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Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #51

  • Parisian garage/jangle/post-punk/indie rock band (members of Joujou Jaguar and Bootchy Temple), EggS “Old Fashion Virtue” off “An Unexpected Christmas Gift” cassette single on Howlin Banana Records

‘An Unexpected Christmas Gift’ from Parisian combo, EggS, with a vibrant and gripping garagey indie rock new single laced with punk attitude, that unleashes punchy beats, throbbing post-punkish bassline, and abrasive wiry guitar bursts into the energetic, Dylan-esque riled up drawl’ anthemic release and destruction of “Old Fashioned Virtue.”

  • Los Angeles psych-pop/ shoegaze solo project HAYIEN “Acracy” new single

New compelling shoegazing psychedelic pop solo project based in L.A. just added two songs on Bandcamp to last November debut single, the former, the evocative piano lead, “Not Yet, There Is Still One Projectile Left”, dreamy and melancholic, while the latter, “Acracy”, fuzzy and abrasive, yet equally introspective, unfurls zippy rhythms and sinuous bassline, to propel a distorted winding guitar haze laced with fear, around desperate male vocals sorrowfully illuminating a cold reality. We’ll definitely hear more about Hayien in the new year.

  • San Francisco, Ca DIY kitchen pop project of Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, Art Museums etc), The Reds, Pinks & Purples “We Won’t Come Home at Christmas Time” new Christmas single

One of the most overall relished DIY guitar-pop projects throughout the year, could not fail to gift us his distinctive bittersweet Christmas wishes with sparkling Holiday sleigh bell beats that ignite mellow meandering guitars and sad, nostalgic vocals, to flow un-Merrily down a path of traumatic memories, that begat the un-traditional fatalism found in the title “We Won’t come Home at Christmas Time.”

  • Irish folk singer/songwriter Perry Blake “Forgiveness” from “New Year’s Wish ~ The Acoustic Side of Perry Blake” (collection to celebrate 20 years as a recording artist) on Moochin’ About
  • Baltimore, Maryland coldwave/shoegaze solo project, 4dversary “Falling 4ever”                                               
  • Scottish instrumental post-rock trio from Motherwell, A Sudden Burst Of Colour “Decoder” from the new double A-side single “Transgressor/Decoder”
  • Wellington, New Zealand dream-pop sibling trio WOMB “Dust To Dust” new single                                   
  • Nijmegen, Netherlands ‘film music noir’ 5-piece founded by The Gathering‘s René and Hans Rutten, HABITANTS “Morgen” new single from the upcoming album, to be released in September 2021.
  • Seattle post-punk/dream pop outfit FOTOFORM “They Say It’s Always Lonely” new single
  • Brooklyn, NY indie rock/dream-gaze duo No Swoon “Beside” new single + Do-It-Ourselves the Zine
  • Houston, TX ambient/electronic/glitch/dream pop/shoegaze solo project of guitarist Jon Thompson, aka Oppressed by the Line “Pretend I’m Invisible” from the EP “Looking Back Moving Forward” on Houston’s label Drifting Falling
  • Jakarta, Indonesia ambient/shoegaze/post-rock duo IN INERTIA “Finding Your Silver Lining” from “Efflorescence” EP
  • Wellington, New Zealand “trip-hop post-gaze” duo of Matt Dalzell (formerly songwriter and guitarist for NZ shoegaze pioneers The Malchicks), and young chanteuse Ellie Rose, aka Metrosideros “Fallen Through Your Hands” from debut S/T EP
  • German indie/shoegaze/dream pop solo project of Tim Stadler, aka Replenish The Void “No Place To Vent” from the album “I Can’t Let You Go” on Swedish imprint Yena Record Company
  • Montreal-based psych-pop/indie pop singer-songwriter Alicia Clara “Hazemaze” from the upcoming debut LP “Outsider/Unusual” on Hot Tramp
  • Tepic, Nayarit, México bedroom/jangle/dream pop 5-piece YELLOW DUDES “Ordinary Films” title track from “Ordinary Films” EP
  • Cardiff, UK lo-fi/bedroom/folk/indie pop band lead by Faye Rogers, aka Rosehip Teahouse “No Gloom” from the 12″ vinyl EP “Fine” on Big Indie Records
  • Glasgow, UK indie/psych-pop/shoegaze DIY outfit THE AFFECTIONATE PUNCH “Please Don’t Make Me Kill You” from the new single “Please Don’t Make Me Kill You / Honeysuckle Kiss”
  • New York lo-fi/indie rock solo project SIPPER “Dance In Room Song” from “Room: Vol 1” single compilation
  • Taiwan based synth/dream pop/indie pop duo THE FUR. “Julie” from the sophomore album “Serene Reminder”                                                                                                                                                     
  • Dunedin, New Zealand legendary longstanding guitar pop band lead by Martin Phillipps, The Chills ‘You’re Immortal’ new single
  • Charlottesville-based dark/dreamy/indie-pop band FILMS ON SONG “Sushi” from the new “False Starts” EP
  • Southern California alternative/psychedelic/gaze rock/dream pop trio PURE MIDS “Ivy” new single
  • Tokyo, Japan electronic /shoegaze /dreampop musician OTOM “What To Do Next” new single
  • Melbourne, Australia bedroom proggy guitar pop by Skube Burnell and friends, 808s & Greatest Hits “Abduction” from the LP ‘Greatest Hits II’ on Our Golden Friend
  • Leeds, UK noise pop/shoegaze duo Insect Guide “Alone” from the new EP “Dystopian Musical”
  • Hamburg, Germany indie/dream pop trio Roller Derby “Flying High” new single                                              
  • Gaithersburg, Maryland electronic/indie pop musician SUN ERA “Pink and Blue” new single
      
