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

Weekly Shoegaze/ Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #15

Ian Fisher

Picks Of The Week:

  • Melbourne experimental /drone /psychedelic 4-piece MOTE “Jolo” from the debut album “Samalas”

I’m a bit late on this gem of a debut, a majestic and powerfully magnetic concoction of modern psychedelia, droning kraut rhythms and space/desert rock, stunningly cohesive and poignant, and utterly captivating. 

  • Scottish retro psych-gaze band from Fife, DOMICILES “For A Reason” new single via Last Night From Glasgow.

Fife collective are back their heady and immersive blend of shoegaze and psychedelia that can’t help but hopelessly strike and soothe your senses.

  • Gothenburg, Sweden post-punk/dream pop/indie 4-piece BEVERLY KILLS “In This Dim Light” from upcoming new single 7″ on Hell Beach Records.                                                                                                     

Latest in a series of infectious singles from the Swedish quartet, energetic post-punk guitars, tight rhythms, wistful keys over distinctive alluring and evocative vocals will hit you like an emotional avalanche. 

  • London, UK minimalistic art-rock project of Benjamin Woods aka The Golden Dregs “Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad)” title track from upcoming sophomore LP out 25th May via Art Is Hard label.
  • Seoul, South Korea post-rock /shoegaze /slowcore MOTH PYLON “Shadow” from the EP “Nature III”                
  • Chinese shoegaze /slowcore /post-rock band WEIRDO ROOM “A.T.C.G” from the album “ZHI YA” on Weary Bird Records                                                                                                                                                         
  • Shanghai, China indie rock /shoegaze band RUBUR “Melting Slide” from the debut album “Evening Sitsown Vision”                                                                                                                                                                         
  • French dream pop / shoegaze trio from Rennes, SOON SHE SAID “Marieske” new 2-track cassette EP               
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia doom dream pop trio CHKBNS “Balade Postopératoire” new single from upcoming new album “Autwik”                                                                                                                                                     
  • Los Angeles‘ shoegaze / dream pop solo project YOUTH “Release” from new EP “Garden” on Moon Bus Records                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Denver, CO indie / dream pop outfit KISSING PARTY “A Little Star” new single on BBYV Records                     
  • Los Angeles dreampop /psychedelic /shoegaze duo Daydream Cathedral “Visions in the Glass” from upcoming 2-track single “Visions in the Glass | Crushed”                                                                                         
  • Paris, France alternative /slowcore /coldwave /shoegaze four-piece PENCEY SLOE “Lust Of The Dead” new single                                                                                                                                                           
  • Los Angeles emogaze / dream pop / shoegaze outfit STARCOTICS “Fall Down the Staircase” from debut single “Fall Down the Staircase / Bloodwater”                                                                                                       
  • Brisbane, Australia electronic/ dream pop /shoegaze /ethereal-wave solo studio project of Kyle Lacko, TIDAL PEAK “Molecular (feat. Lucy Korts)” from “Lonely Spring” EP
  • Japanese noise-pop /shoegaze quartet from Tokyo, TAFFY “She & She” from forthcoming fifth LP “Deep Dark Creep Love”, due on July 5th through Club AC30                                                                                     
  • Osaka, Japan shoegaze /indie rock outfit GRMLN ‘Half Moon Bay’ from the upcoming album                         
  • Danish dreamrock/pop quartet from Aarhus lead by Jeppe Dengsø, Moon Loves Honey “Oceanbird” new single
  • California synth pop/synth wave artist Sports Coach “Baja Blast Off” new single “Baja Blast Off” from the upcoming new album ”Sports Spirits”, out on June 21 via Spirit Goth                                                                       
  • Birmingham, UK garage punk trio The Cosmics “Eyes” new single from upcoming debut EP                           
  • Australian indie jangle pop band from Melbourne, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever “In the Capital” A-side of new 2-track 7″ single on Sub Pop                                                                                                                     
  • Los Angeles-based indie / jangle dream pop singer/multi-instrumentalist Kamtin Mohager, aka The Chain Gang of 1974 “Burn Out” new single on Fever Ltd.                                                                                                                        
