PDA

View Full Version : shoegaze/dreampop



Pages : [1] 2

frankie teardrop
12-21-2011, 10:51 AM
the old shoegaze thread was caught up in banter and heated debate about the roots of an otherwise clear genre and was a bit of a mess, so let's try this again. this is a catch all thread for all things shoegaze, a genre coined in the late 80s/early 90s to describe a particular wave of alternative bands. think: layer upon layer of delay, reverb, and chorus pedals (wall of sound style). detached vocals. roots in psycedelica, goth, etc. key bands that influenced include velvet underground, the chameleons, felt, cocteau twins, jesus & mary chain, etc.

it can be aggressive or more subdued and hauntingly beautiful. i prefer the latter variant, but both are great.

dreampop dates back even earlier and encompasses the same sort of roots- post punk mixed with ethereal haze. hard to draw the line between the two, outside of time period.

here's some shoegaze/dreampop anthems for those unfamiliar:

ride- drive blind
house of love- christine/shine on
slowdive- spanish air/alison
cranes- shining road
kitchens of distinction- quick as rainbows
curve- horror head
pale saints- sight of you
my bloody valentine- only shallow
secret shine- loveblind
mary goes round- mary's garden
lush- nothing natural
mazzy star- ghost highway
medicine- aruca
jesus & mary chain- april skies
catherine wheel- black metallic
lulabox- ride on
sunshot- stop me
chapterhouse- falling down
moose- butterfly collector
lowlife- from side to side
cocteau twins- heaven or las vegas
adorable- sunshine smile
the chameleons- monkeyland
for against- echelons
the cranberries- pathetic senses
ecstasy of saint theresa- fluidum
the heart throbs- dreamtime
swervedriver- duel
the telescopes- the sleepwalk
breathless- smash palace

& hell, even oasis & blur have one great shoegaze song each under their belt (columbia and sing, respectively).

modern bands i like: a place to bury strangers, screen vinyl image, ceremony, alcest (black metal with shoegaze influences), etc.

R-Dot-Yung
12-21-2011, 08:47 PM
Sweet list, i'm always looking for some new shoegaze.

New Big Pink album comes out soon if you consider that in the same genre

xmd 5a
12-21-2011, 09:45 PM
Slowdive are my absolute favourite band (wearing my Just for a Day cover t-shirt while typing this haha). Souvlaki is a great album, but JFaD and Pygmalion are transcendental.

My Bloody Valentine, as everyone knows, are fantastic. Isn't Anything and Loveless are nigh-on flawless albums.

Ride are my least favourite of the "Holy Trinity" of shoegaze, but that's not to diminish their excellent discography. "Unfamiliar" is definitely among my favourite songs of all time.

Cranes are another band that comes highly recommended. Probably my second favourite band to be lumped in the genre (after Slowdive). Eclectic as fuck in terms of sound, but they pull off every genre they toy with really well.

Seconding the love for A Place to Bury Strangers and Screen Vinyl Image. The Alcest/Amesoeurs sound is fucking great too. Grouper and Motion Sickness of Time Travel are my favourite modern "dream pop" artists (though the latter verges more on ambient/drone territory on many releases).

One of my favourite lesser-known shoegaze acts is Loop. Similar sound to The Telescopes and the more aggressive cuts from Spacemen 3's output. Heaven's End is trippy, Fade Out has more twisted, edgy psychedelics and A Gilded Eternity (a personal favourite) is one of the most heavy albums in the genre (check out "Afterglow" for a taste). Also, "Arc-Lite" is almost criminally catchy.

Just recently got into For Against. In the Marshes was a love-at-first-listen affair for me.

bobbie solo
12-21-2011, 11:25 PM
good call on Alcest. ive been obsessed with them for the past year. such a great mix of sounds. wish they'd tour more in the US, preferably as a headliner.

Iran_Ed
12-22-2011, 12:01 AM
I don't remember who, but someone on the old board introduced me to Slowdive's Primal a few years back. A thousand blessing to whoever you were.

danebraddy
12-22-2011, 01:02 AM
jesu count as shoegaze - and they (he) is freaking awesome.

icklekitty
12-22-2011, 02:47 AM
Does anyone feel like they have the time to make a starter shoegaze/dreampop Spotify playlist? /n00b

Highly Psychological
12-22-2011, 03:18 AM
Loop were mindblowing. Heavens End = What an album!!!

Despite being biggest influence's on the scene I see Cocteau Twins and Jesus and Mary Chain as as a separate thing. They were a few years before the term shoegaze really kicked off. It was not till about 1987-88 with Loop and My Bloody Valentine that it really became its own thing.
Spacemen 3 i find hard to see as shoegaze. Despite being from around the same time.

Alan Moulder is probably the biggest influence on the shoegaze scene, every band wanted to work with him, Alan and Flood more of less shaped the sound which everyone else copied. He really was the best producer to handle a guitar ever. totally unique.
I like the agressive, abrasive,noisier louder stuff more. As long as there is a lot of distortion.
And i LOVE Ride. Can see why people find them a bit tame. But considering they were like 19 years old when they wrote Nowhere it sounds really good.
Really good pop band. And they really remind me so much of the early 90's. They were a massive influence on Radiohead being both from Oxford. And playing at shitty small venues at the same time.

Another act that could be seen as slightly shoegaze - The Charlatans, they sort of seemed like the missing link in the UK to the shoegaze baggy war with the Stone Roses , Happy Mondays and all that going on.


My Bloody Valentine were always seemed ahead of everyone though. They pushed things really far out. I always saw Isnt Anything as the real masterpiece Loveless as over indulgent, but what they really were about was LIVE. To really see why people go on about My Bloody Valentine so much listen to their bootleg in Vancouver 1992. Its a different beast. Pure ecstasy.

But the band I have come to like the most is Curve. A lot of bands are trying to do now 20 years later what they did back then, mixing distortion with dance beats. Trying to make it work in a band format. Alan Moulder was in charge of everything. He is married to the lead singer now. But fuck, if they had had a bit more direction and possibly been better song writers they would have been huge. Cos their sound is immense. Play them on a loud bassy speaker at volume and its astonishing. You feel like your going into another world. Exhilarating. Only a few songs did it fully come together Horror Head, and Fait Accompli and a few more, but everything they did sounds very cutting edge.

frankie teardrop
12-22-2011, 10:05 AM
i love the charlatans... there's a few bands on the cusp of the madchester/shoegaze sort of crossover, and they've got some great material as well. also agreed on curve. while i love them dearly, i agree that some more ambitious songwriting would have really elevated them to the next level, but that's certainly no complaints against their work, especially the early EPs and doppelganger.

shreena- i don't spotify, but i meant to make that list above into youtube links, but the auto-embed thwarted me. maybe i can zip you something up before the holidays!

if you guys dig on ameosoeurs (love them) try a lot of the french coldwave bands. i feel like they combine shoegaze, black metal, and 'la vague froide'/coldwave- a french variant on lush post-punk music. i highly recommend little nemo and asylum party in that vein (though discussion here might have to be another thread if there's sufficient interest).


Just recently got into For Against. In the Marshes was a love-at-first-listen affair for me.

i am very happy to hear this! when i was playing with the chameleons last year, for against opened, and i was blown away by them. they are always consistent (almost every album is great) though the first three are the best. two words: AMEN YVES!

frankie teardrop
12-22-2011, 10:07 AM
Slowdive are my absolute favourite band (wearing my Just for a Day cover t-shirt while typing this haha). Souvlaki is a great album, but JFaD and Pygmalion are transcendental.

sorry for the double post- but i hear you loud and clear on that. slowdive are debatably my favorite of the lot. and man, did i do some serious making out in college to just for a day. pygmalion is also a really special record, and the one of the most satisfying kiss-offs in (my skewed) history.

konstantin
12-22-2011, 11:22 AM
http://www.technodisco.net/img/tracks/u/ulrich-schnauss/2489356-ulrich-schnauss-epic.jpg


it's a perfect blend of shoegaze AND dreampop

poinoup
12-22-2011, 11:32 AM
I love me some This Mortal Coil and Mazzy Star. I've just really gotten back into Mazzy lately.

piggy
12-22-2011, 09:40 PM
Just in case my fellow Mazzy Star fans haven't heard, there is a new album coming out next year (and the first single is available now).

xmd 5a
12-22-2011, 10:46 PM
Despite being biggest influence's on the scene I see Cocteau Twins and Jesus and Mary Chain as as a separate thing.

Agreed. Both bands really need their own thread due to the scope and breadth of their work. There's a great Cocteaus thread already, might have to kick off a JAMC one...


AMEN YVES!

Massive song. Can't stop listening to it.

xmd 5a
12-26-2011, 02:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuRntWrQWRY

"Newgaze" tune of the year.

frankie teardrop
01-23-2012, 01:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr_ay38h6Yg

from the early 2000s... just recently issued on vinyl. really can't get enough of this track. coincidentally, it's the closest thing to copying the cocteau twins that i've ever heard, and that's not a complaint!

october_midnight
01-23-2012, 01:27 PM
Alcest just announced some tour dates with one of my favorite bands, Deafheaven. Praying for a Seattle or Vancouver date. Deafheaven is insane live and I'll lose it to see Alcest live as well.

blackholesun
01-23-2012, 02:28 PM
Would live a SF date for Alcest and Deafheaven. I'm actually seeing Deafheaven open for Wolves in the Throne Room tomorrow and saw them play a headlining set last month. They are so good live.

october_midnight
01-23-2012, 02:51 PM
Saw WITR last week, so damn good. Sorry to derail the thread. Love me some shoegaze too!!

xmd 5a
01-23-2012, 06:38 PM
http://static.boomkat.com/images/496480/333.jpg
Had this on fairly heavy rotation of late. Think a more 'gaze-y Seefeel.
Recently reissued on Captured Tracks as part of the "Shoegaze Archives (http://capturedtracks.com/shoegaze-archives/)" project. Check out the other re-releases too. Hope there's more on the way!

frankie teardrop
03-06-2012, 11:10 AM
i remember picking this cd out of the discard bin at my college radio station. still a favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwDkAGqNYLQ

joplinpicasso
03-07-2012, 06:50 AM
Anyone heard School of Seven Bell's cover of MBV's Soo-, er, their new song When You Sing?

frankie teardrop
04-30-2012, 03:08 PM
*drool*

http://pitchfork.com/news/46345-listen-to-an-unreleased-my-bloody-valentine-track-check-out-what-the-reissues-look-like/

BlueCalx
04-30-2012, 04:01 PM
Every time a Kevin Shields interview gets published, I keep expecting him to say something completely crazy. He's so lucid for someone who's been basically retired for twenty years.

