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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – OCTOBER #42-23

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  • Nashville, TN-based indie /dream pop /jangle pop duo Matched “Give In” debut single

Dreamy yet vibrant jangly pop debut single, with a sparkling guitar work recalling early REM, from Nashville’s duo that breezes along an abrasive rush of fear and regret, winding through a relentless flow of ringing guitar melodies to carry angsty atmospheric vocals through an inner struggle of establishing self.

  • Seattle, WA shoegaze /indie rock band Waves Crashing “Everything” single

Olympia‘s shoegazing rockers deftly sail in a sad reflective sea of daydreamy moodiness, drifting between jangly glitter-laced guitars, nostalgic, emotional longing, and whispery, ominous fear, pierced by unpredictable wafting abrasive riffs and high-pitched soaring escapist frequencies, to leave a lost soul hopefully chanting, “Everything works out.”

  • Noise-pop /grungegaze 4-piece from New York, Glimmer “Place In The Sun” second single

NYC‘s grungegaze foursome drop their sophomore angsty new single “Place in the Sun” drawing a classic immersive balance of dreamy hooks and grungey heft, swaying fuzzy distortions from abrasive yet penetrating guitar riffs, pulsing bass lines, and stumbling drum beats, around restless, emotional vocal longing, rising and falling in unison with the moody nostalgia of the lyricism.

