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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – December #50-21

  • Salford UK new wave /dream pop duo C. Carr (aka English Summer, Idle Communists) & S. A. Messner (Idle Communists), aka The House of Silence – “It’s Getting Late (Fall Asleep)” debut single

Although I just spotted yet another amazingly named 3-piece band, Idle Communists, which I blatantly missed, in which is involved, South Australian artist C. Carr returns again this week as The House of Silence, in duo with his collaborator, as underlying musician and technician in a good portion of his singles under his alias of English Summer, where he continues his moving and heartfelt love letters to the British pop of the 80s wandering through Felt, Creation, Postcard and Sarah Records to the Smiths and many others, with his distinctive Jarvis Cocker-like croons, here coated with a swirling warm analog synth sound. The debut single explores The Wake-like lovelorn synth-pop, infused by a dreary nostalgic aura that gently lights glaring and whimsical wistful synth chords, rambling around a dreamy yet powerful male vocal magnetism, releasing the dramatic emotional intensity of love note lyrics into a sparkling calm of togetherness.

  • Barrie, Ontario based dreamy /shoegaze /indie-rock 4-piece Mount Mural “Sickboy” new single

New live jam from the Canadian 4-piece, rife with their immersive inner storms of vibrant and poignant dreamlike emotions and wandering crystalline, sometimes angular, instrumental melodic turbulence, seamlessly innerving their shimmering shoegaze sound with ripples of post-rock, math, midwest emo, that weaves distressed, brazen moods of painful and obsessive sparkly guitar melodies, emotionally reverberating around the subdued alienation of feather-light vocal whispers, falling tragically through a winding droning tension of isolated fear.

  • Halifax, NS dream pop /shoegaze solo project Drown “Be Home For Christmas (cover)”

A bit different than the usual festive whinings, Halifax‘s DIY shoegazer drops a haunting, gloomy Christmas cover drawing melancholic veils of glistening obsessions over dreamy/sad vocal longings, and distorted hums to channel forsaken yearnings from bittersweet days of olde. Merry Christmas!

