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 (sixteen years ago) link

Calla

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

Are they a google away?

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

Isn't everything?

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

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

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

sigur ros!

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

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

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

ulrich schnauss

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

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 (sixteen years ago) link

this thread sucks

Malory! Isobella! Paik! Pacific UV!

fucking Clairecords people!!!!

sort yourselves out

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

the Workhouse

Schwingung (Damian), Saturday, 13 December 2003 11:28 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah!!!

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

Guitar and Pluramon.

JoB (JoB), Saturday, 13 December 2003 12:24 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Saturday, 13 December 2003 18:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Some people really liked that Manitoba record

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

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Ian Johnson (orion), Saturday, 13 December 2003 19:22 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

You just said the C word.

Aaron W (Aaron W), Saturday, 13 December 2003 20:54 (sixteen years ago) link

ooop..I wasn't supposed to cuss.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Saturday, 13 December 2003 22:13 (sixteen years ago) link

"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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.masstransfer.net

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

MT..what should I be looking at masstransfer?

cs appleby (cs appleby), Saturday, 13 December 2003 22:56 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

you'll thank me:

www.theearlies.com

the priest, Saturday, 13 December 2003 23:14 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

Shoegazer Revival - S/D

Nick Mirov (nick), Sunday, 14 December 2003 02:36 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

cs appleby (cs appleby), Sunday, 14 December 2003 07:56 (sixteen years ago) link

yellow6

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

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 (sixteen years ago) link

didnt like Yellow6 at all.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Sunday, 14 December 2003 22:57 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

Just listened to the new single from somesurprises, motorik+shoegaze is generally gonna work for me but this really sounds great.

https://open.spotify.com/track/51SrZ1zkSzwYGH0SCsyRog?si=KAtN4laKSRmVVcjPqxlwxg

https://somesurprises.bandcamp.com

JoeStork, Sunday, 30 September 2018 01:53 (one year ago) link

Cant wait.... ive been listening to the surf-psych fusion of satan’s pilgrim’s _psychslpoitation_, def wanting more gaze/drone/motorik now.

Hunt3r, Sunday, 30 September 2018 02:06 (one year ago) link

Love the new somesurprises. H/T to Tyler for the pointer.

that's not my post, Sunday, 30 September 2018 05:17 (one year ago) link

Somesurprises is really nice- Alt is the most motorik and drone.

Hunt3r, Sunday, 30 September 2018 18:11 (one year ago) link

They’re great live, not sure if they play much outside the Pacific Northwest. The guitarist/vocalist also has a day job as an immigrant-rights attorney.

JoeStork, Sunday, 30 September 2018 18:21 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Not really new actually but anything from the mid-90s onwards is new shoegaze to me.

Back when I used to frequent the shoegaze forum everybody loved Malory, July Skies, Fleeting Joys and Hammock. I recently saw some of that stuff in the second hand section of a music store.

The only one I listened to years ago was Hammock and it was really nice, but there's a ton of "really nice" shoegaze (it was far more on the ambient side though) and I just wondered if you guys thought any of these stood up well in the genre.

Only thing I picked up in that second hand section was a 2 disc Hammock album.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 30 November 2018 20:30 (one year ago) link

Hammock are truly wonderful; their last ten years in particular are just one triumph after another. Never quite seem to get the full cachet they deserve on a wider front.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 30 November 2018 20:33 (one year ago) link

Shit, I'm getting mixed up with Auburn Lull. I don't actually remember if I had a Hammock album back then.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 30 November 2018 20:33 (one year ago) link

the Malory album i've heard is very good

omar little, Friday, 30 November 2018 20:38 (one year ago) link

Re: Hammock, seek out the movie Columbus, which they scored.

Sanpaku, Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:52 (one year ago) link

I’ll look for that, i like them a lot, though i map them more as guitar postrock not shoegaze.

