can someone show me a NEW shoegaze band

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I'm glad that it seems there is an excitement about shoegaze recently. Can someone point me to a new shoegaze act? I know there have to be new bands popping up but where are they? ILM mentions M83 but their site crashes on me for some reason. Any other newbies that resurrect the great spirit would be appreciated.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Saturday, 13 December 2003 09:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

Calla

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 13 December 2003 09:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

Are they a google away?

cs appleby (cs appleby), Saturday, 13 December 2003 10:00 (10 years ago) Permalink

Isn't everything?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 13 December 2003 10:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

Fine. I'm trying to be lazy but you insist.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Saturday, 13 December 2003 10:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

sigur ros!

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Saturday, 13 December 2003 10:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

Try epitonic for mp3s maybe. I saw them open for Firewater last week, and they struck me as rather Shoegazey. Not a Chapterhourse clone, mind you, but definitely inclined to indulge in a healthy bit of toe observation.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 13 December 2003 10:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

i think joy zipper are supposed to be shoegazer-y. i'm reviewing their newie this weekend but i haven't managed to listen to it yet. it's only 6 songs so i can give it several listens before writing...

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Saturday, 13 December 2003 10:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

Just checked out mp3's of Calla. Ehh. Thanks Alex anyhow. I'll check epitonic next.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Saturday, 13 December 2003 10:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

I thought they were pretty Ehh myself, but people were definetely into'em.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 13 December 2003 10:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

ulrich schnauss

gaz (gaz), Saturday, 13 December 2003 10:22 (10 years ago) Permalink

Ulrich..first search gets me to Discogs and some german site and then Warp. I'll keep on it.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Saturday, 13 December 2003 10:29 (10 years ago) Permalink

this thread sucks

Malory! Isobella! Paik! Pacific UV!

fucking Clairecords people!!!!

sort yourselves out

the surface noise (electricsound), Saturday, 13 December 2003 11:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

the Workhouse

Schwingung (Damian), Saturday, 13 December 2003 11:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

yeah!!!

the surface noise (electricsound), Saturday, 13 December 2003 11:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

Guitar and Pluramon.

JoB (JoB), Saturday, 13 December 2003 12:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

Kinski have a fair bit of the 'gaze as well, as do Bardo Pond, but both have a lot of other fish to fry in general.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 13 December 2003 16:27 (10 years ago) Permalink

Pacific UV is like a poorman's Spiritualized, but still not bad.
Is Malory still around? Thy're good.

A Nairn (moretap), Saturday, 13 December 2003 17:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

The Peter Parkers, Mean Red Spiders and you'd probably like Readymade too.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Saturday, 13 December 2003 18:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

Some people really liked that Manitoba record

Sonny A. (Keiko), Saturday, 13 December 2003 18:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

my usual Marine Time Keepers mention, probably the prettiest, musically speaking, shoegazing band around today. radio dept is like a shoegazing band that writes pop songs and their new ep is wonderful.

keith m (keithmcl), Saturday, 13 December 2003 18:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

Guitar (that's the name of the band) has an album called "Sunkissed" that's probably up your alley.

Nom De Plume (Nom De Plume), Saturday, 13 December 2003 19:12 (10 years ago) Permalink

Timonium do a kinda shoegazey/slowcore thing. "Self Evidence" is a really pretty song.

Ian Johnson (orion), Saturday, 13 December 2003 19:22 (10 years ago) Permalink

Trouble with "shoegazer" is that it was so of-it's-time that anyone trying to re-create it - modern spin or not - end up being a complete revivalist band.

I think most bands these days that are labelled "shoegazer" would be better suited to "slowcore" or "dream-pop" labels.

Labelling is wrong.

Stupid (Stupid), Saturday, 13 December 2003 20:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

Maybe labeling is wrong. My personal view is to call Coldplay a shoegaze act. How the fuck is calling something slow core or dream-pop going to change a thing. This is an atmospheric aesthetic. Call it whatever you want. You know when you are there.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Saturday, 13 December 2003 20:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

You just said the C word.

Aaron W (Aaron W), Saturday, 13 December 2003 20:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

ooop..I wasn't supposed to cuss.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Saturday, 13 December 2003 22:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

"Maybe labeling is wrong. My personal view is to call Coldplay a shoegaze act. How the fuck is calling something slow core or dream-pop going to change a thing. This is an atmospheric aesthetic. Call it whatever you want. You know when you are there."

Coldplay have certainly been influenced by Catherine Wheel, My Bloody Valentine and other bands like that, but that's not to say they're a shoegazer band.

I guess this is a semantical debate. Shoegazer, to me, isn't about an "atmospheric aesthetic", it's much more specific than that.

Stupid (Stupid), Saturday, 13 December 2003 22:29 (10 years ago) Permalink

Thanks to the guy who called this a stupid thread for pointing me to Clairecords and for the shoegazer web ring.

I declare 2004 the year of the Shoegaze. I'm chinese for sake of argument. With all the discussion around here about it in the last month or so I feel Congress will agree.

A firecracker parade will follow.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Saturday, 13 December 2003 22:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

http://www.masstransfer.net

Nihilist Pop Star (mjt), Saturday, 13 December 2003 22:47 (10 years ago) Permalink

MT..what should I be looking at masstransfer?

cs appleby (cs appleby), Saturday, 13 December 2003 22:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

man i was drunk last night so don't take the stupid stuff personally

this thread is good now

the surface noise (electricsound), Saturday, 13 December 2003 22:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

And what is the dream-pop schtick? Kylie Minogue? Current 93 doing CrowleyMass? Coil doing Tainted Love in a less cabaret-type style?

cs appleby (cs appleby), Saturday, 13 December 2003 23:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

Some of Joy Zipper's stuff is shoe-gazery and some isn't. Conveniently, I have the most MBV sounding track up on my blog right now. The song is Baby You Should Know (go to the Friday 12/5 entry) and I like it a lot. Blog is www.mysticalbeast.blogspot.com and soon I'll teach myself how to post links.

dlp9001, Saturday, 13 December 2003 23:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

you'll thank me:

www.theearlies.com

the priest, Saturday, 13 December 2003 23:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

Also www.melodic.com - the new compilation of 'tracks for horses' includes some mighty fine orchestrated dream pop. worth checking out.

the priest, Saturday, 13 December 2003 23:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

Thanks Priest, but if you know these guys tell em' to lengthen their clips. If you can't hear a chorus on a clip then...

I will now check out melodic.com

cs appleby (cs appleby), Saturday, 13 December 2003 23:26 (10 years ago) Permalink

i think this thread shoudl be about wombedelia, not shoegazing. shoegazing just means lots of effects pedals and vague lyricism right? there is bound to be overlap into several other "genres".

keith m (keithmcl), Saturday, 13 December 2003 23:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

MT..what should I be looking at masstransfer?

I would click the "Free Sample Issue" button on the side and see what happens.

This zine is run by Ryan Anderson who used to play with Fuxa back in the old Michigan space rock days. Each issue comes with a free cd comp that is mostly showgaze and space rock. If you are interested in that sound they are very worth picking up. Ryan keeps the prices dirt cheap, they cost $7.20 a piece and that covers the shipping.

If you do decide to pick up back issues I would recommend that you start with issue three and work your way forward. The first couple issues were a bit patchy but they got better with every following issue.

As far as bands go, I would recommend looking into Tristeza/The Album Leaf, Cerberus Shoal, Landing, Hinterland, and Tex La Homa. ESOJ's(the surface noise) and Ned's picks are both completely otm and I would have recommended them myself if they had not beaten me to the punch.

Nihilist Pop Star (mjt), Sunday, 14 December 2003 00:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

Shoegazer Revival - S/D

Nick Mirov (nick), Sunday, 14 December 2003 02:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

You might like to check out some of the cassette-only releases on the Best Kept Secret label. http://www.indiepages.com/bestkeptsecret/.

Kent Burt (lingereffect), Sunday, 14 December 2003 04:40 (10 years ago) Permalink

you'd probably like Readymade too.

Readymade isn't exactly new. They were sending out annoying promo stuff 6/7 years ago.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Sunday, 14 December 2003 05:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

give me some days to digest this lot y'all.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Sunday, 14 December 2003 07:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

yellow6

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Sunday, 14 December 2003 08:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

Readymade's latest album, 'On Point and Red', is wonderful for this. Also, a Seattle band called The Melody Unit, who definitely take the dream-pop side, but are wonderful. Look into their 7-minute songs, 'April New Year' and 'Suite for Caesar', but really, their entire 'Choose Your Own Adventure' album.

derrick (derrick), Sunday, 14 December 2003 08:49 (10 years ago) Permalink

didnt like Yellow6 at all.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Sunday, 14 December 2003 22:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

neither do i to be honest, although a couple of their early singles are quite nice

the surface noise (electricsound), Sunday, 14 December 2003 22:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

the Words On Music label is leaning towards the shoegaze/dreampop thing as well. they released the excellent Fiel Garvie album

the surface noise (electricsound), Sunday, 14 December 2003 22:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

M83 is like Air in a shoegazer poncho. Even if their site keeps crashing (it has a buggy fake DOS interface) -- c'mon, you owe it to the hypnotic nerve centers to figure something out. Their Dead Cities, Red Seas, and Lost Ghosts has hit this encroaching winter for me on all levels.

Ian Christe (Ian Christe), Sunday, 14 December 2003 23:37 (10 years ago) Permalink

the Words On Music label is leaning towards the shoegaze/dreampop thing as well. they released the excellent Fiel Garvie album

The Meeting Places as well...reasonable enough rotegaze.

M83, now lemme tell ya, I guess I enjoyed the album the one time I heard it, but that was six months ago and I haven't felt any need to listen again.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 14 December 2003 23:53 (10 years ago) Permalink

words on music is supposed to release that comp with a bunch of bands all covering 'outdoor miner'. i wonder when that will see the light of day. Motion Picture is pretty dull, I haven't heard anything else on the label. oh wait, i've heard Coastal and they were dreary and uninspiring.

keith m (keithmcl), Monday, 15 December 2003 00:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

i like Coastal and i looove Should. i'm quite keen to hear the new For Against too. quite a few of the albums on WoM are on eBay for $8 apiece brand new (it's the label owner selling them)

the surface noise (electricsound), Monday, 15 December 2003 00:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

The Ides of Space, I guess.

Everyone should hear the new For Against.

JC (JC A.), Monday, 15 December 2003 00:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

sydney band Tides are quite gazey, and their demo EP promises very much.

the surface noise (electricsound), Monday, 15 December 2003 00:29 (10 years ago) Permalink

did should used to be called shift? i liked them, fortunate hazel made me a tape a long time ago.

keith m (keithmcl), Monday, 15 December 2003 00:35 (10 years ago) Permalink

yeah that's them.

the surface noise (electricsound), Monday, 15 December 2003 00:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

suntan

fact checking cuz (fcc), Monday, 15 December 2003 05:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

Ulrich Schnauss seconded - A Strangely Isolated Place is fab.

