Golden Animals – “You Don’t Hear Me Now”

The people who bring you Austin Psych Fest, Reverberation Appreciation Society Records, have signed on a new band called Golden Animals. Golden Animals are a band from Brooklyn, New York though Tom Eisner is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and Linda Beecroft is from Northern Sweden. An album called “Hear Eye Go” will be released on September 24, 2013 in all of your favorite formats.  This is a video from one of the tracks called “You Don’t Hear Me Now”, directed by Jennifer Tzar.

The following is the track listing for the album:

01 All Your Life

02 Most My Time

03 The Letter

04 Your Don’t Hear Me Now

05 Never Was Her Name

06 Tell Me

07 Tender Hearts

08 The Same Road

09 Save Your Love

10 Sun Moon Star

Golden Animals
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The Sudden Death Of Stars – “I’ll Be There”

Newly signed to Cornershop’s Ample Play Records, The Sudden Death Of Stars with “I’ll Be There” from their new release called “Getting Up, Going Down.” Album release date is June 10, 2013.

Ample Play Records

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Magic Mountain – “Magic Mountain” (Live)

Taking you to the mountain with Nottingham’s Magic Mountain. Just out, their new EP called “An Ordinary Young Man” via iTunes or through their Bandcamp page (link below).

Magic Mountain

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Venera 4 – “Bora Bora”

From Paris, France, Venera 4 gets all Psychedelic live playing “Bora Bora.”

Venera 4

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Dead Horse One – “Raven”

Beautiful French Dreamgaze: Dead Horse One channeling their Mod ’60s NYC psychedelic idols.

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Swervedriver – “Duress” (Live)

The amazing Swervedriver performs one of their most guitar bending songs, “Duress.” Live at the Metro Theatre in Sydney, Australia on February 18, 2011.

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Hope Chest – “Sleeper”

Pure beauty from Northern California’s Hope Chest.

Hope Chest

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Has A Shadow – “Sky Is Hell Black”

Very good Psychedelic music from Guadalajara, Mexico.

Has A Shadow – “Sky Is Hell Black”

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Signals To Vega – “Oh, Rien”

Music for your journey through space. Pleasant Space, Post-Rock, Ambient instrumental signals for the modern day Spacegazer.

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The Rope – “Water To Wine”

Great live footage of the song “Water To Wine” by The Rope. Credit goes to Mike Mineheart for the fabulous videography.

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Exit Calm – “The Rapture”

Brand new video from Exit Calm for their new single “The Rapture” released on February 18, 2013. You can find it on the Club AC30 label out of London. It’s a stunner!

Exit Calm
Club AC30

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The Sorry Shop – “Sometimes I’m Down”

“The Sorry Shop is a project of alternative music, which started in July, 2011 when the first tracks were uploaded on the internet. Officialy, in August 2011, the band released the first EP “Thank You Come Again”. Among the influences, it is possible to point bands such as Built to Spill, Pavement, Silver Jews, The Jesus and Mary Chain e Yuck. This videoclip is based on the lyrics of the first single – “Sometimes I’m Down” from the band first full album, which should be released this first semester 2012. The video was directed and produced by Thiago Piccoli.” [Courtesy of an email from the Brazilian band, The Sorry Shop]

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Sunken Seas – “High Rise”

Sunken Seas are a Post Rock/Shoegaze band from Wellington, New Zealand. Trip out to their new single, “High Rise”. Perfect for flowing with the tide and doing a little whalegazing.

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The High Violets – “44 Down”

Described as “flowing, edgy, hypnotic and very contagious” The High Violets have tapped the vein of Lush, the Sundays and the Cocteau Twins while defining their own sound. Layered guitars, textured arrangements and ethereal vocals combine to create a skilled and respectful blend of pop and shoegazing sensibilities – [From http://www.facebook.com/thehighviolets?sk=info%5D

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Brian Eno – “Here Come The Warm Jets”

Brian Eno (born Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk) is a British self proclaimed ‘non-musician’, who has made contributions to the music community as an instrumentalist, composer, record producer, music theorist and singer. He’s commonly regarded as the father of ambient music, although he has worked in many genres and fields of music throughout his career. [Courtesy of Last.FM]

Brian Eno audio stream

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Tears Run Rings – “Inertia”

Their lush, dreamy sound reminds me of old favourites like Pale Saints, Slowdive, Lush, Cocteau Twins and The Boo Radleys, and it’s done so good that I’m almost shivering of joy. The vocals of singers Laura Watling and Matthew Bice sound so good together, – perfect harmonies, floating on top of layered guitars and lots of reverb. [Courtesy of http://eardrumsmusic.com%5D

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Serena Maneesh – “Degenerate”

