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

Weekly Shoegaze/ Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #21 

Strange Leaves by Al Mefer

Peaks Of The Week:

  • Gold Coast, Australia shoegaze/psych-pop band SYRUP, GO ON “Dreams” new single from the upcoming debut album ”Last Light” on Valley Heat Records                                                                                     

Exquisite captivating, synth laden, dreamy psych-pop gem from Aussie 5-piece, shines with swirling textures, glistening reverbed guitar lines and sultry vocal harmonies, making us eager about the soon to be released debut LP.

  • Canadian dream pop/shoegaze band from Toronto, Indoor Voices “Always All Ways” new single

Toronto‘s outfit founded and lead by the visionary talent of Jonathan Relph sooth our imagination with trance-inducing and immersive soundscapes infused with a deep sense of arcane and ethereal mysticism harking back the best bits of pioneeristic mid 80’s dream-pop.

  • New Jersey‘s indie/psych/synth-pop project of former Real Estate songwriter and guitarist Matt Mondanile, DUCKTAILS “Answered In A Prayer” from the upcoming album “Watercolors” on New Images Limited

Unmistakable and sublime pop prowess from the ineffable Mr. Matt Mondanile, relaxed yet pervasive, with even hints of mid80s Prefab Sprout and an irresistible final sax that melts our heart apart.

  • London/Los Angeles ambient/electronic/dream pop project of two school friends, Jerome Alexander (Message To Bears) and Justin Lee Radford (The Kids And The Cosmos), HIN “Beneath The Lake” from “Warmer Weather” EP on sound in silence
  • Brooklyn, NY 4 piece shoegaze/indie/noise rock/punk band Sharkswimmer “Shut-In” title track from the new EP
  • UK dream pop/psych pop 4-piece from Canterbury, Tokyo Tea Room “Forever Out Of Time” new single       
  • Cincinnati, Ohio dreamgaze/dream rock trio SUNGAZE “Washed Away” new single
  • Perth, Australia ambient/kosmische/post-punk/psychedelic duo Erasers “Pass You in the Night” from Erasers sophomore LP “Pulse Points” out July 12th on Fire Talk                                                                                         
  • Swedish psych pop/dream pop/indie pop four-piece from Gothenburg, Holy Now – ”All The Time” from the new EP ” It Will All End In Tears” on Lazy Octopus Records                                                                            
  • Sevilla, Spain indie/dream pop/electro-pop duo Escuelas Pías “Carrie Page” from the 2018 album “Música ligera para un funeral” on El Genio Equivocado                                                                                             
  • New Zealand electronic/dream pop act based in Auckland, The May Project “High Treason” lead single from The May Project’s new EP due for release Aug-Sept 2019
  • Jangle dream pop / shoegaze solo project of San Bernardino, California‘s Manuel Joseph Walker, FOLIAGE “In Reference To” new single                                                                                                             
  • 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 “Habit To Break” from new album ‘Liveable City’ – out soon
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina shoegaze/dream pop project of Nicolás Castello, NAX “Nuestra Noche” new single
  • Bilbao, Spain-based Argentinian psychedelic garage rock’n’roll trio CAPSULA “Red Moon Falls” from new cassette album “Bestiarium” on Dynamo Tapes
  • Brooklyn, NY indie/alternative country/guitar rock band Earnhardt “Transmissions” from s/t album
  • Lucerne, Switzerland indie/jangle/dream pop project of The Churchhill Garden‘s Andy Jossi, aka THE BLUE HERONS “the way you look at me (feat. Krissy Vanderwoude)” with additional guitars by Marty Willson-Piper
  • Canadian ‘creampop’ dreampoppers (formerly known as Cult Classic) from Montreal, BODYWASH “Reverie” from upcoming album “Comforter” on Luminelle
  • Saitama, Japan dream pop solo project ミーコ [Miko] – ロリポップディストーション lollipop distortion
  • Jakarta, Indonesia indie/power pop/dream pop/punk pop solo project Abdur Rahim Latada aka Oyi, aka Grow Rich “Cat Flag” from the new “Frantic Semantic” EP
  • Gainesville, Georgia shoegazing/dream folk solo project of Victoria Isabel Jones, Deconstructed Company “Darlene” from the single “Darlene/Guilty”                                                                                             
  • San Francisco, CA psych-pop /dream pop project of Melina Duterte aka Jay Som ‘Superbike” from forthcoming LP “Anak Ko” on Lucky Number                                                                                                         
  • Australian indie rock band from Sydney, Sinclaire “It’s Not Enough” new single                                                  
  • Oslo‘s lo-fi surf pop solo project Selmer “Thinkin’ Freely”
  • Los Angeles new wave/dream pop duo Mirrorball “Natural World” new single on Dangerbird Records
  • Philadephia-based jangle psych-pop outfit HONEY RADAR “Kite Balloons” from the upcoming 5th album “Ruby Puff Of Dust” on What’s Your Rupture?
  • Adelaide, Australia indie/dream pop/shoegaze/guitar rock trio SUMMER FLAKE “In The Dark” from the upcoming third album “Seasons Change” on Rice Is Nice
  • San Francisco’s fuzz-pop/janglegaze 4-piece SEABLITE “Time Is Weird” from the new album “Grass Stains and Novocaine” on Emotional Response
  • Leeds, UK ‘radically soft pop’ DIY band Cat Apostrophe “January” from forthcoming debut album “Lifelong Amateurism” on Everything Sucks Music
  • San Diego, CA lo-fi/dream pop/shoegaze/slowcore solo project of Matthew Woosley, aka SLEEPCRAFT “Slumber” from debut single “Slumber/ Thaw [demo]”
  • Dutch indie/dream pop/dark pop songwriter Kevyn van der Linden, aka The Psychedelic Birthday Party “Bad Blood” debut single                                                                                                                                          
  • Philadelphia‘s indie/dream pop project of musician/singer/songwriter Michelle Zauner aka Japanese Breakfast – “Head Over Heels“ (Tears For Fears cover) off single series on W Records                                              
  • Montreal, Canada former half of duo Majical Cloudz, singer-songwriter Devon Welsh “Faces” new single              
  • Japanese alt/shoegaze solo project Kinoue64 風船葛 from the EP 擬宝珠
  • Portland, Oregon lo-fi/shoegaze/drone project of Kyle Bates, aka DROWSE “Betty” from the new album “Light Mirror” out now on The Flenser                                                                                                               
  • Stockholm, Sweden electro-pop outfit Red Sleeping Beauty – “Ikväll” new single
  • Oxford, UK electro-pop band Candy Says “Ghost” from the new cassette EP “You Are Beautiful; We Are All Beautiful” via their own Beanie Tapes
  • South London, UK indie dream pop singer/songwriter Rose Keeler-Schäffeler aka KEEL HER “Door Mat” from the new album “With Kindness”                                                                                                                           
  • Quebec based, Orléans-born French pop artist JÉRÔME MINIÈRE “Cascades” from “Une clairière” on Objet Disque
  • Nevada City, CA folk singer/songwriter Mariee Sioux “Baby Wave” from the third album, “Grief in Exile” on Night Bloom Records

Strange Leaves by Al Mefer