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

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

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Hattiesburg, Mississippi dark psych /dream-gaze band NIGHDRATOR “The Poet” from the debut “Nighdrator” EP

In their debut 3-track EP, Mississippi‘s band conjures a timeless portal between the past and present delving into post-apocalyptic and esoteric sonic realms, crammed with shadowy and spacey late 60s psychedelia, dreamy and hazily distorted 90s shoegaze and thick sludgy grooves. “The Poet” triggers heavy, slackened drum beats to drive a droning overflow of reeling organ-like keyboard flurries, dense bass pulses, icily sharp guitar textures and eerie ethereal flute whirls, to exude oppressive, obscure, lysergic auras brimming with pent-up emotional tension, slowly swelling and seeping around a liturgical spoken-word narration interspersed with haunting celestial cries of a melancholic haze, to deliver a dissociative philosophical poem lost in an esoteric blur of shifting and shedding moods.

  • Portland, OR-based ambient /post-punk /psychedelic /shoegaze band Lost Echoes “Running Out Of Time” new single on Velouria Recordz

Navigate in scintillating rippling shoegaze waters making their way through hypnotic lysergic swells and subtly agitated murky undertones. Steady pounding drum beats drive dire, distorted, restless textures laced with dense buzzing basslines, to weave excruciating, glistening and pain-filled guitar strains, echoing desolately over angsty longings, hanging in a dreary balance between a desperate stumbling wasteland and surreal lost time.

  • Washington, DC indie rock /dream pop band led by main songwriter-vocalist Jay Nemeyer, COLOR PALETTE “River” from the single “River / Lazy Lovers”

The dream-pop combo from Washington DC has a distinctive quality for writing upbeat and heartfelt, at times folksy, others noisy, indie-pop tunes, which we often need, pervaded by bittersweet nostalgia and filled with captivating melodies built on sparkling guitars and endearing vocal harmonies. Steady punchy drum beats drive shimmering rich tangles of strummed guitar chords, punctuated by wistful stacks of twinkling keys, wavering over angsty light layered male-female vocals breathing love and longing into romantic lyrical poetry of fateful dreams.    

