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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – October #41-21

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  • Melbourne, Australia new wave /post-punk /indie rock solo project of Rory Maxwell, aka SERF ‘Coma’ third single from the upcoming 12″ vinyl debut album “The Dunes You Wander In” via Honeyglider Records.

Teetering between post-punk, new wave and 90s noisy indie rock, the one-man band from Melbourne approaches the debut LP with his third and last single, the palpitating and energetic Pixies-infused, “Coma”, wandering through syncopated rhythms, infectious refrains, and strained distorted, piercing guitar riffs winding along sad, lost, and blurry male vocals to evoke tears, anger, and frustration from a hazy reverb-dusted neurotic aura of unspeakable fear.

  • Guayaquil, Ecuador bedroom indie-pop duo Las Lomas “come down” debut single from “up // down” EP     

First taste of charming slightly electronic indie ‘pop suicida’ from Equador with soft skipping beats drag doubtful days around humming bassline, distant wandering strummed guitar strings and shimmering ripples weaving stings of introspective longing over adrift female vocals floating uncertainly into a meandering melancholy of lonely, hopeless dreams.

  • Australian bedroom shoegaze duo from Adelaide, LUCE CARGO “Be With You” from the 4-track cassette “Paradise”

Bedroom fuzzy shoegaze duo from Perth return with their debut EP on cassette/tape format including the remastered version of the two previous singles, an ambient re-edition of the Yeah Yeah Yeah classic “Maps” plus the atmospheric and semi-acoustic unreleased track “Be With You.” This latter, immersed in humming disconnected auras, layers static reverb-suffused haze of gloom over airy high-strung female vocals enraptured by airless, claustrophobic moods of dire love, amid a slow nostalgic scroll of lost memories sewn with bright piercing quivers and slivers of heart-wrenching angst, pain, and longing to “Be With You.”

