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

Shoegaze/ Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #16

©Bill Brandt photography

Picks Of The Week:

  • Long Beach, CA psych rock/dream pop/shoegaze band SPACE WAVES "Prayers For Rain" from V/A "Disintegration Revisited" via The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records                                                               

 With a hint of sadness, I celebrate the last chapter of 10 years of The Blog That Celebrates Itself legacy, surely one of the main inspirations for this blog and a vivid example of passion, intellectual honesty and integrity outside every kind of business, and above all an inexhaustible, precious source, spread, support and acquaintance for new bands. Californian Space Waves is just the last one I discovered through TBTCI, I'm sure it will not the last...grazie di cuore Renato!

  • Malmö, Sweden guitar rock /shoegaze trio SPUNSUGAR "I Shouldn't Care" debut single.                             

Blistering bursts of fuzzy shoegazing guitar noise to beautifully challenge sombre vocal harmonies for the '90s influenced newcomers from Malmö, absolutely infectious and highly promising.

  • Bucks County, PA alt / post-hardcore / shoegaze / grunge duo CROWN OF PITY "Perfect Moontan" from the debut album "Just" out now.

Solid and anthemic blast of a debut album for the Philly duo, a tasteful and heady mix of shoegaze, grunge and post-hardcore making for boisterous and emotional guitar-rock triumph.

