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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – OCTOBER #44 – 22

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Italian shoegaze /post-punk /dream pop /indie-rock band from Naples led by Andrea Caccese, Dead Rituals – “Dark” single

As usual endearing, the heartfelt and nostalgic new single from the Naples‘ musician winds with an urgent pace through reflective and restless bittersweet melodic sensibilities, slathered with a glistening ethereal Cure-like guitar melancholy, embodied by dreamy yet angsty vocal confession, falling hopelessly through a scorned sea of fear and regret.

  • Kyoto, Japan shoegaze /dream pop quartet TIP TOP NAP – まばゆい世界 – 4th single

Constantly jiggling between noise and melody the new single from Japanese dreamy shoegazers buzzes with droning, sparkling fuzzy guitar riffs, wirily reverberating with wistful passion and jagged pain through a relentless, groovy undertow of snaky rubbery bass lines and stumbling drum beats, to enshroud beautifully evocative female vocals with tumultuous sways of dizzying heartfelt disharmonies.

  • Birmingham, UK indie /shoegaze singer-songwriter Finlay Hatton “All Messages Broken Down” single.

Stirring and absorbing new single from Midlands-based singer/songwriter led by skipping drum beats along with sad wistful guitar chords weaving subtle, poignant shadings of dark and light, through an enveloping warm and hazy sensory overflow of lush pouring reverb-drenched washes and gauzy entrancing keyboard blankets, to carry and caress lost, aching vocals with shivering crashing cymbal swarms and dim meandering melodies of shattered lovelorn dreams.