Also Trespassers William, whose cover of Ride's "Vapour Trail" is gorgeous and a fair sign of how they sound in general.

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Monday, 15 December 2003 15:53 (10 years ago) Permalink

Monster Movie. Former Slowdive folks. Gorgeous. "Last Night I Dreamt Something Happened" is, I think, the name of their full-length. They have a self-titled 5 track EP that is AMAZING and a split single with Dreamend that is nice too. Seek!

Ben Boyer (Ben Boyer), Monday, 15 December 2003 17:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

a band called Charlene put out an extremely kick-ass s/t shoegazing record this year. They're from Boston, they opened for that heinous Mark Gardner solo tour.

dieblucasdie (dieblucasdie), Monday, 15 December 2003 19:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

wussom*pow!, from san francisco, who have one album out, have a really nice twee/shoegaze crossover thing going on.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Monday, 15 December 2003 19:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

A Northern Chorus

Michael Patrick Brady (Michael Patrick Brady), Monday, 15 December 2003 19:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

Holy shite, that Malory's debut album, Not Here Not Now, is nothing short of magnificent. Is it still out of print? Does anyone know if it'll be rereleased? It needs to.

desolert (desolate), Monday, 15 December 2003 19:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

Hot damn, I've just been listening to Chapterhouse's Pearl, and it still seems almost as lovely as when I first heard it back in '91. S'gotta be the version with Rachel Slowdive's backing vox, though. Mmm. What a babe. Hey, has anybody got a scan of that NME poster of her dressed as Rambo?

Palomino (Palomino), Monday, 15 December 2003 20:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

clairecords are planning to reissue Malory's debut in the new year

the surface noise (electricsound), Monday, 15 December 2003 21:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

Does any remember Autohaze? Mostly released through Summershine out of Australia. More neo-rock/folk but blow me away everytime I hear Hey!

cs appleby (cs appleby), Tuesday, 16 December 2003 04:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

i remember them very well. released three great-to-fantastic singles and a lovely mini-album before drowning in a pit of dull Neil Youngisms.

the surface noise (electricsound), Tuesday, 16 December 2003 04:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

their debut single (along with much released on Summershine) is one of melbourne's proudest moments

the surface noise (electricsound), Tuesday, 16 December 2003 04:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

Thank you. They are one of my favorite bands EVER.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Tuesday, 16 December 2003 04:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

interesting! are you familiar with the summershine catalogue in its entirety? i was in the right place at the right time and have everything jason released.

the surface noise (electricsound), Tuesday, 16 December 2003 04:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

I always wanted to be more interested with the label. The few I heard I cannot really pull back into memory but I would always love to get re-aquainted. I really was a Autohaze freak. What else do you have to offer Mr. Surface?

cs appleby (cs appleby), Tuesday, 16 December 2003 04:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

if we're talking about australian stuff specifically, the Afterglow "fall behind" 7" is a corker (and the only good thing they ever did). all the Jupiter stuff is great (and all compiled on the "Arum" CD). anything by the Earthmen that summershine released is pretty good stuff too, although that veers into standard indierock in the later stuff.

the surface noise (electricsound), Tuesday, 16 December 2003 04:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'll find em.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Tuesday, 16 December 2003 04:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

Someone has to say: nugaze.

Rockist Scientist (rockistscientist), Tuesday, 16 December 2003 04:55 (10 years ago) Permalink

also the Truck Train Tractor 45 is the second best record released by an Adelaide band (the best being "More Than Happy" by the Mandelbrot Set, which is without doubt the best dreampop record Australia ever produced)

the surface noise (electricsound), Tuesday, 16 December 2003 04:55 (10 years ago) Permalink

Nu-gaze. Im workin on it.

Johnny Badlees (crispssssss), Tuesday, 16 December 2003 05:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...
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search for weedisneys.

pepe(vocalist of weedisneys)
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jose m lozano II, Monday, 12 April 2004 15:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

Appleseed Cast

Lil' Fancy Kpants (The K is Silent) (ex machina), Monday, 12 April 2004 16:40 (10 years ago) Permalink

I agree with whoever said "fucking clairecords people"!

Clairecords is the biggest shoegaze label out there at the moment, or for the past 5 years for that matter. They also run Tonevendor, the biggest mailorder for the related genres. Just look at some of the bands they've released.

Monster Movie (ex-slowdive)
Astrobrite (loveliescrushing)
Highspire
Malory
Airiel
The Ecstasy of St. Theresa
Paik
Stella Luna
Electro Group
Con Dolore
Mahogony
Pia Fraus
Sciflyer
Hartfield,
Air Formation
etc.

You want bands not on Claire?

Ulrich Schnauss
M83
the Meeting Places
Experimental Aircraft
Skywave
the Emerald Down
Landing
Whirlaway
Alcian Blue
Bethany Curve
Voyager 1

That's just about everyone you need to know that's been doing good shoegaze type stuff over the past 5 years.

Valerie Kessig, Tuesday, 20 April 2004 12:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

Appreciated, Valerie...but just about all those bands were mentioned one way or another already. ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 13:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

I was pretty pumped about checking out all the Claire Records bands, but god, most of them turned out to be dull. In the end, Mahogany is about the only one of the bunch I find truly memorable (oh, maybe Paik or Malory). And so, I'm not at all expecting to be let down by the next Mahogany album when it finally comes out after about a two year delay.

Curt (cgould), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 14:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

Skywave deserve to get mentioned again & again. mix bits of J&MC and live MBV and Ride and Motorhead and actually give them melodies and off you go.

they have some samples here which i cannot understate how much they should be listened to.

Kingfish Disraeli (Kingfish), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 15:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

Skywave is a good band. They're the real heirs to the Psychocandy throne, not BRMC.

I really like Ulrich Schnauss. Electro IDM-ish shoegaze.

Highspire's currently my favorite out of the bunch. Their new cd is really great. I find myself humming some of their hooks a lot.

I find Bethany Curve and Voyager 1 a bit to inaccessible for my tastes. Good music to go to sleep to though.

Valerie Kessig, Tuesday, 20 April 2004 15:53 (10 years ago) Permalink

new NYC band Psychic Ills aren't far off...

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 17:32 (10 years ago) Permalink

Please don't call Coldplay shoegazer. They're not. They don't have the wall of fuzzy sound, the vocals buried way underneath, and almost more importantly, you don't have to struggle to understand the lyrics. I have nothing against Coldplay, but please...

I think shoegaze is a pretty boring concept nowadays (I went to this gig a few years ago where they gave out this compilation CD of lots of new shoegazer bands and they all sucked) but I did like the last Voyager One album "Monster Zero".

bimble (bimble), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 18:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

Voyager One is actually one of the more 'eh okay' bands to my ears, but I haven't heard the album in a while.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 19:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

Fennesz

mas, Tuesday, 20 April 2004 19:23 (10 years ago) Permalink

There's a decent shoegaze band from Montreal called "Marlowe".

daavid (daavid), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 21:49 (10 years ago) Permalink

Curt: i think it's fair to say that Mahogany, Malory and Paik are the top of the Claire heap... but i like their "sound" so much that i end up enjoying everything they put out anyway.

For Against are SO underrated..

the surface noise (electricsound), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 21:52 (10 years ago) Permalink

ESOJ OTM on that last point.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 22:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...
it seems to me the best new shoegaze band out there right now is "the Rep". It's one thing to copy old, superior shoegaze bands and come close yet inevitably fail, but it's another to make shoegaze sound new again. I really think "the Rep" does that. Their album isnt available until July 15th, so I havent heard all of it, but what i've gotten from file sharing is awesome! The best place to hear them is probably www.purevolume.com/therep. Keep in touch y'all!

eduardo menendez, Friday, 25 June 2004 14:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

it seems to ME that youre somehow involved with that band...

thats what i think.

peter smith (plsmith), Friday, 25 June 2004 17:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

ENFENETEE

AdamL :') (nordicskilla), Friday, 25 June 2004 18:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

My new favorite band is "Street Team".

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 25 June 2004 18:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

Oh, they are great! They're still a big secret and I don't know why, but they're about to blow up! I love their website too!!

AdamL :') (nordicskilla), Friday, 25 June 2004 18:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

yeah, clairecords stuff is kind of hit and miss. the Con Dolore is good, the first Isobella record i like a whole lot (avoid the second one), and the Secret Shine reissue is obviously super.

Check out words-on-music.com all the stuff they put out is solid. Should aren't exactly new but both of their albums are super great (not exactly shoegaze but close enough). Meeting Places are good too. Avoid Motion Picture.

brontosaur, Friday, 25 June 2004 19:22 (10 years ago) Permalink

DONT HATE THE PLAYA...
HATE THE GAME!!!

sexxxyChances, Friday, 25 June 2004 19:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

dragon city: http://www.plainparade.org/dragon_city/

they're nice kids.

maria tessa sciarrino (theoreticalgirl), Friday, 25 June 2004 20:32 (10 years ago) Permalink

sexxxxxyPRANCESDANCESCHANCES has become one of my favorite posters!

Ian c=====8 (orion), Friday, 25 June 2004 20:33 (10 years ago) Permalink

I second the Monster Movie recommendation. While lacking the noisy wall of sound most of the time (which is kind of a prerequisite to shoegaze imo), the torrent does occasionally show up in force. Rhythmically, their music retains a strong shoegaze vibe. Like Mira or Con Dolore, the music isn't quite shoegaze but it packs a lot of the same appeal.

James Slone (Freon Trotsky), Friday, 25 June 2004 21:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

My new all-time favorite new-shoegaze album: The Great Depression - Unconscious Pilot on Fire Records. Midwest band that reminds me of most of vintage Telescopes. Nice balance of drifty atmospherics and tighter songs. Jim and Ned, you should check it out if you haven't already.

Curt (cgould), Saturday, 26 June 2004 16:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

you're only 16, you don't have a rep yet!

s1ocki (slutsky), Saturday, 26 June 2004 17:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

clair records are nice people and their mail order is great but most of their releases do fall on the dull side of the fence. highspire is actually on the dreadful side. mahogany, pia fraus, malory-that's about it. american kids don't really do shoegazing all that well, mahogany is surely more inspired by 4ad/factory than chapterhouse. the monster movie debut ep was terrible, i heard he whispers on the album though, is that true? because he can't sing.

keith m (keithmcl), Saturday, 26 June 2004 19:49 (10 years ago) Permalink

highspire is actually on the dreadful side.

!

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Saturday, 26 June 2004 19:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
I rather like Highspire and Monster Movie. I rate the Highspire disc as one of the best shoegazing cds this year. New Monster Movie disc is coming out soon as well and should be good.

Watch out for the new Air Formation disc. That should be good. Great band.

solettio, Friday, 13 August 2004 13:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

I was wondering what happened to Air Formation -- I thought the earlier effort was good, not great.

Highspire, them I've not heard of. Hmm...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 13 August 2004 13:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

i was kinda let down by the last monster movie record.... considering the lineage, i was hoping for better.

i love quotes like, "american kids don't really do shoegazing all that well"... [insert cynical derision here.]
m.

msp, Friday, 13 August 2004 13:49 (10 years ago) Permalink

Has anyone mentioned the new Dykehouse on here, thats got a pretty shoegazey feel.

