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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – August #34-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Manchester, UK bedroom pop /dream pop /indie rock singer, songwriter and producer Warahenege “Strange New Crowd” the first single from the upcoming debut EP

Effortless yet solid beats elicit a sinuous palpitating groovy bassline, gently strummed 6-string shimmers, and tinkling airy keyboards chords to weave intoxicating gentle breezes of bittersweet melodies steeped in subliminal dread, layered with sparkly, heart-rending guitar leads over softly warm vocals’ breathless wanderings of lovelorn fears, fading desperately into unfamiliar whims of fate. The young talented UK musician delivers a refined, emotional-ridden and nostalgic confessional tune with mellow lysergic undercurrents, that envelopes and sways in an intensely yet deceptively soothing nightly reverie, while deep down, absolutely heartfelt and real.

  • Southern California based dream pop /guitar pop project of Ken Aki, aka Hero No Hero “Lost and Found” new single.

Bereft of the tantalizing vocalizations of Gretchen DeVault, the guitar-pop project of Ken Aki is doing well even all alone with some remarkable and intriguing Orange Juice hints. Steady somberly pulsing, sturdy bassline drives sad meandering guitar strings, enticingly interspersed by Paul Haigh-esque angular groovy funky riffage, to wind melancholy and dread through jaunty solid drum beats, and anxious airy synth swirls, whilst the atmospheric and angsty moods of lost, obsessive male vocals deliver exhaustive heady observations into the feel-good sway of twinkling bittersweet melodies.

  • Edinburgh, Scotland indie rock band WREST “Medicine” new single

Edinburgh based band delivers classic indie rock with subtle folksy and new wave undertones, straddling the pensive and reflective wistful atmospheric mists of the Scottish borders with the sometimes emphatic, yet visceral overseas emotive weight. Emotional and intimate male vocals weave heartfelt vibrant harmonies of melancholy and fear into an unwinding tapestry of punchy drum beats, anxious strummed ​bright guitar with poignant twinkling strings, and sinuous hearty bass lines to build a nostalgic soul-stirring aural definition of illness and love.

