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Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – January #3-21

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PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Brussels based experimental pop /piano /indie pop /synthpop duo of Birsen Uçar & Pj Seaux, aka HYDROGEN SEA “These Days” from upcoming vinyl 12″ EP “Symbiosis” on Unday Records

Through lyrics using nature as a metaphor for love and life, amid the socio-political unrest found of our modern dystopic times, “These Days” unfurls brittle and chiming guitar melodies sewing pain through the dreamy atmospheric female vocals gently release of cool and soothing melancholia of isolated fear and disconnection. A compelling way to approach the incoming EP release.

  • Ljubljana, Slovenia lo-fi psych /garage indie troubadour MORVERN // “Die” from upcoming cassette LP “Not What I Heard” on ŠOP Records

Slovenian whimsical troubadour is ‘waiting to die’, while back to the 6o’s, with a Strawberry Alarm Clock-tinged garage psychedelic number, winding swaying energetic strums and squealing guitar lines, blazing swirling keyboards, and perky mid-tempo drums, as atmospheric dramatic vocals harshly release uninhibited frustrations into the groovy retro aura.

  • Costa Mesa, Ca dream pop /post-rock /shoegaze trio TOTAL DRAG “Honey” from the sophomore EP “Hunny”

90s influenced alternative rock trio from Orange County rifle through introspective, atmospheric and shimmering shoegazey realms spread over an ethereal turbulent flow of reverb-strewn hazy distortion, rippled by wistful searing, glistening guitar melodies, charged by steady misty punchy drums and sinuously hearty bass pulses, amid sad, stuffy vocals suffering in numb isolated distress. Sheer catchy and dreamy guitar rock goodness ala The Ocean Blue and consequently Riverside with an extra sprinkle of reverb.

