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Weekly Shoegaze/ Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #13

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Peaks Of The Week

  • Russian post-rock / dream pop / shoegaze band from Saint Petersburg, BLANKENBERGE “Look Around” from the new album “More”                                                                                                                                     

Sophomore LP from the Russian shoegaze finest not only confirms the qualities of their shimmering and immersive pristine sound, and that was already no bad thing after all, but reaches mature heights adding new intriguing sonic nuances.

  • Swedish lo-fi dream pop / indie pop band GENTLE IVANHOE DEATH SKULLS “Cedric” new single                   

Moody, wistful, hazy, reverb-charged, lo-fi guitar pop distinction from the elusive, in spite of their beautifully unforgettable name, Stockholm duo.

  • Newcastle and Teeside, UK C-86 / jangle indie pop 4-piece THE ARTISANS “Two Hits, Three Misses” from the debut s/t album

A band driven by a deep passion for that, 60’s influenced, classic mid 80’s British jangly indie guitar pop sound with energetic C86 undertones, revisited with invaluable freshness, confidence and songwriting prowess… aren’t the simple things in life that warm your heart the most?

  • Martha’s Vineyard‘s ‘American Primitive’ style instrumental guitarist Nate “Winslow” Sprague, aka WINSLOW “The Vast Silence Of The Forest” from s/t album on Cold Moon Records                                                
  • Scottish cult mid 80’s C86 / indie pop 5-piece BABY LEMONADE “All Down To You” off of the upcoming Baby Lemonade compilation part of the Cloudberry Cake Kitchen out spring 2019                                                       
  • Canadian electronic dream pop band from Québec City, Men I Trust ”Numb” new single                                 
  • Brisbane, AU shoegaze / dream pop act KIGO “hold on to me (hold on to me)”                                                   
  • Australian indie pop outfit from Melbourne formed by Zac and Snowy from The Ocean Party, No Local “Nothing More To Give” from the upcoming LP “The End Again” on Osborne Again
  • Melbourne, Australia jangly garage pop 4-piece SWIM TEAM “Everyday Things” new single on Hysterical Records
  • Culiacán Rosales, Mexico post-rock / dream pop / shoegaze trio COCO “Anemoia”                                           
  • US shoegaze / post-rock band Ester Drang “Mindlessly” split 7″ with post-Americana band Lord Buffalo from ClerestoryAV label’s OKAY Vinyl Series Vol. 4                                                                                                             
  • Canadian psychedelic / shoegaze project of Peter McNestry from Ottawa, The Pink Elephants ”I Fear It All” B-side of the upcoming new single “In Death We Ascend And Carry The Light”                                                       
  • L.A. based Vancouver‘s Spaced Age Rock’n’Rollers BLACK MOUNTAIN “Boogie Lover” from the upcoming album “Destroyer” out May 24, 2019 on Jagjaguwar
  • Philadelphia‘s slowcore/shoegaze all-girl trio KNIFEPLAY “Held My Hand” from the debut album “Pearlty”         
  • Brooklyn‘s DIY C86 jangly indie pop band Jeanines “Either Way” from their self-titled debut album, out June 14, 2019 on Slumberland Records                                                                                                                          
  • C86/jangle indie pop DIY project of Amsterdam based music-blogger Estella Rosa and Münster based psychotherapist Sebastian Voss, NAH “Apple Blossoms” new single                                                                     
  • Sydney, Australia alt shoegazing / psych-pop guitarist/singer/songwriter Annie Hamilton “my new tattooed chameleon” second single                                                                                                                                         
  • Greek post punk / shoegaze / psychedelic band The Do Not’s – ‘Do The Do Not’s’
  • Brighton, UK indie/dream pop/noise pop/guitar rock quartet Penelope Isles ‘Chlorine’ from upcoming debut LP ‘Until The Tide Creeps In’ out this summer on Bella Union.                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • South London‘s ‘art pop’ 5-piece ALASKALASKA -“Bees” from debut album ‘The Dots’ due out on the 3rd of May on Marathon Artists                                                                                                                                        
  • New Mexico based enigmatic art-rock project (with members of Big Thief, Hand Habits, and iji) of multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter Erin Elizabeth Birgy, MEGA BOG “Diary of a Rose” from fifth album “Dolphine” out June 28, 2019, on Paradise of Bachelors.                                                                                         
  • Los Angeles shoegaze/psychedelic/noise-rock trio FROTH “Laurel” from upcoming LP “Duress” on Wichita Recordings                                                                                                                                                                
  • Thessaloniki, Greece indie guitar pop band TA TOY BOY “Goodbye” new single                                               
  • Orangeville, Canada electronic/emo/dream pop artist Racquel Hardy, aka SAGES “Until Now” new single
  • Tennessee slowcore 4-piece LACQUER “All Headlights” from the 2-track single “Two from Valdivia”
  • Halifax, Canada dream pop / shoegaze outfit GLASS MOON RITUAL “Absent Euphoria” from new album “Infinite Light”                                                                                                                                                           
  • Seattle‘s shoegaze/psych-rock 4-piece fronted by multi-instrumentalist Owen Murphy, New Age Healers “Satellites” from forthcoming album “Debris”                                                                                                           
  • UK shoegaze /dream pop four-piece from Falmouth, Cornwall, LIPS “Walls” from new s/t EP on Sunday Records
  • Helsinki, Finland lo-fi / dream jangle pop solo project MOOD DYE “On Yr Mind” new single                             
  • Durham, UK new dreamy jangly indie guitar pop band formed by Stephen Maughan (ex – Kosmonaut and Bulldozer Crash), MEMORY FADES “Mining for Diamonds” from the debut EP “She loves the birds” on Sunday Records                                                                                                                                                     
  • Jangle dreampop / shoegaze solo project of San Bernardino, CA‘s Manuel Joseph Walker, FOLIAGE “Pattern” new single 
  • Italy‘s dream pop /shoegaze solo project of Marco Barzetti (formerly leader of Weird and now guitarist/lyricist for the international psych maven Sonic Jesus), True Sleeper “(Coda)” third single from the upcoming album ‘Life Happened’ via Lady Sometimes                                                                                           
  • Jakarta, Indonesia noise pop / shoegaze trio MELT “Obcid” new single                                                               
  • Italian psychedelic noise-punk quartet from Milan, THE GLUTS “Dalal’s Song” from the third album “Dengue Fever Hypnotic Trip” via Fuzz Club                                                                                                                            
  • Cardiff, Wales new jangly psych-pop project of former Race-Horses and Radio Luxembourg, Dylan Hughes, Ynys ”Caneuon” new single on Libertino Records                                                                                                  
  • Depok, Indonesian indie / dream pop duo The Sweetest Touch “Answer” from split EP ‘Untitled’ with The Wellington on Guerrilla Records                                                                                                                             
  • Ukrainian lo-fi bedroom pop / dreampop project by Evgeniy Mychak from Brovary, Станция Видеопарк [Videopark Station] ‘Лес/wood’
  • Austin, Texas shoegaze /dream pop quartet BLUSHING “Dream Merchants” new single                                       
  • Pennsylvania ambient/slowcore solo project Blue Navy  “Losing My Religion” from V/A “Welcome To The Occupation, A Reverence to R​.​E​.​M.” on The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records                                                      

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