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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – September #36-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Seville, Spanish indie rock /noise rock /dream pop /shoegaze project of Fran Lora, aka FLU FLU “Dead Inside” from the album “Shinefull” on Shore Dive Records

The Spanish shoegaze project from Seville, Flu Flu, lead by Fran Lora, invited different friends to contribute with vocals and lyrics over seven songs, apparently sewing ‘made to measure’ sonic textures according to each leaning, switching seamlessly from the magnetic guitar-driven grip on 90’s infused melody, noise and dynamic of the opening one-two (Moonsong), mesmeric reverb-drenched, MBV dazed-out realms (AEROFALL), swirling and dizzying synth-laden surreal rocking whimsicality (Echodrone), eerily hypnotic and alluring dangerous dark incantations (The Nancy Downs) and dream pop sprinkled with lysergic undertones (Analog Tears), to round off with a less funereal, more melancholic version of the Joy Division classic by fellow crooner Anton Sapristi. Haziness and brightness, harmony and distortion intersect and coalesce organically on a meticulously crafted canvas. Don’t let it slip away.

  • Allentown, PA indie rock/garage duo of guitarist-vocalists, Nicholas Gillespie and Serg Cereja, aka Laurel Canyon “Daddy’s Honey” (Single)

Third energetic and vibrant single for the stylish duo, if previously their strummed fresh garage sound mixed with 70s rock was mostly spiced with 60s pop harmonies, this time their distinctive jangly rock’n’roll groove is tainted with proto 90s noisy riffage and snorty punk attitude, in a tight whirlwind of bombastic drum beats, abrasive guitar riffs, squealing reverb quivers, and throbbing bass lines to convey caustic dual screams of angsty bliss into retro grungy moods of corrosive anti-corporate drive.

  • Fröseke, Sweden ambient /dream pop /indie /folk project of singer-songwriter Magnus Josefsson “The Map” new single on The Mirror Factory                                                                                                                           

First single from the upcoming album from Swedish musician Magnus Josefsson, infused by the spatial and weightless vibes of Durutti Column, sinuous bittersweet nostalgia vividly emerges through caressing shimmering kaleidoscopic refractions of serene guitar arpeggios, studded with sparkling emotional reverberations, amid gauzy humming keyboard swells, hearty walking bass palpitations, and light percussion, moseying melancholically through an introspective rippling mirror of resounding hope, shining new enveloping sensations of anticipation and desire onto the mystery of “The Map.”

