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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – Feb. #5-21

  • San Francisco based lo-fi /bedroom pop /shoegaze /indie-pop solo project of April Magazine bassist and singer, Katiana Mashikian, aka Mister Baby “Blueberries” from the cassette album + ltd. ‘zine “Sidewalk Pop” on Paisley Shirt Records

Conjuring up distant echoes of Marine Girls, The Softies, Lisa Germano, combined with sparse shoegazing distortion through a distinctive array of poignant bittersweet folk and wistful twee emotionality, “Sidewalk Pop” is an endearing collection of lo-fi, semi-acoustic, introspective and stripped-down, occasionally instrumental, tunes follow one another with a languidly indolent and introspective vibe, wrapped in a blurred sun-dazzled glaze, calm and sluggish yet somehow highly seductive and graceful, as sad vocals lay bare deeply heartfelt dreamlike emotions.

  • Vienna based lo-fi /new wave /jangle pop/post-punk /power pop three-piece The Laundromat Chicks “Have you ever seen a ghost?” new single

Sneakily captivating grower of a new single by Viennese lo-fi fuzzy pop trio induces minimal deadened blinking vibes, spinning peppy off-tempo beats, bleak throbbing organic post-punkish bass line, crushed icy upbeat keyboard bursts, and sparse dry abrasive guitar riffs around numb, subtly cool, aloof male vocals begging the question, “Have you ever seen a ghost?”.

