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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – June/July #26-21

  • Indonesian shoegaze /new wave /indie-pop band from Yogyakarta, The Bunbury – “Hide Me From The Sun” new single

The Indonesian band seem to have metabolized their bygone passion for the glory days of the ’80 -’90s British shoegaze, post-punk, jangle/indie pop, with a refined and highly creative attitude as their brand new single clearly demonstrates. Bittersweet melodies tie wistful, wandering guitar strings with rapid sneakily pulsing bass lines, peppy punchy drum beats, and shimmering backgrounded wistful brass-like hooks, around dreamy, fearful Morrissey-sque male vocals to rise and fall in restless, brooding moods of social angst.

  • Dallas, TX noise rock /shoegaze /nugaze band SEIZURE SISTER “Fawn” from the debut EP “Witness”

Debut EP replete with the Texan band’s phantasmagoric and melancholic guitar sound in which lights and shadows, sparkling cathartic energy and somber restless introspection, chase and intertwine amidst noisy grinding fuzzy riffing and crystalline lyrical arpeggios. A shining example of the above said is the mesmerizing “Fawn”, where thick hearty bass line and heavy hypnotic drum beats fuel sparkling, abrasive wistful guitar distortion, swaying in intensity along with soft haunted male vocals to merge in an intense atmospheric chorus of weightless cries cut in searing melodies, bleeding emotional pain into the dark ethereal sway of toxic tides.

  • Leeds UK & Riga LATVIA based dark noise-gaze/shoegaze outfit Last Victorian Death Squad “Kiev” from the EP “Just In Case I Never See You Again” on Shore Dive Records

Noise-gazers Last Victorian Death Squad, split between Leeds & Riga, drop a new 4-tracker less chaotic and more melodically refined, than the already convincing previous work, as always marked by a sparkling edgy noise-pop quality yet somehow loaded with unedited bursts of power-pop flair and stabbing strains of Crazy Horse-like flaming 6-string wailing, amidst blistering sharp riffage, pulsating, elastic basslines and hard-hitting drumming, over high-energy emotional male vocals. A must for the ones who fancy tumultuous loud guitars and infectious lovelorn melodies.

