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Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #20



  • Viedma, Argentina lo-fi/C86/indie pop solo project of Juan Olima, aka UN DIA SOLEADO “Patinando con los muertos” new 2-track single “Patinando con los muertos / La lluvia vuelve a caer” on Hikikomori Discos

Sparkling jangly guitars, urgent rhythms, and angsty melancholic vocals, brimming with nostalgic and self-loathing guilt, are all wrapped in a fresh swirling melodious hazy breeze, echoes of pristine scents of Sarah Records.

  • Perth, Australia dream pop/shoegaze project Seven Hour Days “Too High To Say Hi” from the new EP “The Hills of Alexander”

Easy to be predictable with, Cocteau Twins and Lush influenced, swirling nostalgic blissful dream-pop, but the soothing and euphoric ethereality of the vocals against the urgency of the guitar distortion and hypnotic drum loops, strikes a fine balance of emotional intensity and melodic subtlety that it really is quite lovely.

  • California shoegaze/post-punk/noise/guitar rock band lead by singer-guitarist Jason Martin, STARFLYER 59 “This Recliner” new single out on 5/14 via Velvet Blue Music.                                                                           

Bittersweet sparkling and energetic guitar melodies cloaked in menacing deep coiling bassline ooze hearty emotional groove around angsty vocals bleeding in discomfort, with 15th full-length albums under his belt, Jason Martin is ceaselessly able to forge moody, melodramatic and vibrant 80s-tinged guitar rock songs full of warm heartful allure.

