Weekly Shoegaze/ Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #45
Picks Of The Week:
- Russian shoegaze/dream pop 5-piece from Moscow, Life on Venus “What Lies Beneath” from the sophomore album “Odes To The Void”
The debut album of the Russian outfit Life on Venus is the perfect sum of what we crave in the shoegaze realm. It’s elegant, blissful, magnificent, otherworldly, mesmeric at times dark and dramatic. Surely one of the best ‘beautiful sound’ albums of the year so far… hardly being lost in the void has been so magical!
- Manchester, UK stargaze/dream pop 5-piece Purple Heart Parade – “Petrichor” off upcoming 3rd EP “Desolation Angel” out January 2020 via Club AC30
The enticing “Petrichor” from Mancunian combo is an infectious clash between noisy and delicate guitar tones over moving passion-ridden soaring vocals, as euphoric as it is vertiginous, infusing unrestrained The Verve-alike transcendent epic qualities that draw you in an indiscernible emotional catharsis.
- France DIY dream pop/folk singer/songwriter, Elodie Pereira “All That’s Said And Done” new single
Elodie Pereira is a talented young artist with a strong knack for writing seemingly simple dreamy songs permeated with moving tension and vibrant emotional impact. “All That’s Said And Done”, a tremendously intense and sadly enchanting semi-acoustic ballad with heartfelt folk spirit and dream pop attitude, adorned by Elodie’s clear and rich soothing voice, seems just to remind somehow that the strength and depth of our feelings and emotions can be very powerful even without noise.
- Argentinian lo-fi/ambient/drone/Americana/darkgaze/desert/psych instrumental project from Santa Fe, Ivonne Van Cleef – “Fire Birds” off of the upcoming album “Sesiones en el Montacargas” on No Me Escucho Records.
Tallinn, Estonia lo-fi/experimental pop/folktronica/singer-songwriter Liis Ring – “In fiore” off of upcoming V/A “Contours” cassette compilation via Canigou Records
- Birmingham, UK indie rock quintet VIOLET “Shiver” from the upcoming debut EP ‘Feels Like Heaven’ via Holyhowl.
- Greek psychedelic/shoegaze band based in Athens, Monochromatic Visions – ”A Forest (The Cure cover)”
- Rostov On Don, Russia indie-pop outfit БУДНИ [Budni] ‘Человек’
- Bandung, Indonesia twee/indie-pop trio POP AT SUMMER “Everything’s Fine” from the debut EP “Chamomile Rhymes”
- London, UK indie garage pop all-girl trio Cheerbleederz “say 2 u” from second EP “Lobotany” out 7th Feb. 2020
- French shoegaze/dream pop/retrowave/indie band [Oper-8‘s side project], FAKE LUXURY “Pass me by” new single
- Swedish dream-pop/synthpop duo of Karolina Komstedt (previously with Poprace) and Johan Angergård (Acid House Kings, Poprace), CLUB 8 – “The Hospital” new single
- Seattle, WA lo-fi dream pop project of Caitlyn Whitfield, Pastel Dream “Tuesday” new single on BIRTHDIY
- Tempe, Arizona synthpop/dream pop/new wave project of Alex West, aka Another Green World “Outsider” new single
- Sweden shoegaze/darkwave/electro project out of Gothenburg, D4RKSTAR “Summertime”
- Los Angeles, CA shoegaze/dream pop solo project DESERTA “Hide” from the upcoming album “Black Aura My Sun” due January 2020 on Felte
- Montreal, Quebec post-punk/shoegaze/psychedelic duo SUNFEELSCOLD “Touch Of Death” new single
- Coquimbo, Chile dream pop/post-punk/shoegaze trio SEATEMPLES “Primavera Negra (Demo)”
- Italian dark noise-punk psych trio from Bologna, made of Robero Papavero [ex Les Fauves], Angelo Casarrubia [ex Buzz Aldrin and Melampus] and Gianluca Modica [ex Ofeliadorme], DEFLOWERED “Six Inner Landscapes” off upcoming embossed10″ plastic disc on Pizza Dischi
- Manila-based, Philippines shoegaze quartet THE RAVE TAPES “Clandestine” from the EP “Infernorama”
- London, UK lo-fi/electronic/shoegaze band, Japan Review “On Auto Now” new single on Reckless Yes
- Pacific Northwest‘s indie/jangle-pop band Math and Physics Club “Indian Ocean” new 2-track 7″ single on Matinée Recordings
- Paris-based indie rock/French pop band Maison Neuve – “Une Cité Electrique” from the new album “Vivi” on Sauvage Records and Talitres
- Los Angeles based post-punk/dream pop solo project of a member of Ter Nura, CLOSED TEAR “Hide” from the new single “Hide / Drown”
