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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – MAY #21-22

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Copenhagen, Denmark lo-fi /twee /indie pop duo appleseeds! “someone to talk to” from the first 2-track ‘DEMO’

A new DIY duo from Copenhagen with a name dedicated to the timeless lo-fi female-fronted indie-poppers Ruth PO!, who to us aficionados of Ruth’s Refrigerators, The Chrysanthemums, The Deep Freeze Mice and everything that revolved around Leicester‘s Rutland Records galaxy from the late 70s onwards, can only immediately draw our attention. Above all the scruffy raw 2 tracker demo recorded on a phone of sparkling and spontaneously handcrafted twee-pop sounds very enticing. swaying stark, obsessive riffs shred anxious tinny shimmering auras around high breathy female vocals and minimal baritone moans to fall deeply into the comforting idea of having “Someone to talk to.” Delicious!

  • El Paso, TX Avant-Pop /Indie Rock project by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of shoegaze band EEP, The Rosie Varela Project “My Sunshine” from the upcoming debut album “What Remains” on Hogar Records

Rosie Varela from El Paso‘s shoegazers EEP is approaching with geometric gait the release of her genre-defying soulful and melodic first solo album. She suggested to me “My Sunshine” as one of the most reverb-laden tracks from the LP, and in fact, steady drums lead outflowing waves of shimmering distortions organically integrating with swirling bright keyboard nostalgia and 70s tinged-whining and wiry guitar leads to infuse lysergic sun-dazzled emotive rays around cool celestial breaths to embrace angsty vocals falling desperate through a turbulent swarm of distorted obsessions, whilst pain-filled, cutting emotions bleed helpless tragedies from the lovelorn lyrical confession betwixt male and female fears left shivering, cold and alone.

  • French lo-fi post-rock /dream pop /noise rock /shoegaze solo project Ruined Church “Bleak” single

French one-man band delivers stark, haunting, and menacing yet at the same time wistfully blissful noise-filled shoegaze. The new single casts dirty, fuzzy and grungy gusts of melancholic ecstatic guitar distortion floating around harsh, detached distorted vocals releasing bitter breaths of fear into a relentless churning momentum of “Bleak” visions.