Highly Psychological
04-30-2012, 04:15 PM
I dont understand the My Bloody Valentine situation. I dont get how you can just sit on material for that long. Unfinished recordings.
They started work on the follow up to Loveless in 1993. Such a long time ago. Then they broke up around 1998. Kevin joined Primal Scream, and they were then inactive for about 10 years till they reformed.

He probably has mountains of material. But they just could never seem to just get together for 6 months and put it all together. I have a feeling thought it will be out in the next couple of years.

frankie teardrop
04-30-2012, 04:31 PM
shut ins/perfectionists tend to get that way, especially in light of great accomplishments. of course, i don't know shields, but i figure the attention and the circumstances regarding the recording and release of loveless did a number on him. perhaps he felt the material he was working on wasn't fit to follow that record? too much pressure/lack of confidence? burned out? all hypotheses...

similarly shadows the scott walker/brian wilson/syd barrett stories.

xmd 5a
04-30-2012, 05:49 PM
Those reissues look sosososososo good. Day one purchase for sure.

I'm not too fussed about the possible new album. If it comes out, great. If not, well Isn't Anything, You Made Me Realise and Loveless handily scratch the MBV itch. Isn't Anything is definitely a desert island album for me.

Semi-unrelated, but Kevin Shields being back on board for the new Scream album and Debbie being in the live band has me excited again about the direction of the band.

Space Suicide
04-30-2012, 05:51 PM
My Bloody Valentine

Could never really get into them or the Loveless album. The band just sounds stale to me and I don't know why as I tend to like things in their direction.

Cocteau Twins, Jesus and the Mary Chain and Curve are great bands from the initial list.

thevoid99
04-30-2012, 10:36 PM
I want those reissues. Loveless is pretty much in my top 5 albums of all-time. It's not a record to get into at first but it's truly unlike anything out there. Hearing that unreleased track got me excited. I doubt whatever Kevin and the band will do next will ever top that. I don't care. I just hope it's good. Plus, I did enjoy the work Shields did for the soundtrack to Lost in Translation which is truly one of my favorite film soundtracks ever plus it's my favorite film ever.

xmd 5a
05-01-2012, 09:16 AM
I found Loveless immensely easy to get into. "Only Shallow" is an excellent mission statement to kick things off and I found tracks like "When You Sleep", "To Here Knows When" and "Soon" are very immediate, love-at-first listen affairs. Took me ages longer to 'get' Isn't Anything, but it has since claimed a place even higher than Loveless on my all-time favourites list.

On top of the pre-ordering the MBV reissues I'm waiting on some (http://capturedtracks.com/catalog/_medicine/ct-148-medicine-shot-forth-self-living-2xlpcd/) other (http://capturedtracks.com/catalog/_medicine/ct-149-medicine-the-buried-life-expanded-2xlpcd/) goodies (http://capturedtracks.com/catalog/_shoegazearchives/ct-142-half-string-maps-for-sleep-2xlpcdmp3/).

piggy
05-02-2012, 12:33 AM
I've always had kind of a love/hate relationship with Loveless. I feel like it's kind of overrated but at the same time, I can see why people like it so much and I can certainly appreciate how unique it is. I like the opening and closing tracks a lot and there are a couple of other ones that I find pleasant.

Harry Seaward
05-02-2012, 05:11 AM
Does this count? I like the new record.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuvWc3ToDHg

xmd 5a
05-02-2012, 06:33 AM
Beach House are pretty dream-pop, yeah. I've only heard their debut. Really need to check their other releases sometime.

BlueCalx
05-02-2012, 11:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4j_dErEv2U

What about Chairlift? Not always, but certainly here.

allegro
05-02-2012, 11:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0LIO138Z-A

Kid Charlemagne
05-02-2012, 11:54 PM
I for one am stoked for the MBV reissues, though reading through that interview, I didn't see much of anything that resonated as a good reason for material not being released since. Then again I've heard horror stories of how they basically imploded throughout the sessions for Loveless. I also think it's strange that these reissues and a possible new album are coming out nearly four years since they started doing shows again.

frankie teardrop
05-07-2012, 02:06 PM
the MBV reissues are GREAT, at first glance. the remastering is solid without getting too loud/losing the dynamics like many modern remasterings.

in other news, my favorite modern shoegaze band, if i had to pick:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4kcblOpH_o

mostly because it incorporates all the shoegaze touchstones and throws in a lot of great new order/synthpop sort of things. my two favorite genres rolled into one.

wizfan
05-20-2012, 08:35 AM
Yes. The MBV remasters sound excellent. It's funny that Loveless is a 2 Disc version with a Digital and an Analog Tape transfer. The differences are very subtle (didn't listen very carefully, though). I read in an article that it's proof of Shields' constant perfectionism!

botley
05-20-2012, 09:43 AM
Except they switched Disc 1 & Disc 2 by mistake! The EPs compilation is great though.

jmtd
05-23-2012, 02:50 AM
Except they switched Disc 1 & Disc 2 by mistake! The EPs compilation is great though.

Yeah. roofles on that. Some data: http://thepowerofindependenttrucking.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/mbv-loveless-2012-remasters.html

A Cranes question. It would appear that 'Forever' is their most popular album. At least on sites like last.fm, etc. However, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_(Cranes_album) reads "It is often cited by fans as the band's worst album, and together with the Loved album, marks the bottom of the band's popularity". Is this a troll?

xmd 5a
05-23-2012, 04:15 AM
A Cranes question. It would appear that 'Forever' is their most popular album. At least on sites like last.fm, etc. However, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_(Cranes_album) reads "It is often cited by fans as the band's worst album, and together with the Loved album, marks the bottom of the band's popularity". Is this a troll?

Definitely a troll. Population 4 is probably the "black sheep" of the band's catalogue. Loved, Forever and Wings of Joy are commonly seen as their creative peak (although I'd personally add Self-Non-Self and Future Songs to that list).

I'll freely admit my Cranes fanboyism on the matter though :P

Edit: Just gonna leave this here... http://thequietus.com/articles/08742-kevin-shields-interview-my-bloody-valentine-new-album

This too... http://thequietus.com/articles/08745-kevin-shields-interview-mbv-my-bloody-valentine

Jinsai
05-23-2012, 05:07 AM
http://coolalbumreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/album-nowhere.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58Aq-z_T3_k

Jinsai
05-23-2012, 05:12 AM
Also, I want to throw some later Unwound into this thread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJVcC1dpdVM

xmd 5a
05-23-2012, 05:27 AM
Adore Unwound, and come to think of it, Leaves Turn Inside You does have a bit of a shoegaze feel to it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDwpJOH5_Ks

I'd go crazy with posting all my favourite Unwound stuff (mostly from Repetition and Fake Train), but it might fall a little too far outside the scope of the thread.

As for Ride, well I've already posted this track in the Favourite Songs thread but I love it so much I just have to drop it again:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMq8FBvUmpw

henryeatscereal
05-23-2012, 08:20 AM
This is an awesome dreampop album:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_bS_R4pcN-Oo/SRQdxTIAtbI/AAAAAAAAAyA/Dn9-SDdj4hY/s320/blonde-redhead-23.jpg

frankie teardrop
06-29-2012, 01:17 PM
picking through the dreampop obscurities today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeYj6CRzE7k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N__MLHnSrEs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_GjUpbtuiU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJfoSormOQQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMJk28UcC_o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMKkbco7UFE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVj2soxx_dw


& still ashrae fax and con dolore forever.

xmd 5a
06-29-2012, 08:10 PM
^ Thanks to that post I added another 100 or so tracks to my already massive to-listen-to list. I've heard a bit from Malory, Bethany Curve and Airiel and know of LSD... but the others are all unknown quantities (for now).

Content:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1AADBFOGl8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VhRsrkpiyk
One of the best recent discoveries I've made. Captured Tracks (<3333) recently released a compilation of their material called Maps for Sleep and it's absolutely fantastic. Wish I could find a video of my favourite track ("Oval"), because it's a gem among gems.

frankie teardrop
08-20-2012, 10:36 AM
MAJOR blind mr. jones kick today:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK6zIEcsuvQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQJgmH54Mv4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V96MW93do58

xmd 5a
08-20-2012, 09:55 PM
I passed on Blind Mr. Jones for so long and only recently got around to listening Stereo Musicale. "Small Caravan", "Henna and Swayed" and "Going on Cold" are legit classics.

frankie teardrop
08-21-2012, 10:31 AM
yeah, have no idea why i thought these guys were irrelevant cloner shoegaze kids, but they're my new favorite. also loving that half church reissue, A LOT. it's almost shoegaze season so i'm getting a head start- djed two screen vinyl image shows as well, broke out stuff i haven't listened to in ages.

as far as new bands are concerned, i was recently turned on to pink playground and they're really doing it for me.

http://pinkplayground.bandcamp.com/

and the new tamaryn album is going to be a stunner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsaRS3P04fU

SM Rollinger
08-21-2012, 03:31 PM
i saw the name of this thread and it makes me want to start a beard-metal thread

also, that above song isnt too bad, ive never heard of that band

october_midnight
08-22-2012, 09:43 PM
A friend hooked me on The Radio Dept. and now I've pretty much gone through half of their discography...it's pretty great dreampop stuff.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1aT8fNBts8

blackholesun
11-07-2012, 11:29 AM
http://pitchfork.com/news/48507-kevin-shields-says-a-new-my-bloody-valentine-album-will-be-out-this-year/

Highly Psychological
11-07-2012, 01:23 PM
Ok i never saw this coming, WOW so sudden but that's fucking awesome, i cant wait to hear this. I bet there is loads of good stuff on there.
reckon it will be heavier much more noise orientated and louder than Loveless judging from Kevin's work with Primal Scream and other acts. Less avant garde. Probably much more electronic based. Actually i have no idea. But i honestly never thought this was going to come out. Thought they had given up and scrapped it. Now its out in a matter of weeks. Unbelievable.
Im more of a fan of Isnt Anything and their heavier stuff, so im not even going to compare it to Loveless as i dont think its their best recording.
Whenever Obama gets elected a long awaited much anticipated record follows immediately after. GNR Chinese Democracy in 08, now this! Spoooky!

