Classic Shoegaze / Britpop band LUSH reunites!!!

Classic Shoegaze / Britpop band LUSH reunites!!!

Shoegaze band LUSH have announced their reunion along with the news of two new shows. So far only two shows have been announced with the promise that North America will not be forgotten. Miki, Emma, and Phil will be joined by Justin, formally of Elastica on drums. The band has a new official website online […]

10.08.2015 · Filled under: Music News, Uncategorized · No Comments »
Great Albums You’re Not Listening To #11 – Riverside – One

Great Albums You’re Not Listening To #11 – Riverside – One

Riverside One Warner Bothers / Sire Records (1992) Riverside released their debut album, One, on Sire Records in 1992. Having a sound very similar to label mates and friends, The Ocean Blue, One is an album that could only come out around the early 90’s. Produced by The Ocean Blue keyboardist, Steve Lau, One features […]

Bandcamp Spotlight #27 – Mint Julep / Tame

Bandcamp Spotlight #27 – Mint Julep / Tame

Mint Julep have a new album, Broken Devotion, coming gout in the very near future.  It was funded by their successful Pledge Music campaign over the summer.  Broken Devotion is a follow up to their 2011 full length, Save Your Season.  Mint Julep released a few singles to tide fans over such as Soon the […]

10.08.2015 · Filled under: Bandcamp Spotlight · No Comments »
No Joy — More Faithful / Review

No Joy — More Faithful / Review

No Joy More Faithful Mexican Summer I am a fan of No Joy’s work. I can’t deny it; I waxed on about their 2013 release Wait to Pleasure and, back-tracking to 2010’s Ghost Blonde and the 2012’s “Negaverse” EP, declared Laura Lloyd’s and Jasamine White-Gluz’s music baby as the best thing to come from Canada […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: New Release, Review · No Comments »
“Pitchfork Classic” Documentary on Slowdive’s Souvlaki

“Pitchfork Classic” Documentary on Slowdive’s Souvlaki

On June 15, Pitchfork.tv will unveil their latest installment of “Pitchfork Classic”, their series about some of the greatest albums of the Pitchfork era. This episode tells the story of Slowdive‘s 1993 magnum opus Souvlaki. It follows the band as they come up in the flourishing Thames Valley shoegaze scene and chronicles the making of the album. It features interviews with all […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Music News · No Comments »
Video of the Week #27 – Swervedriver – I Wonder?

Video of the Week #27 – Swervedriver – I Wonder?

Here’s to Swervedriver keeping it relevant with a new video for “I Wonder?” off their newest album I Wasn’t Born To Lose You. Director Adam Harding faithfully recreates the road-burning psychedelic legacy of the Oxford shoegazers below. Old and new fans will also be happy to hear that Swervedriver are embarking on another traffic-dodging tour […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Video, Video Of The Week · 1 Comment »
Great Records You’re Not Listening To #10 – The Depreciation Guild – In Her Gentle Jaws

Great Records You’re Not Listening To #10 – The Depreciation Guild – In Her Gentle Jaws

The Depreciation Guild In Her Gentle Jaws Self-released (2007)/ Kanine Records (2009) “A club for things that lost their value.” That is the sum of Great Records You’re Not Listening To, and the meaning behind the name of Kurt Feldman’s defunct project The Depreciation Guild. Half a decade later, the band is notable for birthing Ice […]

Au.Ra — Jane’s Lament / Review

Au.Ra — Jane’s Lament / Review

Au.Ra Jane’s Lament Felte Recordings Tim Jenkins used to play for the Sydney band Parades. Tom Crandles used to front bass for the Pokémon-alluding Ghostwood, and takes his abrasive what-have-you’s out on his project COLOURS. They met by chance at university and fooled around (musically). Lo and behold, Au.Ra was born — I have a […]

05.29.2015 · Filled under: Review · No Comments »
Purity Ring — Another Eternity / Review

Purity Ring — Another Eternity / Review

Purity Ring Another Eternity 4AD Records It’s been years coming, but electronic bliss is the trending music theme and every artist and promoter wants in on it. The heuristic is simple yet effective: thick beats and atmospheric synths will pack any stage with festival-goers rolling too hard to venture very far. Lyrics are indiscernible, song structures are […]

05.28.2015 · Filled under: Review · No Comments »
No Joy Releases Single “Hollywood Teeth” for Upcoming Album

No Joy Releases Single “Hollywood Teeth” for Upcoming Album

Gazers are bracing for the impending impact of No Joy’s highly anticipated album More Faithful, playing “Moon In My Mouth” and “Everything New” on perpetual repeat. Contrary to some tastemakers, who took the latter single as a wholesale change to the murky waters of way-too-dreamy-pop, Lloyd/White-Gluz and the gang successfully mindfucked the Internet by pulling […]

05.26.2015 · Filled under: Music News, New Release · No Comments »
Bandcamp Spotlight #26 — Savage Sister / Huge Moves

Bandcamp Spotlight #26 — Savage Sister / Huge Moves

Once playing a low-fog, drippy-reverb ambient pop of a Goswell/Ian future, Chicago kids Chloe Lundren, Caitlin Klask, and Michael Tenzer presently craft a blend of synth and voice as Savage Sister, kinda like a White Poppy x M83 collaboration in the depths of the Krubera Cave. It’s Slowdive in the Macbook era. It’s Sleep ∞ Over […]

05.21.2015 · Filled under: Bandcamp Spotlight · No Comments »
Heavïness on their new single, influences, and MBV comparisons

Heavïness on their new single, influences, and MBV comparisons

One of the most criminally underrated and enigmatic bands in shoegaze circa 2000’s is Stockholm’s Heavïness. Coming out of the tail-end of renewed interest in nu-gaze (popularized by bands like My Vitriol, The Brother Kite, and Airiel) and the height of Myspace social networking, Heavïness released their 2006 self-titled debut album, which was met with strong […]

05.18.2015 · Filled under: Music News, New Release · No Comments »
Video Premiere – Seasurfer / No Happy Day

Video Premiere – Seasurfer / No Happy Day

Seasurfer released a monster of a debut album in 2014 on Saint Marie Records titled “Dive In“. They recently completed a new EP titled “Headlights” and are offering it via PledgeMusic to help fund the recording of their follow-up LP. We are happy to premiere the first video from the new EP titled “No Happy Day”. PledgeMusic details […]

05.13.2015 · Filled under: Video · No Comments »
Gliss Re-releases Debut LP, Announces New Album

Gliss Re-releases Debut LP, Announces New Album

Danish-American duo Gliss have re-released their debut LP Kick in Your Heart, the garage rock album that started it all, re-mixed and re-mastered with three bonus tracks. The release marks a 10-year anniversary for Martin Klingerman and Victoria Cecilia, who have since parted ways with distortion (and David Reiss) to explore watercolor synth textures. Even […]

05.13.2015 · Filled under: Music News, New Release · No Comments »
Turnover — Peripheral Vision / Review

Turnover — Peripheral Vision / Review

Turnover Peripheral Vision Run For Cover Records The Virginia Beach boys Turnover have surprised their fans with the new Peripheral Vision, released May 4th on the ever-growing Run For Cover Records, home to third-wave shoegazing acts Whirr, Nothing, Pity Sex, and Cloakroom. And for what it’s worth Peripheral Vision widens the myopia of emo-revivalism’s fan base. […]

05.09.2015 · Filled under: Review · 2 Comments »