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Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – JUNE #22-23

by ©Tyler Spangler


  • Italian dreamy /new wave trio Ultrasaturated “Horsegait” second single                                                                

The second single for the Italian dream wavers drives urgent lovelorn strain over the pain-filled glitters of sparkling guitar melodies and remote lonely synth flares, layered over vibrant intense throbbings of steady punchy drum beats, and obsessively sonorous rubbery bass lines, into intoxicating rippling restlessness around dreamy, angsty vocals, longing in romantic moods.

  • Naga, Philippines-based post-rock /shoegaze /noise-pop solo project of Marl Amador, Possvm “Ikigai” (Single)

Noisy, ethereal and utterly immersive concoction of Shoegaze, Dream-pop, and Post-rock, “Ikigai” stirs introspective emotions, that float and echo over hazy textures of restrained abrasive distortion and wistful dreamy reflections, doused with celestial bedazzling cathartic surges, to immerse drowsy melancholic vocal layers in reverb-driven pluming outflows from heavily blurry moods.

  • UK jangly indie-pop side project of a member of the twee indie pop trio The Happy Something, aka Happy Feliz “In Another World” from the upcoming CD debut album “Happy As You Like” via Subjangle

Less twee and surreal than the main band, Happy Feliz‘s melodically reflective and breezy bittersweet Jangly Pop sound winds acoustic, vibrant, shimmery guitar-driven arrangements with swirly echoing sparkling overlays and enveloping keyboard swathes, underlied by stirring tight drum beats and low humming bass lines, whilst breathless angsty vocal confessions, avoiding a romantic breaking up by dreaming “In Another World.”

