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

Weekly Shoegaze/ Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #42

  • UK shoegaze baggy/dream pop/shoegaze/psych/ indie band from Southampton, SUPERDRONE “Freedom” from new “The Creation” EP on Shore Dive Records

Although a tribute to the UK sound of the early ’90s, the new EP from Southampton‘s stargazers moves from hazy psychedelic rapture, noisy shoegaze distortion, to slinky baggy grooviness with such a confident, invigorating and gripping intensity that thoroughly absorb yourself in.

  • Japanese bedroom/jangle/indie pop project/band, Pale Beach – “Enough Already” ltd. 2-track tape debut single on Miles Apart Records

The Japanese band Pale Beach won my attention with their breezy and delicious debut song just unveiled on Soundcloud a few weeks ago. Their fresh and timeless blend of shimmering chiming jangly guitars and wistful dreamy dual vocals will make your heart soars, now it’s ready to be spread over the world.

  • Sevilla, Spain indie/jangle/dream pop quartet Terry Vs. Tori – ”Keepsake Box” last single from the upcoming debut LP álbum “Heathers” on El Genio Equivocado

Sevilla‘s indie pop finest Terry Vs. Tori are approaching their long-awaited debut album, without losing songwriting quality and melodic enticement, with the 4th single in a row. The addition of new wave-tinged synth swells and darkly winding bassline inject new intriguing and slightly disturbing hues to their signature refined, shimmering and jangly dream-pop, causing us to glimpse of one of the would-be albums of the year.

