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

Weekly Shoegaze/ Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #46

František Dvořák

Picks Of The Week:

  • Australian psych-shoegaze 4-piece from Adelaide, THE HOWLING FOG “Pure Gold” from The Howling Fog’s debut CD/vinyl 12″ EP, “Drifting” on Clarity Records.

Adelaide‘s psych-gazers return with a sophomore EP permeated with their solid and poignant blend of droning, trippy psychedelia and sharp noisy guitar reverberations with a menacing edge, which is both atmospheric, vigorous, addictively melodic and deeply emotional.

  • Boulogne-sur-Mer, French lo-fi/indie/dream pop 5-piece fronted by Quentin Isidore aka Pastel Coast – “Kerry” from the debut album “Hovercraft”

Northern France dream-poppers Pastel Coast craft irresistible and elegant melodic and melancholic song structures through dreamy yet deep vocals, lithe solid drum beats, pulsating post-punkish basslines, swelling synths, sparkling reverb-infused jangly guitars and even alluring brass instruments, deftly conjuring up the sun-bleached dreaminess of Beach Fossils and Real Estate, the lo-fi jangle pop hazy wistfulness of Sarah Records, and the Factory Records and The Cure subtle emotional restlessness into an absolutely delicious and catching debut album.

  • Melbourne, Australia post-punk/dream-pop quartet VIM “Waiting” from the upcoming last EP

The new single from Melbourne‘s 4-piece VIM sparks lush excitement and mesmerizes with a blend of hauntingly beautiful chiming and shimmering guitar melodies, darkly rubbery sinuous bassline, and melancholic and ethereal vocal harmonies making for an arresting introduction to the band’s sadly last ever EP.

