Shameless has so much good music that if we had more free time on our hands, we could run an entire site just dedicated to the music in this show alone. Since we don’t, we just like to bring you our favorite highlights each week, and this week’s episode “Civil Wrongs” features three songs that stand out in particular.
First is a song by 1985, a band we were introduced to by a recent Pizza Hut ad. Their song “A Beautiful Life” which features beautiful layered harmonies and rollicking rhythms, plays when Veronica announces that she and Kev are having a baby.
Long-time indie stalwarts Middle Distance Runner have their track “Firehouse” play when Fiona’s new friend at work invites her to lunch.
Last, Fellow Bohemian, an upcoming artist we were introduced to by Shameless last season, have another song in the show. The LA-based indie popsters’ new track “It Takes So Little” plays when Ian tells Lip about Mickie’s girlfriend.
All three bands feature a common sonic thread of great vocal harmonies, jangly guitars, and rolling drums, and it’s nice to see how bands like Middle Distance Runner have paved the way for new artists in the same vein like 1985 and Fellow Bohemian. There’s only two more episodes of Shameless left this season after this, and we can’t wait to hear what other great tunes will show up.