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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – Feb. #8-21

  • Leipzig-based dream pop /garage /psychedelic /dark folk duo of multi-instrumentalist Yannick Siegler (former member and co-founder of The Casey Jr. Ride) and Polish singer Alexandra Staszewski, aka CAMEL MOON “The World Doesn’t Need You Anyway” new single via Anomic Records

An existential introspection reveals seductive and intimate glimpses of the pain modern dystopic society inflicts heartlessly in the name of dominion and control, through warped, eerie, haunting synth melodies that ceaselessly swirl around velvety pinpoint bass throbs and rumbling ritual percussive depths, to sway hallucinatory moods around atmospheric dual male/female vocals, layering melancholy and anger into rarefied chants fading hauntingly like spectres into numb distorted dreams.

  • New Orleans, Louisiana Dream Pop /Indie Rock /Shoegaze band fronted by guitarist/vocalist Theresa Romero, BUTTE “Day Dream” from the EP “Bones”

New Orleans dreampop 4-piece captivate with a dizzying and warm combination of laid-back ’90s alternative rock vibes that ooze with a dash of enveloping shoegaze, and evocative enticing strings, both sparkling and intimate, enhanced by tragically beautiful emotional female vocals spinning soul-stirring harmonies of heart-breaking melancholy and haunting despair.

  • England, UK folk indie pop band formed by Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey (both in Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Marine Research and Tender Trap) along with Fay Hallam (Makin’ Time, Phaze, Prime Movers), Andy Lewis (Pimlico, Spearmint) and Ian Button (Deep Cut, Thrashing Doves), The Catenary Wires “Mirrorball” new 7″ vinyl single on Skep Wax and Shelflife (USA).

Fizzing retro indie vibes ignite around a story set in an 80s disco under the “Mirrorball”, as layers of atmospheric vocal personalities release romantic angst amid bouncy clapping rhythms, sparkling guitar strings, and warm swaying keyboard melodies, culminating in a dramatic interlude representing a first dance, where up-beat Bacharach-esque horn-like blows flourish tense relief.

