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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – July #29-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Brooklyn, NY ambient /dream pop /psych /indie rock /shoegaze /alternative rock trio MINAXI “Barsaate (feat. Milan Ganatra)” from upcoming EP “Sialia” 
     

Minaxi‘s new EP “Sialia” is an imaginative array of diverse enveloping and magnetic aural landscapes, in seamless hypnotic alchemy of synthetic and organic, that wander sinuously back and forth between sparkling, soaring swirl of reverb-drenched guitars and dreamy vocal harmonies underpinned by solid rhythmic textures, whispered neo-acoustic atmospheric interludes of placid calm, and tabla-fueled mesmeric reveries infused with bewitching ethnic ancestral scents, to form a captivating multifaceted journey permeated by luminous alluring charm and hazy esoterism, a significant piece of work rich in gripping and immersive sonic nuances, further enriched by a triad of ambient, downtempo, techno remixes for good measure, proof of a band in constant growth. Absolutely pick a copy of the cool DIY blue tape directly from the band.

  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma indie rock /shoegaze /dream-pop trio MAD HONEY “I Won’t Go Easy” new single from the upcoming debut LP “Satellite Aphrodite” on Cowboy 2.0 Records

The new single from Oklahoma City‘s dream-poppers is a fuzzier, more hazily distorted shoegazey affair than the previous ones, yet equally catchy and emotional. Magnetic woozy female vocals release high breathless dreams and angsty falling broods lilting with an evocative ebb and flow of vibrant, glistening guitar melodies to elicit a sunny, carefree, summer daze.                    

  • Brisbane, Australia ambient /shoegaze /dream pop solo project of Jade Tyers, aka RELAY TAPES “Comedown” new single.

The solo project of Jade Tyers now got a good habit of being consistently more bewitching song by song. Amid a tense, throbbing bass and off-tempo dry beats, a surging sway of energetic yet atmospheric, reverb-drenched emotionally piercing guitar melodies wander along a fine line between wakefulness and sleep, churning tumultuously under the dreamy, sad female vocals releasing coy angst and falling dreams into a breathless, dark ethereal plea for love.

