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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – MARCH #10-23

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Bristol, UK dream pop/post-punk /psych/shoegaze band Nossiennes “Mazurka (Single Edit)” from the upcoming album “Fresh Water Objects” on Shore Dive Records

I listened to and enjoyed the single in advance, albeit I’m still puzzled to come up with the agonizing ghostly coda without a deafening feedback blast, however, Bristol-based experimentalists as usual deftly blur the lines between Psychedelia, Post-punk and Shoegaze, to build a slow soaring haunting twilight through a heady mesmerizing interpolation of stumbling dynamic drumming, moody serpentine bassline and a shivering, obsessive and abrasive guitar work, injecting layers of bleakness and uneasiness through the hypnotic sprawl, whilst feather light pained vocals deliver metaphysical poetry about hidden fear into a fading night of intoxicating dread.

  • Los Angeles based post-punk /shoegaze /dream pop trio Fairfields “Revolver” new single

Sophomore single for the L.A. based band of sparkly and muffled guitar-pop, enshrouded in a haze of bittersweet nostalgia, confirms the positive impressions that the debut from a few weeks ago gave us a glimpse of. A sentimental longing for intimacy floats amidst bracing showers of fuzzed-out guitar distortion, sinuous warm basslines and off-tempo drumming, to ebb and flow in swelling wistful mists drifting over soft, alienated vocal romanticism, lost to a dreamy realm of blissful memories.

  • Italian lo-fi /indie pop /dream pop band split between Helsinki and Bergamo, Deine Mutti – “La Radio” single

This blog was born with the hope to emphasize up-and-coming unsigned young bands that strike us when listening, most of the time the result of pleasant, at times challenging, due to our little spare time, digging on the web, something that we normally did selfishly as both record collectors and sellers. We don’t pretend to be liked by everyone obviously, but a simple thanks you are always welcome. The Italian bedroom pop duo even kindly dedicated to us, in an illustrious and longstanding company, their latest single devoted to the independent radio shows and podcasts that help keep life livable. “La Radio” arouses stirring, nostalgic, Indie-Pop-tinged dancing pulsations ignited by aching searing retro guitar leads along wistful ebbs and flows brimming with bittersweet strums, jaunty drum beats and light reflective vocals, to give comfort and catharsis to our tedious work-laden cycles in an endless “dance, dance, dance to the radio.”

