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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #13  


  • Oak Harbor, WA bedroom/surf pop/indie pop/shoegaze/dream pop band BEACH VACATION “Mustang” new single from the upcoming debut album.

First single, after almost a couple of years hiatus, is a hazy and nostalgic sublime dream-pop affair, comprised of lively syncopated rhythms, shimmeringly clean guitar chords and wistfully evocative sparkling leads, to build intense anxiously brooding atmospherics urgently gallop through angsty dread and dreamy somber longings.

  • Bristol, UK indie/dream-pop 5-piece Stay Lunar “Dreaming That I’m Not In Love” new single                             

Bristol‘s combo unleashes a frenetic dream rush of punching rhythms, floating euphoric glittering synth twinkles, and bursts enthusiasm fluttering into hyper-aware soundscapes, infused with vocal doom and gloom.

  • Kyoto, Japan alternative/shoegaze/guitar rock trio ODDLY “Nonage” from the debut EP “Loaded”

No bass, just two loud and noisy guitars, punchy drums and interchangeable, sometimes dual, vocals for the Japanese power trio, to deliver a fizzing and vigorous combination of both contemporary and 90s-steeped guitar rock, bouncing between reverberating hazy shoegaze atmospherics, energizing grunge riffage and thrilling noise rock abrasions, scattered with melodic hooks.

