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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – OCTOBER #43 – 22

Ryan McGinley

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Manchester, UK jangle /indie rock solo project of Dan Whiteley, AKA The Quiet Method “A Life in Pictures” single

The Mancunian singer-songwriter delivers a dynamic and moody 90s American-style Indie Rock, tinged with Power-Pop and Jangle flair, nodding to Nada Surf, Matthew Sweet, Replacements, REM, Posies, and Lemonheads, that vibrates and simmers through somber sparkling melodies alternating with emotive electric bursts. The new single “A Life in Pictures” unfolds helpless nostalgia and melancholy to layer an intensely sentimental outflow of sad angsty strains, intense guitar strums, wistful twinkling jangly melodies, and aching vocal pain over a tumultuous rhythmic punchy undertow, cast in broody bass vibrations and lost emotional swirling piercing cries, to deliver a heartfelt confession of lost whimsical dreams.

  • Sidney based indie pop /slowcore /shoegaze /dream pop 5-piece band Ultracrush “Bruise” single

Sidney based unit plays a shimmering dreamy jangly indie pop sound with airy melting harmonies and an irresistible smoothly rippling pace, through ceaselessly stirring layers of haze and rays of light, “Bruise” weaves a glistening array of wandering wistful guitar melodies and humming gossamer keyboard shrouds, through a heart-pulsing bed of warm sinuous bass line vibrations and dragging drum beats, to carry lost aching vocals down an introspective winding road of regret and shame to capture the lyrical tragedy about abuse with melancholy and dread.

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania dream pop /shoegaze one-man band DRAMAMINE “Rise & Shine” single off of upcoming EP (plus instrumental bonus tracks) “Wind & Sand”

Immersive ambient-laden shoegaze dipped and lilted in a cool and soothing wistful contemplation, layered by emotional drifting crystalline guitar ripples with light tinny stumbling beats, gauzy washes, and dazzling keys, twinkling around echoed lost heartfelt vocal harmonies, breathlessly longing in a helpless reverie of eternal love.

  • UK experimental songwriter-electronic musicians Jane Weaver‘s experimental ensemble in collaboration with Peter Philipson and Raz Ullah, AKA Fenella “Stellar In Spectra” from the upcoming LP “The Metallic Index” on Fire Records
  • London, UK ambient /drone /computer folk artist Anrimeal “I never do” from upcoming cassette debut album “Skin Deep: A Study On Human Skin And Concert” via Objects Forever
  • Spanish shoegaze /electronic /dream pop four-piece band Uniforms “Push” single
  • North East London, UK ambient /kraut /cosmic rock /synth /drone pop 6-piece The Leaf Library “Agnes In The Square” from the double vinyl compilation “Library Music: Volume One” ( 7” singles, one-offs and compilation tracks 20082022)
  • Swedish dream pop /shoegaze /psychedelic solo project of Jonatan Westh (formerly of early 2000’s shoegazers Blackstrap), HOLY SHIP – “The Toronto Blessing” off “Sun Macabre” EP on Declared Goods Records.
  • Ambient /chamber pop /psych /folk multi-disciplinary artist and singer-songwriter based on the West Coast of Canada, Ora Cogan – “Diver” from the EP “DYED”
  • Berlin-based, Norwegian indie /post-rock /shoegaze /dream pop songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Tuva Hellum Marschhäuser, AKA Tuvaband “Full Bloom” single                                                           
  •  Auckland, NZ lo-fi /drone /experimental /psych-folk /bathroom sink pop duo Stefan Neville and Jade Farley, AKA Pumice “Ley Lines of Kneecaps” from the album “Phylis” on Soft Abuse
                
