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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – JUNE/JULY #27-22

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia-based garage /indie /jangle pop band led by Macedonian musician and composer Damjan Manevski, aka RUSH TO RELAX “Pesni vo meani” from upcoming second 12″ vinyl album “Misli” on Hidden Bay Records, Look Back And Laugh & Pop Depresija

First single from the upcoming second LP by the sparkling guitar-tangled solo project of Damjan Manevski. A sad poignant array of eternally meandering crystalline jangly guitar melodies and stirring violin strings, fuel obsessive prickling anxieties, whilst gently dancing in harmony with hopeful vocals, shaded with pensive melancholy, to release painful memories into a cathartic poem about beauty, sorrow, and heritage.

  • Chicago, IL bedroom /dream pop singer-songwriter Ghost Days “See You In Between” from the upcoming cassette album “Swans Cry”

Suave and introspective, sneakingly disturbing, melancholic dream-pop first single from the upcoming full-length by Chicago-based singer-songwriter that wobbles its way amid syncopated rhythms, shimmering strumming riffs and rambling guitar lines laced with insistent glistening sun-dazzled melodies to instil subtly unnerving dreamlike moods enveloping soft hypnotic vocals falling through intoxicating ripples of helpless uncertainty whilst floating and longing in lost, lovelorn desires.

  • London, UK bedroom /dream pop /shoegaze duo WHITELANDS “How It Feels” new single

West London atmospheric, immersive and thought-provoking shoegazing duo took their time, but it was worth it, to return with their most compelling single so far, striking a fine balance between trudging beats, stirring warm bass pulses, sparkling and ethereal layers of elated reverberated guitar distortions and sky-scraping dazzling incantations, swaying and swelling into an agony and ecstasy of romantic dreams veiling heartfelt, and restless vocals, caressed by high celestial cries, to fall helpless into the shining eyes of another’s love. Emotive, intense and hauntingly captivating.