  • Polish experimental/nu-jazz/acid jazz/cinematic/electronic project Skalpel – “Distant” from the new album “Highlight” on No Paper Records
  • Bristol, UK born dark folk singer/songwriter (aka Third Eye Foundation), MATT ELLIOTT “The Day After That” from the 7th solo album “Farewell To All We Know” on Ici d’ailleurs
  • Louisville, KY dark dream rock partner duo of Nick Thieneman (Young Widows, Breather Resist) and Amber Thieneman (Liberation Prophecy, Sandpaper Dolls), FOOL’S GHOST “Touch” from the debut album “Dark Woven Light” via Prosthetic Records.
  • Dearborn, Michigan ambient/drone/shoegaze/psych duo Windy Weber & Carl Hultgren, aka WINDY & CARL “Recon” from the new album “Allegiance and Conviction”
  • Baton Rouge, LA-based ethereal duo DINOSAUR GIRL “Star Bear” from the new single “star bear / fairy noise”
  • US dream folk duo from Philly and NYC, SEA OFFS “To Find Your Side” from the second EP “En Root”
  • Sydney-based dream-pop artist Claire Simpson, aka The Astrals “Disappearing” new single                               
  • Berlin-based dream pop/slowcore duo PERLEE “Charlie’s Song” from “Slow Creature” EP
  • Sacramento, CA-based post-punk/dream pop/shoegaze band, Weathering “Columbia River” [Lomelda cover] on Sunday Drive Records
  • Portland, Oregon psychedelic/dream pop all-female trio (formerly Is/Is), Candace “DM-100” new single
  • Nashville, TN ethereal/dream /psych-pop duo TWEN “Soothsay” off of 2-track single “Soothsay/Thrice”
  • Athens, Greece indie-rock band Whereswilder – “You’ve Got Friends” from V/A “You’ve Got Friends (in ATH)” on Just Gazing label
  • Oklahoma City‘s dream pop/ psych/jangle/indie pop duo HUSBANDS “Try Not To Worry” new single
  • Nizhny Novgorod, Russia indie/trip-hop/indietronica project чесвик [Cheswick] ‘Праздник/holiday’ new single
  • Seattle, WA indie/dream pop 4-piece REVEL “My Heart Beats Just for You” from “Quarantine Love Songs Mixtape” EP collection of demos & sketches, whose earnings will be donated to GlobalGiving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund
  • London, UK 60s pop/jangle/indie trio VIOLET HOURS “Alone with everyone” (unreleased 7″ a-side) from Pretty Olivia Records [MusicForGloves]
  • Indonesian Indie-Pop/Twee 4-piece from Jatinangor, WELL WHALE “Diana” new single on Maritime Records
  • French jangly/indie pop band Origan – “Launchpad” upcoming “T’es pas un amour” EP on Melotron Recordings
  • Madrid-based, Spanish indie/dream pop duo Marcos y Molduras “Un Nuevo Año” new single from upcoming debut 10″ on Discos de Kirlian
  • Dreampop/shoegaze foursome from Finland, MUMRUNNER “Haven” from the debut album “Valeriana” on Through Love Records
  • Glasgow, UK indie/shoegaze DIY outfit THE AFFECTIONATE PUNCH “You Know How People Sound When They Say They’re ‘In Love” off of new 5-track EP “Daydream Nostalgia”
  • New York City-based lo-fi fuzzy kraut/psychedelic project of DIY musician Joe Stevens, aka Peel Dream Magazine “It’s My Body” from the forthcoming second album “Agitprop Alterna” on via Slumberland and Tough Love Records                                                                                                                                                      
  • Athens, Greece indie/garage/Madchester/psychedelic rock band The Bonnie Nettles “I Thought You Said No Flowers” from S/T debut album
  • Swedish fuzzy shoegaze/psychedelic band from Stockholm, The Janitors – “Isolation” (Joy Division cover)
  • Los Angeles, Ca darkwave/post-punk/synthpop/shoegaze band (members of The Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, Wax Idols, and Light FM), BIZOU “Crashing Sky” from the “Stilllifeburning” EP
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia psych-indie-noise-pop trio телеэкран ‘На радарах’ from the EP ‘Реактор’ on Raw Pop Syndicate
  • Austin, TX fuzzy pop/shoegaze/brain gaze band OBSERVER “Below the Surface” from the new EP “Reality Deceiver”
  • French ambient/shoegaze/dream pop outfit Oak Coma “Quadrillion (Demo Version)” from “Dignatio” EP on D’arcy Records
  • Milwaukee Wi shoegaze/post-rock/ambient rock 4-piece Sleepersound “Terminals” from the new mini-album “In Medias Res” on Shore Dive Records
  • Atlanta, Georgia dream/psych-pop solo project of multi-instrumentalist and VYB bassist Bailey Crone, BATHE ALONE “Champagne” new single
  • International dream pop/shoegaze/synthwave group included Saint Marie Records owner Wyatt Parkins, Joshua Garman of Florida’s Crash City Saints, Germany-based Seasurfer members Dorian Electrique and Mikel Wegener and Neil Burkdoll of Florida’s Whimsical, LOVEBLIND – ”Ice Song” from the debut album “Sleeping Visions” via Saint Marie Records.                                                                                                           
  • NYC-based, Chicago/Melbourne dream-pop/surf-gaze/shoegaze trio Surf Rock is Dead “Immaculate” new single                                                                                                                                                                                
  • Bandung, Indonesia pop punk/synth-punk solo project Aukermatic “Atomic Love” from the debut EP “Bubblegum Poppy Vol. 1”
  • Wigan, UK indie rock band Stanleys “Measured In Gold” second single                                                                        
  • Dublin-based electronic alternative pop 6-piece, The Crayon Set “Out Of Your Mind” new single
  • Fribourg, Switzerland electro-pop solo project of singer/musician Gael Kyriakidis, aka Pony del Sol “Les arbres menteurs” from the album “Sauvagerie” on La Souterraine
  • Los Angeles, Ca folk-pop singer/songwriter Christian Lee Hutson “Talk” from upcoming new album ‘Beginners’ comes out May 29 on ANTI-Records
  • L.A. shoegaze/slowcore trio Gold Cage – “Shadows” from Gold Cage’s debut album ”Social Crutch” on Felte Records
  • Los Angeles, Ca instrumental/cinematic/post-rock solo project of Trevor Humphrey, aka Deer Park Ranger “Monument” from his third full-length album “Adaptation” on Fluttery records
  • Chicago, IL instrumental dream pop/shoegaze project PALE COAST “Seiche”                                                           
  • Canadian ambient/dream pop/shoegaze project of multidisciplinary artist Jonathan Relph from Toronto, Indoor Voices “Here In My Arms”
  • Colchester, UK ambient/indie/shoegaze/dream pop 3-piece THE ANGEL MAKERS “Crystallize” from the “ Deliquesce / Crystallize” instrumental single
  • Canadian psychedelic/dream pop project of Crystal Dorval from Vancouver, White Poppy “A Calming Wind” from the ambient EP “Sound Meditation Vol. 2”