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

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

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • London, UK based experimental /dream pop /alt-pop collective FIRESTATIONS “The Circular” from the forthcoming ltd CDR “Melted Medium” EP (2nd instalment in a trilogy of 3 EPs) as part of their ‘Automatic Tendencies’ project along with Lost Map Records‘ Post Map Club subscription service in February

We’ve fallen as usual into the intoxicating and endearing spirals of Firestations‘ groovy and nostalgic pastoral pop, enlivened by quirky, droning synth bursts, glistening guitar strings, steady hypnotic beats, and twinkling chimes around dreamy atmospheric layered vocals and hums, exhaling a melancholic call for change into the passionate spatial heart-stirring vibes.

  • Norwegian fuzz noise-pop trio from Oslo, The Age of Colored Lizards “Fading” new single on Sotron Records

Norwegian fuzzy pop band’s new single exudes The Posies woozy power-pop vibes, winding anxious, caustic vocals around abrasive sun-dazzled strummed guitar distortion and steady solid beats to form an angsty diatribe left “Fading.”

  • Australian dark psychedelic/ shoegaze band from Adelaide, The Howling Fog “Let The Sun Die” new single

Finally are back with a new single the ‘dark and grimey’ shoegazing psych rockers from Adelaide defined by the band’s distinctive emotional and evocative guitar work shifting from droning and swirling string sparkles to intense searing riffs along stinging bursts fueled by a hypnotically pounding rhythm section, while airy, pained layered vocals unleash passionate, unapologetic adoration for the nocturnal hours, set aglow by the moon’s pale light.

  • Quebec-based Canadian ethereal dream-pop project by singer and violinist Margaux Sauvé aka Ghostly Kisses “Spellbound (Acoustic)” from “Alone Together” EP
  • German/Danish shoegaze /ambient /electronic collaborative project, Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk “Asteroid 2467 (single version)” first single off the forthcoming third full length, out in spring 2021 on Azure Vista Records.
  • Finnish ambient /cinematic /post-rock instrumental band BAULTA “My Golden Cage” new single
  • UK atmospheric /acoustic /drone /dream pop /electronic /indie band featuring former Singing Adams and The Leaf Library’s Matt Ashton and Melinda Bronstein (Absentee, Wet Paint, and Scow) with Firestations‘ Mike Cranny, SEA GLASS “Blank Live Snow” (Movietone cover) from V/A “Drifts & Flurries – A Second Language Collectanea” via A Second Language Music
  • Northville, New York dream pop/shoegaze/indie rock guitarist Ian Edwards “Walking In The Summer’” from “Seven Year Souvenir” EP.
  • Bristol, UK electronic /dream pop /shoegaze solo project of Nossiennes guitarist Gregory Jameswood, aka The Leontini Vernacular “Mortal Bore” from the debut EP “Anthropause” on Shore Dive Records
  • Japanese indie/shoegaze 5-piece STOMP TALK MODSTONE “Timeline” from the debut album “Linger In Someone’s Memory With A Lurid Glow”, ltd. cassette & digital on Gezellig Records
  • Australian shoegaze quartet from Melbourne, Flyying Colours “Big Mess” off upcoming LP “Fantasy Country” on Club AC30
  • Bay Area shoegaze /dream pop duo, Fawning “Wait” off upcoming album “Illusion Of Control” on Graveface Records & Curiosities
  • Tokyo, Japan shoegaze /dreampop 5-piece エイプリルブルー / AprilBlue – Clarity クラリティnew single
  • Toronto, Canada indie rock/shoegaze band Ex-Copycat “Cashed Up Bogans” from the album “Shake That Deja Vu”
  • Gothenburg, Sweden post-rock /dream pop /post-punk /shoegaze / alternative band MORNING MOON “Rhythm of your Silence” from S/T EP
  • Atlanta, Georgia bedroom pop/post-rock/shoegaze DIY solo project CARTOGRAPHER “Death Starts to Sting” from the debut album “Keys”
  • Indie /Art-Rock /Post-Punk six-piece group from South East London, BLUE BENDY “Glosso Babel” from 7″ vinyl double A-side single “Glosso Babel / International” on via Simonie Records.
  • Santiago, Chile new wave /shoegaze /post-punk outfit TØLVA “Tormento” from the debut S/T EP
  • San Diego, Ca synthpop /synthwave /post-punk /synthpop solo project TWIN ION ENGINE “Days Like These” from debut S/T album
  • Italian synth-gaze duo Raffaele Galasso and Alessandra Cesano from Brindisi, Nightcrush “Nocturnal Violet” new single on Shunu Records
  • Hamburg, Germany based psych /post-punk /garage rock band BILLY ZACH ” The Escape” from the new LP “Struggle On” via la pochette surprise records
  • New Orleans, Louisiana garage blues rock’n’roll duo The Luxurious Faux Furs “Don’t Throw Your Love Away” from the new LP “Like a Real Shadow” on Mandinga Records
  • Leeds, UK stoner-witch-doom-grunge all-girl duo Faux Machismo “Shake The Bones (Redux)” B-side of upcoming single “Artemisia” on MUZAI Records                                                                                                 
  • Florida surf garage’y shoegazing grunge project of musician Eric N. Collins, MrENC “We Do Our Own Thing” off upcoming 7″ EP on Velvet Blue Music
  • York, UK noise pop /indie rock duo Cowgirl “Caroline” new cassette single on Safe Suburban Home Records
  • Portland, Oregon-based band comprised of Brian Naubert (Tube Top, Pop Sickle, The Service Providers, Ruston Mire) and Heather Larimer (Eux Autres), CORVAIR “Sunday Runner” from upcoming S/T album on wiaiwya
  • Daegu, South Korea indie punk-pop duo 드링킹소년소녀합창단 Drinking Boys and Girls Choir “Gonna tell you” new single on Damnably
  • German electronic /chillwave /dreampop project of Julian Prott, aka Hazy Mountains “Melting Points” from the new LP “Pull of the Moon”
            
