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Weekly Shoegaze/ Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #40

Picks Of The Week:

  • Palmerston North, New Zealand dream-pop/emo-pop/shoegaze duo SPORT DREAMS “Late” from debut s/t EP on Papaiti Records

New Zealand duo Sport Dreams deliver a captivating debut EP interspersed with an impressive balance of instrumental simmering somber intensity and painfully intimate vocal charm. Terrific dream pop.

  • Brooklyn, New York alt/grunge/shoegaze/noise-rock trio DISMAL STARS “Bobby Valentine” from debut cassette mini-album “Genie”

Possibly the most welcome rock album surprise of the week is the debut of Brooklyn‘s power trio Dismal Stars. Embracing the classic guitar-rock of the 90s with grungey and shoegaze undertones through a concoction of tight, hooky, and sharp-edged guitar riffs, strong bassline, pounding drums, over angsty vocals to create something refreshing, powerful and insanely addictive with intimate and moving, slightly noisy, little sad gems like “Bobby Valentine”

  • Experimental pop singer-songwriter from New Jersey, aka 4:44. “Memories” from the album “Dream-Wake” on Loser Pop

Singer-songwriter from New Jersey, under his 4:44. moniker distils an exquisite pop pearl set in his new album. Gently melodious guitar strums, washes of spacious bright synth, enticing sinuous rubbery bass pulses heightened by somber and longing vocals imbue a contemplative, introspective and hazy mood steeped in nostalgic charm and contemplative melancholy.