  • Saitama, Japan lo-fi/indie pop/psychedelic pop project, Boys Age “Warped Star (ねじれほし)” from the third album “Chalice, The Deepest Beyond” on Nice Guys
  • Moscow, Russia psychedelic-pop/baroque pop band, Inna Pivars & The Histriones “За стеной блуждающих / Behind the wall of wandering dreams” from the new album “Певчие птицы в лесу берендеев / Songbirds in the Berendei Forest”
  • US psychedelic rock band out of Los Angeles, SECRET FLOWERS “Asunder” new single
  • Portland, Or psychedelic/dream pop/rock’n’roll all-girl trio (formerly Is/Is), CANDACE “Still Phase (Demo)” from “Demos” LP [20162019]
  • Canadian lo-fi /psychedelic /dream pop /shoegaze solo project of Arthur Bennell, based out of Edmonton (guitarist of shoegaze band Charcoal Skies), BLUME “Feel So Good” new single
  • Indonesian Indie-Pop Band from Bandung, Sunny Summer Day featuring Nana Furuya – 夕暮れと月 (Dusk and Moon)” new single
  • Portland, Maine dream pop/noise gaze 4-piece Crystal Canyon “Every Little Star” new single from the upcoming album “Yours with affection and sorrow” on Repeating Cloud
  • Vancouver, BC psych-pop/shoegaze 3-piece DID YOU DIE “Never Have I Ever” from “Diamond Heights” EP
  • Los Angeles psych pop/ shoegaze solo project HAYIEN “Not Yet, There Is Still One Projectile Left” 
  • Philly shoegaze/psych/indie rock trio Stellarscope “You drive me crazy” new single on Patetico Recordings
  • West Salem, North Carolina fuzzy/gloomy/psych/shoegaze trio Spirit System “Ensilver” new single
  • Louisville, Kentucky husband (David) and wife (Courtney) dreampop/shoegaze band COLOR CRUSH “Drive” new single
  • Birmingham, UK shoegaze/dream pop solo project Graywave “Like Heaven” new single
  • Richmond, Va noise rock/power pop band DAZY “Passing Ways” from the new single “Firecracker b/w Passing Ways”
  • Italian synth-gaze duo Raffaele Galasso and Alessandra Cesano from Brindisi, Nightcrush “I Call You” on Shunu Records
  • Alaska-based goth dark shoegaze solo project Asenath Anyox “Black September” new single from the 2nd album of the same name
  • Minato City, Japan alternative/noise/shoegaze 4-piece band BLOOD PICK ME “Inside/Out” new single
  • UK dream pop/shoegaze/fuzz/psych/indie rock band from Southampton, SUPERDRONE “Christmas Time in the City” from “Santa-Gaze” EP
  • Wellington, NZ based psych-pop 3-piece TRANSISTOR “Two Zeroes (Live Session)” from “Lights Form One To The Sun” EP
  • Oakland, Ca lo-fi/bedroom-pop/indie/experimental/post-punk project, Spending every season in hell ”Isle” from the single *
  • Russian indie rock solo project ЛЮВЕРС “Тело” from the EP “Совесть”
  • Bangkok, Thailand indie pop/shoegaze band trio (formerly The Passion of Anna), Traveling With Monika “Out Of Sight” new single
  • Viennese all-girl garage surf-pop 3-piece DIVES “Stay Right Here” (Single Version) on Siluh Records
  • Wellington, New Zealand alt indie rock seven-piece band (members of Fruit Juice Parade, Yukon Era, Soda Boyz, Courtney Hate), Prison Choir ‘Tongue’ debut single.
  • Bristol, UK indie-pop/jangle/dream pop 6-piece HAMBURGER “Cut It Out” from the vinyl 12″ EP “Teenage Terrified” on Specialist Subject Records
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK dream folk solo project HAAR “Flow On” title track from the new “Flow On” EP
  • Paris, France shoegaze/slowcore/dream pop band HELIGOLAND “Palomino” from the upcoming album “This Quiet Fire”
  • Oakland, Ca dream-gaze/dream pop trio, There’s Talk “Ascension” from the new EP “Great Falls”.
  • Bellingham, Washington shoegaze/dream pop duo of Gretchen DeVault and Brian J. Bowe, Voluptuous Panic “Auld Lang Syne” new single
  • San Francisco, California indie rock musician, singer & songwriter (The Fresh & Onlys, Magic Trick), TIM COHEN “Rage On” from the upcoming 7th LP “You Are Still Here” on Bobo Integral
  • Copenhagen, Denmark experimental/jazz/ambient/electronic by singer/songwriter and musician Gry Bagøien, PERLEMOR “Uendeligt” from the 12″ vinyl EP “Kongelys”
  • Jakarta, Indonesia ambient/shoegaze/post-rock duo IN INERTIA “Finding Your Silver Lining” from “Efflorescence” EP
  • London, UK noir-pop/shoegaze/dream pop duo of Dean Garcia (formerly of Curve) & Rose Berlin, SPC ECO “Yesterday” (Paul McCartney Cover) new single
  • Swedish musician/composer/singer and visual artist (former member of Anywhen, and currently part of Exit North), THOMAS FEINER “Passing Candles”
 

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