  • Swedish lo-fi /fuzzy /indie pop duo Robert Church & The Holy Community “Black Clouds” new single
  • Los Angeles, CA slowcore indie rock /dream pop duo Ruby Haunt – “Headland” off upcoming album “Cures for Opposites” out November 17th, 2022.
  • 80s Scottish jangle pop /C86 Swell Maps-Television Personalities affiliated band from Edinburgh, The Catburgers “Holiday House” from the “Dreamworld Sessions” EP 12″ vinyl on FELT
  • Oakland, CA jangly indie pop duo, the 1981 “Summer Games” from cassette EP “Polaroids” on Dandy Boy Records
  • Chilean twee /indie pop 5-piece PERROGATO “Santa Bárbara” single on Gemelo Parásito Records
  • French garage /kraut /psych rock /indie pop artist and Le Pop Club Records founder Alexis Kacimi, aka KACIMI “Monter dans le ciel” single from the upcoming “Couronne d’Ephémères” LP on Le Pop Club Records
  • Hattiesburg, Mississippi surf rock /shoegaze /dream pop band Beach Novels “You Might Enjoy That” from the album “DROWN”
  • 80s founded Richmond, Virginia jangle indie pop band The Silent Boys “Driftwood” off the upcoming 8th LP “Sand to Pearls, Coal to Diamonds” via Too Good To Be True Records
  • Sheffield, UK indie /shoegaze band formed in 1990, The Suncharms “Monster Club” Halloween single
  • Brooklyn-based dream-pop /psych /folk songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Wagner, AKA Furrows “Never Here” single
  • Portland, OR bedroom pop /surf rock /dream pop band Bathrobe – “Blue Drift” title track from the LP “Blue Drift” on BIRTHDIY
  • Munich, Germany indie /dream pop solo project Phantom Youth “Afterworld” single on Spirit Goth Records
  • New York lo-fi, dream pop collaboration between Federica Tassano and Matt Sklar, Phantom Handshakes “Passport (How Far I Will Be)” from the upcoming album “A Passport to Remain”
  • Rockford, Illinois lo-fi /shoegaze /dream pop duo Side Thing “Foxglove” from the album “Mourning Song”
  • Toronto, Ontario atmospheric shoegaze solo project of Daniel Monkman, AKA Zoon “Giizhig” from “A Sterling Murmuration” EP via Paper Bag Records.
  • Brooklyn via-Chicago bedroom /indie /jangle /dream pop /shoegaze husband-wife duo Silver Liz “Unlikely Girl” from the upcoming LP “It Is Lighter Than You Think”
  • Oakland‘s shoegaze /dream pop artist (formerly of Trails and Ways) Hannah van Loon, aka Tanukichan “Make Believe” single on Company Records
  • Hong Kong indie pop /shoegaze 5-piece Lucid Express “Blank” from the EP “Floret” on Kanine Records
  • Singapore-based shoegaze /dream pop band Motifs “Lovelost” single
  • Indonesian shoegaze /dream pop quartet Lavndear “Fosfena” from the debut single “Fosfena/Muram” on dirtwaverekods
  • New York indie pop /shoegaze /dream pop trio Iceblynk “Seen Gone” from debut s/t EP
  • Los Angeles post-hardcore /ethereal /shoegaze band Bad Light “Ruthlessly Neutral” from Demo (2022) EP
  • Parisian shoegaze /psychedelic rock musician and composer, Pierre Lecarpentier “Dancer In The Dark” single
  • Melbourne based post-rock /shoegaze band Lunaire “Just for a Moment” from the mini-album “Idle Days”
  • Richmond, VA dream pop /shoegaze /emogaze solo project Always Other “Kill Me Lisa” single
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia shoegaze /indie pop duo LaMee “NT ROW VERT” from “BAKABOT” EP
  • Bergen, Norway indie pop 5-piece KROPP “Heller dø” from the album “Suksess” on Apollon Record AS
  • Los Angeles post-rock /post-punk /shoegaze /indie rock trio Osnova “Verbiage” from the debut “OSNOVA” EP
  • Philadelphia, PA dream pop /shoegaze 5-piece Knifeplay “Lonely Sun” from the double vinyl album “Animal Drowning” on Topshelf Records.
  • London, UK surf /dream pop /shoegaze band Velveteen ”If You Could” first single from the upcoming album “Empty Crush” on Shelflife
  • Wilmington, NC dream shoegaze /jangle /indie pop band, Lauds “24” first single from Lauds’s upcoming debut album “Imitation Life” [Fort Lowell Records]
  • ItalianIrish Dublin based post-rock /shoegaze /noise-rock /drone duo Daniela Angione and Michael Farren, AKA Submotile “Hope In Sound” from the album “One Final Summit Before The Fall” on Shelflife Records