  • UK analog synth electronic producer Martin Jenkins AKA Pye Corner Audio “Warmth Of The Sun” from the upcoming album “Let’s Emerge!” on Sonic Cathedral
  • Glasgow, UK ambient /electronic /dream pop project of Fotzepolitic‘s multi-instrumentalist, Les Willox “On Forth Forever” from “2022” EP
  • Swedish heliotheistic shoegaze band solo project from Malmö, Uv “Mulen (semilanceat)” from “Uv / Atuan” Split Single
  • Rome, Italy post-rock instrumental band ECHO ATOM “Embrace” single
  • Nashville , Tennessee ambient /post-rock /neoclassical /electronic duo Hammock – ”I’m a Sensory Explosion (Featuring Lumenette)” single co-written with fellow singer-composer Christine Byrd AKA Lumenette, whose debut LP, “All Around My Head”, is due out on August via Hammock Music Label
  • UK dream pop/psych pop 4-piece from Canterbury, Tokyo Tea Room “It’s Me & You” single on Nice Guys
  • England, UK indie rock /jangle pop /’bockety pop’ trio The Happy Somethings “Ego Testicle” from “EGO TEST” EP
  • Copenhagen, Danish noise pop/shoegaze /new wave /jangle pop duo The Oceans – “Young & High” single on Celebration Records                                                                                                                                                 
  • Legendary Swedish indie-twee-pop trio Acid House Kings “Honey, Honey” new single
  • International new wave /jangle indie pop /post-punk band of Caleb Carr (English Summer, Arts & Letters), Susan Anne Messner (The House of Silence) and Kris McAleese (Hi, Kate), THE GUILD “Murder at Dawn” single
  • Ventura, California fuzzy pop /indie rock band The Spires “You Got What You Want” from the EP “Sky Sky
  • Egersund, Norway indie power jangle-pop band led by singers and guitarists Frode Stromstad and Anne Lise Frokedal, I WAS A KING “Follow Me Home” title track from the upcoming LP “Follow Me Home”
  • Bay Area‘s 4-piece jangle-pop group The Umbrellas – “She Buys Herself Flowers” upcoming new 2-track 7″ single on Meritorio Records
  • US post-punk /dream pop solo project Lure Division – “Night Alive” single                                                                   
  • Ontario based bedroom pop /indie rock duo Chemical Club “Spring” single on Arts & Crafts
  • Bloomington, Indiana post-punk /shoegaze /dream pop outfit Daguerreotype “Heaven Aggressed” single.
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia dream pop /indie rock band (Fka Castletroy), Каслтрой “Синкопы” from the first EP “Синкопы и трубы”
  • Brooklyn, NY shoegaze /grunge /indie rock 3-piece band Hello Mary “Looking Right Into The Sun” new single
  • Barnsley, South Yorkshire lo-fi /jangle indie-pop band Regional Creeps “Streak Must Go On” single
  • Belgium-based shoegaze /psych-pop/ dream-pop band led by Joachim Liebens, The Haunted Youth “Broken (Extended Version)” off of the new single “Broken”.
  • Filipino indie rock /dreampop /shoegaze 4-piece MATOKI “Strawberry Girl” from the debut album “And Mend All Your Broken Bones”
  • Moscow-based kraut /psych /new wave /indie rock 4-piece Vtoroy Etazh Porazhayet [Второй Этаж Поражает] “Край” single                                                                                                                                         
  • Bristol, UK gloomy psyche rock three-piece band Holy Reptile “Yawner” title track from the debut EP “Yawner”
  • Swedish psych /shoegaze /guitar pop /dream pop songwriter and producer from Gothenburg, Mathias Engwall, aka llawgne “Skandinavisches Licht” single
  • Manchester, UK ethereal shoegaze DIY solo project TTSSFU “In my pocket” single
  • Portland, OR emogaze singer-songwriter WORSE. “Like Two Ships..” from “The Ceilings Are Floors Too” EP
  • Nottingham, UK post-rock /dream pop /shoegaze instrumental solo project After Daylight “The Light Within The Dark Times” single and title track of the upcoming 7th LP.
  • Brooklyn, NY sufi /dream pop /psych /shoegaze band of songwriters Shrenik Ganatra and Liam Christian, and drummer Steve Carlin, AKA Minaxi (feat. Theadora Curtis) – “Alive I Feel When I Look In Your Eyes” from the upcoming Minaxi’s album “Lazuleen” via Oscarson Records
  • Australian shoegaze foursome from Melbourne, Flyying Colours “Wavygravy” off of upcoming s/t LP a remastered collection of the band’s early two EPs on Poison City & Club AC30.
  • Bay Area, CA dream pop /shoegaze 5-piece Pure Hex “Pedestal” from the debut album “Still Dark”
  • UK dream rock /shoegaze duo ZED POINT & VIC DOYLE “India” (The Psychedelic Furs cover)
  • London, UK beat-driven dream pop /shoegaze project, Sunnbrella “Fever Dream (slowed + reverb)
  • Japanese Post-rock /Shoegaze 4-piece from Sapporo, Highland Park “Surfacing” off of the 1st EP “Turning Slowly”                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Swedish indie rock /noise pop /shoegaze solo project by Alex Johnsson, VIRIDIAN “Hana-Bi” from the album “Peripeteia”
                                