BlueCalx
11-07-2012, 03:01 PM
I hate to be cynical, but Shields has cried wolf so many times. I wish Pitchfork, et. al would just stop giving him press until he actually coughs up something of consequence. I'll bet anyone five bucks that he'll have destroyed the masters by Christmas.

blackholesun
11-07-2012, 03:19 PM
All the information is coming from an NME article coming out next week. I guess I'll believe it when the sound is going into my ears.

xmd 5a
11-07-2012, 03:28 PM
I'd be sceptical, but he hasn't given himself much time to wuss out. It may just happen this time!

frankie teardrop
11-08-2012, 10:10 AM
yeah, i too am skeptical and have realistic expectations. after such a long wait and so many misfires in the studio, i bet there's a lot of pressure on this follow up, so hopefully it deserves to lick the boots of the previous LPs.

Jinsai
11-09-2012, 08:52 PM
I remain cautiously optimistic. The band did follow through with the reunion tour, and the Loveless remasters (and EPs) did eventually come out.

Besides, if he's saying it's going to come out by the end of the year, that would mean they've already put a lot of work into it... right?

Iran_Ed
11-09-2012, 10:52 PM
I don't remember who, but someone on the old board introduced me to Slowdive's Primal a few years back. A thousand blessing to whoever you were.

So over the past year I've come to the conclusion that Slowdive were the best band ever.

xmd 5a
11-10-2012, 05:08 AM
So over the past year I've come to the conclusion that Slowdive were the best band ever.

Agreed. Also, I remember fawning over "Primal" (probably my all-time favourite song) a lot on the previous forum so I could be the abovementioned poster. I love that song and Slowdive in general to an unhealthy degree.

Swykk
11-10-2012, 11:45 AM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cYHK7ts675g

These guys are pretty good. I'm digging on Oshin a lot right now.

frankie teardrop
11-12-2012, 09:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_l_7-vRsbs

Highly Psychological
11-14-2012, 10:34 PM
It took me ages and ages to get into Slowdive, years, hated them when they were around, was more into heavier stuff like SwerveDriver, also Ride and Chapterhouse, Adorable etc, who now in my eyes pale in comparison to Slowdive really really love them now, couldn't figure them out at first, have to chill out and unwind to listen to them, their music seems to me to be so profoundly sad, a lot of their tracks seem to be about being lost and about giving up, and resigning to things, finding solace from the outside world in a gentle little cocoon, singer's sound so fragile, its like their magic is buried really deep but once you find it you become fucking hooked, its beautiful but just get this real sadness when hearing most of their material i listen to Closer by Joy Division because i want to feel darkness, i listen to Nick Drake and Slowdive because i want to hear Melancholy tracks like Crazy For You, So Tired, Trellasaze, Golden Hair,Machine Gun are gorgeous. .

I always really liked this band from L.A who were on Creation...Medicine they did a track for The Crow with the Cocteau Twins, but i like this track the best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-uvkqsGgX0

frankie teardrop
11-15-2012, 10:15 AM
medicine were a great band. vastly underrated. but the best of the noisier tip of the genre, for my money's worth. those new vinyl reissues of the album are tasty! 'aruca' slays and always will.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96qQ6y_QpIc&feature=related






have i mentioned swallow in here before? because their album on 4ad might just be one of the most undersung records of the genre AND on the label.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NER1jffrMrU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkRdGIxILx0&feature=related

piggy
11-15-2012, 10:11 PM
I'm just now getting interested in Slowdive thanks to recent posts in this thread. I've known of them for a long time, but only now did I decide to take a serious listen to their material. Earlier this year I tried to get into Medicine as well, who I already tried to get into about 15 years ago. Musically, there's some really cool stuff going on there and I think Brad Laner is the king of swirly guitar sounds, but sometimes Beth's vocal style gets on my nerves. Still have a major soft spot for "Time Baby III", though.

joplinpicasso
12-05-2012, 06:56 PM
Need the new MBV ASAP.

DNUmbra
12-05-2012, 10:05 PM
I'm so happy I just came upon this thread. Been loving Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine for a while and now I have more bands to check out.

There's a band out of Modesto called Solar Powered People that you folks might enjoy as well.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WibrtzfYdGc

piggy
12-06-2012, 10:16 PM
So I guess you guys remember that shoegaze documentary (called "Beautiful Noise") from several years ago that TR was interviewed for? It's essentially finished but has one more hurdle of financing and there's a Kickstarter campaign with roughly a week left. Just thought I would mention it to try and give Eric Green and co. an extra boost if anyone is interested in donating. If the campaign keeps its current pace, it may very well become reality.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/872104423/beautiful-noise-music-documentary

joplinpicasso
12-08-2012, 01:41 PM
Damn, now I'm obsessed with Medicine. Thanks, ETS! You're beautiful.

Jinsai
12-24-2012, 06:52 PM
from the My Bloody Valentine facebook page (about an hour ago):

"On 21-12-12 we finished mastering the new album!"

october_midnight
12-29-2012, 11:56 AM
Why have I never heard of Wild Nothing? Holy fuckin' shit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpkEW8HofgI

@frankieteardrop (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=889) Thoughts?

frankie teardrop
12-31-2012, 10:05 AM
honestly, they're just all right in my book. i checked both albums out this summer and at first, i was all for it as a nice seasonal reprieve... but as the albums went on, i realized there just wasn't much depth to it, that it was just genre worship without any real substance or great songwriting. so, they're not bad, but if you want something with more to it, try the wake (the factory records wake, not the shitty sisters of mercy clone from the US)

frankie teardrop
12-31-2012, 10:12 AM
as far as captured tracks go, you can usually trace back the label's original artists as clones of the stuff they reissue (with the exception of soft moon, which blow every current band on the label out of the water).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1ByxrOXXzM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_Vq-ctWoig


and while i'm making note here, the wake (factory) were pretty much a more lush/dreamy version of new order ;)

Daegor
12-31-2012, 11:14 AM
wut...

how is there no mention of Starflyer 59 in this thread??

They range from gritty, wall-of-guitars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0RdlRvqlnM

To the pop side of things:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eUv6b9BQrM

Highly Psychological
12-31-2012, 11:46 AM
An awesome lost track and a John Peel favorite from 1991. It sounds like it influenced Jesus and Mary Chain's Honeys Dead and a little bit like Curve and Cabaret Voltaire. Slight industrial sound.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2EdJSIFjv4


Another great lost tune from 1989 that is one of my favourites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DzmPu4YOzY

Perfection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxZx2B08Kn8

konstantin
12-31-2012, 09:48 PM
i've been listening to the California Wives record on repeat for a while. i know it's kinda dreampop by the numbers but it's damn catchy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm34hyAf6vk

xmd 5a
01-02-2013, 03:39 AM
konstantin: Not bad. Will have to check out the rest of the album. Highly Psychological: Awesome shit. Thanks!

I've been listening to a ton of semi-obscure 90s US indie rock stuff with shoegazey leanings of late. Really into this sound at the moment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuMtqkA8F8M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O_Z1t8QR3Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy6_mArIMiA

frankie teardrop
01-02-2013, 10:18 AM
An awesome lost track and a John Peel favorite from 1991. It sounds like it influenced Jesus and Mary Chain's Honeys Dead and a little bit like Curve and Cabaret Voltaire. Slight industrial sound.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2EdJSIFjv4


Another great lost tune from 1989 that is one of my favourites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DzmPu4YOzY



really loved both of these! checked out a full album by 70 gwen party and didn't get any shoegaze vibes from it all outside of the occasional madchester beat, but you are SPOT ON with the cabaret voltaire reference, and either way, they're great! dub sex have a loop meets wire thing going on, and that's really doing it for me, too.

@xmd 5a (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=335) , i like that seam song as well!

october_midnight
01-06-2013, 02:01 PM
i've been listening to the California Wives record on repeat for a while. i know it's kinda dreampop by the numbers but it's damn catchy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm34hyAf6vk

This is terrific. As for the few times we've mentioned things being 'by the numbers' etc. etc., maybe it's just me but for dreampop and shoegaze kinda stuff, it seriously never bothers me. Sure there are probably a bazillion bands that are ripping off MBV or Slowdive or The Jesus and Mary Chain, but for me anyways, I love it all lol.

october_midnight
01-09-2013, 03:28 PM
Not reeeaaally dreampop, but I got turned on to this group and I really dig it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2b7FyaynC0

xmd 5a
01-11-2013, 02:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3XKqa158sY

xmd 5a
01-15-2013, 04:27 AM
So, on top of having one of the most amazing bodies of released work ever, Slowdive had a fuckton of awesome demos/unreleased tracks. Definitely enough for 1 or 2 more perfect albums. I recently redownloaded I Saw the Sun and Pygmalion Demos after my music harddrive died 18 months ago. Can't stop listening to this stuff...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN5nzG1t_sM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU5R0y21Xk4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdtwcIMjKiw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUEd5dErgNo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u21beb1l2Ks

19ninetynine
02-16-2013, 08:44 AM
Porcelain Raft - Strange Weekend

I came across this album on iTunes and I've been hooked, here's one of the songs off this record


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzd2CDKJ5fQ

Maury
02-18-2013, 12:39 AM
Wow, so no discussion of the new My Bloody Valentine album on these forums aside from the "it's mastered" comment? I'm shocked. Everywhere else on the internet exploded about it. Anyway I think it's pretty good. Not Loveless good, but damn good (except for the second to last track which goes nowhere). Just enough of the old style and some new experimentation.

piggy
02-18-2013, 01:34 AM
There's a separate My Bloody Valentine thread here:
http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/threads/1328-My-Bloody-Valentine

Maury
02-18-2013, 02:41 AM
Oh thanks, I actually went looking for one but I guess I didn't look hard enough.

piggy
02-19-2013, 03:15 AM
No problem. The thread did kind of slip through the cracks a bit after the initial new album hysteria died down.

Swykk
03-05-2013, 08:18 AM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cYHK7ts675g

These guys are pretty good. I'm digging on Oshin a lot right now.

