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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – June #23-21

Alex Colville photography

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Japanese indie/shoegaze 4-piece STOMP TALK MODSTONE “The Locket” (Single)

Japanese quartet deliver an atmospheric, mesmeric shoegaze reverie that expands between the arcane dreamlike, endearing melodious, rarefaction in the wake of early 4AD, crossed by undercurrents of subtle low distorted guitar abrasion a la Slowdive, creating an all-absorbing, wistful reverb-drenched mist to envelope distressed and anxious female vocals confessing innermost thoughts on self, love, and “The Locket.” Check also the music video here.

  • Seattle, WA indie /folk /jangle /dream-pop solo project of Danny Rowland (Seapony), Space Daze “Another Place” from the new EP “Visible Spectrum”

Former Seapony guitarist and composer, Danny Rowland, returns, under his solo project Space Daze, with six delicious new tunes rife with his distinctively rich fragrances of bittersweet and nostalgic multifaceted bedroom-pop craft, infused of never dim, yet sun-streaked intimate autumnal melancholy with subtle folk charm.
A heady and hazy concoction of sullen acoustic strummed caresses, ethereal wiry and fuzzy electric strokes, fatal jangly tones, warm glowing and humming synth washes, hearten steady drum patterns, around airy calm vocals’ cathartic release of daydreaming blues. Deftly balanced heartfelt indie-pop splendour for chronic melancholics.

  • Collingswood, New Jersey Britpop /shoegaze /indie rock project of Jamie Blanchard, The Starlit Hues “Mistakes” lead single off the upcoming album “Lifting Off The Ground” due August 2021

New Jersey‘s solo project channels sparkling post-90s Brit rock vibes cloaked in reverb-drenched shoegaze mist weaving nostalgic, meandering, and wistful guitar melodies pierce, ring, and climb into the ether injecting sun-stained fuzzy shimmers over slow dragging drum beats, low pulsing bass lines, and distant drowned male vocal’s low droning heartache.

  • Lyon, France dungeon synth /Medieval /indie folk duo Lise Dua and Antoine Nouel, aka Train Fantôme “Pour s’aimer comme avant” from the cassette album “Nous sommes dans un rêve” on Cudighi Records
  • Greek exotica /synthpop /kraut /avant-pop band Tropical Geometry “Vitamin D” from the album “Luck Mountain” on Same Difference Music
  • Manchester, UK indie kraut electronic synthpop threesome (formed out of the previous band Chaika), W.H. LUNG – “Pearl In The Palm” from upcoming LP “Vanities” on Melodic Records
  • Toronto, Ontario indie /synthwave /new wave duo FAVOURS “Left behind” new single
  • Swedish indie /psych-pop young artist and songwriter based in Stockholm, LOVE TRULS “Tell Her” off debut EP “Kantande Wanai” on This Is Scandinavia                                                                                                         
  • Swedish psych /dream pop duo from Stockholm, NAYAD “You and I” (Single)
  • Singapore dream /psych cosmic pop duo Kekko – “Timelessness” new single off debut EP “Dreaming Life” on Spirit Goth Records
              
