WL//WH Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – OCTOBER #41 – 22

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Savannah, Georgia-based ambient /post-rock /shoegaze /dream pop singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brent Collins, AKA Slo Moon “Home” single

The new single from the one-man band from Georgia entices us into immersive, introspective and endless warm horizons, to inject ourselves in, imbued with breathtaking spirituality and sheer catharsis, stirred by metronomic rhythms, somber serene synth washes, along with the sparkling reverberations, the trembling delays and the glaring chimes of the guitar to pierce the hazy skyline to encompass emotional vocals of longing and fear with a heady dreamscape of hope and love.

  • Hagen, Germany bedroom lo-fi folk indie rock duo of multi-instrumentalist, singer and artist Fabian Dietz (aka Hypnotic Sleep) and enigmatic musician Sara (aka Teacherface), AKA The Fulmars – “Hanging at the Polder” from the split 7″ vinyl EP “Autumn Glory” with Hypnotic Sleep via Kashual Plastik

First featured, with a subtly jarring and intriguing song, at the closure of the final chapter/compilation of the memorable and seminal UK label Blackest Ever Black, for about a decade, a precious casket of obscure, mysterious and sparkling talents. The German duet unveils a lo-fi stripped-down new song that somehow recalls the Velvet Underground-speckled hazy sound from Bay Area label Paisley Shirt Records catalogue, albeit infused with mesmeric folk undertones. A soft synthetic rhythm pattern pulses below minimal, droning, repetitive guitar chords strumming with angsty, wiry obsession along occasional emotive shiny keys, to carry heartfelt folksy vocals, through a heartfelt confession of predictable daily life, left wandering aimlessly with no chances to fail.

  • Leicester, England based shoegaze /indie pop /dream pop combo Dayflower “Picturefall” single

Endearing fuzzy daydreaming pop tune enshrouded in entrancing 60s harmonies from the Leicester‘s combo, less straightforward, yet more intricate than usual, that ebbs and flows with nostalgic shimmering wandering guitar obsessions in hazy, narcotic breezes around airy layered vocals, alternating angsty fear with whispered secrets and cool celestial cries into a bittersweet lyrical confession of heartfelt smiles.

