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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #49

Chris McCaw – Sunburned

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Bangkok, Thailand indie pop/shoegaze band trio (formerly The Passion of Anna), Traveling With Monika “Farewell” new single

New darkly mesmerizing new single from the Thai indie band, brimming with boundless melancholia, infused by thoughtful, wandering baritone twangy guitar lines, hearted by sinuous deep bass whirls, to build nostalgic twists for sad, dreamy female vocals, echoing softly into the reverb-filled hazy bliss, to bleed anxious memories into the last, cymbal clashing “Farewell.”

  • Charlottesville-based dark/dreamy/jangle/indie-pop outfit FILMS ON SONG “I’m Starting to See You in a New Light” new single from the forthcoming EP.

A fantasmagorical escape into a hazy yet endearing, Felt-infused, 80s England, the new single from Charlottesville band winds wiry, nostalgic jangly, strummed guitar melodies with jaunty rhythms and airy keyboard sweeps, around bittersweet male vocals, wrapped in light atmospheric hums, to depict a spectacular vision of deceptive dreams.

  • Oklahoma City-based shoegaze noise-rock trio, cursetheknife “In Dreams” from 6-track EP “Thank You For Being Here pt. II” second part of 2 Tapes album on New Morality Zine.

Second volume of the two-part cassette album from Oklahoma City-band with their heady ceaselessly interweaving of shoegaze and grungy noise-rock, harmony and noise, ecstatic and evocative atmospheric dilations and abrasive fuzzy viscerality, which sways in moody and introspective sonic territory made of sheer heartfelt dread and emotion, permeated with dark ethereal and melancholic melodies, as well as distressed painful and angsty distortion.

  • Scottish/American ambient/soundscapes/minimal duo Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd “After Dark” from the album “Another Flower”
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK indie/dream pop/new wave/electronic solo project SI FARRIER “The Paradox Of Value” from the EP “Primary Pie-Oneer Products”.
  • UK spacerock/psychedelic/shoegaze veterans THE TELESCOPES “Mesmerize” from the upcoming new 12th album “Songs Of Love And Revolution” on Tapete
  • UK new-age dream-pop duo, LIGHTS THAT CHANGE “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” (Bauhaus Cover)
  • Johnstown, Pennsylvania ambient/ethereal/slowcore alias of artist Jake Dryzal, BLUE NAVY “Slept” from the new album “Yours”
  • Philadelphia, Pa lo-fi/shoegaze/dream pop/sadcore project by Haley Butters, ABSINTHE FATHER “Michigan” off the album “Reimaginings”
  • Russian ethereal/dream-pop married duo from Taganrog, Малыш Камю [Malish Kamu] ‘Животное’ from the new EP ‘Луна’ on Zooeycat records
  • Melbourne, Australia synth-pop/dream pop DIY one-girl-project of Nat Chippy, Japanese Heart Software “Little Cat” off upcoming V/A “Beautiful Noise” cassette/vinyl 12″ on Sunday Records
  • Cleveland, OH lo-fi/bedroom/ethereal solo project of singer-songwriter Jenna Fournier of the shoegaze/alt-rock band NIIGHTS, KID TIGRRR “Heavyweight Champion (demo)”
  • Karlstad, Swedish bedroom pop artist Wilma Nea – “Part Of A Club” new single on Feverish
  • Arkhangelsk, Russia sovietwave/new wave/retrowave/post-punk duo ЭЛЕКТРОЦОЙ [Electrotsoy] ‘Навсегда/ Forever’ new single                                                                                                                                                   
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer, French lo-fi/indie/dream pop 5-piece fronted by Quentin Isidore aka Pastel Coast – “Dial” new single
     
