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

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Australian indie rock /shoegaze 3-piece band from Brisbane, Sacred Blue “Falling” from the new EP “Autumn”

Brisbane‘s Sacred Blue returns immersive emotional-ridden psychedelic slow-burner “Falling”, recalling the murky yet sparkling lysergic introspection of Kendra Smith-David Roback’s Opal, to explore winding spectral apocalyptic realms stirred by ominous bleak pinpoint bass pulses and scattered drum beats, scratched by persistent vibrant abrasive distorted guitar riffs rumbling and brooding in obsessive pain, amid stark, dire, heart-rending leads, to sharpen the tragic beauty of hopeless female vocals into a desperate forlorn swell of shattered dreams, guiding her way to the edge of boundless obsession.

  • Portland, OR bedroom /ethereal /dream pop /fuzzy /shoegaze solo project Animal Ghosts “Stellar” from the upcoming vinyl 12″ album “Wallow”

Portland‘s one-man band introduces the upcoming full-length album in the finest way, chiselling an ever more intoxicating and refined dizzy alchemy of ecstatic bittersweet melodies along with Madchester-like syncopated pace, as irresistibly immediate as it is introspective and enveloping, that coalesce organically with swelling basslines and a shimmering lush swarm of distorted loud guitar riffs, swathed in dazzling flashing loops, over wobbly rolling off-beat rhythmic patterns, to float with swirls of high-pitched disorienting emotional intensity around hypnotic soft breathy vocals oozing angsty longings into a fuzzy sway of lost dreams.

  • Stockholm, Sweden indie /noise rock 4-piece (former members of Dead Vibrations, Twin Pigs, Tiger Bell, Mary’s Kids and Boris and The Jeltsins), DULL “This Is Going South” from the debut single “This Is Going South / Dive Deep Down” on Startracks

Hailing from well-known stalwart bands from the Swedish capital’s underground music scene, the new noise-rock 4-piece band combine tense and slightly dissonant ‘sonic’ guitar riffs rife with Sonic Youth vibes, urgent energetic rhythms, and a good dose of hallucinating frenzy and punk anger to augment the evocative impact. The lead track, “This Is Going South”, ignites a searing whirlwind of tight pummeling rhythms propelling loud distorted, disgruntled guitar riffs laced with winding droning guitar strains that writhe and jerk, shredding angst and aggression through tumultuous sways of caustic, moody female rants, screaming and longing for better days amidst the total annihilation of love.

