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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #31

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  • Sacramento, CA-based post-punk/dream pop/shoegaze band, Weathering “Blue Dress” (Depeche Mode cover) from the limited edition 7″ vinyl single “Chimera B/W Blue Dress” on Sunday Drive Records

A successful cover version while maintaining the essence of the original should be infused with diverse nuances, distinctive from the band’s own personal style; seem to know it damn well the Californian duo turning DM minor classic in a passionate dreamy ballad embellished with sparkling soulful guitar melodies and alluring soothing vocal longings, swept in melancholic bliss. With all due respect to the myths, barely the original touched me on such a deep emotional level.

  • Sydney, Australia ‘flower doom’ psychedelic 5-piece TURTLE SKULL “Apple Of Your Eye” from the upcoming sophomore album “Monoliths” a co-release by Kozmik Artifactz and Art As Catharsis
Sidney‘s psych combo approach the end of the month’s release of their sophomore album with, according to the band, its most poignant and emotional song that harbours their distinctive mesmerizing sonic alchemy of fuzzy and ethereal, groovy and hypnotic, haloed with lush atmospheric vocal harmonies that fade and fall in breathless heartfelt abandon, sending shivers down the spine.
  • Seattle, Wa. lo-fi/shoegaze/garage/indie-rock band led by brothers Erik and Evan Foster (the Boss Martians), DIRTY SIDEWALKS “Heard You Wanna Kill Me (Erik Blood Remix)” new single

Amidst shades of 90s UK indie and late 80s JAMC dreamy melodic quality, the new remixed single by Seattle rockers conjures up bittersweet melancholic nostalgia exuding by slightly abrasive hypnotic six-string strums and sparse wailing distorted leads, whilst soft whispered male vocals, left longing in lonely memories.