  • UK collaboration between former Cocteau Twins‘ bassist and Bella Union founder Simon Raymonde with Dif Juz drummer/saxophonist Richie Thomas, LOST HORIZONS “Every Beat That Passed (feat. Kavi Kwai)” from the first part of the upcoming album ”In Quiet Moments” via Bella Union
  • Brisbane, Australia jangle pop/folk 5-piece Full Power Happy Hour “Steely Fence” from the upcoming S/T album on Coolin’ By Sound
  • Caen, Normandy surf/indie-pop quartet BEACH YOUTH “In My Chest” from the upcoming debut LP “Postcard” co-released by Music From The Masses (FR) / Wewant2Records (FR) / Shelflife (USA)
  • Brighton, UK based schrammelig post-punk /indie-pop outfit of Beth Arzy (Trembling Blue Stars /Aberdeen /The Luxembourg Signal /Lightning in a Twilight Hour /The Fireworks), Shaun Charman (The Wedding Present /The Popguns /The Fireworks), Kerry Boettcher (Turbocat), and Hannes Mueller (The BV’s /Endlich Bluete), Jetstream Pony ‘Grief of a (Frozen) Sailor’ from limited edition white 7″ vinyl single ‘Grief of a (Frozen) Sailor c/w Hit the Snow’ on Snowflakes Christmas Singles Club 2020
  • San Francisco DIY kitchen pop project by Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, Art Museums etc), The Reds, Pinks & Purples “Dahlias and Rain” new 2-track single
  • Depok/BSD City, Indonesia C-86/jangle/indie pop band The Lousy Pop Group “Days” from the upcoming S/T CD EP on Melotron Recordings
  • Piriápolis, Uruguay indie lo-fi band NewCastle “Vida Bandida” new single
  • East Bay, CA lo-fi /jangle /indie pop project of Ryan Marquez (Carnival Park, The Haircuts, Apple Orchard, Golden Teardrops), The Umbrella Puzzles “Pick yourself up” (unreleased) from V/A “Ramonescore Radio presents… What the fuck is Twee?” compilation on Ramonescore Radio Records
  • Irish indie pop rock band from Dublin, MAGAZINES “Pink and Blue” new single
  • Los Angeles indie/sadcore/dream-pop trio Cryogeyser “Love Angel” from the album “Love Is Land” on Terrible Records
  • Argentinian indie / chillwave / synthpop / dreampop trio from Mar del Plata, Altocamet “Prohibición” ltd. 7″ single on Casa del Puente Discos
  • Austin, TX-based experimental/shoegaze/dreampop solo project of Haley Conlin, aka DOTTIE “If we wait” (Guided by Voices)
  • Tokyo-based Japanese shoegaze/dreampop band, OEIL “Perfect” new single
  • San Antonio, TX lo-fiambient/dream pop/shoegaze project Crux of Faith “Geosphere” from 2-track “MMXX Demo”
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina shoegaze/dream pop band lead by Nicolás Castello, NAX “Estrella guía” new single
  • Irish shoegazing noise-pop outfit based in Dublin, DIVING BELLS “Sleeper” new single
  • Toronto, Ontario dreampop/shoegaze trio HOVERING “Windows” debut single
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK indie rock band Slow Decades “Ambient Violence” new single
  • Spanish noise-pop / shoegaze / dreampop all-girl four-piece band UNIFORMS “Cross the Pond” unreleased track from the compilation “Hits With Tits Vol. 7”
  • Glasgow, UK indie/psych-pop/shoegaze DIY outfit THE AFFECTIONATE PUNCH “Misery Kid” off of the new EP “Golly Gee Whizz”
  • New Cross, London, UK indie jangle-pop DIY partisans The Hannah Barberas “Holiday Hymn” (Vic Godard‘s Subway Sect Cover from 1979) from the EP “Winter” The Shelter fundraising release
  • Cologne-based German Dreampop/Indie-Rock trio WILDLIFE “Teenage Fall” new single
  • Milwaukee-based noisepop/shoegaze band Brief Candles “I Will Follow You Too” from the new single “I Will Follow You Too / Rehearsal”
  • Aarhus, Danish indie-rock 4-piece YUNG ‘Such A Man’ from the upcoming LP ‘Ongoing Dispute’ on PNKSLM Recordings.
  • Tokyo‘s indie/fuzzy noise rock band, NEKOZE PAJAMAS ” Nekoze Pajamas Theme” off 2-track cassette “Nekoze Pajamas 1st EP” on Glasgow’s Cow Tongue Taco Records
  • Southend On Sea, UK based lo-fi/shoegaze/fuzz loving-grungers HIGH/LOW “Little Spaceman” from the new EP “Invaders”, last in a series of 6 EPs to be compiled as ‘CYCLOPS’, available across 2 CDs, with a 16 track vinyl release 31 December 2020.
  • Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia noise-rock/psych/shoegaze duo CEREMONY EAST COAST “I, Always” from “Ruby” EP
  • Nashville, TN post-punk /new wave /indie rock /dream pop band led by songwriter and producer Joseph Lekkas, Palm Ghosts “Static Swell” new single on Golden Robot Records
  • Massachusetts shoegaze/indie rock moody one-man-band, Mourning Collective “Torches” off upcoming “Winter” EP
  • Berlin‘s electronic/dream pop/post-punk/shoegaze/indie rock project of Alexander Leonard Donat, aka VLIMMER “Nacktheit” off the last EP “XIIIIIIII (18)” of “Jagmoor Cynewulf” narrative series on his own label Blackjack Illuminist
  • London, UK noir-pop/shoegaze/dream pop duo of Dean Garcia (formerly of Curve) & Rose Berlin, SPC ECO “A Little Too Much” new single
  • Swedish dream folk/indie rock/synthpop/psych-pop singer/songwriter from Stockholm, MIYNT “A bite of papaya” new single                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Portland, Oregon electronic synthpop /dream-pop duo of Hollie and Keith Kenniff (aka Helios, Goldmund), Mint Julep “Chariot” new single
  • Bandung, Indonesia indie pop /electro-pop /dream pop band (formerly known as Ping Pong Club), IRIS BEVY “Endeavor (feat. Emiri Kanou)” new single
  • New York City-based shoegaze/dreampop/synthwave producer, musician and DJ, Jeremy Bastard “Shadow Boxing (Feat. Elektra Monet)” maxi-single from the upcoming album “Everyone is History, There is No Memory” on Somewherecold Records
  • Canadian shoegaze/synthpop/dream pop project of Jasamine White-Gluz from Montreal, NO JOY “Disco 6 (Motherhood Demos)”
  • The Hague, Netherlands indie-folk project of twenty-four year old singer/songwriter Lieke Heusinkveld, aka la loye “I’m still asleep” new single
  • Seattle, WA indie/dream pop band fronted by Jenn Taranto, Medejin “Real Ones”                                                            
  • Paris-based UK folk singer-songwriter Flora Hibberd “Fold” from “Every Incident Has Left Its Mark” EP
  • Buffalo, New York ambient /chillwave /post-rock /electronic project of Jeff Kandefer, aka Plio̱cene “Swallowed in the Dark Sea”

Chris McCaw – Sunburned

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