It made me dig out Sunkissed by Guitar the other day, I don't seem to like it anymore.

I think if you're gonna do Shoegazery kind of stuff I reckon you have to be really analogue (maybe a bit lofi) with it, digital shoegaze sounds too processed to my ears and lacks that other worldly sound.

TomB (TomB), Friday, 13 August 2004 14:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

I don't know if that made much sense, I'm trying to say

Digital/Electro Shoegaze = 3d Computer generated other worldly landscapes a la Primus artwork or something.

The MBV sound = A really chunky abstract Van Gogh.

TomB (TomB), Friday, 13 August 2004 14:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

there's a new Coastal album and a reissue of the first For Against album just out. very very excited about both.

purple patch (electricsound), Saturday, 14 August 2004 03:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

Reviewed both for the AMG!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 14 August 2004 03:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

sweeet

purple patch (electricsound), Saturday, 14 August 2004 03:27 (10 years ago) Permalink

i hope that words on music reish some of the other for against stuff, especially "december"..

purple patch (electricsound), Saturday, 14 August 2004 03:27 (10 years ago) Permalink

11 months pass...
the latest Color Filter album "silent way" is completely wonderful. dreamy and blissful but in a far more subtle way than 99% of so-called 'shoegaze' releases..

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Thursday, 21 July 2005 03:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...
sydney band Sounds Like Sunset's new album "Invisible" is like a heavier Joy Zipper / Autolux type thing and the songs are great. highly recommended, and not just because TB are supporting them when they come to melbie

vacuum cleaner (electricsound), Wednesday, 26 October 2005 07:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

Can someone please talk about Sennen (the UK band)? That is, if they're worth talking about.

phallocentric (desolate), Wednesday, 26 October 2005 07:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
Pacific UV is like a poorman's Spiritualized, but still not bad.

i love their album. i sometimes see the spiritualized connection, sometimes not. but it's really good anyway.

AaronK (AaronK), Thursday, 10 November 2005 14:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

i can second color filter, i saw them play in Setagaya tokyo this time last year and they were fab, sort of strung between your '92 vintage pedal hoppers with a lush saint etienne-y , laptopy quality. sonic cathedral should get them over to play IMMEDIATELY.

god i wish i was in tokyo now.

cw (cww), Thursday, 10 November 2005 16:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

All this Skywave love and no mention of A Place To Bury Strangers?

C'mon, people.

http://www.aplacetoburystrangers.com/

cdwill, Thursday, 10 November 2005 21:08 (8 years ago) Permalink

i know its been said before in other threads but the Radio Dept. album "lesser matters" is top notch.

and the newest Air Formation album on clairecords is also quite good.

and i guess its not exactly new, but the Mahogany single/ep collection on darla is excellent, better than their LP i'd say.

brontosaur, Thursday, 10 November 2005 21:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

it's been a while since i've listened to the first mahogany album.. maybe i'll queue up the whole lot and have a mahogany listening orgy

john p. irrelevant (electricsound), Thursday, 10 November 2005 22:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

engineers

John Jacob, Thursday, 10 November 2005 23:19 (8 years ago) Permalink

televise!!

john p. irrelevant (electricsound), Thursday, 10 November 2005 23:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

some of the characters on this neat little disc

http://www.clubac30.com/releases/release.php?RID=63A1AA758C1815EF6C1E0B6C21DD7E90

john p. irrelevant (electricsound), Thursday, 10 November 2005 23:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ladytron

w. lee, Thursday, 10 November 2005 23:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

Amusement Parks on Fire ... on Filter's label

Kay Randolph, Tuesday, 22 November 2005 18:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

Can't stop praising Experimental Aircraft. I'm stoked about their new fucking double album coming soon...

HOLLA!

Mr Adolph bin Streisand (Mr_Adolph_bin_Streisand), Tuesday, 22 November 2005 22:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Malory's new record is kinda good, in a way that they imitate Slowdive as good as possible

Rizz (Rizz), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:19 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, when I heard Ladytron the first thing that popped into my head was "Catherine Wheel!" Of course, it's not shoegaze simpliciter, but there are a lot of shoes being gazed at there.

Vornado, Wednesday, 23 November 2005 17:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

I did not hear Catherine Wheel at all with the new (I assume you talking about Witching Hour) Ladytron.

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 17:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

Amusement Parks on Fire are ace, Air Formation,Heroes of Switzerland,Ex Air,theres loads of good bands now. Check out www.shoegaze.co.uk and go on the forums:)

Jase, Monday, 28 November 2005 22:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

Faunts out on friendly fire recs...big soaring walls...bits of raiohead...bt more spiritualized and ride....that sorta thing...

bb (bbrz), Monday, 28 November 2005 22:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

engineers. engineers. engineers.

John Jacob, Monday, 28 November 2005 23:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

For an awesome modern take on shoegaze, check out Serena Maneesh (http://www.serena-maneesh.com). I've also got a shoegaze retrospective I'm working through on my site, if you'd like to check that out: http://areyoufamiliar.blogspot.com/ (scan through the archives)

Familiar, Tuesday, 29 November 2005 08:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

i like serena maneesh but i wouldn't call them either shoegaze or awesome

jim p. irrelevant (electricsound), Tuesday, 29 November 2005 08:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

Well, if you discount the fact that they cop MBV to a tee, you're right.

Familiar, Tuesday, 29 November 2005 15:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

Can't stop praising Experimental Aircraft. I'm stoked about their new fucking double album coming soon...

i just discovered last night that they are still around. they were great!

kyle (akmonday), Tuesday, 29 November 2005 16:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
hmmm..i tend to think my stuff is shoegazy - certainly fuzzy wall of soundish.

heh

http://www.lastfm.com/music/slowmotionmovie

slomotionmovie, Friday, 6 January 2006 00:02 (8 years ago) Permalink

Manual - Azure Vista on Darla
The Emerald Down - Scream The Sound on Popsound
Electro Group - A New Pacifica on Omnibus
Southpacific - 33 on Turnbuckle
Destroy All Dreamers - A Coeur Leger Sommeil Sanglant on Where Are My

zaxxon25 (zaxxon25), Friday, 6 January 2006 12:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...
revive revive revive

cs appleby (cs appleby), Friday, 9 June 2006 06:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

fleeting joys

electric sound of jim (and why not) (electricsound), Friday, 9 June 2006 07:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ellen Allien & Apparat, apparently...

Konal Doddz (blueski), Friday, 9 June 2006 08:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

Jesu - Silver.

hmmm (hmmm), Friday, 9 June 2006 08:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

Seconded on the Jesu tip.

I still need to get the Serena Maneesh album, as well.

I Only Pretend To Like Spacerock (kate), Friday, 9 June 2006 08:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

asobi seksu - citrus

maarten maes (dice collective), Friday, 9 June 2006 09:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

Serena Maneesh is good.

Steve Schneeberg (Steve Goldberg), Friday, 9 June 2006 14:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

the new asobi seksu album is better. much better.

rajeev (rajeev), Friday, 9 June 2006 14:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

The Charmparticles:

http://www.charmparticles.com/listen.php

righteousmaelstrom (righteousmaelstrom), Friday, 9 June 2006 14:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

Thought Forms

VG (1411), Friday, 9 June 2006 15:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

Still waiting for the long-promised Experimental Aircraft album. They've been kind of erratic in the past, but their best stuff is about as good as anyone's. Supposedly it's due this year...

dlp9001 (dlp9001), Friday, 9 June 2006 17:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...
Flowers of Hell. Flowers of Hell. Oh god, yes, Flowers of Hell.

On Earworm to boot. OK, maybe more Dronerock than Nu-gaze but still. Yum!

Masonic Boom, Tuesday, 27 February 2007 14:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

they're both far more dreamy rock than out-and-out shoegaze, but the new albums by both kubichek and apartment are really damn good.

electricsound, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 01:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

Ahhh, you mean "nugaze"....

The Vera Violets are really cool.

http://www.theveraviolets.com/

http://www.myspace.com/theveraviolets

I like them. There are others. Try them first.

Saxby D. Elder, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 04:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

re Flowers of Hell - are all their tracks instrumetals as per their myspace page ?

mark e, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 09:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yes, instrumental tracks. Actually, there's one that kind of has voices on it,but it's background harmonies and not "vocals" per se, more like just another instrument in the mix.

Masonic Boom, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 13:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

Tearwave - who are signed to the Projekt label. Similar to Mira.

http://www.myspace.com/tearwave

djmartian, Wednesday, 28 February 2007 13:06 (7 years ago) Permalink

Maribel
http://www.myspace.com/maribelband

band description:
Oslo-based Maribel takes you on a sonic journey from Slowdives grand shoegaze-universe into Spacemen 3s intense and dark mass of lost souls.

djmartian, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 21:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

A Sunny Day in Glasgow

Relay

Harbor

Anagram

zaxxon25, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 21:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

Rumskib from Odense, Denmark

References: The Cocteau Twins [Circa: Heaven & Las Vegas] and early Lush

Listen on myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/rumskib

Debut Rumskib album will be released on May 8th on Darla.

Could this be the Shoegazer album of 2007?

Jonas Munk (Manual) also performs on the album

Details:
http://www.darla.com/catalog/search.asp?id=12201

Darla is proud to release the debut record by Danish uber nu-gaze group Rumskib. Rumskib is the Odense, Denmark duo of Keith Canisius (Guitarist, Vocalist, Composer, Producer) and Tine Louise Kortermand (Singer). Keith produced the debut record with Jonas Munk (Manual), who programmed the beats, made the electronic sounds, and played synthesizer. Rumskib's debut record begins with a Simple Minds New Gold Dream style intro. A rough & repetitive MBV Loveless style guitar line kicks in. Next an aggressive baggy beat begins to pump making Rumskib sound nearly like Curve. Then a very lovely surprise: A very pretty, Lush style guitar change comes and simultaneously the wall of sound vocal harmonies begin -- like Emma, Miki... and Bjork! There's no denying Rumskib are derivative, however, Rumskib has such command of all the genre's key sound elements and their own pop songs are so damn good the band gloriously claim the new shoegaze sound as their own. Rumskib's sound is at once modern and classic, blending a strong love for early 90s shoegazer bands such as Chapterhouse and Lush with the sensibilities of grand Scandinavian 80s pop such as A-Ha and Roxette, all flavored with harsh noise-rock guitars and crunchy micro-programmed beats. Sometimes their sound is up-tempo, almost danceable like The Cardigans meet St. Etienne. At other times their sound is thick, heavy, and romantic recalling The Cocteau Twins or Simple Minds. Rumskib manage to be both surrealist and accessible; complex but straight forward. Vocalist Tine Louise creates harmonies so beautiful one would think they came from some mysterious wonderland (or Victorialand?) and Keith Canisius' lyrical call & response guitar playing is intelligent and evocative. Combine all this with well crafted compositions and Jonas Munk's trademark head-spinning, multi-layered sound sculptures, and you've got a work of undeniable beauty.

djmartian, Thursday, 15 March 2007 00:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

"Darla is proud to release"

Must they really begin every one-sheet with this?!