  • Brisbane, Australia medieval-tinged psych-folk 4-piece Fingerless – “Scarborough” new single on 4000 Records
  • Gothenburg, Sweden dreamy indie-folk recording project of Linn Osterberg aka Sea Lion “Tear The Moon” new single Adore Music                                                                                                                                                  
  • Toronto, Ontario apocalypse folk rock duo Funeral Lakes “Forest Burns”
  • Paris based, GermanBrazilian ambient/ethereal/dream pop/cinematic/dark electronic artist Gloria de Oliveira – “Falling In Space” from the debut EP “La Rose De Fer” on LA DOUBLE VIE
  • New York City-based lo-fi fuzzy kraut/psychedelic pop project of DIY musician Joe Stevens, aka Peel Dream Magazine “Up and Up” taken from the EP of the same name, out 29th November via Tough Love                     
  • Los Angeles‘ shoegaze/slowcore trio MILLY “People Are Forever” from the upcoming EP “Our First Four Songs” on Dangerbird Records
  • Los Angeles‘ shoegaze/psych-rock 5-piece Tombstones In Their Eyes “Open Skies” new single on Somewherecold Records                                                                                                                                  
  • Helsinki, Finland blues-garage-psych rock trio Pink Chameleons “Sundown” from their forthcoming EP on Soliti.
  • Los Angeles shoegaze/post-punk/dream-pop band SMALL PLANETS “Breathe” from the upcoming S/T album
  • BRIGHTON, UK psych/art-pop trio featuring Toby Hayes (Eugene Quell, Shoes and Socks Off, Meet Me In St Louis), LAUNDROMAT “Humans” debut single
  • Melbourne-based, New Zealander/Australian jangle indie rock 3-piece ANNUAL LEAF “Car Crusher” from the new EP “Stay Fresh”
  • Camden Town, London psych-pop / dream pop band Idle Youth “Blue Bloods” new single
  • Galveston, TX post-punk/shoegaze/dream pop band EL LAGO “Endless” from upcoming debut album “Pyramid”
  • Samara, Russia dream pop/noise pop/shoegaze band SUBWAY PORNO “Comedown (Autumn’s Gonna Cut You Down)” from new single “Comedown”
  • Melbourne, Australia guitar rock five-piece (featuring members of The Stroppies, The Blinds, The Faculty, Meter Men and DARTS), PROGRAM “Enquiries” from the new album “Show Me” on Anti Fade
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia fuzzy indie-rock 4-piece SO BADLY “Someone Better” new 2-track single
  • Paris, France indie/bedroom pop/shoegaze/garage pop band HOORSEES “Bitten By A Kitten” from the debut cassette EP “Major League of Pain” via in silico and Crème Brûlée Records
  • New York-based bedroom pop/dream pop project of Toronto’s Orchid Tapes label head Warren Hildebrand, aka FOXES IN FICTION “A Softer World” from the new album “Trillium Killer” out now on Orchid Tapes
  • Hobart, Australia synth/noise pop band BERT SHIRT “Decor” from “Late Night Shopping” cassette EP
  • Minimalist guitar/jangle/dream pop project of Jimmy Hewitt (formerly Orca Orca) based in Northampton, MA, LOST FILM ”It’s Fine” from the forthcoming album “Zero Summer”
  • Geelong, Australia experimental garage art-pop solo project of Paris Rebel Richens (member of Hierophants and Parsnip), aka P.P. Rebel “Where The Quiet Go” from the forthcoming debut cassette album “P.P. Is… Peeping Piebald Past The Night!” on Anti Fade
  • London, UK-based psych-pop project of Blackpool‘s Nicolas Burrows (formerly Glaciers), aka FELL “Dream Song” off of from “For The Pickling” EP on Lost Map Records
  • Tokyo, Japan indie/shoegaze all-girl 4-piece SPOOL “Ghost” new single
  • NYC dream pop/psych-pop duo Shana Falana “Darkest Light” new single and title-track from the forthcoming album on Arrowhawk Records
  • Fredericksburg, VA shoegaze/noise-pop of Paul Baker (founding member of Skywave and Ceremony), Static Daydream “Everyday Is Fall” from the new album “Cracked Inside” out now on CD and Cassette from Custom Made Music
  • German ‘dream punk’ / shoegaze trio from Hamburg, SEASURFER feat. Elena Alice Fossi – “Blue Days” new single
  • Japanese alt/shoegaze outfit Kinoue64 – 瞬間 – from the new EP 空想
  • San Francisco dream pop/shoegaze 5-piece Pure Hex “Wind Stress” debut single
  • Buenos Aires-based indie/shoegaze/noise-pop duo ELEVAR “Atarse” off 2-track single “Crae / Atarse”
  • Surrey, UK electronic pop/dream pop solo project PURE SKY “Slowly” new single
  • East Bay, CA lo-fi/jangle/indie pop new project of Ryan Marquez (Carnival Park, The Haircuts, Apple Orchard, Golden Teardrops), The Umbrella Puzzles “Somersaulting” from the CD edition of the S/T debut EP via Subjangle
  • Japanese/Scottish indie-pop duo of Kenji Kitahama (Friedrich Sunlight) & Laz McCluskey (Bubblegum Lemonade, Strawberry Whiplash), aka TIME BETWEEN / “Vapour Trails to the Sky” off of upcoming V/A “Christmas Pavilion ~Natale ai Mirtilli” cassette via blue-very label
  • South London’s quintessential queer guitar pop band BARRY “Posh Club” from the forthcoming self-titled release out on cassette & download 25/10/19 via Permanent Slump                                                                          
  • San Francisco -> Brooklyn, NY-based wavy gravy dream-pop band, NO VACATION “Changes” from the new EP “Phasing” on Topshelf Records                                                                                                                       
  • Legendary ’80s Japanese guitar pop/neo acoustic band (pre-ROOF/BRIDGE), THE BACHELORS “Bachelor Again” from the upcoming retrospective cassette album “River And Road” via blue-very label
  • London-based indie/garage pop duo PEGGY SUE “Motorcade” first single from the upcoming fourth album “Vices” on French Exit.
  • Melbourne, Australia lo-fi/bedroom/jangle/indie pop solo project CANDY “Sorry, Sydney” from the upcoming cassette album “Everything In Motion”
  • Oklahoma City‘s dream pop/ psych/jangle/indie pop duo HUSBANDS “3AM” 2nd single off sophomore LP, ‘After the Gold Rush Party,’ out January 2020.                                                                                                                                    
  • Philadelphia‘s lo-fi fuzzy noise-rock quartet They Are Gutting A Body Of Water “63 Skies” from the debut album “Destiny XL”
  • Tambov, Russia shoegaze/indie rock trio Radioprotector ‘Благодарен’ new single
  • Canadian indie/shoegaze/dreampop trio from Hamilton, Basement Revolver ”Romantic At Heart” from the new EP “Wax and Digital” on Sonic Unyon
  • London, UK based dreamgaze/guitar rock trio HURTLING “Blank It Out” forthcoming debut album ‘Future From Here’ released on Onomatopoeia Records
  • London, UK electronic/kraut/psych-pop 4-piece TWO TRIBES “Videodrone” new single                                      
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK indie rock band The Pale White “Swim For Your Life” new single                                    
  • Birmingham, UK indie rock quintet VIOLET “Pure Blue” from the upcoming debut EP ‘Feels Like Heaven’ out November 11 via Holyhowl.
  • Saransk, Russian indie/electro-pop/pop punk project of Gidropony‘s Sasha Stick “Оковы” debut single
  • Los Angeles lo-fi-folk-psych project of singer/songwriter Brian Collins, HURT VALLEY “Apartment Houses” from upcoming LP “Glacial Pace” on Woodsist                                                                                                                 
  • Russian surf/garage/psychedelic rock band Костя Кайро ‘Королева бензина’ new single on IZYAN RECORDS
  • French synthpop singer-songwriter SABINE HAPPARD “Ne m’approche pas” from the new single “deux chansons de Sabine Happard” on La Souterraine
  • Charlottesville, Virginia indie-folk-pop singer/songwriter Kate Bollinger ‘No Other Like You’ new single
  • Austin, TX dreamy indie-folk solo project Caroline Says “Ohio River” title track of upcoming EP on Western Vinyl
  • Nanaimo, British Columbia bedroom/ambient/drone/dream pop duo Leisure Walks “Shifting Sands” new single

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