  • UK radiophonic /kosmic /analog synth electronic producer Martin Jenkins AKA Pye Corner Audio “Saturation Point (Sonic Boom Remix)” from “Let’s Remerge! ” EP upcoming on Sonic Cathedral
  • Northern New Mexico based drone folk ambient project multi-instrumentalist musician, artist, and woodworker from Texas (half of dream-pop duo Tan Cologne), Lauren Helene Green “Wind Full of Spring” from the album “Outer Highway Realms” on Royal Oakie Records LLC
  • Los Angeles based ambient /ethereal /drone /dream pop /electronic project of husband-wife duo James and Cynthia Bernard (marine eyes), AKA Awakened Souls “Steady” from the album “Music for adverts and film” [a collection of songs previously only available on a music library service written during 20152018]
  • Winchester UK ambient /drone /soundscapes /post-rock project of Tom Honey AKA Good Weather For An Airstrike “White (feat. Jamie Brett)” from “Red/White” split EP with Library Tapes
  • Nottingham, UK alternative chamber pop /indie rock band led by singer Stuart A. Staples, Tindersticks “Stars At Noon” from the upcoming album “Stars At Noon” Original Soundtrack of Claire Denis movie on City Slang
  • Hobart, Australia ambient pop/prog rock /psych /dream pop /new wave duo of Steve Kilbey (The Church) and Martin Kennedy (All India Radio), Kilbey Kennedy “When Time Has Run Out” from the upcoming LP “The Strange Life of Persephone Nimbus”
  • Austin, TX experimental /ambient /shoegaze /dream pop female artist DOTTIE “Thief” title track from the upcoming album “Thief”
  • UK dream pop /psych rock /shoegaze twin musicians, Abstract In Sound “Your gaze (ft. Violet Oscillation)” single
  • UK dream pop /fuzz /psych /indie rock /shoegaze band from Southampton, SUPERDRONE “Home” new single
  • New York based ambient /dream pop /electronic /experimental pop musician & visual artist, James K “Eiv Mude” from the album “Random Girl” on Incienso
  • Tokyo, Japan experimental pop/ folk /dream-pop musician OTOM “If (Remix)” from “Equal: otom remixed” EP
  • Denver, Co indie /slowcore /dream pop solo project of former one half of the darkwave band School Dance, Allison Lorenzen “The Fourth Cycle” single
  • Madrid, Spain experimental /post-punk /kraut-pop duo Cristina Arroyo and JC Peña AKA Pandan-Lagl “Trueno, relámpago, lluvia” from the new EP “Tréveris” upcoming on Repetidor
  • Melbourne, Australian folk pop singer-songwriter (Secret Valley, Lucida), Dan Cross Band “Your Laughter” from the album “Best Home Variety” on Glass Halo Music
  • London, UK indie /shoegaze /psychedelic rock trio HOLY SPRINGS – “See It All The Time” from the debut album ‘E.A.T’ on Up In Her Room
  • Long Beach/Los Angeles based psych rock /dream pop /shoegaze band Space Waves “Honeycomb Heart” from the 7th LP “In the Night”
  • Cardiff, UK indie-folk multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Stephen Black AKA Sweet Baboo “Good Luck” from the 7th album “The Wreckage” upcoming on his own Amazing Tapes From Canton label
  • Atlanta, GA psychedelic /indie pop /dream pop project of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Thomas Howard AKA Orchid Mantis “How Long Will It Take” the title track from the LP “How Long Will It Take” on Spirit Goth Records
  • Baltimore, MD mid-’80s lo-fi /bedroom pop /indie pop cassette artist (member of 80s post-punk band The Woods), Linda Smith “Figment of Your Imagination” from 2-track 7″ single “Figment of Your Imagination b/w Ideal View of the Ideal City”
  • Japanese indie rock band (members of LOVE LOVE STRAW, Civic, Strawberry, The Maltese), Bunny House /バニーハウス – ポテトチップス – from the debut album – オールオッケー on TESTCARD RECORDS
  • Busan, South Korea Surf /Indie-Rock /Pop quartet Say Sue Me 세이수미 “Old Town” from the upcoming ”10” 10th anniversary special EP of covers and rearrangements via Damnably
  • SantiagoChile dream pop /shoegaze /indie pop /dream pop solo project of Francisco Undurraga, aka No Invierno “Matices” single from the upcoming EP ”Figuras & Colores”                                                                        