  • L.A.-based harpist & composer Nailah Hunter – “White Flower, Dark Hill” from the album “Spells” out on May 29, 2020 via Leaving Records
  • Berlin-based, South-African dream pop/psychedelic folk singer/songwriter (half of Medicine Boy) Lucy Kruger, aka Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys “When I Am Among The Trees” debut single
  • London, UK krautrock /cosmic rock /dream pop collective (members from Grass House, Still Corners, Winter Drones and Great Ytene), Psychic Markers “Baby, It’s Time” from upcoming S/T album on Bella Union                     
  • Vancouver, Canada based vaporwave/trip-hop/shoegaze duo of vocalist and bassist Anna Wagner and guitarist and producer Lucas Inacio (aka Fløver), PALM HAZE “Nøva Beach” title track from the new single
  • São Paulo, Brazil shoegaze/space rock/psychedelic trio FIREFRIEND “Tomorrow”
  • New York indie/psych/ethereal/dream pop outfit, Lightning Bug “Waterloo Sunset” (Ray Davies/The Kinks) fundraiser single on Fat Possum
  • Ukrainian experimental cold electronic dreamwave duo from Odessa, Bad News from Cosmos “Tu Vis…” from the album “Dagues d’herbes hautes”
  • San Francisco, Ca indie/chamber/dream pop duo F L O W E R T O W N “Rocks and Air” from debut S/T EP
  • San Diego, Ca indie/power pop/jangle/new wave duo The Life Absurd “Dark Fuss” new single
  • Oakland, Ca ethereal/mystical synth-rock band PRIMAL WOUND “The Unicorn, Free” new single from the upcoming LP “Sapphire and Steel”
  • Richmond, CA lo-fi/noise-pop/dream pop/shoegaze band of brothers Dale (Some Gorgeous Accident, Soft Pillow Kisses) and Ryan Marquez (Carnival Park, The Haircuts, The Umbrella Puzzles, Golden Teardrops), Apple Orchard “A Slow Dissolve” new single
  • Singapore noise rock /dream pop /shoegaze band Coming Up Roses “All Our Time (Demo)”
  • Myrtle Beach, SC Indiepop /Tweegaze /Dreampop project of Brian Hancheck, The Arctic Flow “Dreams You’ll Never Find” from V/A “Join A Comp!” compilation on fadeawayradiate records
  • New York-based psych-pop singer-songwriter Jordan Corso aka Cotillon “Cruiser” title track from the new album “Cruiser” on Anniversary
  • London-based Japanese/English Indie/Electronica husband/wife duo SKYGASM “Ocean of Flowers” new single
  • Madison, Wisconsin lo-fi indie-rock solo project of Jason E. Lambeth, aka RED PANTS “Sudden Disaster” from the cassette album “Sudden Color” on local tape label Painted Blonde
  • San Francisco‘s DIY indie/power pop/jangle-pop project by Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, Art Museums etc), The Reds, Pinks & Purples “Half-A-Shadow” new single
  • Los Angeles indie/sadcore/dream-pop trio Cryogeyser “Angry” new single on Terrible
  • Oakland, CA indie/new wave/power-pop duo of Adam Widener and Bobby Martinez, THE 1981 “Mona Lisa” new single
  • Tokyo, Japan bedroom/indie/dream pop/surf rock solo project of Tokyo-based Azusa Suga (For Tracy Hyde/AprilBlue), Letters To Annika “Absinthe” from S/T debut EP
  • Spain/France-based dream pop/new wave/electro-pop project of Italian multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Nicola Masseria, aka LEMONILLE “When I Come Back” new single on Giant Pulse Records
  • Brighton, UK based indie/dream-pop singer and songwriter Anna Olive, aka SLOE NOON “Portofino (Ft. Plein-Air)” new single                                                                                                                                               
  • Swedish dream-indie-pop solo project of Mary Onettes frontman Philip Ekstrom, aka H.MOON “Trustblood” new single on Welfare Sounds
  • Bay Area‘s Dream Pop/Shoegaze/Post-Punk/Synthpop 4-piece, TOPOGRAPHIES “In Your Hands” from the new EP “Not My Loneliness, But Ours”
  • New York post-punk/indie rock 4-piece NOT FIT “Funhouse” new second single
  • Tacoma, WA new wave/shoegaze/indie rock trio Waves Crashing “Sleepwalk” new single
  • NYC-based, Chicago/Melbourne dream-pop/surf-gaze/shoegaze trio Surf Rock is Dead “Miss You” from the debut album “Existential Playboy”
  • Indie/dream pop band from Brunei, SURFVAMPIRES “Lovers” from the demo mini-album “Surfvampires Demos Vol 1”
  • Australian 4-piece psychedelic rock band based in Sydney, THE LAZY EYES “Tangerine” from the upcoming debut “EP1”
  • Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine shoegaze 4-piece POVOD “Весна/Spring” new single
  • Spanish noise-pop/shoegaze/dream pop Andalusian all-girl 3-piece band UNIFORMS “Eugenesia” second single released from the upcoming new album “Fantasía Moral” out later this year.
  • Brisbane, Australia ambient/shoegaze/dream pop solo project RELAY TAPES “Teeth” from the second EP “Early Morning Abstract”
  • Australian dark psychedelic art-rock duo of Belinda Eldridge and Greg Weir from Perth, WHITEFAWN “Rainbows” from “WhiteFawn II” (unreleased tracks recorded in 2013 as part of a double-album project)
  • German psychedelic/NDW/post-punk/space rock/krautrock solo project of Nico Seel (the Space Spectrum,), KRAUTWERK “Gezeiten” from the new album “Neuling”
  • Lucerne, Switzerland ethereal/shoegaze/dream pop project of Andy Jossi, THE CHURCHHILL GARDEN “Dreams Turn Gray (feat. Jack Richard Sobel of Black Swan Lake)” new single
  • London, UK based psych-pop/new wave/garage punk band Chemtrails “Blurred Vision” from the new LP ”The Peculiar Smell of the Inevitable” out now via PNKSLM Recordings
  • Swedish fuzzy shoegaze/psychedelic band from Stockholm, The Janitors – “High on God” 4th instalment in the noisolation series.
  • Berlin-based, Cape Town, South Africa bred psychedelic / ‘dream noise’ duo MEDICINE BOY “Wrecker” from upcoming third and final long-player “Take Me With You When You Disappear” via Fuzz Club and Permanent Record
  • Dallas, TX fuzzy shoegaze noise-rock 4-piece AUDIOBATON “Wonder” new single
  • Tacoma, WA grungey/shoegaze/indie rock trio Waves Crashing “Sleepwalk” new single
  • Israel indie/psychedelic/guitar rock project of former Carusella singer/guitarist, Tamar Aphek “Crossbow” new single on EXAG’ Records
  • Richmond, Virginia guitar rock/noise-pop band BLARE “Breathe” new 2-track single
  • Oslo-based Norwegian indie-noise-rock band Spielbergs – Go!” single as part of Adult Swim‘s Singles Series 2019-2020 on By The Time It Gets Dark
  • New project of California-based Chelsea Wolfe and her drummer Jess Gowrie, Mrs. Piss “Knelt” from the upcoming debut album “Self-Surgery” out 5/29 on Sargent House
  • Los Angeles based dreamy/psych-rock/shoegaze/noise duo, BYSTS “Runes” new single
  • London, UK alt/dreamy-grunge 4-piece Lazy Day “All The Time” new single via Weird Cool Records                        
  • Los Angeles-based indie/synthwave/dream pop/guitar pop singer/multi-instrumentalist Kamtin Mohager, aka The Chain Gang of 1974 “Do You Mind?”                                                                                                                     
  • Moscow-based madchester/alternative/indie rock 4-piece аминь [Amin] ‘когда собою перестанешь быть’ from the EP ‘грязные дела’
  • Austin, TX Madchester/drug pop/noise-pop solo project DAIISTAR “Stereo Drift” from S/T debut EP
  • London dream-pop project of Jack Bzowski, aka Fat Heart ‘Glass Heart’ from his debut EP ‘Everything Is’.
  • UK indie folk duo ORPINE “In Line” from the debut album “Grown Ungrown” on Heist or Hit
  • Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand jangle/dream pop project The Biirthday Party ‘myloveliesfriends’ from ‘stayalonewithmyloveliesfriend’
  • Quebec-based Canadian ethereal dream-pop project by singer and violinist Margaux Sauvé aka Ghostly Kisses “Where Do Lovers Go?” new single
  • Los Angeles lo-fi bedroom pop project of Christian Renard, aka Parking Lot “Lately” new single
  • Moscow, Russia indie/post-rock/shoegaze outfit IN THE EVENING “Rainfalls” new single
  • Staffordshire, England ambient post-pop duo Ben Holton & Rob Glover, aka EPIC45 “Nearly Home” from the EP “Dandelion Sessions” (recorded live in August 2007 for the internet-based Dandelion Radio) via Wayside & Woodland Recordings

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