  • UK instrumental collaborative project combining the talents of Martin Newell (Cleaners from Venus) and Rachel Love (formerly of the trio Dolly Mixture), AKA The Light Music Company “The Midwife Cycles Home” from the Cdr 6-track EP “Housewives’ Favourites”
  • Athens, Greece trip-hop /cinematic dark jazz group Kinetoscope Ensemble “Wicked Game (feat. Anne Marie)” single
  • Antwerp, Belgian ambient /ethereal electro pop duo of Jan and Sis Matthé, AKA Stacks “Above Ground” from the upcoming LP “Love and Language” on Knekelhuis
  • Oslo, Norway indie /dream pop solo project Yndling “Plants” from the deluxe version of Yndling’s debut S/T EP plus two bonus tracks.
  • Naples, Italy Darkwave /Shoegaze /Dreampop project of musician Francesco Candia (Trees) and lyricist Paolo D’Addio, AKA Population 2 “She Turned Home Alone” loosely inspired by Christina Georgina Rossetti‘s poem “Goblin Market”, written in 1862.
  • UK indie folk singer-songwriter Naima Bock “Toll” from the upcoming LP “Giant Palm” on Sub Pop Records / Memorials of Distinction
  • Australian psychedelic folk /dream-gaze duo Nėris “In Between It All” (Nėris – Tape Recordings vol.1)
  • New York based bedroom pop /dream pop duo BUBBLE TEA AND CIGARETTES “Leap” single from the upcoming LP “There’s Nothing But Pleasure” on Elefant Records
  • Seattle, WA indie rock /doo wop /surf rock trio LA LUX “Endless Afternoon” off of upcoming 2-track 7″ single “Endless Afternoon b/w San Fernando Shadow Blues” on Hardly Hard
  • Early ’70s Peruvian Northern Soul /Pop singer Monik “Maybe I Know” (Lesley Gore cover) from “Maybe I Know” EP 7″ (1973) on Vampisoul                                                                                                           
  • Helsinki, Finland surf rock 5-piece band Mary Ann Hawkins “Summer Night” from the s/t album on Svart Records
  • Volkhov, Russia post-rock /black-gaze /shoegaze project by the guitarist of Olhava, Trna, AKA Reverb On Repeat “03” from first EP “demo” (April 2022)
  • Jacksonville, FL lo-fi /noise rock /shoegaze 4-piece ROSEWILDER “Understand” single                                                   
  • Beijing, China dream-pop /noise pop /shoegaze band 缺省 [DEFAULT] – 平原 (The Plain) – single on SJ-records
  • San Francisco dream pop /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 “He Moves Through Mountains” from the 2-track 7″ single “Field of Vines / He Moves Through Mountains” via Tough Love.
  • Californian indie/dream pop project of Dale (Some Gorgeous Accident, Apple Orchard) and Connie (Carnival Park), aka THE SUMMER TRIANGLE “Cassiopeia” from the 2-track single “Cassiopeia/ Nimbus Clouds”             
  • UK synthpop /new wave /indie pop homemade solo project of Rob Morgan, AKA Honeybourne “Catch” from the remastered 1994 album (plus 8 bonus tracks) “Songs About Girls”
  • Los Angeles based indie /dream pop /synthpop project of composer, and producer John Girgus (Sarah Records’ Aberdeen, Languis, Non Ultra Joy), The Legendary House Cats “When I First Met You” single
  • Leeds, UK synth indie drone-rock DIY band by ex-members of The Blanche Hudson Weekend / The Manhattan Love Suicides, AKA The Edible Eyes ” (It’s Always) December In My Dreams” from the upcoming V/A “Signals, Wires & Amplifiers 2” compilation on Next Phase : Normal Records.
  • South Carolina indie pop /synthpop solo project of Jamey Bozeman, AKA Golf Slang “In Even Strokes” off of the upcoming EP ‘How I Lost My Voice’ out on 6/03 via Velvet Blue Music.
  • Madrid based, Fuerteventura-bred disco /dream pop /synth-pop artist CRISTINA QUESADA “The Only One” single from the upcoming new album “Dentro Al Tuo Sogno” on Elefant Records
  • Gothenburg, Sweden Balearic /Indie /Dream Pop /Synthpop duo Oskar Engström and Filip Spetze (Holograms), PREMIERE “Sunkissed” single [Hybris]                                                                                                        
  • Krasnodar, Russia dub /electronic /experimental pop project of Nikolai Dolgov, AKA пайта “А эта песня” single
  • Toronto, Canada lo-fi /jangle /indie pop band NUTRIENTS “Nauseous” from the upcoming album “Different Bridges” on Earth Libraries
  • Gothenburg, Sweden post-punk /synth-pop /indie rock 4-piece BEVERLY KILLS “Amor Fou” second single from the upcoming new album “Kaleido” on Welfare Sounds & Records
  • Easthampton, MA based minimalist lo-fi jangle guitar pop project of Jimmy Hewitt (formerly Orca Orca), LOST FILM “Big talk” new single
  • Winnipeg, Canada shoegaze /indie rock /dream pop band Living Hour “Feelings Meeting (ft. Jay Som)” from the upcoming LP “Someday is Today” on Next Door Records
  • Budapest, Hungarian new wave /shoegaze /dream pop collective Mayberian Sanskülotts “Halogen” from the new LP “God Tiger Need Chemical Works”
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina dream pop /shoegaze /indie rock trio TROMPOS “La Cuerdas” single
  • Bloomington, Indiana shoegaze /dream pop outfit Daguerreotype “Any Of Many” single
  • Belgium-based shoegaze /psych-pop/ dream-pop band led by Joachim Liebens, The Haunted Youth “Broken (Extended Version)” from upcoming debut LP on Mayway Records
  • Singapore‘s noise rock /dream pop /shoegaze band Coming Up Roses “Would You Ever” from the sophomore EP “Everything Is”
  • Ufa, Russian indie /shoegaze /dreampop all-girl band акульи слёзы [sharks tears] “31.05” single
  • Florence, Italy based grunge /shoegaze band of Brazilian musicians Denis Kandle and Ricardo Azevedo, DKANDLE “Flame” first single from the upcoming debut LP “Mondano”
  • Manchester, UK based Shoegaze /Alternative-Rock trio WILT “Blank Field” debut single from the upcoming collaborative self-titled EP featuring vocals by Thomas Lee & Mayzie Cocco Wallen of the Melbourne shoegaze outfit Oceans
