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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #12  

Rita Hayworth ‘The Lady From Shanghai’ (1947) directed by Orson Welles


  • Athens-based, Greek /Australian electronic/dream-pop duo of RΠЯ and Jessica Bell, aka Keep Shelly in Athens “Horizon’s Glow” off of the upcoming “Steady To Go” new album.                                                  

Years go by but Athens‘ project Keep Shelly in Athens continues effortlessly to shimmer and give chills with melancholic and emotional electro-pop charm, made of alluring rhythm intensity and glittering bright synth pulse of danger and sass, emotionally charged by intriguing and passionate vocals brimming with brazen love and longing.

  • Vancouver, Canada dream-pop/new wave/post-punk/jangle pop quartet SLEUTH “Royal Red” from the upcoming album “Gold” to be released May 29th, 2020 on Jigsaw Records and Lost Sound Tapes

Canadian quartet Sleuth introduce their forthcoming sophomore LP after a 5-year wait, with an enticing very British sounding healthy dose of nostalgic jangly guitar melodies and jaunty rhythms to create a dreamy and melancholic aura bursting with intense theatrical croons and longings, amid angsty melodramatic heartache and confusion.

  • Moorpark, California alt fuzzy shoegaze outfit SUSTAINS “Golden Halo” from the cassette EP “Sick Ones” on Hidden Bay Records

A spazzy splash of endearing noise pop, with power-pop and shoegaze undertones, from the Californian troupe, steeped in a dizzy haze of pleasantly rubbing ‘bandwagonesque’ guitar fuzz, 60s sun-soaked harmonies and blissful dazed hooks. Get absorbed in such a non-stop delight!