  • Ipswich, UK electronic /post-rock /dream pop /shoegaze project of Matt Catling, a.k.a. Under The Sun ”Robot World” title track of the new EP on Shore Dive Records
  • Japanese ambient /dream pop /noise /shoegaze trio Rural District “Pluie” single
  • London UK lo-fi /drone /soundtrack /psych /jazzy /post-rock /electronica duo of long-time musical collaborators Oscar Ball and Dan Carney aka Lyndhurst “Swimming” from upcoming EP “Platforms”
  • Berlin based trip-hop /dream pop /leftfield pop duo of singer/songwriter Alia Seror-O’Neill and producer Lewie Day, AKA a.s.o. “Understand” from the debut s/t album
  • Swedish ambient /trance /electronic project Quit Life – “Absent Feat. Merely” from the upcoming album “Ama Nesciri” [High Heal]
  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany-based ambient /shoegaze /indie folk /experimental pop artist and musician Kristin Reiman, aka Man Rei “Stairclimb” from the upcoming album “Health” [Somewhere Between Tapes]
  • London, UK based experimental folk singer-songwriter Freda D’Souza “Windowledge” title track of the upcoming debut EP “Windowledge” on demo records and Crossness Records
  • Providence, Rhode Island-based baroque pop /psych pop /indie folk singer-songwriter and musician, Asher White “Garden” from the new album “New Excellent Woman” on Ba Da Bing Records
  • Neo acoustic /bedroom-pop project from Austin, TX. FUVK “Katie (feat. Jules)” from the vinyl 12″ edition of the 2021 album “Twentytwenty” (originally released on tape by Z Tapes) via galaxy train
  • Glasgow UK-based indie folk band led and founded by singer-songwriter Lukas Clasen, SULKA “Weekend” from upcoming LP “Distractions” via GoldMold Records and Lost Map Records
  • Edinburgh-based indie rock /folk collective led by singer-songwriter Neil Pennycook, aka Meursault “Laugh Track” from the upcoming 6th self-titled album on Common Grounds Records.
  • Australian alt /dream pop /indie rock trio from Sydney, MIDDLE KIDS – ”Bootleg Firecracker” new single on Lucky Number.
  • Philadelphia bedroom fuzz folk rock band led by Justin Roth, Soft Idiot “Captured Light I” off the new cassette album “Some Captured Light” via Oliver Glenn Records
  • Hamburg, Germany jingle-jangle-fuzz-power-baroque-pop-wallofsound-DIY-Home-Studio project of Singer-Songwriter Heiko Schneider, AKA theCatherines “Make Ends Meet” single
  • Brighton, UK folk punk band Pog “A Life Well Lived” from the LP “Cobweb In A Storm”
  • Colombian tropical psych funk pop from 1972/73 by sister duo accompanied by Jimmy Salcedo and La Onda Tres, Elia y Elizabeth “Alegría” from Alegría / Ponte bajo el sol” 7″ single via Munster Records
  • Trans Atlantic Francophone disco /electropop /indie guitar pop collaboration between Philippe Lavergne (Les Freluquets) & Thierry Haliniak (My Raining Stars) with the lyrical contribution of Gilles Ramey, aka MEYVERLIN “Casanova” from the upcoming Ltd. 7″ vinyl “Casanova / Wasted Years” fourth installment of 2022/23 Too Good To Be True label‘s Singles Club
  • Madrid, Spain alternative indie pop artist MARINITA PRECARIA “Final Explicado” first single off upcoming debut album on Elefant Records
  • Buffalo, NY jangly /indie dream pop trio Rosie Quartz “Water Sign” from the EP “Philophile”
  • Cologne, Germany jangle pop band Die Zärtlichkeit – “Kaiju” upcoming debut album “Heimweh Meisterwerke” on Tapete
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland bedroom /indie jangle-pop singer-songwriter (former Cruising and Girls Names), Neil Brogan “Chlorine Gardens” title track of the upcoming album
  • Michigan-based twee /C86 /indie-pop solo project of London-native Sean Turner AKA The Photocopies “Unrequited” from Do It Yourself” EP
  • Paris-based new indie pop band formed by Michael Hiscock (The Field Mice‘s co-founder and bass player, later with Trembling Blue Stars) and Émilie Guillaumot, The Gentle Spring “Dodge the Rain” from the upcoming Ltd. 7″ vinyl “Dodge the Rain / Paris Windows” fifth and final installment of 2022/23 Too Good To Be True label‘s Singles Club                                
  • English indie pop band founded by Keith Girdler (vocals) and Paul Stewart (guitars) around 1989 in Reading (Sarah Records and later Shinkansen Recordings affiliated), Blueboy “Meet Johnny Rave” from Gatefold 2xLP 12″/CD collection “Singles 19911998” on A Colourful Storm                                           