  • Sydney-based ghost-folk singer-songwriter (Twin Caverns vocalist), LOU MILLAR “How can how can” from the new EP “Saint Sin”
  • Helsinki-based atmospheric psychedelic/dream pop duo Tuomas Alatalo and Henna Emilia Hietamäki, Cats Of Transnistria “Vampire” from their new third album “Aligning” on Soliti.
  • Paris, France lo-fi dream-pop 5-piece Pâle Regard “Bus de Nuit” new single from forthcoming second EP ‘’Terrain vague’’ out January 2020 on Dirty Melody Records
  • Chinese krautrock/post-punk/psychedelic band FAZI / 法兹 “You Turn My Face to Another Day” from ‘Day and Night / 昼夜’ on Hiperson/海朋森
  • Portland, Oregon electronic synthpop / dream-pop duo of Hollie and Keith Kenniff (aka Helios, Goldmund), Mint Julep “Blinded” from the album “Stray Fantasies” due out January 31, 2020 on Western Vinyl                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Swedish dreamy indie pop singer-songwriter from Malmo, ALICE BOMAN “Don’t Forget About Me” new single on The Control Group / Valley of Search
  • Norwich, UK alt /indie-pop 5-piece Marigolds – “Everglades” new single on Beth Shalom Records
  • Hawaii shoegaze/dream pop project BLISSTONIA “Sun Beat” from the debut EP “Hidden”
  • UK dream pop/jangle pop/indie pop band from Leicester, Dayflower “Muji” (unreleased) from the archival compilation album “Petal Drops”
  • Istanbul, Turkey Dream Pop/Shoegaze band Sunset Stream ‘Lütfen Kimseyi Çağırma’ from the debut EP “Güverte” via Mevzu Records
  • US dream pop/shoegaze solo project of Samira Winter from Los Angeles, WINTER – “Nothing More” from upcoming cassette EP “Hazy” on Bar/None Records
  • Seattle, WA alt/electronic/shoegaze duo GLYCERIN “Nothing Lasts”                                                               
  • Ramos Mejía, Argentina kraut/shoegaze/psychedelic instrumental solo project CHELO LARES “Días extraños” from new EP “Narcolepsia”
  • Houston, TX post-punk/dream-pop/nugaze DIY solo project Day Disguise “Follow” new single
  • Toronto, Canada indie jangle-pop duo, Ducks Unlimited “Annie Forever” from the new “Get Bleak” 7″ EP on Bobo Integral
  • Jakarta, Indonesia shoegaze/jangle/dream pop outfit Gizpel “Eyes On The Street” from upcoming V/A “the Jakarta Connection” on Sprechen                                                                                                                                
  • Former Sarah Records‘ indie-pop band made of core duo Beth Arzy and John Girgus from Southern California, ABERDEEN “Byron 88” new remixed version to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Aberdeen “Byron” 7″/CD single Sarah Records, Sarah 093, 1994
  • Italian shoegaze/post-rock/synthwave duo of founder/musician Manfredi Lamartina and drummer Agostino Financo Burgio (Nicolò Carnesi, Hank, Moque), NOVANTA ‘To Realize’ from the new EP ‘Some Are Stars’ on Seashell Records
  • Brighton, UK based indie-pop outfit made of Shaun Charman (The Wedding Present/The Popguns/The Fireworks), Beth Arzy (Trembling Blue Stars/Luxembourg Signal/The Fireworks), Shaun Charman (The Wedding Present/The Popguns/The Fireworks), Kerry Boettcher (Turbocat), and Hannes Mueller (The BV’s/Endlich Bluete), JETSTREAM PONY ‘I Close My Eyes’ off upcoming limited 7″ vinyl from Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten
  • Meppel, The Netherlands garage/beat/powerpop/folk-rock trio THE KRYNG “Do You Like To Dance?” from the 4th album “So Many Girls Vol.2” on Bickerton Records / Action Weekend Records
  • Thee new garage rock duo from Brazil and Denmark, THE COURETTES “Too Late” from the “Dynamite” EP on GROOVIE RECORDS
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia electro/heavy sci-fi shoegaze duo, Crash Dept “Killer Drifters” new 2-track single “Killer Drifters // A Lovely Day”
  • Danish shoegaze/postpunk/dark psychedelic band from Aarhus, Tales of Murder And Dust – “Distances” first single from the upcoming album “Fragile Absolutes”.
  • Manchester, UK based psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll band, Frankie Teardrop Dead “Van Goth” from the sophomore vinyl album “Plane Eclipse” on Captain Beefart Records
  • Malmö-based indie rock 4-piece of Evelina Nerstrand (Eveliina Pink), Olof Strid, Liam Amner (Hey Elbow) and Anton Jansson (Brigaden), Guds Pengar “Borttappad” debut single on Rama Lama Records
  • Indie dream pop trio from Charlottesville, Virginia, STRAY FOSSA “It’s Nothing”                                             
  • Oklahoma City‘s dream pop/ psych/jangle/indie pop duo HUSBANDS “Culebra” new single off sophomore LP, ‘After the Gold Rush Party,’ out January 2020.
  • London, UK dream pop/synthpop solo project FLOWER VISION “Dancing On Ruins” from the debut album “Times Times Times”                                                                                                                                                    
  • Leeds, UK experimental pop six-piece Team Picture “Another, Always” new single on Clue Records
  • Gdańsk, Poland shoegaze/grunge trio CZECHOSLOVAKIA ‘nie zależy mi’ from the EP “HVST”
  • Toronto, Ontario 4-piece alternative shoegaze band SICAYDA “It Changed” new single
  • Barcelona, Spain indie rock collective Filles Europees – “Júlia Aguilar” from debut S/T EP
  • Brasília, Brazil lo-fi/shoegaze/dream-pop solo project of Carly Boomer, MOON PICS “Like Rain” from new single “Fall / Like Rain” on midsummer madness
  • Brand new atmospheric shoegaze project by Andrew from UK indie band Dreams of Empire, INTERMERE “Reflections”                                                                                                          
  • Wollongong, Australia dream pop/noise rock/shoegaze trio MINERS “Faraway” from the album “Early Recordings” (A collection of tracks mainly recorded in the first half of the 2010s)
  • Nashville, TN shoegaze/dream pop band SLUSH “I Know” from the second S/T purple cassette EP on To-Go Records
  • Guatemala‘s post-punk/dream pop/post-rock/shoegaze 4-piece ASIMOV “Olvidados” from the debut album “Todo Lo Que Buscamos Es Desaparecer”
  • Sydney, Australia dream pop/shoegaze 5-piece TRILLION “Frame by Frame” new single
  • Italian fuzzy/noise-gaze/dream pop/shoegaze trio Human Colonies “Hey You!” off of the new cassette EP “Cloudchaser and Old Songs” on MiaCameretta Records/Lady Sometimes Records
  • Berlin-based psychedelic/post-punk/noise rock 4-piece VOODOO BEACH “Angst” new single on Späti Palace
  • Southampton, UK lo-fi/psych/shoegaze project of Dead Rabbits guitarist Neil Atkinson Jr, HOLY SPRINGS “Camera”                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Argentina space rock/garage/psychedelic band LOS ACIDOS “Semana giratoria” new single
  • Los Angeles, CA experimental/indie/psych/noise-pop 4-piece FRANKY FLOWERS “Blue Eyes” from “In Living Memory” EP
  • Frankfurt-based electronic/shoegaze/post-punk/alternative duo of Julien Bracht and Markus Nikolaus, Lea Porcelain “Sink Into The Night” new single                                                                                       
  • Pittsburgh, PN indie/dream pop band DRAUVE “Selling Out” new single
  • Brighton, UK indie/yacht rock 4-piece NATURE TV “Side Eye” from “Emotion Sickness” EP via Heist or Hit
  • Cape Town, South Africa indie/shoegaze/psych/alt-pop 4-piece HONEYMOAN “Still Here” from “Weirdo” EP
  • Indonesian rock/folk/psych/indie-pop quartet from Jakarta, CIRCARAMA “Long Gone” from the 2-track single “Perjaka” on Kolibri Rekords
  • Indie-pop duo from Stockton, CA by way of Italy, BASEBALL GREGG “Slow” eleventh song off the upcoming album “Calendar”.
  • Pensacola, FL lo-fi indie rock project Day Gold – ‘TV’ from V/A ‘(Sandy) Alex G Covers Compilation’ via Z Tapes.
  • Liège, Belgium shoegaze/dream pop duo FLYING POOL “Orange Sky” from debut EP “Flyingpool Demo”
  • Norwegian indie-pop/synth-pop duo of Mats Jørgensen and Hedda Fredly, aka KAWAII “Swedish Cars” from the 10″ album “Yeah, Keenly!” on Kocliko
  • Bristol, UK ambient/electronic/dream pop singer/songwriter Henry Green “Stay Here (Harvey Causon Remix)”                                                                                                                                                       
  • Tallinn, Estonia lo-fi/experimental pop/folktronica/singer/songwriter Liis Ring  “C of leaves (Galaktlan remix)” off of Liis Ring & Galaktlan “Paralleel” EP on Õunaviks record label

František Dvořák