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Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – MARCH #14-22

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Chinese indie rock /dream pop /shoegaze band Today’s Production “86” third single from the upcoming debut album on Maybe Mars

The enigmatic Chinese band’s 90s tinged new single sweeps slow-burning noisy guitars and a churning rhythm section to feed a hazy cloud over purely wistful and blissful sheer vocalizations. Long lost rambling rippling melodies carve emotional paths into fuzzy droning mists, waxing and waning with abrasive guitar riffage intensities and bleeding high-pitched distortions to lift dreamy, intimate female vocals drawing fantasy, obsession, and moonlight from a moody, swaying bittersweet love song.

  • Seattle, WA indie /folk /jangle /dream-pop solo project of Danny Rowland (Seapony), Space Daze “Dark Side” new 2-track single

Seattle bedroom pop craftsman returns with two tracks distinctive of his layered, brittle and introspective electroacoustic guitar sound. “Dark Side” glides and swoons over bare winding glistening guitar melodies weaving obsession, fear, and pain around soft anxious male vocals releasing a breathless lyrical poem about abandonment and isolation. Wrapped in slow gauzy and humming synth veils, the equally poignant and reflective “Ghost Eyes”

  • Mexican dream-pop /indie-rock 4-piece from León, Clan de Venus “La Vida Después” first single from the sophomore album

Clan de Venus‘ first teaser from the band’s upcoming sophomore LP delivers a heady melange equal parts nostalgic dream-pop shimmers and vibrant indie rock rushes through fast-paced urgent drum beats that drive rambunctious fizzing guitar riffs, interspersed with sparkling jangly melodies, snakingly resounding around the hopeless melancholy of lovelorn lyrics longing in helpless memories of broken dreams.

