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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – February #06-22

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Michigan’s alt-indie-rock trio led by songwriter Fred Thomas, IDLE RAY “Corridors of Summer” new single

The heartfelt inspired multifaceted songwriting from longstanding singer/songwriter Fred Thomas, always able to give spurts of both poetic and intimate vibrant guitar pop emotions, returns with a new single as a trio featuring the support of Devon and Frances, the latter on alluring bittersweet lead vocals, slightly shifting the sonic vibes. “Corridors of Summer” is an obscure and intense electro-acoustic folksy ballad enshrouded in an equally seducing and estranging hazy dim-lit auras, with nods to Big Star’s “Third” period, that unfolds through steady punchy rhythms that chug against reflective, poignant strummed guitar riffs around beautifully sad and dreamy vocals to pierce the agony and ecstasy of an alienated existence with lonely and disconnected frequencies of buzzing distortion.

  • Seattle based dreampop /indie rock /shoegaze project of Argentinian singer-songwriter ANALOGUE TEARS “Feverish (feat. Vienna Vox)” single                                                                                                                           

Seattle-based Argentina-native Analog Tears teams up with L.A.‘s chanteuse Vienna Vox for the entrancing new single rife with emotive shoegaze flares blending with nocturnal introspective dreampop leanings, disclosing a universe of passionate and alluring emotions through glistening groovy guitar riffs, amid sinuously pulsing bassline, hauntingly resounding with achingly piercing intensity, swept by the sensual breathless, and dreamy vocals, floating pain-free through intense sways of moody blues.

  •  Taiwan alt /shoegaze 4-piece Whale Done! “Sea of Star” from “Lost In Transition” EP

The stylish 4-piece band from Taiwan unravel with instrumental shimmering atmospheric elegance and ecstatic emotive melodic quality, straddling indie rock and shoegaze, but it’s right in the last tune where the sonic alchemy between noise and harmony finds the fine balance through slow murky washes of swishing, sparkling reverb-laden guitar melodies around the anxious melancholy of lost emotional vocals floating helplessly in tumultuous sways and surges of crystalline rippling reveries and chaotic distortions.