I don't want to say "I told you so" but I bet you'll check them out now! :)

johnhenry
03-05-2013, 10:07 AM
Song structures are loose and vocals thin on the ground - it's probably more an ambient record, in other words - but this will tickle the same part of your brain as most dreampop does: http://www.rdio.com/artist/The_Glimmer_Room/album/I_Remain/

frankie teardrop
03-05-2013, 10:33 AM
I don't want to say "I told you so" but I bet you'll check them out now! :)

why? what? oh i see, they're opening for HTDA, gotcha. i've had that LP since middle of last year. it's well enough, though the highlight is 'doused' by a country mile. the real issue i have with the captured tracks stuff is how obvious they rip off their influences (especially the factory records wake). diiv is the best of that lot, and the soft moon are easily the best band on that label.

best new shoegaze artist for me is still tamaryn by a long shot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsG9I40eVJU

thefragile_jake
03-05-2013, 10:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUUC2bMfUrw

I was really into these guys for awhile, this song in particular although while feeling very familiar is everything wrapped up into one about what interests me about dream pop/shoegaze kind of material.

tate the great
03-09-2013, 08:50 AM
I stumbled upon this Swedish band the other day: http://starhorse.bandcamp.com/album/lust

Record of 2013, so far, in my opinion.

deepblue
03-16-2013, 11:20 AM
Here are some goodies:

Curve - Horror Head


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdX5KKQDRwg

Slowdive - In Mind
(forgotten incredible song)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6xvuQRxBhQ

Slowdive - Catch the Breeze
(amazing live performance; mindblowing song)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU6TDgqFXbc

Slowdive - Shine
(probably my favorite Slowdive song; it's absolutely superb)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbgWjujwvwo

Chapterhouse - Don't Look Now


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F36BQY6tnlg

Ulrich Schnauss - In All the Wrong Places


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPlPsQD6n0o

School of Seven Bells - The Night


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f286wxNqFIA

SPC ECO - For All Time
(new band of Dean Garcia from Curve)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc-F5VTBJyA

Dean Garcia feat. Chibi - All For You
(a collaboration between Dean Garcia from Curve and Chibi from The Birthday Massacre; astonishing song)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZO7DllS0oM

Highly Psychological
03-16-2013, 07:44 PM
I find it weird how this scene sort of vanished around 1994 all the bands seemed to disappear amid Grunge and Britpop. Which were more commercially accessible but inferior, And suddenly in the last 5 years its influence is everywhere. Its kind of like what happened with Post Punk, the new wave awful 80s crap blocked peoples memory and throughout the 90s that post punk sound was totally redundant and nowhere to be heard then suddenly in early 00s all these bands started sounding like Gang Of Four and A Certain Ratio, with the DFA, Rapture and New York material. And now that sound has vanished again.
I do think that the best periods for Music though were from about 1978-1982 and this period late 80s early 90s.
But both brilliant eras of music sort of got totally swept away for a while from what was around.
Think it takes time for people to asses music from the past to realize whats good and worth remembering.

liquidcalm
03-17-2013, 03:13 AM
It's because music / fashion is a cycle. Kids in the 90's who listened to 'dreampop' etc are now old enough to be in successful bands, hence the revival, then people hear those bands and are like "lol! me too!" and start their own bands.
I shit you not that we will see the return of nu-metal in some shape or form, you won't even know its happening then boom!

Anyway. If anyone gets a chance I highly recommend Deaf Club, from Wales, just been over playing SXSW and will hopefully go on to big things this year: http://www.deafclubmusic.co.uk/

xmd 5a
03-18-2013, 06:54 AM
Been listening to a lot of The Sundays of late. Beautiful dream pop. The first album is far and away the best, but the later ones are pleasant too.

Can't get enough of this track in particular:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM-aHUVZjJo

thevoid99
03-18-2013, 02:07 PM
I miss the Sundays. Their first album is truly a classic. Their second and third are actually really good. Where are they?

frankie teardrop
03-22-2013, 02:48 PM
more on the darkwave, gothic, lo-fi hybrid side of the spectrum with a lot of shoegaze tendencies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7F4Q1NLBG0


i just found out about this one-woman project last night, and it's already set my bar pretty high for my own music.

DVYDRNS
03-22-2013, 03:09 PM
the new gliss album is hot

frankie teardrop
04-08-2013, 01:10 PM
for slowdive fans, featuring a member:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8tuXvrv9rU

just discovered this band recently- listening to this album once a day...great mix of male/female vox.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McfO4A2mor4

also, for those into bethany curve, i finally tracked down their first demo cassette, mee-eaux and posted it at my blogspot. worth hearing for sure!

xmd 5a
04-08-2013, 06:33 PM
Eternal! Keep forgetting about their existence.

As for my latest discovery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNU9igEk6zg
Prolific indie group that, despite being right up my alley, still active and Australian, managed to slip under my radar. Kind of a House of Love / Church vibe to their early stuff. They've since gone in a more electronic-oriented direction.

xmd 5a
04-14-2013, 02:58 AM
Sorry to doublepost but Medicine recently announced a new album (slated for August via Captured Tracks). Should be interesting at the very least, judging by the bizarre new mind screw of a single.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbvFSzdBra8

frankie teardrop
04-18-2013, 11:16 AM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwR5t3iQm6k

onthewall2983
04-24-2013, 12:17 AM
I'm sure I told this story before, but discovering a lot of this music (especially Slowdive, Spiritualized, Lush and a few others) is actually what got me into NIN. AOL (I think) had an online station that played quite a lot of the bands talked about here. They also played the odd Radiohead, Pink Floyd or Peter Gabriel track as well which suited me perfectly. They only had one NIN track that I could remember, "The Great Below". That song really turned my perception of what I thought Trent did upside down, and I became a fan over time.

antiskum
04-24-2013, 12:59 PM
just grabbed the slowdive self titled EP, the one with avalyn 1&2 on it

frankie teardrop
04-24-2013, 01:59 PM
new tamaryn track (with jorge elbrecht of lansing dreiden) via mexican summer:

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/15321-14-circle-black-turning-shrines-cover-ft-tamaryn/

this appears on a bonus 7'' with the reissue. the song is a cover of turning shrines, a psychic tv offshoot, hence being bundled with the reissue. i originally posted the original 12'' on my blog, turning tamaryn onto it, who then had her label put together this excellent reissue. :) regardless of my involvement here, this kicks ass on all levels.

Highly Psychological
04-24-2013, 03:07 PM
Recently heavier bands that are blatantly influenced by Shoegaze have really been doing it for me.
Can anyone point towards some decent Shoegazey type metal. Have always loved the slightly heavier shoegaze sound.
Some friends suggested some Shoegaze Metal type stuff but most of it when i heard it sounded very prog rock. And could not really get into it.
Jesu is the only band i can think of with this sound i love. A lot of Metal in general was influenced by the distorted sound. Bands like Deftones but they dont really do much for me.

For some reason Type O Negative have been on the top of my playlists for about a year, i adore their sound, i was late getting into them i ignored them when they were around i was ignorant and assumed they sounded like a goth Metallica so avoided them.
But it really surprised me how good they are. Pete was open about his love for Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Curve etc. Can definetly hear the influence in their music. I love the guitar sound. Its a bit like Bob Moulds from Husker Du but it has loads and loads of Reverb and creates a very euphoric crushing sound.
Cinammon Girl their cover of Neil Young is basically psychadelic metallic Shoegaze. Its fucking perfect. Its like a goth Oasis.
Life is Killing me is doing it for me most at the moment. But is there any bands with a harder Shoegaze sound that is not too progressive?

frankie teardrop
04-24-2013, 04:23 PM
here's yr answer, in clip form:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfVypCAz9cg

xmd 5a
04-24-2013, 06:24 PM
Amesoeurs' s/t album is easily the best example of the "genre" I've heard. Also got major post-punk vibes too. Excellent album all around.

Edit: Just realised video above covers more than Amesoeurs so my first two recommendations are kind of moot.

Alcest is another obvious answer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PmCb9OiFYQ

Lantlos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEtU6QeNy_k

Tombs - (also have a big Godflesh-y thing going on with some tracks)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM8sp8u9uFE

An Autumn for Crippled Children
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf0f8ejETrg

Liam - (Lantlos side-project.)
http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=5G7EcL48cIY

You could also try heavier modern shoegaze inspired bands like True Widow or Broken Water. Not strictly metal but definitely heavier than your garden variety band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55ozXisJvc0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ED_2G03bj4

antiskum
04-28-2013, 07:58 AM
Recently heavier bands that are blatantly influenced by Shoegaze have really been doing it for me.
Can anyone point towards some decent Shoegazey type metal. Have always loved the slightly heavier shoegaze sound.
Some friends suggested some Shoegaze Metal type stuff but most of it when i heard it sounded very prog rock. And could not really get into it.
Jesu is the only band i can think of with this sound i love. A lot of Metal in general was influenced by the distorted sound. Bands like Deftones but they dont really do much for me.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlvhno5L098


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-kW-rxzJ_0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYyQJiywpDo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLzqGV4e5tY

xmd 5a
05-07-2013, 05:54 PM
http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2013/05/07/kitchens-of-distinction-reunion-new-album/

Psyched for this one. KOD are one of my absolute favourite shoegaze bands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HcY_z1VeUk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fTcjpZ8Fto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfcM1c6LgAM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaJk0c_X3xM

october_midnight
05-25-2013, 03:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=5nGFOsgADZs

Highly Psychological
06-11-2013, 04:01 PM
Ringo Deathstarr from Texas are one of those groups i dismissed as sounding far too much (fucking identical) to the two gods of the genre Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine.
First heard them in 2007 i loved the first EP and saw them live back in 07 i had no idea they were American, they used to tour England loads but then i totally forgot about them until the other day when i suddenly remembered them and gave their first proper album Colour Trip a listen which came out in 2011.
And boy oh boy its fucking immense, what an album. They may be totally unoriginal but i dont give a fuck its mindlowingly beautiful. its a glorious homage to My Bloody Valentine, if the first EP from 07 was the Jesus and Mary Chain rip off this one is identical to MBV.
If their music was not this good would probably hate them for being total palgarists but when the music is this good you cant get all angry, just reminds you how wonderful classic shoegaze can be.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3xATi5s9-A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmRG82a2r8o

frankie teardrop
07-16-2013, 01:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAlp_5_iq1Y

slow buildings, while nowhere near as good as their first two, is criminally underlooked. this song starts like mazzy star's 'fade into you' in progression and then becomes it's own unrequited love song during the second half. a stunner...

piggy
07-16-2013, 10:00 PM
Speaking of Mazzy Star, the new album has finally been announced. It will be out on September 24 and it's called Seasons Of Your Day.

