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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – April #15-21

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Melbourne, Australia alt /electronic /shoegaze solo project Blankxeros “Misanthropes” new single

Deftly fully self-produced DIY solo project from Melbourne, Blankxeros, blends 90’s noise rock and shoegaze with trap flourishes and industrial rhythmic edge, in the atmospheric yet energetic, reminiscent of Curve, new single “Misanthropes” introduced by a background conversation stirring intrigue under whining agonized guitar riffs and lashing scattered off-tempo beats, swaying between a slow anxious pace and reverb-dusted abrasive distortion, around mesmeric distressed female vocals harsh, disconnected cries of injustice and fear.

  • Fife, Scotland indie /shoegaze 4-piece SILVERMASH “Realizer” new single

East Scotland quartet blends hoarse, grungy tones and ringing seething streams of reverb along with a palpable deep sense of unease and wistfulness. Nostalgic melancholic husky male vocals, drowning in sparkling yet abrasive sweeping layers of guitar distortion, to wander anxiously, amidst an emotional strummed interlude, laced with sorrowful forlorn melodies drifting wearily into a hopeless destiny of fear.

  • Aberdeen, Scotland’s jangle power-pop solo project of founding member and one-fifth of The Vapour Trails, Kevin Robertson “Love’s Blue Yonder” (Big Stir Records Single Club series No. 125) from the upcoming LP “Sundown’s End”, out May 28 on Futureman/Subjangle.

Few miles between Fife to Aberdeen, but switch the nuances of melancholy and the timbres of the guitar sound, from the noisy reverberations of Silvermesh, as it is easy to understand, the twinkle-dusted Byrds- ian jangle chords infuse the solo project of The Vapor Trails frontman Kevin Robertson, right without the psych flair of his combo.
It’s an endearing catchy and refreshingly familiar tune, wandering through nostalgic melodies that wind twinkling guitar strings with steady skipping beats, shimmering around airy seductive male vocals to build groovy, upbeat feelings about returning home after a long absence. Part of Big Stir Records Single Club, only an appetizer from the full-length soon on Futureman/Subjangle.