  • Leicester, UK ambient /minimal /post-rock /shoegaze guitarist Jon Attwood, aka YELLOW6 “Seven Five” from the album “The Cloud Factory” on Sound In Silence
  • Kiel born electronic producer and Liverpool born guitarist (and founder of the dream-pop outfit Engineers), Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters ‘Hindsight Is 20/20 (Single Version)’ from forthcoming album ‘Destiny Waiving’ last part of the trilogy started in 2011, via Bureau B                                                                                            
  • Oakland, Ca based psych-folk project of singer-songwriter Sasha Reynolds, aka FIELDRESS “1809” 2-track single
  • Galway, Ireland psych dream-folk supergroup of sorts featuring members of A Lilac Decline, Loner Deluxe, Phantom Dog Beneath the Moon and United Bible Studies, aka CUBS “Time Slowly Melts Away” from the double album “River of Amber/Frozen Waterfall” on Rusted Rail
  • Brighton, UK ambient /shoegaze /slowcore /folk singer, songwriter, musician Jacob Ware, aka RAPT “Forever Repeating Dreams” B-Side from ‘None Of This Will Matter’ album on Z Tapes
  • Los Angeles dreampop /psych-pop/ rock band Tashaki Miyaki “Comedown” from the album “Castaway” on Metropolis Records
  • Irish ambient /electronic /drone /dream pop project of sound designer and composer Kevin Gleeson, aka Sour Blood ‘Silver Spoon’ from the debut EP ‘Good Nevers’.
  • Dark dreamgaze /indie rock duo from Minneapolis, ALL EYES “Someone To Rely On” (Single)
  • Austin, TX ambient/dream pop/shoegaze project Crux of Faith “If I Fell” new single
  • San Francisco jangle /guitar rock /indie pop project of Thomas Rubenstein (The Lovebirds), The Telephone Numbers “Curtains Close” from the album “The Ballad Of Doug” via Paisley Shirt Records (tape) & Meritorio Records (vinyl)
  • Denver, Co dreampop /folk singer-songwriter Philip Waggoner, aka Catch Bees “Evolution” from the EP “Angles”
  • Somerville, Massachusetts jangle pop /indie rock /folk songwriter Doug Tuttle “Weak Ends” from the new EP “Pinecone” on Italian label Wild Honey Records
  • Philadelphia, Pa indie /power-pop project of Matt Scottoline, aka HURRY “How To Cope” from the new album “Fake Ideas” on Lame-O Records
  • Moscow, Russia shoegaze /dream pop /indie rock 4-piece Mental Map “Polarized” (Single)
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia grunge /doomgaze /shoegaze solo project DROWN “Roses” (Single)
  • Perth, Australian dream pop/psych-pop/shoegaze trio HYLA “Safety or Ruin” (Single)
  • West Salem, North Carolina fuzzy /gloomy /psych /shoegaze trio Spirit System “Deployer” from the upcoming LP “Whatevermind”
  • South Korean emo /dreampop /shoegaze outfit Syupeo Jenjang -슈퍼 젠장 – from the title track from debut EP – 슈퍼 젠장 –
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina alternative /shoegaze /dreampop one-man-band NAX “Todo es fugaz” new single
  • Mississippi shoegaze /post-punk /indie rock solo project DETECTS “Backstory” from new 2-track single “Low Gravity”
  • Madrid, Spain dark-psych-noise rock trio HO HAY DOLOR “Ventrículos” from the new EP “Vuelo Improvisado”
  • US modern Grunge /Shoegaze band from Southeastern Kentucky, KANASHII “Shinigami” from Self-Titled EP on Cardigan Records
  • Melbourne‘s fuzzy grungy alt-rock four-piece, Moaning Lisa ‘Inadequacy’ new single on Farmer & The Owl
  • Antarctica dreampop /shoegaze solo project Ghost Town Station “Starlight Theatre” (Single)
  • Leeds, UK indie rock /post-punk /shoegaze solo project of Daevid Jael, guitarist for Rome Burns and Quasimodo, The Colour Fades “Sirens” from the debut EP “Self Sabotage”
  • Brazilian Alt-Rock /Shoegaze band SEPARABLE “Toda Criatura Morre Sozinha” (Single)
  • Indonesian indie rock /nugaze collaboration between Aryandra Kareem (Noirless) and Alyuadi Febryansyah (Heals), aka ALLO CABLES “Wheel” first single on Anoa Records
  • Bristol, UK shoegaze /psychedelic /art-funk solo project Lawi Anywar – “Grey Tints” from the album “Everything’s Fine”
  • L.A. indie /jangle /dream pop /power-pop band lead by John Andrew Fredrick, THE BLACK WATCH “How Much About Love” from the vinyl reissue of the LP “Led Zeppelin Five Remastered 10th Anniversary Edition”
  • Guadalajara, Mexican shoegaze /dream pop solo project DAWN HAZE “My Kind Of Woman” (Single)
  • Massachusetts dream pop/shoegaze / psych-pop band Constant Smiles “Can’t Let Go” from V/A “A Growing Scarcity of Expectation” on Destroy//Exist
  • Wiltshire, UK bedroom pop/ambient/shoegaze/jangle /dream pop musician, singer and songwriter, Archie Sagers “Cold Again” new single on his own Crafting Room Records
  • Bangkok, Thailand indie pop/shoegaze band trio (formerly The Passion of Anna), Traveling With Monika “Fingers” new single
  • Norwegian emo /jangle /indie rock band from Oslo, FLIGHT MODE “Fossil Fuel” from “TX, ‘98” EP out now on Sound As Language.
  • Long Beach, Ca jangle /garage /surf /dream pop band, Sweet Nobody “Why Don’t You Break My Heart” second single from the upcoming album “We’re Trying Our Best” 
  • Oakland, Ca jangly indie pop band, the 1981 “Nelson’s Camera” from flexi 7″ single “Mona Lisa b/w Nelson’s Camera” on Dandy Boy Records
  • Liverpool UK indie/jangle pop quartet SPINN “Daydreaming” title track from the upcoming EP “Daydreaming” via Modern Sky UK.                                                                                                                                                              
  • Glasgow alt-pop trio, TEOSE “Oh” new single on Kaleidoscope                                                                                   
  • Denver noise pop power trio Blindrunner “Heart On The Line 27”                                                                         
  • London, UK indie rock duo (fKA Inheaven), Wings Of Desire “Choose A Life” (Single) from upcoming “Amun-Ra” EP
  • London/Nottingham, UK retrowave /dreampop /synthwave act Wolfclub “Flashbacks (feat. Dora Pereli)” single on NewRetroWave
  • Los Angeles-based dream pop/synth-pop duo Magdalena Bay “Chaeri” from the upcoming album ”Mercurial World″ on Luminelle
  • Portland, Or indie rock /synthpop /new wave singer-songwriter Neon Greyjoy “Love Schtick” from the EP “Facts Machine”
  • San Francisco-based indie rock music project of Chloe Zelma Studebaker, aka ZELMA STONE “Gift Horse” from the upcoming LP “The Best”
  • San Francisco-based dreamy indie rock outfit The Y Axes “Burning Out” (Single) on Text Me Records              
  • St. Louis, Missouri post-rock /indie rock 4-piece LIGHTRIDER “Distant Balladeer” from the new EP “Dissolution”
  • Coventry UK indie rock /Britpop /psychedelic 4-piece SENSES “Let Me In” from the debut album “Little picture without sound” on Elevator Records.
  • Clare, Australia lo-fi /jangle /dream-pop solo project ENGLISH SUMMER “Rachel’s Dance” (Single)
  • UK indie-pop /psych-folk /alt-rock acoustic/electric guitar duo Craig and Stephen (Fka The Cavalcade), The Castle Forever “Bye Bye Grey Sky” from the debut EP “Gathering Dark” first of a series of three EPs on Pebble Records
  • Rostov-on-Don, Russia indie pop /dream pop band Kanawa – “Banana milk” from the new single “Woody / Banana milk”                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Jakarta, Indonesia indie-pop duo Funny Little Dream – “Be With You” off Be With You from the split album “My Summer Melody: Three Berry Icecream/Funny Little Dream” on shiny happy records
  • Vermont’s indie /twee /bubblegum pop band The Smittens “Wanna Go Dancin (So Far Away)” off 5 track EP on Fika Recordings
  • US ambient /shoegaze collaboration between shoegaze musician Paul Rhodes and ambient/experimental artist Jason T. Lamoreaux, aka Light Humidity “Reeling” from the album “Liquid” on Somewherecold Records