  • London based cinematic /post-rock /soundscape /shoegaze /ambient project VLMV “The Navigator (feat. Anja Madhvani)” single from the upcoming LP “Sing With Abandon”
  • South London‘s electronic /dream pop producer and songwriter Jude Woodhead, AKA Saint Jude “Feedback Song (feat. Low Lively)” new single on Slow Dance
  • French minimal dream pop /synthpop project of composer-musician and singer Blanche Leblond, AKA Louïse Papier “Les idées roses” title track from the debut EP “Les idées roses” on Music From The Masses
  • Quebec‘s electronic dream pop band from Montreal, Men I Trust ”Hard To Let Go” new single.
  • Paris, France indie /dreampop duo Fleur bleu.e “Son Visage” single on Pan European Recording
  • Cardiff, Wales experimental electronic /psych-pop / dream pop singer, musician and former Pipettes member Gwenno Mererid Saunders, aka GWENNO ‘Tresor’ title track from the third solo album ‘Tresor’ via Heavenly Recordings
  • Chinese slowcore /dream pop band led by City Flanker‘s frontman WangXiaoYu, AKA The Cheers Cheers “一天 (One Day)” from the album “Analog Love” on 生煎唱片SJrecords
  • Parisian electronic library /psych /indie pop ensemble Biche – “Lovebirds” from the Split cassette EP “Coordonnées” with Pearl & The Oysters on Feeltrip Records
  • Lyon, France lo-fi /post-punk / synth wave solo project DONNY VEGAS “Banshee” from the cassette album “Pharmakós” on Z Tapes
  • L.A. based psych-pop trio COMMUNICANT “La Roue (ft. Natasha Recoder)” from the ltd. 7″ vinyl single “The Wheel/La Roue” on Six Tonnes De Chair Records
  • Vienna-based, Colombian indie pop /dream-pop singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer born in Bogotá, DAVID ARCOS “Sigamos Corriendo” single on Seayou Records
  • Swedish lo-fi indie-pop duo Robert Church & The Holy Community “1988” single
  • Manchester, UK dream-gaze duo ATMOS BLOOM ‘Picnic In The Rain’ final single from the upcoming first album ‘Flora’
  • Lithuania‘s post-rock /shoegaze /dream pop project of multi-instrumentalist Eligijus Žilinskas, AKA Sungazer feat. Gabija Petrauskaitė “Mintys” (Single)
  • Berlin-based indie /psych pop solo project of Jonathan Jarzyna from the band Fenster, AKA John Moods “It Ain’t Your Time” off of upcoming third LP “The Great Design” on Mansions and Millions.
  • Copenhagen, Denmark indie /dream pop band Atomic Blue “These Days (The Accidentals cover)” single on Nice Guys.
  • Los Angeles, Ca psych /indie rock band CONES “Big Bad” single
  • Late ’80s Perth, Scotland indie pop band and Wedding Present’s Reception Records affiliated, This Poison! “Question Mark (Peel session)” from the upcoming “John Peel session 30.11.87″ double vinyl 7” EP on Precious Recordings of London
  • Mid-80s Yeovil, UK C86 /indie pop band The Chesterfields “Our Songbird Has Gone” from the upcoming new album “New Modern Homes” on Mr. Mellow’s Music
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts psych-folk /dream pop /jangle pop singer-songwriter and musician Michael Telles (formerly known as Night Heron), aka 3 A.M. Again “Jane” from the CD album “Let Me Take A Picture” on Subjangle.
  • Legendary ’80s NY garage-pop /folk-rockers THE OPTIC NERVE “Penelope Tuesday” from the unreleased 2005 album “On!” vinyl 12″ on Guerssen Records
  • Seattle, WA indie /dream pop solo project of Danny Rowland (Seapony), Space Daze “Alone Now” from the CD album “Prior To Being” (a collection of all Space Daze’s 2020 digital releases) on Jigsaw Records
  • Italian/Swedish shoegaze /dream-pop collaboration Dead Rituals & Francis Moon – “Life Is Good” (new version of their 2012 track recorded under the I Used To Be A Sparrow moniker)
  • New York based lo-fi, dream pop collaboration between Federica Tassano and Matt Sklar, PHANTOM HANDSHAKES “The Flowery Man” single
  • London, UK indie rock foursome The Lunar Towers ‘Happy As Larry’ new single on Colorama Records
  • Ontario-based bedroom pop /indie rock duo Chemical Club “Every Morning Is a Chance” single on Arts & Crafts.
  • French indie /shoegaze /noise pop outfit Ursa Pops “Upstream” from the cassette “AIR” EP on Loretta
  • Michigan-based, London-native twee /C86 /indie-pop solo project THE PHOTOCOPIES “Might As Well Talk To Myself” from “Between You and Me” EP