I think the first i ever heard of them was maybe a link you did to a video of theirs, sanpaku.

but i'ma chud. i'ma weirdo. what the hell am i doing here? (Hunt3r), Saturday, 1 December 2018 19:45 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgwFEKlhpJA

MaresNest, Monday, 31 December 2018 14:36 (one year ago) link

That's pretty nice, liking his voice.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 4 January 2019 20:54 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

new split release from somesurpises and supercandy. somesurprises great as ever, supercandy i'd never heard before but sound really nice at first listen, they get v krautrocky as it goes on - http://open.spotify.com/album/5QK5mCG5HX2OP5HxFYyZyN

JoeStork, Saturday, 9 March 2019 03:42 (one year ago) link

stoked to hear these, i liked that somesurprises a lot.

Hunt3r, Saturday, 9 March 2019 17:11 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Great Russian band: https://sharkstears.bandcamp.com/album/experience-of-the-charm

Evan, Friday, 14 June 2019 15:26 (one year ago) link

And speaking of that (very excellent) band and others from Russia:

https://daily.bandcamp.com/2019/06/27/russian-shoegaze-bands-guide/

It was a real treat writing this!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 27 June 2019 17:18 (one year ago) link

Nice! How did you find out about them all?

Evan, Thursday, 27 June 2019 19:59 (one year ago) link

Bandcamp music tags and a little research. Pinkshinyultrablast and Gnoomes I already knew about.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:58 (one year ago) link

Thanks, Wooden Whales caught my interest most, probably due to the unusual for this genre vocals.

Even though this is one of my absolute favorite genres I often find myself listening to clips and feeling almost like someone who doesn't like the genre: most of it sounds so similar!

Really behind on this stuff, haven't listened to much of it in years, not even that Miniatures album I was excited about upthread.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 29 June 2019 12:33 (one year ago) link

Anyone keep up with labels that specialize in it? I recall Rocket Girl was quite a fan favorite on the old shoegaze forum.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 29 June 2019 12:36 (one year ago) link

I've been meaning to post this up, in fact, I was sure I already had but ctrl-f says otherwise, kinda epic indie/gaze from the UK. I like the big, upful sounding chorus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aCqtbcMbsM

MaresNest, Saturday, 29 June 2019 12:54 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

New single, sounds great http://somesurprises.bandcamp.com/track/high-rise

JoeStork, Saturday, 13 July 2019 19:57 (one year ago) link

Anyone keep up with labels that specialize in it? I recall Rocket Girl was quite a fan favorite on the old shoegaze forum.


Still at it, released a lovely 20 year anniversary set this year.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 13 July 2019 20:01 (one year ago) link

This the one?
https://rocketgirl100.bandcamp.com/

calstars, Saturday, 13 July 2019 20:58 (one year ago) link

Great comp, but no, it is this:

https://darla.com/products/various-artists-rocket-girl-20

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 14 July 2019 00:14 (one year ago) link

i don't understand in what this is, like, a label? or a flexi playlist? but i do enjoy that rocketgirl100 collection as i listen to it.

Hunt3r, Friday, 26 July 2019 17:56 (one year ago) link

Er, no, it says right there:

70 page book with an artwork print
One 7”
One flexi 7"
One CD
Plus all tracks on a download code

Ned Raggett, Friday, 26 July 2019 18:27 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

https://daily.bandcamp.com/2019/09/26/somesurprises-somesurprises-interview/

Album is out and very good

JoeStork, Thursday, 26 September 2019 20:50 (eleven months ago) link

ha i was gonna post that and forgot to do. yes, it's very good and enjoyable.