  • Atlanta, Georgia-based ambient /post-rock /shoegaze /dream pop composer and multi-instrumentalist Brent Collins, AKA Slo Moon “Rebirth” from the instrumental ambient album “The Otherside”
  • Haarlem, Netherlands ambient /electronic /synth wave project of Lars Meijer, aka Hunter Complex “Desert of Sorts” from V/A “All About HER (a benefit compilation for Hollow Earth Radio)”
  • Melbourne-based ambient /IDM /trip-hop /experimental pop producer and multi-instrumentalist Emma Kelly, aka Happy Axe “Injuries” from the third LP “The Tiger Dream” [Provenance]
  • Kraków, Poland ambient /drone /experimental /ethereal /folk musician Martyna Basta “Fragile” from upcoming “Diaries Beneath Fragile Glass” EP [STROOM]
  • Boston, MA-based indie folk/dream pop singer-songwriter Claire Elizabeth Cottrill, aka Clairo “Lavender” charity single
  • Spanish acoustic indie folk singer-songwriter Novel “Después de un tiempo” single
  • Brazilian darkwave /folk singer-songwriter from Novo Hamburgo, Camilla Sombrio “Interesting Loneliness” single
  • New York grunge-gaze /alt-folk solo project of singer-songwriter and poet Alexandra Antonopoulos, aka Honeycrush “Peeling” off debut EP ”MILK TEETH” on Dune Altar
  • Brooklyn, NY-based, acoustic post-bossanova singer-songwriter of Haitian origin, John Roseboro “How To Cope (feat. Mei Semones)” from the upcoming EP “Four Cantos”
  • US bedsit isolationism collaboration, Bo Harwood and John Cassavetes “No One Around to Hear It” (unreleased score from the 1976 movie “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie”) off upcoming V/A “Searchlight Moonbeam” 2xLP/CD narrative compilation from London‘s Time Is Away (Jack Rollo and Elaine Tierney) on Efficient Space
  • San Francisco, CA indie pop group led by Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, Art Museums, etc), The Reds, Pinks & Purples “Late to the Party” from the new EP “Murder, Oral Sex & Cigarettes”
  • ItaloCanadian industrial /minimal /noise /post-punk /psychedelic singer-songwriter project of former member of His Clancyness and Brutal Birthday, James Jonathan Clancy “Had It All” from the upcoming LP “Sprecato” via his own Maple Death Records
  • St. Louis, Missouri lo-fi shoegaze /psychedelic solo project of M. Meyer (Soup Activists), aka The Missing Thimbles “In Another Land” (The Rolling Stones/Bill Wyman cover) off cassette EP Secret in Cottingley” on Rotten Apple
  • Exeter, UK Post-Punk /New-Wave /Dream-Pop /Coldwave trio Fusea “Fade” from the upcoming second EP “Adrift”
  • Australian Goth /Ethereal /Shoegaze / Dream Pop band based in Melbourne, Nausicaa “Death of a Memory” single
  • Mexico City shoegaze /synthpop /dream pop band Sexores “Aequorea” from the album “Mar del sur” on Buh Records
  • Portland, Maine alt /dream pop /shoegaze /indie rock solo project Darksoft “Yesteryear” single via Spirit Goth Records
  • Amsterdam /The Hague/Nijmegen, Dutch five-piece indie-noir band The Klittens – “Universal Experience” single
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK lo-fi post-punk /indie pop DIY songwriter-musician Daniel McGee, aka Zenxith “Branded Bands” from the upcoming EP, “This Time,” soon on Chaotic Pop Recs
  • Washington‘s lo-fi bedroom-garage-dream-indie pop outfit Porch Kiss “Stepping Out” from the album “Hindsight” on START-TRACK
  • Detroit, Michigan Folk /Indie /Dream Pop duo Bluhm “Dance With You” from the debut album “Garden of Hearts”
  • Denver, CO indie /dream pop outfit KISSING PARTY “Abandoned Mansions” new single
  • Stockholm, Sweden dream pop /indie pop duo Magnus Haderborg (The Vapour Veils) and Linus Giertta (Blanka, The Grand Opening), The Jilted “Côte d’Azur” single
  • Portland, OR electronic /dream indie-pop trio STRFKR – “Always / Never” new single on Polyvinyl Records
  • Busan, South Korea Surf /Indie-Rock quartet Say Sue Me 세이수미 “4am” single on Damnably
  • Swedish shoegaze /indie rock band from Göteborg, DAMEN “Control” second single from the upcoming album “Everything Falls Apart” on VÅRØ
  • Manchester, UK baroque pop /shoegaze /indie-pop / power pop / indie project of former Wu Lyf bassist Tom McCLung, aka Francis Lung ‘Your Own Worst Enemy’ new single on Memphis Industries
  • San Francisco twee /shoegaze /indie pop /bedroom pop project of Lavender Blush‘s Ryan Lescure, AKA Devoted Fans “Primal Scream and the Mary Chain” from self-titled EP
  • UK Bedroom /Dream Pop duo Harper “Gumley” single
  • Seattle‘s jazz-psych-folk-rock-pop first ‘alternative’ band from the 60s, the Daily Flash “Violets of Dawn” from “The Legendary Recordings 19651967” 2xLP 12″ on Guerssen
  • Copenhagen based Garage /Psychedelic Rock band The Velvet Doors “Searching” (Single)
  • Utrecht, The Netherlands indie /power pop /westcoast-pop 4-piece The Maureens “Rainy Day” second single from the album “Everyone Smiles” on Meritorio Records
