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

Weekly Shoegaze/ Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #8

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  • Melbourne, Australia post-punk /retro-pop band (ex the Romy Vager Group), RVG “I Used To Love You” from upcoming sophomore album “Feral” on Fire Records

Sophomore LP on its way for Melbourne 4-piece RVG, with their appealing and exciting rock sound, joining the dots between Velvets minimalism, mid-’80s New York new wave/punk edge, ’80s British New Wave flair, OZ’s glorious rock tradition (Young&Vanda, Sunnyboys and Hoodoo Gurus), and more recent Brooklyn’s jangly inflexions, propelled by a dynamic rhythm section, augmented by an equally refined, sparkling yet sharp guitar work, centred around the heartfelt and passionate Romy Vager‘s voice, as perfectly showed by both the first two previews, where melody, energy and atmosphere whirl seamlessly.

  • US shoegaze/dream pop/dark pop five-piece from Los Angeles, Draag “Alternative Privilege” from the new “Clara Luz” EP

A band on the front-pages lately in the most popular music sites, not only hype though, the valid reasons are all there, L.A. collective Draag, over 6-tracks, delves deeper into their yesteryear influences to produce a wondrous skilfully crafted sonic distillation of synth-shrouded, guitar-layered, invigorating melodious vocal infused, shoegazey dream-pop darkly spells.

  • Münster, Germany jangle/indie-pop solo project of half of Nah, Sebastian Voss, aka The Fisherman and his Soul “Reckenfeld (feat. Tenant From Zero & Estella Rosa)” from the Double-A-side single “Home”.

Enticing new single of precious pop craftsmanship created by Sebastian Voss of Nah, with the vocal distinctions of his partner in crime, Estella and New Yorker‘s Paul Darrah, through crystalline jangly guitar melodies, that shimmer along sinuously meandering bassline, subtle horn inflexions, and dainty synth swells, heightened by Wheeler-sque echoing sweet vocal harmonies and hypnotic, alluring croon, make for a gorgeously emotional, dreamy, melancholic tune. Bravi!                     