Back in 2005, Norway’s Serena-Maneesh found themselves championed by Pitchfork on one side of the Atlantic and Drowned In Sound on the other, and quite suddenly, the band’s self-titled debut became one of those rare things: a genuine word of mouth success. Here was an album that you could lose yourself in and a band you could believe in. Carefully constructed from the familiar (My Bloody Valentine, The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, Neu!) and the not so familiar /)(black metal, Norwegian composers such as Grieg and Fartein Valen), their wall of sound was unlike anything you’d ever heard before. [Courtesy of http://www.4ad.com/serena-maneesh/profile%5D

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The Raveonettes – “Beat City”

When you’ve had a cult fan base for as long as The Raveonettes have, it’s only a matter of time before some of your most-loyal of acolytes begin branching out and make their own kinds of beautiful noise. In recent times, the musical DNA of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo has been cropping up with such regularity that it prompted the British music press staple NME.com to declare the Danish duo to be responsible for sparking “America’s pop renaissance.” It was a long overdue tip of the hat which drew comparisons between the Raveonettes’ melodic magic and such modern tunesmiths as The Drums, Best Coast, Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls and even British bands like The Vaccines and Glasvegas. [Courtesy of http://www.theraveonettes.com%5D

The Raveonettes

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Mogwai – “Mogwai Fear Satan” (Live)

Mogwai are a Scottish post-rock band, formed in 1995 in Glasgow. The band consists of Stuart Braithwaite (guitar, vocals), John Cummings (guitar, vocals), Barry Burns (guitar, piano, synthesizer, vocals), Dominic Aitchison (bass guitar), and Martin Bulloch (drum kit). The band typically compose lengthy guitar-based instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, melodic bass guitar lines, and heavy use of distortion and effects.
[Courtesy of Wikipedia]

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Supercar – “White Surf Style No 5” (Official Video)

Often referred to as the “Radiohead of Japan,” it’s hard to put this band into any one specific genre. Supercar has dabbled in everything from power-pop anthems to electronica — and of course, shoegaze.

The band formed in 1995 after bassist Miki Furukawa placed an ad in a local newspaper seeking fellow musicians. Soon the remaining three members enlisted and in 1997, they released their debut album, “Three Out Change.”

During the early part of Supercar’s career, the band was very prolific, releasing four albums in three years. Those first few albums were where the band played rock before they switched to more experimental music making, following in the steps of Radiohead. This early time period featured walls of noise with fuzzy guitars and grooving bass with upbeat composition. Songwriter and lead vocalist Koji Nakamura had a penchant for writing catchy songs, which would often be drenched in the crunchiest of guitars, readily apparent on songs like “U”, where the vocals would be all but obscured.

However, even through the noise, beautiful melodies were still able to make themselves apparent. Again, this was another band featuring a male/female combo of vocals with Furukawa’s soothing voice lying beneath, the perfect complement to Nakamura’s more pronounced vocals. Supercar would go on to become gods of Japan’s indie rock scene before going their separate ways to pursue solo efforts in 2005. The band left a strong mark on many up-and-coming artists though with current popular acts like Asian Kung-Fu Generation and Base Ball Bear citing them as major influences. [Courtesy of http://www.jrockrevolution.com/index.php/feature-articles/1649-shoegazing-in-japan.html%5D

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The Soft Moon – “Parallels”

The sinister whispers of “Breathe the Fire” echo a long line of lush, dark pop bands that sprouted out of the tail end of 80’s post-punk and shoegaze. The Soft Moon pick up the very best elements of those movements and craft a sound that’s not unlike anything we’ve heard before but rather a welcome scent that brings memories flooding back like old friends. [Raven Sings The Blues]

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Felt – “Primitive Pictures”

Felt were a 1980s British alternative rock band led by Lawrence, whose surname was never listed in any credits or press; the band’s name was inspired by Tom Verlaine’s emphasis of the word “felt” in the Television song “Venus”. Lawrence and drummer Gary Ainge were the only constant members (though Ainge is not featured on Felt’s first release, recorded solo by Lawrence before the band formed).

