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

Weekly Shoegaze/ Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #5

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Sydney, Australia indie/guitar pop/dream-pop five-piece ULTRACRUSH “Leave” sophomore single

The new single from Sidney collective Ultracrush, through warm, soothing swells of synth, wistfully jangly guitar chords and pristine vocals, gracefully absorbs the listener into both melancholia-filled and comforting, sublime and intimistic dreamy pop realm.

  • London, UK lo-fi/dream pop trio NIGHT TAPES “Space Force (feat. Will Haff)” new single on Nice Guys

Hopelessly conquered at first listening by the new single from the London duo, that sparkles hypnotically with pulsating tribalistic rhythms and magnetic, lush, dark atmospheres, underlied by subtle disturbing undertones, suffused with a pervasive sense of mystery and intrigue, to create an alluring contrast between the irresistible sensual harmonies and the enveloping murkiness. Dark, sexy and incredibly captivating electro-pop from London’s innermost.

  • International dream pop/shoegaze/synthwave supergroup included Texas‘ Saint Marie Records owner Wyatt Parkins, Joshua Garman of Florida’s Crash City Saints, Germany-based Seasurfer members Dorian Electrique and Mikel Wegener and Neil Burkdoll of Florida’s Whimsical, LOVEBLIND – ”War Planets” first single from debut album “Sleeping Visions” out on Vinyl, CD and Digital 3/27/20 via Saint Marie Records.       

The ‘international synthwave supergroup’ Loveblind‘s poignant new single bursts with heavy and obsessive rhythms along with abrasive layered and distorted guitars over impassioned high-pitched vocalizations, creating a dense wall of swirling sound, at the same time powerful and shimmering as dark and uneasy in a mesmerizing and dizzying array of noise, shoegaze, industrial, goth, dream pop built with rare personality and craftsmanship.