  • Hamilton, Ontario ambient scientist & composer Anne Sulikowski “Task paralysis” from the album “Unquiet mind”
  • Glasgow-based indie-folk songwriter and guitarist MOLLY LINEN “Awake At Night” from “Days Awake” EP via Lost Map
  • Norwegian minimal folk-pop artist based in Oslo, Anne Lise Frøkedal (formerly of Harry’s Gym and I Was A King), aka Frøkedal – ‘Set Your Spirit Free (full version)’ from ‘Flora Kuriosa’ EP on FysiskFormat
  • Denver, Co indie /shoegaze /dreampop solo project of one half of the darkwave band School Dance, Allison Lorenzen “In A Dream” from upcoming LP “Tender” on Whited Sepulchre Records
  • New Zealand ethereal dreampop sisters Clementine & Valentine Adams aka Purple Pilgrims “Ruinous Splendour ft. Roy Montgomery” from the new album “Perfumed Earth” on Flying Nun Records
  • London, UK mid-80s él Records-affiliated indie-pop band lead by singer-songwriter Jessica Griffin, Would-Be-Goods “Saturn’s Child” title track from the new EP
  • Norwegian fuzz noise-pop trio from Oslo, The Age of Colored Lizards “We don’t care” new single on Sotron Records.
  • UK Bedroom Lo-Fi Dream Pop/Shoegaze solo project Geneva Drive “first Light” debut single
  • Toronto, Canada indie rock /new wave /dreampop trio GENTLE “Sincere Apologies” from the new sophomore single “Luck Presser”
  • NYC-based neo-surf jangle indie band COLATURA “King Kalm” (Single)
  • Miami, Florida DIY dream pop /new wave /indie rock solo project, PRISMS “забудь меня” (Single)
  • Melbourne, Australia synth-pop/dream pop DIY one-girl-project of Nat Chippy, Japanese Heart Software “This City Will Eat Itself” (Blush Response Cover)
  • Seattle‘s dreamy post-punk outfit FOTOFORM “Too Late” new single from upcoming “Horizons” album
  • Montreal, Québec French synthpop /electropop 4-piece Marie Davidson & l’Œil Nu ‘Persona’ three-track single on Ninja Tune
  • Winnipeg/L.A, indie folk /dreampop collaboration Living Hour & Peel Dream Magazine – “Double Bus” (Single) on Kanine Records
  • Stockholm, Sweden indie /psych /dream-pop duo of Einar Ekström (previously of Le Futur Pompiste) and Siri Af Burén (Testbild!, Band In Box, Vit Päls), ASTRAL BRAIN “Treasures” from upcoming album “The Bewildered Mind” on shelflife records
  • Atlanta, GA experimental /psychedelic /dream pop project of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Thomas Howard aka Orchid Mantis “Never knows best” from the upcoming album “Visitations” on Z Tapes
  • Manchester, UK indie /jangle /dream-pop solo project of Juliper Sky guitarist Dan J J Parker, aka Jesse D’Kora “Morning Light” second single
  • Toronto, Canada dream-pop /indie-rock 4-piece Casper Skulls “Thesis” off upcoming second full-length LP “Knows No Kindness” on Next Door Records
  • Montreal, Quebec indie /dream-pop combo, Men I Trust “Tree Among Shrubs” from the new album “Untourable Album”
  • Montreal, Quebec dreampop solo project of Josianne Boivin, aka MUNYA “Cocoa Beach” from the upcoming LP “Voyage to Mars” on Luminelle.
  • Vancouver, BC indie /dreampop band SUGARFUNGUS “Retrospect” (Single)
  • Phoenix, AZ jangle /indie rock /dream pop trio Sweet Season “Really Really (Love Someone)” from the upcoming EP “Ever”
  • Melbourne-based, Australian indie rock /dream-pop trio, DIANAS “Bliss” from the upcoming new LP “Little Glimmer” on Heavy Machinery Records and Blossom Rot Records
  • Malmö, Sweden indie rock trio Peach Baby – ‘Velvet” from debut “Sensations” EP on Lazy Octopus Records
  • Arlington, TX indie rock singer-songwriter DANNY WILKERSON “You Still Owe Me A Kiss” from the expanded CD/Vinyl reissue of 2018 debut LP “Wilkerson” on Big Stir Records and SpyderPop Records
  • Madrid based, Maine-bred garage /power pop musician KURT BAKER “Keep It Tight” from the 7″ single “Keep It Tight b/w get Away” on Wicked Cool Records.
  • London’s indie /desert garage rock trio The Howlers “I Don’t Love You All The Time” from “The Sum Of Our Fears” (EP)
  • Copenhagen-based solo project by Mikkel Holm Silkjær of Danish indie outfit Yung, HOLM “Back Home” from upcoming “Why Don’t You Dance” [LP] on PNKSLM Recordings
  • Münster, Germany bedroom /dream-pop /indie-pop solo project of half of Nah, Sebastian Voss, aka The Fisherman and his Soul “Crumble” from “Nothing Ever Stays the Same” on Subjangle and Shiny Happy Records
  • UK indie-pop musical collaboration between Si Farrier, Rob Morgan and Johny Nocash, aka Milk Bottle Sympathy “My Telescope Is A Tunnel To The Moon” from the debut s/t album
  • Los Angeles based retro /psych /indie rock project of singer and multi-instrumentalist Phil Danyew, aka Elephant Castle “French Food” (Single)
  • Galician indie /shoegaze /dreampop solo project of Álvaro Blanco (Músculo!, Noise Project…), aka INCURABLE “Abducción” from the debut LP “La Verdad”
  • Sheffield, UK indie rock band BlackWaters “Same Old” (Single)
  • Brighton, UK dark indie guitar pop 3-piece Demonstrations – “Evening Run” debut single on Disobedient Records
  • Chillburn, London lo-fi dreampop /electro-indie rock band fronted by Spencer Enock, aka PYNCH “Karaoke” (Single)                                                                                                                                                                       
  •  Berlin-based post-punk /new wave /psychedelic band led by the Icelandic musician Hákon Aðalsteinsson (guitarist in Brian Jonestown Massacre and formerly Singapore Sling), THE THIRD SOUND “This Is The Only Way I Know” from the new fifth album “First Light” on Fuzz Club
  • Boston, Massachusetts psych-folk /dream pop /jangle pop project of Michael Telles (formerly known as Night Heron), aka 3 A.M. Again “Sunlight” from the “How The Leaves Lie” E.P.
        