  • Melbourne‘s experimental acoustic goth country duo Nigel Yang & Jonnine Standish aka HTRK “Valentina” from upcoming LP ‘Rhinestones’
  • Manila, Philippines ambient /lo-fi /bedroom pop /experimental solo project SAVEDHISTORY “as you lay your weary head to rest” (single)
  • Scottish ambient /dream folk band based in Glasgow, Constant Follower “Weave of the World” from the upcoming LP “Neither Is, Nor Ever Was” on Shimmy-Disc
  • Scotland based cinematic /experimental electronic pop musician Mark Tranmer (The Montgolfier Brothers, Wingdisk, Vetchinsky Settings, Bad Dancers Collide), GNAC “Cencellada” from the new album ‘Afternoon Frost’
  • Southend On Sea, UK indie rock band ROUNDS “Patio” (Single)
  • Brisbane, Australia shoegaze /dream pop duo Devotions “Fluorescent” from the new debut album “Pusher” out now on Somewherecold Records
  • Australian experimental /shoegaze /psych /electronic duo based in Sydney, FABELS “Open” from the new album “MINDS”
  • Melbourne dream-pop /art-rock trio JAALA “Workhorse” from upcoming LP “Gap Tooth” Heavy Machinery Records
  • Copenhagen, Denmark dreampop /shoegaze /electronic musician Trentemøller “In The Gloaming” first single from the forthcoming album, “Memoria” on hfn music
  • Tokyo, Japan post-rock /dream pop /shoegaze band re:lapse “neverland” from the self-produced debut “re:lapse” EP
  • Italian psych / noise-pop / shoegaze 5-piece from Milan, IN HER EYE “Closer to Me (Closed at home)” [Alternate Version]
  • Swedish dark wave /post-punk /shoegaze band PINK MILK ”Blue Eyes (River of Glass)” first single from the upcoming album “Ultraviolet”
  • Birmingham, UK indie /shoegaze singer-songwriter Finlay Hatton “Fall Apart” second single off upcoming second album “A Silver Lining”.
  • Washington, D.C. shoegaze /indie rock band No One Sphere “Happyville” from upcoming V/A “Aspirin Age (a shoegaze compilation)” cassette album as part of Cassette Week 2021, on Broken Sound Tapes
  • Poznań, Poland post-hardcore /noise rock /shoegaze punk duo (former members of Syndrom Paryski and Revive), RAW PLASTIC “Handle With Care” new 2-track single on New Morality Zine / Peleton Records
  • Mexico City dream pop /psych /shoegaze band JAUS “Fields” (Single)
  • Brooklyn, NY indie rock /dream pop band ICEBLINK “Seared” debut single
  • UK indie rock /dream pop /shoegaze trio from Exeter, SOOT SPRITE “Alone Not Lonely” from upcoming “Poltergeists” LP on Specialist Subject
  • Lucerne, Switzerland ethereal /shoegaze /dream pop project of musician and composer Andy Jossi along with US vocalist/lyricist Krissy Vanderwoude, THE CHURCHHILL GARDEN “Grounded” new single
  • Indianapolis, IN Dream Pop /Shoe Gaze trio, Fern Murphy “2009″ (Single)
  • Seoul, South Korea indie rock /shoegaze outfit Brokenteeth – 불꽃놀이 / Fireworks – from the debut LP – 편지(The Letters)
  • Dubai-based shoegaze /dream pop project of Terry Borden, a former member of slowcore pioneers Idaho and Pete Yorn’s band Dirty Bird, aka Blesson Roy “Ana Left Spain (2021 Version)” from upcoming EP on Slow Start Records
  • Guadalajara, Mexico Post-Punk /Shoegaze /Dreampop solo project DAWN HAZE “Jennifer” from the new EP “She’s Out There Somewhere”
  • Mexico City-based electronic /French pop /psych pop band lead by Carlos Medina, Petite Amie “Elektro” from upcoming s/t album
  • Saint Jérôme, Québec electro-pop music project of Danny Provencher (a.k.a. Under Electric Light), 122 North “Lost” from upcoming “Night Drive” LP on Too Good To Be True
  • 80’s Detroit, Mi dream-pop /new wave band Leisure Crowd “Luv Drums” from the unreleased 2-track “Leisure Crowd” EP
  • Winnipeg/Chicago/Austin, and beyond electronic /fuzzy indie-pop 4-piece Central Heat Exchange “Help Me Understand” from s/t LP on Sunroom Records, Citrus City Records, & Birthday Cake.
  • Christchurch, New Zealand alternative pop / dream pop quartet Yumi Zouma “Give It Hell” single
  • Montreal, Québec dream pop collaboration JORDANN & MUNYA “Naoko” (Single)
  • Scottish groovy electronic /psych-pop artist Pali Gap “Bliss” new single
