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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – APRIL #17-22

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • San Antonio, TX post-grunge /noise rock /shoegaze solo project BLINDLACE “Lady Lust” from the sophomore 2-track single “Servant to flesh”

As clearly stated, inspired by the shoegazing noise-pop of Bay Area outfit Whirr from their final LP, “Feels like you”, Blindface‘s sophomore single combines invigorating noise, delicate emotive male/female vocal layers and rarefied melodies corroborated by a dense feeling of sadness. A nocturnal, desolate and bittersweet lullaby that weaves regretful, dreamy fuzzy guitar blankets, wafting in soft, somber, wandering introspections and agonising piercing ripples, through guilty confessions of lust and fear to encapsulate deep, dark emotional moods of misplaced anger and shame into a lyrical rebirth of cathartic melancholy.

  • Austin, TX experimental /shoegaze /dream pop female artist DOTTIE “Flood” new single

With sincere pleasure, we welcome the return of the Austin based artist after a challenging personal period, with a new atmospheric shoegazing single, “Flood”, rife with scintillating and vibrant notes full of intense heartfelt feelings that ceaselessly stir the soul and imagination. Keen, emotional, and reverberant guitar resonances swirl, swell, and flutter in dramatic encapsulating melodies of reflective introspection, to lift high, soft ethereal vocals into angsty breathes of free-floating catharsis. Dottie builds incisively mesmerizing wistful auras of moving intimacy with a sheer strength to pull beauty from pain by offering luminous rays of light and hope for the future.

  • Nashville based, Springfield, Oh native indie pop /surf /dreampop singer-songwriter Jack Landess “Mocean” single                                                                                                                                                                         

An endearing sun-baked combination of reflective dreamy moods and crystalline surf vibes, introduced by atmospheric crashing ocean swells, drive calm and clarity into a bittersweet ignition of wandering, carefree strummed and jangly guitar strings, swept in obsessive emotions around the detached angst of breathless vocal longings, left wishing for endless memories amid the ebb and flow of glistening waves.  