InsecureSpike
07-17-2013, 04:09 AM
wow this is great news! thank you!

and new single out yesterday too,
it's called "California"

http://www.rollingstone.com/?redirurl=/music/news/mazzy-star-announce-first-album-in-17-years-20130716&seenSplash=1



Speaking of Mazzy Star, the new album has finally been announced. It will be out on September 24 and it's called Seasons Of Your Day.




little by little we went insane

xmd 5a
07-17-2013, 04:28 AM
Yet more evidence of 2013's supremacy as far as music goes. Especially for this genre, come to think of it.

InsecureSpike
07-19-2013, 02:14 PM
just found an article on Mazzy Star

the Guardian.co.uk Mazzy Star: a beginners guide (http://m.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2013/jul/19/mazzy-star-beginners-guide)

xmd 5a
07-20-2013, 10:50 PM
The new Kitchens of Distinction album is scheduled for 30th Sept. Can't wait!

katara
07-21-2013, 03:06 AM
So SPC ECO have a new single called Delusional Waste.


http://youtu.be/9Cv80PqI58Q

I gather there's also an LP ready as well. Release date tba.

Kueller917
07-21-2013, 03:21 AM
I've been absolutely loving this album by Kinoko Teikoku. It's pretty shoegazey but also has some more straightforward tracks as well.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaY5GGPy_C8

xmd 5a
07-26-2013, 06:21 PM
New Medicine album available to order: http://capturedtracks.com/catalog/by_artist/ct-184-medicine-to-the-happy-few-lpcd/

Prettybrokenspiral
08-05-2013, 01:50 AM
New Medicine album is out there already: http://exystence.net/blog/2013/08/03/medicine-to-the-happy-few-2013/

LOVE LOVE LOVE shoegaze and dream pop. Probably my favorite genre of music ever. I bought a metric fuckload of shoegaze/dreampop records in the last month alone. Check it:

Catherine Wheel - Ferment (Remastered CD edition with bonus tracks)
Half String - A Fascination With Heights (CD)
Drop Nineteens - Delaware (CD)
Ride - Nowhere (Vinyl and the 20th Anniversary 2-CD remaster)
Ride - Going Blank Again (20th anniversary CD/DVD)
Swervedriver - Raise (Vinyl and 2008 CD remaster with bonus tracks)
Swervedriver - Mezcal Head (Vinyl and 2008 CD remaster with bonus tracks)
The Jesus and Mary Chain - The Power of Negative Thinking (4-CD boxset)
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy (Vinyl)
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklands (Vinyl)
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Stoned & Dethroned (Vinyl)
Hum - You'd Prefer An Astronaut (Vinyl)
Pale Saints - The Comforts of Madness (Vinyl)
Cocteau Twins - Stars and Topsoil: A Collection 1982-1990 (Vinyl)
Lush - Spooky (Vinyl)
Half String - Maps For Sleep (Vinyl)
The Horrors - Skying (Vinyl)
Young Prisms - In Between (Vinyl)
A Place to Bury Strangers - S/T (Vinyl)
A Place to Bury Strangers - Exploding Head (Vinyl)
A Place to Bury Strangers - Onwards to the Wall (Vinyl)
A Place to Bury Strangers - Worship (Vinyl)
Jesu - Conqueror (Vinyl)
Jesu - Heartache & Dethroned (Vinyl)
Asobi Seksu - Citrus (Vinyl)
Asobi Seksu - Hush (Vinyl)
Galaxie 500 - On Fire (Vinyl)
Galaxie 500 - This Is Our Music (Vinyl)
Tamaryn - Waves (Vinyl)
Tamaryn - Tender New Signs (Vinyl)
Slowdive - Just For a Day (Vinyl)
No Joy - Wait To Pleasure (Vinyl)
Echo Lake - Wild Peace (Vinyl)

Also pre-ordered the following:

Medicine - To The Happy Few (Vinyl)
Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day (Vinyl)
Seefeel - Quique (Vinyl)

New MBV album, new Mazzy Star album, new Medicine album...shoegaze and dream pop are alive!

xmd 5a
08-05-2013, 04:54 AM
After my first listen I'm not quite sure what to think of the new Medicine album. Quite a perplexing release. It has some great brain-bending moments and "The End of the Line" is a stunning track, but it feels a little disjointed overall. It'll take a few more listens to truly form a solid opinion I think.

xmd 5a
08-05-2013, 06:36 AM
Not overly 'gazey. Sounds somewhat less noisy than the 90s stuff too. I'd peg it more with the dream-pop tag, with a heavy psych bent. The strongest tracks from my first listen are "Burn It", "The End of the Line", "Find Me Always" and "Pull the Trigger", which are the most immediate/catchy.

frankie teardrop
08-07-2013, 12:29 PM
listening to the new medicine album for the first time as i write this, and i'm surprisingly impressed! it is a bit disjointed, but i like both the fast pace and the quick changes between songs. covers a lot of ground in a short period of time... and yes i do agree it's more on the dreampop side than the noisier shoegaze side, but as that's what i prefer overall, this is certainly welcome.

it's not as great as their two standouts, but obviously an unfair comparison to make. i certainly like it more than the new my bloody valentine album...

really looking forward to seeing them next friday for the record release show!

hobochic
08-07-2013, 12:38 PM
So SPC ECO have a new single called Delusional Waste.


http://youtu.be/9Cv80PqI58Q

I gather there's also an LP ready as well. Release date tba.

Never heard them before, like this song and her face is addicting.

frankie teardrop
08-07-2013, 12:50 PM
a few more modern classics i've been enjoying a lot lately:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qvhakp0g6U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HMyxVzFC4I

katara
08-07-2013, 02:22 PM
Never heard them before, like this song and her face is addicting.
You can get everything they've done through bandcamp: http://spceco.bandcamp.com/

frankie teardrop
08-08-2013, 10:59 AM
you should never pay more than that for a cocteau twins LP, unless it's the 90s stuff! most are priced between 10-20 in my experience...

just heard this last night:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK4DIk9AT6s

brokenfragility
08-08-2013, 02:41 PM
You can get everything they've done through bandcamp: http://spceco.bandcamp.com/

Wow, they're really good. I only enjoyed some of Curve's stuff, this is like 1000x better.

perceptionnexus
09-09-2013, 02:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbv-CDN-XIc Really cool local band from Mnpls. Saw em open for JAMC last year at first ave and they stole the show.

xmd 5a
10-13-2013, 04:04 AM
http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/10/slowdives-neil-halstead-and-rachel-goswell-reunite-will-perform-together-in-london-this-month/

Hooray! A Slowdive (and Mojave 3) semi-kinda-reunion! The live album sounds very tempting.

Completely unrelated- Have been massively addicted to this band over the past week:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkR5XuwlFf8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67bhq9GEt6s

Highly Psychological
10-14-2013, 08:11 PM
just heard this last night:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK4DIk9AT6s


This track is blowing me away, i cant stop listening to it, everything about it is gorgeous, never heard of this guy before. Love the use of the beats.

xmd 5a
10-16-2013, 04:48 AM
The new Kitchens of Distinction is living up to my expectations. Beautiful music, great lyrics.

Highly Psychological
10-16-2013, 12:30 PM
I love Lush. They never got their deserves, they never released a masterpiece album, or had a real hit, but they had some outstanding songs up there or arguably better than the greats. I think their first album is the best the compilation Gala from 1990 produced by Robin Guthrie. A really great pop band.
I really been loving this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I4fCIHQjxM

and this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7cqkpy4QrQ

frankie teardrop
10-21-2013, 01:22 PM
the pretty:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvQXSEnLZ0c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc_3bUSek3k


and this one is for @xmd 5a (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=335) (ps i LOVE the difference engine- really nice find there!) did you know about this ali shaw(cranes)/a.r. kane side project? i didn't, until recently!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxftwsGuAgg

xmd 5a
10-21-2013, 11:01 PM
I was not aware of Inrain, but I'm glad it exists. AR Kane and Cranes are such a natural match.

xmd 5a
10-26-2013, 04:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN_MQs3CNrw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yByuXUUExh4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i_SDhNUcm8

Highly Psychological
10-26-2013, 07:23 AM
Think its only a matter of time till a Slowdive reunion comes about, hopefully next year. Its usually Goldenvoice the Coachella booking agency in California which gets UK acts 5000 miles away to reform! They have an obsessional lust for UK Indie/shoegaze bands and offers acts millions upon millions to reform, when no one in UK expresses interest. Been reading the brilliant huge new book on 4AD and sent me on a dreampop binge of some of their lesser known acts.

A.R Kane i been feeling the most recently, they could have been huge, their music is so romantic and sexy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GnHD-7M9tQ

Swallow, this song got sampled by The Chemical Brothers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug6MBROhHY0

Christo
10-26-2013, 07:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN_MQs3CNrw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yByuXUUExh4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i_SDhNUcm8

Had a ticket to one of these nights but couldn't go last minute :(

RhettButler
10-26-2013, 08:40 AM
Medicine have a new album out. I have it but haven't listened to it yet.

frankie teardrop
11-05-2013, 05:06 PM
kills me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwR5t3iQm6k

xmd 5a
11-06-2013, 02:14 AM
kills me

Can't get enough of the self-titled...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQmXawLfBiQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVIY5MM8vFo

frankie teardrop
11-07-2013, 10:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Q7KjuG0T0

frankie teardrop
11-07-2013, 11:56 AM
and in case you needed more slowdive in your life and are ok with the fact that this isn't slowdive, but instead a band named after one of the best tracks on disintegration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh2It1N8iCA

frankie teardrop
11-14-2013, 10:44 AM
been really enjoying this record lately... more in the dreampop vein, female vocals, catchy as hell.

http://eil.com/images/main/The+Heart+Throbs+-+Cleopatra+Grip+-+LP+PICTURE+DISC-366714.jpg


'dreamtime' and 'in vain' are absolute killers. may have linked the former earlier in the thread...

october_midnight
11-14-2013, 12:49 PM
Friend just turned me on to Immanu El from Sweden, and holy crap is this stuff right up my alley. Influences are pretty blatant: Explosions In The Sky, Hammock, Radiohead, et al

Give it a whirl...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFQ0dCSYubQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAz0mYI-Bps

xmd 5a
11-16-2013, 07:06 PM
I quite like "Under Your Wings...". Thanks!