  • Japanese dreampop /synthpop duo STILL DREAMS “Live With Excuse” off upcoming Mini-LP “Make Believe” on Elefant Records
  • Hawaii based vaporwave /synth-wave /synthpop solo project Brat’ya “Glow” from the LP “Nightwalker” on business casual                                                                                                                                                      
  • New Taipei City, Taiwan shoegaze /post-rock /dreampop band I MEAN US – 普通人類 new single
  • Seattle, WA cinematic noir-pop collective Echo of the Low Light “Afterlife” new single
  • Santa Cruz, Ca post-punk /shoegaze /dream pop husband/wife duo FADED SF “Burn” from the second LP “Enough”
  • Buckinghamshire born, South London-based indie/dream pop 4-piece Bleach Lab “Old Ways” new single    
  • Philadelphia, PN psychedelic /shoegaze /dream pop band Cigarettes for Breakfast “Wait” new single       
  • Brooklyn indie dream pop duo of Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas III, WIDOWSPEAK “The One I Love” (R.E.M. cover) from the new EP “Honeychurch” on Captured Tracks
  • Woodstock, NY-via-London, UK dreampop duo Tessa Murray & Greg Hughes, aka STILL CORNERS “Static” from the fifth studio album “The Last Exit” on Wrecking Light Records
  • Burlington, Vermont indie rock quartet lead by Diane Jean, CLEVER GIRLS “Baby Blue” from the upcoming debut album “Constellations” on Egghunt Records.
  • Norwegian dream pop /psych-pop duo of Megaphonic Thrift members Linn Frøkedal and Richard Myklebust from Bergen, MISTY COAST “In a Million Years” from the forthcoming album “When I Fall From The Sky” via FysiskFormat
  • England, UK power-pop /indie-pop outfit The Third Cut “Sugar, Stop” new single.
  • Melbourne-born, Stockholm-based dream-pop project of ex Kins frontman Thomas Savage aka Vilde “Hazel” off new 2-track single “Hazel / Phantom Mantra”
  • Detroit, Michigan dream rock 4-piece PANSY “Buried” debut single
  • Moscow, Russia post-punk /dreampop /shoegaze band (formerly known as СLNИ), Bludhood “Prayer” debut single
  • Austin, TX indie /psych-pop 5-piece Indoor Creature “American Dream” first single from Indoor Creatures upcoming album “Living in Darkness” coming out May 2021 via The Record Machine
  • Rockford, Illinois lo-fi /shoegaze /dream pop duo SIDE THING “A Foundling” from the upcoming album “It’s Safe” on BIRTHDIY
  • Hamburg, Germany blackened shoegaze /doomgaze duo Unknown Fault “A Sign” from the debut cassette/vinyl album “Fabric” on Stellar Frequencies (tape)
  • Denver, Colorado based indie-rock-folk musician ISADORA EDEN “Ghosts” from upcoming EP “All Night”
  • Bangkok, Thailand indie pop/shoegaze band trio (formerly The Passion of Anna), Traveling With Monika “The Emptiness” new single
  • Swedish C86 jangle-pop band (formerly The Early Days) Stephen’s Shore “Skogen” from the new 7″ vinyl EP “Brisbane Radio” on Meritorio Records
  • San Francisco indie rock /psychgaze /psychedelic rock duo BEAR CALL “Time Sensitive” from the mini-album “Systemizer”
  • Mysterious Australian lo-fi /garage /acid /psychedelic rock outfit BAKER’S PACE “Starless Eyes / Watch You Fall” new single on Strange Pursuits
  • Paris, France experimental /ambient /fuzz /post-rock /shoegaze /slowcore new project of Agnès Gayraud (La Féline) and Paul Régimbeau (Mondkopf, Oiseaux-Tempête, FOUDRE!, Extreme Precautions, Autrenoir) , aka GRIVE “Burger Shack” from upcoming debut “Grive” EP
  • Cincinnati, OH lo-fi /drone /folk /shoegaze /dream pop outsider solo project Chariot Sarcophagus “Sunseeker” new 2-track single
  • Detroit, Mi ethereal /shoegaze /dreampop duo Christian Molik & Giovanna Lenski, aka CLINIC STARS “Helen’s Flower” from the debut cassette EP “10,000 Dreams”
  • Lafayette, Louisiana dream-fi folk singer /songwriter Renée Reed “Fast One” off upcoming S/T album on Keeled Scales
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK dream pop/ folk solo project (guitarist & singer with Beccy Owen & The Refuge), HAAR “Horizon” new single
  • London-based French singer-songwriter Clémentine March “Into The Distance” from the upcoming second acoustic LP “Songs Of Resilience” on Lost Map Records
  • London-based Japanese composer, Yumi Mashiki and former Piano Magic Paul Tornbohm, aka Alter Later (feat. Mücha) – ‘Winter Kills’ (Yazoo cover, written by Alison Moyet) from V/A “Drifts & Flurries – A Second Language Collectanea” winter theme CD compilation via A Second Language Music

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