  • Oakland, Ca dream pop /shoegaze 4-piece BAD VISUALS “So Broken” new single
Apparently coming from a post-hardcore-punk past, Oakland-based band inject boundless energy into reverb-dusted nostalgic 6-string chords weaving sparkling distorted mesmerizing textures through punchy drum beats, gurgling throbbing bassline, and dreamy, falling male vocals sobbing angsty lyrics into the “So Broken” 90s guitar tinged melancholic bliss.
  • Gothenburg, Sweden spiritual jazz /cosmic /psych folk outfit (members of Hills and Goat), DJINN “Love Divine” from the upcoming LP “Transmission” on Rocket Recordings
  • Oslo, Norway indie psychedelic rock instrumental band Orions Belte “Lotus” from the upcoming album “Villa Amorini” on Jansen Records
  • London, UK noir-pop /shoegaze /dream pop duo of Dean Garcia (formerly of Curve) & Rose Berlin, SPC ECO “The Way We Were” from “Make A Wish – The Way We Were” A+B Single Series 2021February
  • Edmonton, Canada ambient /dream pop /shoegaze solo music project of Arthur Bennell, BLUME “Do The Same” off the album “Synthetic Sounds For The Modern Soul” to be released in 2021
  • Toulouse, France bedroom /emo /sad pop Daniel Selig‘s side project, Walk Home Drunk “Finish Last” from upcoming “Time Flies” EP on Hidden Bay Records
  • Wiltshire, UK bedroom pop /ambient /shoegaze /dream pop musician, singer and songwriter (aka Eligia and bassist of Cosmic Lightshow), Archie Sagers “Pylon (Cover of Baltimore at an Angle)” from V/A “2020 (In Aid of Homeless Youth in Brighton)” charity compilation on his own Crafting Room Records
  • San Francisco casiotone /bedroom pop trio Freddie’s World “Guerrero Street” from the 2-track new single “Walking Home”
  • UK dream pop /shoegaze band from Leicester, Dayflower “In the Clouds” (originally released on Hidden Gem Records’ “Colourwheel Compilation Volume II”) from the 2-track single “In the Clouds / Wonder Why”
  • Swindon/Bristol, UK electronic pop side project for The King in MirrorsRich May and Jonathan Troy of The Hi-Life Companion, PIER LIGHTS “Do You Dance Alone?” sophomore single
  • Ontario-based post-punk /trip-hop /shoegaze /electronic outfit lead by singer /songwriter Robyn Phillips, VALLENS “If I Don’t” from upcoming LP “In Era” via Canadian label Hand Drawn Dracula.
  • San Diego, Ca trip-hop /noise pop /electropop trio BLUTRIPPR “”Delete” from the S/T album
  • London based Ride‘s singers/guitarists Andy Bell “Skywalker (Pye Corner Audio Remix)” from the new single “Skywalker” on Sonic Cathedral
  • Mexico City shoegaze band The Lsdays – “Green (Luncil RMX)” off “Green (Remixes)” on No Me Escucho Records
  • Los Angeles Psychedelic Rock Pop/ Shoegaze solo project HAYIEN “Branded” new single
  • L.A. based indie pop /dream pop /synthwave singer/multi-instrumentalist Kamtin Mohager, aka The Chain Gang of 1974 “Fall Into Me” taken from the forthcoming 4 song b-side’s EP “Besides”
  • Tucson, AZ Dream Gaze /Psych Rock band MUTE SWAN “Oblivion” from debut vinyl LP “Only Ever” via Salty Dog Records
  • El Paso, TX psych /dream pop /shoegaze solo project of singer/songwriter/guitarist for EEP, The Rosie Varela Project “Low” debut single
  • Finnish fuzzy indie jangle-pop four-piece from Helsinki, Black Twig ‘Big Cat’ from their forthcoming album “Was Not Looking For Magic” on Soliti
  • Ukrainian jangle/dream-pop/indie trio, Mandarinaduck “Super Long Life title track off the ‘Super Long Life’ 4 track 7” EP on Box Bedroom Rebels
  • Italian shoegaze/dream pop band from Verona, YOU, NOTHING “Reflectie” sophomore single
  • Noise /Shoegaze band from Salt Lake City, IDI ET AMIN “Rain Brunette” from 2-track single “The Remedies For Violations” on Library Group Records.
  • Montréal, Québec abstract art pop trio Freelove Fenner “New Wave Pool” from new album “The Punishment Zone” on Moone Records
  • Auckland, New Zealand trio-hop /dream pop HLP [Hysterical Love Project] – “Lifelong” from the album “Endless Bliss Weekender”
  • Australian dreamo /shoegaze /dream pop outfit from Sidney, LAPSE “Bound” from upcoming S/T debut album on Lacklustre Records
  • Nizhny Novgorod, Russia dream pop/shoegaze/nugaze 4-piece Silent Run “Into The Light” from “Side B” EP 2nd part of a 2019 live session.
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK electronic /psych /shoegaze /dream pop band Waves of Dread “The Make-Believe” from the “Endless” EP
  • Noise Indie-rock band lead by Australia-native singer/songwriter and videographer Adam Harding, Dumb Numbers “Scars” ltd. 2-track 7″ single on Joyful Noise Recordings
  • Texas‘ dream rock/shoegaze band GLARE “Passing Dream” new single on Sunday Drive Records
  • Los Angeles psychedelic space rock band Hooveriii – “Control” off the upcoming sophomore album “Water For The Frogs” on Reverberation Appreciation Society
  • Swedish psych /guitar pop /dreampop songwriter/musician and producer from Gothenburg, Mathias Engwall, aka llawgne “Golden Soul” new single.
  • Almería, Spain Dream Rock /Space Gaze band STAY TO SLEEP “Puppet” fourth single from the upcoming “Blow A Wish” LP
  • NYC-based lo-fi /dream pop duo of Matt Sklar (Exiles) and Federica Tassano (Sooner, Mônetre), aka Phantom Handshakes “No Better Plan” first single from the upcoming LP ‘No More Summer Songs’ out April 30th via Z Tapes
  • Bangkok, Thailand shoegaze indie band trio (formerly The Passion of Anna), Traveling With Monika “Break Down These Walls” new single
  • Goiás, Brazil indie /shoegaze /post rock /dream-pop quartet OUSEL – ‘Whispers” new single
  • Leeds, UK bedroom-pop solo project of Amber Strawbridge, aka Bored At My Grandmas House “Summer” from the vinyl EP “Sometimes I Forget You’re Human Too”
  • Philippines 4-piece dream-pop group from Dumaguete, UJU “Daydream” from the debut album “Dream Of Better Days” on Melt Records
  • Tokyo, Japan dream pop /shoegaze 4-piece, Seventeen Years Old And Berlin Wall [17歳とベルリンの壁] – ‘ライラック – Lilac’ from the live LP “Act”
  • Melbourne, Australia indie pop /dream pop solo project MATAHARA “Alas, Alas” from upcoming “Triple Alliteration” EP
  • Toronto, Canada indie folk pop singer/songwriter Tamara Lindeman, The Weather Station ‘Loss’ from the new album “Ignorance” on Fat Possum
  • Russian shoegaze band from Moscow, Shimmerance “Wasting (Even More) Time”
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania noise rock /shoegaze trio DOUSED “Strawberry Blonde” from upcoming debut album “Murmur” on Flesh & Bone Records
  • Leeds, UK stoner-witch-doom-grunge duo Faux Machismo “Artemisia” new single on MUZAI R                                                                                                   
  • Melbourne, Australia fuzz /power pop /indie rock duo Farewell Horizontal “Freud’s Shit Nephew” from the new album “An Argument with an Idiot”
  • Birmingham, UK shoegaze /Britpop /indie rock 4-piece VIOLET “Fade” new single
  • Danish dreampop /indie rock duo Communions “Bird Of Passage” off the upcoming LP “Bird Of Passage” on Tambourhinoceros
  • Denton, TX power pop /indie rock band FISHBOY “Snocone Creator” from upcoming LP “Waitsgiving” on Lauren Records
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts jangle/shoegaze /indie rock /experimental-pop musician, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, R.M.Hendrix “Summer Dresses” from the upcoming album “Shamblegloss”
  • London, UK post-punk /indie /guitar rock 4-piece (FKA Foundlings), Hadda Be – “Another Life” new single off upcoming debut album “Another Life” via Last Night From Glasgow.
  • Lisbon, Portugal indie /dream pop /shoegaze /jangle pop band led by Guilherme Machado Correia, aka HAUSE PLANTS “Visual Diaries” new single on BIRTHDIY
  • Indonesian indie pop band fronted by Muhammad Febri Hendarsyah, Clubwater “Secret Smile” 2nd single from their upcoming CD/cassette S/T album soon via Shiny Happy Records
  • 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 ‘If Not Now, When?’ from limited repress of the 7″ vinyl single “If Not Now, When? / Yellow Pills” on Spinout Nuggets
  • San Francisco Bay Area based Filipino-American instrumental post-rock band WANDER “Unwind [Pre-order Exclusive Bonus Track]” from upcoming album “Home”
  • Portuguese shoegaze /noise /post-rock instrumental project of Pedro Pires, aka Galväo “Oblivion” from “Galväo” (EP)
  • London, UK singer /songwriter JONI “Lost in Space” new single from upcoming “Orchid Room” EP
  • London, UK ambient /kraut /post-rock /psych /acoustic guitar folk project of Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting and Mazes) with Aaron Nevau (Woods) and Sunwatchers’ Jeff Tobias on sax, Modern Nature “Rydalwater” 7″ vinyl single on the Caught by the River Rivertones label.

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