  • Tucson, Az experimental /ambient /drone /folk songwriter multidisciplinary artist Karima Walker “Window I (demo)” from “Demos” album on Orindal Records
  • Berlin based Swedish experimental pop artist Fågelle “Ingenting” single on Medication Time Records
  • UK electrik psych-folksters band of Gayle Brogan (Pefkin), Grey Malkin (Widow’s Weeds) and Stephen Stannard (The Rowan Amber Mill), AKA Meadowsilver “Garland Queens and Old Straw Bears” single
  • Castres, France kraut /post-punk /garage /psychedelic rock band Lait Fraise “White Floor” from the album “Flesh And Bots”
  • Seattle, Wa chamber pop /cinematic /sophisti-pop /dream pop duo Mr. and Mrs. Muffins “Tokyo feat. Alessandra Rose” from the new vinyl 12″ album “The Manhattan Slide and Other Songs for Dream Dancing” on blue-very label
  • French/Canadian lo-fi /indie /dream pop 4-piece Passage Intérieur “Enlight, Dark” from debut s/t EP
  • Preston, UK new wave /dream pop /noir pop duo White Flowers “Are You” title track from the upcoming EP “Are You” on Tough Love
  • San Francisco/Los Angeles dream pop/slowcore/shoegaze/fuzz folk duo of Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, Art Museums, The Reds, Pinks & Purples, The Telephone Numbers) and Jem Fanvu (Tune Yards collaborator), aka VACANT GARDENS “Field of Vines” from the upcoming 2-track 7″ single “Field of Vines/He Moves Through Mountains” via Tough Love
  • Californian bedroom psych /shoegaze /dream pop project of songwriter and producer Pete Pagonis along with vocalist Nicola Missing, AKA The Ocean Greys “For This Moment” from the EP “Where To Now”
  • El Paso, TX Avant-Pop /Indie Rock project by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of shoegaze band EEP, The Rosie Varela Project “Fault Line from the upcoming debut album “What Remains” on Hogar Records
  • Helsinki, Finland gothy dreampop /synthpop act PEARLY DROPS “Get Well” single
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico dream pop /synth-pop artist Betty Taylor AKA Velvet Vision “Silver City” single
  • French synthpop /chanson française /electro pop singer-songwriter MINA SANG “Mystère magnifique (dans la nuit)” single
  • New York based dream-pop /dreamgazer /synth-pop solo project of Dani Mari, aka PRIMITIVE HEART “Underground” new single “Escape” on Shore Dive Records
  • Italian lo-fi /bedroom pop/ surf rock /dream pop/indie duo GO HAWAII “Kelowna” from the upcoming “Trespass” album
  • Miami, FL indie rock /dream pop band AIRHOCKEY “Grapefruit” single
  • Dutch dream pop /folktronica singer-songwriter from Utrecht, Robin Kester – ‘Leave Now’ single
  • Rochester, Minnesota dream-pop duo VANSIRE “Vivienne (w/ MUNYA)” single
  • London based indie-pop moniker of Bobby Wratten (THE FIELD MICE, NORTHERN PICTURE LIBRARY and TREMBLING BLUE STARS), aka LIGHTNING IN A TWILIGHT HOUR “Leaf Fall Is Over” from the album “Overwintering” on Elefant Records
  • Newport, UK synthpop /new wave /indie pop homemade solo project of Rob Morgan, aka Honeybourne “Radio Silence” from “Solutions And Suggestions” EP
  • Early 90s Athens, Greece electronic /indie-pop duo The Crooner – “I Wish I Were A Jet” single on Make Me Happy
  • Leicester, UK based experimental gazey-indie-dream-pop band Dayflower “Dance Dizzy (Saxx Laws Version)” from the “Popping Candy” EP (Expanded Edition)
  • Cologne, Germany indie /dream pop trio WILDIVE “Modern Healing” from “Pale Gods” EP
  • Bedroom dream pop /shoegaze solo project of Costa Rican musician Arío Rojas, AKA Lentamente – “Los Días Que Espero” from the Split single “Sin Festividad Alguna” with Frank Noguera
  • Norwegian emo /jangle /indie rock band from Oslo, FLIGHT MODE “Togetherness” from the upcoming “Torshov, ’05” EP on Sound As Language.
  • Austin, TX Lo-Fi /Post-Punk /Dream-Pop solo project EVNTYD “Beautiful” single.
  • Brisbane, Australia dream indie pop solo project AJI “Streetlights” single
  • Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand jangle/dream pop project The Biirthday Party ‘toomuchcoffee’ from the debut album ‘stayalonewithmyloveliesfriend’
  • Michigan twee /C86 /indie-pop outfit THE PHOTOCOPIES “Scooter Girl” from the EP “Quadruple A-side”
  • Exeter, UK indie-rock solo project of Muncie Girls‘ singer/songwriter, Lande Hekt “Octopussy (The Wedding Present)” off of 2-track 7″ single on Get Better Records
  • Georgia based dreampop project by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bailey Crone, AKA Bathe Alone “Waste It” single
  • Belgium-based shoegaze /psych-pop/ dream-pop band lead by Joachim Liebens, The Haunted Youth “Shadows” single
  • Melbourne, Australia dream pop /jangle pop /surfgaze 4-piece Blanco Tranco “Devil’s Ivy” single
  • Four-piece indie pop band based in the Bay Area, TORREY “Recording 119″ from the cassette album “Something Happy” on Discontinuous Innovation Inc.
