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Weekly Shoegaze/ Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #41

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  • UK lo-fi/jangly/indie guitar rock band The Late Pioneers “Moving Forward” from the new EP “Close Enough”

I was istantly hooked by the Stones Roses-like off-beat rhythms, the bouncing bassline, the groovy guitar chords, and the slightly hoarse and brazen vocals of ‘Moving Forward’, my favorite from The Late Pioneers‘ EP, along with the Big Star-tinged ‘Leaving Today’. It’s timeless throwback guitar pop, played and written, with such freshness and flair that it is well worth checking out.

  • Legendary Swedish indie/dream pop/synthpop trio (Niklas Angergård, Kristina Borg and Mikael Matsson), Red Sleeping Beauty – “A Place in the Sun” (Marine Girls cover) from the new retrospective EP “Covers 1992-1997” Bandcamp only 30th-anniversary celebration.

Twenty years after the collection of singles and rarities, Stockholm synthpop finest Red Sleeping Beauty gives us 3 covers from their archive to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary. Especially the song from the Marine Girls had a special place in my teenage years back in the days, the sea-flavored stripped down and acoustic original from 1983 is morphed into the band’s distinctive delicious and incomparable lounge-tinged dreamy and lush pop reverie. How can you not love RSB?

  • Toronto, Canada indie-jangle-pop duo, Ducks Unlimited “Anhedonia” from upcoming “Get Bleak” 7″ EP on Bobo Integral

Toronto duo Ducks Unlimited strike back with another boundless melodious barrage of jangle-pop jamboree to challenge once again our indie-pop tastebuds with the awareness that still two unfilled slots lie ahead for even more stunning sonic blessings.

