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Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – MARCH #10-22

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Banten, Indonesia alt /shoegaze /indie rock band F E E Z E “Feels Bad” new single

Indonesian 4-piece’s new single delivers an enticing noisy guitar-driven indie-rock son of the 90s, rife with epic tones and deep melancholy, that sways heavily along winding fuzzy guitar riffs, and excruciating screeching leads, echoing atop the aching hope of anxious vocals longing in helpless harmonies for the dawning of a new day.

  • Tokyo, Japan dream pop /shoegaze band RE:LAPSE “Timeless Melody” from “re:lapse II.” EP on DREAMWAVES RECORDS

Featuring For Tracy Hyde’s Azusa Kan on synth and arrangments, the first track unveiled from the second EP by  Japanese outfit channels JAMC’s “Just Like Honey” vibes through slow paced, dreamlike sullen atmosphere, wistful muted melodies and dense yet subdued coatings of shoegazing guitar distortion, layering dreamy brittle bittersweet harmonies with restrained fuzzy guitar feedback flows, imbued in lush reverb-ridden melancholic mists and droning frequencies, to carry high ethereal cries of hypnotic allure and forlorn longing into the tragic beauty of “Timeless Melodies.”

  • US modern Grunge /Shoegaze band from Southeastern Kentucky, KANASHII “Afterglow” single on Cardigan Records

Grounded on equal parts of the dismal gloom and seething energy of Alice In Chains-like evocative grunge, and fuzzy shoegaze haze, streaks with sick melodies, the new single from Kentucky‘s 4-piece unleashes turbulent drumming to propel an abrasive swarm of reverberated expanding mist over heavy grinding distorted guitar lines, whilst fierce emotional vocals rise and fall in angsty mental states to deliver a haunting lyrical confession of depression and shame.

  • UK ambient /drone /elecctronic /guitarist-musician Andrew Chalk “Song of the Sea” from the album “The Circle of Days 5” on Siren Records
  • Los Angeles based French-pop /psych /indie pop 4-piece LE PAIN “Is That How You Want Me to Feel?” single on Lucky Buckeye
  • Indianapolis‘ post-punk /indie rock /new wave multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter Jackson VanHorn “I Am A Hermit (Jonathan Halper Cover)” [Originally written & recorded by JH for the 1960s edit of Kenneth Anger‘s 1949 short film ‘Puce Moment’] on Already Dead Tapes and Records
     