  • Chicago, IL shoegaze /indie rock solo project of multi-instrumentalist Austin Smith, AKA Triangle Rain Club “House” from debut s/t album
  • Milwaukee-based dream pop /shoegaze band Brief Candles “Remote Viewfinder” from the new EP “It Doesn’t Lead to Anything : Part 1”
  • Austin TX based lo-fi /indie /dream-pop /shoegaze artist Raul Gonzalez Jr, aka Creature In The Spiral “Bad” single
  • Livorno, Italy dream pop /post-rock 4-piece Lovecraft In Tokyo “Mondegreen” from the EP “Non avevamo capito niente”
  • English alt /grunge /shoegaze band Oversize “Distant Light” from vinyl LP “Into the Ceiling” on Church Road Records
  • Buenos Aires shoegaze /noise rock band Plenamente “Mentalmente no estoy aca” from the album “Sesion en robleestudio”
  • Baltimore, Maryland emo /indie rock /shoegaze /noise rock band Dosser “Kids” single
  • Birmingham, Alabama dreamo /shoegaze band Ladder to God “Temperature of the Sun” from the debut EP “Devour Me”
  • Spanish shoegaze /post-punk trio Primer Infant “Warm Hurricane” from the cassette compilation “Era Por” (collection of two previous 2021 EPs) on FlexiDiscos
  • New York noise pop trio Ribbon Stage “Dead End Descent” from the album “Hit With The Most” on K Records and perennialdeath
  • German ‘dream punk’ / post-punk /shoegaze band from Hamburg, SEASURFER feat. Ricardo Silva Veloso “My own eyes” from the double A-side single “Jump to the stars”
  • L.A. based Darkwave / Dreampop / Shoegaze trio led by multi-instrumentalist, art director, and photographer Philip Obando, Echolust “If I” single
  • Manchester, UK noise-pop /shoegaze /psychedelic solo project TVAM ‘Semantics’ from the forthcoming album ‘High Art Lite’ on Invada Records
  • Stockholm, Sweden post-punk /indie rock 4-piece The Vapour Veils “Mistakes” 4th single from the upcoming debut album “The Last Hurrah”
  • Chicago, Illinois post-punk /indie noise rock band Stuck “Do Not Reply” single on born yesterday records
  • 80s Brooklyn, NY power-pop /teen-punk band Nastyfacts “Crazy ’bout You” from “Drive My Car” EP 12″ vinyl/CD on Left For Dead Records
  • Adelaide, Australia noise /indie rock band Hard Rubbish – “Something” debut single on Swirl Records
  • Athens, Greece punk /rock’n’roll /indie /psych rock band Bazooka “Καταραμένοι Άνθρωποι (Katarameni Anthropi)” from the 4th LP ”Kapou Allou (Somewhere Elsewhere)” on Inner Ear
  • Chapel Hill, NC seminal indie rock band formed in the early 90s, Archers of Loaf “Misinformation Age” from the LP “Reason in Decline” on Merge
  • Montreal, Quebec downer pop /slacker /indie rock guitarist/singer Vincent Ford (Gulfer, Golden Python and Bedbud)’ solo project, Stevenson “BIKE” off “BIKE/GAPS” single
  • Boston, MA garage psych-punk 4-piece The Endorphins “Myopic Dystopia” single
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina sad punk /twee /indie pop 5-piece Pelopincho “chau, tkm love” from the EP “Renuncio”
  • Saitama, Japan shoegaze /dream pop /indie rock band School Girl Complex “Summer, evening, and you” from “He/She is on cloud nine” EP
  • Antwerpen, Belgium indie rock /folk singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Annelies Van Dinter, AKA Echo Beatty “Weeping Streets” single from upcoming debut LP “Vision Glitch” on Unday Records
  • England, UK indie rock /jangle pop /’bockety pop’ trio The Happy Somethings “No Bother” (single)
  • Psych-pop surreal-pop project of Liverpool-based songwriter/producer, Tom McConnell AKA Novelty Island “Over & Over” from the sophomore album “Wallsend Weekend Television” via Nine x Nine Records and Think Like A Key Music
  • Boston, UK based twee /jangly /indie-pop duo, comprising of Liam James Marsh (Kid Chameleon) and Alice Kat, AKA Fine “Forgive Me” single from the upcoming December album “Love, death, dreams, and the sleep between”
  • Bellmore, NY indie rock band led by singer & songwriter Brian Sendrowitz AKA Beat Radio “Weightless” from the 6th album “Real Love”
  • Seattle, WA indie folk singer-songwriter Sam Parkin “Strike It Off” from the LP “With Friends” on Den Tapes
  • Portland, OR electronic /dream pop duo FAWN “In Synthesis (Instrumental)” single

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