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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – Sept. #39-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • London, UK genre-bending ‘synth-gaze’ duo ZETRA “Pull Me Under” from the new EP ‘From Within’.

The shadowy UK duo drops the new EP ‘From Within’, combining the alchemistic with the futuristic, whose lead track, blending shoegaze, psychedelia, new wave and even hints of prog-rock ala Rush and Dream Theatre, opens with ethereal harmonic arpeggios, to rise again around halfway through, fading into a gripping concoction of wiry droning hard rock riffs along with swirling and wandering sparkling synthetic blankets, lastly resounding with an epic blinding intensity around haunted celestial breathe and hums falling, floating, and fading euphorically into a peaceful nihilism of death.

  • Guadalajara, Mexico dreamgaze solo project of Eduardo Vela, aka EL GLUM “Tenemos todo” new single

New single from the Mexican one-man-band of wistful and introspective gazey dream pop, laced with sad, enveloping and terribly depressing moods, giving rise to an airy and glaring sweep of winding keyboard chords, backed by intense lilting strums, wrapping themselves in soft hypnotic swishing spirals of hazy melancholy, intensified by the achingly emotional reverberant sparkles of guitar strings, around detached forlorn vocals, falling from grace, into fluctuating layers of guilt and remorse.

  • Almería, Spain noise /shoegaze band MONTE TERROR “La Línea de Sombra” from the upcoming third album “El primer vuelo de las aves marinas” on Desorden Sonoro

Andalusian noise guitar-driven band, which I honestly didn’t know, announce their third LP with the first single plus a video, “The Shadow Line”, that sways arrhythmically through a carpet ride of fuzz and distortion to ignite wistful melodies, with a deep emotional intensity around dreamy sad vocals, falling desperately into reverb scattered mists of guilt and despair, whilst crying soaring guitars weave the painful lyrical tragedy of stained love, sinking beneath “the shadow line” of hope.

  • France-based ambient /ethereal /post-rock /dream pop /instrumental project of Scottish musician and Cocteau Twins founder, Robin Guthrie “My Courtesan” from upcoming EP “Mockingbird Love” 
  • Sheffield, UK experimental folk group Polyhymns “Down with the Kids” from “Let Them Be Animals” clear lathe cut 7″ EP
  • Polish folk /noise /grunge /kraut /psychedelic one-man band from Darłówko, Fairyport Convent “Gift of Illusion (ft. Michalina Łuzińska)” from the 7th EP “Reach Out for the Music” on The Swamp Records
  • Southern California based experimental /funeral pop /doom folk duo Jem Fanvu (Vacant Gardens, tUnE-yArDs, Jean Marie) and Jon Pitt (Chinatown Bakeries, Up & Up, vawes), aka Minor Ghosts Band “Screwdriver” from the debut EP “Doomsday”
  • Stratford Upon Avon, UK shoegaze /indie /dream pop solo project bk bx ft rr [black box flight recorder] “All That You Leave Behind” (Single)
  • New Jersey‘s bedroom /slacker /indie rock /sadcore /slowcore brother duo Joyer “Lucky” from the 4th album “Perfect Gray” on julia’s war recordings (tape)
  • Washington, D.C. shoegaze /indie rock band No One Sphere “dominoes (demo)” produced by Thomas Bernath (Upfront Audio)
  • Swedish dark wave /post-punk /shoegaze band PINK MILK ”Everything Must Die” last single from the upcoming album “Ultraviolet”