  • London, UK based ethnic/jazz/pop/psychedelic duo of French multi-instrumentalist Kit Martin and Instanbul‘s singer and multi-disciplinary artist Merve Erdem, aka KIT SEBASTIAN “Senden Baska (Natureboy Flako Remix)” off of “Kit Sebastian Remixes” 12″ on Mr Bongo.
  • London, UK noir-pop/shoegaze/dream pop duo of Dean Garcia (formerly of Curve) & Rose Berlin, SPC ECO “Such A Fucking Cunt” from the new “February” EP
  • Los Angeles, CA ambient rock/dream pop/shoegaze band, DROWSY “Olivine” new single
  • Oakland, CA based sophisti-pop/ alt-pop project of Bombay-born Kabir Kumar, aka SUN KIN “Boyfriend’s Car” from third album “Private Time”
  • Brighton, UK-based dream-pop trio CIEL “The Shore” first single taken from the upcoming EP “Movement”.         
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia indie/britpop/psychedelic outfit Pure Phasers “Shine like a star” from the new album “Free market entertainment”
  • New York indie rock duo of Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman, Diet Cig “Night Terrors” new single on Father Daughter Records
  • UK jangly/indie guitar rock band The Late Pioneers “Resilient Man” from the S/T compilation album on SubJungle
  • Los Angeles-based new wave/guitar rock quartet DEAR BOY “The Nominee” new single
  • Blacksburg, Virginia Jack Tatum’s synthpop/indie pop project Wild Nothing “Sleight of Hand” off Wild Nothing’s new EP “Laughing Gas” out now via Captured Tracks
  • Philadelphia solo project of Hop Along‘s leader Frances Quinlan “Your Reply” from the album “Likewise” on Saddle Creek
  • Australian-born, Los Angeles-based dream/psych/indie pop artist Hazel English “Off My Mind” from the upcoming album “Wake UP!” on Polyvinyl
  • Shoegaze/dream pop/indie rock five-piece from Los Angeles, Draag “Trauma Kit” from upcoming “Clara Luz” EP due out February 21, 2020
  • Melbourne‘s psych poppers SUNFRUITS “Sunfruits” from upcoming «Certified organic» EP on Six Tonnes De Chair Records and Third Eye Stimuli Records
  • Providence, Rhode Island jangly indie pop 5-piece STRAWBERRY GENERATION “Hannah” from upcoming debut album “Afloat” on Sunday Records
  • Bournemouth, UK DIY lo-fibedroom//jangle/hypnagogic pop project of Grant Gillingham, aka Baltimore at an Angle “Pylon” from S/T album on Crafting Room Recordings
  • Albany, NY based lo-fi/shoegaze/dream pop duo LAVEDA “Dream. Sleep” from the forthcoming debut LP “What Happens After” on Color Station.
  • Wellington, New Zealand dark psych garage rock six-piece band, TIDAL RAVEL “Slow/ Fast” from upcoming debut album “Heart Screams” due 28 February 2020 on Fishrider Records
  • San Francisco noisey dream rock/shoegaze trio BALMS “Candle (PTP Session)” from “Part Time Punks Session” EP Live at The Cave Studio L.A. on February 3rd, 2019
  • Toronto, Ontario 4-piece alternative/grungey/shoegaze band SICAYDA “Caught in the Rain” new single
  • Greek garage rock/lo-fi quartet from Athens, Μινέρβα [Minepba] ‘Δράμα’ new single from upcoming debut album “Konserva”
  • Haifa, Israel space rock/kraut/ethnic/psychedelic 4-piece Mazeppa – “The Way In” second single from forthcoming debut album                                                                                                                                           
  • Bandung, Indonesia ambient/indie/post-rock/shoegaze band My Violainé Morning “Memories” new single on Humané Records
  • Denton, TX guitar rock/slowcore trio fronted by Dead Sullivan‘s Boone Patrello, CRISMAN “Surprise” first single from upcoming debut album “Crisman” on Topshelf Records
  • Transatlantic, New York/Leicester, indie/dream pop/psych-pop collaboration Sister Bliss – “Night Terrors” new single on Night Swim Records.                                                                                                                                       
  • Austin, TX shoegaze/dream pop/ethereal wave outfit UVB-76 “Cold Moon” from sophomore album “Haunted Blue”
  • Paris-based garage/indie pop quintet En Attendant Ana “Somewhere and Somehow” from the sophomore album “Juillet”, out now via Trouble In Mind Records
  • Berlin-based international lo-fi/shoegaze/guitar rock band SUMMER OF GEORGE “Cheerleader Blues” title track of the new EP on Heavens to Betsy! Records
  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands guitar rock 4-piece LEWSBERG “From Never to Once” from upcoming second album “In Your House”
  • UK experimental electronic/alternative rock producer Will Flisk “O C D Sif Augustdottir”                                             
  • Nizhny Novgorod, Russia dream pop/shoegaze/nugaze 4-piece Silent Run “Awake” from debut “Side A” EP first part of a live session recorded in July 2019.
  • Dreampop/shoegaze foursome from Finland, MUMRUNNER “Foe” from upcoming debut album “Valeriana” on Through Love Records
  • Oklahoma City emo/slowcore/shoegaze trio CURSETHEKNIFE “too solid too flesh” from debut 2-track live ‘(demos)’
  • Portland, OR bedroom/fuzzy shoegaze solo project Animal Ghosts “Things Unsaid” from upcoming album “Wane”
  • New York City-based lo-fi fuzzy kraut/psychedelic pop project of DIY musician Joe Stevens, aka Peel Dream Magazine “Pill” taken from the forthcoming “Agitprop Alterna” LP, out 4/3/20 via Slumberland (North America/South America/Japan) and Tough Love Records (R.O.W.)                                                                                       
  • Colorado‘s noise rock/shoegaze band WARPER “If Anything” from debut single “If Anything/Headhang”
  • Boston‘s indie rock/dream pop 4-piece (fka Sorry), FAKE RAYS “Pepper Jack” from “We Used To Be Sorry” EP (originally released under the Sorry moniker in 2018)
     
  • Glagow-based indie rock 4-piece lead by Perth-raised singer and guitarist Craig Angus, SAVAGE MANSION “Postcard Energy” from the new 2-track-single “Karaoke” on Lost Map Records
  • London, UK ambient /shoegaze /dream pop solo project of former leader of Daniel Land & The Modern Painters (also Riverrun), DANIEL LAND “White Chalk” new single
  • Brisbane, Australia ambient/shoegaze/dream pop solo project RELAY TAPES “Dream Colour” new single
  • Dearborn, Michigan based ambient/drone/psychedelic duo Windy Weber & Carl Hultgren, aka WINDY & CARL “Crossing Over” from forthcoming album “Allegiance and Conviction” on Kranky.

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