  • Phoenix, AZ ambient /post-rock instrumental four-piece Still Motions “Syn-the-sis” title track from the vinyl 12″ EP “Syn-the-sis” on Araki Records
  • Orange, Ca bedroom pop /indie rock /shoegaze solo project Suave Punk “Dust Bunny” single
  • UK post-shoegaze quartet based in Leeds, THYSEN “Plastic Castles” from the new EP “Saigon”
  • Brazilian alternative/ dream pop/ shoegaze band from Sao Paolo, TURMALLINA “Escadas” from the album “Aurora” on Shore Dive Records
  • Japanese Shoegazer /Post-Rock DIY band from Tokyo, Once Grace Forever “雨に渇く” from the 4th album “Darkest, sweetest and devoted”
  • Manchester, UK-based Post-Rock /Shoegaze /Alternative-Rock trio WILT “Next To You” from the self-titled collaborative EP featuring vocals by Thomas Lee & Mayzie Cocco Wallen of the Melbourne shoegaze outfit Oceans via Shelflife Records
  • Wattignies, France dream pop /shoegaze solo project Jōetsu Shore “Push Us (Evil Arms)” from the 8th LP “Fearless”.
  • Brisbane, Australia sludge /dream /fuzz pop /shoegaze trio TERRA PINES “Pinos Altos” 3rd single off upcoming LP ‘Downbeats’ due September 2022 through False Peak Records.
  • Cleveland, Oh slowcore/ shoegaze outfit BLEEDER “There Again” off of 5-track “Demo”, album to follow soon on mistakebythelake
  • Virginia & Washington, DC Heavy Shoegaze/ Grunge outfit DAY ACHES “New June” new single
  • Seattle‘s shoegaze /psych-rock 5-piece fronted by multi-instrumentalist and composer Owen Murphy, New Age Healers “Scars” second single from the forthcoming album “Demolition Stories”
  • Chicago‘s indie psychedelic rock 4-piece Pink Frost “Until the Summer Comes” title track from the upcoming LP “Until the Summer Comes” on Under Road Records
  • Washington C86 /noise fuzzy pop duo Carolyn Brennan and Ian Corrigan (Gen Pop, Vexx), aka STAR PARTY “In a Dream” from “Tour Tape 2022” cassette album
  • Christchurch, New Zealand psych /indie /folk rock band Violet French and The Horrible “I Want the Sky To Be Crying” from upcoming S/T debut EP on Melted Ice Cream
  • Edmonton, Alberta lo-fi psychedelic solo project of musician and composer Arthur Bennell, AKA Blume “Earth Shaker” new single from the forthcoming album “Waves Of Love”
  • South-East Drenthe, Netherlands fuzzy garage punk trio Les Kryng “Keep Her In Mind” 2-track 7″ single on Rogue Records
  • Four-piece garage /indie rock eyebrow band from Los Angeles, THE PARANOYDS “Lizzie” from upcoming LP “Talk Talk Talk” on Third Man Records
  • Greek drum-machine-fueled postpunk /shoegaze /psychedelic duo from Athens, ACID BARRETS “Heartlock” from upcoming 7″ single “Heartlock / Down Again” on Old Bad Habits Label
  • 2000s Texan indie rock band from Austin, Voxtrot “Kindergarten” (2008) from the upcoming archival Vinyl 12″ album “Cut from the Stone: Rarities & B-Sides”
  • Toronto, Ontario grunge-power-pop singer-songwriter PONY “Did It Again” single on Take This To Heart Records
  • L.A. alt /dreampop /indie rock band MOMMA “No Stage” from the LP “Household Name” on Polyvinyl Records and Lucky Number.
  • La Oroya, Peru indie rock /post-punk /Midwest emo 4-piece Flor Invierno “Academia De Fantasmas” from the debut EP “Así Quedará Para Siempre”
  • Los Angeles based dream-pop singer-songwriter Samira Winter AKA Winter “Lose you” new single
  • Pembrokeshire-born, London-based indie rock singer-songwriter aka Sarah Howells, AKA Bryde “Epilogue” from the upcoming LP “Still” on Easy Life Records
  • Vallejo, California lo-fi bedroom indie-pop musical project by girlonbus, AKA The No-Yeahs “Reno” single
  • Tokyo, Japan C86/ neo acoustic/ indie-pop outfit Ivory Past “(Waiting in the) Ferry Boat (The Bachelors cover)” off of V/A “Blue-Very Pavilion Vol.2 ~ 3rd Anniversary Edition” CD album on blue-very label
  • Hamburg, Germany-based Turkish psychedelia /Anadolu pop quartet Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek “Bal” from the upcoming third album “DOST 2” on Les Disques Bongo Joe
  • Uruguayan Latin jazz /Bossanova /sunshine pop project of former 60s beat band Los Shakers brother duo Hugo & Osvaldo Fattoruso, AKA Hugo y Osvaldo “Ojos Oscuros” from the first ever vinyl reissue of the 1969 album “La Bossa Nova de…” via Guerssen Records