Saxby D. Elder, Thursday, 15 March 2007 00:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

darla still exists?

ps: i fucking hate nu-gaze... but i love the nu-grape twins. go figure!

Mike McGooney-gal, Thursday, 15 March 2007 01:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

"Darla is proud to release"

Must they really begin every one-sheet with this?!


Oddly enough every label sends out presses releases like this for every album.

MaGoGo, Thursday, 15 March 2007 01:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

Oddly enough every label sends out presses releases like this for every album.

I know you must see way more of em than I do, but this is a classic Darla one-sheet warm-up ephus pitch.

I hated the Nu-Coke, for whatever that's worth....

Saxby D. Elder, Thursday, 15 March 2007 04:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

Still really feeling that Pluramon Dreams Top Rock. Often overlooked, but it's great! Lush meets Slowdive with electronics. Very nice.

Their other albums suck. :]

Cameron Octigan, Thursday, 15 March 2007 04:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

[i]darla still exists?[/i[

(made me laugh) and YES in their bank account, they DO exist.

Saxby D. Elder, Thursday, 15 March 2007 05:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

darla released the best album of last year. more than makes up for all the shit they've put out over the years.

electricsound, Thursday, 15 March 2007 07:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

Rumskib has a new friend :)

dice in my pockets, Thursday, 15 March 2007 08:42 (7 years ago) Permalink

Alcest from France

listen on myspace:
http://myspace.com/alcestmusic

Alcest = shoegazer sounds with female vocals meets atmospheric metal [metalgaze music]

A must for My Bloody Valentine, Lovesliescrushing and Jesu fans

[For Extreme Metal fans, Alcest share a common member with Amesoeurs the post-punk meets avant black-metal band] link for Amesoeurs: http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=46747

Alcest
http://www.alcest-music.com/

Debut Alcest album to be released this summer: "Souvenirs d'un autre monde," on Prophecy Productions

djmartian, Thursday, 15 March 2007 21:01 (7 years ago) Permalink

New Old:

Nico "Frozen Borderline"
(UK only)

Compiles "The Marble Index" and "Desertshore"
with lots of extra tracks. Awesome!

DeeDee, Thursday, 15 March 2007 21:06 (7 years ago) Permalink

the early years

hstencil, Friday, 16 March 2007 03:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

darla released the best album of last year. more than makes up for all the shit they've put out over the years.

I don't think so...

Saxby D. Elder, Friday, 16 March 2007 04:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

fuck off and die

electricsound, Friday, 16 March 2007 07:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

I need some school on Darla releases it seems! Jim??

dice in my pockets, Friday, 16 March 2007 08:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

apologies, i lost myself there for a moment. now i am a bit more composed.

don't get me wrong - darla has released a lot of crap, but there are some stellar gems in there too. most of it isn't really shoegaze though.

mahogany's 'connectivity' album is tremendous and should totally be searched. now it's coming out in britain it might actually get some attention from a sympathetic audience.

other great darla recs include:

the other two mahogany records (dream of a modern day, memory column)
auburn lull (produced by mahogany dude, sounds lovely even if the songs are a little thin at times)
saloon (post-stereolabby poppy thing, first album better than the second)
manual's azure vista (stunning)
photon band (psych)
the first two my morning jacket albums
a handful of the blissout EPs are really nice

electricsound, Friday, 16 March 2007 08:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Abby Go Go from Tuscaloosa.

roxymuzak, Friday, 25 May 2007 15:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

So here's a new one from me -- the Voices, from Wales. Am reviewing this for Plan B and holy heck, how come I haven't heard these characters before? Nothing new but they put it together perfectly.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 18:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

fleeting joys and a sunny day in glasgow seconded

sleep, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 19:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

how about 800 beloved.

cantabile, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 21:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

heard the aforementioned Sunkissed LP by Guitar a month ago and was reminded of it's Loveless-ishness... and not in a phony way, I mean straight up Loveless-esque textures.

Steve Shasta, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 21:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

that came out lame. i meant that you hear so many incorrect/unfair comparisons of new bands to Loveless that it's like a kiss of death almost. but in this case, it's pretty spot-on IMHO LMBO.

Steve Shasta, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 21:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Airiel's new album is pretty damn good, esp. "You Kids Should Know Better," which sounds like a Slowdive/BRMC mashup, only wayyyyy better than BRMC.

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 22:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

I don't want to say damning with faint praise there but...

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 22:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

I tried, but my "wayyyyy" isn't effective enough ;_;

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 22:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

A noble effort!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 22:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

I'm really liking the Foxtail Somersault ep released this year.
Band's site to give the ep a listen -- http://foxtailsomersault.com/media.html

van smack, Saturday, 25 August 2007 04:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

the brother kite are really, really good

also club ac30 has been putting out nothing but fantastic records for a while now - the domino state 45, the wry ep and the hearts of black science stuff has all been tremendous

electricsound, Friday, 23 November 2007 01:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

Alcest

Herman G. Neuname, Friday, 23 November 2007 01:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

the new Pluramon lp The Monstrous Surplus is great, and VERY shoegaze.

nerve_pylon, Friday, 23 November 2007 04:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

I still like that Rumskib album.

W4LTER, Friday, 23 November 2007 04:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

The last ac30 record I bought was the one with Highspire on it. After 1.5 bottles of wine and a lot of turkey the highspire track sounds great!

svend, Friday, 23 November 2007 05:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

everything they've put out since has been better than everything they put out up to that point

electricsound, Friday, 23 November 2007 05:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

I opened this thread to say Brother Kite. So.

the higgs, Friday, 23 November 2007 17:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Just stumbled upon Exit Calm's myspace. They're from the UK, shoegaze with soaring Bono vocals. I'm liking it a lot.

http://www.myspace.com/exitcalm

no-nonsense, Friday, 4 January 2008 22:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

gospel gossip are from northfield, mn and do shoegaze alongside sort of shorter poppier echo and the bunnymen stuff...really good

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=79670833

M@tt He1ges0n, Friday, 4 January 2008 22:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

i agree with jim, brother kite are really really good. it seems so preposterous to say 'brian wilson fronting a shoegazer band' but that is really what it sounds like. they aren't quite amazing, but the next one could be.

keythkeyth, Saturday, 5 January 2008 02:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

brother kite is very very good. id say more pop than shoegaze as presented on records tho.

are they slept on, or just not marketable, i wonders?

Hunt3r, Sunday, 6 January 2008 19:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

Good band, yes.

Anyway, another recent favorite: Autodrone

http://www.myspace.com/autodrone

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 6 January 2008 21:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

slept on, i think. if they'd been around in the early 90s and were on slumberland they would be massive

xpost

electricsound, Sunday, 6 January 2008 22:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://www.myspace.com/thrushes

Michael_Pemulis, Monday, 7 January 2008 01:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

spc eco are quite good

electricsound, Monday, 11 February 2008 07:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

i didn't realise the singer was dean garcia's daughter

electricsound, Monday, 11 February 2008 07:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

khonnor will tickle you in a fenneszy fashion

straight, Monday, 11 February 2008 12:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

the new pia fraus has been produced by norman blake. that seems odd. out in may. secret shine album out in april.

keythkeyth, Monday, 11 February 2008 23:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

i was pretty down on secret shine after hearing that appalling "morris 1974-2005" record, but a couple of the recent singles have been ok. i hope they never do an acoustic record again.

electricsound, Monday, 11 February 2008 23:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

my new thing: emogaze. you'll know what i mean in 2009.

burt_stanton, Monday, 11 February 2008 23:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

Just the world didn't need.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 11 February 2008 23:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

the recent singles form secret shine have been very good. i thought. i never heard that morris record. there is also a new malory record out this year apparently though they have been on a steady decline since the fantastic debut.

keythkeyth, Monday, 11 February 2008 23:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

i know what emogaze is already

i never heard that third malory lp. not worth the time? the first two are beautiful, tho i prefer the second

electricsound, Monday, 11 February 2008 23:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

the third is more similar to the second than the first. they keep losing the fuzz. it's cleaner than the first two records, more pop but still kinda dreary.

keythkeyth, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 00:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

uhhhh, emogaze actually exists?

burt_stanton, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 00:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

APPLESEED CAST

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 00:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

surprised not to see more asobi seksu love. the latest stuff is so lovely. i understand now why they headline club ac30 all the time.

i don't know if anyone else has been keeping up with the club ac30 singles but the recent air formation one was very good, the televise remixes were nice if unremarkable, exit calm heading into anonymous shoegaze territories

electricsound, Friday, 14 March 2008 23:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

brother kite are recording their new album now.

keythkeyth, Saturday, 15 March 2008 00:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

prolific

electricsound, Saturday, 15 March 2008 00:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

heard bits of the new secret shine, it sounds like their sarah album but with not quite as good vocals

tears run rings lp is fairly standard clairecords fare but i like it a lot

electricsound, Monday, 28 April 2008 03:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

Cloudland Canyon are pretty gazey sometimes

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 28 April 2008 05:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

A friend just recommended Sea Dweller as well as this blog in general:

http://shoegazeralive.blogspot.com

Ned Raggett, Monday, 28 April 2008 05:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

I just got this self-described shoegaze band's album and will probably be seeing them live in a couple weeks:

http://www.myspace.com/kadman

between them, Thrushes (previously mentioned upthread) and Wye Oak there's a nice little shoegaze mini-boom in Baltimore these days.

Alex in Baltimore, Monday, 28 April 2008 05:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

Rescue Mission from Austin TX isn't half bad: http://www.myspace.com/rescuemissionmusic

most of their tunes have a sort of Ride/Swervedriver/Catherine Wheel sound going on, with bits of early Cure (see "Conversion" via the myspace link) once in a while. maybe not shoegaze-y enough in the production, more pop, but the influences are definitely there.

the guys opened for BIRD (aka Mark Burgess and Yves Altana) on their US tour last spring, even did a Chameleons cover ("View from a Hill") with Mark on vocals, pretty cool. they've got my full recommendation.

stephen, Monday, 28 April 2008 05:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

in fact, from the myspace bio:

Founded in early 2005, Rescue Mission was formed in the interest of creating an 80s British post-punk inspired pop group with a mixture of 90s shoegaze/wall of sound influences.

stephen, Monday, 28 April 2008 05:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

The High Violets adhere the shoegazing basics, but they've got a good spin on things to make it worth a listen. They're terrific live

http://www.thehighviolets.com/

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 28 April 2008 05:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

Basinski-shoegaze: Belong. So gorgeous!

willem, Thursday, 1 May 2008 21:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Charmparticles:

http://www.charmparticles.com/listen.php

-- righteousmaelstrom (righteousmaelstrom), Saturday, 10 June 2006 00:58 (1 year ago) Bookmark Link

<3 <3

electricsound, Monday, 5 May 2008 04:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Distant Relatives
^Badass album just came out.
Abby Go Go
^ from Tuscaloosa, AL. Broken up now, have a new band or something. Good.

roxymuzak, Monday, 5 May 2008 15:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

new pia fraus and daysleepers albums up on emusic

downloading now...

electricsound, Saturday, 10 May 2008 02:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Belong OTM, Colorloss Record is a beautiful EP

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 10 May 2008 02:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

labelmates with the ace Anemones too

electricsound, Saturday, 10 May 2008 02:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

I saw a shoegaze band called Sennen a couple of years ago. Certainly as a live band they seemed appealing.