  • American indie folk singer-songwriter from Seattle, Wa, DAMIEN JURADO “What Happened To The Class Of ’65?” single on his own Maraqopa Records
  • Princeton, NJ new project of former singer /songwriter of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kip Berman, AKA The Natvral “A Portrait of Sylvie Vartan” single
  • Stockholm, Swedish ethereal /electronic /dreampop artist Matilda Mård aka, MANY VOICES SPEAK “Within Reach” from upcoming LP “Gestures”
  • San Diego, CA bedroom /jangle /twee /indie pop duo Sugar World “Sabbath Still” from upcoming album “Lost and Found” on Sunday Records
  • Paris-based indie /psych pop project Persica 3 “Faux Punk” from the new cassette album “Tangerine” on Hidden Bay Records.
  • Chicago, IL indie rock /dream pop /shoegaze 5-piece LIGHTFOILS “Where it ends you” from “Where it ends you / Summer nights” cassette single
  • Hobart, Australia indie rock /jangle pop trio, INTERIORS “Bloom” from V/A “Sending Sunflowers” war relief compilation on Z Tapes
  • Nottingham, UK Psychedelic Shoegazers Spotlight Kid “ARC” single
  • Edmonton, Canada based Electronic /Krautrock /Psychedelic singer-songwriter Arthur Bennell, AKA BLUME “Making Me Feel (Remix)”
  • Norwegian Shoegaze /Psychedelic band from Hustadvika, Rancho Relaxo ”Constant Deja Vu” from the 11th album “SPIRIT OF ECSTASY”.
  • Rancho Cucamonga, Ca post-hardcore /shoegaze 5-piece COLD GAWD “Moving to California in March” single
  • Albany, NY based lo-fi /dream rock duo LAVEDA “bb” single
  • Indiana‘s Shoegaze /Dream Pop duo WHIMSICAL “Quicksand” from upcoming 4th album “Melt” on Shelflife Records (USA) and Through Love Records (EU)
  • İstanbul, Turkey noise /shoegaze 4-piece hiçamahiç “Kaybolacağız” first single from the upcoming album on Mevzu Records
  • Joensuu, Finland dreampop /indie rock /shoegaze band The Here Todays “Åtminstone” from the new EP “Pleasantries”
  • Dallas, TX experimental /ambient /shoegaze /post-rock /experimental project of Will Kraus, aka KRAUS “Anyone” from the upcoming album “Eye Escapes” on A Mutual Skies / View No Country
  • Wattignies, France dream pop /shoegaze solo project Jōetsu Shore “We’re Not Going To Make It” from the 4th LP “1999″
  • Brazilian Shoegaze-Alt-Rock band SEPARABLE “Tirania” from the EP “Torpor”
  • French post-punk /post-rock /shoegaze solo project DIVE AND DROWN “Lament” (The Cure cover)
  • Aarhus, DK post-punk /dreamgaze band CLOUDWALK “I Wanted More” from the debut album “Rise Again; My Sun, My Mind”
  • Italian shoegaze /dream pop /indie-rock band from Naples lead by Andrea Caccese, Dead Rituals – “Prisoners” single
  • Spanish noise-pop /shoegaze solo project of Fran Lora from Seville, Flu Flu “Come To Me” from the new album “Third” on Shore Dive Records
  • Collingswood, NJ based shoegaze /indie rock band The Starlit Hues “Be The Light You Wanna See” single.
  • Brooklyn, NY based alternative rock /shoegaze 3-piece of Indian-origin, Minaxi “Manchala” ltd. 7″ single on Oscarson
  • San Francisco indie rock /shoegaze /psych-rock project of Well Wishers frontman Jeff Shelton, aka Deadlights “Paralyzed” from the upcoming sophomore LP “Eleven Step Intervention”
  • UK/Canadian post-punk /shoegaze /psychedelic band based in London, GHOST PATTERNS “Howl” single
  • UK Shoegaze /Dream Pop DIY duo from Winchester, Temples of Youth “Susan Gets Confused” single                                   
  • Industrial /dream pop /indie rock /shoegaze /electronic band made of Alex Lifeson (Rush), Andy Curran (Coney Hatch), Alfio Annibalini and singer Maiah Wynne, AKA Envy Of None – “Look Inside” from the upcoming debut album “Envy Of None” on Kscope
  • Bath, UK dream rock /shoegaze project of Jenn Zed, aka ZED POINT “Paper Face” from upcoming album ‘What Ever’
  • Brisbane, Australia new wave /shoegaze bedroom project of Caitlin Finn (ex-Dorothy and Dog) and Joel Glazebrook (Edith Thomas Furey), DARLING “July” from the debut EP ”Into, Outside” on 4000 Records
  • Austin, TX-based shoegaze /jangle /indie pop /noise /dream pop band, Letting Up Despite Great Faults “New Ground” off of the new LP “IV”
  • Spanish Dream Pop /Synthwave duo STEREOSKOP “The Mist” first single from the forthcoming album “Silk” on Reptile Music
  • Italian shoegaze /post-rock /psychedelic act since 1988, VOTIVA LUX “I Need To Breathe (feat. Mark Gardener)” single
  • Canadian post-punk /shoegaze /noise rock from Toronto, Shallow Waves “Skin” single
  • Birmingham, UK indie /shoegaze singer-songwriter Finlay Hatton “The Undeserved” single
  • Baltimore, MD mid-’80s lo-fi /bedroom pop /indie pop cassette artist (member of 80s post-punk band The Woods), Linda Smith “Lonely’s Not The Word” from the remastered album “Put It In Writing” originally released in 1991 on cassette
  • Portland, Maine indie folk rock solo project Heaven’s Cameras “Fiscal Weeks” from the upcoming album “Shutters Firing” on Repeating Cloud