  • Burlington, Iowa alternative shoegaze band, BLIST HER “TV Guide to Life” new single                                     
  • Birmingham, UK dreamy indie / shoegazing / psych-pop five-piece VIOLET “Wilt” new single out now via Holyhowl.
  • Leeds, UK stoner-witch-doom-grunge duo by Faux Machismo “Sink” new single on MUZAI Records               
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia dream pop/noise rock/shoegaze band, промзона 96 [promzona 96] – ‘завещание/will (feat. virgin death)’ from the new third album ‘удачи!/good luck!’                                                    
  • Brighton, UK dream pop/shoegazey duo Dreams of Empire “Northern Lights” new 4th single                       
  • Argentinian stargazing / dream pop duo from Rosario, Queridas “Rareza” from upcoming release on Entes Anomicos                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Los Angeles, CA shoegaze/psych/droney rock band FILM SCHOOL “Go (But Not Too Far)” [feat. backing vocals by Noël Brydebell of Wild Signals] from Film School EP, coming summer 2019 on Hauskat Records.
  • Cardiff indie rock/psych three-piece Red Telephone “I’m Always Thinking About You” new single                                   
  • Stuttgart, Germany lo-fi psych / new wave / dark pop act fronted by Levin Stadler, Levin Goes Lightly “Rote Lippen from the upcoming album ‘Nackt’ on Tapete Records                                                                             
  • Brazilian bedroom pop /shoegaze /dream pop collaborative duo from Brazilia, aliendawg. & Moon Pics “Give In” from 7″ single “Give In/Paper Heart” on midsummer madness
  • Philadelphia noise rock quartet EMPATH “Roses That Cry” from upcoming album “Active Listening: Night On Earth” on Get Better Records                                                                                                                              
  • Los Angeles based shoegaze psychedelic quartet Cosmonauts “Seven Sisters” off of the Cosmonauts LP “Star 69” on Burger Records                                                                                                                                           
  • Indiana‘s psych-rock band Heaven’s Gateway Drugs “Slab City” title track from the upcoming debut album
  • Thailand‘s shoegaze band TELEVER “Drown” from new EP “From have a good healthy”                                      
  • Auckland, New Zealand psychedelic /drone rock solo project of A. Evans, BLACK SAND “Push It Away” from 6th cassette album “Around The Sun”                                                                                                           
  • London/Berlin ‘synth folk’ /psychedelic /dream pop duo Hunter As a Horse “Walk With Fire” new single on Bad Future                                                                                                                                                               
  • New Jersey‘s dream pop /’soul gaze’ band Grey Goes Black “It’s Not Just Another Night” from the upcoming EP “Records Over Wire” on Shore Dive Records                                                                                        
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin side project featuring member of shoegaze band Brief Candles flipping instruments with drummer Brock Gourlie, BLUE UNIT “Drop” from upcoming s/t EP on Somewherecold Records         
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia dream pop /doom pop trio Chkbns “Keep Telling” from the debut album “Autwik”
  • Boston‘s singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, former MMOSS guitarist/singer Doug Tuttle “Did You Need Someone” from the upcoming Burger Records release “Doug Tuttle – Dream Road”
  • Czechia lo-fi dream pop band BILLOW “Suburbia” from new single “Triffid / Suburbia”                                          
  • New York based ambient /lo-fi pop /folk singer/songwriter MATT KIVEL “Two Braids” from forthcoming album “Last Night in America” on Cascine
  • Orange County bedroom pop / synth indie pop project of Avery Chandler, aka GREEN SAHARA “Vinyl Fantasy” new single on Burger Records                                                                                                                            
  • Tasmanian noise jangly folk transplant trio Mount Trout “I Have Everything” from the album “Shelter Belt” out through Rough Skies Records                                                                                                                       
  • Brussels‘ dark ambient /electronic /shoegaze /cold wave /psychedelic collaboration MONGOLITO / LUMINANCE “Head South” from two-track single “Mongolito/Luminance”
  • Brooklyn, NY shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo “Why.” bonus track from the reissue of mini-album “Pale Fire”

Ian Fisher