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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – October #40-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Viedma, Argentina bedroom indie jangle twee pop DIY solo project of Enzo Raffler, aka  Un día soleado “Skate 3” (Single)

Already drew our attention with his previous Sarah Records-infused releases, Argentinian DIY one-man band’s new single, fueled by palpitating rhythms along with a bleak undulating bassline, unbridles nervous obsessive shimmering guitars to carve racing thoughts of urgent anxiety, echoed by catchy airy chorus, through a seemingly carefree daze of lost longing and isolated fear. A refreshingly breezy and engaging twee-leaning, jangly indie-pop from start to finish in an emotional and sparkling vortex of inner turmoil.

  • Sarasota, Fl shoegaze /dream pop band CAPTIVE FRAME “Lost In Grief” from the upcoming debut LP “There’s Always Dawn”. 

Equal parts dreamy and contemplative as vibrant and passionate, Florida‘s band last single unfurls shimmering strains of distant, blistering guitar melodies to wander somberly down a lost sweltering path of broken dreams, lit by the haunted fires of crushed clear female vocals desperate to remain “Lost in Grief.”

  • Dreamy surf-pop from Scottish musician David Skimming based in South Korea, LUNAR ISLES “Anchorage” single.

Once again the South Korea based Scot drops a single of introspective and captivating dream-pop allure with a sprinkle of mesmeric reverberant Slowdive echoes, drawing distant lonely emotions, as melancholic as they are tortuous, wandering on a brittle sea of wistful jangly guitar melodies, rippled by sparkling chimes, refracting around dreamy nostalgic vocals to build a detached somber reality of shadowy dreams.

  • London based multiinstrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Ralegh Long “Cathedral Passage” new single
  • Swedish ambient /folk /experimental pop band lead by pianist, singer and composer Nelly Klayman-Cohen, aka Rotem Geffen “Malachit Ktana” from “You Guard the Key” EP on Zeon Light
  • UK indie /psychedelic folk collaboration between Laura J Martin and Lavinia Blackwall (Trembling Bells), aka WYNDOW “Two Strong Legs” from S/T debut album via Summer Critics
  • South Wales-born, Liverpool-based impressionistic dream-pop songwriter Alex Stephens, aka Strawberry Guy – “Company” from the upcoming first LP “Sun Outside My Window” on Melodic Records
  • Skopje, Macedonia space rock /psychedelic /exotic ‘sandalgaze’ open band UNDONE “Let’s Pretend That We Are Free” from the new album “The Central Farm” on Meeting Tent                                                               
  • Brussels Intimate// Lo-Fi Indie Rock duo Sarah de Saint Hubert & Rafael Van Mulders, Her Wild Love “Feu Sacré” (Single) on EXAG’ Records
  • L.A. based grunge /indie rock /garage /psych /folk project of Alexandra Elaine Tapié, aka Alex E.T. “Magic Misery” from upcoming LP “The Ashes” on Ghost Tower Records
  • Dunedin, New Zealand-based dark psychedelic/dream-pop duo of Holly Coogan and Leisure’s Tom Young, The Melancholies “Love Herself” from the S/T EP                                                                                                   
  • San Francisco‘s lo-fi /indie rock /dream pop trio April Magazine “If the Ceiling Were a Kite” from the album “If The Ceiling Were A Kite: Vol. 1” on Tough Love
         
