

Thus began a two-year process of writing, recording, and gigs that has culminated in their brand new release-“Goodbye World”.

“Goodbye World” harkens back to a time when the “album” reigned supreme. From the mid-tempo soft rock of “Nothing Against Her”, to the sonic paint-splash of “Something Wrong”, it is a record that should be listened to in order, and in its entirety.

The influences are strong and clear. From the McCartney-esque “It is What It Is” to the Supertramp pop craft of “What You Decide” theSHEERS draw from their heroes yet inject their own pop sensibility, creating a sound that is not only unique and catchy, but timeless.

With music placements on ABC’s “Men in Trees” and airplay on KCRW’s “Brave New World” show, theSHEERS are poised to make a name for themselves in the indie-pop world in 2007/08.