  • Italian shoegaze /dream pop /indie-rock /post-rock band from Naples lead by Andrea Caccese, Dead Rituals “Alaska (featuring A Shamisen Orchestra)” single
  • Montreal, Quebec ambient /post-rock instrumental one-man band Nrthrn “The World” from the EP “Endless Sail to the Edge of The World”
  • Guangdong, China ambient /shoegaze /post-rock instrumental solo project Hanhai Lanxi 瀚海瀾汐 | 请将我安葬于周一清晨 | from the EP Delusions 趣稚錄 | on Weary Bird Records
  • Kreuzlingen, Switzerland lo-fi post-punk /psych /indie rock solo project LUKE LOVER “Crab Sorrow (Part 2)” from the upcoming cassette s/t album on Hidden Bay Records and We Don’t Make It Records
  • L.A. based by the way of Montreal, Brussels-bred indie /shoegaze /dream pop singer /songwriter CARINA MESSIER “By A String” single
  • UK lo-fi /bedroom /dream /indie pop duo Harper – “Heavy Fog” second single from upcoming debut EP 
  • Boston, Massachusetts ethereal dream pop /indie folk band Paper Lady “Eve” single
  • Seattle, WA goth dark /doowop /soul /guitar pop duo Love & Pain “Exit Scene” single from the upcoming “It Comes In Waves” EP
  • Paris-based chamber pop /indie folk musician and composer formerly known as Hibou, AKA Éclo “Après” debut single
  • Swiss Rock-Electro /Trip Hop 4-piece from Lausanne, ETIENNE MACHINE “Descend” from the EP “Over & Out” on Hummus Records
  • Bristol, UK lo-fi /bedroom pop/ folk/psych-pop collective fronted by Oliver Wilde, PET SHIMMERS “Sonder” from the upcoming 2-track 7″ single “Sonder / Edgelord”                                                                                       
  • French bedroom /indie pop singer-songwriter from LilleJoni Île “Tu t’en sors toujours” from the album “Météorage”
  • Santiago, Chile dream pop /shoegaze /indie pop project of singer-songwriter Carlos Univaso, AKA Univaso “Dobles” single                                                                                                                                                             
  • Swedish indie-pop four-piece from Gothenburg, Holy Now ”Hold Me / Know Me” single on Lazy Octopus
  • Graz-based, Austrian post-punk /noise /dream pop /indie rock band Cryptic Commands “Trickster” from the third album “Long Distance Call” on Numavi Records
  • Perth, Australia ambient /kosmische /psychedelic synth duo Erasers “Away From It All” from the upcoming third LP “Constant Connection” on Night School and Fire Talk
  • Greek kraut /folk /psychedelic rock band from Athens, Dury Dava “Μετάλλαξη” from the upcoming second LP “Deluxe” on Inner Ear
  • New Orleans, Louisiana blues /garage /indie rock /psychedelic pop solo project of multi-instrumentalist Lex Condes (member of Leafdrinker), Rare Seed “(Sluice Your Mind)” from the debut album “Blue Basin”
  • Tokyo stoner /doom /kraut /psychedelic /space rock power trio Dhidalah “Sensoria 認識” on Guruguru Brain      
  • Beijing‘s psychedelic rock band Backspace “Face Mask Tragedy” from “Face of the Night” EP on Maybe Mars
  • Melbourne, Australia cinematic /trip-hop /indie guitar pop trio TELENOVA “Why Do I Keep You?” new single
  • Nottingham, UK 60s /beat /psychedelic pop band THE MARINERS “The Way I Feel” second single from The Mariners third album
  • Seattle, Wa indie surf rock doom trio Baywitch “Economicon” from the 3rd album “Apocatropica” via HALFSHELL RECORDS
  • NYC-based neo-surf jangle indie band COLATURA “King Kalm” from the debut LP “And Then I’ll Be Happy”
  • Berlin-based chamber pop/indie rock /kraut /folk /psych pop trio Fabian Simon & The Moon Machine “Summerhill” from the new album “Slap Back Baby” on Listenrecords
  • Melbourne based synthpop /indie pop band The Mirrors “Milly’s Song” single
  • Boston-founded, Brooklyn-based indie rock band Raavi “Lazy Susan” from the upcoming EP ‘It Grows On Trees’ via Beauty Fool Records
  • Poznań, Poland bedroom pop /noise rock /shoegaze duo (former members of Syndrom Paryski and Revive), RAW PLASTIC “Crying on a Surfboard” from the upcoming EP “Stuck” on New Morality Zine
  • French lo-fi indie noise pop solo project WOWEE – “Night Walks” from the cassette EP “Bold” on Ganache Records
  • Massachusetts-based experimental indie rock trio Editrix “One Truck Gone” from the upcoming new album “Editrix II: Editrix Goes To Hell” on Exploding In Sound Records
  • North Carolina goth rock /noise rock solo project Nyotaimori “2ez” from “Zero Sugar” album
  • London-based indie rock /pop punk band Breakup Haircut “Out Of My Way (I’m Not Getting On The Nightbus)” from the upcoming LP “Punk Dancing for Self Defence” on Reckless Yes
  • Charlottesville-based shoegaze /indie-rock 5-piece FILMS ON SONG “Still I Try” part of the upcoming “Sonatine” split tape EP with Work Wear via Warhen Records
  • Dallas, TX new wave /indie rock band (former members of St. Vincent, The Apples in Stereo, The War on Drugs, The Deathray Davies, Baboon and Daniel Johnston), MOTORCADE “Derelict Flag” from the new album “See You In The Nothing” on Idol Records