  • Fort Collins, Colorado sadcore /shoegaze duo ROSEVILLE “Halloween Song” from the new EP “Something about a fig tree”
  • Toronto, Canada shoegaze /dream-pop project Luster Dust “The End” from “Sunflower” EP
  • Hamilton, Ontario indie rock /shoegazey /dreampop 4-piece Basement Revolver “Transatlantic” new single from their forthcoming sophomore album ”Embody” on Sonyc Union
  • Austin, TX-based dream /garage /psych-pop band Semihelix “New Destination” off of the debut LP “Recoil” on Mariel Recording Company
  • France shoegaze /indie pop solo project Maud Anyways “Intend” debut single
  • Adelaide, Australia sad dream-pop duo TILES “Sleep In” single
  • San Francisco, Ca DIY kitchen pop project by Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, Art Museums etc), The Reds, Pinks & Purples “I Only Ever Wanted to See You Fail” 2-track new single
  • Late ’70s/early ’80s English experimental indie rock /new wave duo Careless Hands “Turning” from the vinyl 12″ album of unreleased songs “When Dreams Slip Through” on Smiling C
  • San Francisco, Ca indie /slowcore /dream-pop 4-piece CINDY “My Friend” from the new album “1:2” via Tough Love/ Mt St Mtn.
  • Melbourne, Australia folk-psych-pop 4-piece The Smallgoods “On With the Show” from the LP “Lost in the Woods” on Lost And Lonesome
  • Sidney, Australia based indie rock /power-pop trio The On and Ons “Get Your Kicks” from the LP “Back For More” on Citadel Records
  • Thessaloniki, Greece dream /synth /indie-pop duo TA TOY BOY “Dark Fantasy (Tendts Remix)”
  • Andalusian indie pop duo Morreo “Soy un Rayo” from the upcoming debut LP “Fiesta Nacional” on Futuras Licenciadas
  • Warsaw, Poland shoegaze /dream pop band MIDSOMMAR “Summer’s over” second single from our upcoming EP “The Dream We Had”
  • Rome, Italy bedroom indie rock singer-songwriter WALLACE WELSH “Walk Me Home” (Single)
  • Rennes, France Bedroom Shoegaze /Jangly Guitar Pop project of Origan member Correntin Cornieres, Les Yeux Mi-Clos “Bonsoir” from 6-track cassette EP “This Life That I Embrace” on Melotron Recordings
  • New Trans Atlantic Francophone guitar pop /C86 /jangle /indie pop band formed by Thierry Haliniak (My Raining Stars) and Philippe Lavergne (Les Freluquets), Meyverlin “Shades” from upcoming debut LP “Daily Events” on Brest’s Too Good To Be True
  • Toronto indie /C86 /jangle pop duo (formerly Ducks Limited), Ducks Ltd. “Fit To Burst” from the debut LP “Modern Fiction” via Carpark Records
  • San Francisco, Ca guitar rock band BLADES OF JOY “Be Kind” from debut vinyl 12″ s/t album on Melters
  • Oslo, Norway lo-fi 60s /indie rock /dream pop duo FLTY BRGR GRL “Crazy” from the album “Love You Forever” on Diger
  • Washington, D.C. bedroom /twee-punk /indie pop DIY solo project (The Hairs, The Knight School), THE LIL’ HOSPITAL “Grandpa’s Food” from the single “Revenge of the Lil Hospital”
  • Buenos Aires indie /dream pop band Almanaques – “Porvenir” from V/A “Vociferando (Versiones Libres) Vol. II” on Fuego Amigo Discos
  • Brighton, UK indie-rock /new wave band Youth Sector “Self Exile” new single                                                                  
  • Isle of Wight, England indie rock four-piece Coach Party “FLAG (Feel Like a Girl)” new single on Chess Club    
  • Isle of Wight, UK indie rock duo Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, aka WET LEG “Wet Dream” second single on Domino Recording
     