Felt are often cited as a major influence by Belle & Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch,[1] as well as by the Manic Street Preachers and American alternative rock group The Tyde. The band released ten albums and ten singles in ten years and then disbanded. [Wikipediia]

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Hartfield – “Reason”

Hartfield was formed by Takateru kagawa (Guitar/Vocal). Later that year, Yukari Tanaka (Guitar/Vocal) joined the band officially. They started playing gigs with a support bassist and drummer on December 2000. They participated in a compilation CD album named Seven Winters which was released from curse of my bloody valentine. (Last.fm]

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Wooden Shjips – “We Ask You To Ride”

Wooden Shjips (sic) is a vital and refreshingly inspired quartet from San Francisco playing loud rock ‘n’ roll in a style heavily influenced by the experimentalism of psychedelia, classical minimalism and garage rock excess. Started as an experiment in rhythmic primitivism and group improvisation, the current lineup brings a more structured rock approach to its performances, utilizing a traditional lineup of drums (Omar Ahsanuddin), bass (Dusty Jermier), organ (Nash Whalen), guitar (Erik “Ripley” Johnson) and vocals. [Last.FM]

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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Come Saturday”

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is an indie pop band which formed in 2007 in New York City, New York, United States. They consist of Kip Berman (vocals, guitar), Peggy Wang(vocals, keyboards), Alex Naidus (bass) and Kurt Feldman(drums). Feldman also plays guitar and sings in The Depreciation Guild. [Last.FM]


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The Starcharts – “Don’t Ask Why” (My Bloody Valentine cover)

A gentle version of My Bloody Valentine’s “Don’t Ask Why” by The Starcharts. The Starcharts are a side project of EJ Hagen from Highspire, The Morning After Girls and House Of Fire, along with Martin Sleeman of The Morning After Girls.

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Yume Bitsu – “Team Yume”

Yume Bitsu (meaning “dream beats” in Japanese), is a psychedelic rock band. Most of the band members live along the Pacific Coast in California and Oregon. Vocalist/guitarist Adam Forkner is active as White Rainbow and is also part of Surface of Eceon, a supergroup that also features members of Landing, an ambient, psychedelic rock unit and has moonlighted as a guitarist for Devendra Banhart and Jackie-O Motherfucker.

According to Forkner, the band’s name is pronounced “YOU may BEET suu.” [courtesy of Last.fm]

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Atlas Sound – “Quick Canal”

Atlas Sound is the name of a musical solo project ofBradford Cox, the lead singer of Atlanta five-piece Deerhunter. Cox was born in Athens, Georgia in 1982. In early 2008, Cox released his first album entitled Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel on indie-label Kranky. His second album, Logos, was released in fall 2009 to critical acclaim. [Courtesy of last.fm]

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Model Morning – “Without You I’m Lost”

MODEL MORNING are Chris Moore, Peter Morley, Richard Davidson, Edmund Keenan and Robert McCleary. They play dark euphoric soundscapes blending elements of early 90s Shoegaze into three and a half-minute pop songs.

MODEL MORNING formed in early 2004 by ECHOBOY member Chris Moore. After a year of touring he decided that he wanted to form his own band and Model Morning was the outcome. Hiding themselves away from their surroundings they concentrated on forging a sound that would be unique and instantly recognized as MODEL MORNING [courtesy of last.FM]

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Flying Saucer Attack – “Outdoor Miner”

Formed in Bristol, England in 1993, the elusive avant-noise project Flying Saucer Attack primarily comprised the duo of singers/guitarists David Pearce and Rachel Brook, refugees from the group Lynda’s Strange Vacation who formed FSA as an outlet for their interest in home-recording experimentation. Drawing influence from Krautrock, folk, and dream pop, they emerged with the single “Soaring High,” followed by an eponymously-titled 1993 debut LP which buried the group’s narcoleptic vocals and amorphous songs under dense, organic sheets of feedback.

After 1994’s Distance, a collection of atmospheric singles and unreleased material, FSA returned in 1995 with Further, a remarkably evocative work which transported the group’s hypnotic guitar wash into a uniquely pastoral setting. Chorus, another singles compilation, followed later in the year, and with it came a declaration of the end of the group’s initial phase, setting the stage for Flying Saucer Attack’s continued evolution as one of the decade’s most innovative and ambitious groups. 1997’s New Lands was the first fruit of this new FSA, now a Pearce solo project exploring the possibilities of sampling; Brook, meanwhile, focused on her side group Movietone, a similarly blissed-out excursion into sound. FSA followed up New Lands three years later with Mirror [From All Music Guide]

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Laboratory Noise – “She Dies Screaming”

Laboratory Noise formed in the winter of 2005 and are based in the city of Bradford. Taking influences from psychedelia, shoegaze, electronica and post-rock, they aim to create multi-layered effect driven soundscapes, underpinned by strong melodies.

In 2006 they provided the soundtrack to a short film by Jon Yeo called ‘Beauty is the promise of happiness’ which won the Promax Short Film Gold Award. In April 2007 Jon completed work on the first Laboratory Noise music video for the track ‘You Created a Storm’. You can see these in high resolution on the Video page.

The video can also be found on the debut, 5 track EP ‘Hope is a Waking Dream’, self-released in October 2007 on their Recurring Accident label. The EP can be purchased in CD format, or at Northern Star Records in mp3 format.