  • Grenoble, France dream pop /shoegaze /slowcore duo Fleuve – “Cimeterre” from split cassette EP with Docks on Hidden Bay Records
  • Nottingham, UK post-rock /dream pop /shoegaze solo project After Daylight ‘The Awakening’ from the forthcoming 6th album “Falling Out Of Time”
  • Delhi, India atmospheric /black metal /shoegaze /post-rock project Raat – “Eternity” from the EP “Eternity”
  • Perth, Australia dream pop /noise-pop /shoegaze multi-instrumentalist Steve Matzkov, aka Seven Hour Days “Tell Me” (Single)
  • Austin, TX alternative rock post-punk //shoegaze band (members of Magnet School, Honeyrude, and Schatzi), Startographers “Hollow” (Single) on Shifting Sounds
  • Belgian shoegaze /noise-pop /slacker rockers BEECH “Summer’s Gone” from the debut LP “Artifact” on Gazer Tapes
  • Baltimore, Maryland ’60s psych /garage rock band Strawberry Sleepover – “The Mustard Tiger” off of the new album “Exploding Strawberry Inevitable”.
  • Italian krautrock /psychedelic rock project of Florence‘s musician Fabrizio Cecchi, aka Trip Hill “Ralph’s Heart Attack” from the LP “Ain’t Trip Ceremony” on Bad Afro Records
  • L.A. garage /psychedelic rock band Hooveriii – “Rules” from “Lazy Suzan B/W Rules Lazy Susan” 7″ single on The Reverberation Appreciation Society
  • Cheboksary, Russia fuzzy psychedelic rock band Один в оленьем парке [Alone In The Deer Park] “Я не дома” single on Opium Eyes Records
  • Bordeaux, France psych /noise-rock band Pretty Inside “Hole In My Head” debut LP “Grow Up” co-released by Safe In The Rain Records / Flippin’ Freaks / A Tant Rêver Du Roi / Permanent Freak / Kids are Lo-Fi Records
  • Manchester, UK psych-pop /indie rock /art-rock band MEWN “Dull Paradise” from “Landscapes Unchanged” first EP on tape via Simonie Records
  • Boston, Ma indie rock band Cold Expectations “In the Padlocked Night” new single on Red on Red Records.
  • Cassadaga, FL shoegaze /dream pop band led by Matthew Messore, aka Cathedral Bells “I Don’t Care Anymore” new single on Spirit Goth
  • NYC-based neo-surf indie trio COLATURA “The Met” (Single)
  • London, UK jangly /indie /dream pop 4-piece Bleach Lab ‘Violet Light’ new single off of their upcoming EP ‘Nothing Feels Real’.
  • Sydney, Australia twee /jangle /indie pop trio PASH “Raincoat” from the cassette EP “Somersault”
  • Melbourne, Australia psych-pop /shoegaze /dream pop duo GRAZER “Reunion” new single on Cascine
  • Valladolid, Spain shoegaze /slowcore /dream pop /indie-rock trio Hooray for Humans “Sleepless Year” from the LP “Tell Your Family and Friends that You Love Them” on Discos Ancarana and Sub Post Records.
  • Indianapolis, IN Dream Pop /Shoegaze trio, Fern Murphy “Let’s Dream It’s Over” single off of the upcoming album, “Violet Hours”.
  • French indie /psychedelic /shoegazing band from Normandie, You Said Strange “Mourning Colors” (Single) from the next album “Thousand Shadows Vol.1” on EXAG Records, Le Cèpe Records, Freakout Records
  • Mississippi shoegaze /post-punk solo project DETECTS “The Other Night” from upcoming debut LP “Conditions”
  • Japanese 5-piece shoegaze /dream pop band from Nagoya, SOFTSURF “Hello My Shadow” from the second EP “Returning Wave” on DREAMWAVES RECORDS
  • Hemling, Sweden lo-fi dream-pop project of Nicklas Krigval, aka REVERBAGE “Embrace The Cringe” from the third album “Tre” on Shore Dive Records
  • Austin based doom drone shoegaze trio GRIVO “Trammel” from the upcoming album “Omit” on Church Road Records
  • Chelmsford, UK alternative shoegaze band SHEER “Around” from the debut S/T EP