  • Sidney based indie /garage rock /noise pop trio Imperial Broads “Control” from the new LP “Counterpart”
             
  • Portland, Or gray pop /dream pop /art-rock /punk project led by multidisciplinary Uchinanchu American artist and DIY veteran Maya Stoner, FLOATING ROOM “Shimanchu” from the upcoming EP “Shima” on Famous Class Records
  • Indie rock /pop debut solo project of Bay Area-based musician Alexandra Morte (Night School and Camera Shy), aka Velvet Gentleman “Happy New Year” from upcoming debut LP “Burn” on Graveface Records & Curiosities
  • Auburn, Alabama sci-fi surf rock band Man…or Astro-Man? “10th Planet” off the “Space 1991″ ltd 7” single on Chunklet Industries
  • West Wiltshire, UK indie rock band RURAL FRANCE “Sling Yr Hook” from the upcoming album “RF” album on Meritorio Records
  • Oakland, Ca shoegaze /noise pop /coldwave /dream pop duo The Acharis “Jesus Thrill” from the upcoming LP “Blue Sky/Grey Heaven” on Cranes Records / Zum Media
  • Mexico City, Mexico kosmische /garage /psychedelic rock project of Cesar Saldivar, aka Telephone Exchange “Música de gordos” from the new vinyl 12″ album “Telégrafos de México” on Up In Her Room
  • Chilean dark psychedelic/dream pop/post-punk/shoegaze trio SEATEMPLES “Weltschmerz [album edit]” from “Weltschmerz” Maxi-Single
  • Montreal based art-rock/psych /jangle /guitar pop band CORRIDOR “Et Hop” single on Sub Pop
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina alternative /shoegaze /dreampop one-man-band NAX “Resucitarte (ft. Marcelo Klein)” new single
  • London based dream pop /indie rock artist I Know I Know “Fickle” new single                                                                      
  • L.A. synth pop /indie rock project of Nikolas Soelter (Boy Scouts, Fashion Club, and Ghost Spirit) along with Jay Som’s Melina Duterte, Nylon Smile “Conduit” from “Waiting For Oblivion” on Citrus City Records
  • Copenhagen, Denmark indie /dream pop project Atomic Blue “Disco Baby” single on Nice Guys
  • Paris, France post-punk /coldwave /shoegaze /new wave project of multi-instrumentalist-composer Anton Guillou, aka GARDEN DYNAMICS “Red Sirens” from the album “Tempus Fugit”, the first part of a trilogy of albums
  • Washington, D.C. dream pop /indie rock band Color Palette “January” (Single)
  • Japanese alt /indie dream pop /shoegaze solo project of Uchu Nekoko, 宇宙ネコ子 [Space Cat Child] – ‘Hino ataru basyo ni kiteyo’ title track from the album “Hino Ataru Basyo Ni Kiteyo”
  • Malmö-based synth wave /shoegaze /noise-rock trio Spunsugar “Pink and Red” from the EP “Things That I Confuse” on Adrian Recordings
  • Glasgow, Scotland shoegaze 5-piece The Cherry Wave “Melt” from the Clear 8″ Lathe Cut vinyl edition of the 2013 EP “Blush” on Vaporgaze
  • Polish shoegaze duo from Głogów, Heathermint “Roybie” single
  • Japanese 5-piece shoegaze /dream pop band from Nagoya, SOFTSURF “It’s OK” from upcoming second EP “Returning Wave” on DREAMWAVES RECORDS
  • Indonesian emo /shoegaze /noise band from Surabaya, FLEURO “Floar away” (Single) on Loverman Records
  • South Korean emo /dream pop /shoegaze outfit Syupeo Jenjang – 그림의 떡 title track from the new EP 그림의 떡
  • El Paso, TX eclectic shoegaze band EEP “A Message To You” from the upcoming sophomore LP “Winter Skin” on their own Hogar Records
  • Canadian Shoegaze /Dream Pop group hailing from Windsor, Ontario, Talking Violet “Indigo” off the new LP “Tell Your Friends You Love Them”
  • Sarasota, Fl shoegaze /dream pop band CAPTIVE FRAME “Seven Mondays” 4th single from the upcoming debut LP.
  • Texas shoegaze outfit SUN BRUISED “Migration” (Single)
  • Japanese ‘electro shoegaze’ duo formed in 2002, Cosmicdust “Truth of Truth” (Single)
  • Russian shoegaze /dream pop 5-piece from Saint Petersburg, увула [Uvula] ‘Увидел другой’ from upcoming LP “Severe Weather”
  • Austrian indie-rock /postgaze band from Wien, SLUFF “Deceiver” from the upcoming album “World Wide Worries” on Numavi Records
  • Dunedin, NZ Bedroom Indie Pop /Shoegaze /Indie Rock trio Marlin’s Dreaming – “Into the Rough” from the 3rd album ‘Hasten’
  • Vigo, Spain indie /dream pop /synthpop solo project (also member of When Nalda Became Punk), Tears To Go “Tears Underwater” third single from upcoming debut LP “Patronizing Self-Help”
  • Jacksonville, Florida dreamy /psychedelic /electro-pop duo LANNDS “In The Garden” single on Run For Cover Records
  • Liverpool, UK psych-pop / space-rock / electro-pop synth composer and singer (formerly part of Kill Laura and Misty Dixon), Jane Weaver “Solarised (W. H. Lung remix)” from “Sunset Dreams” EP on Fire Records
  • New York Alt Psych Synth Pop project by Frank Corr, MORNING SILK “Don’t Try Hard Enough” (Single)
  • London, UK via the Midlands experimental pop artist MAUV “Manual” new single on London/L.A. based label all my thoughts.
  • L.A. based dream-pop /indie-rock singer-songwriter Alyssa Gengos “Mechanical Sweetness” out now on Egghunt Records
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania bedroom /surf /indie rock project of singer-songwriter Devi Majeske, aka Air Devi “Lint of a Masterpiece” (Single)
  • Sidney-based indie /psych-pop duo of Bulgarian born and raised singer-guitarist Ivana Kay and Australian multi-instrumentalist, Robbie Cain, aka MICRA “After Dark” new single on Liberation Records
  • Québec dreamy pop music project of singer-songwriter Margaux Sauvé, aka Ghostly Kisses “Heaven, Wait” new single on Akira Records
  • Japanese drone folk quartet (members of Pervenche, h-shallows and red go-cart), The Moment of Nightfall “Hallelujah” from 4-track cassette “Light Is Beyond The Nostalgia” on Galaxy Train
 

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