  • Southern California dream pop band TWIN OAKS “Stranger” single from the upcoming third album ‘Strangers’ out later 2022.
  • Krakow, Poland shoegaze /dream pop band Stella Star – “Beast from the East” from the debut s/t EP                    
  • Peruvian indie rock /shoegaze /dream pop band CATERVAS “El Sonido” [single] on Automatic
  • Buffalo, NY alt /grunge /indie rock /shoegaze 4-piece PREVIOUS LOVE “Over It” new single.
  • Taipei, Taiwan dream pop /shoegaze band The Whisperer “Undo (feat. Su)” from “Casual Day” EP
  • Paris based dreamy /noise pop /shoegaze BretonAmericanSwedishBelgian 4-piece HEALEES “In Your Cave” from upcoming s/t debut EP on Hidden Bay Records
  • Melbourne shoegaze /dream pop trio DREAM ROOM “Frayed” second single
  • Los Angeles-based dream pop /shoegaze musician John Cudlip, AKA Launder “Become (feat. Soko)” from forthcoming LP “Happening” via Ghostly International.
  • Toronto‘s Dreampop /Shoegaze collaboration Prepare My Glider/Soft Set – “Old Friend” single
  • Tokyo, Japan Alternative Grunge /Noise Rock /Shoegaze band CIGARETTE in your bed “Tomorrow” third bi-monthly single on DIY cassette tape
  • UK dream pop /fuzz /psych /indie rock /shoegaze band from Southampton, SUPERDRONE “Someday” new track from forthcoming LP
  • Ottawa, Ontario indie rock /dream pop /post-punk /shoegaze solo project THREE PORTRAITS AND A PRAYER “Sepulchral Hearts (Feat. Robin Kenny)” new single
  • Pittsburgh, PA noise /shoegaze /indie rock band Ex Pilots “Thirty Days” 2-track cassette single on Smoking Room
  • Poland indie rock /shoegaze /’flopcore’ band MELTY “Soft Target” from the upcoming cassette EP “Post-Attractive Person” on Koty Records
  • Boston, Ma shoegaze /indie rock trio PET FOX “Only Warning” from the upcoming LP “A Face In Your Life” on Exploding In Sound Records
  • Spanish shoegaze /psych-pop 4-piece band from Barcelona, TEANA “SonnenKraut” off of upcoming 2-track 7″ single on Magic Mountain Records
  • Irish post-rock maestros GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT “From Dust to the Beyond” off of the upcoming live studio anniversary album, “The Beginning Of The End” on Napalm Records
  • San Diego, Ca shoegaze /noise rock solo project QUALI “Eraser” single from the upcoming LP “When the Dark Presses”
  • Dublin, Ireland space rock/shoegaze /psychedelic rock 5-piece MELTS “Spectral” from the upcoming debut LP “Maelstrom” on Mother Sky
  • Glasgow, Scotland indie rock singer-songwriter (Kevin McDermott Orchestra, The Suede Crocodiles, The Uncle Devil Show), Kevin McDermott “Tell Me” single
  • Maidstone, UK Jangle-pop /Indie guitar 4-piece band, THE SHOP WINDOW “Low” (ft. Beth Arzy on backing vocals) B-side from the upcoming 7″ single “Eyes Wide Shut” on Spinout Nuggets
  • UK lo-fi /folk /jangle /indie-pop singer-songwriter (1/3 of Milk Bottle Sympathy), Johny Nocash “Fifteen Feet” from the album “Chasing Last Year’s Snow” on Broken Down Records.
  • Glasgow, UK indie rock /shoegaze /dream-pop duo Simon Liddell (Frightened Rabbit, Olympic Swimmers) and Carla J Easton (TeenCanteen, The Vaselines), aka POSTER PAINTS “Into Your Arms” from “Blood Orange” EP on Ernest Jenning Record Co.
  • Italian lo-fi /experimental /jangle pop /dream pop solo project WAKE IN JUNE “The Spikes” from the upcoming s/t EP on Z Tapes
  • Salt Lake City, Utah bedroom /psych /dream pop duo Homephone “Meadow Drive” from the cassette album “Melon Collie” on UPHERE! Records
  • Philadelphia‘s psych-folk /dream pop 5-piece Pine Barons “ナイトクルージング” from upcoming LP “I LOVE FISH” (a tribute to 80s/90s cult Japanese band Fishmans) via Grind Select
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico bedroom pop /folktronica /art-pop duo Olivia Nowadays “If I Were a Dragonfly” from the cassette EP “My Plants Are Hanging on by a Thread”
  • Los Angeles based experimental pop solo project TOTAL HEAT “Get Started” single on Spirit Goth Records
  • Cardiff, Wales synthwave /indie rock 5-piece Morning Arcade “Dark Wave” single on Phwoar & Peace
  • Port Macquarie, Australia indie rock duo Royal Chant “Everything Everything” from the 9th album “Anyways and also Sorry”
  • Boston, Ma indie rock trio (former members of Scarce, Swirlies, and Pistolwhip), Nightspell “Phonebooth” single on Red on Red Records
  • San Jose, Ca-based indie rock project of Bean Tupou, AKA Try The Pie “Last of You” from the upcoming LP “A Widening Burst of Forever” on Get Better Records
  • Sidney, Australia indie guitar rock project of The Nature Strip‘s Pete Marley, AKA Marveline “Important Things” single
  • Toronto, Canada indie-rock 4-piece KIWI JR. “Night Vision” from the upcoming third LP “Chopper” on Sub Pop.
  • Californian indie rock /rock’n’roll 4-piece UNI BOYS “Downtown” from the double A-side single “I Wanna Rock You / Downtown” from the upcoming LP “Do It All Next Week” on Curation Records
  • Florida pop punk /power-pop duo Scott & Pat – “The Terrible Two’s” (Single) on Wellsville Records
  • Montreal, Quebec kick-ass all-female punk pop /rock power trio Les Shirley “Random Call” single
  • Moscow, Russia instrumental surf rock band The Sparks Boys “Dead Valley” from the album “Do You See The Sea?”
  • London based ambient /slowcore /folk singer-songwriter RAPT “Natural Light” (Casiotone For The Painfully Alone cover) from “Minor Places : Vol 1” [EP] on Z Tapes
  • Japanese instrumental post-rock band MONO “Kioku” from the original soundtrack for the feature-length documentary film “My Story, The Buraku Story (An Original Soundtrack)” via Temporary Residence Ltd.

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