The Real Dirty Vicar, Saturday, 10 May 2008 10:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

they sound like teenage fanclub now (if it's the same one)

electricsound, Saturday, 10 May 2008 11:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

speaking of teenage fanclub i note that this new pia fraus thing was produced by norman blake. not that it's obvious in the sound, although an individual personality is coming through far more here than their previous stuff. whether that's the band or norman it's difficult to say

the secret shine album is probably as good as their earlier stuff but i really do think it's time for them to hand the mixing duties over to someone new. whatever vocal processing they're using is starting to really grate

electricsound, Sunday, 11 May 2008 00:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

one listen to the daysleepers album tells me that the brother kite have really changed the shoegazing landscape. this can only be a good thing

electricsound, Sunday, 11 May 2008 00:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

i really like that alcest record. it's very pretty. sort of melancholy and deeply pensive in a way that isn't depressing at all.

really like asobi seksu. quite like rescue mission. certain other bands that have been mentioned are good too...

Charlie Howard, Sunday, 11 May 2008 16:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

actually, the alcest is excellent. i thought i was gonna wind up finding it thin initially, but it's a total grower.

Charlie Howard, Monday, 12 May 2008 14:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

i can't get enough of the latest charmparticles album. i think this is easily one of the top 5 gaze albums of this decade

electricsound, Saturday, 14 June 2008 05:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

will check that out, mr. sound.

csa, Sunday, 29 June 2008 07:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

yay!

(it gets even better with repeated listenings)

electricsound, Sunday, 29 June 2008 09:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

pains of being pure at heart <3

sounds like dave conway era mbv. which as anyone knows is their best era.

electricsound, Monday, 7 July 2008 01:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

anyone listening to the Sunset records?

matinee, Tuesday, 8 July 2008 22:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

don't know em, got a link?

electricsound, Thursday, 28 August 2008 07:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

the latest auburn lull album is not nearly as good as cast from the platform..

electricsound, Thursday, 28 August 2008 07:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

Is Monster Movie still a band? There are a handful of tracks of theirs I still come back to and get obsessed with every couple of months.

Savannah Smiles, Thursday, 28 August 2008 09:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Shugazi?

Mark G, Thursday, 28 August 2008 12:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

Is Monster Movie still a band?

They were still recording as of March, but no news since.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 28 August 2008 15:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

Those last couple Sunset records were okay. After I was done listening to them I couldn't remember a note.

jonathan - stl, Friday, 29 August 2008 02:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

Blackstrap are really good. Not pure shoegaze, but there's definitely a heavy influence:

http://www.myspace.com/blackstrap001

Jeff Treppel, Friday, 29 August 2008 02:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

the latest auburn lull album is not nearly as good as cast from the platform..

this is incorrect. :)

keythkeyth, Saturday, 30 August 2008 01:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

ok to be fair it's pretty good,there's just no big pop hit like 'season of false starts'

electricsound, Saturday, 30 August 2008 02:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

autodrone are pretty good, remind me of scarling a bit, hope sandoval-esque singer

Minister for Compression Issues (electricsound), Monday, 15 December 2008 00:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

^avoid their earlier EP though, like it was plague

what is your beef with the mac? (electricsound), Tuesday, 3 February 2009 03:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

aspen woods are more psychy than gazey but are v good

also been diggin the voices, and headquarters. again a bit more psych than gaze but reverby enough to fit in

what is your beef with the mac? (electricsound), Tuesday, 3 February 2009 03:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

digging this new Asobi Seksu album that Polyvinyl sent me. reminds me of Sugar Plant at times, which is a good thing. older Sugar Plant. not later ultra-dreamy/trance Sugar Plant. other songs actually sound like Kitchens of Distinction + female vocs. which is also a good thing.

scott seward, Tuesday, 31 March 2009 20:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

saw them live the other night (w/ Thrushes, the Baltimore shoegaze band I mentioned upthread), almost fell asleep but that had more to do with me feeling terrible and exhausted than them, although they didn't help. new album is definitely less listenable than Citrus.

a pissed-off yuppie wandering around L.A. trying it (some dude), Tuesday, 31 March 2009 20:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

i've never heard citrus. or anything else by them. i really like this album though, so, i guess i'd really really like citrus. i mean, it's nothing "new", you know, but it's pleasant and i like the pretty noises.

scott seward, Tuesday, 31 March 2009 20:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah, pretty noises never go out of style

a pissed-off yuppie wandering around L.A. trying it (some dude), Tuesday, 31 March 2009 20:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to the new A Sunny Day in Glasgow album.

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Tuesday, 31 March 2009 20:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

Trying to remember who I heard the other day that actually stood out amid the usual hoohah. I should take more notes.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 31 March 2009 20:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

my new thing: emogaze. you'll know what i mean in 2009.

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FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Thursday, 30 April 2009 17:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

Oh god oh god oh god.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Thursday, 30 April 2009 18:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

That might already be the Helio Sequence (who I like but anyway).

(Alternately, maybe Coldplay is long already the washed-out and tamped down version of this.)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 30 April 2009 18:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

The Helio Sequence to me sounds like Modest Mouse gone alt-shoegaze. Not a good thing.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Thursday, 30 April 2009 19:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

the new songs on the brother kite website are dismal. fountains of wayne-ish power pop, yikes.

keythkeythkeyth, Sunday, 10 May 2009 15:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

Vanessa Van Basten. The band. Italian. Endlessly better than the first and second wave of twiddlers.

i, grey, Monday, 11 May 2009 01:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

wow. Vanessa Van Basten. thanks for the suggestion. But too bad there's no hot frontwoman named Vanessa.

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Monday, 11 May 2009 14:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

sad day for puppets <3 <3

task force vs the brisbane punks (electricsound), Monday, 22 June 2009 10:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

also the suki ewers album is probably more slowcore than shoegaze (kramer prod, heavily in debt to galaxie/mazzy star) but i'm sure youse guys would diggit

task force vs the brisbane punks (electricsound), Monday, 22 June 2009 10:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

New Engineers album that just came out is pretty fuckin decent.

I'm Rick Wakeman, bitch! (Trayce), Monday, 22 June 2009 12:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

^^^^omg they're back?!?!??!?!?!!!?!?!?!

gosh I actually dig this shit (country matters), Monday, 22 June 2009 12:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Is it out yet? is it as good as rumoured?

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Monday, 22 June 2009 12:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

6 July apparently. I actually visited their Myspazz about 2 months ago and the new stuff seemed good.

gosh I actually dig this shit (country matters), Monday, 22 June 2009 12:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

...but I didn't know the album was due this soon!

gosh I actually dig this shit (country matters), Monday, 22 June 2009 12:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

Disappointed in the new album cover, tbh, but really glad they have a new one coming out. Also glad to see some ilm love for these guys!

the sideburns are album-specific (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 22 June 2009 12:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

hang on, is that an *actual* Cluster sample there?

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 23 June 2009 11:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Sorry to be slow in replying but yes Engineers album's out and its pretty awerome -synths and proggy and shoegazey goodness.

lolsbury hill (Trayce), Wednesday, 8 July 2009 21:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

gotta pick that up. the lea shores album that just came out is super lovely too

c.c. crabcock (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 July 2009 23:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

i probably mentioned it on the rolling indie thread but the SPC ECO album is really really lovely.

was disappointed by the 2nd fleeting joys record. songs maybe a little less weak than the first but they seemed to have ditched trying to sound like mbv for sounding like lenola instead

get up and username (electricsound), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 03:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

beyond that things seem to be pretty quiet in shoegaze land, at least as far as i'm aware

get up and username (electricsound), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 03:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

love the drums on "shine on down"

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 04:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

cant find it anywhere tho, just copping myspace streams

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 05:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

tis on emusic and also sh0egaz3ralive

get up and username (electricsound), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 05:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

i like SPC ECO, but arent they really a 1 by 1 copy-paste band of 90's shoegaze?
they do it good - yes, but totally nothing that you havent heard before.

Zeno, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 05:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

you're on a thread about a genre that's been endlessly retreading itself for nearly 20 years

i don't know if that's an especially compelling criticism

get up and username (electricsound), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 05:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

you know what'd be good, is shoegaze-meets-baltimore club

racist of the falling leaves (haitch), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 05:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

haha jk i think i'd kill myself and all of u

racist of the falling leaves (haitch), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 05:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

good point, though still - there are some acts who succeeded in performing the genre with a new ,interesting angle.

xpost

Zeno, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 06:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

no argument here. i certainly would never claim that most of these bands are anything close to original. they just all happen to have a sound that pushes the right buttons for me..

of course, were they getting large amounts of hype on p4k, i would be hating on them so fast

get up and username (electricsound), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 06:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

also looooool haitch

get up and username (electricsound), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 06:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://www.divshare.com/download/8914303-d59

hand programmed electrogaze action. maybe someone will like it- maybe even Jim. it sounds better hella loud and when drinking. not a bmore club thang.

dice in my pockets (csa), Thursday, 15 October 2009 22:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

turn drums down and everything else up and you've got a winner

get up and use(rna)me (electricsound), Thursday, 15 October 2009 22:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

i have shitty eq gear but i get you, jim. winner? thanks.

dice in my pockets (csa), Thursday, 15 October 2009 22:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, good job. What electric sound said... I would add even more distortion, and how about a melody?

one boob is free with one (daavid), Friday, 16 October 2009 07:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

Thanks, The supposed vocalist never showed up.....supposed to provide the melody part. Dude said like too upbeat.

I wanna hear tunes from ilxors now...guh.

dice in my pockets (csa), Friday, 16 October 2009 08:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

you be wanting this thread: What do you sound like on Nu-ILX?

get up and use(rna)me (electricsound), Friday, 16 October 2009 08:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

For sure. But I created this thread so I figured to add to it.

dice in my pockets (csa), Friday, 16 October 2009 09:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

The sample used by Engineers on Three Fact Fader is of Watussi by Harmonia.

You can all rest easy now.

Doran, Friday, 16 October 2009 13:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

new Malory single is gorgeous

also i am now really digging the depreciation guild album

iTote 2.0 (electricsound), Friday, 22 January 2010 08:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

Depreciation guild Is a lot of fun. Sorta Labrador records-ish. I downloaded the new Malory record maybe I should listen but they've been on a slow decline since the debut album.

keythhtyek, Saturday, 23 January 2010 00:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

When I read this I realized I have a copy of that Depreciation Guild album I haven't listened to. It sounds good (pretty- clear vinyl too).