  • Ipswich, UK Shoegaze /Dream Pop /Post-Rock /Electronica project of Matt Catling, AKA Under The Sun “Ride Into A Dream” from the CD album “Dream” on Shore Dive Records
  • French post-rock band L’Effondras “The Grinding Wheel (live session)” off of 12″ vinyl album “L’Effondras | Stellar Frequencies Sessions” via Stellar Frequencies co-produced with Medication Time Records
  • 6-piece Stockholm based melodic post-rock band Star of Heaven “The Eye” single
  • UK electrik psych-folksters trio Gayle Brogan (Pefkin), Grey Malkin (Widow’s Weeds) and Stephen Stannard (The Rowan Amber Mill), AKA Meadowsilver “Garland Queens and Old Straw Bears” from the upcoming album “II” on Millersounds
  • Brooklyn, NY psych /shoegaze /dreampop /electronic musician-composer Marjorine “Sleepy Monsters” from “Mattress 4 U” EP
  • Portland, Or post-rock /shoegaze solo project OVERLY “Effortless” debut single
  • Brisbane, Australia shoegaze /dream-pop project of Julian Francis Pearce AKA J. Francis “Memories Never Fade” first single from the upcoming album, “Still In Love With Dreams”.
  • Ontario, Canada indie rock /dream pop artist Flower Face “Paper Doll” from the LP “The Shark in Your Water” on Nettwerk
  • Austin‘s bedroom pop /dream pop 5-piece Why Bonnie “90 In November” title track from the upcoming LP “90 In November” via Keeled Scales
  • England shoegaze /dreampop project of Staffordshire-based producer/musician Jamie Duddy, DREAMBACK “Sometimes” single
  • Toronto-based indie /dream-pop band Tallies “Special” new single from the band’s forthcoming second album “Patina” via Bella Union and Kanine Records
  • Norwegian dream pop /psych-pop duo of Megaphonic Thrift members Linn Frøkedal and Richard Myklebust from Bergen, MISTY COAST “Brainchild” single on FysiskFormat
  • Seoul, South Korea indie /electro-pop /dream pop singer-songwriter Oh Heejung 오희정 “그래 잘가 ( OK, See you )” from the album “Welcome” on MOrecords
  • Boston, Ma lo-fi indie bedroom pop LAYZI “Ego” single on Spirit Goth
  • Brussels, Belgium trip-hop /indie rock /dream pop band HOAR “Different Blue” second single
  • Leeds, UK dream pop /noise pop /shoegaze /psych-pop band HINATA “Human Contact” single
  • Chicago, Illinois lo-fi /indie /shoegaze /dream pop solo project COOL HEAT “Slow Burn” single on Spirit Goth
  • Manchester, UK post-punk /psych /electronic /shoegaze duo The KVB “Lumens (Trentemøller Remix)” on Invada.
  • Totnes, UK new wave /kraut /dream pop 3-piece Pale Blue Eyes “Globe” from the upcoming “Souvenirs” album on Full Time Hobby
  • Nashville, TN psychedelic pop band The Mango Furs “Mary Flies Around The Sun” single
  • UK psych /existential indie pop band from Abergele and Liverpool, GINTIS “Four Movements” from the album (the first in 11 years) “Hope Is All We Have” on Mai 68 Records
  • Adelaide, Australia indie pop /vintage pop solo project of Jachin Mee, AKA Quebec Echo “I’m Thinking Of You” from the album “Pretend They’re All For You”
  • Italian shoegaze /dream pop /indie-rock /post-rock band from Naples led by Andrea Caccese, AKA Dead Rituals “Sober” single
  • Atlanta, Georgia indie /psych pop 4-piece Mamalarky “You Know I Know” single on Fire Talk.
  • Grand Rapids, Mi art-rock /synthpop duo In The Valley Below “Candy Hearts” single
  • North Wales psychedelic Indie band lead by singer-songwriter Scott Marsden, HOLY COVES “Grey” single on Yr Wyddfa Records.
  • Durham, UK indie-rock 4-piece MARTHA “Please Don’t Take Me Back” new 2-track single
  • San Francisco, Ca indie jangle minimal pop duo of Carly Putnam (The Oilies, The Mantles) and Glenn Donaldson (The Reds Pinks and Purples, The Telephone Numbers), aka HELPFUL PEOPLE “Empty Heads”
    from the first EP “Broken Blossom Threats” on Burundi Cloud Music
  • French dream pop /indie pop band led by Thierry Haliniak, aka MY RAINING STARS “The Way Things Turn” from the upcoming second album “89 Memories”, a co-release between Shelflife (US) and Discos de Kirlian (Spain).
  • Portland, Or Devan Köchersperger’s solo indie /dream pop project (AKA Spring Reverb), AKA Grave Pool “You Should All Be Murdered” (Another Sunny Day, 1989) from the cover EP “Replications”
  • UK indie popular beat combo featuring former members of The Bodines (Creation Records), Bison and The Soil Brothers, aka MAMTOR “Horse To Water” debut single
  • Danish grungey /Noise-Rock trio from Copenhagen, The Entrepreneurs “Flat Earth” from the new single “Flat Earth / Feathers” on Crunchy Frog
  • London, UK based lo-fi synth /indie rock band led by San Diego-native singer-songwriter Jeremy Jay, Septembers “The Locket” title track from the debut album “The Locket”
  • Russian indie rock /new wave /post-punk trio from Saint PetersburgДурной Вкус (Durnoy Vkus) “Атмосферное давление” from EP “III”                                                                                                                                                   
  • Dunedin, New Zealand alt /psych /indie rock group formed in 1989, Das Phaedrus “Turkish and Domestic” from the album “Dark Winning”
