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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – October #43-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia indie rock /emo /dream pop/ shoegaze band Ищейка [Isheika] ‘Слоудайв’ new single

After a long hiatus Russian eclectic noisy shoegaze group return with a harmonically disruptive and intensely torturous new single with math and emo nuances, amidst continuous changes of tones and rhythms, introspective delays, sudden refrains and energetic cathartic surges, scattered through a hazy and angsty concoction of abrasive ringing guitar distorted edges, sparkling emotional strings, punchy busy drums, snaking basslines, and evocative, bittersweet vocals shifting between the agony and ecstasy of lost dreams and new horizons.

  • Rochester Hills, Michigan jangle pop /shoegaze /dream pop artist Andrew Younker – ”Togetherball” title track from upcoming tape album ”Togetherball” on Hidden Bay Records

Michigan‘s bedroom artist, after a sparse single in 2020 and a more recent jangle-pop collaboration with fellow songwriter Foliage, is back, while announcing a full LP, with the velvety, chill-out, gently melancholic ”Togetherball”, sprinkled with sleek sophisti-pop nuances and subtly psych grooves, to unfurl around drowsy vocals weaving obsessive woozy vibes, through an intoxicating swinging soft percussive carpet filled with mesmeric crystalline guitar shimmers, sparkling icy bright synth twirls, and pulsing tinkling chords to encompass the introspective lyrics about mending a relationship while staying true to oneself. A convincingly intimate, refined and inspired first preview.

  • Adelaide‘s indie rock /shoegaze band Blush Response “Vertigo” from the new single “Molasses / Vertigo”

The Aussie band deliver, with the usual sharp balance of noise and melody, two intoxicating warm breezes of ’90s inspired alt-guitar rock doused in sinuous and enveloping fuzzy riffs that wax and wane, interspersed with introspective jangly melodies, punchy drums, and deep basslines, to instil nostalgic, angsty moods around distressed whispery male vocals.

  • Tokyo, Japan experimental post-rock /dream pop /shoegaze musician OTOM “Dice” from the acoustic EP “Cycle”
  • London, UK noir-pop /shoegaze /dream pop duo of Dean Garcia (formerly of Curve) & Rose Berlin, SPC ECO “Everyone Knows” from “Break Apart” EP [Oct 2021 Series]
  • Portland, Oregon ambient /ethereal /electronic artist (one half of Mint Julep), Hollie Kenniff (feat. Goldmund) “Anything Wonderous Is Endless” on Unseen
  • Bristol, UK ambient /drone /space /ethereal pop artist LUCY GOOCH “Orthione” from upcoming “Rushing” EP (Expanded Edition) on Fire Records
  • Los Angeles Indie Folk Rock project of Alex Brown Church, aka SEA WOLF – “Reflections on a Grey Dawn (feat. Dustin O’Halloran)” from the album, “Through A Dark Wood” (Deluxe), available on November 19th, 2021 on Dangerbird Records.
  • Louisville, Kentucky psych /indie rock 4-piece Routine Caffeine “Closet” (Single) on To-Go Records
  • London, UK lo-fi experimental /electronic /grungecore DIY project Grungemaster “Everything” from cassette album “Master of Grunge” on Crafting Room Recordings
  • San Benito, TX shoegaze /dream pop solo project FUN WITH ETHER “Dagger” (Slowdive cover)
  • Bakersfield, Ca-based shoegaze /dream pop married duo, Fawns of Love ‘Innocence of Protection’ title track from forthcoming LP ‘Innocence of Protection’ on Kingfisher Bluez
  • Brooklyn, New York indie dream-pop duo Melody Charade “Sky Like This” from the debut EP “Sky Like This”
  • Galway, Ireland shoegaze /noise-rock /guitar rock band NewDad “Ladybird” new single.                                   
  • Texan dream pop-rock band from DallasFEVER CULT “Anodyne” (Single).                                                                 
  • Cardiff, UK Dream pop outfit LUCID “Reading Labels” [Single]
  • South Wales-born, Liverpool-based impressionist dream-pop songwriter Alex Stephens, aka Strawberry Guy – “When Morning Comes” from the new LP ”Sun Outside My Window” on Melodic Records
  • Kansas City Indie /shoegaze /dream pop solo project SEVENTEEN YEARS “Long Story” (Single)
  • Italian indie pop solo project of Andrea Calvo and friends, Grand Drifter “Diary of Sorts” 2nd single from the upcoming album on Subjangle/Sciopero Records
  • Portland, Or new wave /jangle pop /guitar pop solo project Nobody’s Flowers “Mountains out of Broken Men” from the upcoming S/T album on REALLY RAD RECORDS
  • Los Angeles based French psych indie pop 4-piece LE PAIN “Obvious to You” new single
  • Bryansk/Moscow, Russia indie /coldwave /post-punk band Predznanie feat. Sob Violently – “Летние ночи” from the new album “На расстоянии“ on Русский пост-панк                                                                              
  • Kirov, Russia dream pop /post-punk /shoegaze band collaboration, Звёздная Грань, Blood Sun Day – “Туман” (Single)
                   