Evan, Saturday, 23 January 2010 02:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

The sample used by Engineers on Three Fact Fader is of Watussi by Harmonia.

Yeah this actually got me off my butt and listening to Harmonia and Cluster albums.

millivanillimillenary (Trayce), Saturday, 23 January 2010 03:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

is the brother kite ever gonna release another lp?

u b ilxin' (Hunt3r), Saturday, 23 January 2010 04:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

I always wondered what shoegaze meant. So many bands fit in that genre or maybe not but they were labeled as such. Kind of like how I feel when I go on Emusic and see shit like Fort Lauterdale and MGMT listed as "punk"... I'm beginning to think genres no longer have any meaning other than what is perceived as cool and marketable. Kids grow up on something called "punk" and so they think they're punk because they were influenced by it, but in reality they are more appropriately labeled as neo psychedelia or something.

Ray Gunner, Saturday, 23 January 2010 04:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

shit gaze.

zoom, Saturday, 23 January 2010 13:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

i mean stuff like Blank Dogs. is the new shoe gaze. i don't want "feel good" abstract electric guitar pop. i want damaged abject dirty lo-fi noise.

zoom, Saturday, 23 January 2010 13:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

Brother kite's album is done. Seems like they are trying to figure out how to release it. The samples were uninspiring.

keythhtyek, Saturday, 23 January 2010 22:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah i remembered your comment from months ago. i heard some of the early mixes. hope they figured out how to save it.

u b ilxin' (Hunt3r), Saturday, 23 January 2010 22:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

any thoughts on the Exit Calm album? i like the sounds a lot, but the guy's voice seems a little out of place. a little Vedderish at times.

electricsound, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

Shoegrunge?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

that makes me think of catherine wheel for some reason

electricsound, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm into the Ghost Society album, which is probably technically more dreampoppy than shoegazery.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

^ - boy these sort of bands have looked and dressed the same for 20 years, no style never going out of style.

bendy, Thursday, 3 June 2010 00:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

Here's a pleasant, and potentially exhausting, trip down memory lane for anyone who grew up on this stuff/read the Melody Maker 90-93/attended lots of North London gigs.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=125551254127044&ref=ts

The photo section has lots of interesting comments.

disastrous sixth series (MaresNest), Thursday, 3 June 2010 12:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm honestly not sure what to think about this:

it can arguably be said that the music scene in and around Camden Town, London during the late 1980's - early 1990's was one of the last scenes to emerge and grow in any kind of organic way. Back then you could sell 12,000 EPs and still be nobody- that kind of behavior would put you in the Top 10 these days

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 3 June 2010 12:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

bullshit really

disastrous sixth series (MaresNest), Thursday, 3 June 2010 12:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

Girl bass player never going out of style either apparently.

I guess for copraphiles this is gonna be awesome (Pancakes Hackman), Thursday, 3 June 2010 13:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

not so sure about this second serena maneesh record (and never got into the first one).

akm, Thursday, 3 June 2010 14:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

the first one was pretty weak imo - there's no 'drain cosmetics' on this record but i think it's better overall

Help Im minger (electricsound), Thursday, 3 June 2010 22:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

crash city saints album pretty good - quite a bit more lively than your usual MBV ripoffs.. there's bits of curve, raveonettes, early velocity girl etc in there. nothing even remotely original but a lovely listen

the groin transfer (electricsound), Monday, 20 September 2010 10:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

nothing even remotely original but a lovely listen

The more original the nu-shoegaze/dreampop band, the less interested I am. It's one of the only genres of rock I can think of that I don't want fucked around with and modernized in any way.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 20 September 2010 10:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

That problem is, that approach is how you end up with bands like Air Formation.

Karen D. Tregaskin, Monday, 20 September 2010 14:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

johnny fever you completely baffle me sometimes

cambyrdsclosetvacuumsounds4fun (acoleuthic), Monday, 20 September 2010 14:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

It's one of the only genres of rock I can think of that I don't want fucked around with and modernized in any way.

I kinda agree with the sentiment- but it has happened and will always happen. See new synth-hop.

Tooth Far I (csa), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 06:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

New High Violets record is pretty good. Working with Schnauss on that remix album seems to have helped.

Stockhausen's Helicopter Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 06:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

Estonia seems to keep putting out a new clutch of good 'gaze types -- thus these folks:

http://www.myspace.com/imandralake

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 06:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

Nother new Engineers album: this one has Ulrich Schnauss's paw prints all over it which could be good or really bad. I'm liking the single/prerelease track, but if its a whole album of that I might be a bit "umm..."

Prids latest album is closer to that dreampoppy Silversun Pickups style (boy/girl harmonies, buzzy guitar washes) than their earlier goth work fwiw.

cathedral-sized jellyfish in your mind (Trayce), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 06:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

I like that link, Ned!

Tooth Far I (csa), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 06:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ooh I agree thats quite pretty stuff. I like that theyre singing in Estonian too, it adds to that Liz Fraserish obscurity :)

cathedral-sized jellyfish in your mind (Trayce), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 06:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Not a new band per se but Jefre Cantu-Ledesma of Tarental/the Root Strata label et al has a new album out on Type, Love is a Stream, which is v much shoegaze-inspired -- and which he confirmed just now on Facebook via a comment of mine was partially Lovesliescrushing-inspired, which is always a good sign. You can hear it via Type:

http://typerecords.com/releases/love-is-a-stream-2-2

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 22:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

http://www.vimeo.com/15648757

billstevejim, Saturday, 11 December 2010 05:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

The vimeo link is from Merchandise which is the better of those 2 songs..

here it is again: http://vimeo.com/15648757

billstevejim, Saturday, 11 December 2010 05:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

That's a band I would've ignored by name, but thanks for posting a video. I rather like it!

Lightning Is For Babies (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 11 December 2010 05:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah the name is weak, but what can ya do...

billstevejim, Saturday, 11 December 2010 05:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp I dig the Crash City Saints album a lot!

billstevejim, Saturday, 11 December 2010 05:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

looking fwd to the ringo ds album a lot even if they are just another jamc ripoff

midiverb II program 49 (electricsound), Tuesday, 14 December 2010 21:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

melbourne's three month sunset (who recently changed their name to lowtide, though i don't think they've released anything under the new name yet) put out this lovely (but very heavily in debt to slowdive) EP last year.. it's good

http://www.emusic.com/album/Three-Month-Sunset-You-Are-My-Good-Light-MP3-Download/12336587.html

karajan camping (electricsound), Thursday, 13 January 2011 08:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Holy shit. I just found this release:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O77KH0/ref=s9_simh_gw_p15_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1TBSKHEE2B1ETV29E3EW&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

It really has some beautiful tunes on there. Interested in hearing the newer album.
Someone let me know if they also think this is great.

I will always think of you, while (quite) fondly, myself (Evan), Thursday, 13 January 2011 22:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

had a listen to their EP on emusic, sounds nice

karajan camping (electricsound), Thursday, 13 January 2011 23:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, its a really solid EP. It is always much more fun when you find something you know nothing about, and it turns out to be super good.

I will always think of you, while (quite) fondly, myself (Evan), Friday, 14 January 2011 05:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hmm, like the cover.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 14 January 2011 05:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Three Month Sunset really hit the Slowdive thing on the head, but the songs sound great! I need to hear the full versions now...

Also, Slowdive - Lowtide?

I will always think of you, while (quite) fondly, myself (Evan), Friday, 14 January 2011 05:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hmm, like the cover.

― Ned Raggett

Thats how they get ya

I will always think of you, while (quite) fondly, myself (Evan), Friday, 14 January 2011 05:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm not a fan of the name change i must say xpost

‰(.*?)‰ (electricsound), Friday, 14 January 2011 05:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

I hear some Lilys leaning qualities in most of their material

I will always think of you, while (quite) fondly, myself (Evan), Monday, 24 January 2011 06:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

mentioned it on the indie thread but the new Ringo Deathstarr single 'so high' is ripped straight from Ecstasy & Wine, except perkier. and is all the better for it.

down in the eustachian tube at midnight (electricsound), Thursday, 10 February 2011 00:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

so yeah there's a ringo deathstarr album now and it's quite something

miss pansy twist (electricsound), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 02:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

so yeah there's a ringo deathstarr album now and it's quite something

― miss pansy twist (electricsound), Tuesday, February 15, 2011 7:36 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

more like..... ISN'T ANYTHING

HAAW!

The previous message has been brought to you by (kelpolaris), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 05:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

i guess

miss pansy twist (electricsound), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 05:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

I find MBV puns to be unavoidable, and I have ended many friendships because of them.

The previous message has been brought to you by (kelpolaris), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 05:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

btw that album is great, i just despise the name like no other

The previous message has been brought to you by (kelpolaris), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 05:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

electricsound why is it that whenever I search any of my favorite obscure 90s bands one of your posts always pops up?

Evan, Wednesday, 16 February 2011 06:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ringo Deathstar sounds like a chiptune band name.

I should check these guys oot, that said.

Trayce, Wednesday, 16 February 2011 06:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

electricsound why is it that whenever I search any of my favorite obscure 90s bands one of your posts always pops up?

ha, bad habit of mine

RD video on my FB wall trayce

miss pansy twist (electricsound), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 06:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh swoit *looks*

Trayce, Wednesday, 16 February 2011 07:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Holee shit yr not kidding about the Ecstcy and Wine rip. THis is adorb.

Trayce, Wednesday, 16 February 2011 07:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

more ecstasy than wine imo

miss pansy twist (electricsound), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 07:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

been listening to the new Cut Copy tonight & track #7: 'this is all we've got' is some premium 'gaze.

Myers and the Obese Olympics triceratops climbing event (Pillbox), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 07:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

Cut Copy are gazey now? ... I thought they were more a presets-ish band, I have never given them much of a listen tbh

Trayce, Wednesday, 16 February 2011 07:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

since the beginning, certain strains of CC have been pretty obviously shoegaze-influenced, but the track I mentioned sounds straight-up like an early Moose song. Most of the other tracks on the album are more blip-bleep, gloop-gorp than that.

Myers and the Obese Olympics triceratops climbing event (Pillbox), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 07:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

heh heh gloop-gorp.

Trayce, Wednesday, 16 February 2011 07:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hey I see this jam has already been mentioned but I wanted to post it here anyway...

billstevejim, Tuesday, 22 February 2011 07:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

heh

i admire the brazenness of it

ooma boogy wow wow (electricsound), Tuesday, 22 February 2011 07:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah those are some balls to steal so shammelessly but they do a damn fine job of it! I love it.

Trayce, Tuesday, 22 February 2011 08:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

God what is WITH my typing at the moment, geez.

Trayce, Tuesday, 22 February 2011 08:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

young prisms

OLD MAN YELLS AT SHOUT RAP (chrisv2010), Tuesday, 22 February 2011 15:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VWtHPRavmcg"; frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

OLD MAN YELLS AT SHOUT RAP (chrisv2010), Tuesday, 22 February 2011 15:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

OLD MAN YELLS AT SHOUT RAP (chrisv2010), Tuesday, 22 February 2011 15:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

just got into swirlies again and don't think i'm leaving for another couple wks. holy fuck what an organized band.