  • New Zealand experimental guitar pioneer Roy Montgomery “Norwester Head On” off the double vinyl reissue of the full-length “Scenes From The South Island” originally released in 1995 by Drunken Fish
  • New Zealand-based lo-fi experimental folk duo of Maxine Funke (formerly part of trio $100 with Alastair Galbraith and Mike Dooley) & P Wits [ie. Benedict Quilter, co-founder of I.W.R label, Psychick Witch, Altamont Young, et al.], MAXINE FUNKE & P WITS “Every Kind Word” from ‘Forest Photographer’ EP on Chemical Imbalance.
  • Los Angeles acid-psych-folk project of guitarist/vocalist Kayla Cohen, aka ITASCA “Blue Spring” from the second album “Spring” out now on Paradise of Bachelors
  • Bristol, UK death DIY/post-rock/slowcore 4-piece BEHEADING “Jarhead’s prayer.” off of S/T cassette EP
  • Brooklyn, New York‘s electronic/shoegaze/piano/dream pop project of Mike Law (of Eulcid and New Idea Society) and Yasmin Reshamwala, WILD ARROWS “At Least” from the new album “Mike Law on the Spiral Stairs”
  • Stockholm, Sweden indie/psych/dream pop artist Therese Lithner “Prints” title track from the new EP on Lazy Octopus Records
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania folk-rock trio The Innocence Mission “On Your Side” from the forthcoming album “see you tomorrow”
  • Tokyo, Japan shoegaze/dream-pop band PREWORDS ひとり from the sophomore 2-track single ひとり / 約束
  • Cuernavaca, Mexico experimental/bedroom/indie pop/dream pop project, Anuncio en Blanco “Es Tarde” from the new EP “Tiempo”
  • Berlin-based indie/psych-pop band PARK “This Lost Summer” from V/A “F.A.R. OUT” on fadeawayradiate records
  • Brooklyn, New York shoegaze band 4Vesta “gleam from the sophomore EP “gleamglowglint”
  • Denton, TX shoegaze punk band REI CLONE “Heaven Is Eternity” new single
  • Italian fuzzy/noise-gaze/dream pop/shoegaze trio Human Colonies “Cloudchaser” new single on MiaCameretta Records/Lady Sometimes Records
  • Boston, MA noise-rock/shoegaze/psychedelic ‘hypnotic reverb rock’ band Magic Shoppe “Trystan Everglades” off of Magic Shoppe’s upcoming “Circles” LP out December 1st on Little Cloud Records
  • Arkhangelsk, Russia dream pop/shoegaze/noise rock outfit Культура Потребления [Konsum Kultur] “Стена/The Wall”                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia dream pop project of Karina Abdulkayumova, aka Mercaet – ‘Звёздный след feat. Crimea’                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Mor., Mexico shoegaze/psych/noise-rock 4-piece SPRAY CANELA “Dominio Mundial” from the new single “Domio Mundial / Ciccone”
  • Douarnenez, France indie/noise rock band COUDE “Save Our Souls” title track from the sophomore EP on Influenza Records
  • Nashville psych rockers All Them Witches ‘1×1’ new single on New West Records
  • Rock Hill, South Carolina noise rock/shoegaze project LOW “Pothole” from “Two Years in the Making” debut EP
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida shoegaze/post-hardcore punks Gouge Away “Stray” on Deathwish Inc.
  • Canadian five-piece indie project from Hamilton, Ontario, CAPITOL “Wish I Was Here” off of the album “Dream Noise” on Meritorio Records & Kingfisher Bluez Records
  • Boston/L.A./NYC cross-coastal darkwave/electronic/shoegaze/dream pop trio IEVA “Erase” new single
  • London, UK noir-pop /shoegaze duo of Dean Garcia (formerly of Curve) & Rose Berlin, SPC ECO “Work It Out” (Halloween Single)
  • Bellingham, WA shoegaze/dream pop duo of Gretchen DeVault & Brian J. Bowe, aka Voluptuous Panic “Lake Dream” new single
  • Melbourne-based, Australian/Russian/New Zealander fuzz-pop/psych-pop 5-piece KOSMETIKA “Kicks” from the debut LP ”Pop Soap” out now on Roolette Records
  • Lake Elsinore, CA indie/surf rock/dream pop duo Dream, Ivory “Making Faces” new single
  • Swedish dreamy psychedelic quartet from Stockholm, Les Big Byrd “Snö-Golem” from upcoming 2-track 7″ single on PNKSLM Recordings
  • Manchester, UK indie kraut electronic synthpop threesome (formed out of the previous band Chaika), W.H. LUNG “Symmetry” brand new one-off homeless-charity single on Melodic
  • Montreal, Quebec sitar-charged cosmic psych-pop group Elephant Stone “Hollow World” from the upcoming sixth full-length, ‘Hollow’, on UK label Fuzz Club
  • French shoegaze/psychedelic quintet DEAD HORSE ONE “Saudade” from the forthcoming album “The West Is The Best” (mixed by the legendary Mark Gardener of Ride) due November 22 on Requiem Pour Un Twister
  • Portland, OR garage rock trio WOOLEN MEN “Mexico City Blues” from the upcoming “Human To Human” album
  • Athens, Greece veteran psych/noise/alternative rock band Bokomolech “All Doors Are Guarded” from the forthcoming album “Bright New Darkness” on Inner Ear
  • Krasnodar, Russia punk pop all-girl trio GIGILLAS “Boys” debut single
  • Leeds, UK lo-fi guitar pop band MUSH “Eat The Etiquette” first single from debut LP “3D Routine” out on 14 February 2020 via Memphis Industries                                                                                                                    
  • Indonesian noise rock/dream pop/shoegaze outfit See The Eye “Fake Fate” new single on Bombay Records.
  • Melbourne‘s post-punk/indierock/dreampop 4-piece Middle Management “Albion” second single off upcoming debut EP “Caught Up in the Colours”
  • Kyiv, Ukraine indie/noise rock 4-piece YAH “haY haY” from the new debut album “Zen Rhymes”
  • Welsh noisy indie-pop band SEAZOO “Heading Out” second single from the band’s upcoming sophomore album set for release in spring 2020.
  • Brooklyn, NY dream-gaze duo No Swoon “Kate” new single from s/t debut LP out now on Substitute Scene Records
  • Canadian shoegaze 5-piece from Toronto, IRIS “Clementine” single from upcoming new album “Slowly, Forever” 
  • Paris, France space rock/shoegaze SUBZERO FUN “Space Drone 2” from upcoming EP “SF2”
  • Halmstad, Sweden indie band Curling Dreams – “Falling Down” new single                                                         
  • Granada, Spain dream pop/shoegaze band LEBEND “Hologram” new single                                                             
  • Wellington, New Zealand indie-pop solo project of Stuart Drake, THE FATALITIES “Wilted Flower Emoji” new single                                                                                                                                                             
  • Alternative/shoegaze trio from Hertfordshire, England, formed in 2019, PLAINBOW “Walk Into the Sea” from the upcoming cassette EP “Super Super Super” on Hidden Bay Records
  • Chile‘s indie pop/noise pop duo PERROGATO “Noche de Muertos” new single on Stupid Decisions
  • Hobart, Australia indie/jangle/guitar pop 4-piece Quivers “When It Breaks” new single on Hotel Motel
  • Portland, OR surf/power pop/dream pop trio MEEPING “November” from forthcoming debut LP “Meeper of the Month”
  • Umeå, Swedish psych/synthpop/dream pop project of Hannes Ferm, HOLY “Forget about life” new single on PNKSLM Recordings
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK lo-fi/bedroom/new wave/dream pop artist Trunky Juno ‘It’s a Trip” new single on via Silent Kid Records                                                                                                                                                   
  • Malmö, Sweden chill-wave/dreampop/electro-pop solo project of David Alexander aka SUMMER HEART ”Can’t Wait” new single on Perfect Texture                                                                                                             
  • Hawaii/Salt Lake City cinematic/electronic/dream wave duo, Lunar Twin “Drunken Sky” from forthcoming debut LP “Ghost Moon Ritual”
  • New York‘s 80s sophistipop singer, composer Paul Darrah from Brooklyn, aka Tenant From Zero “The End Away”
  • London, UK based, Singapore-born electronic/chillwave/dream pop/indie/avant pop artist Nat Ćmiel, aka YEULE “Pixel Affection” from the album “Serotonin II” on Bayonet Records
  • L.A.‘s downtempo/balearic/dreamy/electronic musician (one half of Classixx), Michael David “Rain II” from his forthcoming 12″ EP “There In Spirit / Rain II” on Cascine                                                      
  • Liverpool, UK psych-pop/space-rock/electro-pop synth composer and singer (formerly part of Kill Laura and Misty Dixon), Jane Weaver ‘The Seed’ from “Fenella” reimagined soundtrack to 1981‘s Marcell Jankovics’ cult animation ‘Fehérlófia’ out via Fire Records

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