During 2007 the band provided the soundtrack to the Channel 4 documentary ‘My Crazy Life: The boy who went to war’, and have had songs appear on compilations for Mono, Soundpeople and the Timeless Project, as well as a Studio411 skateboarding DVD in the USA.

Live highlights include playing alongside iLiKETRAiNS, Asobi Seksu, Jeffrey Lewis, Insect Guide, Longview, Dufus, Falconetti, Downdime, I Concur, the Lightshines, worriedaboutsatan, Laura Groves & many more.

Their debut LP, ‘When Sound Generates Light’, was released in June 2010. [Courtesy of http://www.facebook.com/laboratorynoise?sk=info%5D

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Tears Run Rings – “Forgotten”

Tears Run Rings is an American dream pop band. This Portland and San Francisco by way of L.A. collaboration features ex-members of The Autocollants, Laura Watling, and both of the masterminds behind Shelflife Records. Their debut album Always, Sometimes, Seldom, Never was released on Florida’s Clairecords in 2008. Their second full length, Distance, arrived August 2010 [courtesy of last.FM]

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Malory – “Sleeper”

Malory – formed in 1995 by three former school friends under the influence of the so-called indie/wave era – is the german incarnation of the shoegazer generation.
in 1999 they have recorded their debut album not here – not now sound landscapes from an inverse universe washed against the walls of their studio. find out what kind of sound walls you can build without synthesizers. total effects, all guitar, a concentric stream of desire and melancholy. layer for layer the dome is growing from freely flowing emotions, in the dispute of the musicians. guitar vs. guitar. his voice against hers.

Outerbeats is the title of the second album (2001) – and it’s really characteristic for the music. while the first album had this touch of their idols slowdive malory are now defining their own cosmos, their own time.

The songs of the next album the third face (2005) open a door to a spheric world. the slowness of the moment becomes a journey through the time, a long way through the orbit. it floats atmospherically around you with angelic vocals and experimental sound scapes using guitars as sound tools. these songs deserve only to be played at high volumes so that the sound swallows your room and your mind.

In january 2010 club ac30, the london specialist of the new shoegaze scene, is going to release malory’s fourth album pearl diver. malory invites the listener to take a seat and to fasten their seat belts that the journey can be started.
(Courtesy of http://www.malory-music.com)

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Blonde Redhead – “23”

Blonde Redhead is an alternative rock band originating from New York City in the early 1990s. It was formed by Kazu Makino, Maki Takahashi and Milan-born Italian twin brothers Simone Pace and Amedeo Pace. They take their name from a song by DNA, a 70s and 80s no-wave band from New York. Blonde Redhead caught the attention of Sonic Youth’s drummer, Steve Shelley, who produced their first self titled album in 1993. [courtesty of last.fm]

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The Joy Formidable – “The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade”

The Joy Formidable are an indie rock band formed in 2007 in North Wales, United Kingdom, currently located in London, England. The group members are Ritzy Bryan (vocals, guitar), Rhydian Dafydd (bass, backing vocals), and Matt Thomas (drums). Their music has been described as “primal epic grunge rock à la The Breeders, Arcade Fire andYeah Yeah Yeahs”. [Courtesy of Last.FM]

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Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Felt Tipped Pictures of UFO’s”

Named in tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist and his influence in introducing Eastern culture and music into the world of Western rock and roll, the Brian Jonestown Massacre formed in San Francisco, California in 1990. Some 40 different members passed through the group”s ranks over the next half of the decade, but throughout their focal point remained singer/guitarist Anton Newcombe, who along with bassist Matt Hollywood, guitarist Dean Taylor, organist Mara Keagal, accordionist Dawn Thomas, drummer Brian Glaze and Spokesman for the Revolution Joel Gion recorded the Massacre”s 1995 shoegazer-influenced debut LP Methodrone.

A collection of early recordings, Spacegirl and Other Favorites, followed on the band”s own Tangible label in early 1996, and was the first of four Brian Jonestown Massacre LPs to appear that year; next up was the brilliant Their Satanic Majesties” Second Request, a full-blown homage to the Stones” glorious psychedelic-era excesses. Recorded live in the studio, the grittier Take It From the Man! found the band exploring even broader territory; finally, the year ended with the release of Thank God for Mental Illness, a showcase for strong country and blues leanings. In 1997, the BJM — now consisting of Newcombe, Hollywood, Gion, Taylor, guitarists Jeff Davies and Peter Hayes, and drummer Brad Artley — resurfaced with Give It Back! Upon signing to TVT, they released Strung Out in Heaven the following year, but the band and Newcombe”s eccentricities kept them from staying on the label.