  • California‘s lo-fi jangle dreampop solo project of Josh Hwang (also in Jaded Juice Riders), CASTLEBEAT ”Racing” new single on Spirit Goth Records.                                                                                                           
  • Stockholm, Sweden indie-pop duo of Gustav Tranback (Paper Hearts, Dismal Plight) and Mikael Carlsson (The Honeydrips, Dorotea), Salt Lake Alley “I Never Thought” from the album “It Takes Two” on shelflife records
  • British cult ’80s jangle indie pop troubadour Michael Tooney-Head, aka MICK TROUBLE “Me and the Riddle Tree” from the upcoming album “Its Mick Trouble’s Second LP” on Emotional Response
  • Post-punk/indie-pop outfit from the SF Bay Area, NEUTRALS “Gary Borthwick Says” off of upcoming EP “Bus Stop Nights” on Static Shock Records.
  • Los Angeles groovy post-punk /noise pop band MO DOTTI “Dollar Astrology” new single
  • Melbourne, Australia indie jangle-pop 4-piece The Stroppies – ”The Perfect Crime” from the upcoming second album “Levity” on Tough Love
  • San Francisco based shoegaze /folk /psych /dream pop project of songwriter and musician Jason Quever, aka PAPERCUTS “Lodger” from the upcoming LP “Past Life Regression” on Slumberland Records and Labelman
  • UK indie jangle pop DIY band The Hannah Barberas “When You Were My Boyfriend” from “When You Were My Boyfriend” EP title track will be included in the band’s second album, coming this summer on Spinout Nuggets (LP) and Subjangle (CD).
  • Glasgow, UK indie-pop collective Belle and Sebastian “Unnecessary Drama” from the upcoming LP “A Bit of Previous” on Matador
  • NYC Post-Punk/ Noise Pop / Indie Rock trio UV-TV “Back To Nowhere” from the 3-track “Always Something” [2020 DEMOS]
  • Manchester, UK noisy, lo-fi surf punk trio KATZ “It’ll Never End” new single
  • Washington, D.C. shoegaze /power pop /indie rock band No One Sphere “Where I Was” from upcoming “Isn’t Everything About Something” cassette /CD on Broken Sound Tapes
  • Indie rock musical artist from Perth, Western Australia (former member of Rat Columns, Rank/Xerox, Total Control, Lace Curtain, Liberation, Burning Sensation and Scythe), David West “6AM Style” from the 4th album “Jolly in the Bush” on Tough Love
  • New Hampshire native acoustic /alt-country /indie rock project of former Notches member, Ezra Cohen “Just Like You” from the upcoming album “The Sweet Million” on Relief Map Records
  • L.A. punk /indie rock artist (half of Flesh World and former Brilliant Colors and Index) Jess Scott “I’m So Forgetful” from upcoming “Modern Primitive” EP on Winona Records & Sister Polygon Records
  • Brittany, France indie rock /dreampop solo project of Yann Canevet (FTR, Maria False, Venera 4), Sarakiniko “Red Forest” from the upcoming first album “Red Forest” on La Maison des Corbeaux.
  • Atlanta, Georgia based dreampop project by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bailey Crone, AKA Bathe Alone “Decades & Dreams” single
  • Busan, South Korea Surf /Indie-Rock quartet Say Sue Me 세이수미 “George & Janice” from the upcoming LP “The Last Thing Left” on Damnably
  • Toronto, Ontario instrumental psych surf rock 4-piece The Surfrajettes “Warm Up” from the upcoming debut LP “Roller Fink” on Hi-Tide Recordings
  • Exeter, UK indie-rock solo project of Muncie Girls‘ singer/songwriter, Lande Hekt “Romantic” 2-track 7″ single on Get Better Records 
  • Devon, UK kraut /shoegaze /dream pop trio Pale Blue Eyes “Dr Pong” new single on Full Time Hobby
  • Perth-based, Australian dream pop /synthpop artist Leigh Craft, AKA Blood Knows “Body” from the debut album “Mood Swim” on Too Good To Be True
  • London based indie /synthpop /electropop project of the former half of Greek duo Marsheaux, Marianthi, aka MeLLLo “Wormhole” single
  • Oxford, UK electronic music artist Julia-Sophie “Dial your number” from “It feels like thunder” EP
  • Copenhagen based Danish alt /electro-pop multi-instrumentalist Jacob Haubjerg, AKA Luster “It Follows You Now” from the upcoming album “Pressure” on Crunchy Frog
  • Turkish shoegaze /dream pop band from Istanbul, PLASTIC IDEAS “30 Minutes ft. Berna Lara Kasar” (t.A.T.u cover) 2nd single from upcoming LP
  • Dutch/German Shoegaze /Dream-Pop duo THE DAY “June” single 
  • Austin, TX bedroom /indie folk-pop project of Shirley Zhu, aka fuvk “Small Talk (with Mostyn)” from the upcoming album “Split Death” on Z Tapes
  • Gympie, Australia folk singer-songwriter Darren Hanlon “Lapsed Catholic” from the 6th LP “Life Tax”
  • Toronto ambient /folk /indie-rock duo Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla, aka Moscow Apartment ‘Just Like Christmas’ single on The Orchard
  • Shoegaze /dreampop /psych rock band from Imphal, India LO! PENINSULA “Battleships” single

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