  • Santa Cruz, Ca based ambient /exotica /surf /psych /downtempo /electronic musician Wiki Chaves “Hollywood” from upcoming instrumental album “Raíz” on The Slow Music Movement Label
  • Portland, Or ambient /electronic /harp /experimental pop artist Sage Fisher aka Dolphin Midwives “Clearing” from the LP Body Of Water” on Beacon Sound
  • UK indie /psychedelic folk collaboration between Laura J Martin and Lavinia Blackwall (Trembling Bells), aka WYNDOW “Pulling On A String” (Single)
  • Portland, Or Dreampop/Psych-Goth/Post-Punk duo Monet Alarie (OVER) and Ashkelon Sain (Trance To The Sun, Soriah, Devoured By Flowers), aka Trance To The Moon “Icicles & Fumaroles” from “Except In Dreams” EP
  • Christchurch, NZ shoegazey-dream-pop project of Annemarie Duff (ex Miniatures), aka T. G. Shand “Lemony” new single
  • Grenoble, France shoegaze /indie /dream pop band, SO MANY LINES “A sugar and a spoon” from “Wasting time imagining a future” EP
  • Montreal, Quebec dreampop solo project of Josianne Boivin, aka MUNYA “Pour Toi” (Single) on Luminelle
  • Portland, Or dream pop/post-punk/art-rock duo LORE CITY “Your Love” from the new album “Participation Mystique”
  • New Orleans, Louisiana ethereal dreampop songwriter, pianist /producer, arranger Laura Fisher “Fiction” from upcoming 7″ single “Fiction / La Belle Indifference” on Strange Daisy Records
  • California indie pop band led by Chase Eiseman, The Happy Toads “L’homme de Crème Glacéé” (Single)
  • Californian indie /dream pop project of Dale Marquez (Some Gorgeous Accident, Apple Orchard) and Connie Francis (Carnival Park), THE SUMMER TRIANGLE “Stardust” (bonus track) from the ltd. CD edition plus 2 bonus tracks of the debut S/T EP on Melotron Recordings
  • Cincinnati, Ohio dreamgaze /dream rock trio SUNGAZE “Slow The Burn” new single from the upcoming debut LP “This Dream”
  • Melbourne, Australia dream pop /shoegaze /indie-pop duo GRAZER “Without You” new single on Cascine
  • Texas shoegaze /new wave /dream pop goth solo project of Sydney Moore aka The Dream Is Dead “Love Is Telling Someone When To Stop” from the cassette edition of the debut “The dream is dead again” EP via Crafting Room Recordings
  • L.A. gazey post-punk /dream pop duo GHOST TAIL “Candle” new single
  • Augusta, Georgia electronic /indie /dreampop/acoustic duo Moody Bats “Don’t Break My Heart” from the single Don’t Break My Heart / We Won’t Back Down” on Vaporgaze
  • Los Angeles, CA shoegaze /psych /droney rock band FILM SCHOOL “Isla” from the new single “Isla / Superperfection” on Sonic Ritual
  • Californian indie /dream pop solo project of Bianca Ocampo, aka URBANATION “End Of The World” new single
  • Melbourne born indie /synth /dreampop singer-songwriter Aaron Joseph Russo ‘N Seoul Tower’ new single via Nice Guys
  • Madrid-based, Spanish retrowave /shoegaze /dreampop band, kkvtz “9.95” from the debut EP “Opening Ceremony”
  • Toronto-based Kansas City‘s dream pop /shoegaze solo project SEVENTEEN YEARS “Glaze over” from “July 2021 Double” 2-track single
  • Leipzig-based dream pop /garage /psychedelic /dark folk duo of multi-instrumentalist Yannick Siegler (former co-founder of The Casey Jr. Ride) and Polish singer Alexandra Staszewski, aka CAMEL MOON “Children” second single from the upcoming EP “Better Run” on Anomic Records
  • Manchester, UK post-punk /psych /electronic /shoegaze duo The KVB “World On Fire” new single on Invada
  • Turkish indie rock /dream pop duo The Away Days “How Many Times” new single
  • Pamplona based indie /garage /neo-psychedelic rock band EXNOVIOS “Luz, espacio, tiempo” from the upcoming album “Un nuevo día” on Munster Records
  • Manchester, UK dream pop /indie pop project of Juliper Sky guitarist, Jesse D’Kora “Far from home” debut single
  • Charlottesville, VA dream /indie-rock trio Stray Fossa “Bear the Waves” from the upcoming EP “With You For Ever B-Sides & Live b”
  • Melbourne indie /jangle /bubblegum /power-pop project of former Lucksmiths bassists and Lost and Lonesome label head Mark Monnone, aka MONNONE, ALONE “Pepper Jar” from the upcoming LP “Stay Foggy” co-released by Meritorio Records, Royal Mint, Emotional Response and Lost and Lonesome
  • London, UK based indie rock /pop noir 5-piece LUXEMBOURG “Changes” (Single)
