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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #29

  • Guatemala‘s post-punk/dream pop/post-rock/shoegaze 4-piece ASIMOV “Obelisco” new single

Subdued vibrating buzzing distortions fade seamlessly into gently glistening guitar melodies woven with sinuously low pulsing bassline radiation and slow dragging beats, as dreamy, sad dual male/female vocals long in a hypnotic haze of shivering glinting reverberations. Deliciously entrancing new single as usual from the Guatemalan outfit.

  • Fort Collins, Colorado dream pop/shoegaze 3-piece SLOW CAVES “Walk in the Palk” new single

Colorado trio new single is an enticing dreamy sunburnt ballad that lingers and steeps in shimmering reverb-infused guitar chords, backed by slow punchy rhythms, as hazy male vocals, scorched by fuzzy abrasive 6-string distortion, fall idly into cloudy summer skies.

  • Australia 60s garage psychedelic project The Vanilla Fuzz “Everyone Loves A Narcissist” new single

Aussie psych artisan is recently back on track with a string of new tunes, my fave one exudes ’60s-tinged ravishing psychedelic grooves that radiate from brazen sparkling guitar riffs, cuddled by sinuous deep bass palpitations over brisk drum beats, whilst high falling vocals swing elated in dizzying anxious croons.

  • Antwerp, Belgium chillwave/vaporwave producer VANITAS命死 “Seated Ballerina, 2017” from “Music for Museum Dates” on business casual
  • Montreal, Québec dream pop artist HELENA DELAND “Lylz” new single via Luminelle Recs.
  • Los Angeles alt-folk/Americana/psych-pop singer/songwriter Pearl Charles “Mind’s A Mystery (Outtake)” from the EP “Between Dreams” on Kanine Records
  • Melbourne, Australia folk singer/songwriter Grace Cummings “Sweet Matilda” new single on Looking Glass
  • Los Angeles based cinematic dream pop UkrainianAmerican artist GOLDA MAY “Hear Me Out” new single
  • Bristol, UK guitar pop band SNAILS ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be True’ from their forthcoming LP ‘Hard-Wired’ on Glass Modern Records
  • Atlanta, Georgia dream/psych-pop solo project of multi-instrumentalist and VYB bassist Bailey Crone, BATHE ALONE “Go away” new single
  • Toronto folk/indie-rock duo Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla, aka Moscow Apartment ‘Awful People’ off new EP “Better Daughter” on Hidden Pony
  • Barcelona-based indie/shoegaze/dream pop duo SLOW CONNECTION “If I Die” 2nd single
  • London, UK krautrock/cosmic rock/dream pop collective (members from Grass House, Still Corners, Winter Drones and Great Ytene), Psychic Markers – ”Speechless Implications (D’un Soupir)” off the upcoming cassette album of previously unreleased tracks “Blue Dreams or Sucre De La Pastéque”
  • Tokyo, Japan dreampop/shoegaze 4-piece, Seventeen Years Old And Berlin Wall [17歳とベルリンの壁] “楽園はない – No Paradise” from upcoming EP “Abstract”
  • Seinäjoki, Finland post-rock/space rock/shoegaze/psychedelic quartet Kairon; IRSE! “Welcome Blue Valkyrie” from the upcoming Kairon; IRSE!’s forthcoming album “Polysomn”, due out September 2020 on Svart Records
  • Wales, UK groovy psychedelic pop duo of multi-instrumentalists Carwyn Ellis & Shawn Lee, COLORAMA “And” from the seventh full-length album “Chaos Wonderland” on Agati
  • Philadelphia indie-rock duo GLADIE “is that why you’re here” from “orange peels” EP
  • Los Angeles, CA new wave/dream pop duo RUBY HAUNT “Carrie” 2nd single off upcoming album “Tiebreaker” out 7/29/20
  • Mexico City‘s lo-fi/bedroom/indie pop solo project Calamar “Spring Guns” from the debut album “Phenomenal Content”
  • Saitama, Japan lo-fi/indie pop/psychedelic pop project, Boys Age “A Boat is Out of Sight” from “Epstein Orkestar” LP on Grabbing Clouds Records and Tapes
  • Madison, Wi slowcore/shoegaze band Slow Pulp “Idaho” from upcoming “Movies” debut LP on Winspear
  • Canadian grungy dream pop duo based in Vancouver, LOVE CAVE “Bundle of Bones” from 3-track ‘2020 Demo’
  • San Antonio De Padua, Argentina lo-fi/shoegaze/psych-pop band Nostrónomo “En Ebullición” new single
  • Groningen, Netherlands shoegaze/dream pop/indie rock band Meadowlake “Loveless” new single