  • San Francisco‘s indie pop band Starry Eyed Cadet “Sod Off” (The Very Most cover) from the collaborative 7″ EP with Boise, Idaho‘s The Very Most via Sunday Records and Recorded Psychic Readings
  • Los Angeles based dream-pop singer-songwriter Samira Winter AKA Winter “Sunday” new single from the upcoming LP ” What Kind of Blue Are You? ” on Bar/None Records
  • New York based lo-fi, dream pop collaboration between Federica Tassano and Matt Sklar, PHANTOM HANDSHAKES “Stuck in a Fantasy” first single from the upcoming second album “A Passport to Remain”
  • Los Angeles alt rock /indie rock /shoegaze band A Reminder “Another day” single
  • Bay Area shoegaze /indie rock band of guitarist/vocalist Marc Leyda (Wild Moth), bassist/vocalist Ryann Gonsalves (Torrey), guitarist Austin Montanari (Wild Moth), and new drummer Chris Natividad (Marbled Eye), aka Aluminum “With You” from “Windowpane” EP 12″ on Dandy Boy Records
  • Cincinnati, Oh psych /dreamgaze duo SUNGAZE “What I Wanted to See” new single
  • Sweden‘s indie pop songwriter duo Willebrand & Nylund, AKA Penguins & Martingales “We Take Turns” from “What Might Have Been” EP on Bibliotek
  • Egersund, Norway indie power jangle-pop band led by singers and guitarists Frode Stromstad and Anne Lise Frokedal, I WAS A KING “Growing Wild” from the upcoming LP “Follow Me Home”
  • Australian dreamy psychedelic pop project of Nick Sowersby from Melbourne, AKA Sunbeam Sound Machine – “Timing Is Everything” from the album “Possum” on Remote Control
  • Wiltshire UK based atmospheric dream-pop solo project of songwriter and producer Jack Jazrawy-Brown, AKA SUNSPIRE “The Woods” from the sophomore album “The Ancient Place” on Crafting Room Recordings and Spirit Goth (tape)
  • French shoegaze /indie pop solo project by Maud Anyways feat. Ask The Light “Waist” single
  • Nantes, France indie /dreampop /electropop project of Camille Motto, AKA Cuerpos Cósmicos – “Me & You (Capsized)” single
  • Melbourne, Australia psych /jangle /indie pop band COOL SOUNDS ‘Like That’ title track from the new LP ‘Laake That’ new single on Chapter Music.
  • Bordeaux, France noise-pop /indie rock solo project Th Da Freak “Pretty Cool” from the LP “Coyote” on Howlin Banana Records
  • Providence, Rhode Island slowcore /indie rock band led by A.S. Wilson AKA Convinced Friend “White Collar” from s/t album upcoming on Relief Map Records.
  • Scottish dream /synth pop /indie rock singer-songwriter from Glasgow, C DUNCAN “Pretending” from new LP “Alluvium” on Bella Union
  • Austin, TX Lo-Fi /Post-Punk /Indie Rock /Dream-Pop solo project EVNTYD “Gas Pump” single
  • UK indie pop punk band (former members of Rosehips, The Blanche Hudson Weekend, The Total Rejection and Horowitz) band, The Science Of Words – “Day Crash” from the 2-track single “Day Crash / Weekend Away” on Old Bad Habits Label
  • Mid-80s Yeovil, UK C86 /indie pop band The Chesterfields “Mr. Wilson Goes To Norway” from the new album “New Modern Homes” on Mr. Mellow’s Music
  • Parisian garage /indie pop band EGGS “How It Was Before” from the upcoming album “A Glitter Year” on Prefect Records and Howlin Banana Records
  • London/Cheltenham four-piece mod /jangle /garage rock band, The Lunar Towers “Southern Love” single on Colorama Records
  • Swedish post-punk /indie rock band from Stockholm, The Vapour Veils “October” from the debut LP “The Last Hurrah”
  • UK fuzzy /noise /shoegaze /dream pop duo The Sorry Kisses “On The Mountain” from the 6th LP “Hang From a Star”
  • Oakland, CA indie rock /shoegaze /sadcore project by Haley Butters, aka ABSINTHE FATHER “Pedestal” from the album “Moving forward”
  • London, UK genre-bending ‘synth-gaze’ duo ZETRA “Satellite” single
  • Berlin based alt rock/psych /shoegaze 4-piece YEAHRS “Ghost” single