  • Brisbane, Australia surf /garage /indie rock trio Some Jerks “Summertime Funtime” new single from upcoming 3rd album on Kasumuen Records
  • Lima, Perù power-pop /indie rock duo Muchacha Punk – “Dudas y fallas” from V/A “Nubes Azul Plateado” compilation on Trilce Discos
  • California indie-pop duo Former Friend “Messing Around Maybe” new single
  • UK-based acoustic/power pop/indie pop duo Lisa Mychols & SUPER 8 “Flying Close To The Sun” from the single “Flying Close To The Sun / This Will Be Our Year (Zombies cover)”
  • León, Spain twee indie pop outfit Lentillas De Colores “Volando cometas” from vinyl 7″ single “Estamos de vacaciones” via Discos El Apartamento
  • US/UK indie /electronic /dreampop collaboration Lucy In Disguise & Graywave “Make Me Wana Run” (Single)
  • Dartmouth, Nova Scotia electronic pop duo of Kristina Parlee and Ron Bates, aka Smaller Hearts “Summer Circumstances” from “Attention” album
  • Brighton-based indie rock /dreampop project of musician/songwriter Mark Benton and Tom Chadd, aka SEADOG “Old Joe” new single
  • Connecticut ambient/ shoegaze /post-metal project INERTIAL “The Blur” from “The Blur / False Point” new single
  • Australian Alternative/Heavy/Shoegaze band from Melbourne, SILURIAN “Stacy” from “All The Things That Matter” EP
  • Noise Rock/Pop shoegaze band from San Antonio, TX. HAPPYVOID “Wilt” new single
  • Bath, UK dream rock /shoegaze project of Jenn Zed, aka ZED POINT “Those Aren’t Mountains, Those Are Waves” from the work-in-progress “Cat Nap” EP
  • Queens, NY shoegaze /indie rock project of Jordyn Blakely, aka Smile Machine “Pretty Today” from “Bye For Now” EP on Exploding In Sound Records
  • Chicago, IL indie rock /dream pop /shoegaze 5-piece LIGHTFOILS “306” new single “306/summer nights”.
  • Salt Lake City, Utah emo-gaze /grunge-gaze 4-piece Worlds Worst “6 Stair” from EP2
  • Polish shoegaze duo from Głogów, Heathermint “Russet” from the debut LP “Flority”
  • Irish garage noise indie rock band from Dublin, SPRINTS “How does the story go?” Limited Edition 7″ signed Vinyl via Nice Swan Records.
  • Belfast, UK dream pop/guitar rock/alt rock band Wynona Bleach “Drag” re-written opening track from debut LP “Moonsoake”.
  • Gothenburg, Sweden C86/indie pop/Balearic trio (members of Agent Blå, Makthaverskan, Westkust, Amateur Hour, Enhet För Fri Musik…), TYPICAL GIRLS “Nice Boys” from upcoming “Miata/Nice Boys” 7″ single on Kanine Records
  • Italian post-punk /new wave /synth /indie rock outfit from Rome, SuperStudio “Super 3”                                 
  • Brighton, UK electronic /indie-rock duo Thrillhouse – “What Next?” (Single)                                                   
  • English Indie /Alternative band from the South coast city of Portsmouth, FLOWVERS “When It Comes To It (Demo)” off “The Old Chapel Demos” EP
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands indie /alternative /garage rock 4-piece PIP BLOM “Freckles” new single from the forthcoming album ‘Welcome Break’ on Heavenly Recordings
  • Atlanta, Georgia new wave /surf /kraut /indie rock 4-piece Small Reactions “Suffer My Heart” from the album “New Age Soul” on SofaBurn
  • Vancouver, BC indie rock band BEALBY POINT “Talk To Me” 3rd single off our debut EP “Talk To Me” 
  • Tel Aviv, Israel indie /emo /dream pop outfit Breakup Films “Sally Rooney” (Single)
  • Santa Monica-based indie rock /pop collective led by composer Paul Bessenbacher, Opus Orange “The Burning Question” new single taken from the band’s forthcoming album “Object Lessons”
  • Washington, DC art-punk /indie rock trio BRNDA “Perfect World” from the upcoming LP “Do You Like Salt?” on Crafted Sounds
  • Nashville, Tennessee based indie /alt rock collaborative project Volunteer Department and Heaven Honey “Cows of Tomorrow” (Single)
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  • New York indie-rock /alt pop project (member of Crystal Stilts, The Ladybug Transistor, O/R/F, and People), Kyle Forester “Poison Ivy” (Leiber and Stoller cover)
  • Vancouver based Japane experimental pop project Kogane & Petitoto – “All Together (ft. Petitoto)” from the album “All Together” on Secret Songs
  • Montreal, Quebec ambient /neo-classical /field recordings artist Lyndsie Alguire “The night is in my mouth” from “The night is in my mouth” album
         

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