  • Scottish/Spanish indie /jangle pop duo Andrew Taylor and Gonzalo Marcos, AKA The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness “Open Up the Box” single on Bobo Integral
  • Toronto, Ontario indie rock /dream pop /jangle pop /band Earthly Remains “Wolves” title track from the debut EP “Wolves”
  • Greenfield, Massachusetts shoegaze /indie /dream /jangle pop outfit Crystal Meadows “We can get away from here” from the debut “Fall to pieces” EP
  • Toronto, Canada new wave /guitar pop duo The Holiday Crowd “Party Favours” from the upcoming 7″ single “Party Favours / Bullet Train” on Shelflife Records.
  • Californian indie rock /slowcore trio Duster “Familiar Fields” from the fourth album “Together” on Numero Group
  • Cincinnati, Ohio psych/shoegaze trio SLOW GLOWS “Cast a Shadow” from the upcoming album “But What Do I Know”
  • Los Angeles‘ indie rock /slowcore /shoegaze trio MILLY “Illuminate” single on Dangerbird Records
  • Seoul, South Korea dream pop /shoegaze 4-piece FOG “Vice Back” from “Unreleased Demo 16-19” album
  • Indiana Shoegaze/Dream Pop duo WHIMSICAL “Quicksand” from the album “Melt” on Shelflife Records (USA) and Through Love Records (Europe)
  • Brazilian shoegaze 4-piece JUSTINE NEVER KNEW THE RULES “Avalanche” 2-track single on midsummer madness
  • Los Angeles, Ca emo /indie rock /shoegaze trio XO “Shine” single
  • Doncaster, UK psych /space rock /shoegaze band 93MillionMilesFromTheSun “We Are Left Behind (Demo)” from the collection of demos and alternative versions “Why Do We Fall Apart (Demos)”
  • Wattignies, France dream pop /shoegaze solo project Jōetsu Shore “Silver Machine” from the 5th LP “Underworld”
  • US ambient /metal /shoegaze solo project Sadness “Late spring true love” from the single “Our time is here”
  • ChileanVenezuelan shoegaze /dream pop producer (member of the band Coloresantos), ASMRBRUJO (feat. Polar Lows) “Humaling” debut single on Sello Fisura
  • Rennes, France Ambient /Bedroom /Shoegaze /Jangly Dream Pop project of Origan member Correntin Cornieres, AKA Les Yeux Mi-Clos “Fck la drogue” from the CD EP “No clue” on Melotron Records
  • Los Angeles psych-pop/ shoegaze solo project HAYIEN “If You Smile” single
  • US lo-fi /noise-pop /shoegaze solo project Alcoholic Aunt “Who?” from the second LP “Fresh Air”
  • Dreamy surf-pop from Scottish musician David Skimming based in South Korea, LUNAR ISLES “Bloom” from the new EP “Visitor”
  • 1996 founded Indonesian dream pop /shoegaze 4-piece based in Bandung lead by Ajie Gergaji, TheMILO “Romantic Purple (Demo Version)” off of the 4-track cassette EP with different version of “Romantic Purple” single released 2 decades ago, on Anoa Records
  • Houston, TX indie-pop /post-punk /shoegaze /dream pop trio Astragal “Ponte Vedra” off the debut LP “Pure Cashmire”
  • Oakland, Ca ethereal /post-punk /dreampop 4-piece Parallel “Drench” from cassette debut s/t album on Cherub Dream Records
  • Brooklyn, NYC based ethereal post-punk / shoegaze / dreampop band lead by Californian Ryan Santos Phillips, Spirits of Leo “Patience” single
  • Toronto, Ontario new wave /indie pop artist GRAE “Boxes” single
  • Atlanta, Georgia indie /psych pop 4-piece Mamalarky “Will i See U?” single on Fire Talk
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia noise /indie rock 4-piece Шумозавры – “Предел” single on Raw Pop Syndicate
  • Champaign, IL power pop /indie rock 4-piece NECTAR “Ponytail” from the upcoming “No Shadow” LP on Lauren Records.
  • Chicago, Illinois indie rock quartet Beach Bunny “Fire Escape” from the upcoming album “Emotional Creature” on Mom+Pop
  • London, UK indie-folk-rock duo Bear’s Den – “Blue Hours” title track from the “Blue Hours” EP on Communion Records                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Oslo, Norway bedroom indie-pop artist Ea Othilde ‘I Couldn’t Be There’ sophomore single.                               
  • Irish indie-rock 4-piece from Dublin, Pillow Queens ‘Well Kept Wife’ from the upcoming sophomore LP ‘Leave The Light On’ on Royal Mountain
                   
  • Bristol, UK indie-rock-pop-folk artist Katy J Pearson “Talk Over Town” first single from the upcoming second LP “Sound Of The Morning” on Heavenly Recordings
  • Nashville, Tennessee dream pop /indie rock band *repeat repeat “Soft” from the single “Soft // Hmm Feels Like”
  • FrancoBelgian psych garage punk band VISION 3D “Je Vais Te Dire” from the album “Hypnose” co-released by Six Tonnes De Chair Records, Rockerill Records & Belly Buttons
  • UK electro-acoustic /folk /chamber pop /neo-classical artist Anne Garner “All Wounds” from the album “Dear Unknown” on Slowcraft Records

 

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