The previous message has been brought to you by (kelpolaris), Tuesday, 22 February 2011 17:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

That "So High" lick has been in my head for days now. no problem IMO with aping another band's sound as long as the songwriting is solid.

skip, Thursday, 24 February 2011 15:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

I can never figure out what my favorite Swirlies release is.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Thursday, 24 February 2011 16:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

There are new vinyl copies of "What To Do About Them" on amazon and new vinyl copies of "They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days..." on ebay for really cheap.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Thursday, 24 February 2011 16:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Blonder Tongue is the expensive rare one.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Thursday, 24 February 2011 16:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Anyway, I still highly recommend that She, Sir EP I was talking about here. Really great stuff. Not as crazy about the full length.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Thursday, 24 February 2011 18:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

i have been enjoying the she sir EP a lot.

my fave swirlies is the slumberland 45. i think i might have expressed that i consider it among the top ten 45s of the 90s.

racing up the fuck charts (electricsound), Thursday, 24 February 2011 21:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ah yes, but it all appears on "What To Do About Them," along with some other incredible songs.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Friday, 25 February 2011 16:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've been getting into some shoegazey metal, like Les Discrets

Inevitable stupid dubstep mix (chap), Friday, 25 February 2011 16:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

Glad Sennen were at least mentioned. I don't think they sound like Teenage Fanclub.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 25 February 2011 16:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

Sometimes the "metalness" of the band's sound provide a hint of cheesiness, but I really like song. Thats awesome, chap.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Friday, 25 February 2011 16:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

That Sennen song is pretty huge, too.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Friday, 25 February 2011 16:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

Glad you like it, the whole Les Discrets album's pretty amazing.

Inevitable stupid dubstep mix (chap), Friday, 25 February 2011 16:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's one dude doing everything but the drumming, by the way.

Inevitable stupid dubstep mix (chap), Friday, 25 February 2011 16:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

Very cool, I'm going to check out the album.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Friday, 25 February 2011 16:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

cosign on Les Discrets

not really feeling the Ringo Deathstarr tunes I've heard -- like, I get it guys, you like MBV a whole fucking lot and can sing like Jim Reid blah blah etc etc. -- do you have ANY original ideas?

has anyone mentioned the Belong album on Kranky? that one's great, bit of a dream pop + drone hybrid w/ bits of 'gaze buried under a MASSIVE cloud of reverb & echo... like hearing an ultrasound of a shoegaze baby in the womb

Damn this thread seems so....different without ilxor (ilxor), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 14:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

you like MBV a whole fucking lot and can sing like Jim Reid blah blah etc etc. -- do you have ANY original ideas?

hmm i'm not sure you 'get' shoegaze? like that's the genre in a nutshell iirc

australian rules football quarterback (electricsound), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 21:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

nah i "get" it, would just prefer any sort of subtle twist on the formula, anything!

Damn this thread seems so....different without ilxor (ilxor), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 22:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

otherwise may as well just listen to MBV, yknow?

Damn this thread seems so....different without ilxor (ilxor), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 22:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

nah, i heard that one already

australian rules football quarterback (electricsound), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 22:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

Still sad there's only one Rumskib album, but what an album it is!

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 9 March 2011 22:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

mentioned three month sunset upthread, they have released a single under their new name Lowtide, and it's just as lovely

http://lowtidemelbourne.bandcamp.com/album/underneath-tonight-memory-no-7

take a trip to the local rainbow (electricsound), Monday, 18 April 2011 04:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Glifted is easily one of the most innovative nu-shoegaze bands I can think of. A lot more loop heavy and trancey shoegaze.

The Sunspots In Your Eyes Are Actually Cataracts, Mr. Rudich (AWALL), Monday, 18 April 2011 05:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Ringo Deathstarr are now on tour: They're playing the Hexagon in Minneapolis Saturday, which is beyond cool.

Pete Scholtes, Monday, 20 June 2011 21:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

big troubles and spotlight kid are really doing it for me lately

HRTX (electricsound), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 04:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

has anyone mentioned the Belong album on Kranky? that one's great, bit of a dream pop + drone hybrid w/ bits of 'gaze buried under a MASSIVE cloud of reverb & echo... like hearing an ultrasound of a shoegaze baby in the womb

listening to this right now; this is great!

don't quixote me on that (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 06:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

trailblazer tape on night-people (also on bandcamp download) has elements of that belong album too. not as interesting, but i dig it

royal ballache (electricsound), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 06:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the Belong tip, but do these guys have the stupidest website ever?

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 10:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

What do you mean? There's nothing there but a picture...

Reassuring Drops (The Cold Stare of Hamilton Fletcher), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 17:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

one unique signal, one of the their records was a julian cope album of the month

http://www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/albumofthemonth/2029

v good stuff, there's a new thing on itunes...

Crackle Box, Thursday, 22 September 2011 13:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

^also current telescopes band members

Crackle Box, Thursday, 22 September 2011 13:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

No Joy are pretty good.

LaMonte, Monday, 24 October 2011 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

^ Dunno who they are, but these Whirl folks are alright imo

next thing she's shaving my skrillex (NickB), Thursday, 17 November 2011 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Discogaze

AWALL, Thursday, 17 November 2011 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

been greatly enjoying the Golden Awesome and Anne records lately

CT is reissuing some Blueshift Signal records too, never heard of them til the reish was announced but it's v nice Clairecordsy stuff

the majestic ned? (electricsound), Thursday, 23 February 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Noted re all these names. And your current handle here.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 23 February 2012 04:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

heh

the majestic ned? (electricsound), Thursday, 23 February 2012 05:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

alcest?

used to be much more black metal, now almost exclusively shoegazey.

omar little, Thursday, 23 February 2012 08:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Italy's Be Forest is an interesting proposition. They won't persuade non-gazers, but they're a lot better than the also-rans of the 2nd and 3rd generation.

From Be Forest's 2011 album Cold:
Florence
Dust

From their current "Hanged Man" single:
Hanged Man
I.O.

Some videos:
Florence
Hanged Man

Pauper Management Improved (Sanpaku), Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

The bandcamp link for the album Cold didn't linkify in last post.

Pauper Management Improved (Sanpaku), Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Anybody know the deal with this band "Now, Now" that's featured on Spotify today? Girl vocal shoegazey 90's vibe, don't quite get why Spotify would pick it out, though it's good. Not many views of their videos...

dlp9001, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

New Frankie Rose album, Interstellar, is pretty much shoegaze.

Viva Brother Beyond (ithappens), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Am listening to the new Whirr album here. It's nice enough if not wildly compelling.

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Got really stuck into School of Seven Bells 'Ghostory' recently.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whenever I see any band featured on Spodify, I figure someone's record company has paid to put it there. I wouldn't read too much into it.

Masonic Boom, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hmmm, a little research reveals that Now, Now is in many ways Tegan & Sara gone shoegaze, which is a great thing to me, but probably a scary thought for most of ILM.

dlp9001, Thursday, 15 March 2012 00:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

not having heard T&S that doesn't mean much to me but i thought the now, now thing sounded nice enough to get off emusic

some crap (electricsound), Thursday, 15 March 2012 00:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whirr's debut LP, Pipe Dreams, out March 13, 2012 on Tee Pee.

this is pretty damn good, imo.

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think I've posted about Ghost Society before (maybe in this thread?). Anyway, I just came across this live-in-studio performance from 2012 which is kind of jawdropping. The precision with which Sara Savery does the Liz Fraser-ish vocal bit in the post-chorus is great.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 25 March 2012 01:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

*2010

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 25 March 2012 01:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

not that jaw dropping. pretty lethargic.

keythhtyek, Sunday, 25 March 2012 06:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hate you.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 25 March 2012 06:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha. are they american? american shoegaze bands take themselves so seriously. i'd bet they were from new york.

keythhtyek, Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Denmark.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

ah, they're po-faced too under byen, efterklang.

keythhtyek, Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Keyboardist has the Gillian Gilbert down cold. I like it.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Sunday, 25 March 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Been playing this a lot recently, v lovely:

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Saturday, 7 April 2012 14:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ kinda getting kicked around the edges of the shea stadium/2585 brooklyn scene. They used to be under a different name/lineup that I am COMPLETELY blanking on for some reason.

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 7 April 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sweet Bulbs. They used to be Sweet Bulbs

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 7 April 2012 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

i dug sweet bulbs, sounds like good stuff

kate axford likes this (electricsound), Saturday, 7 April 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Glad to hear you're liking the Golden Awesome, ESoJ - did you ever hear any of vocalist Stef's work as Stef Animal? Was going to release something on Bachelorette's label about five years ago, but lost the masters - of the bits & pieces that had bobbed around, there was a gorgeous cover of the 3Ds' "Cash None", amongst other things.

etc, Saturday, 7 April 2012 22:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i didn't - tbh i can't remember how i tripped over the GA in the first place! do they have any available releases at all?

scumulator (electricsound), Saturday, 7 April 2012 23:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nothing official, sadly. I'll have a fossick around - what I have might be in storage back in NZ, but if not I'll send it your way. Stef was in Dunedin band Mëstar ages ago with John White, too - dreampop bubblegrunge tracks like Secret Garden hold up pretty well imo.

etc, Saturday, 7 April 2012 23:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Golden Awesome have an album out on M'Ladys & you can get in here on Bandcamp http://thegoldenawesomenz.bandcamp.com/

Album also available on vinyl

Bill E, Sunday, 8 April 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, wait, Golden Awesome totally have a release out; was meaning Stef Animal =p

M'Ladys connection is via Fi from Coasting IIRC, who used to be in (awesome NZ band) the Coolies.

etc, Sunday, 8 April 2012 08:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

ah there you go - quite dig coasting too, though their album is a touch more lo-fi than really works for them

scumulator (electricsound), Sunday, 8 April 2012 08:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

young prisms have done their homework on the haircuts but not so much on the music, although i guess they could pass for beach house tribute band on some tracks.

keythhtyek, Sunday, 8 April 2012 13:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is/Is is a new shoegazey band from Mpls...the song Death Treat is great

http://is-is.bandcamp.com/track/death-treat

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 22:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 6 July 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

electricsound I just now am checking out the first Big Troubles album. I'm really liking it- but did they go the same direction as Pains of Being Pure at Heart with the second album? Haven't heard it.

Evan, Thursday, 20 September 2012 23:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

they turned into a jangly powerpop band instead

upset and upsetting (electricsound), Thursday, 20 September 2012 23:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

In a good way or bad? Also Freudian Slips is a bit of a blatant Boo Radleys rip.

Evan, Thursday, 20 September 2012 23:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I also live right next to Ridgewood relatively and am upset I don't get to jam with this whole scene of late 80s early 90s inspired guitar pop lovers (referring to Real Estate and those I've yet to discover). But I don't know what I'd have to do to befriend these people.

