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Since 2000, Mike Contreras has been performing and recording music in the Indianapolis, Indiana area with several bands including Pop Lolita, Red Light Driver, Playboy Psychonauts, The Shivers, Thee Pernicious UniCats, Lunar Event, and The Shake Weights. Now under the Shimmercore moniker, a new solo album, "Dronelands" is due to drop in mid-October 2011. The 13 song album can be described as feedback ballads for wayward shoegazers.

In the middle of September 2010, Mike decided to start writing and recording a concept album of drone-pop tunes in the vein of the Jesus and Mary Chain, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spacemen 3, and the Velvet Underground. Having spent the last few years learning and practicing multiple instruments, the timing seemed perfect for applying this newly acquired musicianship to sound engineering and producing a full length album. Each song took an average of 2-3 hours to write and record which left a lot of time for mixing the right tones and sounds. In the end, t