  • Hamburg, Germany solo project of folk singer/songwriter and Die Heiterkeit frontwoman, STELLA SOMMER “A Lover Alone” new single
  • Hertfordshire, UK ambient/slowcore/shoegaze/dream pop project of Benjamin M. Houlihan, aka YOYOTTE “Isle Of Lucky Charm” from the EP “Dissonance Scrawls”
  • Lima, Perù baroque pop/ethereal/dream pop outfit Token Of Devotion “Isabel” new single from upcoming new album “Portal Of Perception”
  • Scottish Shoegaze/Dream Pop band from Glasgow, PERPETUAL VOID “The Sea” debut single
  • Istanbul based shoegaze & dream pop band Astrovelvet “Stargate” from debut album “Asterism” on Hexe Music
  • Canadian Dream Pop /Shoegaze group hailing from Windsor, Ontario, Talking Violet “Indigo” new single
  • Pittsburgh, PN indie/dream/folk band Merce Lemon “Those Eyes” from the upcoming album “Moonth” on Darling Recordings
  • Moscow based indie-pop singer-songwriter SILKLAKE “Sold Out” new single                                                     
  • Manchester, UK bedroom/dreampop solo project Brite Days “Green Dreams” new single
  • NYC-based dream pop duo of Matt Sklar (Exiles) and Federica Tassano (Sooner, Mônetre), aka Phantom Handshakes “Aisha (vs the Dirty Tongues)” from debut EP ‘Be Estranged’
  • Japanese bedroom/indie/dream pop/surf rock solo project of Tokyo-based Azusa Suga (For Tracy Hyde/AprilBlue), Letters To Annika “Summercrush” new single
  • Melbourne, Australia electronic dream pop duo (previously with Snakadaktal), Two People “Someone To Serve” new single out now through Liberation Records / Terrible Records                                                         
  • German psych/garage duo LOVEBYRD “Wanna Die Before You Do” new single
  • Birmingham, UK based alternative/garage duo of Brazilian singer/guitarist Priscila B and English drummer Mimi B, CHERRY PICKLES – “Out Of This World” new single from the upcoming LP “The Juice That’s Worth The Squeeze” out October 23, 2020, via PNKSLM Recordings
  • Kyiv, Ukraine punk rock duo Дотла – ‘Предел только небо (feat. Ищенко)’ debut single on UP!UP!UP! Music                                                                                                                                                                
  • Chicago‘s indie dream pop trio Capital Soirée “Side Of Town” new single
  • Los Angeles shoegaze/indie rock trio fronted by singer-songwriter Marisa Dewa, VELODRONE “Believe” off S/T debut album
  • Berlin, Germany ambient/dream pop/psychedelic duo Evening Gown “Inner Blank” new single
  • Brasília, Brazil lo-fi dream pop solo project of Carly Boomer, MOON PICS “Suni” off double-a side “Suni/Flwr” single on midsummer madness
  • Boston, Ma dream pop/psychedelic/indie rock band EMERALD COMETS “Knock the thoughts” from the sophomore LP “Strangelands”
  • Rome, Italy dream pop project of Gianpiero Timbro (gianvigo), TYMBRO “Universe” from the new EP “Machines” co-released Somewherecold Records and Shore Dive Records
  • Los Angeles-based dream pop/synthpop project of composer, producer (Aberdeen, Languis, Spider Problem, Non Ultra Joy, Trembling Blue Stars, The Legendary House Cats), John Girgus “Ordinary Dream” new single “Ordinary Dream (b/w Fight As One)”
  • UK new-age dream-pop duo of Karl McCann and Marc Joy, LIGHTS THAT CHANGE “Daylight” from the new album “Pure”
  • Thailand shoegaze band TELEVER “Always” new single
  • Russian indie rock/psychedelic/shoegaze 4-piece from Moscow, NEONIC SUNDRIVE “I Can’t See Your Eyes” off new album “Lies Paradise”
  • Prague, Czechia dream pop/indie rock trio WHYYES “Easy” from debut EP
  • 90s Australian indie rock band from Sidney, Smudge “Desmond” from “Scary Cassettes” album compilation of released material from the band Mark II line-up (1994-1998) as a quartet, via Half A Cow Records
  • German shoegaze/noise-pop 4-piece from Regensburg, SWIRLPOOL “Spinning in Reverse” new single on Reptile Music                                                                                                                                                       
  • Washington one-man nu-gaze Mourning Collective // “Fangs” from the debut 2-track single “Summer”
  • Canadian five-piece indie project from Hamilton, Ontario, CAPITOL “Piano Exit” off new “Weathered / Piano Exit” 7″ single on Meritorio Records & Kingfisher Bluez Records
  • Wiltshire, UK bedroom pop/ambient/post-punk/shoegaze/dream pop musician, singer and songwriter (aka Eligia and bassist of Cosmic Lightshow), Archie Sagers “Finally Free” third single off of Archie Sager’s upcoming album on his own Crafting Room Records
  • Toronto, Canada indie rock/dream pop/shoegaze solo project of Stephen Kerr, aka Fowl Science “Samsara” new single
  • Florida‘s indie rock band Surfer Blood “Summer Trope (feat. Pip Blom)” new single on Persona Non Grata             
  • Windang, Australia surf indie rock duo Hockey Dad “Germaphobe” from the album “Brain Candy”
  • Philadelphia, PA Fuzzy-Punk Pop 4-piece BUDDIE “Vines” from upcoming cassette album “Diving”
  • Italian jangle indie rock band from Turin, SMILE “Time To Run” new single
  • Swedish post-punk/dream pop/jangle pop/’deathpop’ quintet from Göteborg, Agent Blå “Atopos” new single on Kanine Records
  • US indie/shoegaze/dream pop solo project of Samira Winter from Los Angeles, WINTER – “Bem No Fundo (feat. Dinho Almeida)” from the upcoming new album “Endless Space (Between You & I)””on Bar/None
  • Chicago‘s psych/jangle pop 6-piece Alpine Subs “Your Someone” from the sophomore LP “Sweethaven” via Subjangle Records
  • Missouri bedroom-pop solo project of Tennis Club frontman, Wilson Hernandez, aka Wilson & The Catholics “Hockey On TV (feat. Thunderpaw)” from S/T EP on High Dive Records
  • Los Angeles goth-pop/synthwave duo ROSY CHEEKS “Kinky Love” (Pale Saints cover)
  • Danish dream-pop artist Emma Ottsen Knudsen, aka Nemo “The Rules Are Us” from V/A ‘Liminal Works’ compilation on The Big Oil Recording Company.
  • London, UK noir-pop/shoegaze/dream pop duo of Dean Garcia (formerly of Curve) & Rose Berlin, SPC ECO “I Can’t Let Go” off new single “8月EP-AUG” EP
  • Canadian dream pop/trap-gaze/shoegaze solo project of Vancouver Island‘s artist Debbie Debased, aka SUFFER FOOLS “I’m not a nihilist” new single
  • US-based improv guitarist C. Worth – “Cinque” from “Emilia” album (a collection of improvised nocturnes and lullabies released in 2016) on Almost Halloween Time Records

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