  • London, UK kraut / tweetronica / synth duo of Adam Cresswell (aka Rodney Cromwell) and Alice Hubley (Mass Datura), aka Arthur and Martha “Vallorian (Tears Run Ring Remix)” from forthcoming album “Adjustments” on Happy Robots Records
  • Japanese noise-rock / shoegaze band from Kyoto, Nurse “Adios” new single.                                                   
  • Manchester-based indie bedroom pop recording project of Joel Nicholson alias Butcher The Bar “Haunts” from the new album “III” out June 14 via Bobo Integral Records.                                                                       
  • Swedish electronic dream folk singer/songwriter from Stockholm, MIYNT “Vacation With Bond In South Of France Part 2” new single                                                                                                                                       
  • Midwest-based Hawaiian dream-psychedelic funk recording project by multi-instrumentalist, Trent Prall, aka KAINALU “Kamikaze Mushroom Palace” from the upcoming LP ‘’Lotus Gate’’.                                               
  • Michigan‘s indie pop band Blue Jeans – “Friends & Lovers” from upcoming vinyl album “Adult Hits” out May 17, 2019 on Madrid’s Bobo Integral Records.                                                                                                    
  • Canadian post punk / shoegaze band from Edmonton, CHARCOAL SKIES “Abigail” from the third 2-track single “Hours”                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Sevilla, Spain jangle dream pop 4-piece, Terry vs. Tori “Heathers” title track from Terry vs. Tori’s upcoming debut album.                                                                                                                                                             
  • Mexican ethereal /noise rock /shoegaze trio SADFIELDS “Atrás” from new 2-track single “Atrás / Desaparecer” 
  • Oslo, Norway shoegaze /dream pop /psych pop five-piece band FOAMMM “Hoop Dreams” from the s/t debut album via Sheep Chase Records
  • Canadian ethno jazz /garage /kraut /psych rock 4-piece from Toronto, POSSUM “The Hills Part 1” from forthcoming LP “Space Grade Assembly” on garment district records
  • Los Angeles‘ experimental psychedelic band The Warlocks “Mean Machine” from upcoming new album “Mean Machine Music”
  • Portland, OR electronic synth-pop / dream pop duo of Hollie and Keith Kenniff (aka Helios, Goldmund), Mint Julep “Parallelism” new single                                                                                                                     
  • Glasgow-based garage/noise/psychedelic outfit Psychic Communion “Walkin’ With Jesus”(Spacemen 3 cover)                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Southern California-based gaze rock /post-punk band (formerly The Lassie Foundation), STRANGER KINGS “Steppe” from the new album “Blue” on Northern Records
  •  Kyoto, Japan grunge / dreampop / shoegazer trio Browned Butter “Left Behind” from sophomore EP “Toothpaste”.
  • Hilversum, Netherlands vintage dreamy indie pop duo DONNA BLUE “Arlene’s” from s/t new 7″ single on Snowstar Records                                                                                                                                                   
  • Denver, Colorado post-grunge /shoegaze 4-piece SIDEWAVE “Vehement” from the new second album “Ultraviolet”
  • Philadelphia‘s shoegaze/ fuzzy psych /guitar rock 4-piece SO TOTALLY “Attention” from the new album “in the shape of…”                                                                                                                                                            
  • Portland-based indie /shoegaze /dream pop 4-piece SOUVENIR DRIVER “Spin” from the new album “A Dangerous Crossing” via IS/WAS                                                                                                                                         
  • Fort Worth, TX fuzzy guitar pop 5-piece War Party – “Much Polite (It’s Happening)” new single on Dreamy Life Records                                                                                                                                                               
  • Norwich, UK alt /indie pop 5-piece Marigolds – “Nerves” new single on Beth Shalom Records
  • Tampa, Florida‘s noise-pop / dream pop duo Planet Loser “Too Cool” new single on 6131 Records
  • Leeds, UK based indie /dream pop trio lead by Northern Ireland bred Joel Johnston, FAR CASPIAN “Astoria” new single on Dance to the Radio                                                                                                                          
  • Swedish shoegaze duo from Göteborg, Eiyvind “Burn” debut single.
  • Raleigh, NC indie rock 4-piece TRUTH CLUB “No Planned Sequel” from the new album “Not An Exit” via Tiny Engines.                                                                                                                                                         
  • Stockholm, Sweden shoegaze /jangle pop /dream pop quartet LILAC “Believe” (Cher cover) from the new EP “Malicious Days”                                                                                                                                               
  • Austin based psych/grunge outfit MEGAFAUNA “Is There Anything Else” off upcoming 5th LP “Ghost Coast”
  • Wellington, New Zealand heavy psych/fuzz two-piece EARTH TONGUE “The Well of Pristine Order” from the forthcoming album “Floating Being”                                                                                                                      
  • Brooklyn, NY indie/psych-pop solo project of former LVL UP Mike Caridi, aka THE GLOW – “Weight Of Sun” from upcoming album “Am I” on Caridi’s own Double Double Whammy label.                                       
  • San Diego-based psych-pop / synth-pop /’dumb pop’ band created by Spooky Cigarette‘s member Jacob McWinney, NEW ME “Civilian Stuff” monthly song on Field Trips                                                                    
  • Los Angeles new wave /dream pop duo Mirrorball “This Time” debut single on Dangerbird Records          
  • Buffalo based indie /shoegaze /jangle /dream pop four-piece Coral Collapse ‘After Hours’ taken from their debut LP ‘Don’t Wait To See Me Say Goodbye’ via Admirable Traits Records
  • Olympia, WA indie /shoegaze trio WINMOR “Die For Me” from the s/t debut EP                                                 
  • New York‘s indie pop / dream pop 5-piece BARRIE “Chinatown” from new album ”Happy To Be Here” on Winspear
  • US bedroom pop /indie /dream pop solo project from Lynchburg, Phalo Blue “I have a heart with yourname”   
  • Japanese ambient dreamgaze solo project from Himeji, Fluffytails “Rained And Melted The Ice” title track from the new EP via Weatnu Records
  • Spanish noise rock / garage indie pop duo from Gijón, NO FUCKS “Punkipop” off upcoming V/A “Permanencia”, a collaborative cassette compilation between Stupid Decisions (México) and Discos de Kirlian (Spain)
  • Chicago based bedroom pop/surf/post-punk/dream pop project of Michael Tenzer (former Savage Sister, and member of Eyes Behind the Veil, Lazy Legs), Soft Lashes “Aimless” from upcoming cassette “Spring 2019” via Z Tapes
  • Asheville, NC electronic /shoegaze /dream pop trio SLEEPY POETRY “Leaves” from new EP “ain’t it sad”
  • Auckland, NZ dark psychedelic duo THE MELANCHOLIES “Rising”                                                                        
  • Minneapolis synth-pop /dream pop quartet Graveyard Club “It Hurts” from Graveyard Club’s new album “Goodnight Paradise” out June 28th.                                                                                                                          
  • Brooklyn, NY noise rock /garage punks GIGGLY BOYS “Another Close Call” off 2-track 7″ inch single “Another Close Call” b/w “Dead Again” via Snappy Little Numbers.                                                                   
  • New York based tropical ethnic punk / psychedelic 4-piece Combo Chimbita “Ahomale” title track from the new second album on Anti- Records

©Bill Brandt photography