  • Austin, TX indie pop /psych /shoegaze /dream pop duo Daydream Twins “Thule’s Trip Into the Palace of Hallucinogens” from the debut LP Moonlight Serenade”
  • Melbourne indie rock /dream pop 4-piece band Keaper “Tiger” (Single)
  • Nagoya, Japan shoegazer /dream pop band Blurred City Lights “Nightflight” from the 2-track single “City”
  • Kalamazoo, MI-based Dream Pop /Shoegaze husband and wife duo (both members of Glowfriends), Overly Polite Tornadoes “Porch Light” from the upcoming album “I will hold you someday”
  • Orange, Ca bedroom pop /indie rock /shoegaze solo project Suave Punk “Apathy Patrol” title track from the EP “Apathy Patrol” on Pack Records.
  • Sidney-based dream pop /shoegaze solo project of Peter Bridle, Lakes Region “Green Shopping Bags” single
  • Stockholm, Sweden shoegaze /jangle pop /dream pop quartet LILAC “No Sleep” from the debut LP “There’s someone else in my skin”
  • Austin, Texas shoegaze /dream pop quartet BLUSHING “Tether” from “Tether/Weak” vinyl 12″ edition of the band’s first two EPs on Kanine Records
  • South Australia dream-pop /shoegaze guitarist, songwriter, and producer Dave Thomas, AKA Hey Calamity “Perfect Mind” single
  • Dublin-based ItalianIrish ambient /post-rock /noise rock /shoegaze duo Submobile “Drop To Eternity” 2nd single from the forthcoming LP “One Final Summit Before The Fall” on Shelflife Records
  • Norwegian fuzz noise-pop band from Oslo, The Age of Colored Lizards “With You” from the EP “Perfect Smile” EP on Sotron Records
  • Nashville, TN grunge noise shoegaze outfit Lighthouse Cult “Curiosities” from the EP “Bugs”
  • Philadelphia indie-rock band GLADIE “Nothing” from the upcoming LP “Don’t Know What You’re In Until You’re Out”
  • Appalachian dreamo /glitter grunge /noise rock project of singer-songwriter Tristen Colby, AKA Rhinestone Pickup Truck “Fine And Well” from the new EP “Adore Me” out October 21 2022 via PNKSLM Recordings
  • Chicago’s rock’n’roll /power-pop one-man band Joey Rubbish AKA The Rubs “The Same Thing To Me” from the album “Dust” on HoZac Records
  • London UK alt-rock-punk-electro-trash pop duo Shelf Lives – “Skirts & Salads” single
  • Oradea, Romania indie electro rock trio Stagger Lee – “Hey” from the upcoming EP “Loop Control” [PHY124] on Periphylla/Diffuse Reality Records
  • Hawaii based chill /downtempo/electronic /dream wave duo, Lunar Twin “Beyond the Sun” from the forthcoming LP “Aurora”
  • Canadian dream-pop /shoegaze /trap-gaze solo project of Vancouver Island‘s artist Debbie Debased, aka SUFFER FOOLS “What kind of mania” new single
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK indie /synth pop /new wave/electronic solo project, SI FARRIER “Heaven Sent Me An Angel – TBM Edit” (The Times cover) from the album “Teknic -The 2nd Best Of”
  • London-based, Anglo-French electro-pop project of Glen Johnson and Cédric Pin (both former members of “ghostrock” group Piano Magic), AKA Future Conditional “Indexed To Impulse (feat. Mücha)” from the album “Isotech” on Second Language Music
  • Spanish indie /synth pop duo Torres Satélite “El mismo punto” from the LP “Mundos y estrellas” on discosdekirlian
  • Psychedelic pop duo by Lithuanian artist Dominykas Morkunas and South African musician Stephan Kreussel, AKA Caramel “We’re fine” single
  • Canadian indie /synth /psych-pop musician Layten Kramer “Employment” off the eponymous EP on Nice Guys
  • Canadian indie /dream pop solo artist Eric Howden, AKA Raised by Swans “Museum birds” single from the forthcoming (2023) album “Raised by swans is the name of a man, volume 2: run with the silent wildfires”
  • Brooklyn, NY experimental /folktronica /post-rock /cinematic /electronic instrumental project of musician Kevin O’Connor AKA Talkdemonic “Glass Tower” from the upcoming LP “Various Seasides”
  • UK ambient /pastoral /rural soundscape /cinematic /post-rock musician Ben Holton AKA The Balloonist “Seen From Paths” from s/t album on Wayside & Woodland Recordings

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