Hunt3r, Friday, 27 September 2019 03:12 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

Miniatures - Jessamines is pretty good but the song that made me buy it ("What You Want") is definitely the best one.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 8 November 2019 17:23 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

All of Lorelle Meets The Obsolete's albums are $2 on Bandcamp until the end of the year. All are recommended but start from the recent ones (De Facto, Balance) and work backwards. (short history: LMTO are from Guadalajara, started off conventionally gazing at shoes for a couple albums and then made a lateral turn into something more interesting - think of Broadcast or even School of Seven Bells)
https://obsoletelorelle.bandcamp.com

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 29 December 2019 09:01 (eight months ago) link

I just got into their first album, thanks for reminding me to check out the later stuff.

"Third of the Storms" Jazz (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 30 December 2019 23:15 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

https://alexchilltown.bandcamp.com/

quite a poor name but I'm fond of these, who i saw as a support band a few years ago and have been to see 3 or 4 times since. lp is quieter and slower than their gigs and i think it'd be better if they'd not sequenced a couple of the similar-sounding tracks together like they have, but hey...

koogs, Monday, 3 February 2020 18:57 (seven months ago) link

oh, am specifically taking about the new LP, eulogies

koogs, Monday, 3 February 2020 18:57 (seven months ago) link

Recent discovery for me, might have been mentioned on here before -- Draag. New single's quite nice.

https://draagdraag.bandcamp.com/

Ned Raggett, Monday, 3 February 2020 19:07 (seven months ago) link

There's a newish Stargazer Lilies and it's produced by Tobacco, which apparently means something to people (I only know the name).

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 14:51 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Don't know where else to put this:

https://i.imgur.com/xAEDOJR.png

I'm now never going to unhear "shoegaze" pronounced "shoe-gaz-ee".

the grateful dead can dance (anagram), Thursday, 2 April 2020 12:23 (five months ago) link

Haha. Slowdivee

https://i.imgur.com/gKGAq7x.jpg

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 April 2020 13:17 (five months ago) link

oh no

bam! Free bees! (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 2 April 2020 13:19 (five months ago) link

part of me died

blather rinse repeat 2020 (Hunt3r), Thursday, 2 April 2020 14:47 (five months ago) link

I only said "what you want?"

"Don't ask why! I believe, in another way, nothing much to lose. I need no trust!"

Lose my breath? You never should. "Sugar, good for you! How do you do it?"

"Emptiness inside... No more sorry!"

I can see it (but I can't feel it) "All I need. You made me realize. Good for you."

Evan, Thursday, 2 April 2020 15:26 (five months ago) link

There was a massive homophobe on the old shoegazing forum who loved Bill Clinton, wonder if that's him.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 2 April 2020 16:24 (five months ago) link

three months pass...
one month passes...

I didn't know where else to post about the new No Joy album, Motherhood, which only sounds like shoegaze on occasion. It's wild!

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Saturday, 29 August 2020 17:55 (three weeks ago) link

Oh, I have to check that out!

Came across this band today, from 2016, so new-ish. Really good set of influences, slowed down Swervedriver perhaps but with some of that Sci-Fi alt-rock thing, Hum, Lusk, Failure, and so on.

https://downhillwillows.bandcamp.com/album/downhill-willows-ep

Maresn3st, Thursday, 3 September 2020 15:50 (two weeks ago) link

Please can I recommend Ian Sweet (not a solo guy, actually a solo woman / eponymous band), who only seems to have been mentioned twice ever on ILM and not at all in this thread. I was drawn to her music in by lush (lowercase L) guitar textures and unusual chord voicings that put me in mind of 90s Blonde Redhead or Sonic Youth. Last year I played her album Crush Crusher to death and she has a new song, Dumb Driver, which is pretty fricking nice. As with BR, she's an alumnus of Berklee and, fittingly, is the cover star on a Berklee shoegaze podcast on Spotify.

Supposed Former ILM Lurker (WeWantMiles), Thursday, 3 September 2020 17:09 (two weeks ago) link

Sounds good, thanks!

Hit It And Quit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 3 September 2020 17:50 (two weeks ago) link

I'm about two minutes into this new No Joy album and yes it is very very good

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 11:37 (one week ago) link


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