  • Crewe, UK dream pop /shoegaze /indie pop solo project of songwriter Chris Shackleton, aka RAINSTEAM&SPEED “And we dance” from the album “Cloud polaroid”                                                             
  • Michigan-based twee /C86 /indie-pop solo project of London-native Sean Turner AKA The Photocopies “Gravity Falters” from the album “Unprofessional Conduct” [also included on the very limited edition “Triple Decker” double CD/Vinyl LP] on Subjangle
  • Austin, TX rock and roll /indie /power pop band Cast Of Thousands “New Band In Town” from “First Six Songs EP
  • Toronto indie /C86 /jangle pop duo (formerly Ducks Limited), Ducks Ltd. “The Main Thing” single on Carpark
  • 1983 founded Scottish indie guitar pop band fronted by Jim Shepherd, The Jasmine Minks “She Knows” from upcoming “We Make Our Own History” album via Last Night From Glasgow and Spinout Nuggets
  • Clare, Australia jangle noise pop trio The Boltons “A Certain Kind of Sadness” single
  • Thessaloniki, Greece indie pop band Ta Toy Boy “Cheap Suits” single
  • Madrid-based indie /technopop duo PIPIOLAS “Pogo En Casa” off the single “Crying Mañana (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” on Elefant Records
  • Bay Area DIY avant electronic pop duo Anya Prisk and Izaak Schlossman, aka Loveshadow “Last Room” from the upcoming sophomore LP “II” via Dark Entries Records
  • NYC indie /dream pop /synthpop project of singer/songwriter Marci Elizabeth, aka Girl As Wave “Superstition” off the new EP “Time Is Never Shy”                                                                                                               
  • Gothenburg Balearic-synth-pop duo, The Embassy “Amnesia” off the upcoming LP “E-Numbers” [Dream]
  • Kansas City, MO bedroom pop /shoegaze /dream pop solo project SEVENTEEN YEARS “You’ve got” from the upcoming LP
  • California lo-fi /bedroom pop /dweebpop /shoegaze singer-songwriter JustMakeMeCry “P.G.A.B.D.” new single
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK psych /shoegaze /dream pop band Waves of Dread “Twilight” from the debut LP “A Bad Dream in a Raging Sea”
  • Indonesian noise rock /shoegaze band Forensik “Letting go” second single on POTONG JARI Records
  • Bristol, UK-based shoegaze ensemble, The Fauns “How Lost” single on Invada
  • Japanese alt/shoegaze solo project Kinoue64 – 問う- from 終末エンドロール LP
  • Portland, OR fuzzy shoegaze solo project of Cliff Barnes, aka Animal Ghosts “Everything (feat. Japanese Heart Software)” from the 2-track single “Everything”
  • Italian Shoegaze band (former members of You, Nothing) from Verona/Brescia, May Eyes Love “Our Long Goodbye” first single off upcoming EP on Shore Dive Records, Coypu Records and Dear Gear Records
  • Fortaleza, Brazil shoegaze /dream pop duo Ariel Void “Far Away From The Sun” from the debut EP “Beginning of Silence”
  • Brisbane, Australia indie rock /shoegaze band Fragile Animals “Lonely In The Sun” single
  • Brisbane, Australia noise /indie rock /shoegaze 5-piece, Mouse “Buffy” from the second album “Under The Light Of The Air Conditioner”
  • Philadelphia, PA alt /blackmetal /grunge /shoegaze 5-piece band VARLOTS “Dissipate” from the 2-track split single with Flatwaves
  • Brooklyn, New York grunge /heavy shoegaze band MX LONELY – “Rest In Salt” from cassette/vinyl EP “SPIT” on Candlepin Records
  • Denver, CO grunge /shoegaze /indie rock band Flower Language “Infinite” from “Thrown Into Air” EP
  • Indianapolis, Indiana dream pop /shoegaze band Whishy “Donut” from upcoming EP “Paradise” on Winspear
  • Philadelphia-based garagegaze band Flatwaves “Seam” from the 2-track CD split single with Varlots
  • Antwerp, Belgium folk /indie rock band Tin Fingers “Misstep” from upcoming second LP “Rock Bottom Ballads” [Unday Records]
  • Italian dream pop /shoegaze /indie rock band from Milan, Edless ”Groundhog Day” from the debut LP “Editing a Dream”
  • Vancouver, BC power pop /garage rock 4-piece Pack Rat “Sleepless” from “Bite My Tongue” EP 7″  on Turbo Discos (EU) and Under The Gun Records (US)                                                                                 
  • L.A. psychedelic prog-doomers Vitskär Süden “Thriller” (Michael Jackson cover) [Ripple Music]
  • London, UK r&b /soul singer-songwriter Ego Ella May “Higher Self” single
  • London, UK dream pop /Americana /alt indie folk duo Nudista “Different Eyes” single via sad club records
  • Galway, Ireland based indie electric folk singer-songwriter Rodney Owl “I’m Dead” single
  • Louisiana-based ambient /blues /jazz pedal steel guitar player Dave Easley “Fleurette Africaine” (written by Duke Ellington) from the album “Ballads” on BIG EGO Records

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