  • Norwegian indie rock /psych pop 5-piece band led by indie legend Frode Strømstad (I Was a King, The No Ones), Colored Lights “I Used to Cook” from upcoming debut LP “Colored Lights” [Bobo Integral]
  • London-based orchestral /psych /indie pop band, formed in 1991, led by guitarist and vocalist Alasdair MacLean, The Clientele “Dying in May” from the upcoming double album “I Am Not There Anymore” on Merge Records
  • UK DIY lo-fi jangle /psych /guitar pop alias (started in the early ’80s) of singer–songwriter-poet Martin Newell (AKA The Brotherhood of Lizards, The Stray Trolleys), AKA The Cleaners From Venus – “The Beautiful Stoned” title track of the new EP “The Beautiful Stoned”
  • Dunedin, New Zealand guitar pop band led by Martin Phillipps, The Chills “Party In My Heart (Remastered)” off the vinyl reissue of the legendary 1987 debut album “Brave Words (Expanded and Remastered)” 2xLP (plus a disc of unheard extras) via Fire Records.                                                         
  • Charlottesville, VA-based shoegaze /guitar rock /indie-pop band Films On Song “white moth demo”
  • Brighton, UK irrepressible veteran jangle /indie guitar band The Popguns “Caesar” first track from the forthcoming 4-track CD EP “POPISM”
  • Tucson, AZ power pop /jangle rock /Sonoran-style rock ‘n roll band Dogbreth “Reach Out” from the Ltd. Lathe Cuts 8″ single “REACH OUT / REAL CONNECTION”
  • London-based indie rock /synthpop solo project of White Lies bassist Charles Cave “About the End” single
  • Sidney-based ‘scuzz rock’ four-piece, BODY TYPE “Sha La La” from the LP “Expired Candy” on Poison City Records
  • Seattle/Tacoma WA jangle rock /power pop band The Rallies “You’re My Dream” from the album “It Must Be Love”
  • Dublin, Ireland-based instrumental surf rock solo project by Johannes Bernardus Verhoef, aka Magnatech “Christopher Lee” from “An Evening With Magnatech!” EP via Sharawaji Records
  • Lynchburg, Virginia surf /jangle /folk /indie pop twin duo John and James Cox, aka The Jangles “Helping Hands” single
  • Brisbane, Australia garage /shoegaze /post-punk /indie rock band Start Together “Separate Beds” title track from the upcoming debut album on 4000 Records
  • Philadelphia‘s shoegazey /noisy /dream fuzz pop band Puppy Angst “TKO” single on Fire Talk
  • L.A. based shoegaze /dream pop /indie rock singer-songwriter Paul Odir “Every Time I Talk To You” single
  • San Diego, CA lo-fi /shoegaze /dream pop solo project Mostly Scared “Effervescent Love feat. David San German (of Mannequin)” from the second album “Momentary Spaces”
  • GuadalajaraMexican shoegaze /dream pop artist Dawn Haze “Sleep Alone ft. Mariana Taylor” single
  • Italian dream pop /trip-hop /psych /shoegaze solo project of Marco Barzetti (formerly leader of Weird and Sonic Jesus collaborator), aka True Sleeper “Entities” from the LP “Loving You in Parallel Dimensions”
  • UK 5-piece shoegaze /dream pop band from Bristol, Stay Lunar ~ “Before you go” from the upcoming “When the sun sets” EP
  • Australian one-man dream-pop project from Victorian Surf Coast, VULPIX “Weekend Off” single from the upcoming album on Spirit Goth Records
  • New Orleans, Louisiana indie pop duo Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer, aka Generationals “Radar Man” from the 6th LP “Heatherhead” on Polyvinyl Records
  • Swedish shoegaze /dreamgaze 3-piece from Malmö, Echo Ladies – “Awake” new single from upcoming LP “Lilies” via Rama Lama Records                                                                                                                         
  • Japanese Shoegazer /Dreampop duo based in Nagoya, Blurred City Lights – 回葬 – from the EP – 再生の惑星 –
  • Tokyo, Japan noise-pop /dream pop /shoegaze ‘flowergaze orchestra’, PLANT CELL “Summer on Route 134” single
  • Oslo, Norway fuzz noise-pop band led by guitarist and vocalist Christian Dam, The Age of Colored Lizards “In Between” leftover track from the latest album “Hang On”
  • LA shoegaze /fuzz-pop trio, GUILT SHOP “Cast Another Spell” from the CD debut album “Pay Later”
  • Maceió, Brazil tropical emo /dream pop /shoegaze band Quarto Vazio “Peanuts” from the debut album “Fábulas”
  • US lo-fi /indie /slowcore /shoegaze solo project onyxarches “Turquoise” from “Needle Eye” EP
