Shy Mirrors is Chicago born, Stockholm, Sweden-based Mike Downey. In the late 90s and early 2000s he shared songwriting and singing duties in indie rock bands Wolfie and The New Constitution. After a string of genre-blending solo recordings he’s come full circle to a fully realized and fully fuzzed out guitar, bass, drums outlet.
Pop sensibility can go in a lot of different directions. In the case of Shy Mirrors it exists amidst a sonic wash of buzz saw guitars riding upon urgent, snappy tempos rarely reaching the 2.5 minute mark. Recorded at home on minimal equipment, it’s a testament to punky power pop with DIY aesthetics.
Reactors EP (2010, Thinking About The Needle) (buy)
Sailed Blanks (2011, Big School Records) (buy) (Bandcamp) (iTunes) (Spotify) (Amazon) (free mp3′s) (lyrics)
Negative Collector (2013, Big School Records) (buy) (out 1/22/13)
I Buy Way Too Many Records
The Morning After
When You Motor Away
The Fire Note
eMusic / Styrofoam Drone
Indie Rock Cafe (Artist of the week)
Breakout – Live @ Township 4-4-12
Sky High – Live @ Township 4-4-12
Paper Machine – Live @ Township 4-4-12
Reactors – Live @ Township 4-4-12