After a few scattered EPs, they resurfaced in 2001 with Bravery Repetition and Noise, distributed by Bomp. And This Is Our Music followed in 2003. Despite a continued lack of major distribution, the Brian Jonestown Massacre earned the largest profile of its career in 2004, when it became the unlikely focus of an award-winning documentary, DIG!, which charted the trials of Newcombe and those of his rival, Courtney Taylor, leader of the Dandy Warhols. We Are the Radio: The Mini Album followed in August 2005. — [Courtesy of Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide]

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

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A Place To Bury Strangers – “Ocean” (Live)

A Place to Bury Strangers are a New York–based noise rock band composed of Oliver Ackermann (guitar/vocals), Dion Lunadon (bass) and Jay Space (drums). The band plays a heavy, atmospheric wall of sound-influenced blend of psychedelic rock, shoegaze and space rock. The band is commonly known by the initials APTBS. [courtesy of Wikipedia]

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Ringo Deathstarr – “Some Kind Of Sad”

This Texan noisepop trio are all about ‘Marshall stacks, secret melodies and excessive volume’ [courtesy of http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/jan/13/first-sight-ringo-deathstarr%5D

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Jellybelly – “Jazz Odeon (Slowdive cover)” (Live on the Esplandade in Singapore – 2010)

Jellybelly is one of the thriving bands from Bandung, Indonesia which has become a hot bed for music in the past decade. Jellybelly joined a host of other Shoegazers and related musical types during the summer of 2010 for a Live on the Esplanade festival in Singapore.

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Supercar – “White Surf Style 5” (Live)

The Japanese band Supercar perform their hit “White Surf Style 5” live which is from their album Futurama.

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Morpheme – “Infection”

Morpheme is the new project by Dean Garcia (Curve, SPC ECO) and Kim and Perry from bliss.city.east / Skylight. The play droney shoegaze. [courtesy of http://www.Last.Fm]

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Echodrone – “Gravity”

Echodrone was birthed in summer 2005 from the miasma of Craigslist. Answering a call for like-minded musicians, Brandon and Mark F. joined Eugene and began Echodrone’s exploration of the intersection where Medicine, Ride, Stars of the Lid and Mogwai meet. Original drummer Kahlil Karn felt the call in June 2006 and provided a visual component to initial gigs, but parted ways with the band in June 2007. Another call out to Craigslist ensnared drummer/sonic maestro Mark Tarlton, who began contributing electronic touches to the mix. The final stage of Echodrone was set when Meredith Gibbons (ex-One Becomes One Hundred) replaced departing member Mark F.

The Echodrone recipe: combine Post-Rock textures, Ambient atmospherics, Dreampop harmonies and feedback-drenched classic Shoegaze into a mold shaped from the band’s musical exploration. The result: a cathartic mix of vivid musical colors and patterns that is greater than the sum of its parts. Echodrone is an indie band for those bored with the indie genre.

After first unleashing their barbaric yalp onto receptive audiences in September 2006, Echodrone has since played with such local luminaries as Sciflyer (Clairecords), Murder of Lilies, and Halcyon High. March 2007 saw the release of a debut 4-song EP, recorded at SoundPort Studios by Michael Padilla (Dora Flood) and released on the band’s own label, Isomer Records. This self-titled EP was a top-seller on shoegaze specialty retail site toneVENDOR and has received airplay locally on KALX, KSCU and KZSU, nationally on the respected online station Vertigo Radio, where opener “Here We Are” was voted 2 listener favorite in the first month of release, and internationally on Australia’s 3RRR station. [Courtesy of http://www.echodrone.com]

Official Site: Echodrone

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Resplandor – “Downfall” (Live at Cinescape TV)

On March 12th of this year, Resplandor from Lima, Peru did live tv broadcast at Cinescape TV for American Television.

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Screen Vinyl Image – “Fever”

Screen Vinyl Image blend electronica and psychedeliacreating intense sonic soundscapes. Swarming with heavy samples, Blade Runner era synths, and echoed guitars and vocals, the music here is ever expanding atop an array of beats ranging from the darkest moments of Suicide & The Jesus and Mary Chain to the deep grooves of early Hank Shocklee productions, dub, and Can era kraut.

Peeling back the surface of layers reveals influences in horror/sci fi cinema, early house, italo and techno sounds, and classic john carpenter epics.

SVI has played with Ceremony., Ulrich Schnauss, Auburn Lull, Spectrum, The December Sound, A Place to Bury Strangers, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, and actively play shows year round. Their live show has been compared by many to Suicide and My Bloody Valentine and their DIY visuals combined with over 3,000 watts of strobes take their audience into a trip of sensory overdrive.