  • Belarus‘ ambient /post-rock one-man band from Minsk, DA VOILE “Together” single
  • Brussels based French ambient /ethereal /field recordings /soundscape /electronic artist (aka Silencio), Julien Demoulin – “Dissolving In Silence” from the album “Everything Forgotten, Everything Remembered” on Sound In Silence
  • Manchester, UK goth doomfolk singer-songwriter Leonora Hackles “Bureaucrat” from “Capital/Bureaucrat” new single
  • Berlin-based ethereal /darkwave /dreampop /synth artist Kiyoshi Rosalie ‘Iron’ from the debut EP “An island”
  • Kazan, Russia ambient /shoegaze /dream pop duo Мерцание [Mercanie] “Метель” from the new EP “Блеск”
  • Swedish ethereal /dream pop /dark pop artist STAINWASHER “Railway” single
  • Swedish experimental /soundtracks /shoegaze /kraut /psych/ electronic solo project of Toby Bernsand from Malmö, Orange Crate Art – “Concorde 79” from the new EP “Curve Lines, Loops and Dashes”
  • California/Germany electronic psychedelic pop duo David Madson (aka Odd Nosdam) and Markus Acher (aka Rayon), Nosdam + Rayon “Bow and Arrow” from the collaborative EP “From Nowhere To North” on Morr Music.
  • New York‘s “indie-tronic” trio +/- {Plus/Minus} “All the Light Left Behind” single
  • Melbourne, Australia synth-pop/dream pop DIY one-girl-project of Nat Chippy, Japanese Heart Software “Drag” single from the upcoming album “Soft”
  • Sydney, Australia bedroom pop singer-songwriter TIFFI “Safety Scissors” from the EP “Growing Pains”
  • Christchurch, NZ shoegazey-dream-pop project of Annemarie Duff (ex Miniatures), aka T. G. Shand “Seats” new single.
  • Russian Indie /Dreampop duo from Moscow, шалфея листья “после дождя” debut single
  • London, UK based experimental /dream pop /alt-pop collective FIRESTATIONS “Reflection Spells” single from PostMap Club 096 via Lost Map Records
  • Vigo, Spain electro /psych /avant pop duo MAGIA BRUTA “Lo merezco” title track from the 2022 debut album “Un día nuevo” on Foehn Records.
  • Sarasota, Fl shoegaze /dream pop band CAPTIVE FRAME “Esper” from the new EP “Paradox”
  • Seville, Spanish indie rock /noise rock /dream pop /shoegaze project of Fran Lora, FLU FLU “Dead Star” new single from upcoming EP on Shore Dive Records.
  • Portland, Or ambient /chillwave /shoegaze /folk musical works of filmmaker Spencer Gentz, aka BELL PLAINES “World A Thousand Miles from Nowhere (Dwight Yoakam Cover)”
  • Mexican shoegaze /dream pop solo project Park Praga “Tardi Fulgur” single on vaporgaze
  • Perth, Australia dream pop /noise-pop /shoegaze multi-instrumentalist Steve Matzkov, aka Seven Hour Days “The Oppressor” (Single)
  • Enigmatic dream pop /shoegaze outfit Jōetsu Shore “Swoon” from the debut LP “Under The Stars”
  • Seattle, Wa Shoegaze /Indie /Post-Rock duo The Devil and Her Chauffeur “Never Let Me Go” new single.
  • Paris-based experimental /doom /drone /dark post-rock /drone trio BANK MYNA “Aurora (Vi ska sova)” first single from next February debut LP “VOLAVERUNT” on Araki Records, A la dérive Records, Stellar Frequencies, Duality Records, Cold Dark Matter Records and Epicerie Libre.
  • Seattle, Wa cinematic dreamy noir pop band, Echo of the Low Light “Gold Things” single
  • Brownsville, TX ambient /indie rock solo project Pioneer Falls “Wheels on my Ride from the new EP “I’ve Been Trying…”
  • Tel Aviv, Israel indie /emo /surf /dream pop outfit Breakup Films “Foxes” from the new EP “My Head Is Always Somewhere Else”
  • Düsseldorf, Germany‘s finest guitar pop band since ’91, SUBTERFUGE “The Snake Wife” from the March 2022 album “Dots”.
  • US nomadic indie /psych rock duo TWEN “HaHaHome” single
  • Cookeville, Tennessee ambient /noise rock /post-rock /shoegaze /drone solo project, Boys Her Age “Frontside” single
  • Scottish experimental /instrumental post-rock band from Motherwell, A Sudden Burst Of Colour “Pulsator” single
  • London-based Lo-fi Shoegaze /DIY Post-Rock solo project HOSANNA “The Third Wave” from “The Lost Summer” EP
  • English multi-instrumentalist musician and former member of 90s alternative rock duo Curve (one half of SPC ECO), Dean Garcia “On Its Own Way” from “Doom n Boom” LP
  • New York indie /psych rock 3-piece DROPPER “Memoirs of Working in a Bowling Alley” (Single) on Dirt Dog Records
  • Brisbane, Australia shoegaze /slowcore solo project Romantikus “Harper” from the debut LP “Hazel”
  • Canterbury, UK blackgaze /shoegaze solo project NAILBITER “Corpsefed Honey” from the EP “A Deep Breath & Count To Three”
  • Porto Alegre, Brazil grunge /indie rock /shoegaze band LOOMER “Denial” off of upcoming 7″ single “Denial b/w Dead Weight” on Yeah You!
  • Wollongong, Australia noise rock /shoegaze trio MINERS “Whipper” from the Split 7″ Single with Chimers
  • French Grunge Noise quartet from Toulouse, MARBLE FEATHER “The Frame” from the new LP “Greylands Passengers”
  • Charleston, SC alt /noise rock 4-piece ART STAR “Epilogue For Voices” from “In Three Parts” EP
  • Kharkiv, Ukraine shoegaze /noise rock band Лунар [Lunar] “GAZE” (Single)                                                 
  • Sheffield, UK emopop /jangle pop /dreampop /indie-pop project of Liam James Marsh, aka Kid Chameleon “Smile / Guillotine” single
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia lo-fi psych /garage indie troubadour MORVERN // “Cool Cat” from the new LP “Captain Trips” on ŠOP Records.
  • Portland, Or indie rock band lead by Jordan Krinsky, How Strange It Is “Placeless” from the debut self-titled EP on Bud Tapes
  • Parisian noise-pop duo of Martin (Welt Motors) et Quentin (Modern Men), S for Swallow “TT33” from the upcoming debut “S for Swallow DEMO” EP on Soza and In Silico.
  • French psych /shoegaze /indie rock duo Velvet Sunset “I ride all night” single
  • Gran Canaria based French pop /psych /indie rock band BIRKINS “Los Amantes” from the 6th LP “Usos múltiples” on El Genio Equivocado
  • Australia/England/US C86 /indie-jangle-dream-pop trio Idle Communists “The Angel’s House” second single
  • France shoegaze /indie pop solo project Maud Anyways “Boundaries” new single.                                                           
  • NYC electronic synthpop /new wave solo project, BACHELOR “December” new single.
  • Swedish psych /shoegaze /guitar pop /dream pop songwriter and producer from Gothenburg, Mathias Engwall, aka llawgne “Feelingz 4-ever (BOYLIFE Remix)” original song from the debut LP “Nevereveries” on Declared Goods
  • Dortmund, Germany based electro-indie pop cult singer (Ex-Phillip Boa & The Voodooclub), PIA LUND “And Then She Kissed Her” from the single “And Then She Kissed Her / Arthur”
  • Swedish indie rock /dream pop multi-instrumentalist Martin Henrik Hasselgren, aka BOY OMEGA “Daniel”, is the second single taken from the forthcoming 8th album “IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE. TAKE THIS”.
  • Glasgow, UK singer-songwriter from East Kilbride, Michael Timmons “10 Days Before You Died” from the upcoming LP “The Lightness of the Dread”
  • UK indie-pop outfit made of former Pooh SticksHue Williams and Amelia Fletcher (ex-Talulah Gosh, Heavenly), Rob Pursey (ex-Heavenly) and Ian Button (ex-Death In Vegas), Swansea Sound “Happy Christmas To Me” from “Happy Christmas To Me / Merry Christmas Darlings” 7″ single on Snowflakes Christmas Singles Club
  • Los Angeles based French-pop /psych indie-pop 4-piece LE PAIN “Different Drum” (Written by Mike Nesmith, as performed by the Stone Poneys) single in tribute to The MonkeesMike Nesmith RIP
  • Copenhagen, Denmark DIY lo-fi /twee /indie pop trio TAMPOPO “The Snowman” (remixed and remastered version)
  • London based The Duke Spirit‘s Liela Moss “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ [Darlene Love cover] charity Christmas single

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