  • Philadelphia noise-rock /grunge-gaze quartet TIMELOST “Lifer Death” single on Church Road Records
  • Spanish noise-pop / dreampop / shoegaze /indie rock duo from Granada, Apartamentos Acapulco “Las Cosas Cambian” from the third LP “*EL AÑO DEL TIGRE “
  • Melbourne‘s garage /grunge /alt-indie-rock four-piece, Moaning Lisa “Something” from the debut album “Something Like This But Not This”
  • Melbourne, Australia lo-fi garage noise pop solo project of Tam Richards-Matlakowski (Permits, Girlatones, Carpet Burn, Chook Race), aka Tam Vantage “The Zone” from upcoming third LP “Laughing Gas & Apple Pie” on Still Traveller Records
  • Early ’90s UK Britpop /indie rock band Thousand Yard Stare “Upping Sticks” ‘lost track’ from the ‘Panglossian’ album sessions
  • East Yorkshire, UK indie pop /fuzzy /jangly /indie rock band PRIESTGATE “Bedtime Story” new single on Lucky Number
  • Nashville, Tennessee bedroom indie-rock 4-piece The Sewing Club “Clarity” single
  • Münster, Germany bedroom /dream-pop /indie-pop solo project of half of Nah, Sebastian Voss, aka The Fisherman and his Soul “Harenberg (Larusz & Gülpe Remix)” from the remix LP “Nothing (Never) Ever Stays the Same”
  • Tel Aviv synth-pop /dream pop bassist /singer /songwriter Or Edry “Twenty Steps” title track from the new LP “Twenty Steps” on NaNa Discs
  • Swedish electronic /synthwave /disco duo from Lund, Sally Shapiro “Forget About You” (Single) from the forthcoming early 2022 album “Sad Cities” on Italians Do It Better.
  • Buenos Aires‘ electro-pop /dreampop artist Carolina Zac “Aparece feat. Panxi” from the new EP “Posible” on Kocliko
  • Rockford, IL shoegaze /electropop /dream pop duo SIDE THING “Madonna” from the album “Sundowning”
  • L.A. lo-fi synth based project of Rachael Ann (Jail Weddings, Dire Wolves, Sirens in the Night) along with multi-instrumentalist Sunil Sajwani (Franco Near Death), BIRD OF PARADISE “Island Song” from upcoming second EP “Islands”
  • Auckland, New Zealand indie rock pop solo project Emmanuelle “Mouthfeel” [Prod. franc015]                                        
  • Singapore bedroom /lo-fi /indie-pop solo project In Space “Psyche” (Single)
  • Seoul, South Korea indie pop /synth-pop /electronic outfit Say Bye Ok – 공작 (Peacock)
  • Kirov, Russia new wave /dream pop /shoegaze /post-punk band Звёздная Грань [The StarFace] “Метель” from the debut LP “Метель / Snowstorm”
  • Sheffield, UK lo-fi /alt-country /indie pop /indie folk project of Liam James Marsh (Fine, Bedbound By Summer, Tired Eyes, Short Story Picture Book), aka Kid Chameleon “Mine To Lose” off the new album “The Pull of the Bulrushes (II)”
  • Oslo, Norway bedroom pop /electronic /slowcore solo project Broken Swans “High Mountain Call” new single from the upcoming S/T EP via Sotron Records
  • Perth, Western Australia dream pop /indie rock /folk songwriting duo Dylan & Carmen Ollivierre, aka The Money War “Blood” new single
  • Manchester, UK dream pop /indie pop project of Juliper Sky guitarist, Jesse D’Kora “In the North Sea air” third single.
  • Dallas, TX experimental /ambient /electronic musician Elektra Monet “Do You” from the upcoming album “The Black Opal” on Somewherecold Records
  • France-based ambient /ethereal /post-rock /dream pop /instrumental project of Scottish musician and Cocteau Twins founder, Robin Guthrie “Ajo” written around 2017.
  • San Francisco, Ca experimental folk guitarist and composer Bill Orcutt “All Your Buried Corpses Begin To Speak” off of the new LP, “Odds Against Tomorrow” on PALILALIA.

 

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