- San Francisco‘s indie-pop band made up of Sami of The She’s and Sonny & Ava of Sonny & The Sunsets, THE GONKS “He’s Different Than Before” from the new vinyl LP “Five Things You Didn’t Know About The Gonks” on Rocks In Your Head Records
- Arkhangelsk, Russia post rock/shoegaze/noise rock outfit Культура Потребления “Когда холод уйдет / When the cold is gone”
- Oakland, CA garage punk 4-piece MIDNITE SNAXXX “Music Inside” title track from the new LP on Slovenly
- Southern California-based shoegaze/psych-pop/power pop band THE GENTLE CYCLE “Ivy” from the single “Ivy b/w It’s You” on 13 O’ Clock Records
- Medway-based indie/psych/garage pop 4-piece THEATRE ROYAL “September Comes” from “Incidental Friend” EP on Vacilando ’68
- French shoegaze/psychedelic quintet DEAD HORSE ONE “Gaze” from the new album “The West Is The Best” (mixed by the legendary Mark Gardener of Ride) out now on Requiem Pour Un Twister
- Sacramento, CA-based post-punk/dream pop/shoegaze band, Weathering “New Air” b-side of “I Come Down” single on Sunday Drive Records
- Philadelphia shoegaze/post-punk-indie-rock trio Stellarscope “Shining Light” from forthcoming LP “A glimpse of light in the darkness” out in 2020 via Patetico Recordings
- Christchurch, NZ indie/jangle/garage/psych-pop duo Salad Boys “Onwards and Downwards” from the new single “This Issue” on Melted Ice Cream and Southbound NZ
- Gothenburg, Sweden indie/emo/shoegaze band Sore Eyelids “I thought I was doing fine” from the new album “Avoiding Life” on Bad Break Records
- Strasbourg, France shoegaze/psychedelic/French pop rock trio Sinaïve “Tabula Rasa” title track from the new EP
- English experimental/indie/shoegaze/folk seven-piece from Cambridge, TAPE RUNS OUT “Friends” from the new EP ‘‘Talking Through The Walls’’ via Kuang Grade Recordings.
- London, UK based ‘dadgaze’ musician and former Yuck frontman, Max Bloom “Bottle” new single on Anniversary
- Los Angeles based synth-pop/dream-pop solo project of formerly The Cosmos, Magic Bullets, and currently Terry Malts guitarist Corey Cunningham, Business Of Dreams // ”Will You Still Love Me In December?” (originally written by Julie Doiron, additional lyrics by Corey Cunningham) in aid to the National Domestic Violence Hotline
- English post-punk/dream pop/shoegaze 4-piece from Exeter, SOUTHWEST HOTEL “Gone” new single
- London, UK dream pop/synthpop solo project FLOWER VISION “Call Me Luv” from the upcoming album “Times Times Times”
- Oslo, Norway indie/60s garage//psych-pop band lead by Mats Mentzen Wang, Mats Wawa ”Sparkly Eyes” new single on Black Pop Records
- Berlin-born / London-based indie/jangle/dream pop project of Kamran Khan, Fake Laugh “Novelty Song” new single on The state51 Conspiracy
- Phoenix, AZ bedroom/dream pop/shoegaze solo project DAD SODA “Wonder 2 Broke My Mind” new single
- Northampton, MA DIY psych-pop band SORE EROS “Backseat Bop” from next year s/t debut album on Feeding Tube Records
- Los Angeles‘ indie/dream pop/singer-songwriter JUSTUS PROFFIT “Spinning” from new cassette EP on Smoking Room
- UK experimental/ambient/indie/folk musician (aka Tex La Homa) and collaborator with Brian Lavelle (as Fougou) and Andrew Paine (as The Blue Tree), MATTHEW SHAW “We Are All Made Of Stars” from upcoming LP “Into The Unknown” on Glass Modern
- Montreal, Quebec blackgaze/post-rock/shoegaze band ROSEGAZE “Sapir-Whorf” from the upcoming debut album “Don’t Talk To Her, You’ll Fall In Love”
- Berlin-based indie/shoegaze/dream pop/slow core project of multi-instrumentalist Jana Sotzko (Soft Grid, Dropout Patrol), POINT NO POINT “Drift” title track from the new cassette EP via Späti Palace / Katuktu Collective
- Montreal, Quebec experimental/ambient/dream pop/indie pop trio Paradis Artificiel – “Nirvana 1” from S/T album
- California‘s ambient/minimal/drone/psychedelic pop experimentalist, Scout Island “Reflections” from the cassette album “South Of Paradise” via Jungle Gym Records label.
- Italian ambient-electronica/post-rock/shoegaze project of former Ataraxia percussionist Riccardo Spaggiari, aka Cosmos In Collision “Memories Last Forever” from the CD album “Backlit” on Shore Dive Records