I've been devoting a fair bit of time to both of these bands lately:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bywHW0c3wFk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXVln4MgAeQ

InsecureSpike
12-08-2013, 03:45 PM
new material from swervedriver news and new track....... deep wound (http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/swervedriver_stream_new_seven_inch_single_deep_wou nd)

xmd 5a
12-09-2013, 02:18 AM
I really like the Black Hearted Brother album. The title track and "Take Heart" are absolute stunners. "Time in the Machine" and "If I Was Here to Change Your Mind" are very strong too.

Highly Psychological
12-10-2013, 03:46 PM
How on earth have i only just heard of Keith Canisius? His music is breathtaking, imagine a 'shoegaze' OneohTrix Point Never or kind of like a heavier way more immersive Ulrich Schnauss, meets The Bug's bass heavy sound meets/Curve/Cocteau Twins/ Panda Bear's messy beautiful psychadelica. At times the guitars sound louder than Kevin Shields late 90s experiments. He has about 5 albums been listening to them constantly for past few weeks and its all pretty overwhelming and extremely trippy at points when played loud.
He is a Texan dude been around for 5 years and is based in Copenhagen, im surprised he is not bigger, how has this mindblowing music not been heard by more people? His entire cataloge is on Spotify, Waves from 2009 is impressing me the most.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtj-NztnWnc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soyzj6GSiaA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t3UYfc1mds

frankie teardrop
12-10-2013, 04:21 PM
yeah, i dropped a track a few pages back i think? he has a lot of material, most (but not all) of which is great!

edit: HA! and you responded to it! :)

soupr
01-05-2014, 03:15 PM
surprised no one has mentioned Swirlies or Deerhunter or Lotus Plaza

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cGJN2Pbigx8?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zg-0rVVLYXY?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5lneHT10-CY?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

soupr
01-05-2014, 03:18 PM
ugh. sorry i'm new.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGJN2Pbigx8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg-0rVVLYXY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lneHT10-CY

soupr
01-05-2014, 03:26 PM
and Benoit Pioulard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d3zqravvt0

frankie teardrop
01-06-2014, 02:43 PM
i never got into the swirlies, but i likely haven't heard the right stuff. i had a bunch of lilys records i hated until i discovered their first, and vasty superior record...

currently blasting on this rainy, cold day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8e_YDZ2y94

soupr
01-07-2014, 09:27 PM
all the swirlies records are available here for free: http://rcarchives.com/swirlies/discography/index.


(http://rcarchives.com/swirlies/discography/index.htm)

soupr
01-07-2014, 09:31 PM
they take some getting used to. equal parts dinosaur jr and mbv.

xmd 5a
01-21-2014, 04:33 PM
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/01/slowdive-hint-at-reunion/

Stranger things have happened!

frankie teardrop
01-25-2014, 12:14 AM
looking pretty good!

http://www.slowdiveofficial.com/

october_midnight
01-28-2014, 11:40 AM
Ugh, so fuckin' good...

http://a4.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Music4/v4/3b/20/d6/3b20d6b8-a966-2dea-dee7-7acd196bff74/859711862533_cover.255x255-75.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-d-2PAYou0

october_midnight
01-28-2014, 02:34 PM
Slowdive site is live, they're playing the Primavera Sound Festival on May 30th in Barcelona.

xmd 5a
01-29-2014, 04:12 AM
Slowdive site is live, they're playing the Primavera Sound Festival on May 30th in Barcelona.

If they ever come to Australia (again, stranger things have happened) I will be able to die happy.

My main hope is for new material. There is a wealth of awesome unreleased demo stuff (as I posted a few pages ago) that could fill a couple of great albums- hopefully some of it gets a polish and formal release.

Failing all of that, I'm just glad my absolute favourite band exists again.

xmd 5a
01-29-2014, 04:19 AM
Edit: Double post. http://thequietus.com/articles/14357-slowdive-reunion-primavera-new-material

Edit 2: http://thequietus.com/articles/14361-slowdive-interview

Live Pygmalion? New material? Yes please!

Highly Psychological
01-29-2014, 04:24 PM
I will get tickets for the Slowdive London show on May 19th but its going to be a hard one to get into. shall sell out instantly, and the hipster mecca venue is tiny. and the band have grown in popularity considerably in the past 20 years.
Really glad they are making new music too and its not just a greatest hits thing. Prospect of hearing the tracks from Pygmalion really excites the most.

r_z
02-04-2014, 05:18 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfmcWorIgAAATWX.jpg

xmd 5a
05-21-2014, 07:05 AM
Live Pygmalion!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6IQnMWRSew
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C7PGxZC2Cc
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdwdMNfzMTc

xmd 5a
05-21-2014, 08:25 AM
The rendition of "Rutti" got to me in the same way. God help me if they ever do "Miranda"...

Prettybrokenspiral
05-21-2014, 07:50 PM
I still can't believe Slowdive is back together and touring. Just like I can't believe I live in times where Mazzy Star, My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver are back together, touring and releasing new music.

thevoid99
05-21-2014, 09:44 PM
I still can't believe Slowdive is back together and touring. Just like I can't believe I live in times where Mazzy Star, My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver are back together, touring and releasing new music.

The only thing to make this feel complete is if Ride finally decide to reunite and tour by just playing the first 2 albums and their early EPs.

frankie teardrop
06-23-2014, 09:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_rpPjkHXPQ&feature=kp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h2dZE5BXQs&feature=kp

october_midnight
07-14-2014, 09:11 AM
Whoooooo wants to go see Slowdive?

07-16 Padova, Italy - Radar Festival
07-18 Suffolk, England - Latitude Festival
07-20 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-23 Taipei, Taiwan - The Wall
07-25 Niigata Prefecture, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
07-26 Shanghai, China - Qianshuiwan Culture and Arts Center
07-28 Hong Kong - Rotunda 3
07-31 Singapore - The Ground Theatre
08-03 Katowice, Poland - Off Festival
08-07-09 Göteborg, Sweden - Way Out West
08-08-10 Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival
08-09 Oslo, Norway - Oya
08-14 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
08-15 St. Malo, France - La Route du Rock Festival
08-23 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
08-29-31 Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic
09-09 Geneva, Switzerland - La Batie
10-22 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10-23 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10-25 New York, NY - Terminal 5
10-26 Boston, MA - Royale
10-27 Montreal, Quebec - Le National
10-28 Toronto, Ontario - Opera House
10-30 Chicago, IL - The Vic
10-31 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
11-03 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore
11-04 Seattle, WA - Neptune
11-05 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11-07 San Francisco, CA - Warfield
11-08 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Fucking yusssssssssss.

Swykk
07-14-2014, 10:06 AM
I do! I do!
Lets do this, Chicago! And on a non hipster fest day, no less!

burninglard
07-26-2014, 12:38 AM
I got tixs to see Slowdive on Nov. 7th in SF.
It will be a dream come true, never thought I would get to see them live :)

burninglard
07-29-2014, 03:32 PM
I ordered on amazon the first 3 CURVE albums.
Super excited. I like what was recommended by you all.
Thank You :)

onthewall2983
08-03-2014, 10:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaOlNfC8_xQ

Found this on a friend's Facebook yesterday.

Millionaire
08-04-2014, 12:08 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h2dZE5BXQs&feature=kp
Just started listening to Bethany Curve. Very underrated/forgotten shoegaze band. Their whole discography is solid.

frankie teardrop
08-04-2014, 08:50 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaOlNfC8_xQ

Found this on a friend's Facebook yesterday.

i love this clip. the guy who's talking about how the cops stopped him for his hairstyle (3:20) is a friend of mine, and was the drummer of a more obscure shoegaze band- majesty crush.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bIxDAyJdRg

frankie teardrop
08-08-2014, 09:53 AM
have been reading facing the other way- the 4AD book, and just discovered this lost dreampop classic that was re-released on the label in 1994. sounds like belly at first, kicks in hard. a win all around.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-3b06e3Z8E

october_midnight
11-18-2014, 11:59 AM
RIDE to reunite for 2015. (http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/11/ride-appear-set-for-reunion-in-2015/)

Fucking yussssssssssss.

thevoid99
11-18-2014, 02:06 PM
RIDE to reunite for 2015. (http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/11/ride-appear-set-for-reunion-in-2015/)

Fucking yussssssssssss.

MOTHERFUCK YEAH!!!!!! As long as they don't play anything from Carnival of Shite, I'll be there if they play Atlanta.

Exocet
11-18-2014, 02:09 PM
So good. I kind of always knew this would happen. Surprised its taken so long. Ride were literally the only band from the 90s left whom i wanted to reform.

Ride should have stuck around longer and become as big as the other Brit rock groups from the 90s like Oasis or The Verve.
Still listen to Ride loads. I love those first three EPs. Also Carnival of Light is awesome too. This tour will be really big i reckon

october_midnight
11-19-2014, 09:47 AM
It's starting to come together...

RIDE 2015

05-22 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland Ballroom
05-23 Manchester, England - Albert Hall
05-24 London, England - Roundhouse
05-26 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
05-27 Paris, France - Olympia
05-29 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
06-02 Toronto, Ontario - DanForth Music Hall
06-04 New York, NY - Terminal 5
06-07 London, England - Field Day

october_midnight
01-10-2015, 12:04 AM
My friend Daniel turned me on to Seasurfer. Great stuff...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6k4Jr8KX1Y

frankie teardrop
02-05-2015, 12:20 PM
saw a great triple bill in NYC last night. my pals Dead Leaf Echo headlined, they've been making top notch neo-shoegaze for many years now and keep getting better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNqNCmvdU7U

two surprises on the bill were Wildhoney, a band from Baltimore, and Leave the Planet from the UK. the former tapped into classic dreampop vibes from 1992. really like Lilys/The Sundays with a little heavier edge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FR5GHZVGL8

Leave the Planet have a bit more of the synth/drum machine/Sarah Records thing going here and there. they remind me a lot of Be Forest, another great band from Italy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNEN3AO55Q8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwTnaeMAr6o

Camille
02-05-2015, 12:49 PM
I ordered on amazon the first 3 CURVE albums.
Super excited. I like what was recommended by you all.
Thank You :)
I remember seeing Curve back in the early 90's. We skipped work that day and hung around outside the venue hoping to meet the band after sound check. Toni Halliday came out and spoke with us then brought us indoors as it was pissing with rain. She got us a pint of guinness each which was very cool as the bar was closed at this point.
Great band, very friendly, great gig.

frankie teardrop
02-05-2015, 07:07 PM
^there's a rumor that they might be reuniting as well. dean has been leaving cryptic posts on his facebook page...

botley
02-13-2015, 02:13 PM
An Oral History of Shoegaze (http://www.wonderingsound.com/feature/shoegaze-oral-history-slowdive-ride-lush/).