  • Californian synth /soundtrack /pop /retro wave project of multi-instrumentalist and composer Aaron M. Olson, aka L.A. Takedown “They Move And They Shine” title track of the album “They Move And They Shine”
  • Cork, Ireland alternative folk /sadcore band BOA MORTE “Dark Is” from the new album “The Total Space”
  • Indie folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in East London, LILA TRISTRAM “Caravan” from the upcoming EP “Home” on wiaiwya
  • Milan, Italy bedroom pop /indie folk singer-songwriter Simona Catalani AKA simmcat “Around You” from the album, “I Thought I Was Dreaming” on We Were Never Being Boring Collective
  • Montréal, Québec indie pop /folk singer-sonwriter Elisapie “Uummati Attanarsimat (Heart of Glass)” [Music & Lyrics: Deborah Harry, Christopher Stein]
  • Philadelphia lo-fi /bedroom pop /indie folk singer-songwriter Greg Mendez “Goodbye / Trouble” the first single from the upcoming self-titled album is via Forged Artifacts and Devil Town Tapes
  • London based indie pop /folk singer-songwriter Lexie Carroll “Tomorrow” single
  • Brighton, UK ambient /dream pop /psych pop artist Dove Lazarus “Nostalgia” single
  • Indonesia indie rock /shoegaze /dream pop band Lucy’s Catharsis and Her Dopamine “Mesmerized” from the single “25-35°C”
  • Portland, OR electronic synth-pop /dream pop duo of Hollie and Keith Kenniff (aka Helios, Goldmund), Mint Julep “All Along” new single
  • Montreal, Québec synthpop /indie pop musical project of singer-keyboardist Adèle Trottier-Rivard and guitarist Nicolas Basque, AKA Bibi Club “Jean-René (2023 Version) ” from the deluxe edition of the 2022 album “Le soleil et la mer” (Deluxe Edition) on Secret City Records
  • Los Angeles based indie dream pop singer/songwriter Chloe Gallardo “God is Dead” from upcoming debut LP “Defamator”
  • Greensboro, NC Americana /bedroom pop /indie folk singer-songwriter (member of High Bloom), Infinity Crush “Charkie” off the new LP “Sestinas”
  • London, UK dream pop duo DEARY “Fairground (Saint Etienne Meet Augustin Bousfield At The Top Of Town Mix)” [Sonic Cathedral]                                                                                                                                            
  • Seattle based electro-pop/new wave band Jupe Jupe “Open Door” from the upcoming LP “ Midnight Waits for No One” on No-Count Records
  • Munich, Germany indie /dream-pop /synthpop band Clear Coast “Love Show” single
  • Irish five-piece indie band based in Dublin, INSIDEAWAVE “Start” single
  • Swedish indie rock /dream pop band from Jönköping, The Mary Onettes “Easy Hands” off 2-track single “Easy Hands / Pearl Machine”                                                                                                                                                   
  • Brooklyn, NY bedroom pop /goth pop /bubble synth-pop producers Allyson Camitta (Turtlenecked) and Ezra Tenenbaum (EZTV), Shallowhalo “Renaissance Affair” single via Dinosaur City
  • Sacramento, CA merseybeat /garage /power-pop 4-piece The Decibels “Say Goodbye from the new album “When Red Lights Flash”
  • Vancouver, BC alt indie-pop 4-piece BLUE J “Sink or Swim” single on Nettwerk Music.
  • Newport, UK indie /psych /power pop band Burning Ferns “The Town Crier” new 2-track single “The Town Crier/ Nothing To Hide” single from the upcoming third LP
  • Melbourne-based indie pop solo project of music producer Gareth Parton (Foals, The Go! Team, and The Breeders) AKA Hot Coppers “Molecule” from the second double-A-side 7” single “Molecule / Soft World” via Lost and Lonesome.
  • Canadian indie rock /synth pop project of Halifax-based musicians Kristina Parlee and Ron Bates, AKA Smaller Hearts “Belts and Brace” from the forthcoming LP “Rock and Roll Was Here to Stay”.
  • UK Indie /Power-Pop trio from The Potteries, Patio Gas “Digging Your Own Grave” single
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina psych pop/indie rock five-piece band Las Ligas Menores ‘Piedra del Águila’ first single from the third album
  • Indonesian post-punk /indie pop /dream pop trio, mmmarkos! “Midnight Thought” off of the CD-R 2-track single “Live in My Head” on Paska Records
  • Cochabamba, Bolivia indie /post-punk /shoegaze 4-piece band, Ultimos Glaciares “Las Nubes” from the upcoming album “Ceremonias”
  • Brooklyn, NY bedroom pop /jangle /indie pop band Beach Fossils “Don’t Fade Away” from the first new album, “Bunny, in six years via Bayonet Records
  • Brazilian power pop /indie rock band Churrus “The Bet” single on midsummer madness
  • Seattle based indie pop band The National Honor Society “As She Slips Away” 2nd single off upcoming LP “All The Distance Between Us” on discosdekirlian and Shelflife Records
  • Indonesian indie pop band EGOFATUM – “She’s a girl with a tattoo” off of V/A “STRAWBERRY PUNKS Vol.3” Cassette EP via Body Double/disanorak
  • West Hartford, Connecticut experimental /electronic /indie rock /shoegaze outfit Dollhouse Life “Strung Up Light” from the debut EP “This Is Your Dollhouse Life”
  • Glasgow, UK indie rock band Homework “Paper” from debut cassette Self-Titled EP on GoldMold Records