  • Russian indie /dream pop band Мир в эфире [World in air] – “Ночные прогулки” title track from the second mini-album “Ночные прогулки”
  • Oslo, Norway synthpop /indie rock duo SMALL BOY “Mostly Ghosted” new single                                             
  • Chicago, IL dream pop /shoegaze 5-piece LIGHTFOILS “Sunblind” new single
  • Gold Coast, Australia shoegaze /psych-pop /dreampop band SYRUP, GO ON “Lavender Sky” new single
  • Preston, UK new wave /dream pop /noir pop duo White Flowers “Stars” from the new LP “Day By Day” on Tough Love
  • Windsor, On Shoegaze / Dream Pop band TALKING VIOLET “Delusional” new single
  • L.A. based jangle /indie rock band, The Memories “Know What I Mean” from “Beautiful Sunrise” EP on Gnar Tapes
  • San Francisco indie rock /shoegaze /psych-rock project of Jeff Shelton, aka Deadlights “Breaking Down” from the debut S/T album
  • Pamplona, Spain indie /jangle guitar pop 4-piece Río Arga “Dime si no es mejor” from the sophomore LP “Piscinas y lagos” [LP] on Caballito Records / Snap! Clap! Club
  • Detroit, Mi lo-fi folk jangle pop solo project Vary Landers “Mountain after Mountain” from the new EP “Dictionary Winds”
  • Melbourne based indie jangle-pop 4-piece Quivers “When It Breaks” from the new album “Golden Doubt” on Bobo Integral
  • San Francisco DIY kitchen pop project of Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, Art Museums etc), The Reds, Pinks & Purples “Dull Panic & Sunday Gloom” new single
  • NYC indie rockers THE PLANES “Little Dream” from the album “Eternity on Its Edge”
  • California shoegaze/post-punk/guitar rock band lead by singer-guitarist Jason Martin, STARFLYER 59 “Life In Bed” new single from the forthcoming album “Vanity” on Velvet Blue Music                                             
  • Stockholm, Sweden post-punk /new wave /indie solo project by The Exploding Boy frontman Johan Sjöblom aka SJÖBLOM “Brand New Life” second single from forthcoming SJÖBLOM album “Demons”.
  • Los Angeles gazey post-punk /dreampop duo GHOST TAIL “Allthewhile” new single
  • French blackgaze /dreampop 5-piece from Paris, Pam Risourié “Dystopian Eyes” from cassette/CDs EP “So Be It, Eternity” on Shore Dive Records / Stellar Frequencies                                                                       
  • Seoul, South Korea shoegaze outfit Brokenteeth – 첫눈 – from the LP – 편지(The Letters) –
  • London/L.A. shoegaze /noise pop duo Sky is Alright “Sky is Alright” from the upcoming debut S/T album on Somewherecold Records
  • San Francisco noise rockers Deafheaven “Great Mass of Color” from the upcoming 4th album “Infinite Granite” via Sargent House
  • Tennessee grunge /noise rock /shoegaze solo project Vacant Graves “Omen” from debut EP “White Coat Summer”
  • Singaporean emo trio Terrible People “Courage” from the sophomore LP “Home, In A Way” on Tired Records
  • Swedish emo /shoegaze project DATING “Skin Wish” from the LP “I Would Prefer Not To”
  • Greek guitar-based desert/alternative rock band from Athens, Deaf Radio “Model Society” new single   
  • Manchester-based post-punk /indie rock /rock’n’roll trio Cold Water Swimmers ​“Falling Apart” from the upcoming album “Holiday at The Secret Lake”
  • Minneapolis-based indie rock/punk band VIAL “Roadkill” from upcoming LP “Loudmouth” on Get Better Records
  • Tel Aviv, Israel psychedelic folk solo project Cloud Of I “Sod” from the upcoming album “Gazing” on Batov Records
  • Danish psych-pop /indie rock project of former Superheroes guitarist Asger Tarpgaard aka LATE RUNNER “A Handful Of Dust” from upcoming debut LP “Nothing’s Real Anymore” on Crunchy Frog
  • Swedish Dreampop /Shoegaze duo from Malmö, KATTENSSVAR “Into The Wild” from “DEMO” EP
  • Russian indie rock band from Saint Petersburg, Домашний беспорядок “Ты всё ещё здесь” debut single.  
  • Polish dreampop /indie rock /post-rock project of Maciej Sochoń, aka Seasonal “Red Lines” from the LP /vessel/
  • Singkawang, Indonesia ambient /shoegaze /dreampop 5-piece Take It Easy “Changes” from the EP “Moonline”
  • English indie-pop duo of composer/multi-instrumentalist Pete Hobbs and lyricist/singer Jof Owen, The Boy Least Likely To “Things Are Looking Up” (Single)
  • Chicago, Il bedroom rock /dreampop solo project BNNY “Ambulance” from upcoming LP “Everything” on Fire Talk
  • Northern Ireland indie jangle-pop DIY solo project of singer and guitarist of Belfast‘s guitar pop janglers Sea Pinks, Neil Brogan “Magnolia Day” from the upcoming album of the same name.
  • Filipino shoegaze /new wave /dream pop /indie pop band Moscow Olympics “What Is Left Unsaid” from “Cut the World” remastered 12″ vinyl edition of the cult 2007 mini-album on Lavender Recordings plus three extra single tracks via Brest’s Too Good To Be True
  • Berlin-based indie-pop project of Swedish musician-singer-songwriter Jonas Markbäck, aka Jilted Jonas “Silent Kisses” second single
  • London, UK indie bedroom pop duo Jane and John “Here At Last” 2-track single
  • Valencia, Spanish bedroom / indie pop artist CARLOTA “Vuelvo Enseguida” from the upcoming LP “Regálame Flores” on Futuras Licenciadas
  • Madrid-based, Venezuelan 60s pop /dream pop /indie folk singer-songwriter Yani Martinelli “Everything in time” from the LP “Sweet Silence”
  • Tel Aviv, Israel indie /emo /dream pop Breakup Films “Just Whenever” (Single)
  • Brooklyn, NY indie rock /emo-pop auteur Alyse Vellturo, aka PRONOUN “Wasting Time” from the EP “OMG I MADE IT” on Wax Bodega
  • Russian instrumental post-rock 4-piece from Saint Petersburg, Levithan “Summer Vibe” (Single)
  • Bay Area-based electronic /post-rock multi-instrumentalist Mike Cadoo (ex-Gridlock member), aka BITCRUSH “Dead Corners” 7″ single on Ant-Zen
  • English Ambient /Post-Rock artist from Merseyside, Dan Caine “Sun Kissed” taken from his new album “Also Known as Life”
  • Washington, DC ambient /drone /post-rock /shoegaze project Lizard Hands “Doze” from the album “I Saw The Ghost”

Alex Colville photography