  • Providence, Rhode Island indie /psych /dreampop artist NOVA ONE “Dancing on my own” (Robyn cover) fundraising single
  • Melbourne dreampop musician, singer and songwriter (former member of Focus Group, Camry 98 and Jeffers Limit), Emma Shields “Midnight” self-titled debut EP on Osborne Again
  • Israeli indie /shoegaze /dreampop multiinstrumentalist, singer, songwriter and record producer Lital Hagayan “Miss You” single
  • London, UK kraut /post-rock /jazz /psych-folk project of Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting and Mazes) with Aaron Nevau (Woods) and Sunwatchers’ Jeff Tobias on sax, Modern Nature “Brigade” from the album “Island Of Noise” on Bella Union
  • L.A. based by the way of Montreal, Brussels-bred indie /shoegaze /dream pop singer /songwriter CARINA MESSIER “The Shallow Tide” single
  • Phoenix, AZ based Dream Pop/Dark Wave DJ duo Bella Lune “Cold (The Cure Cover)”
  • Stockholm, Swedish dreampop /indie pop artist Matilda Mård aka, MANY VOICES SPEAK “Seat For Sadness” new single from the upcoming album “Gestures” on Strangers Candy
  • L.A. based, Athens, Georgia born indie pop singer-songwriter Willow Martin AKA Willow Avalon – “Drivin” debut single                                                                                                                                                                
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands indie /synthpop trio Klangstof “Ocean View” from “Ocean View” EP
  • Saint Petersburg based, Russian indie pop trio Макодзеба – “Аэроплан” single                                                 
  • Denver, Co shoegaze /dream pop band MOODLIGHTING “24″ single
  • New York bedroom /chillpop /surf /indie pop duo Cruise Awayy “Cherry” single
  • Scottish dreampop solo project from Glasgow, AKA Community Swimming Pool “Another Heart” new single
  • Austin, TX new wave /dream pop duo Eternal Something ”I Am Dissolve” new single
  • Ashville, NC indie /electro-pop /dream-pop duo Day & Dream “Paralysis By Analysis” off of the upcoming album “The Art of Remembering”
  • Moscow, Russia shoegaze /dream pop /indie rock 4-piece Mental Map “Whale Song” from “In and out of Place” EP
  • Southern Californian jangle /indie-pop solo project Swimming Pools & Movie Stars “Saturday” from the album “Modern Architecture” on Jigsaw Records
  • Seattle, WA bedroom /surf pop /indie pop /shoegaze /dream pop band BEACH VACATION “It Soothes Me” new single on Z Tapes.
  • Austin, TX-based shoegaze /jangle /indie pop /noise /dream pop band, Letting Up Despite Great Faults “She Spins” off of the forthcoming album ‘IV’
  • Ashville, NC indie /electro-pop /dream-pop duo Day & Dream “Paralysis By Analysis” off of the upcoming album “The Art of Remembering”
  • Bakersfield, Ca-based post-punk /shoegaze /dream pop married duo, Fawns of Love “Miranda (wor_kspace version)” from “Unrequited Love Songs” EP on Glass Modern
  • Brooklyn, NY based synthpop /dark pop solo project of UK band Fear of Men singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jess Weiss, AKA New German Cinema “I Become Heavy” debut single
  • London-based, American/Australian experimental analog electronic music project of Penelope Trappes & Stephen Hindman, AKA The Golden Filter “Drive” (The Cars cover)
  • Early 90s Newcastle, UK Dancepop duo Sarah Blackwood and Chris Wilkie, AKA Dubstar “Token” from upcoming new album “Two” on Northern Writes                                                                                                             
  • New York indie dance /synth-pop trio COUCH PRINTS “Impressions” single
  • Australian jangle indie guitar pop band from Melbourne, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever “In The Capital” single from upcoming LP “Endless Rooms” on Sub Pop.
  • Maidstone, Kent UK jangle pop /indie pop 4-piece THE SHOP WINDOW “Lighthouse” second single to be taken from the band’s second forthcoming album due summer 2022.
  • Swedish C86 /dream pop /jangle-pop band (formerly The Early Days), Stephen’s Shore “Ocean’s Calling” from the upcoming 12″ vinyl EP “Green” on Meritorio Records
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina kraut /psych /dream pop shoegaze project of musician-artist Ferran Pont Vergés, AKA Die Noia Futuriszka “Shooting Stars” from the 2-track single “The Beams are Here”
  • Swedish disco /Bossanova /indie pop band TOP SOUND “Hernani” from the new sophomore album “Isn´t Happiness”
  • Charlottesville-based dark /dreamy /indie-pop outfit FILMS ON SONG “City Love” single from ‘Fake Endings’ EP.
  • New York post-punk /indie rock solo project SIPPER “Sore” new single
  • Manchester, UK shoegaze /dreampop 4-piece CRUSH “bckwards 36” single
  • Austin, TX dreampop /noise /shoegaze trio Shutterr “Dreams” new single
  • Philippines‘ Shoegaze /Dreampop band POLAR LOWS “Ellipsis” from “Ozzga / Polar Lows” Split EP
  • Greek Alternative /Shoegaze /Indie Rock band from Athens, Royal Arch “Road To The Light” b-side from the debut 7″ single “La Nuit” via Make Me Happy records (EU), Jigsaw Records (US) and Fastcut (JAP)
  • Singapore indiegaze /shoegaze /dream pop quartet FERS “Neverland” from the upcoming album “Shallow” on Too Good To Be True
  • London, UK indie /psych /shoegaze trio HOLY SPRINGS “E.A.T” single from the upcoming debut album ‘E.A.T’ on Up In Her Room Records.
  • Perth, Australia dream pop /shoegaze solo project Seven Hour Days “The Oppressor” from the EP “Coast To The Clouds” on Shore Dive Records
  • Athens, Greece dreampop /shoegaze band SUGAR FOR THE PILL “Falling Back To You” single from upcoming debut LP “Wanderlust” on Make Me Happy records and Shelflife records.
  • Filipino Shoegaze band from Manila, OZZGA “Feel You” from Ozzga / Polar Lows Split EP