  • Oslo’s psych garage duo, Moshi Moshi and The Moist Boys “Close Your Eyes” from S/T EP on Instanbul’s kafadan kontak
  • Portland, Or psych-garage band (members of Satan’s Pilgrims, Big Elf, Paradise and Crackerbash), The Pynnacles ‘A Better Direction’ new single ‘A Better Direction bw/ You Never Had It Better’ on Whomp Records
  • Belgian noise-rock trio Teen Creeps – “Anecdotes” from upcoming V/A “Friends Of Friends” compilation on MCLX
  • Los Angeles, CA shoegaze band LUSTER “Wherever You Are” off new EP “Blue Oblivion” on Funeral Party Records.
  • Jakarta, Indonesia 2000s disbanded shoegaze band Mellonyellow – “Paralips” (2013 demo) previously unreleased single on Heaven Punks                                                                                                                                                 
  • Moscow, Russia shoegaze/dream pop band TELETAPE “Будущее / Future” from the new EP “Завтра здесь будет новая жизнь / Tomorrow there will be a new life”
  • South Yorkshire, UK jangly dream pop duo Weedipus “Places To Go” debut single
  • Miami, FL indie/shoegaze/dream-pop 4-piece Airhockey “Step Up” from the cassette debut EP “Walkthrough” via Miami’s new tape label Pet Tapes
  • Brazilian shoegaze/post-punk/dream-pop solo project by the guitarist/vocalist/songwriter veteran of Rio band The John Candy, Guilherme Almeida, Electric Lo-Fi Seresta – “Second Grace” from the new 4th album “Songs From The Hypnagogic Cave” on midsummer madness
  • Jersey City, NJ vintage pop/indie-pop duo Fascinations Grand Chorus ”Wherever You Go” new single
  • Berlin-based Danish/American shoegaze/dream pop/noise pop duo GLISS “September Girl” from the new EP “Junk”
  • Conwy, UK DIY post-punk/dreampop/shoegaze solo project BLEACHED HEAT “How well u do it” from the new EP “Seaglass”
  • Melbourne, Australia baroque/psych-pop quartet lead by former Minimum Chips’ Nicole Thibault, THIBAULT “Drama” from the upcoming album “Or Not Thibault” due Sep 4 on pink+black vinyl and digital via Chapter Music
  • Swedish indie-pop artist (The Flatmates, Syndromet), Lisa Bouvier “Every Year Until We Die” (originally from 2013) ltd.2-track 7″ single on Local Underground
  • Spanish indie-pop band from Murcia, THE YELLOW MELODIES “Once Upon a Time” from “We All Deserve a Chance” 7″ EP on Old Bad Habits Label
  • New York bedroom jangle pop artist JW Francis – “New York” new single on Sunday Best                                              
  • Amsterdam-based, Swedish indie/dream pop singer/songwriter Francis Moon “Eyes On You” new single                   
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia indie/dream-pop solo project Komplimenter ‘Все лузеры попадают в рай’ off new EP «Меланхолия» on Родной звук                                                                                                                         
  • Philippines-born, London-raise indie rock project of Bea Kristi, aka BEABADOOBEE “Care” new single on Dirty Hit                                                                                                                                                                    
  • Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine lo-fi/indie rock/shoegaze/noise-rock band POVOD ‘Коробка/Box” first single from upcoming debut LP
  • Chinese five-piece indie rock band from Chengdu, Sichuan, Hiperson/海朋森 “Our Ballad” second single from the album “Bildungsroman”
  • Toronto, Canada Americana/indie-rock 5-piece, July Talk “Good Enough” from the third album “Pray For It”
  • Brisbane, Australia garage/new wave/guitar pop band LOULOU “Gotta Get Better” from upcoming “It Spills Out” EP
  • Los Angeles indie rock 4-piece HUMAN LOVE “Goldmine” from the new EP “Black Void” on Roll Call Records and Management
  • Pittsburgh, Pa dream pop producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Ky Vöss “Masochism” new single on Play Alone Records
  • Islas Canarias, Spain indie/psych-pop/French pop band Birkins – “Selling Cakes In An Apple Store” new single on El Genio Equivocado
  • Indonesia noise-pop group formed in Bandung, EYESUN “Radler (instrumental)”
  • Glasgow, Scotland psych garage rock band THE ROTATIONS “Vicious Circle” from the new EP “Unfinished Business”

Photo by John Chillingworth