  • Washington DC-based ambient /shoegaze /post rock / dreampop instrumental duo Sansyou “Eyes Front” title track from the new 7″/cassette/CD EP “Eyes Front”
  • Perth, Australia singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly “If I Could Cry (it would feel like this)” (Jens Lekman cover) new single on Secretly Canadian
  • Oslo-based 9-piece indie/folk-group from Norway, BENEDIKT “Head On A Spike” from the album “Balcony Dream”
  • England based psych-pop burgeoning new project of multi-instrumentalist and producer duo of French /Italian, Nikò O’Brien and British, Hannah (Jakes) Jacobs, aka pecq “Lemon Cake” from the debut EP “Stranger” on Upcycled Sounds
  • North-West of England indie-pop /psych-folk /alternative rock acoustic/electric guitar duo (formerly known as The Cavalcade), The Castle Forever “Bye Bye Grey Sky” from the 2013 unreleased album “Gathering Dark” on shiny happy records
  • Bogor, Indonesian bedroom pop singer/songwriter Deni Taufiq Adi “Hapus” from S/T EP on Tarsius Records
  • Denmark/UK dreamy space pop duo Moon Panda “Visions” new single on Fierce Panda                                                          
  • Tel-Aviv based psych /dream /indie pop musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer Yogev Glusman, aka IOGI “Symphony of blue” from the album “Everything’s worth it” on Raw Tapes
  • English Indiepop Supergroup of Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey (ex Heavenly, Talulah Gosh), with Fay Hallam, Andy Lewis and Ian Button, aka The Catenary Wires “The Overview Effect” from the upcoming album “Birling Gap” due June 2021 on Skep Wax and Shelflife (USA).
  • Northampton, MA bedroom-pop solo project of Chloe Deeley, aka Sailor Down “I Get It” from cassette 6-song EP “Skip The Line” on Relief Map Records
  • St. Louis, Missouri bedroom-pop solo project of Alison Setili (bassist of Frankie Valet), Algae Dust – “Grasp” off the Split Cassette EP “algae dust // hennen” on It Takes Time Records
  • Montreal, Canadian shoegaze /dream pop band lead by Jasamine White-Gluz, NO JOY ‘Kidder – From Heaven’ off ‘Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven’ EP, orchestral re-imaginings of songs from 2020 LP ‘Motherhood’ on Joyful Noise Recordings and Hand Drawn Dracula.
  • Sevilla, Spain post-punk / shoegaze / dreampop band feat.3 members from Blacanova (Cristian Bohórquez, Inés Olalla and Paco Arenas), Davis Rodriguez (Escuelas Pías) and Erica Pender (Terry vs. Tori), Martes Niebla “Cicatriz” new single on El Genio Equivocado
  • Norwegian dream pop /psych-pop duo of Megaphonic Thrift members Linn Frøkedal and Richard Myklebust from Bergen, MISTY COAST “Ghost Town” from the new LP “When I Fall From The Sky” on FysiskFormat
  • Berlin-born dream-pop artist THALA “Weep” new single Born Losers Records and Duchess Box Records
  • London, UK dream pop/noise pop/shoegaze trio LEMONDAZE “Art Form” new single
  • Dijon, France noise pop /shoegaze band dirishu6 “Aquarium” from upcoming S/T EP on Hidden Bay Records
  • Uppsala, Sweden shoegaze /jangle /indie pop quartet Kilda Världar “Riktas framåt” from the EP För få saker”
  • Paris-based French dream pop /shoegaze /indie rock duo Velvet Sunset “Drive Me” new single
  • Newport, South Wales indie guitar rock legends The Darling Buds – “Jump In” from V/A “X-Ray Flex” flexi EP on R*E*P*E*A*T Records
  • Potsdam glam /slacker /psychedelic rock project of multi-instrumentalist Martin Mann (member of Eat Ghosts), Future Prawn – “Marshmallow Pie” off the upcoming LP “Glam from the Garage” on la pochette surprise records
  • Christchurch, New Zealand chamber pop /shoegaze /dream pop project of New Brighton-based singer/songwriter (formerly All Fall Down, Bridal Path, Cardigan Bay, Condensations, etc.), Blair Parkes “At Sea” title track from new album ‘New Building’
  • Caen, Normandy surf /indie-pop quartet BEACH YOUTH “A Changed Man” from the debut LP “Postcard” co-released by Music From The Masses (FR) / Wewant2Records (FR) / Shelflife (USA)
  • Polish Shoegaze /Alternative rock /Dream pop act from Rybnik, Bukowicz “Komoda” new single                                            
  • L.A. dream pop /shoegaze /noise /indie rock singer-songwriter, Simone Istwa “So Sure” new single from the upcoming LP “Heartweb” on LaunchLeft
  • Belgian indie /dream pop /shoegaze band from Leuven, Tannhauser Orchestra “Time To Play” off the album “The Fade”
  • Lyon-based dream pop /shoegaze 4-piece Lunation Fall “Precious Time” from the debut cassette album “Near” on Stellar Frequencies
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania noise rock /shoegaze trio DOUSED “Dizzy” from debut album “Murmur”
  • Tallahassee, Fl noise rock /shoegaze duo HER NEW KNIFE “Emilio” from “Destroza” EP
  • London, UK dream pop /shoegaze outfit led by composer Atlas, The Dead and the Downright Queer “Two Suffering Eyes” new single
  • Basque Country post-rock /shoegaze trio based in Bilbao, ARIMA “Pentsamenduen Biktimak (feat. Sara Zozaya)” from the new album “Biluztasunez Jantzita”
  • West Texas-based goth / new wave /shoegaze /post-punk death trio Lesser Care “Palm” from the new 2-track single “Palm/Acquired Taste”
  • Canadian alternative /post-punk /noise rock from Toronto, Shallow Waves “Voices In Discord” new single
  • Berlin-based country /glam rock /punk /garage /post-punk trio, Jealous “K-Hole II” first single from “Lover/What’s Your Damage?” double EP on new Oliver Ackermann’s (of A Place To Bury Strangers) new label, Dedstrange
  • Dream Pop /Proto-Punk trio out of New York City, Women of the Night “Open All Night” new single
  • Oakland, CA based shoegaze /noise-pop duo (formerly of Boston acid punk band Puke), Blue Ocean “Arnold & Thom” from new cassette album “Blue Ocean” (compilation of the band’s first two EPs) on Paisley Shirt Records
  • Melbourne, Australian electronic synth-rock band BLACK CAB “Rotsler’s Rules” new single
  • Cologne, Germany electronic /new wave /indie rock /psychedelic band Paul & The Microcosm – “Nocturnal” new single
  • Brooklyn, New York electronic /dark psychedelic rock outfit Birds Of Pandæmonium “The Night” new single on Our Starry Universe
  • Russian Post-Punk /Alternative /Indie Rock band from Yaroslav, Пыль [Dustband] “Макавто” new single
  • Bristol, UK synthpop artist DICK DENT “Click Of The Fingers – Single Edit” new single off the mixtape ‘Do You Mind If I Talk? released in May of 2021.
  • Japanese dream pop /synthpop duo STILL DREAMS “Make Believe” off the Mini-LP “Make Believe” on Elefant Records
  • Netherlands indie rock /synthwave solo project by Sander Meijer, aka Sixth Floor Memories “Little Light” new single
  • Dark dreamgaze /indie rock duo from Minneapolis, ALL EYES “Spectre” first song off of the upcoming EP “Daystar.”
  • Gaithersburg, Maryland lo-fi bedroom indie-pop musician SUN ERA “What’s on your mind?” from “Questions about this” EP
  • San Diego, Ca lo-fi /shoegaze /jangle /dream-pop solo project SHINDIGS “Transitions” from the new EP “How’s It Goin”
  • Austin, TX surf /psych /dream pop five-piece Sasha and the Valentines “Tears for Mars” from upcoming cassette EP “So You Think You Found Love?” on Oof Records
  • Truth or Consequences, New Mexico bedroom pop duo Chemical Club “Drunk in the Dark” new single
  • Lugo, Spain shoegaze /electro /dream pop 5-piece Fábrica de Espejos “Mañana” from upcoming LP “Mundo Incierto”
  • Brazilian post-punk /psych /dreampop duo Pontagulha “Hoje” new single on Systemica
  • Liverpool, UK art-rock /indie rock 4-piece Seatbelts “Inspiration For Robots” from “Welcome Simplicity” [EP]
  • Nottingham, UK post-rock /dream pop /shoegaze solo project After Daylight ‘Arise From The Ashes’ second single taken from the forthcoming fifth album, ‘The Paradigm Shift’.
  • Toronto indie /C86 /jangle pop duo Ducks Unlimited “As Big As All Outside” from the expanded reissue of debut “Get Bleak” EP via Carpark Records
  • Washington, D.C. slowcore trio A Deadly Orchestra “No Microphone Means No Talking” from sophomore EP “Deadly 2”
  • Birmingham, Alabama composer /musician Jeffrey Cain (The Church, Dead Snares, Remy Zero, Isidore), aka IRIS DOE “A Miss of You” (Written by Fred Cole of Dead Moon) on Communicating Vessels                                       
  • UK indie folk /dark pop duo Amy Spencer and Avi Barath, aka Charlotte Spiral “Fantaisie On A Theme From Out Of Here” off “New Light” EP

2 Comments

  1. David 21st April 2021