  • Wellington, New Zealand jangle/orchestral/indie-pop singer/songwriter S A Reyners “Man on the Scene (Paul Wierdak piano)” from “Man on the Scene (piano renditions)” single
  • London, UK dream pop/indie pop songwriter Jamws “Barafundle” new single                                                         
  • NYC dream pop/psych-pop duo Shana Falana “Go Higher” new single and title track from the forthcoming album on Arrowhawk Records
  • UK experimental pop solo project of multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter Sarah Statham of Leeds‘ band Esper Scout, FIG BY FOUR “Plunge” debut single
  • Amsterdam based Swedish indie/dream pop singer/songwriter Francis Pettersson, aka Francis Moon “Chance”                                                                                                                                                                
  • Seattle, WA dream-pop project of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Meagan Grandall, aka LEMOLO “High Tide” from the new LP “Swansea”
  • Los Angeles by-way-of DC electronic/dream-pop band BRETT “Parallel” from the new album “THX” a compilation of previously unreleased tracks via 10K ISLANDS
  • Indie/dreampop/synthpop singer/ukulele player from Fuerteventura, Canarias, CRISTINA QUESADA “Manic Monday” (The Bangles cover) B-side of the new single “Think I Heard A Rumour” on Elefant Records
  • Liverpool, UK dream pop/folk duo, SIREN SONG “Hourglass” debut single
  • Montréal, Québec smooth -pop band TOPS “Seven Minutes” from the new 7” single “Echo of Dawn / Seven Minutes” on House Arrest Distribution
  • Copenhagen, Denmark dream pop/psych-pop/art rock four-piece Eerie Glue “Walking The Cow (Daniel Johnston)” off the cover album “Imitations”                                                                                                               
  • Portland, Oregon electronic synthpop / dream-pop duo of Hollie and Keith Kenniff (aka Helios, Goldmund), Mint Julep “Ricochet” new single
  • Tolyatti, Russia ambient/dream pop/shoegaze outfit Las Atlantis “Renee”
  • Valencia, Spain jangly/power pop 4-piece STAR TRIP “Sueños” from the upcoming new album “Salto al vacio” on Pretty Olivia Records
  • Los Angeles goth/shoegaze/indie rock band MO DOTTI “Gravity Well” new single
  • North American shoegaze/dream pop outfit Crux of Faith “November Heath”
  • Los Angeles, CA shoegaze band LUSTER “True To You” new single off of upcoming LP “Turbulence”.
  • Sweden‘s post-punk/indie rock/new wave outfit Skiftande Enheter “Snubblar genom drömmar” title track from the upcoming EP on Appetite
  • Moscow based indie-pop singer-songwriter SILKLAKE “On Your Side” debut single                                 
  • Brooklyn, NY indie/dream-pop solo project of formerly Toast singer-songwriter Claud Mintz, aka CLAUD “Just To Forget” from new “Sideline Star” EP
  • Malmö, Sweden electro-pop/indie pop artist AGACY “Fireworks” from the new album “The Space Between Our Lips” on Yellow Step Records
  • Glasgow-based garage/punk band The Kidney Flowers “Small Fingers” from S/T debut album on Never Found Records
  • Ukrainian noise pop/shoegaze/indie band from Kyiv, Layuchi Kvity “Church” new single
  • Paris-based indie rock/French pop band Maison Neuve – “Amouralypse” from the forthcoming album “Vivi” on Sauvage Records and Talitres
  • Brighton/London alt indie 4-piece FOUNDLINGS “I Love You All” new single (taken from the closing scene of Lenny Abrahamson’s modern classic ‘Frank, I Love You All’) on Last Night From Glasgow
  • Vancouver, Canada emo/shoegaze/indie rock band WOOLWORM “Let Me Wear the Mask” from upcoming album “Awe” on Mint Records
  • Wellington, New Zealand Alternative/Dreampop/Shoegaze project of Ash Smith, Secret Knives “Excess” from the new album “Snuff” out now via A Low Hum and Prison Tapes
  • UK six-piece psych/art-rock group from South East London, BLUE BENDY “As Long As I Get My (Hiss)” B-side from upcoming 2-track 7″ single “Suspension” on Too Old For This Records
  • Boston, MA dark/moody/dream pop all-girl trio SIAMESE TWINS “Second Skin” from the new single “Listless/Second Skin”
  • San Francisco‘s indie pop band made up of Sami of The She’sand Sonny & Ava of Sonny & The Sunsets, THE GONKS “I’m A Lonely Night Driver” from the forthcoming LP “Five Things You Didn’t Know About The Gonks” on Rocks In Your Head Records
  • Sheffield, UK late ’80s/early ’90s jangly/indie/shoegaze band The Suncharms “Monster Club” new single
  • Los Angeles indie/shoegaze/dream pop solo project YOUTH “Selenophile”
  • Rennes, France new wave/dream pop/shoegaze band Tristesse Club “Mind” debut single
  • NYC-based, Chicago/Melbourne dream-pop/surf-gaze/shoegaze trio Surf Rock is Dead “Our Time” new single
  • Canadian shoegaze/dream punk/krautrock/psychedelic trio from Toronto, MIMICO “Common Tar” from the full-length album “Hi-Action” on Hand Drawn Dracula
  • London, UK jangle/power pop/punk trio featuring former Joanna Gruesome members Allana McArdle e Owen Williams, Ex-Vöid “Only One” new 2-track 7″ single on Prefect Records (7″) and Don Giovanni Records
  • Ontario, Canada Post Punk/New Wave/Guitar Pop duo (formerly The Standalones), THE EPIGONES “Waiting for Cake” from the debut S/T EP
  • Russian lo-fi/post punk/shoegaze trio from Nizhny Novgorod, Ночная Игротека [Nochnayaigroteka] ‘Волны падают вниз’ title track from the new EP
  • Paris, France new wave/folk/indie-pop project led by multi-instrumentalist Erwan Pépiot, SOMEHOW “There’s a Riot Coming” off of the new album “Low Tide” out now via Toolong Records and Differ-Ant
  • Los Angeles‘ glam/power pop Wyatt Blair – “(I’ll Keep) Searching For You” new single on Lolipop Records
  • Nottingham, UK DIY dream pop/post-punk/noise rock/shoegaze solo project of The Death Notes guitarist Martin Bradley, aka After Daylight “The End Of The Beginning” from the new second LP The Silent Light”
  • Seoul, South Korea-based indie noise pop band STARS ON FIRE “I need nobody” from the upcoming EP “Songs for the summer” via Emma’s House Records
  • Portland, OR bedroom/fuzzy shoegaze solo project Animal Ghosts “Tell Me Why” (Penpals Cover)
  • Austin, TX dream pop/shoegaze duo Wybercron “Cumulus” debut single
  • Detroit, Michigan lo-fi/shoegaze/noise-pop trio lead by Chloë Drallos, ZILCHED “The Morning” new single
  • Wilmington, North Carolina noise rock/indie rock trio Museum Mouth “End Of Days Reprise”  on Tiny Engines                                                                                                                              
  • Seattle, WA noise/guitar rock 4-piece BIG BITE “Blue Nine” new single
  • Hull, UK indie/noise rock 5-piece LOW HUMMER “I Choose Live News” new single out now on Dance To The Radio                                                                                                                                                              
  • Walla Walla, WA post-hardcore/post rock/punk/ shoegaze band REVERIES “Find Me” new single on Lost Words
  • Philadelphia noise rock /shoegaze duo (members of Set and Setting and Woe), TIMELOST “Don’t Remember Me For This” title track of the debut album
  • New England Heavy Shoegaze band BEDROOM EYES “Wire” from upcoming third LP “Nerves” on Dome A Records
  • Oporto, Portugal gaze psychedelic trio, 10000 Russos “Runnin’ Escapin” off of forthcoming third album ‘‘Kompromat’’ on Fuzz Club                                                                                                                                           
  • Four-piece alternative/indie/punk act hailing from Dublin and Edinburgh, V98 “Conversation Killer” from debut EP “Pressgang”                                                                                                                                                 
  • Manchester, UK grunge/fuzzy noise-rock/punk trio THE EMPTY PAGE “He’s Very Good At Swimming” from new 2-track 7″ single “You’re Tame / He’s Very Good At Swimming” on Punk Fox Records.
  • Springfield, Illinois power pop/guitar rock band LOCAL DRAGS “Big Apple, 3 A.M.” from the new EP “The Boys Are Still in Town”
        