  • Montreal, Quebec based ambient /klezmer /Balkan /Eastern European /post-rock /Avant-jazz /experimental folk band (members of Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Sackville), Black OX Orkestar "Mizrakh Mi Ma'arav" from the upcoming third LP "Everything Returns" on Constellation
  • Belgian trip-hop /French pop /indie rock /folk singer-songwriter featuring vocalist Charlène Darling, Mim - "Cowboy" from the album "L'Amour Aux Mille Parfums" on Brussels' label L'amour aux 1000 parfums
  • London based trip-hop /shoegaze /electro-pop duo Dominic Appleton (Breathless/This Mortal Coil) and Matteo Uggeri (Sparkle in Grey), AKA Starlight Assembly "Look What We've Wasted (Insides Remix)" from the remix album "Starlight And Still Air Reworked" on Beacon Sound
  • Manchester, UK ambient /dreamy /piano /electronic musician-singer-songwriter Elizabeth Crompton "A Warning" title track off the EP 'A Warning' taken from her forthcoming album, 'Problems Of Other Minds', on Werra Foxma Records
  • Austin, TX experimental /ambient /shoegaze /dream pop female artist DOTTIE “Silent” from the new album “Thief”
  • Stockholm-based lo-fi /ambient /dream pop /surf /shoegaze /psychedelic /electronic multi-instrumentalist and composer Mikko Singh AKA Haleiwa "Hallway Waverider" title track from the upcoming sophomore album "Hallway Waverider" on Morr Music
  • UK experimental /dream pop /electronic recording artist and producer James Chapman AKA Maps "Heya Yaha" from the upcoming 5th studio album "Counter Melodies" due on 2023 via Mute
  • Jersey City, NJ vintage pop /indie-pop duo Fascinations Grand Chorus ''Final Girl" from the second LP "Terror In The Night"
  • Boston, Massachusetts psych-folk /dream pop /jangle pop project of Michael Telles (Fka Night Heron), aka 3 A.M. Again “Out In The Dust" from "Cherry Street" EP
  • Athens, Greek dream pop /indie-pop project of multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Kat Papachristou, aka Tango With Lions “Glacial" from the 4th album "you.me." via InnerEar Records
  • Nashville-based dream /indie /psych pop duo Fox Grin "Seasick" single<
  • Hamilton, ON dream pop 4-piece Linebeck "Waste My Time" single
  • Boise, Idaho indie pop band The Very Most - "Funny Little Dream (Funny Little Dream Cover)" from V/A "So Much Fun" album (13 international bands remake the tracks from Indonesian indie-pop bands) on shiny happy records
  • Manchester, UK dream pop /indie pop project of Juliper Sky guitarist, Jesse D'Kora “Out of the blue” new single
  • Stockholm based jangle-indie-psych pop four-piece Melby "Music Should Feel" from the second LP "Looks like a map" on Rama Lama Records
  • Chicago, Illinois lo-fi /indie /shoegaze /dream pop solo project COOL HEAT “Forget” single on Spirit Goth
  • Portland, OR electronic /synthpop /dream-pop duo of Hollie and Keith Kenniff (aka Helios, Goldmund), Mint Julep “Daydream” single
  • Melbourne based post-punk /indie /surf /dream pop 4-piece Blanco Tranco "Take Care of Yourself" new single on Honeyglider Records
  • Turin, Italy power-pop /jangle rockers (Fka Smile), The Wends "What a Heart is For" from the debut album "It's Here Where You Fall" on Subjangle
  • Singapore's indie dream pop trio SOBS "Dealbreaker" from the album "Air Guitar" on Topshelf Records
  • Cardiff, UK indie pop trio The Crawling Eye "Only Getting Older" from "Only Getting Older" EP
  • Egersund, Norway indie power jangle-pop band led by singers and guitarists Frode Stromstad and Anne Lise Frokedal, I WAS A KING “Here At Last" from the new LP "Follow Me Home"
  • Moscow, Russia dream-pop /indie rock band Kosmos Na Potolke (Космос На Потолке) “Колдхарт" single
  • Atlanta, GA psych /indie pop /dream pop project of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Thomas Howard AKA Orchid Mantis “Could Live In Sleep" from the upcoming LP "How Long Will It Take" on Spirit Goth
  • Olympia, Wa jangly fuzz indie pop solo project of Charles Bert (a former member of Math and Physics Club), Field School “Don’t Let This Moment Pass You By” from the upcoming debut LP “When Summer Comes” on Bobo Integral
  • Brooklyn, NY slowcore /indie folk musician Gene Stroman AKA Wandering Years "Sunlight Song" from the upcoming album "Wandering Years Retirement Community (WYRC)"
  • Athens, GA lo-fi bedroom indie rock /psych project of live recordist R. Sloan Simpson and friends, Sloan Brothers - "Girl From The Internet" off Sloan Brothers/Obligatory Refractions split 7" single upcoming via Chunklet Industries
  • Pittsburgh, PA slacker /indie rock 5-piece SAME "Faceplant" from the LP "Does It Go Any Faster?"
  • Stockholm, Sweden post-punk /indie rock 4-piece The Vapour Veils “Mistakes” from the debut album “The Last Hurrah”
  • Brighton, UK irrepressible jangle /indie guitar band The Popguns "Crazy" from remastered vinyl/CD edition of the third 1995 album "Lovejunky" originally on 3rd Stone.
  • Austin, TX ambient /Madchester /psych /dance /dream pop band Nuclear Daisies "Cinnamon Kiss" from the cassette debut S/T album on Portrayal of Guilt
  • London based Welsh jangle /folk rock /post-punk 4-piece (former members of Joanna Gruesome), The Tubs "Sniveller" off full-length debut album “Dead Meat” due early the next year on Trouble In Mind