  • Stockholm‘s alt /indie pop /noise rock trio VERO “Cupid” from the upcoming debut “Unsoothing Interior” [LP] on PNKSLM Recordings
  • Norwegian fuzz noise-pop trio from Oslo, The Age of Colored Lizards “I Can See It (But I Can’t Feel It)” off of the new album “Scrap” on Sotron Records.
  • Chicago, Illinois lo-fi /indie /shoegaze /dream pop solo project COOL HEAT “Lately” 2nd single from the upcoming album on Spirit Goth
  • Canadian indie shoegaze /dream pop band, Crystal Eyes “A Dream I Had” from the sophomore album “The Sweetness Restored” on Bobo Integral
  • New York based DIY C86 /jangly /indie-pop duo Jeanines “Don’t Wait For A Sign” title track from the sophomore album “Don’t Wait For A Sign” on Slumberland Records
  • Somerville, Massachusetts jangle pop /indie rock /folk songwriter Doug Tuttle “While Keeping Alive” single
  • San Francisco, CA lo-fi/ surf /shoegaze /dream pop/ indie pop solo project of Justin Cheromiah aka High Sunn “Orchid Seed” new single on Spirit Goth
  • Philadelphia‘s shoegaze/ fuzzy /psych /dream pop 4-piece SO TOTALLY “Baby Step To Revenge” single
  • Gothenburg, Sweden post-punk /synth-pop /indie rock 4-piece BEVERLY KILLS “The Getaway” first single from the upcoming new album ‘Kaleido’ on Welfare Sounds & Records
  • Brooklyn, NY-based alternative rock /shoegaze 3-piece of Indian-origin, Minaxi “Adore(feat. Theadora Curtis)” from the upcoming vinyl 12″ album “Lazuleen” on Oscarson Records 
  • Lisbon, Portugal shoegaze /dreampop solo project of Ricardo Fiel, aka MOON COWBOY “Bliss” from the vinyl edition of 2021 EP “Hope” on Dreams Never End Records
  • Los Angeles psych /indie /dream pop 4-piece Supergloom “Cut the Ties” single
  • Columbus, Oh ambient /dream pop /shoegaze instrumental solo project from former Waterbox guitar player, Bryan Murphy, AKA SingingGum “Silver” from the EP “Sounds From Obscurity”
  • Florida based indie rock band, Leem of Earth “Southland” from the s/t album on Velvet Blue Music
  • Boston, Ma psych rock /post-punk /shoegaze/ indie rock solo project Idler Wheel “Matches” from upcoming third cassette album “Run Straight Down” on Candlepin Records
  • Houston, TX ambient /noise rock /dream pop /shoegaze foursome GLIA “Replicate” from V/A “Candlepin x Julia’s War” cassette compilation album from Candlepin Records & Julia’s War Recordings
  • Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania shoegaze /psych-pop /dreampop 4-piece Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms “Lynch” from the new LP “Animal”
  • Gateshead, UK based multinational shoegaze outfit Deflated Lovers “Shallow Breathing” debut single
  • Rotterdam-based post-rock /shoegaze /dream pop /noise-pop duo RESPLANDOR “Silencio” from the debut album “Tristeza” via Automatic Records
  • Los Angeles Psychedelic / Shoegaze solo project HAYIEN “Transcendental Meditation” single
  • Spanish shoegaze band from Barcelona, SALVANA “Tenue” from the upcoming first s/t EP on Magic In The Air Records
  • Chicago, IL emo /noise rock /shoegaze 4-piece band Griefeater “Polar Winter” from the debut EP “Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?”
  • Philadelphia‘s emo /shoegaze /post-hardcore 5-piece ASkySoBlack “Made Up Face” from “Autumn In The Water” EP on New Morality Zine
  • Thai shoegaze /dreamo /screamo band SOY “Yawa” from self-titled debut EP ‘Sin of Youth’.
  • Quebec City, Québec indie rock /shoegaze 5-piece band WORRY “To Love” from the 2-track single “Isolated / To Love”
  • Portland, Or alternative /shoegaze /post-hardcore 5-piece rock outfit (members of Wolf And Bear, Kind Eyes, Black Passage and former members of Dwellings, Arsonist Get All The Girls), LOCO HONEY “Beside The Night” from the upcoming debut s/t EP
  • Chicago, Il indie rock /shoegaze band Love Chemical “Together Again” from the debut LP “Light Rhythms for Counting Colors” album
  • Japanese dream pop /shoegaze band THE EARTH EARTH “Drapes” from s/t album on KiliKiliVilla
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia dreampop /shoegaze/ psychedelic band HAIKU GARDEN “Levitate” single on Kapa Records
  • Aarhus, Danish dreampop /indie rock /shoegaze trio Catch the Breeze ”Rise”, 2nd single from the upcoming full-length album ”Echoes from the Underground” on Slowburn Music                                                           
  • Chinese indie /post-punk /psychedelic rock band Riot in School “Wet Dream Valley” single from upcoming LP on Maybe Mars
  • Norwich, UK psych-pop 4-piece Floral Image “Dial In” new single
  • Sidney, Australia experimental electronic pop outfit, Honey 2 Honey “Honey” from the debut LP “To Water A Road” on Moontown Records
  • Brooklyn, NY bedroom pop /goth pop /bubble synth-pop producers Allyson Camitta (Turtlenecked) and Ezra Tenenbaum (EZTV), Shallowhalo “Yesterday’s Toy” the first single from the upcoming album “No Fun” via Dino Records
  • Los Angeles dream pop /synthpop project of vocalist /producer Alyssa Midcalf, AKA Primer “Feel The Way I Do” from the sophomore LP “Incubator” on Egghunt Records

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