  • Tampa, FL post-punk /shoegaze /indie rock all-girl 4-piece THE NERVOUS GIRLS “Salt City” new single.
  • Oslo, Norway garage pop /indie rock 4-piece VEPS “His Brother” (Single) on Kanine Records
  • Spanish pop-punk band from Madrid, Aiko El Grupo “Romantinski” new single on Elefant Records
  • UK alt /indie rock band from Lincoln, THE RILLS “Skint Eastwood” new single on Nice Swan Records
  • Maryland dream pop /shoegaze /indie rock bedroom project THE PLEASURE HOLES ”Martyr’s Chapel” (Single).
  • Leipzig-based math-rock /psychedelic pop /techno /krautrock group Flying Moon In Space “The Observer (A Place To Bury Strangers Remix)” from “Remix” EP on Fuzz Club
  • São Paulo, Brazil shoegaze /psychedelic trio FIREFRIEND “Poison Tree” (Single)
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia psychedelic /kraut duo MENK. “Glaza” from the album “II” (remastered) on Acid Test (UK), Clostridium Records (Europe) and Little Cloud Records (USA)
  • Russian electronic-shoegaze band from Moscow, Secrets of the Third Planet – “Give me love” off of the upcoming “Cosmo Meadows” album due in 2022.
  • Wuppertal, German dream pop /indie rock /shoegaze band Casino Garden “Never Change” from the upcoming third album “Oliver Oliver”.
  • Sakhalin Oblast, Russian Horrorgaze / Shoegaze / Dream Pop / Darkgaze trio lead by Eugene Zhuk, Sleep Overload “The Devil’s Dance” from the new EP “Horror Film”
  • Singapore slowcore /dream pop /shoegaze 4-piece BLUSH “Best Friend” (Single)
  • Sidney shoegaze collective TRILLION “Sure” new single
  • Faenza, Italy nugaze /heavy shoegaze 4-piece Mondaze “Lost” off upcoming debut LP “Late Bloom” on Church Road Records
  • US atmospheric black metal /shoegaze /blackgaze artist Damián Antón Ojeda, AKA Sadness “Spotlight” from the LP “April sunset”
  • Philadelphia alt /shoegaze band Forest Circles – “Labyrinth” from the upcoming debut 2-track 7″ single
  • Rochester, NY Shoegaze /Rock band BAD BLOOM “Automatic” (Single)
  • Austin, Texas shoegaze /dream pop quartet BLUSHING “Blame (feat. Miki Berenyi)” from the upcoming album “Possessions” on Kanine Records
  • Polish Shoegaze /Dream Pop 4-piece band based in Warsaw, Midsommar “Persephone” from the debut EP “The dream we had”
  • Montreal, Québec dream pop /shoegaze duo MURMURE “Souffle” from the new EP “Les mémoires dissociatives”
  • Mexican dream-pop /psych /grunge /shoegaze fivesome based in Villahermosa, Lasitud “Culto” new single
  • Philadelphia coldwave/dream pop duo Blanketflowers “Perennial” (Single)
  • Manchester based fuzzy shoegaze 4-piece CRUSH “So Strange” (Single)
  • Croatian atmospheric psych /post-rock /shoegaze duo from Zagreb, Tús Nua “Palindrome” from the sophomore LP “Nothing Personal”
  • Swedish psych /shoegaze /guitar pop /dream pop songwriter and producer from Gothenburg, Mathias Engwall, aka llawgne “Feelingz 4-ever” from the debut LP “Nevereveries” on Declared Goods
  • Los Angeles indie /shoegaze /sadcore /dream-pop band Cryogeyser “Foreigner” from the album “Timetetheredtogether” on Terrible.
  • Texan Eclectic Shoegazers EEP “Ángeles” second single from the upcoming second album “Winter Skin” on Hogar Records
  • Dartmouth, Nova Scotia indie rock /dream pop 5-piece DIAMONDTOWN “Everyday is Monday” from the album “DIAMONDTOWN” on Label Obscura
  • New Brunswick, NJ shoegaze /post-rock /indie rock band GATES “Out Of Nothing,” off Gates’ new EP, ‘Here and Now,’ out now on Wax Bodega.
