|Ari Shine: A Force Of One|
Bongo Beat Records
2049 Melrose Ave.
Available in stores:
Canada: Aug., 2007
USA: July 10, 2007
SPAIN/EUROPE: Sept. 2007
UK: Sept. 2007
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Catalog number: BB 1988-2
Canada: Outside Music
USA: Burnside Distribution
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Produced by Earle Mankey
Ari Shine is a one man guitar pop crusade. Big Take Over calls him "A Paul Stanley/Rick Springfield for the millennium." This is loud hip shakin guitar rock and roll from Los Angeles produced by Earle Mankey (Sparks, Concrete Blonde, Beach Boys, Three O'Clock, etc).
Ari Shine co-wrote the Grand Prize Winner (Song Of The Year) at this year's prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and has written and performed with Jennifer Finch (L7), Kari Krome (Runaways), Martyn Lenoble (Porno for Pyros), Todd Youth (Danzig), Victor Indrizzo (Beck), and co-wrote 6 songs on Australian buzz artist Kara Grangier's record (including her duet with Amos Lee), featured in Starbucks stores across Australia.
This past May (2007), Ari created a sensation at the famous Cavern Club Liverpool, getting special praise from the BBC and gushing UK reviews for the new CD.
"....the chewy, riffsmart arrogance and sunshine combination prove to be instantly likeable whacks to the gut for fans of early Costello and the Knack/ Raspberries school of gritty, radio-friendly guitar pop." - Whisperin' and Hollerin' UK
"sunny songs spiked with punk (the Elvis Costello wing of it) and power pop."
— Time Out NYC
"high energy power pop with a dose of big city noir."
— Big Take Over
"a big hooky event with pulsing guitars, armies of vocal harmonies and pumping rhythms."
— Not Lame
"...a warm and friendly radio mix, but the guitars still crunch and howl."
"Shine is an artist who seems to have an impressive ability to create addictive pop hooks"
— Subba Cultcha, UK
"a thoroughly modern rock sound with driving melodies. This is a very promising debut."
"...his generation's Dave Grohl..."
"pop music at it's most savvy."
— EQ Magazine
"an impressive debut"
— Absolute Powerpop
"Shine is a classic stripped down new wave tense type, who sounds a good deal like 1977-1979 Elvis Costello when he was spitting hard into microphones and front rows"
— Big Take Over