  • São Paulo, Brazil ambient /noise rock /emogaze /dream pop /shoegaze solo project Sonhos Tomam Conta “Sleep paralysis” from the cassette EP “Insolação”
  • Berlin indie rock /noise /shoegaze trio THIS LOVE IS DEADLY “Do Make Say” previously unreleased song to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the band’s debut album.
  • Vancouver, BC husband-and-wife dreampop duo LOVE CAVE “Skinny Puppy Love” single from the upcoming EP “With Feeling”
  • Nugaze /noise-rock /alternative-rock solo project of Malaysian multi-instrumentalist and producer Eugene San, AKA Go With Strangers “Slow Down, Wild One” from the upcoming debut EP “Finding Ikigai”
  • Wattignies, France dream pop /shoegaze solo project Jōetsu Shore “Masterlinks” from the third LP “Headspins”
  • Portland, Or psychedelic /shoegaze /downtempo /electronic musician Elliott Thomas, AKA Etbonz “Energizer Gaze” title track from the new EP on Bed of Roses                                                                                 
  • Brooklyn, NY‘s post-punk /psychedelic /shoegaze /noise rock band led by Oliver Ackermann, A Place To Bury Strangers “I Don’t Know How You Do It” from the new LP “See Through You” on their own DeadStrange label
  • Tournai/Belgium instrumental post-rock 4-piece ENDLESS DIVE “Au revoir” from the upcoming LP “A Brief History of a Kind Human”
  • Japanese alt /shoegaze solo project Kinoue64 – 放課後、通学路。from the single 空間、事情、時間、事象。
  • Chicago, IL shoegaze /indie rock solo project of multi-instrumentalist Austin Smith, Triangle Rain Club “Shot Down” from “Close the Door” EP
  • Liverpool, UK dreampop /shoegaze band a Lesser Version “Running” off of the debut album “Excess”.
  • Teheran, Iran experimental post-rock project, FALSE HORIZON “Dust Globe” from the upcoming album “Nowhere Near”
  • Los Angeles psych-pop/ shoegaze solo project HAYIEN “Some Day” single
  • Phoenix, AZ dream pop /synthwave /post-punk solo project Secret Attraction “Trust/Forget” new single from upcoming Lp “Replica” on Stratford Court                                                                                                         
  • Swedish post-rock duo OH HIROSHIMA – “All Things Pass” off of upcoming LP “Myriad” on Napalm Records
  • Athens, Greece indie rock trio Celuta Red “Afloat” from the album “An Impasse To Embrace”
  • Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei shoegaze /dreampop singer-songwriter Amal Murni AKA bluemoongirl “Karen’s Mask” from “Labyrinth” EP
  • Christchurch, NZ chamber pop /shoegaze /dream pop project of New Brighton-based singer/songwriter (formerly All Fall Down, Bridal Path, Cardigan Bay, Condensations, etc.), Blair Parkes “Far” single
  • Allentown, PN noise rock /shoegaze /psychedelic rock 4-piece Catatonic Suns “Melted Mind” single
  • Finland‘s dark heavy psychedelic rock outfit Seremonia “Unohduksen kidassa” from the fifth album “Neonlusifer” on Svart Records
  • Basel, Switzerland ethnic psych rock 4-piece Saitün “Sanatorium” from the album “Al’ Azif”
  • Darlowo, Poland Ambient /Kraut /Electronic /Psychedelic Rock musician & composer Adam Sandosa “Adam In Sandosa” from the album “Geräusche 1”                                                                                                                    
  • Chennai, India‘s experimental solo project of full time indie /psychedelic rock /shoegaze musician Aryaman Singh AKA Sunflower Tape Machine “Internet Friends” single on Export Quality Records
  • Pamplona, Spain psych /indie rock band Juárez “Duerme entre tú y yo” from the new album “Luna menguante” on Caballito Records and Lunar Discos
  • Orléans, France post-punk /shoegaze solo project RocKo Is DeAd – “Astral steps (ne penser qu’au vide)” single
  • Moscow, Russia dream-pop /indie rock /shoegaze 4-piece TELETAPE “Наедине с собой” new single
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma emo /alternative rock /slowcore trio DOWNWARD “Real Green Dollars” from the upcoming EP “The Brass Tax” on New Morality Zine.
  • Salt Lake City, Utah emo garage punk band BABY GHOSTS “Who Gives A Shit” single
  • Ottawa, Canada grunge /shoegaze /indie rock duo SOFTCULT “Uzumaki” from the cassette EP “Year Of The Snake”
  • Boston, Ma indie rock /dreampop 5-piece Overnight “If You Feel Ignored” from “Blush” EP
  • Hoboken, NJ indie rock trio HEATBLUSH “Young and sweet (Coffee song)” debut single
  • Barcelona, Spain indie pop trio GAUA “Autoficción” from 12″ vinyl EP “Transmutación” on Flexidiscos
  • Washington, D.C. shoegaze /indie rock band No One Sphere “Ceiling Fan” from upcoming “Isn’t Everything About Something” EP on Broken Sound Tapes
  • Indonesian Emo / Alternative shoegaze outfit from Jakarta, Primal Crush “Narrative from 2-track “Demo MMXXII”
  • Vancouver, BC alt indie-pop 4-piece BLUE J “Sunday Night” first LP ‘A Sign of Good Luck’ out March 4th on Nettwerk Music
  • Leicester, UK punk /indie pop band (first formed in 1987 as Po!), RUTH PO! “Something Your Wife Doesn’t Know” (demo)
  • Mid-80s founded Merseyside, UK post-punk /indie rock band Half Man Half Biscuit “Rogation Sunday’s Here Again!” from the upcoming new album “The Voltarol Years”                                                                                       
  • Michigan twee /C86 /indie-pop outfit THE PHOTOCOPIES “I Don’t Want You To Want Me” from the 2-track single “I Don’t Want You To Want Me / M B V”
  • Nashville-via-Boston dreampop /psych pop duo TWEN “Bore U” single
  • Spanish bedroom indie pop solo project Mar Louise “Can’t play today” from “Songs for the bus” EP
  • Lisbon, Portugal dreampop /indie folk sister duo Golden Slumbers “South America” single
  • UK experimental /drone /psychedelic project Tuluum Shimmering “Cinnamon Girl” sixteenth entry in the Tuluum Shimmering Records requests series.

 

 

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