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 (seventeen years ago) link

Calla

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

Are they a google away?

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

Isn't everything?

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

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

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

sigur ros!

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

ulrich schnauss

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

the Workhouse

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

yeah!!!

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

Guitar and Pluramon.

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

Some people really liked that Manitoba record

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

You just said the C word.

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

ooop..I wasn't supposed to cuss.

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

http://www.masstransfer.net

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

MT..what should I be looking at masstransfer?

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

you'll thank me:

www.theearlies.com

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

Shoegazer Revival - S/D

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

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

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

yellow6

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

didnt like Yellow6 at all.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Sunday, 14 December 2003 22:57 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

oh, am specifically taking about the new LP, eulogies

koogs, Monday, 3 February 2020 18:57 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

Haha. Slowdivee

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

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 April 2020 13:17 (one year ago) link

oh no

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

part of me died

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

Sounds good, thanks!

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

one month passes...

don't really know where to put this, but this is a great version of this jefre cantu-ledesma song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07d_coPy7Ws

kites aren't fun (NickB), Sunday, 25 October 2020 00:35 (six months ago) link

that's "Julie Byrne & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Love's Refrain" btw

kites aren't fun (NickB), Sunday, 25 October 2020 00:35 (six months ago) link

I was selling records and a guy described a band as “shoegaze” but 100% unironically pronounced it to rhyme with Fugazi.

The little engine that choogled (hardcore dilettante), Sunday, 25 October 2020 02:59 (six months ago) link

That is how I'm saying shoegaze from now on.

Shugazi would be a good tribute band schtick

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Sunday, 25 October 2020 05:25 (six months ago) link

would love a full album of Byrne and Cantu-Ledesma now

boxedjoy, Sunday, 25 October 2020 09:09 (six months ago) link

Agreed! I love Julie Byrne's voice but I've never really been too excited about the music on her records before

kites aren't fun (NickB), Sunday, 25 October 2020 10:46 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

The new Nothing really hits on some MBV vibes, especially on the back half of the record. Not particularly original, but def some nice shoegaze guitar work.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 19:22 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Not that new, but more recent than the heyday of shoegaze...been going back to this sound, and I've been playing Vissuda a lot. From 2013.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGmij0adCJc

Totally Insane Police State, 90210 (I M Losted), Saturday, 12 December 2020 09:34 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

They're not new, really, but: Keith Kenniff, who does stuff as Helios and Goldmund, and his wife Hollie have a duo called Mint Julep that hits a really lovely electronic pop/shoegaze sweet spot -- new album out yesterday

https://mintjulep.bandcamp.com/album/in-a-deep-and-dreamless-sleep

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 20 March 2021 17:49 (one month ago) link

Beautiful new single from Suzanne Kraft. Track 2 is the one here, down to the melty whammy bar

https://melodyastruth.bandcamp.com/album/on-our-hands-waiting?fbclid=IwAR3k4hUBBewA-UeM17bsX8MrKQdss2G6_IB4cu14zMj6My9NRk5k0TLYZDQ

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 22 March 2021 12:36 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

파란노을 (Parannoul) - To See the Next Part of the Dream

srsly

mookieproof, Monday, 19 April 2021 02:54 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV3MpfosuxU

xzanfar, Monday, 19 April 2021 02:56 (three weeks ago) link

parannoul record rules, there's good tunes buried in the garageband murk

adam, Monday, 19 April 2021 12:50 (three weeks ago) link

I'd lost track of Pia Fraus over the years, but last year's 'Empty Parks' album is extremely nice as it turns out.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 1 May 2021 14:55 (one week ago) link

Flyying Colours - "White Knuckles", one of the best neo-shoegaze I've heard in ages

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMcNM8ykCyI

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 2 May 2021 04:19 (one week ago) link

Flyying Colours - "White Knuckles", one of the best neo-shoegaze I've heard in ages

Happy to see more folks discovering them. I first ran across them on one of Going Steady Music's mixtapes and each subsequent release has only been better. Check 'em out: https://flyyingcolours.bandcamp.com/

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 19:07 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBMUqTt2AVs

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 19:08 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9wnpiiMUJs

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 19:09 (one week ago) link


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