  • Australian ambient /evaporate pop artist Princess Diana of Wales “Still Beach” from the upcoming self-titled debut album on A Colourful Storm
  • New Zealand based ambient /drone /ethereal /electronic /experimental artist Alicia Merz, aka Birds of Passage “The Light Became” from the upcoming LP “The Last Garden” on Denovali
  • Berlin-based Israeli born poet & composer Noach Engelhard aka One Room Hotel “Save Me” (Single)
  • Metz, France indie /post-punk /cold wave band, Animaux Surround “The Fall” from “Till Death Dries” EP
  • Lebanese shoegaze /dream pop trio based in Beirut, Postcards “Flowers in your Hair” from the third album “After the Fire, Before the End” via German label T3 Records.
  • Russian indie rock/dream pop 4-piece from Moscow, А в голове море [avgolovemore] “Встреча” (Single)
  • New York-based bedroom dream-pop duo BUBBLE TEA AND CIGARETTES “Liz” (single) on Elefant Records
  • New York shoegaze /dream pop duo Le Blonde – “Kyoto” (Single)
  • Dublin, Ireland indie /dream-pop 4-piece (formerly Nicestry), If All Living Things “All My” from the debut EP “On Familiar Ground”
  • The Hague, Netherlands Dreampop duo Maida Rose “Every Day Is Blue” new single
  • London, UK jangly /indie /dream pop 4-piece Bleach Lab ‘Inside My Mind’ off of the EP ‘Nothing Feels Real’.
  • German indie /baroque /dream-pop trio from Hamburg, Roller Derby “Something True” (Single).
  • UK dream pop /trip-hop band based in Bristol, OSLO TWINS “Circe” second single
  • Vancouver, BC indie-rock duo RUDY “Gutted” new single
  • L.A. based jangle /dream pop /indie rock band fronted, and curated by California bred Brendan Sepe (Pesos), SEMI TRUCKS “Motorbike Riding Star” from upcoming Lp “Vs. California” on Meritorio Records
  • Sydney, Australia twee /jangle /indie-pop 3-piece PASH “Take You” from the cassette EP “Somersault”.
  • Jakarta, Indonesia indie-pop band THE SENSITIVE “Anoa Records Is My Shepherd” new double A-side single “Labor Of Only You / Anoa Records Is My Shepherd” on let’s kiss a secret/heaven punks
  • Spanish indie-pop /shoegaze /dream pop duo from Sevilla, The Royal Landscaping Society ”Profit and Loss” off of the split 7″ EP single ‘Vinly i Parken ’21’ – VKU002′ with Butter Utter (Sweden) and Fantasy Postcards (Sweden)
  • Brooklyn, NY indie rock band We Are Scientists “Contact High” from the new LP “Huffy” on 100percent       
  • Perth, Australia based Lofi Atmospheric Bedroom Rock solo moniker of Greg Weir, aka UIU “I Can’t Find You” (Single)                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Boiro, Spanish coldwave /darkwave /post-punk /shoegaze solo project URCO “Lamentar” (Single)                                  
  • California indie rock /fuzzy pop band The Spires “Two Thoughts One head” new single.
  • Rhode Island surf rock /indie pop band based in Providence, FORT REVERE “Without You [Demo]” from “Demos” EP
  • Brooklyn, NY shoegaze /indie rock trio The Nervous Hex “Wash” from the upcoming self-titled EP
  • Edmonton based lo-fi /shoegaze /psychedelic singer/songwriter Arthur Bennell, aka BLUME “One More Time” 2nd track off the upcoming album “In Reverse”, to be released November 19th 2021.
  • Sidney, Australia shoegaze /funk psych-rock quartet THE LAURELS “Ex-Sherpa” new single on Third Eye Stimuli
  • Berlin-based Mexican cosmic /krautrock /post-punk /psychedelic band SEI STILL ‘Me Persigue’ from Sei Still’s new album ‘El Refugio’, due out November 26th on Fuzz Club.
  • Christchurch, NZ lo-fi /fuzzy /jangly guitar pop music duo, X-Ray Charles “Field Recordings Of Animal Noises (2020 Remix)” from the reissue of sophomore 2013 mini-album “Selph Titled (’21 accidental reissue)” on Melted Ice Cream
  • London, UK indie /punk rock duo Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes “Cobra Queen” from the sophomore LP “Sticky” on International Death Cult                                                                                                                       
  • Swedish psych/guitar pop/dream pop /indie rock songwriter and producer from Gothenburg, Mathias Engwall, aka llawgne “Oh Juliana” new single from upcoming debut LP “Nevereveries” via Declared Goods.
  • Oslo, Norway indie /shoegaze /noise rock duo Porto Geese “Every Day Every Day” from new LP “Duck” on Sheep Chase Records
  • Austrian indie-rock /postgaze band from Wien, SLUFF “Regain” from the new album “World Wide Worries” on Numavi Records
  • Melbourne, Australia-based dream-pop /synth-pop /new wave duo The Mirrors “Silence” (Single)
  • Detroit, Mi sophistipop /indie pop /dream pop duo Shoestrings “I tried” from the upcoming LP “Expectations” due on November 5th, 2021 via Shelflife (North America), Discos De Kirlian (Europe), and Fastcut Records (Japan).
  • El Paso, TX eclectic shoegaze band EEP “Here We Are” from V/A “Aspirin Age (a shoegaze compilation)” cassette compilation on Broken Sound Tapes
  • Seattle‘s dreamy post-punk outfit FOTOFORM “Digging Trenches” from the sophomore “Horizons” album.
  • Russian shoegaze /indie rock band Purple Drank “Чистый лист” (2021)                                                                           
  • Copenhagen, Denmark dream pop /shoegaze /electronic musician Trentemøller “All Too Soon” 2nd single from the forthcoming album, “Memoria” on hfn music.
  • Las Vegas dream pop /nu-gaze band MOROSIS “Reverie” from the debut “Saturnine” EP
  • Fukuoka, Japan alt-rock /psychedelic /shoegaze 4-piece SACOYANS – わたしの窓辺 / By my window – off of the debut album “Yomosue” on Thistime Records
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania shoegaze /grungegaze outfit SLIDE “Wish” from “Once” EP
  • Texas post-rock /blackgaze one-man-band from Austin, Daygraves “Desert Dust” from “Imperishable” EP
  • Washington, D.C. alt-rock /grunge /shoegaze 4-piece band, West Coast Tape Delay “Let Yourself Down” from 2-track “Demos” on Orphan Glove Records
  • Brisbane, Australia grunge /shoegaze power trio Terra Pines “Downbeat” single off of upcoming LP via False Peak Records.
  • Guangzhou, China indie rock /dream pop /shoegazing 4-piece band Jo’s Moving Day “1968 Itinerary” from the debut LP “Itinerary”
  • Atlanta, Georgia dream pop /shoegaze band RADIUM JAW “Raw Candy” (Single)
  • Toronto-based post-hardcore /shoegaze three-piece GLEUE “Glow” 50 off hifi 7″ white lathe single ‘Promo 2021’ on New Morality Zine
  • Portland, OR Emogaze /Shoegaze band WORSE. “Delay Problems” (Single)
  • US slowcore /dream pop /indie rock /dream pop trio SUMMERHEAD “Tiny Screens” from the upcoming S/T album on Really Rad Records
  • San Francisco based psychedelic shoegaze band Young Prisms “Yourside” first new Young Prisms track in nearly a decade out now on Fire Talk.
  • Texas-based ambient /psych /shoegaze band, Vollam “All I Ever Wanted” from debut “Mirror” EP on Somewherecold Records
  • Boston, Ma space rock /new wave /post-punk/ indie rock solo project Idler Wheel “Roundabout” from upcoming second LP “Superflux”
  • Chemnitz, Germany dream pop /indie-pop band Power Plush ‘Feelz’ from debut EP ‘Vomiting Emotions’
  • Illinois lo-fi /post-punk /shoegaze/ambient trio VOOLTED “Hollows” from the EP “Fools Gold”
  • London, UK based afro-funk /outer jazz /avant-garde /kosmic pop /psychedelic 4-piece, Vanishing Twin – “Light Vessel” from the LP “Ookii Gekkou” on Fire Recordings
  • Philadelphia based electro-dream pop project MAYU “Altered” single on Patetico Recordings
  • South Korea ambient /post-rock music line of Seoul Magic Club, Black Magic Club – “Rebirth”
  • The Hague, Netherlands based indie folk singer /songwriter Lieke Heusinkveld, aka LA LOYE “White Summer” new single                                                                                                                                                         
  • German indie /jangle /slacker pop singer-songwriter from Mainz, Imaginary Friend “Flowers” debut single
  • Seattle, WA indie /dream-pop /acoustic folk singer-songwriter (Seapony, Space Daze), Danny Rowland “Bower” from the album “Falls on a Friday”
  • SwissArgentinian ambient /jazz /folk /synth /electronics musician Lucia Fumero “L’Oiseau” single on Modern Obscure Music

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