  • German garage/surf rock band from Augsburg, DESERT SOULS “Turtle” from the new EP “Back to the Coast “
  • Austin, TX minimalistic proto-punk/roots/surf/rock’n’roll project of guitarist John Schooley (Revelators, the Hard Feelings, John Schooley’s One Man Band and Meet Your Death), ROCKET 808 “Goin’ Down That Road” from s/t debut LP on 12XU
  • Melbourne, Australia DIY Surf (ish) Rock duo The Belafontes “Big Man” new single
  • Rotterdam surf/post-punk/garage rock 5-piece Iguana Death Cult “Nature Calls” from the new album “Nude Casino” on Innovative Leisure
  • Seoul, South Korea dream pop/shoegaze trio FOG “Fictitious Fiction Fictitious (single version)”
  • Portland, OR indie/dream pop project of Griffin Washburn, aka Goth Babe “Her Vacation”                               
  • Vancouver‘s art rock project lead by singer/songwriter Dan Bejar, DESTROYER “Crimson Tide” from the upcoming album ”Have We Met” on Merge Records.
  • New York-based psychedelic baroque space-folk trio multi-instrumentalist Hewson Chen (The New Lines), drummer Matt Schulz (Holy Fuck /Enon /SAVAK) and vocalist Allison Brice (The Eighteenth Day Of May and The Silver Abduction), LAKE RUTH ”Strange Interiors” off upcoming 2-track 7″ single “Extended Leave / Strange Interiors” on Slumberland Records                                                                                                                     
  • Brooklyn, New York bedroom pop project of Max Clarke, aka Cut Worms “Truly Julie’s Blues” new single on Jagjaguwar
  • French pop-rock musician, TG Gondard collaborator and member of Rose Mercie (SDZ, Jelodanti, Monofonus Press) and La Ligne Claire (Bruit direct disques), Charlène Darling “Les Sports Imaginaires” from upcoming debut LP “Saint-Guidon” via l’amour aux 1000 parfums
  • Guadalajara, Mexico krautrock /psychedelic /shoegaze duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete “Unificado (Pye Corner Audio Remix)” on Sonic Cathedral

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