Screen Vinyl Image features ex-members of the Washington DC shoegaze outfit Alcian Blue who have also played in and with Ceremony. and Skywave. (Also mastered the “Disappear” record by Ceremony) They have released records through safranin sound, custom made music and fan death records. (Safranin Sound) is also home to Alcian Blue, The Antiques, Ceremony, Safeashome, Vacuole Eyes, The Vandelles, and The Vera Violets. [courtesy of Last.FM]

Official band website:
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Spell 336 – “Silence”

‘Spell 336’ essentially the same name as the band, is a somewhat dreamy/shoe-gaze sound. Their cut pop style is dressed in melodic guitars and vocals, but you won’t find any constantly shifting time signatures, or any other “musical feats but this music is impressive.

For me the tracks have an interesting atmosphere that surrounds the sound and the vocals have a haunting mysterious sound to accompany. This is Dreampop music for the fall, for rainy days, for cloudy skies…In general this is music to make you relax.

Partaking in the Shoegazing revival, Spell 336 weave a laid back groove made up of both acoustic and chorus-drenched strummings along with dreamy vocals. Maybe more Cocteau Twins than MBV, see what you think…

SPELL 336: “Silence” has been up on my player for a bit here. For some odd reason it does not list the artist, but I’m telling you know. This one was kind of special for me since it’s my brother on this track.

In fact I remember when they recorded this because I was in the studio with them. This had to be in the late 80′s when this track was recorded, maybe early 90′s (my brother probably remembers). I just know that it was late, very late…some random studio and I was laying in the floor of the studio because I was damn tired and they started working on this song. [courtesy of Last.FM]

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The Meeting Places – “On Our Own”

The Meeting Places was founded in September 2001 in Los Angeles, California by four guitarists, including Scott McDonald (Closedown, Alison’s Halo and Brad Laner’s post-Medicine project, Amnesia), the architect of the quartet’s signature reverberating washes. Dean Yoshihara soon shifted to drum kit, Arthur Chan lent his talents to bass guitar, and singer and lyricist Chase Harris remained on rhythm guitar.

Each member contributed to the songwriting process on their debut album for Words On Music (Dean and Arthur picking up the guitar again for passages in “Take to the Sun” and “On Our Own” respectively). Find Yourself Along the Way is a stream of peerless compositions that inconspicuously tours the best of the early 1990s dream pop scene. But, due in large part to Harris’ deliciously nonchalant voice, the songwriting progresses from that scene with momentum towards a sparkling style of noise-pop that is equally memorable and provocative.

Numbered Days:

From late 2005 to early 2006 the quartet recorded their sophomore album with Jim Fairchild (Grandaddy, Earlimart) at The Ship.Numbered Days contains ten luminous new songs that combine infectious, melodic indie-pop with the tremulous soundscapes the band first explored on their 2003 debut. The album was released worldwide by Words On Music in October 2006.

Current:

In the late summer of 2008 The Meeting Places returned from a two-year hiatus. New songs are currently being worked on, as well as live shows throughout Los Angeles. [Courtesy of http://www.themeetingplaces.com/bio%5D

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The Early Years – “All Ones and Zeros”

If these winter months have left you looking for something understatedly epic yet determinedly motivational then you can do a lot worse than hunger for the (first) Early Years single..[courtesy of http://www.drownedinsound.com]

The Early Years on MySpace

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Tamaryn – “Love Fade”

Tamaryn is an American vocalist born in New Zealand and now living in San Francisco. Her main collaborator and producer is Rex John Shelverton (Portraits of Past, Das Audience, Vue andBellavista)[. In 2009, they released a debut EP as well as several 7″s. On September 2010, their full-length debut The Waves was released on Mexican Summer/Kemado Records. [Courtesy of Wikipedia]

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Dorias Baracca – “The Only Touch”

Hailing from Odense in Denmark, Dorias Baracca are almost too young to be making the intense, yet beautiful shoegazing music that they do.
Following their debut London shows back in October, the Handsome Melting Point EP is their debut release, produced by Jonas Munk (Manual).

On stage they are a blisteringly loud maelstrom of swirling feedback and melodic chaos that rivals other self-confessed noisemasters like A Place To Bury Strangers.

“Silence” and “The Only Touch” has had plays so far on Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music), John Kennedy (XFM) and Cielo Liquido (CER) as well as an evening playlist on NME Radio.
And a Video for the track “The Only Touch”, made by Progress Film Company, has been released.
.. [Courtesy of http://www.myspace.com/doriasbaracca%5D

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Moose – “Jack”

Moose were a British indie rock band who formed in London in 1990. While often tagged as a shoegazer band, and certainly their earliest singles were, they evolved into something distinctly their own – a woozy, lush and orchestral brand of pop.