  • South Korean ambient/drone/experimental pop-noise musician (half of Tengerr), ITTA “Arumduri” from the cassette EP “ENTER” on Aural Canyon
  • Aarhus, Danish instrumental/lo-fi/folk/cinematic/ambient side-project of Moon Loves Honey‘s Jeppe Dengsø, Båd “Kajak” from upcoming debut EP                                                                                                       
  • Welsh indie-psych-folk singer-songwriter and harpist, GEORGIA RUTH “Close For Comfort” from the new album “Mai” on Bubblewrap Collective
  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands guitar rock 4-piece LEWSBERG “At Lunch” from the upcoming album “In This House”
  • London, UK kraut/post-rock/psych-folk project of Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting and Mazes) with Aaron Nevau (Woods) and Sunwatchers’ Jeff Tobias on sax, Modern Nature “Flourish” from upcoming mini-album “Annual” on Bella Union
  • London, UK noir-pop/shoegaze/dream pop duo of Dean Garcia (formerly of Curve) & Rose Berlin, SPC ECO “FRI-20-2020” new single
  • California ambient/electronic/dream wave/shoegaze solo project (half of Clipd Beak), BLUE MINUTE “When It’s Gone Go On” benefit single whose incomes will be donated The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • New York-based art rock/dream wave/noir rock duo Elysian Fields “Transience Of Life” title track from the upcoming new album.
  • Long Beach, CA psych/dream pop/shoegaze 4-piece HIGHLANDS “Go Down (Extended Mix)” [from the 2014 “Dark Matter Traveler” album]
  • US Post-Punk/Shoegaze/ Dreampop band from Norfolk, Virginia. GHOST CURVE “Constance” latest demo for 1st record
  • Tokyo, Japan C86/neo acoustic/indie-pop outfit Ivory Past “In the holy time” from split cassette EP series vol.3 “Ivory Past / Shino Kobayashi” on Tokyo-based blue-very label
  • Minimalist lo-fi guitar dream pop project of Jimmy Hewitt (formerly Orca Orca) based in Northampton, MA, LOST FILM “Baseball” from new cassette EP “Between melting and freezing” via new Sheffield’s cassette tape label Utility Tapes.
  • Melbourne, Australia indie rock/jangle pop 4-piece HOUSE DEPOSIT “On And On (demo)” from the retrospective mini-album “Demos, live memos, etc.”
  • Melbourne, Australia indie/jangle pop 4-piece Go Get Mum “Timing’s Off” from the second EP “Ok Now What” on Meritorio Records
  • Japanese shoegaze band COLLAPSE “Drown” new single
  • Sydney, Australia lo-fi fuzzy shoegaze duo OVERDRIVER “I’ll Wait For You” new single
  • Swedish dream-indie-pop outfit from Lund, THE RADIO DEPT. “You Fear the Wrong Thing Baby” new single
  • Swedish electronic/dream pop/electro-pop project of Erik Lindestad from Malmö (formerly member of Stockholm’s duo Wild At Heart), The Land Below “Jag klär av mig naken” (Eva Dahlgren cover)                          
  • Kyiv, Ukraine dream pop /synthpop solo project Aircraft “Вспоминай” from the new album “Невесомость” on Digital Downshifting                                                                                                                                                                    
  • Ciudad de México-based shoegaze/darkwave/dream pop duo SEXORES “Volantia” from the new 4th album “Salamanca”                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Brooklyn, NY post-rock/dream pop/post-punk project by writer/producer Steve Hudock, aka Dawn Reason “Chthonic Dream (feat. Tasha Abbott)” from upcoming EP “Morning Smog” via Shore Dive Records
  • Nashville‘s Post-Punk/Shoegaze/Noise Rock band YOUR GAZE – “Covered In Delay” from the new Wimb” EP
  • Los Angeles‘ electronic ethereal psych/dream-pop duo Magic Wands “Angel Dust” from the upcoming album “Illuminate” due late June                                                                                                                                         
  • Portland‘s psychedelic/shoegaze band LOST ECHOES “When You Sleep” new single out now.                     
  • Moscow-based new wave/noise-rock/shoegaze project of Dmitry Gruber (guitars, bass, drums, recordings) & Diana Gara (lyrics, voice), aka Whitenoise Superstar “Bloomflower” from “Long Road” new single from the upcoming album [Hjördis-Britt Åström]
  • Rome, Italy new wave/post-rock/shoegaze four-piece DIVENERE “Stay” off of the sixth album “From Sahara to the Moon”
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina shoegaze/dream pop band fronted by Nicolás Castello, NAX “Noche” from the debut album “Congelado”
  • Leeds, UK & Riga, Latvia based noise-gaze/shoegaze outfit Last Victorian Death Squad – “Badside” (Earth the Californian Love Dream cover) new single on Shore Dive Records
  • Moscow, Russia dream pop/shoegaze band Peach Gardens “Through the Rain” from debut 3-track “Peach Gardens” EP
  • Seoul, South Korea dream pop/shoegaze 4-piece FOG “Nocturne” new single
  • Kansas City lo-fi/ bedroom pop/ shoegaze band OBSCENITY PLUGS “Control” new single
  • Liverpool, UK indie/kraut/shoegaze/psychedelic band fronted by Andy Pringle, guitarist with Liverpool psych-rockers The Balcony Stars, The Electric Lazarus “Beautiful Forever” new single
  • Los Angeles‘ experimental psychedelic band The Warlocks “Double Life” from the forthcoming new album “The Chain” on Cleopatra Records
  • Dunedin-based, New Zealand shoegaze/’spaceship pop’ duo Astro Children “Milk” new single
  • London-based indie/jangle/dream-pop quartet The Death of Pop “Ready For Us” from the new cassette EP “Heads West” on Leisure Records
  • Melbourne indie/jangle/power pop four-piece Girlatones “One Chord Too Many” from the new album “Horn if You’re Honky” on Meritorio Records and Lost & Lonesome
  • Stockholm, Swedish lo-fi dream pop/indie pop band GENTLE IVANHOE DEATH SKULLS “Careful Is My Middle Name” new single
  • Oklahoma City‘s dream pop/shoegaze/synthwave/’apocalyptic pop’ project DREAM BOY “Another Light” new single
  • California based bedroom/synthpop/shoegaze/dream pop solo project THE FORBIN PROJECT “Isolation”
  • Mexico City shoegaze/dream pop solo project of Carla Sariñana, bass player and co-founder of Mexican rock band Ruido Rosa, SILVER ROSE “Escapar” new single
  • US indie/dream-pop band from Austin, TX, MOVING PANORAMAS “Whiskey Fight (MP)” [Original Version from 2016] from the collection “B-SIGHS” compilation of b-sides, originals and covers.
  • Griffith, Indiana shoegaze/dream pop duo of Neil Burkdoll and Krissy Vanderwoude, aka WHIMSICAL “Sleep with a Smile” new single
  • Sydney, Australia seminal experimental glam/scum rock and roll project of Angela Bermuda & Jack Mannix, aka Circle Pit “Neon Idol” off of the new-old EP “Wicked Wicked Time” 12″ vinyl on DERO Arcade
  • Denver, Co bedroom pop solo project PLANTED “City (Who Will Wait for Me?)”
  • Alicante, Spain shoegaze/new wave/post-punk solo project Dogma 95 “todos mis cristales”                       
  • Sacramento, CA-based emo/shoegaze/alternative-rock duo of Elinor Carbone and Alex Acuna (formerly of Anxious Arms), Weathering “Chimera” (B-side recorded in 2019, previously unreleased) on Sunday Drive Records
  • Pomona, Puerto Rico lo-fi indie/noise/dreampop/shoegaze duo Kris and Tavi “Cat’s Eye Nebula”                     
  • Canadian garage shoegaze trio from Toronto, Tearjerker “Inside” new single
  • Borgholm, Sweden indie/shoegaze project of Calle Thoor (Bolywool and Eyland), The Electric Sea Gospel “Affirmation” new single
  • Oakland, Ca dream-gaze/dream pop trio There’s Talk “Head In Reverse” new single
  • Staffordshire, England ambient post-pop duo Ben Holton & Rob Glover, aka EPIC45 “Moss Laden” from upcoming album “We Were Never Here” on Wayside & Woodland Recordings                                                          

La Chinoise (1967) by Jean-Luc Godard