  • Mexican shoegaze /psych /indie rock solo project Nacromatic “Instant Nostalgia”
  • Australian indie rock /dream pop /shoegaze band from Perth, Blue Honey “Save Me” new single                     
  • London-based dream pop /shoegaze band RAINSONG “Karoshi” from the debut “Lark” EP
  • Singapore indie rock /slowcore /shoegaze quartet Blush “All I Wanna Do” single on No Sleep Records       
  • Northampton, Massachusetts indie rock /shoegaze 4-piece Baleen “Ocean Hue” from the debut s/t EP via Strange Library Records
  • Australian 5 piece shoegaze /dream pop band from Sydney, Futureheaven “asuka” from the debut EP “Colourwaves”
  • Newburgh, NY indie rock /post-rock /shoegaze band COLD HEAVEN “Ghost Memories” new single
  • French grunge /noise rock /heavy shoegaze band DEAD HORSE ONƎ “That Day” single off the album “SEAS OF STATIC” to be released in 2024
  • Pittsburgh, PN alt /grunge /noise rock /shoegaze 4-piece Gaadge “Oh Wonder” from upcoming LP “Somewhere Down Below” [Crafted Sound]
  • Philadelphia, PA shoegaze band founded in 2019 by Matthew Paul Whiteford, Cigarettes for Breakfast “Up” single
  • Boston, Massachusetts slacker rock /heavy shoegaze band Bedroom Eyes “Brood” first single in four years off the upcoming LP “Turned Away” via à La Carte Records.
  • Brooklyn, NY noise rock /slackergaze band Ringing “Spiralbound” from upcoming cassette EP “Is it light out where you are?” via Candlepin Records and Julia’s War
  • Philadelphia, PA post-punk /dream pop /shoegaze solo project by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Angel Ocana, aka Forest Circles “Cry” single
  • Fukuoka, Japan indie rock /shoegaze /noise rock outfit 群鶏中島 [GunkeiNakashima] – 101m – from the EP -捨てる- by 群鶏中島
  • Gothenburg, Sweden instrumental surf-rock /shoegaze /blackened doom-pop act Kitten Paws “Pawliana Kittfield” 2-track single
  • Lisbon, Portugal dark ambient /post-rock /shoegaze band ALCATUNE “Go Ahead Mr. Deckard” (Single)
  • Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany lo-fi /post-punk /indie rock singer-songwriter (FKA BenjiAntePortas), UNTERHVND “Schwarze Dr. Martens”                                                                                                                               
  • Auckland, New Zealand indie rock /post-punk band GUARDIAN SINGLES “Metal Fingers” from the second LP “Feed Me To The Doves” on Trouble in Mind Records
  • German jangle /indie rock /psych pop quartet from Hamburg, Deep Dyed “Memory Starts To Bloom” from debut LP “Unmade Beds” on la pochette surprise records
  • Oslo, Norway hard rock /doom’n’roll /psychedelic rock power trio Saint Karloff “Nothing To Come” from the third LP “Paleolithic War Crimes” on Majestic Mountain Records
  • Ioannina, Greece alt /grunge rock 4-piece Schizodolls “Alalala Baby” from “Supermarket Music” EP
  • Indonesian punk /indie pop trio Grrrl Gang “Spunky!” title track of the debut LP via Trapped Animal Records (UK, EU), Kill Rock Stars (America), and Big Romantic Records (Asia)
  • New York indie rock /rock’n’roll singer-songwriter Elise Okusami, aka Oceanator “Part Time” new single on Polyvinyl Records
  • Princeton, NJ indie /folk rock project of former singer /songwriter of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kip Berman, AKA The Natvral “Lucifer’s Glory” from upcoming sophomore LP “Summer of No Light” on Dirty Bingo Records.
  • Melbourne, Australia bedroom pop / indie folk pop singer-songwriter Winten – “Bad Ones” from the EP “Waving To My Girl”
  • Japanese twee ambient folk singer-songwriter Renge -うさぎの子等よ (Leverets) from the Ltd. flexi disc single うさぎの子等よ (Leverets) on galaxy train
  • Amsterdam-based ambient /jazz /guitar /folktronica /electronic sound artist and Melody As Truth records head, Jonny Nash “All I Ever Needed” from the upcoming LP “Point Of Entry” [Melody As Truth]
  • Denver, CO based dream pop /synth-pop music project founded by artist and producer Meghan Holton, aka MON CHER “Fate” single
  • Indie pop project of Altenberge, Germany‘s Sebastian Voss (Nah…, The Fisherman and his Soul, Cinema Engines) and Askim, Norway’s Jørn O. Åleskjær (The Loch Ness Mouse, Monobird, Sapphire & Steel), aka Herr Wade “Alt Det Som Ikke Har Lyd (feat. Bård Bratlie)” from the single “Alt Det Som Ikke Har Lyd / JCDecaux” on Bureau Platiruma!!!


  1. Ben 6th June 2023
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