  • US ambient /black metal /shoegaze /blackgaze duo VIVID ILLUSION “The Sentinel” from S/T album
  • Central Connecticut post-rock /shoegaze solo project INERTIAL “Hydrangea” from upcoming EP “Cloud Beings”
  • Austin, TX-based shoegaze /jangle /indie pop /noise /dream pop band, Letting Up Despite Great Faults “Bloom” (unreleased) off of the “Movement EP 15th Anniversary Edition” remastered plus unreleased tracks on cassette
  • Finnish dream pop duo Babel “Breathe” single on PME Records                                                                            
  • US synth-wave side-project of Florida‘s Cathedral Bells, aka Midi Memory – “Gone (feat. CD Ghost)” new single on Spirit Goth Records
  • Coldwavey /shoegazey /post-punk /French pop trio from Berlin, PLAISIR “Stereo Jones” new single from the upcoming EP
  • Leipzig-based indie /jangle /dream-pop project of UK-born Joel Randles, aka GOOD POSTURE “Last Time” from Good Posture’s “Changin” EP on Feeltrip Records
  • Paris, French synthpop project of Mathis (Skategang, Police Control, Music On Hold), aka Ray Jane – “Lépidoptère” from the 7″single “Lépidoptère / Confusion” on Gone with the Weed.
  • Mexico City indie dream pop band Useless Youth “Verano 2017” first single from the album due 2022.
  • Oklahoma City‘s lo-fi bedroom /dream pop duo HUSBANDS “Ancient One” new single
  • Vancouver, BC lo-fi /bedroom pop /indie rock solo project of Pierce Kingan and friends, aka The Pierce Kingans “Code Pink” (Single)
  • Filipino power-pop /indie rock /indie-pop trio from Manila, PARASOULS “Can We, Can We” from the upcoming debut EP “Drifters, Dream Makers” on Lilystars Records
  • US indie-pop band Little Cinema “Big Baby” from the upcoming sophomore LP “Safety” (Pre-Release)
  • Atlanta, Georgia dream pop /indie rock 4-piece LUNAR VACATION “Peddler” from the debut album “Inside Every Fig Is A Dead Wasp” on Human Sounds
  • Glasgow-based indie rock Blush Club “A Hill To Die On” title track from the debut EP “A Hill To Die On”                    
  • Russian indie /post-punk /new wave band from Yekaterinburg, Перемотка (Peremotka) “Самые Грустные Песни (The Saddest Songs)”                                                                                                                                     
  •  Vienna-based jangly /power-pop /indie rock band Laundromat Chicks “It must be the stars” (Single)
                                                                          
  • Gomel, Belarus post-punk/indie rock 5-piece Худший Друг [Worst Friend] “Задача (Э. Мошковская)” from the new EP “Один в пустой квартире”
  • Philadelphia indie rock 4-piece Zinskē “Horseface Josey” new single
  • Finland psych pop duo Black Currants “Lunar Fruit” (Single)
  • Berlin based dream /synth /psych pop project of Lucas Ufo (of Fenster), aka WORLD BRAIN “Always on the Line” new single on Mansions and Millions
  • Lisbon, Portugal indie pop 7folk solo project Calmness “Angel” (Single)
  • Brighton based indie-pop songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (formerly guitarist and singer of 70/80’s band Dolly Mixture), RACHEL LOVE “The Long Way Round” from the debut LP “Picture In Mind”
  • Canadian/German Retro-Pop /Psychedelic Folk singer-songwriter duo from Toronto & Heidelberg, Marla & David Celia “Cuenta Conmigo” from the album “Indistinct Chatter”
 

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