Moose released two EPs on Hut Records. Within the next few years the band would release two more full-length albums on Play It Again Sam. Despite a strong critical response, Moose’s albums continued to sell few copies. Following the release of their third album, Live a Little Love a Lot, Moose took an extended break from music only to return five years later with the release of High Ball Me! in 2000. [courtesy of Last FM]

Dean Bromley

Death in Vegas – “Blood Yearning” (Live)

Death in Vegas are a psychedelic rock and electronic rock band from the United Kingdom, comprising two permanent members: Richard Fearless (Richard Maguire) and Tim Holmes.[1] Influenced by a wide range of musical genres including psychedelic rock, electronica,krautrock, dub and industrial, the band’s sound is constantly changing, moving between live rock sounds, electronica and minimal techno. The band was formed in 1994 by Fearless and Steve Hellier and signed to Concrete Records under the name of “Dead Elvis”. Objections from the Elvis Presley estate forced them to change their name, and Dead Elvis became the title of their first album instead.[cortesy of Wikipedia]

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Thrushes – “Heartbeat”

Thrushes premise is strikingly simple. Rock music should be beautiful. Elevating grand canyon reverberation to high art and venerating Phil Spector as the patron saint of sonic emotion, Thrushes craft gorgeous noise pop and swirling dream rock lullabies. Armed with stacks of old Crystals records played at the dark edge of town, this is the sound of blood on blood [courtesy of http://www.myspace.com/thrushes ]

Dean Bromley



93MillionMilesFromTheSun – “Waiting There”

93MillionMilesFromTheSun – aka Nick Noble (Guitar/Noise Vox) and Rob Hogg (Bass/Noise) from Doncaster in the north of England. They get their name from a Swervedriver b-side. They both create amazing shoegazing rock and they sound like a shoegazing Mogwai with bits of early Verve, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Loop, Slowdive, ect…

93MillionMilesFromTheSun are popular worldwide and are now one of the best leading shoegaze bands out there becoming big favourites with people especially in the shoegazing scene.

93MillionMilesFromTheSun have achieved number 15 in John Peel’s Festive Top 50 of 2010, they have released an exclusive track on the “Secret Garden – The New Wave of Shoegaze (Nugaze)” compilation album along with other artists like Ulrich Schnauss and The Fauns. They also play lots of live gigs in the U.K and are great live. 93MillionMilesFromTheSun were involved in the live line up of The Telescopes. [From Parallax Sounds Website]

Dean Bromley

The Sunshine Factory – “My Sugar Cane”

The Sunshine Factory is a shoegaze/alternative music trio from Mobile, Al, made up of members Ian Taylor 22, guitars, tracking and vocals, Sally Robertson 18, bass and vocals, Mathew Hendrich 19, on drums. While playing shows from NYC to Atlanta, the band has produced two full length albums for The Sugar Collective on an independent label in St. Petersburg, Fl. Their debut album, Vintage Revolution was named to the top ten shoegaze albums for 2009 by Loveless music group in NYC, NY. The band will be touring this winter, spring and summer in support of their latest album, Sugar, released December 14, 2010.The Sunshine Factory has been compared to a variation of bands; from the Pixies to Elliot Smith. They join such bands as The Pains of being Pure at Heart, The Depreciation Guild, Serena-Maneesh, Ringo Deathstarr, My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, A Place to Bury Strangers, The Ravonettes, Pilot Cloud and The Fauns in the shoegaze revival that is building in momentum. They see themselves as building on the foundations of shoegaze which began in the early nineties. They incorporate the foundations but include many other elements feeling the freedom to develop and create music that is definitely uniquely their own.

[Last fm]

Dean Bromley

Tripwires – “Cinnamon”

Cinnamon is a track from the forthcoming debut album by Tripwires, which will be released on Club AC30 in the spring on 2011.

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[Courtesy of Club AC30]

Dean Bromley

Gliss – “Morning Light”

Danish/American three-piece: Gliss, are late night fucked up art pop. They’ve toured w/ The Horrors, The Raveonettes, Editors, BRMC, The Warlocks and more.

Members:
Victoria Cecilia
Martin Klingman
David Reiss

[Courtesy of Last FM]

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Koolaid Electric Company – “Invasion Of The Sky”

Formed in late 2005, with a number of line-up changes since, members coming and going and coming back again, The Koolaid Electric Company is still rising to its peak of musical creation.