  • Wiltshire, UK one-man psych-pop project of Simon Berry, aka BEAULIEU PORCH “The Colour 55″ from s/t album on Carmelite Records
  • Beijing, China indie-rock 4-piece 沉默演講Silent Speech “Lili in Moonlight” from the album “Law of Instability/Orderly Chaos” on Ruby Eyes Records
  • Canadian shoegaze /dreampop /slowcore music solo project of Toronto‘s musician Charlie Berger (Tonemirror, Slow Planet, With Hidden Noise and more), DORMER. “Speak” from Dormer’s upcoming debut self-titled album through Lossleader Records and Oscarson.
  • New Jersey lo-fi /indie rock /slowcore /sadcore brother duo JOYER “Cranky Boy” from the upcoming fourth album “Perfect Gray” on Julia’s War Recordings
  • Bergen-based Norwegian garage-blues /cosmic /psych-rock band Electric Eye “Den Atmosfaeriske Elven” from upcoming LP “Horizons” on Fuzz Club Records
  • US indie shoegaze band based in Las Vegas, Luxury Furniture Store “Myoclonic Fall” second single off of the upcoming debut album “Bedrot”
  • Italian synth-gaze duo Raffaele Galasso and Alessandra Cesano from Brindisi, Nightcrush “I Call You” from the upcoming debut album “You Mark Me the Deepest” on Shunu Records
  • U.K./Canadian post-punk /shoegaze /psychedelic band based in London, GHOST PATTERNS “House Of Lies” from the upcoming debut LP “Infinite”
  • Philadelphia, Pa heavy shoegazers NOTHING “Ambler Gambler” from “The Great Dismal B-Sides” one-side 12″ EP on Relapse
  • New York alternative /grunge /shoegaze 4-piece SOUL BLIND “Third Chain” single from upcoming LP “Third Chain”
  • Chicago, IL Psychedelic Rock & Roll band POST ANIMAL “Post Animal” from the upcoming “Levitation Sessions” album on The Reverberation Appreciation Society
  • Minneapolis sludgegaze trio (formerly known as Hollow Boys), Another Heaven “Unfit (This Angel) from the new album “III: The Sorrowful Cries of Birds with Singed Feathers”
  • Tokyo, Japan Alternative /Shoegaze band CIGARETTE in your bed “Pillow” from upcoming “Pillow” E.P.
  • Falmouth, UK three-piece improv psych /noise /shoegaze band MILDRED MAUDE “Glen Plays Moses (Edit)” on Sonic Cathedral.
  • Belgium noisy shoegaze three-piece OHIO MARK “Horses” single taken from the upcoming new EP.
  • Charlotte, North Carolina post-punk /darkwave /shoegaze band Buried In Roses “The Message” from debut s/t album on SwissDarkNights Label                                                                                                           
  • Sarasota, Fl noise pop /dream pop /shoegaze band CAPTIVE FRAME “Eye Roller” second single.
  • Minneapolis shoegaze /dreampop band LUMARI “Doors and Corners” debut single
  • Dallas TX based, via Puerto Rico Latin indie rock/dream pop project A Estas Alturas “Días y Meses” from EP1
  • Dream pop /shoegaze trio from Beirut, POSTCARDS “Bruises” third single from the upcoming album “After the Fire, Before the End” on T3 Records                                                                                                                                
  • English South Coast indie surf band from Portsmouth, Dutch Criminal Record “00’s Nostalgia” from cassette EP “It’s Gonna Be Okay” on Crafting Room Recordings
  • Oakland post-punk /art-pop trio HITS “Alan Vega” from the upcoming album “Cielo Nublado” on Paisley Shirt Records
     
  • Egersund, Norway indie power jangle-pop band led by singers and guitarists Frode Stromstad and Anne Lise Frokedal, I WAS A KING “Leave” from the new LP “Grand Hotel”
       
  • New York indie pop project of Frank Corr, MORNING SILK “Outside” (Single)
  • Shelby, NC based indie folk pop singer, songwriter, and drummer-turned-guitarist Kim Ware, aka Good Graces “Capital R” new single Fort Lowell Records
  • Gayndah, Australian jangle /indie rock /new wave singer /songwriter Sam Wrangle “You’ve Come Too Far” single from upcoming album “A Word for Toxic”
  • Jangle dreampop /shoegaze /indie rock solo project of San Bernardino, California‘s Manuel Joseph Walker, aka ❀ Foliage ❀ “Another Day feat. TIWU” (Single)
  • Philadelphia, Pa indie /synth /dream pop project of multiinstrumentalist Gregory James, aka The Skating Party “Seventeen Cages” from upcoming EP “Night Ruins” on Melotron Recordings
  • San Diego, Ca indie /shoegaze /dreampop band HEX “The Hanged Man” (Single)
  • Rhode Island lo-fi dream synth-pop duo Polyarmory “Gasoline” from s/t debut album on Win Big Records and FilthyBroke Recordings
  • 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 “Fire Within Glass” from “Fire Within Glass” EP
  • Montreal, Québec shoegaze /dream /psych-pop duo Le Vaisseau D’Or “Sunshine” from the debut 10″ EP “Desire Forever”
  • Lisbon, Portugal shoegaze /dreampop solo project of Ricardo Fiel, MOON COWBOY “Adieu Mon Père” (cover song from ‘Les Mystérieuses Cités d’Or’)
  • London, UK Kosmische/Drone/Psych project EAT LIGHTS BECOME LIGHTS “Echoes of you…” from “Romance of the Stars- Demos & Outtakes” EP
  • Brazilian drone /shoegaze /soundscape /ambient project (founding member of Psychocancer, Sinestesia Letárgica, Genes Kamikaze and more), LOW RHAHN “Sighing” from 2-track debut single “Breath”.

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