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    Posted: May 18 2011 at 12:28
Finally, the new *Shels album Plains of the Purple Buffalo will be out on June 27th.  See details below:

*shels have now posted their new album Plains of the Purple Buffalo up for pre-order at


It's been 4 years since transatlantic epic rock explorers *shels released their debut album "Sea of the Dying Dhow" to critical acclaim. And since its release the group have jettisoned their own imprint,

, and built a home for some of underground alternative music's finest from around the globe, including the likes of Black Sheep Wall, Latitudes, Ef, The Ascent of Everest, Sons of Noel And Adrian and more. On the sidelines, *shels have been slow-roasting their sophomore full-lengther, Plains of the Purple Buffalo with more care, detail and attention than anything the band have ever undertaken.

"it's been a tough 4 years -- hard, but rewarding... juggling various different projects along with the label, and our day jobs too - we've been through some of the greatest personal highs and lows ever and our lives have changed so much during the writing and recording of this album... we've learned so much and we've tried to put everything in these tracks"
-- Mehdi Safa


Produced by Mehdi Safa at his home in Temecula, California, and taking its title from the novel and movie The Neverending Story, Plains of the Purple Buffalo is a monumental journey, clocking-in at just shy of 80 minutes. Piloted by the songwriting force behind its previous incarnation as UK hardcore cult favourites Mahumodo, *shels' niche lies in their unique ability to seamlessly intertwine blistering slabs of raw brutality with delicate and fragile passages - songs are more like film scores and packed so full of layers, they are overflowing with life - the result is a record that will captivate listeners for years. Indeed it's the depth and attention to detail that has resonated with music lovers across all genres for years, and what makes *shels stand out from the crowd. In Plains of the Purple Buffalo *shels have taken their moody, emotion-feulled adventure to a whole new level,         showcasing themselves like never before.

"When we titled the album back in 2007, we didn't realize how appropriate and relevant it would be to our own Endeavour of completing this record. The Neverending story is all about not losing hope, taking a leap of faith and believing in something you may not be able to see, touch or understand - and overcoming fear -- it's about letting go and realizing your own power and allowing yourself to reach your full potential -- these ideals are at the core of this album" -- Mehdi Safa

You can hear a track from the album on the band's Facebook page

. or right here:

*Shels - Vision Quest
by Shelsmusic

We'll post a second track from the album on the *shels facebook page next Wednesday.

Plains of the Purple Buffalo
 is set for worldwide release through Shelsmusic on June 27th, 2011.
The album is now available for pre-order at

Email us if you have any questions concerning the album - if you are a member of the press or media and would like to request a press pack email [email protected].

Hope you all enjoy the album!

Love, and respect.

Edited by rushaholic - May 18 2011 at 12:29
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2011 at 16:35
Looking forward to this!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2011 at 17:47
Finally!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2011 at 18:16
Damn excited for this release.  Should be monumental.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2011 at 19:38
great news, can't wait to hear the new stuff
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