Evan, Thursday, 20 September 2012 23:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

a bit

to say the least

i like 'romantic comedy', about a third of it is fantastic, but it doesn't "sound" as nice as its predecessor

upset and upsetting (electricsound), Friday, 21 September 2012 00:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

not a new band, but I'm sad that the Austin, TX band Astroblast has never been mentioned on ilx. tweegaze/Slumberland/Velocity Girl type stuff with lots of keyboards — search their 2003 album This Will Help You on Your Way

50 miles of lmao room (unregistered), Friday, 21 September 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

50 miles of lmao room (unregistered), Friday, 21 September 2012 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Very cool! I like it, thanks!

Evan, Friday, 21 September 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's not bad...but what about "harder" stuff? I mean, I like Cable and Isis, which is sort of like art metal but they're kind of shoegazy. Like really LOUD guitars.

โตเกียวเหมียวเหมียว aka Italo Night at Some Gay Club (Mount Cleaners), Friday, 21 September 2012 22:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Have we mentioned Whirr yet?

Fiendish Doctor Wu (kingfish), Saturday, 22 September 2012 00:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought the whirr album was pretty generic, but there was potential there

upset and upsetting (electricsound), Saturday, 22 September 2012 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Hammock are new to me but lord this is doing it for me right about now:

http://hammockmusic.com/departure-songs

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 17 October 2012 19:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Neat. Hammock's past work has been largely instrumental which placed it in the post-rock continuum, but I always thought they should bring in a vocalist.

From 2009:

‽ Interrobang You're Dead ‽ (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 20:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

They were on one of those shoegaze cover compilations in the mid 2000s - Never Lose That Feeling album if I am remembering correctly. They covered "Black Metallic"

van smack, Wednesday, 17 October 2012 20:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Which reminds me, David Altobelli's videos for Hammock may be the most poignant, beautiful indie music videos I've ever seen.

‽ Interrobang You're Dead ‽ (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 20:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

just wanted to say this Hammock album is incredible

Gandalf’s Gobble Melt (DJP), Friday, 26 October 2012 18:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

Knew you would love it.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 26 October 2012 18:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

"(Let's Kiss) While the Stars are All Falling Down" has been on repeat for a while now.

‽ Interrobang You're Dead ‽ (Sanpaku), Friday, 26 October 2012 19:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

haha that's exactly the song that was playing which prompted me to post to this thread

Gandalf’s Gobble Melt (DJP), Friday, 26 October 2012 19:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wish the timelapse went on longer:

‽ Interrobang You're Dead ‽ (Sanpaku), Friday, 26 October 2012 19:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

Okay, another one here, from Bristol, and they have a lot to choose from:

http://soundcloud.com/stumbleineuk

Very much on the neoelectrogaze tip, plus flecks of ethereal r'n'b (but this isn't How to Dress Well etc. if that's your concern). And they're named after a Smashing Pumpkins song, of COURSE I like 'em.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 14:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

not totally shoegaze but lots of gauzy guitars and dreaminess

Pony Trash from Mpls, kind of like crazy horse/the chills/the church in a blender, slick basslines too

http://ponytrash1.bandcamp.com/

U.S. State Department, Office of Rare Psych (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 19 November 2012 19:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

The headline is correct. For better or worse.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 12 April 2013 22:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

would the besnard lakes fall into this category?

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 12 April 2013 22:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Need emphasis:

"We are not rock," shouted back frontman Blixa Bargeld. "We are shoegaze; look at your fucking shoes!"

Me So Hormetic (Sanpaku), Friday, 12 April 2013 22:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

that article was pretty bad in a couple of ways

wee waa nee (electricsound), Friday, 12 April 2013 22:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

My Bloody Valentine, grandaddies of 'gaze, finally release the album they started 17 years ago and suddenly, somehow, along comes a massive wang of new bands sounding like music's equivalent of mumblecore

followed by a list of bands some of which have been around for five years or more

"It was when 'shoegaze' was given as a genre option on MySpace that it became acceptable to label your music in that way,"

holy shit this is piffle

wee waa nee (electricsound), Friday, 12 April 2013 22:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

No Joy's Wait To Pleasure (April 23) gets the advance streaming treatment on Pitchfork this week.

I think thisthreaders will find much to like.

Me So Hormetic (Sanpaku), Friday, 19 April 2013 02:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

this is nice

http://halfstring.bandcamp.com/track/honeycut

captain snus (electricsound), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 06:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've been sort of meaning to pick up the Half String reissue 2xLP thing on CT for awhile now. Do you have that?

Evan, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 13:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Of course. I had all the ipr stuff anyway but the extra tracks were cool

captain snus (electricsound), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 22:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

would the besnard lakes fall into this category?

Finally got around to listening to their new album after seeing them at Austin Psych Fest, and yeah - they fall into this. This is the most Slowdivey thing I've heard in years

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 1 June 2013 01:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

No Joy's Wait To Pleasure (April 23) gets the advance streaming treatment on Pitchfork this week.

I think thisthreaders will find much to like.

― Me So Hormetic (Sanpaku), Thursday, April 18, 2013 9:22 PM (1 month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is on spotify and is really good

congratulations (n/a), Saturday, 15 June 2013 16:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

I picked up Ghost Blonde by them not long ago. Is the new one better?

Evan, Saturday, 15 June 2013 17:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wait To Pleasure is one of my favourite albums of the year so far... so, yes :D

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Saturday, 15 June 2013 18:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

New Exit Calm single. I love the Verve too, but sheesh...

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Did the Besnard Lakes improve a bit or something? They always seemed kinda there.

Currently getting my attention is Eros and the Eschaton, about to release a debut album. Got some earlier tracks up on their Bandcamp site:

http://goldenhearts.bandcamp.com/album/songs

And more info here:

http://www.theunderbellyofthesun.org/Eros_and_the_Eschaton/aum_mani_padme_hum.html

https://www.facebook.com/erosandtheeschaton

Been listening to the album this morning -- nice take on the whole American homegrown 'gaze/couple approach, and some actually loud/twisted/violent moments with a few curve balls along the way. It's a good start rather than something truly remarkable, but it IS good.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Did the Besnard Lakes improve a bit or something? They always seemed kinda there.

Ran across them in Austin and dug what they were doing. I think the new album is a keeper.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 1 August 2013 05:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

there was a p big jump in their songwriting from dark horse to roaring night imo

take that, bitterman (electricsound), Thursday, 1 August 2013 06:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

Giving the new one a listen now, it does seem more intriguing. Maybe they just needed their woodshedding phase.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 1 August 2013 14:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Lovesilkpalemilk might be a little too post-punk, but bits of the latest album/ep/whatever (on Paradigms) are like Garlands era Cocteau Twins in places.

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 10:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

a couple of new(ish) aussie ones i love

roku music

flyying colours

this patch is evolving (electricsound), Tuesday, 4 March 2014 08:24 (6 months ago) Permalink

actually i should have put this one for FC. love this so much

this patch is evolving (electricsound), Tuesday, 4 March 2014 08:26 (6 months ago) Permalink

Second song is great!

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 5 March 2014 11:12 (6 months ago) Permalink

Seconded, nice track.

skip, Monday, 10 March 2014 18:14 (6 months ago) Permalink

they played flyying colours wavygravy on bbc radio6 last week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xpcr8

koogs, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 15:42 (6 months ago) Permalink

Deifnitely like them better than the other Flying Colors (the Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse pop-prog supergroup).

an enormous bolus of flatulence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:58 (6 months ago) Permalink

^Wish there was an entire album that sounded like this.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 17:15 (6 months ago) Permalink

Yeah that could be their best song.

Evan, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 20:37 (6 months ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

i think i like the Cheatahs album a very great deal

doodle cock-up (electricsound), Saturday, 9 August 2014 05:39 (1 month ago) Permalink

This one seems promising, though I've only listened a little. Jetman Jet Team. Definitely have the sound down, I just haven't had time to live with the songs.

dlp9001, Tuesday, 12 August 2014 20:32 (1 month ago) Permalink

Vaadat Charigim - terrific Israeli neo shoegaze!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 12 August 2014 21:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

Another vote for Cheetahs - 'the Swan' especially

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Tuesday, 12 August 2014 23:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I've ended up liking the Cheatahs album a lot more than I thought I would. Also really liking the Flyying Colours, so thank for that rec, above.

I recently heard a great track from 2011 in a Songza playlist by The Golden Awesome who I'd never heard of. Facebook page shows some relatively recent live activity but no mention of new music. A quick sample of their album makes it sound promising though:

http://thegoldenawesomenz.bandcamp.com

early rejecter, Monday, 18 August 2014 17:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

I've really been enjoying the latest from Champaign's Withershins, Mt. Fuji in Blue. It's not exclusively shoegaze, there is some (eek!) post rock in here too, but some really great moments of fuzzed out bliss. The vocals and lyrics can be a bit of a stumbling block, more than once I wished a track was instrumental, but when they really lock in I'm finding this to be pretty compelling, musically anyway.

Bus Sex Teen Busted After Queef Beef (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 14:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah that's not shoegaze. I have this weird and probably unfair impulse to reject the shoegaze tag for anything with those shouty college town vocals in it. To me, it gives it away as ex-emo/hardcore or indie players (I'm betraying my age a bit here) who probably bought delay pedals after trying drugs or sexual intercourse. They know who MBV is, for example, but have really no idea why the band is so important.

I guess it's pretty unfair of me because some Estonian black metal/Detroit techno hybrid band could get tagged with shoegaze and I wouldn't bat an eyelash even if they growled Javascript syntax into a vocoder.

fields of salmon, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 16:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I get exactly what you mean and it probably isn't shoegaze, but I wasn't sure what other thread to talk about the album in. It's definitely not metal and, despite the vocals, it doesn't fit in with the emo revival thing either.

Bus Sex Teen Busted After Queef Beef (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:36 (1 month ago) Permalink

i'll second Vadaat Charigim, their album from last/this year (or whenever) is sneaky great

alpine static, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

uh, make that Vaadat, not Vadaat boy is my face red

alpine static, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

this is a local band that seems very indebted to mbv

http://wildhoneysound.bandcamp.com/

͡ᵒಠಠ ͜ʖ ͡ಠಠᵒ (am0n), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 22:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

got a single of theirs the other day, it's not half bad

the kingness of stranders (electricsound), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 22:47 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I get exactly what you mean and it probably isn't shoegaze, but I wasn't sure what other thread to talk about the album in. It's definitely not metal and, despite the vocals, it doesn't fit in with the emo revival thing either.

There's an emo revival? Is there a thread for that? I might lurk.

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 17:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

rolling emo/pop/punk/bullshit/feelings about pizza or something like that. thread rules.

alpine static, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 19:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

the Vaadat Charigim album is so great.

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Monday, 15 September 2014 15:40 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

the upcoming Lees of Memory album is pretty shoegazey. it's the dudes from Superdrag.

full stream here: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/09/an_interview_w_75.html

alpine static, Monday, 15 September 2014 16:29 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


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