  • Spring, TX alt-country/psych/indie rock band The Ryne Experience “Canopy” new single from upcoming LP “Funky Town” on Under the Counter Tapes
  • San Francisco‘s jangle/art pop project of Carly Putnam (Art Museums, The Mantles, Horrid Red and The Reds, Pinks & Purples), THE OILIES “The Part Where Demo”
  • Auckland, New Zealand singer/songwriter and Cool Runnings guitarist, ROY IRWIN “Some Kind Of Man” off the new S/T album on 1:12 Records
  • Italian DIY Alternative/Lo-Fi/Folk 4-piece Black Tail • “China Blue (Sixteen)” first single from new album ‘You Can Dream It in Reverse’ on Lady Sometimes Records
  • UK DIY dreamy indie-pop solo project Future Echoes “Kaleidoscope” from “Cyan” EP
  • Tokyo, Japan post-rock/dream pop/shoegaze musician OTOM “So It Goes”
  • Swedish alternative rock female duo from Gothenburg, Pale Honey “Treat You Good” new single on Bolero Recordings                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Rennes, France dream pop/indie pop 5-piece BORN IDIOT “Blue Is My Color” taken from forthcoming new LP “Full Time Bored” out September 2020 on Géographie
  • Mesa, AZ electronic/indie/wiki pop project of Tyler Blue Broderick, DINERS “Cup of Coffee” from the upcoming cassette album “Leisure World” via Lauren Records
  • Christchurch, New Zealand indie electronic dream pop quartet Yumi Zouma “Southwark” from the upcoming third album “Truth or Consequences” on Polyvinyl
  • US indie/shoegaze/dream pop solo project of Samira Winter from Los Angeles, WINTER – “Say” from upcoming new album “Endless Space (Between You & I)””on Bar/None
  • Athens, Greek indie/dream pop/synthpop artist Sarah Anna Psalti-Helbig (former Keep Shelly In Athens), Sarah P “Athena” new single from the upcoming album “Plotting Revolutions II” on Erase Restart                           
  • Cape Town, South Africa indie/shoegaze/psych/alt-pop 4-piece HONEYMOAN “Too Much” from new EP “Weirdo”
  • Taganrog, Russia indie/dream pop project Katya & Volki ‘Пароль’ from debut EP ‘В прошлом’ on Zooeycat records
  • German indie pop trio from Stuttgart, COUMARIN “Mirage” third single
  • Xuzhou, China indie-rock/indie-pop 4-piece 动物园钉子户 ZOO GAZER – 娜斯簡卡,你是星星 – from – 藏在你的房間 Hiding In Your Room EP via 生煎唱片SJrecords
  • Portland, OR queer indie-pop trio The Crystal Furs “Too Kind To Be Cruel” new single
  • Manchester, UK psych garage band Chemtrails “Paranoiacs” from the upcoming LP “The Peculiar Smell of the Inevitable” via PNKSLM Recordings
  • Kyoto, Japan based psych/dream pop ex-pats duo NICE LEGS “Beacause” from the new cassette EP “Can Say”
  • Atlanta, Georgia dream/psych-pop solo project of multi-instrumentalist and VYB bassist Bailey Crone, BATHE ALONE “Calm Down” new single
  • Los Angeles based post-punk/dream pop solo project of a member of Ter Nura, CLOSED TEAR “Falling” new single
  • Ottawa, Canada space rock/shoegaze trio SOUTHPACIFIC “Depths” new single
  • Russian electronic shoegaze band from Moscow, Secrets Of The Third Planet [3SP] “Дети космических вьюг” from the new EP “Only love will save”
  • San Francisco shoegaze/dream pop trio The Bilinda Butchers “See Ya (single edit)” first single from the new album “Night and Blur” on ZOOM LENS
  • Leeds, UK psychedelic/ black gaze/pop-rock project PANDELUME “Karma” from the new EP “Slush”
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia noise-pop/shoegaze 5-piece WYYM ‘Гиллиам’ from ‘!’ EP
  • West Midlands‘ noisy/fuzzy/emogaze band WISHBONE “Maelstrom” new single from upcoming debut EP
  • North Carolina 90s alternative indie rock band Archers of Loaf “Raleigh Days” new single on Merge Records
  • Montreal, Québec post-hardcore/noise/shoegaze 4-piece PNOOM “Eternal Return” from the debut EP “Unbalanced Trajectory”
  • US Shoegaze/Post-Rock band from New Orleans, Dihyō “Miserable Ritual” from the debut “Insignificant Things” EP on Mourning Records
  • Georgetown, Massachusetts alternative heavy metal shoegaze outfit (members of Vein), FLESHWATER “Linda Claire” from “demo2020” EP
  • Flint, Michigan slowcore/shoegazey trio Greet Death “Do You Feel Nothing?” from “Greet Death on Audiotree Live” EP
  • Dark Blues Psychedelia trio from Salt Lake City, Utah TYCOON MACHETE “Zero Fucks” from the album “Wedding Cake” on Barefoot John Whipple & Tycoon Machete
  • Copenhagen, Denmark indie rock band YUNE ‘’Odd One Out’’ from their upcoming LP ‘’Agog’’ on Crunchy Frog
  • Savannah, Georgia experimental, alt-pop trio of sisters Phaedra and Elsa Greene, with Graveface Records honcho Ryan Graveface, Casket Girls – ‘Let Me Bleed’ from upcoming V/A ‘Beyond Human’ charity vinyl compilation on Graveface Records & Curiosities
  • Baltimore, Maryland indie/power pop quartet CONCRETE CITY “Seven Cities High (single)” from 2-track “Strange Bodies!”
  • L.A. power pop band fronted by Tipper Newton, COLOR TV “Anybody’s Girl” from V/A ” TYPICAL GIRLS volume 5″ compilation series on Emotional Response Records
  • Hobart, Tasmania punk/garage 4-piece band A. Swayze & the Ghosts “Mess Of Me” new single on Ivy League Records
  • New York Shoegaze/Guitar Rock band BAD BLOOM “Two For Two” from debut EP “Candle”
  • Sheffield, UK noise/post-punk/fuzzy indie pop band PUREST “Give Up” new single via 25 hour convenience store                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Winnipeg, Canada noise rock/psych/shoegaze 4-piece Juniper Bush “Foresight” from the upcoming album “Healing Through A Sonic Figure” via Transistor 66 Record Co
  • Hemling, Sweden lo-fi dream-pop project of Nicklas Krigval, REVERBAGE “Low Supply” from the new album from “Två” on Shore Dive Record
  • Victoria, Australia post-punk/jangle pop 4-piece The Great Divides – “Life Isn’t Here” from the cassette EP “Face The World, Again” via Spoilsport Records
  • Toronto-based indie/sophisti-pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul Erlichman (Goosebump, Ducks Unlimited), aka Elrichman “Cop On A Horse” from the upcoming album “Heaven’s Mayor” via Bobo Integral
  • Badajoz, Spain dream pop/shoegaze/guitar pop 5-piece band Lúa Gramer “Al vacio” from the new sophomore album “Destruir el pop” on Clifford Records.
  • Glasgow, UK indie/guitar pop 4-piece SPINNING COIN “Feel You More Than World Right Now” from the new sophomore vinyl album “Hyacinth” on Domino Recordings Co.
  • Mexico City noise/post-punk/psychedelic band ZEIT! ‘Losing Touch With My Mind’ (Spacemen 3 cover)
  • Austin, TX “cosmic cowboy shoegaze” 5-piece BLACK BOOKS “In the In” from upcoming “Cheer Up” EP on Shifting Sounds
  • Long Beach, Ca DIY lo-fi/indie/art-punk/coldwave/post-punk/dream pop trio THE LICE “Modesty” 2-tracker from upcoming vinyl LP “Hoarder House UFO” on Fork in the Outlet Records.
  • Liverpool, UK bedroom ‘sexistential pop’ singer/songwriter(former Sundogs), Brad Stank “Kinky Visitation” new single from upcoming album “Kinky Om” on Heist Or Hit Records
  • Austin, TX americana/dream pop/lounge/exotica/indie pop 7 piece mini-orchestra, STAR PARKS “Oh Boredom (Schmaltz City, USA)” from the sophomore album “The New Sounds Of Late Capitalism” on Modern Outsider Records.
  • Gdansk-based Polish post rock/kraut/psych band Trupa Trupa “End Of Line” from their upcoming EP “I’ll Find” on Glitterbeat Records

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