  • Berlin, Germany new wave /dark indie rock band The Halo Trees “The Last Nite” from the EP “Reverberations Of A Gloomy Summer”
  • Japanese emo /shoegaze outfit Miyuki – ビール – from Miyuki / Ishinoinu split EP on 石の犬
  • UK Indie /Shoegaze duo from Hastings, CODER “Better Days” from the debut EP
  • Danish Shoegaze /Stoner /Indie Rock project of composer-producer Dirk Bezerk, AKA Dirk “Blacksheep” from “FurtherBye” EP on HaloHouse
  • Houston, TX indie rock /emo outfit Quo Vadis “Coagulate” from the upcoming EP “Goodbye, April” on Maxiecore Records
  • Hamburg, Germany kraut /psychedelic /shoegaze 5-piece MELTING PALMS “Orchard’s Lie” from the upcoming album “Noise Between The Shades”.
  • Ottawa, Canada grunge /shoegaze /indie rock duo SOFTCULT “Frances Farmer will have her revenge on Seattle” (Nirvana cover)
  • Houston, Texas shoegaze /slowcore outfit Bedlocked “Talk” single
  • Norfolk, Virginia goth /shoegaze /slowcore trio GONE “Disappear” off of the debut album “Fever Dream” on Crafting Room Recordings and heavenly creature records
  • Californian heavy shoegaze rockers from Madera, Citrus “Crush” from 2-track “Citrus Demo”
  • California‘s noise rock /shoegaze project of Christopher Glenn (Topher Blair/Koot Hoomi), AKA Mansfield After Arson “Waves” from “Waves/Wish” EP
  • Siena, Italy electronic /new wave /post-rock /shoegaze trio BRAIN RAGU “Drugs don’t Work” from the LP “GAZE AT THE SUN” on Miracle Waves
  • Alt-rock /shoegaze band from Freehold, New Jersey, ALL UNDER HEAVEN “Alley Cat” from double A-side cassette single “Don’t Suffer Alone / Alley Cat”
  • São Paulo, Brazil indie /alt /shoegaze 4-piece band CHAMA “Satisfez” from the new EP “Bem-Vinda à Vida”.
  • Brooklyn, NY-based alternative /grunge /dream-pop /shoegaze band, Minaxi “Lost In The Water” from the upcoming LP “Lazuleen”
  • Ufa, Russian indie /shoegaze /dreampop all-girl band акульи слёзы [sharks tears] “обидно и больно | hurtful and painfully” from the album “ссадины | abrasions”
  • Italian Indie Rock /Psych / Shoegaze band from Naples, Mary’s Restless Dream “Sun Red Sun” from “Ghost Shadows” EP
  • New York‘s Grunge-gaze /Shoegaze 5-piece band VELVET “Sunflower” from “Where I Saw You Last” EP
  • Mexico City shoegaze /psych-rock band THE LSDAYS “Who Cares” single.
  • Spanish progressive /space /psychedelic rock /folk band from LA Coruña, Galicia, MOURA “Baile do dentón” from the LP “Axexan, espreitan” on Spinda Records
  • Arizona bedroom pop /indie rock /dream-pop musician-songwriter Hayden Casey “Seventeen” from the sophomore album “Calamities”
  • Austin, TX lo-fi /shoegaze /indie rock 4-piece led by Sarah Ronan (former Naked Tungs), Queen Serene “Better Things from the single “Better Things / Waiting Room”
  • Derby, UK indie /psychedelic /rock’n’roll band The Telephones “Pale Saints Again” from the album “Prosaic Turbulence”
  • Montreal, Québec indie rock /synthpop band STARS “Hoping” from the album “From Capelton Hill”
  • Lo-fi /60s /indie pop /psych /jungle pop singer-songwriter and DIY musician from the UK, BLAKE “Lost Ground” from the album “The Book on Love” on Subjangle
  • Pop punk band from Springfield, IL. Starter Jackets “In Smithereens” from the upcoming Vinyl 12″ album “Dead Malls” on Rad Girlfriend Records
  • Úbeda, Spain Punk /Garage / Power-pop band Beta Máximo. “Busco corazones.” from “Spain vice.” EP
  • Gothenburg, Sweden garage rock /power pop 4-piece Psychotic Youth “Jag ska aldrig dö” single
  • Chicago‘s art rock /glam /indie rock 5-piece band The Handcuffs “Love Me While You Can” from the upcoming LP “Burn the Rails” on Pravda Records
  • Wellington, New Zealand indie rock project of creative Bianca Bailey, AKA Wiri Donna “No Follow Through” from the first EP “Being Alone”
  • 60s style Italian Garage Beat band, Lisa Beat and her Liars “La Decima Vittima” (instrumental cover of Minivip‘s ‘Miss Augusta’) from the upcoming “La Decima Vittima” vinyl EP on Area Pirata Rec
  • Slovenian spy instrumental /surf rock solo project of a member of The Star Time Playboys, Urban Zotel & The Thundertones “Thunderbeat” from the debut single “Urban Zotel & The Thundertones Go Surfin'” on Martin’s Garage Records
  • São Paulo, Brazilian Tropicalia /psych /Bossanova singer-songwriter SESSA “Canção da Cura” from the upcoming LP “Estrela Acesa” on Mexican Summer                                                                                       
  • Uruguayan Latin jazz /Bossanova /sunshine pop project of former 60s beat band Los Shakers brother duo Hugo & Osvaldo Fattoruso, AKA Hugo y Osvaldo “Poema De Las Cinco Rosas” first digital single taken from the upcoming vinyl reissue of 1969 album “La Bossa Nova de Hugo y Osvaldo” on Guerssen Records.
  • Copenhagen, Denmark ambient /new age /dreamwave /experimental synthesist and composer Sofie Birch “Humidity (feat. Nana Pi)” from the album “Holotropica” on Intercourse

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