  • Atlanta, GA experimental /psychedelic /dream pop project of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Thomas Howard aka Orchid Mantis “Light Rays” from the upcoming album “Visitations” on Z Tapes
  • Canadian trap-gaze /shoegaze /dream pop solo project of Vancouver Island‘s artist Debbie Debased, aka SUFFER FOOLS “I’maclicheblues” (album version) from the debut LP ‘The Rise & Fall of D. Debased’ due Oct. 1, 2021 on Factotum Cassettes & Oddities                                                                                                                              
  • Leeds, UK based indie /dream pop project by Northern Ireland bred Joel Johnston, FAR CASPIAN “Attempt” (Single) on Tiny Library Records                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Philadelphia‘s indie /synth /dream pop project of multiinstrumentalist Gregory James, aka The Skating Party “Some Are Wolves” from “Night Ruins” EP on Melotron Recordings
  • Early ’90s Belgian Neo Acoustic solo project by Pierre Leonard, the leader of the early-mid ’80s new wave-synth pop band Where Is China?, Peter & The Lions “The Picture Book” from the compilation vinyl 12″ LP “The Select of Peter & The Lions” on Tokyo‘s Blue-Very label
  • Hamburg, Germany jingle-jangle-fuzz-power-baroque-pop-wallofsound-DIY-Home-Studio-Project duo theCatherines “You Never Have Any Self-Doubts, Do You?” from cassette album “Sink Into Oblivion”
  • Manitoba, Canada surf /fuzz-pop /indie rock trio Miseryslims “Big on U” from their third “HELLO” EP
  • Saskatoon dreamy surf rock sisters, The Garrys “Get Thee to a Nunnery’ title track off upcoming new album ‘Get Thee to a Nunnery’ via Grey Records
  • Italian Indie / Alternative Shoegaze / Post-Rock 4-piece based in San Giovanni Incarico, FrosinoneWILDERNESS “”The Dancer” (Single)
  • Chicago, IL Psychedelic Rock & Roll band POST ANIMAL “You Know Better” from the “Levitation Sessions” album on The Reverberation Appreciation Society
  • Berlin-based German noise rock /shoegaze /indie rock trio YOGA – “ZimtZucker” third single off YOGAs debut album “AMNESIE” on Späti Palace
  • Bristol, UK grungy /indie rock 4-piece Wych Elm “Scolds Bridle” from the upcoming mini-LP “Rabbit Wench”
  • Aliso Viejo, CA rock’n’roll /power-pop band UNI BOYS “Long Time No See” off 2-track 7″ vinyl single on Curation Records
  • German indie noise /power-pop 4-piece CRABBER “Katherine / Waves” (Single) off the upcoming sophomore album on Jigsaw Records.
  • Champaign, IL noise-pop /indie punk 4-piece NECTAR “Routine” new single on Lauren Records ​
  • Wiltshire, UK indie rock /shoegaze /post-punk /dream pop musician, singer and songwriter, Archie Sagers “Don’t Turn Away” from second EP “New Colours In The Sky” on his own Crafting Room Recordings
  • Newport, UK indie-pop project of Rob Morgan, aka Honeybourne “Catch” from the collection album “Honest And Worthless Volume 3 – Homemade Pop ’92 to ’94” 
  • West Midlands, UK ’90s indie jangle dream-pop band (formerly The Cudgels), The Proctors “You And Me And The Sea” from ltd.7″ vinyl single edition of “Silhouettes / You And Me And The Sea” on Berlin’s Dreams Never End Records (Dream 6)
  • UK indie /psychedelic folk collaboration between Laura J Martin and Lavinia Blackwall (Trembling Bells), aka WYNDOW “All Cameras Gone” (Single)
  • North Yorkshire indie-folk singer-songwriter Sam Forrest “Could’ve Been A Dancer” from upcoming cassette  album “Aeroplane Days” on Hidden Bay Records
  • Athens, Greece neo-classical /post-rock project The Abyss Inside Us “Lack Of Gravity” (Single)
  • Richmond, Virginia gritty instrumental Post-Metal /Post-Rock band Shy, Low – “The Beacon” from Shy, Low’s upcoming new album “Snake Behind the Sun” via Pelagic Records
  • Portland indie-rock project Shop Regulars – “Put Those Things Away” from s/t EP [Merrie Melodies #03]
  • US Atmospheric Black Metal/Post-rock/Shoegaze project SADNESS “A capture and pink dream moment spike” from the EP “Rain Chamber”
 

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