Millionaire
02-14-2015, 07:16 AM
Been listening to Whirr's Around(2013) and Sway(2014). Really good stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx1D8vwyc9o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW1D6M2xEv4

RhettButler
02-14-2015, 07:38 AM
I ordered on amazon the first 3 CURVE albums.
Super excited. I like what was recommended by you all.
Thank You :)
Curve's first album is one of my favorites.

october_midnight
02-14-2015, 10:16 AM
Still rock this almost every day. One of the best shoegaze albums in recent memory...and they crush it live.

http://www.relapse.com/nothing/images/nothing_guilty-of-everything.jpg

Camille
02-14-2015, 04:05 PM
An Oral History of Shoegaze (http://www.wonderingsound.com/feature/shoegaze-oral-history-slowdive-ride-lush/).
This is good, thanks for posting.

october_midnight
05-04-2015, 11:51 AM
Ride - North American dates announced. Sadly, no Vancouver or Seattle...

Ride:
05-08 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
05-10 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
05-22 Glasgow, UK - Barrowland Ballroom
05-23 Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
05-24 London, UK - Roadhouse
05-26 Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
05-27 Paris, France - Olympia
05-29 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
06-01 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
06-02 Toronto, Canada - DanForth Music Hall
06-04 New York, NY - Terminal 5
06-06 Porto, Portugal - Nos Primavera Sound
06-07 London, UK - Field Day
06-19-21 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival
07-17-19 Gräfenhainichen, Germany - Melt! Festival
07-24 Ansan, South Korea - Ansan Valley Rock Festival
07-24-26 Niigata Prefecture, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
08-07-09 Katowice, Poland - OFF Festival
08-13 Oslo, Norway - ØYA Festival
08-14 Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival
09-04 Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic Festival
09-17 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09-19 Philadelphia, PA - TLA
09-21-22 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
09-25 Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Festival
09-26 Chicago, IL - Riviera
09-27 Champaign, IL - Pygmalion Festival
09-29 Minneapolis, MN - Mill City
10-01 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
10-02 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
10-03 Boston, MA - Paradise

perceptionnexus
05-04-2015, 12:15 PM
I've been banging the hell out of the new Tamaryn single. Can't wait for that album to drop.

Landshark
06-07-2015, 11:11 PM
Anyone heard Creepoid? I saw them live at a festival last month and they killed. Been listening to quite a bit of their self-titled album, and they have a new one coming out later this month.

https://youtu.be/sFxqPl-lM5s

onthewall2983
06-16-2015, 04:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjr6esFXJl4

october_midnight
07-13-2015, 02:13 PM
RIDE extend tour:

Ride:
07-17-19 Gräfenhainichen, Germany - Melt! Festival
07-24 Ansan, South Korea - Ansan Valley Rock Festival
07-24-26 Niigata Prefecture, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
08-07-09 Katowice, Poland - OFF Festival
08-13 Oslo, Norway - ØYA Festival
08-14 Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival
09-04 Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic Festival
09-17 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
09-19 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts *
09-21-22 New York, NY - Irving Plaza *
09-23 Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony *
09-25 Chicago, IL - Riviera *
09-26 Cincinnati, OH - MidPoint Festival
09-27 Champaign, IL - Pygmalion Festival
09-29 Minneapolis, MN - Mill City *
10-01 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews *
10-02 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues *
10-03 Boston, MA - Paradise Club *
11-06 Birmingham, AL - Saturn
11-07 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Festival
11-09 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
11-10 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
11-12 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
11-14 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
11-15 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11-16 Seattle, WA - Neptune
11-17 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
11-19 Honolulu, HI - The Republik

AWWWWW HELL YUSSSS

Exocet
09-28-2015, 01:48 PM
Lush are reforming next year..wow!! .first show since 1996.. London gig announced. So going to this.
One of my favourite bands ever.

http://m.pitchfork.com/news/61394-lush-announce-first-live-show-in-20-years/

Never ever thought they would get back together.
This makes me more excited than the Slowdive and Ride reunions.

Pray to god next year it will be the Cocteau Twins turn to reform.

Deepvoid
09-28-2015, 02:01 PM
Holy molly! There's a dreampop thread?!

About a year ago, I had never heard of this genre until I stumbled on Trespassers William.
What else would you guys recommend that sounds similar?

Maximilian
09-29-2015, 11:23 AM
Lush are reforming next year..wow!! .first show since 1996.. London gig announced. So going to this.
One of my favourite bands ever.

http://m.pitchfork.com/news/61394-lush-announce-first-live-show-in-20-years/

Never ever thought they would get back together.
This makes me more excited than the Slowdive and Ride reunions.

Pray to god next year it will be the Cocteau Twins turn to reform.

This just makes me so happy, thanks for the heads up.

frankie teardrop
09-30-2015, 01:34 AM
Pray to god next year it will be the Cocteau Twins turn to reform.

i don't think that one will ever happen, as much as i want it to be true. my next hopeful is curve... so glad all these bands are getting back together, and better yet, playing incredible shows. odds are usually against "reunions" but ride, slowdive, and swervedriver were all great. i didn't see medicine, but heard great things as well...

while i'm here, this comp (https://www.facebook.com/stillinadreamshoegaze/photos/a.522385064590944.1073741828.522378881258229/522384911257626/?type=3&fref=nf&pnref=story) is legit...

RhettButler
09-30-2015, 09:26 PM
Saw The Black Ryder yesterday when they opened for The Jesus and Mary Chain, excellent band.

Swykk
11-05-2015, 02:13 PM
https://soundcloud.com/slowdiveband/avalyn-live-2014

They're releasing a live album!!!!!

october_midnight
11-17-2015, 09:02 AM
Couldn't find a thread, but for what it's worth, Explosions in The Sky have a tiny update on the official site, and a link to it was posted on their FB with the message 'We are coming out of hibernation.'

october_midnight
11-21-2015, 07:50 PM
Lush reunion to come along with a new EP, and maybe new full length! (http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/lush-to-release-new-ep-album-in-2016/)

thevoid99
11-21-2015, 10:46 PM
lush reunion to come along with a new ep, and maybe new full length! (http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/lush-to-release-new-ep-album-in-2016/)

sweet!!!!!

DVYDRNS
11-22-2015, 01:01 AM
I just spent a week on the road in europe with a place to bury strangers. talk about a shoegaze overload (in the best way) I got enough footage for a little tour doc and live concert. so i have that going for me, which is nice.

onthewall2983
12-07-2015, 07:55 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wiLo2TM6fk

jmtd
12-09-2015, 03:47 AM
I'm very tempted by the Lush set but I am not that familiar with them - only heard ~6 tracks or so at random - so Im trying to narrow down whether I like a broad spread of their stuff to justify it. OTOH it's cheap. In other shoe gaze news, I bought Low's Christmas LP which has a reasonable Partner-Acceptance-Factor since its Christmas related.

october_midnight
01-11-2016, 08:56 AM
New Explosions in The Sky album 'The Wilderness' drops April 1st.

http://pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/content/explosions%20use.jpg?wmode=transparent


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT2UmlUmDQI

october_midnight
01-19-2016, 09:02 AM
Explosions in the Sky 2016 Tour Dates:
04/19 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
04/20 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
04/22 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
04/23 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
04/24 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Dome
04/25 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
05/02 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
05/03 – San Diego, CA @ North Park Theatre
05/04 – San Diego, CA @ North Park Theatre
05/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre at The Ace Hotel
05/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre at The Ace Hotel
05/07 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
05/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
05/10 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
05/13 – New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theater
05/14-15 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Fest (http://consequenceofsound.net/festival/shaky-knees-music-festival-2016/)
05/17 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
05/18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
05/21 – Durham, NC @ Moogfest (http://consequenceofsound.net/festival/moogfest-2016/)
06/06 – Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
06/07 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
06/09 – Paris, FR @ Trianon
06/13 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
06/14 – Stockholm, SE @ Berns
06/15 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
06/20 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
06/21 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
06/22 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks

october_midnight
02-26-2016, 10:59 AM
Second new song from the new EITS album....this is shaping up nicely.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buZTaWRDzoc

october_midnight
03-01-2016, 03:28 PM
Oh my god. New Hammock album "Everything and Nothing" out April 1st! (http://shop.hammockmusic.com/album/everything-and-nothing)

They've got a bit too...wander-y on their last few albums, but these songs are very succinct and old school Hammock. Fuck yes.

october_midnight
04-04-2016, 09:51 AM
Explosions in The Sky expand tour. (http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/04/explosions-in-the-sky-expand-world-tour-with-30-new-dates/)

Fuck yes they added a Vancouver date. Blessed be.

Substance242
04-05-2016, 02:07 AM
New SPC ECO (Dean Garcia & daughter Rose Berlin) album, All We Have Is Now.
https://spceco.bandcamp.com/album/all-we-have-is-now

Your Name Here
04-05-2016, 11:52 AM
.....................

Millionaire
08-16-2016, 11:00 AM
Hammock- Everything and Nothing. I think this is their best album since Departure Songs. Probably not as good as Departure, but its still a good Hammock album- soothing, pretty, and basically the soundtrack to a nice day out with your girl. Good mix of instrumentals and vocal tracks. I do kind of wish they'd do an album of all vocal tracks, since those are my favorite Hammock songs, like this gem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VjdYyT-DRk

Prettybrokenspiral
08-17-2016, 04:14 AM
So, like, nobody else posted this here, so I guess I will..

Shame on you people!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/08/slowdive-have-completed-recording-their-first-album-in-over-20-years/

Swykk
08-17-2016, 07:43 AM
Awesome! I wonder when the live album is coming out. Can't wait for both.

jmtd
08-18-2016, 09:30 AM
I'm very tempted by the Lush set but I am not that familiar with them - only heard ~6 tracks or so at random - so Im trying to narrow down whether I like a broad spread of their stuff to justify it. OTOH it's cheap. In other shoe gaze news, I bought Low's Christmas LP which has a reasonable Partner-Acceptance-Factor since its Christmas related.