  • Clare, Australia jangle /dream pop solo project ENGLISH SUMMER “You Can Go Now Dear”
  • Paris-based French 60s surf/psych-pop trio JUNIORE “La Vérité nue” from the new sophomore album “Un Deux Trois”
  • Preston, UK new wave /dream pop /noir pop duo White Flowers “You Caught Me” from the new EP “Within A Dream” on Tough Love
  • Legendary 80’s Creation Records affiliated indie rock /jangle pop band The Jasmine Minks “The Ballad Of Johnny Eye (BBC Peel Session)” from the upcoming “The Jasmine Minks – John Peel session 17.02.86” reissue for the first time on vinyl double single via Precious Recordings of London
  • Sheffield, UK indie /synthwave /dream pop /guitar pop band, Rehearsed Living “Some Knots Are Hard To Untie” new single                                                                                                                                                             
  • Diest, Belgium based lo-fi /indie rock /slacker/ jangle pop solo project of multi-instrumentalist Jens Rubens (Coma Commander, Ero Guro, Prince Beastly), aka STOOP KID “Just Paint Over It” from the album “Camp Careful” on Gazer Tapes
  • Chicago, Illinois jangly garage-folk band THE LEMONS “Gummy Worm” new single
  • Scottish power-jangle-pop group from Edinburgh, DROPKICK “Into The Background” (previously unreleased) off the double vinyl LP compilation “The Best of Dropkick” on Sugarbush Records (vinyl) and Sound Asleep Records (CD)
  • Israel surf-jazz-psychedelic one-woman band Tamar Aphek // “Russian Winter” off upcoming debut LP “All Bets Are Off” on Exag Records (Eu), Kill Rock Stars (USA) e NaNa Disc (Israel)
  • Portland, Or Minimal Psych Punk Trio GLASS CURTAINS “Old Lady” from the debut “Night” EP vinyl 12″
  • San Francisco lo-fi psych/indie rock solo project of K Linn, Sad Eyed Beatniks “If that’s what love is” from V/A “The boy who paints rainbows (a colorful tribute to Television Personalities)” cassette compilation on Jour de Pluie Records
  • Legendary 80’s Creation Records affiliated indie rock /jangle pop band The Jasmine Minks “Follow Me Away (BBC Long session)” from the upcoming “The Jasmine Minks – Janice Long session 24.11.86” reissue for the first time on vinyl double single via Precious Recordings of London
  • New York indie rock/ dream pop 4-piece (former members of Gingerlys), LUNARETTE “Lucky One” off the upcoming debut cassette EP ‘Clair de Lunarette.’ on Babe City & Topshelf Records
  • Philippines 4-piece dream-pop group from Dumaguete, UJU “Let’s Watch TV” from the upcoming debut album “Dream Of Better Days” on Melt Records
  • Moscow, Russian lo-fi /dream pop /psych-pop project Please Tokyo, Please This Is Tokyo “Тайна A secret” new single
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam dream pop/shoegaze solo project, Michel Goes Green (Nguyễn Anh-Phú) “Chien à louer (Dog for Rent)” from the EP “Montreal (deux)”
  • Hasselt, Belgium dream pop solo project The Haunted Youth ‘Teen Rebel’ debut single on Mayway Records
  • Los Angeles, CA indie pop /dream pop singer/songwriter Dre Babinski AKA Steady Holiday “Love Me When I Go To Sleep” from the upcoming LP “Take The Corners Gently”
  • Copenhagen based dream/indie pop quartet KINDSIGHT “How I Feel” new single on Rama Lama Records
  • L.A. dream pop /indie pop duo Aly & AJ “Listen!!!” new single                                                                           
  • Swedish electro-pop /indie pop solo project of Patrik Lindgren (former member of Kissing Mirrors, Hormones In Abundance and The Garlands), Ring Snuten “Början på slutet” new single                                                     
  • Brighton, UK synth dreampop/ future pop duo Futurafter “Scared Of Humans” from “Ep A” on Shore Dive Records
  • London, UK based French/British avant-pop band Stereolab – “Dimension M2” from the upcoming compilation spanning the band’s output from 1999 to 2008 “Electrically Possessed [Switched On Volume 4]” 3xVinyl LP co-released by band’s own label Duophonic UHF Disks and Warp Records.
  • Amsterdam-based, Anatolian and Turkish folk /funk /synthpop /psychedelic band Altın Gün ‎– “ Yüce Dağ Başında” second single of the brand new album “Yol” on ATO Records (America) and Glitterbeat (ROW)
  • Moscow-based, Russian indie pop/ electrochanson 3-piece Электросон [elektroson] ‘Курортная’ new single    
  • Munich, Germany experimental /psychedelic /krautpop trio Aloa Input “Desert Something” first single from upcoming new album “Devil’s Diamond Memory Collection” on Siluh Records
  • Australian psychedelic five-piece from Perth, Mt. Mountain ‘Peregrination’ from upcoming ‘Centre’ LP, due out February 26th on Fuzz Club.
  • Woodstock, New York-via-London, UK indie/ethereal/dream-pop duo Tessa Murray & Greg Hughes, aka STILL CORNERS “White Sands” from the incoming fifth studio album “The Last Exit” due 22nd January 2021 on Wrecking Light Records
  • Adelaide, Australia 2-piece dreamgaze outfit The Empty Sleeps “Panthers” title track from the new 10″ Vinyl/CD
  • New York ambient /shoegaze /dream pop /psych rock solo project JUNO ROOME “Capitol” new single
  • Jacksonville, Florida indie rock /shoegaze 4-piece Leaving Time “Stay” from S/T EP
  • Philadelphia, Pn grunge-gaze quartet TIMELOST “Alone, Clean, and Slow” from the upcoming LP “Gushing Interest” on Church Road Records
  • Indianapolis, Indiana industrial-tinged post-punk /shoegaze /dream-pop 4-piece Karate, Guns & Tanning “Fire” from upcoming debut LP “Concrete Beach”
  • Malmö, Sweden synth /shoegaze /alternative trio SPUNSUGAR “(You Never) Turn Around” new single on Adrian Recordings
  • Newcastle, Australia shoegaze /indie pop /grungey /fuzzy noise-pop project of Tilly Murphy, aka FRITZ “Die Happily” new single from the upcoming LP “Pastel” via Inertia Music
  • Lancaster, PA psych /shoegaze /dream-punk band Vicious Blossom “Luminous” from the upcoming album “You Breathe Inside of Me” on Somewherecold Records
  • Danish indie-rockers Yung ‘Friends On Ice’ from upcoming sophomore album ‘Ongoing Dispute’ via PNKSLM Recordings
  • Seattle, Wa indie-rock 4-piece ANTONIONI “Mouth Breather” from the upcoming first full-length LP “Brute Amused Shout” on Lauren Records
  • Vancouver, BC post-punk /noise-pop /shoegaze solo project BLOOM 604 “Summer Always Comes” debut single from upcoming EP, ”Summer Always Comes” produced by Palm Haze’s FLØVER
  • ItalianIrish band shoegaze/pop/noise-rock/drone duo Submotile “Exit Cracks” new single
  • Tampere, Finland dream pop /shoegaze /’mansengaze’ band RADIO SUPERNOVA “Tammikuu” from the album “Takaisin”
  • Birmingham, UK shoegaze /dreampop solo project GRAYWAVE “Before” new single
  • Santiago De Querétaro, Mexico post-punk /dream pop /shoegaze project TYSON SPHERE “Take Your Time” from the “Teenage” EP (recorded in 2016)
  • Toronto, Ontario dreampop /shoegaze /post-punk /new wave 4-piece GENTLE “Phil of Emotions” from the debut 2-track single “Mutual Comedown”
  • 90s Melbourne indie rock band THE EARTHMEN “Scene Stealer” from the Cd release of 1995 “lost” album “Periscope” on Sound As Ever (Australian Indie 90-99)
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands indie rock folk project of Jasper Boogaard, aka NAGASAKI SWIM “The Water” from the upcoming debut album “Mirror”
  • Canadian avant-folk singer/songwriter Konner Whitney, aka  WHITNEY K. “Maryland” off upcoming LP “Two Years” on Maple Death Records
  • Los Angeles, CA new wave /dream pop duo RUBY HAUNT “Reverse Creek” new single
  • Tucson, Az experimental /ambient /drone /songwriter multidisciplinary artist Karima Walker “Reconstellated” from the upcoming album “Waking the Dreaming Body” on Orindal Records
  • Scotland ambient/post-rock/shoegaze duo Sun Shines Cold “Forty Five (radio edit)”

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