  • Bay Area based noise /electronic /indie rock solo project of Sheetal Singh (formerly of shoegaze band The Stratford 4), Forest Bees “Absolution” from the upcoming sophomore cassette LP “Between The Lines” on Dandy Boy Records
  • London, UK jangly /indie /dream pop 4-piece Bleach Lab “Indigo” single
  • Philadelphia shoegaze /indie rock trio Laraya “Twister” from the first EP “Linear”
  • Dallas/Toronto indie rock /shoegaze /dream pop duo New Avenues “Reticent” from the LP “Flourish”
  • Indonesia indie rock /shoegaze /dream pop band Lucy’s Catharsis and Her Dopamine “Mesmerized” from the single “25-35°C”
  • Ashville, NC indie /dream-pop /shoegaze duo Day & Dream “Spooky2” single
  • Finnish dream pop /shoegaze band from Helsinki, Thelma’s Dream “Rooms” single
  • Eugene, Oregon ethereal wave /shoegaze /dark wave /post-punk project LESSER ANGELS “A Moment of Genuine Happiness” from “Dreams and Nightmares” EP
  • Philadelphia, PA shoegaze /dream pop project Mist Double “Hollow” from the debut EP “OUTERSPHERE”
  • Norwegian indie /psych /dream pop /shoegaze five-piece from Oslo, Dråpe – “In Too Deep” from the new sophomore album “Omnitone”
  • South Australia-based Dream pop /Shoegaze one-man band Hey Calamity “Tightrope (remix)”
  • Swiss dream pop /post-rock /shoegaze project led by Andy Jossi, THE CHURCHHILL GARDEN “Stranglehold” instrumental single
  • Houston, TX ambient /noise rock /dream pop /shoegaze foursome GLIA “On The Take” from the upcoming cassette album “Happens All The Time” on Candlepin Records
  • Bay Area post-hardcore /noise /shoegaze /indie rock band Grimoires “Sirens” from “Book II” EP
  • Kansas City, Missouri indie rock /shoegaze band Angelsigh “Starve67” from the EP “Iridescent degradation”
  • Oslo, Norway ambient /doom /shoegaze project of Martin Anderson AKA Dopedrone “Once Young” from the album “The Young and The Dead”
  • French Post-rock /Blackgaze band from Lyon, Alpha du Centaure – “Sunray Inertia” from the split EP “Careless” by Alpha du Centaure & unknown fault [Stellar Frequencies]
  • UK shoegaze /space-rock /psychedelic veteran band led by Stephen Lawrie, THE TELESCOPES “Butterfly” from the upcoming 15th album “Of Tomorrow” on Tapete Records
  • Berlin-based post-metal /power electronics /shoegaze project of Valentin Masé, AKA Silicia “Lovers” taken from the upcoming Self-Titled album on Post Hoc
  • Philadelphia emo shoegaze 4-piece Bleary Eyed “Tree” from S/T EP on Born Losers Records
  • Portland DIY post-hardcore /shoegaze /indie rock ‘supergroup’ (members of Naked Hour, Two Moons, Helens) active around 201617, Clovver “Lobotomy” long lost sole EP ” You’ll Come Home” on cassette via Bud Tapes
  • Melbourne‘s psych pop 4-piece SUNFRUITS “End Of The World” from upcoming debut LP “One Degree” on Third Eye Stimuli
  • Bristol, UK fuzz shoegaze /psych rock three-piece band Holy Reptile “Bad Moon” single
  • Chicago post-punk /shoegaze /post-rock /art-rock trio FACS “Slogan” from the upcoming EP “Still Life In Decay” on Trouble In Mind
  • Strasbourg, France noise /shoegaze /post-punk /psych-pop 3-piece Sinaïve – “Citadelle / Bis Repetita” off upcoming “Répétition” EP on Antimatiere
  • London-based indie /art rock /psych rock 5-piece band, Ulrika Spacek “Lounge Angst” from the third album “Compact Trauma” on Tough Love
  • Detroit, MI via Brooklyn, NY dark psychedelic trio Moonwalks “Heavy Tears” from upcoming third LP “Western Mystery Tradition” on Fuzz Club
  • Charlotte, North Carolina psych /dream pop /indie folk band the Mystery Plan “Big Bliss” from the upcoming album “Haunted Organic Machines” on Ten Millimeter Omega Recordings
  • London-based synth /indie pop /girl band duo Panic Pocket “MAD HALF HOUR” title track from the upcoming LP on Skeep Wax
  • Copenhagen based dream /indie pop quartet KINDSIGHT “Madhouse Breakout Multitool” new single on Rama Lama Records
  • Columbus, OH indie rock project of former The Sidekicks, Steve Ciolek, AKA superviolet “Overrater” from the upcoming debut LP “Infinite Spring” on Lame-O Records
  • London, UK based post-punk /indie rock trio Bar Italia “Nurse!” single on Matador
  • Chicago‘s dream pop /garage indie rock /‘sludge pop’ trash princess Meredith Johnston AKA Warm Human “Better Than Who?” from upcoming LP “Hometown Hero”
  • Chicago‘s post-country/indie rock band RATBOYS “Black Earth, WI” single on Topshelf Records
  • Kilmarnock, Scotland synth/guitar garage rock band formed in 2003, The NoMen “Gotta Word Blank” from the upcoming LP “The Ides of March”
  • Mansfield, UK avant rock /kraut /psych /indie rock duo of Andy (Duke) Whitehurst and Andy Pidluznyj of New Apostles, Zoom Unit “Manta Ray” from “Manta Ray / Infinity Lounge” single
  • Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany lo-fi /post-punk /indie rock singer-songwriter BenjiAntePortas “Zinnsoldaten”
  • Japanese solo experimental-electronic-folk musician Ueda Takayasu “Fuyu No Shovel” from the single “Fuyu No Shovel (Winterschaufeln)”
  • Melbourne, Australia psych /acid folk singer-songwriter Adam Geoffrey Cole “An Early fall” from the album “Drinking with the flies” released as a bonus CD-R to coincide with the 12″ lathe cut album “The Cellophane Sea” out via Future Grave