Well I missed the Chorus box which was limited, sadly; but I saw them live a few weeks ago, which was ace, and the EP is great!

frankie teardrop
01-19-2017, 12:55 PM
uhhh. went a bit overboard on spotify today! eleven hour shoegaze mix here, all eras included:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1264807928/playlist/0CQhxCJrl2fD8tJVtcsIGU

(there are ~20 tracks for offline synching, if anyone is confident enough for that. hit me up on PM and i will send those tracks to you!)

elevenism
01-19-2017, 01:15 PM
There is this band from Tyler, Texas called Eisley (originally Mos Eisley till George Lucas made them change it, such a dick move,) but anyway, they made SUCH gorgeous music. It was like these siblings and their cousin and their next door neighbor. They made a big impact on the dallas music scene there for awhile and were one of those bands who were always GONNA be the next big thing but it never quite happened.

They made some sweet, sweet sounds that fit into the "dream pop" category but i don't know if they ever got much fame outside of the dallas area. I highly recommend their early stuff (i didn't keep up so i don't know about the later, but their first singles and debut album Room Noises are sweet ear candy for your ear holes. They made the kind of music that only precocious kids can make, who are related.
Rumor has it that their parents were very strict and wouldn't let them do much, but playing music was highly encouraged.

Check it out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk39fxEVMcA

Archive_Reports
01-19-2017, 01:36 PM
There is this band from Tyler, Texas called Eisley (originally Mos Eisley till George Lucas made them change it, such a dick move,) but anyway, they made SUCH gorgeous music. It was like these siblings and their cousin and their next door neighbor. They made a big impact on the dallas music scene there for awhile and were one of those bands who were always GONNA be the next big thing but it never quite happened.

They made some sweet, sweet sounds that fit into the "dream pop" category but i don't know if they ever got much fame outside of the dallas area. I highly recommend their early stuff (i didn't keep up so i don't know about the later, but their first singles and debut album Room Noises are sweet ear candy for your ear holes. They made the kind of music that only precocious kids can make, who are related.
Rumor has it that their parents were very strict and wouldn't let them do much, but playing music was highly encouraged.

Check it out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk39fxEVMcA


Seeing Eisley in March.

frankie teardrop
01-19-2017, 02:00 PM
definite sundays vibes!

elevenism
01-19-2017, 03:06 PM
Seeing Eisley in March.
Awesome.
Have you been a fan for awhile?
frankie teardrop here is a playlist for their album that i really loved
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnnNXpEt5Cs&list=PLomeQLn-cPVKQ-cDs5LGL_f39eaaHzyH5

thevoid99
01-19-2017, 04:20 PM
I've heard of Eisley. Underrated band. I don't know why they never got big as they got some good pop songs. They're way better than fucking HAIM.

Archive_Reports
01-20-2017, 06:10 PM
Awesome.
Have you been a fan for awhile?
@frankie teardrop (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=889) here is a playlist for their album that i really loved
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnnNXpEt5Cs&list=PLomeQLn-cPVKQ-cDs5LGL_f39eaaHzyH5

Not really, no.

Archive_Reports
02-28-2017, 05:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3S1_XtMAGU

october_midnight
03-23-2017, 11:20 AM
New RIDE album 'Weather Diaries' drops June 16.

https://consequenceofsound.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/rideweatherdiaries.jpg

Weather Diaries Tracklist:
01. Lannoy Point
02. Charm Assault
03. All I Want
04. Home Is a Feeling
05. Weather Diaries
06. Rocket Silver Symphony
07. Lateral Alice
08. Cali
09. Integration Tape
10. Impermanence
11. White Sands

<span style="color: rgb(27, 25, 22); font-family: &quot;Proxima Nova&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 20px;">
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW_lRP2RqX8

Prettybrokenspiral
03-28-2017, 04:08 AM
Tears of fucking joy...Slowdive's new album is out May 5 :eek:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSLKBpfjHZj/?taken-by=slowdiveofficial

Jinsai
03-28-2017, 04:54 AM
My favorite current "trend" is the resurgence towards being amped about shoegaze aesthetics in general.

This is the best tasteful rock-related tone in a mainstream sense since Siamese Dream went platinum, and it is a mainstream gesture towards appreciating careful and calculated production, which is probably something NIN fans appreciate.

Prettybrokenspiral
06-21-2017, 01:13 AM
Righteous Midwestern doomgazers Cloakroom are back August 18 with their second album Time Well

http://www.relapse.com/cloakroom-time-well/

First single Seedless Star sounds gnarly af. Their first album (2015's Further Out) was outstanding, if you're into this sort of thing..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLq6NULtuhFukpK1AD6n96Ar-khZaGez-g&amp;v=0_aUhjGjJnY

Soma
06-22-2017, 02:14 PM
Loving the wealth of post-hardcore / "pop-punk/emo" bands that are utilizing these dreamier sounds. Feels like finally the rash of commercial 2000s pop punk is dying out & a lot of young bands are channeling more of the 80s-90s underground.

Turnover is a good example, here's their new single

https://youtu.be/M6PpLn_6Sa4

Other examples:
Nothing - Guilty of Everything + Tired of Tomorrow
Title Fight - Hyperview
Touche Amoure - Stage Four

onthewall2983
06-22-2017, 02:21 PM
"rash" is a good word. Blink-182 made my ears itchy.

xmd 5a
06-23-2017, 04:27 AM
Loving the wealth of post-hardcore / "pop-punk/emo" bands that are utilizing these dreamier sounds. Feels like finally the rash of commercial 2000s pop punk is dying out & a lot of young bands are channeling more of the 80s-90s underground.

Turnover is a good example, here's their new single

https://youtu.be/M6PpLn_6Sa4

Other examples:
Nothing - Guilty of Everything + Tired of Tomorrow
Title Fight - Hyperview
Touche Amoure - Stage Four

Hyperview is great. I missed it when it was released but recently gave it a spin and really dug the sound.

I'd add Charmer by Tigers Jaw to the list. I'm not as into their latest album, but it could also fit.

Soma
06-25-2017, 03:42 AM
I'd add Charmer by Tigers Jaw to the list. I'm not as into their latest album, but it could also fit.
I love that Tigers Jaw references Twin Peaks so heavily. Two Worlds is my favorite LP of theirs but Charmer is real mature for a band of their stature. Idk if I'd associate them with shoegaze but I do love their work.

thevoid99
07-05-2017, 03:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjQmP0HUCZQ

october_midnight
09-18-2017, 03:53 PM
Kevin Shields says MBV is apparently readying a new album for next year. (https://pitchfork.com/news/my-bloody-valentine-may-have-new-album-next-year/?mbid=social_twitter)

Prettybrokenspiral
09-18-2017, 06:02 PM
As glorious as a new MBV record would no doubt be, I won't believe it actually exists until I have it in my hands, locked in a room with curtains drawn. This dude has "said" so many things regarding MBV over the years, only for nothing to materialize. He's been allegedly working on the Loveless / IA vinyl reissues for what feels like a decade now. How much attention to detail could two albums and 80 minutes of music possibly warrant?

So yea, a new MBV album + vinyl reissues would be terrific. But I'm not holding my breath for either anytime soon..

tremolo
09-18-2017, 08:10 PM
As glorious as a new MBV record would no doubt be, I won't believe it actually exists until I have it in my hands, locked in a room with curtains drawn. This dude has "said" so many things regarding MBV over the years, only for nothing to materialize. He's been allegedly working on the Loveless / IA vinyl reissues for what feels like a decade now. How much attention to detail could two albums and 80 minutes of music possibly warrant?

So yea, a new MBV album + vinyl reissues would be terrific. But I'm not holding my breath for either anytime soon..

I feel the same way, but i'm blindly hopeful at the same time. I love Shield's work, he is a fucking genius. Of course I wish MBV were more prolific, but at least this gives me hope.

october_midnight
10-06-2017, 10:21 AM
Been listening to Death of Lovers a lot lately (members of Nothing...think Nothing meets The Cure)...so good to hear their EP "The Acrobat" is finally dropping next month. Extra bonus is a mention in this (http://www.self-titledmag.com/2017/10/06/death-of-lovers-debut-album-the-acrobat/) article that they've already begun work on the next Nothing album which should be dropping in 2018!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&amp;v=lMy-h5OsgcE

http://www.self-titledmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/death-of-lovers-the-acrobat-album-cover.jpg

thevoid99
10-26-2017, 02:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kB2ot1PWy8

ton
10-26-2017, 06:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kB2ot1PWy8

Oh wow, I didn't know about this. Gonna watch.

october_midnight
11-02-2017, 06:09 PM
Loving this new RIDE song!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtMx316Vpvw

october_midnight
01-10-2018, 02:45 PM
On repeat the past few days...ambient drone guitar post rock (think Hammock). Good stuff...the last track 'For Dad' is amazing.

City of Dawn - Recovery II (https://cityofdawn.bandcamp.com/album/recovery-ii)


https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1581849947_16.jpg

halo eighteen
01-11-2018, 06:38 AM
https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1325473727_5.jpg

https://thedaysleepers.bandcamp.com/

I'm not sure if anyone here knows of or likes The Daysleepers - they were one of my favorite new discoveries about a decade ago and had so much potential and then completely fell off the planet. Now they're back with some new singles and apparently a new album this year.

They have a very apparent Slowdive/MBV/Cure influence.

october_midnight
01-11-2018, 08:25 AM
https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1325473727_5.jpg

https://thedaysleepers.bandcamp.com/

I'm not sure if anyone here knows of or likes The Daysleepers - they were one of my favorite new discoveries about a decade ago and had so much potential and then completely fell off the planet. Now they're back with some new singles and apparently a new album this year.

They have a very apparent Slowdive/MBV/Cure influence.

Never heard of this group...loving this new single so far!

frankie teardrop
01-11-2018, 09:27 AM
https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1325473727_5.jpg

https://thedaysleepers.bandcamp.com/

I'm not sure if anyone here knows of or likes The Daysleepers - they were one of my favorite new discoveries about a decade ago and had so much potential and then completely fell off the planet. Now they're back with some new singles and apparently a new album this year.

They have a very apparent Slowdive/MBV/Cure influence.



oh!!! i am OBSESSED with the daysleepers! they were one of the best latter day/revivalist bands, and i was bummed that they dropped off the face of the earth. so so glad they're back!