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    Shameless
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    When The Right One Comes Along
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    Medicine
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    Bad
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    Ghost
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Shameless is the new EP by the acclaimed duo—made up of Justin Davis and Sarah Zimmermann—and it was damn sure worth the wait.
The four-song release, produced by Kennedy Karate (Børns), follows the success of their 2015 debut album, Nothing But The Silence—which has accumulated more than 10 million streams worldwide—and gives fans a taste of their ambitious, forthcoming full-length album, due out later in 2018 on Capitol Records.
“We knew that wanted to do something different,” says Zimmermann. “We made the first record in four days, all live to tape—which was an amazing challenge.
But this time, we had more than a month in the studio, which gave us a lot more leeway with time and ability to experiment.”
The songs they selected for the Shameless EP are intended as a bridge between the two albums, an introduction to the new directions Striking Matches are pursuing while still retaining the bluesy, rootsy core and instrumental virtuosity of the debut. “Bad” is dramatic and reverb-heavy, with a Roy Orbison flavor, while “Ghost,” says Davis, takes the “direct inspiration of angst and aggression pent up from our first record.” The title track serves as a mission statement for the duo’s fearless approach to creativity, and “Medicine” offers a more rhythmic, groove-centric sound.

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