  • Portland, OR slacker noise indie rock band Parlor Hour "Happy Birthday Cowboy" single off the upcoming EP "Personal Best Club"
  • Tokyo, Japan dream pop /shoegaze /J-Pop 5-piece エイプリルブルー / AprilBlue – 結晶 – new single
  • Sheffield, UK based art-rock /shoegaze band New Ghost "Rectify" from "Rectify" EP on Shore Dive Records
  • Italian dream pop /psych /shoegaze solo project of Marco Barzetti (formerly leader of Weird and Sonic Jesus collaborator), True Sleeper “Dream Travellers” first preview from the upcoming new album via Lady Sometimes
  • German indie /dream pop /shoegaze trio The Autumn Sighs "Inside" from the first album "Bark"
  • Austin, TX shoegazing /post-punk outfit UVB-76 "Burial" from the third LP "Unfolded"
  • Tokyo, Japan dream pop /indie rock /shoegaze all-girl band SPOOL "(image for) drawing on canvas" new single
  • Brooklyn, NY ambient /noise pop /shoegaze band Dead Leaf Echo “Boo” single from the forthcoming album
  • South Australia Indie Rock /Dream Pop /Shoegaze Guitarist, Songwriter and Producer Dave Thomas, AKA Hey Calamity “When You Are Lonely" from the debut LP "Desperation"
  • Rostov na Donu, Russia noise rock /shoegaze 4-piece Aerofall “Stunning Haze” single from the third album 'RH' on Hands and Moment
  • Valdosta, Georgia post-punk /shoegaze band, Heaven Slept “Smoke” single.
  • Mexican ethereal /psych /noise rock /shoegaze trio Sadfields "De Prisa" third single from the upcoming album "Superluna" due out in 2023
  • Philadelphia noise rock /shoegaze band DOUSED “cherrycolacrush” 2-track 7" single on Flesh & Bone Records
  • Philadelphia, PA alt /blackmetal /grunge /shoegaze 5-piece band VARLOTS "Coded" from the 2-track "Lástima / Varlots" split single
  • US atmospheric emo /black metal /shoegaze /blackgaze artist Damián Antón Ojeda, AKA Sadness “Blue" from the vinyl/CD album "Motionless, watching you" on Flowing Downward
  • Philadelphia, PA alt /black metal /grunge /shoegaze 5-piece band VARLOTS "Sully" from the debut album "Extraordinary Null"
  • Los Angeles based shoegaze band led by frontman Leon Mosburg, Shaki Tavi "Hopeless // Devoted" from upcoming Self-Titled album
  • Detroit-based shoegaze /dream pop band, Ether Aura "Why" from the newly remastered version of the 2005 debut album "Crash (2022 Remaster)"
  • Long Beach, CA lo-fi /indie rock /shoegaze project SPUN "Key" from debut EP "How's ur divorce?"
  • Nottingham, UK spaghetti western /surf /psych pop 6-piece Midnight Rodeo "The Big Melt" single on Fatcat Records
  • Badajoz, Spain dream pop /shoegaze /indie rock 5-piece band Lúa Gramer “Arderás" single on Clifford Records
  • Nashville, TN based Post-Punk /New wave /Indie Rock band Palm Ghosts "Signal" from the new album "Post Preservation" on Ice Queen Records
  • Michigan based, London-native twee /C86 /indie-pop solo project The Photocopies - "Like Teenage Love" 2-track single (outtakes from the forthcoming mini-album "Hopelessly Devoted")
  • Nashville, Tennessee bedroom indie rock band The Sewing Club "Sport Mode" single
  • Toronto, Ontario emo /indie rock band Spirit Desire "Shy Guy" from the second vinyl LP "No One Makes Me Laugh as Hard as You" on Maraming records
  • Toronto-based indie rock duo Thermal "Silver" single
  • Brighton, UK alt /indie pop 4-piece Lime Garden - "Bitter" single on So Young Records
  • Portland, OR dream pop /indie rock group Starover Blue "Larkspur" single
  • Durham, UK indie-rock /power-pop 4-piece MARTHA “Irreversible Motion" from the album "Please Don't Take Me Back" on Specialist Subject Records
  • South-West London based indie rock trio Slaney Bay "LS6" single
  • Atlanta based indie rock singer-songwriter Becca Harvey AKA Girlpuppy "Wish" from the debut LP "When I'm Alone" on Royal Mountain Records
  • Chilean synthpop /indie pop quartet Fonosida "Compañerx" from the second album "Compañera" on Gemelo Parásito Records
  • Auburn, Alabama sci-fi surf rock band Man…or Astro-Man? “Distant Pulsar” off upcoming “Distant Pulsar″ ltd 2x 7” single on Chunklet Industries
  • London alt/ indie rock /rock'n'roll duo The Pearl Harts "More" single
  • Easthampton, Massachusetts Americana /psych /dreamy folk rock musician-singer-songwriter Stephen Pierce AKA Gold Dust "Mountain Laurel" from the upcoming debut album "The Late Great Gold Dust" on Centripetal Force
  • Auckland, NZ psych /indie rockers led by George D Henderson (The Puddle, The And Band, Mink, The Spies), The New Existentialists "Last Days of the Internet" from "Last Days of the Internet" EP
  • Baltimore, Maryland lo-fi jangly pop /power-pop /freakbeat /indie trio The Smashing Times “Candy Bar" from the album "Bloom" on Meritorio Records
  • Bay Area psych pop trio Children Maybe Later "Carousel" from the vinyl album "What A Flash Kick !" LP on Sloth Mate Productions
  • Italian Psychedelic Acid Folk musical persona of Parma based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Alessio Ferrari AKA Upupayāma "Sata me Pani" from upcoming LP "The Golden Pond" on Centripetal Force and Cardinal Fuzz

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