  • Jakarta, Indonesia indie rock /shoegaze band EASE “Forgot That We’re Once” single
  • Fuzzy Shoegaze from Portland, OR, ANIMAL GHOSTS “Sugar” from the new album “Wallow”
  • Louisville, Kentucky husband (David) and wife (Courtney) dream pop /shoegaze band COLOR CRUSH “Shine” single
  • Nizhny Novgorod, Russia dream pop /shoegaze /nugaze 4-piece Silent Run “Song of a Siren (Live in Studio)” from “Ambulance” [EP]
  • Vancouver, BC noise rock /shoegaze 4-piece Kamikaze Nurse “Dead Ringers” from the album “Stimuloso” on Mint Records
  • Wattignies, France dream pop /shoegaze solo project Jōetsu Shore “Bullets” from the 6th LP “Against The Wall”
  • El Paso, Texas fuzzy shoegaze 5-piece band INTENTIONS “Home” from the debut Split EP “INTENTIONS / / GET WELL” on Nodal Records
  • Philadelphia psych /shoegaze /noise rock trio Droopies “Roll Out the Carpets” from the third cassette album “Echoes Lightly”.
  • Jacksonville, Florida indie rock /noise /shoegaze 4-piece Leaving Time “Slip” from cassette EP “II” on Sunday Drive Records
  • Mexico City shoegaze /psychedelic rock band JAUS “Espacios” 3rd single
  • Brooklyn, NY‘s post-punk /psychedelic /shoegaze /noise rock band led by Oliver Ackermann, aka A Place To Bury Strangers “Love Reaches Out (GIFT Remix)”
  • Canadian noise-pop band from Toronto, Fake Palms “Satellite” from upcoming”Lemons” LP on Hand Drawn Dracula
  • Sunshine Coast/Brisbane alternative /indie rock 4-piece, Mouse “Dreamlessness” 3rd single from upcoming first album “Here Was Then” on Kitty Records
  • Derby, UK garage rock /dark-pop 4-piece fronted by singer-songwriter Emma Buckley, Electric Pets “Don’t Leave Me” from the upcoming debut “Rhinoceros” EP on Reckless Yes
  • Minneapolis indie garage noise-pop band led by Jim Blaha (Blind Shake/Shadow In The Cracks) and Annie Sparrows (Soviettes/Awesome Snakes), AKA Green/Blue “In Lies” from the upcoming third album “Paper Thin” on Feel It Records
  • Seattle, Wa power-pop /indie rock trio Supercrush “Perfect Smile” from the cassette EP “Melody Maker”
  • Brooklyn, NY garage rockers Native Sun “Sister” single via Grand Jury Music.
  • Swedish indie pop /shoegaze band founded in 1989 from Linköping, SUREDO “Follow” (unreleased) from “Demos 92” EP
  • Singapore dream pop /psych /shoegaze duo PEBBLE “Fizzy” from upcoming EP “Frog”
  • Chicago indie /shoegaze /guitar rock band Cassettes on Tape “Summer In Three” new single
  • Palembang, Indonesia twee/ indie-pop band LAZY EYE “In Your Glitch Image”
  • Toronto, On experimental /indie /shoegaze solo project ZOON “Astum (ft. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson)” from the upcoming “Big Pharma” EP on Paper Bag Records
  • Barcelona, Spain shoegaze /dream pop /indie rock solo project MIRELIGHT “She Said” single
  • Philadelphia‘s shoegazy /noisy /dream pop band Puppy Angst “Yellow Paint” single
  • Rockaway Beach, NYC indie/ dream pop singer-songwriter dayaway “Desert Island” single                                               
  • Dream Pop /Indie rock duo from Des Moines, Iowa. ELISON “Covered Me” single
  • Mexico based bedroom /indie rock /surf /dream pop duo Robin Cause (Amsterdam) and Darell Der (US), Sexy Pigeon – “Never Felt This Before” single                                                                                                                   
  • Minneapolis synth-pop /dream pop quartet Graveyard Club “Rose Vine” from the upcoming LP “Moonflower”.                                                                                                                                                                 
  • London-based lo-fi /drone /indie /freakbeat /fuzzy garage /psych project of Comet Gain co-founder, singer-songwriter and guitarist David Feck (aka Charlie Damage), aka David Christian “CINDERS ON THE WINDOWSILL” from the album “ELECTRICITY FROM OTHER PLANETS”
  • Jersey City, NJ lo-fi /power pop /indie project of singer-songwriter Lily Mastrodimos, aka LONG NECK “Gardener” from the upcoming LP “Soft Animal” on Specialist Subject Records

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