  • L.A. based surf /hip-hop /exotica /jazz /psychedelic project MONSTER RALLY “Submersible” new single
  • Glasgow, UK ambient /electronic /dream pop project of Fotzepolitic‘s multi-instrumentalist, Les Willox “On The Air” new single
  • London-based Singaporean dream pop /synthpop /avant pop /cyber pop artist Nat Ćmiel, aka YEULE “Headache (Grouper Cover)” taken from the “cyber dimension λ6e” livestream, 26 November 2020.
  • Tokyo‘s psychedelic acid-folk artist, Satomimagae “Numa” off the upcoming LP “Hanazono” on Guruguru Brain and RVNG Intl.
  • Paris, France shoegaze /slowcore /dream pop band HELIGOLAND “Hera” from the new album “This Quiet Fire” (produced and mixed by Robin Guthrie).
  • Italian shoegaze/dream pop/indie-rock band from Naples lead by Andrea Caccese, Dead Rituals – “Harvest Moon (Neil Young Cover)” off “Cover Songs Vol.2”
  • Norrköping, Sweden indie/shoegaze/dream pop band CORDUROY “Gråa Dagar” new single on VÅRØ
  • Malmö, Sweden dream /avant-pop duo, WY “Dream House” from upcoming “Marriage” LP on Rama Lama Records
  • Melbourne, Australia bedroom pop /dream pop duo of Curtis Wakeling (The Ocean Party/Pop Filter) and his partner, the UK visual artist, Kayleigh Heydon, DEUCE “Antipodes” first single from upcoming S/T LP on Dinosaur City Records
  • Oxford, UK based, Polish dream dark pop singer /songwriter THE BOBO “Razem” new single
  • Oamaru, New Zealand psych /dream pop singer-songwriter Mads Harrop “Time” new sophomore single
  • San Francisco, California psych /dreamgaze 4-piece MOON MUSEUM “Pleasures of Peace” debut single
  • Guadalajara, Mexico experimental /space /psychedelic rock duo DOROTHEO “Caetanave” first single from the upcoming album “Como Es”.
  • Stockholm, Sweden indie /electro-pop band PUSHY PARENTS – “Secret Secret” (originally 2011) from V/A ‘No Future: A “New Adventures In Pop” Compilation • Unit 1’ on Elefant Records
  • Toronto, ON new wave /indie rock band Hollow Graves “Marriott” new single                                                   
  • Isle Of Wight, UK indie rock 4-piece Coach Party ‘Everybody Hates Me’ new single off their new EP ‘After Party’ on Chess Club                                                                                                                                                        
  • London, UK indie rock duo (formerly Inheaven), Wings Of Desire “Chance Of A Lifetime” off the debut EP “End Of An Age”
  • Cleveland, OH indie guitar rock band Cloud Nothings “The Room It Was” from the new LP “The Shadow I Remember” on Carpark Records
  • Gothenburg, Sweden 5-piece indie pop band THE SUN DAYS “You Can’t Make Me Make Up My Mind” (FIRST EVER TSD DEMO)
  • Chicago-area newwave/shoegaze/dream pop duo, The Burying Kind (TBK) – “Falling Over” from the upcoming debut E.P. “They Burying Kind”
  • Seattle, WA indie /folk /jangle /dream-pop solo project of Danny Rowland (Seapony), Space Daze “Always Night” from the new EP “6 Songs”
  • Wellington, NZ avant-pop band The Phoenix Foundation “Beside Yourself (with Fazerdaze)” off upcoming “Life Boat” EP on ltd. 7″ vinyl on Memphis Industries
  • Japanese dreampop collaboration Naokan1 x SEITO – “Snow Days” on Slow Down Records
  • Italian noise pop /shoegaze /dream pop duo Reverie Lagoon “Take Me” debut 2-track single
  • Fort Worth, TX ambient /emo /shoegaze band Desert Museum “Blackberry” from upcoming EP “Familiar Gaze”
  • Australian shoegaze quartet from Melbourne, Flyying Colours “OK” off upcoming album “Fantasy Country” on Club AC30.
  • Jacksonville, FL lo-fi/noise rock/shoegaze 4-piece ROSEWILDER “Not Easy / Not Over” new single on Couch Dive Records
  • Japanese dreampop /shoegaze band Collapse – “Vertigo” feat. Ishikawa – new single
  • Alt rock /shoegaze band from Freehold, New Jersey, ALL UNDER HEAVEN “Desperately Seeking Answers” off “Collider” EP on Sunday Drive Records and Shore Dive Records
  • Brooklyn, NY shoegaze solo project Blood Estate “Shugazi” new single                                                               
  • Canadian lo-fi /psychedelic /dream pop /shoegaze solo project of Arthur Bennell, based out of Edmonton (guitarist of shoegaze band Charcoal Skies), BLUME “In Heaven” new single off the upcoming album “Synthetic Sounds For The Modern Soul”
  • Denton, TX lo-fi /bedroom pop /indie rock solo project MAH KEE OH “Maxine” from the new cassette album “Dogfood” on Cooked Raw
  • Portland, Maine based dream pop /shoegaze 4-piece Crystal Canyon “Boomerang” remastered new single off the new LP ‘yours with affection and sorrow’ via Repeating Cloud
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania britpop /shoegaze /indie rock duo The Starlit Hues “Lamplighter” off the debut EP “Alone”
  • Charlottesville-based dark/dreamy/indie-pop band FILMS ON SONG “Ritual Day” new 2-track single
  • London, UK dream pop /indie pop SKI SAIGON “Silver Lining” from the upcoming debut LP “Sees the Albatross” on Too Good To Be True
  • East Bay, CA lo-fi /jangle /indie pop project of Ryan Marquez (Carnival Park, The Haircuts, Apple Orchard, Golden Teardrops), The Umbrella Puzzles “Clear As Day” from the CD debut album “A Slowly Dawning Realization” on Subjangle
  • Bay Area, CA dream pop /indie rock band HEAR IN COLOR “Never Ends” from “Last Thoughts” EP
  • California lo-fi /Bedroom pop/dweebpop singer /songwriter JustMakeMeCry “Looking For Love (Without the Love)” new single off upcoming album “Casual Encounters” on Z Tapes
  • Auckland, New Zealand bedroom pop /psych /indie pop solo project of songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Perkins, MERK “Laps Around The Sun” from the upcoming LP “Infinite Youth”
  • Manchester, Connecticut shoegaze /indie /noise rock solo project RockGati “Count To Four” from the album “Every Aardvark Drinks Green Beer Everyday”
  • Lisbon, Portugal shoegaze /dream pop band Dream People “Almost Young” title track from “Almost Young” EP                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Chicago, IL shoegaze /dream pop artist MIA JOY “Haha” from the upcoming LP “Spirit Tamer” on Fire Talk
  • London-based American dream pop /experimental pop artist ARMINDA K “It’s A Good Thing” from the album “It’s Nearly Night Time”
  • Atlanta, Georgia dreampop solo project of multi-instrumentalist Bailey Crone, aka BATHE ALONE “Champagne” from the debut LP “Last Looks”
  • Los Angeles, CA dreampop /synth-pop solo project of Carlos J. Ruiz III, aka Loveless Death Scene “She Knows I’m A Killer” new single
  • Berlin-based, Swedish dreampop/electropop duo The Ghost Of Helags “Bye Bye Tokyo” new single from upcoming debut album “We came from the Stars” on Misty Music Stockholm                                                           
  • Los Angeles based goth /dream pop /post-punk solo project of a member of Ter Nura, CLOSED TEAR “Night Drive” from the new EP “NADA ES PARA SIEMPRE”
  • Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico post-punk /new wave /synthpop /dream pop duo CHEMICAL CLUB “Sit on Your Hands” new single
  • Spartanburg, SC experimental noise rock/lo-fi psychedelia duo Portabella “Flower/Devour” off the new album “Return To The Fountain Of Olives” on Paisley Shirt Records
  • Toronto, On alt-country /indie rock singer /songwriter (WISH, Beliefs and Orville Peck collaborator), Kyle Edward Connolly “Drifting Away” from the album “On Arrival” on Hand Drawn Dracula
  • Auckland, New Zealand surf /garage /folk musical project of Anya Henis along with bassist Ducklingmonster (The Futurians) and drummer Jade Farley (Pumice, The Gladeyes), aka N. T. Honey “Run Away” from the upcoming cassette LP “Accidental Punk”
  • Merida, Mexico post punk / krautrock / psychedelic trio Los Kowalski – “Blueorange” off the cassette compilation “Sputnik + Lovell 20” on Hole Records
  • Birmingham, Alabama alt /psych /indie rock band lead by former Remy Zero guitarist/singer and The Church collaborator Jeffrey Cain along with Eric Avery of Jane’s Addiction on bass, Jebin Bruni on keys, and Leslie Van Treese on drums, IRIS DOE “The Times” debut single from a forthcoming LP
  • London, UK based ethnic/jazz/pop/psychedelic duo of French multi-instrumentalist Kit Martin and Instanbul‘s singer and multi-disciplinary artist Merve Erdem, aka KIT SEBASTIAN “Questions” off new 7″ single “Questions / Rain (باران)” on Mr Bongo

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