The Koolaid Electric Company are:

Dean – 6 & 12 String Guitars
S. Barrett – Vocals, 6 String Guitars, Keys, Percussion
Sam T – 6 String Guitars, Vocals
Rusty – Bass Guitars
Henry – Drums
Jenny – Keys

With S. Barrett writing the songs that have built the bands reputation of an immense and full-on live show, the rest of the band create a huge sound that has been pulled off by only a handful of bands in recent history. With a complete collection of four guitars at times often throws the music into so many different places that it’s hard to know where the music is going next, vocals with harmonies that are dreamy and yet still clasp onto a reality, and keyboards that give a constant wall of sound throughout. The rhythm section of bass, drums and percussion all give driving and pounding beats which are so hypnotic that it sends the listener or spectator of their live show into a trance so strong that it can make one forget themselves, even if for just a second. [Last FM]

Dean Bromley



Lucid Dream – “Hits Me Like I’m Stoned”

The Lucid Dream were formed in Carlisle, Cumbria, in January 2008, fusing a love of drones and psychedelic sounds, combined with the ability to condense this into the perfect pop song. [Last FM]

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Soundpool – “Mirror In Your Eyes”

Disco-shoegazers from New York City who enjoy fusing ethereal vocals, spacey lush synths and wall of sound guitars with funky bass lines, disco beats and psychedelic visuals.

The Track “Mirror in your Eyes” comes from their explosive third album, which sees this NY-based 5-piece stepping out onto the dancefloor… without leaving their guitars and dreamy effects behind! After building a loyal following in the independent shoegaze scene Soundpool have enhanced their palette and, in turn, crafted a pop masterpiece. The nine songs are infectious, overflowing with strong bass hooks, driving beats, shimmering guitars, and Kim Field’s captivating, ethereal voice. The LP comes with a special download code to download MP3s of the entire LP while the CD comes with bonus enhanced content of five music videos.

Dean Bromley

Pinkshinyultrablast – “Blaster” (Live)

Shoegaze band from Saint-Petersburg, Russia!
Pinkshinyultrablast are a band from Russia whose debut EP captures their obvious love of late 1980′s shoegazing. – [courtesy of Last fm]

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Ringo Deathstarr – “Imagine Hearts”

Ringo Deathstarr is a shoegaze power trio from Austin, TX. Channelling diverse influences such as MBV, Fugazi, The Cure, The Smiths and The Velvet Underground into a uniquely sonic fingerprint of their own, the band released their eponymous EP in 2007. This was followed by a string of singles and a series of international tours hitting both coasts and the streets of the UK and Japan. The band’s debut full-length album, Colour Trip, was released in February 2011 by Club AC30. – [From Last FM]

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Pia Fraus – “You Look Fine”

Formed in 1997, Estonian shoegazers Pia Fraus started slowly after meeting while in high school in Tallinn. Guitarist/vocalist Rein Fuksand guitarist Tonis Kenkmaa formed the band with bassist Reijo Tagapere and drummer Joosep Volk. Cutting their teeth on the sounds of Stereolab and My Bloody Valentine, the group experimented with synthesizers and recruited vocalist Kristel Loideand keyboardist Kärt Ojavee. The band settled on the name Pia Fraus in autumn 1998 and began recording in 1999, recording the single “Blå.” That session was soon followed by the recording of “Moon Like a Pearl,” later featured on the Estonian Unsigned compilation on Operation B Records, and on the Clairecords’ Atlantic Flowers disc. The group soon began regular recording sessions at Forwards Studios in Tartu, Estonia. 2001 saw the release of their debut disc, Wonder What It’s Like, on their own Pia Records label. The album included remixes by Estonian electro bands Njuu, Galaktlan, Snafu, and Lobsand Dorje. Pia Fraus immediately began to perform regularly in Eastern Europe, and their cover of “Condemnation” was featured on the 2001 Depeche Mode tribute disc No Hidden Catch on Kaleid Records. These early releases attracted the attention of California’s Clairecords, who released the band’s In Solarium CD in 2002. Produced by Njuu’s Hendrik Luuk and Galaktlan’s Taavi Laatsit, the album showcased the band’s atmospheric wall of melodic sounds. Loide married soon after, becoming Kristel Eplik. She amicably left the group and was replaced on vocals by Eve Komp. With Komp on board, the band then released its third studio effort, Nature Heart Software. In 2008, working withTeenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake as producer, Pia Fraus releasedAfter Summer. – [Allmusic.com]

Dean Bromley

Skywave – “Don’t Say Slow”

Skywave was formed in the mid to late 90’s in Fredericksburg, Virginia by members Paul Baker (guitar, vocals), John Fedowitz (drums), and Oliver Ackermann (bass).

Skywave was most active around 1999-2001, playing with many east coast American Shoegazers, and was a progenitor to the resurgence of shoegaze in America after its demise in the UK in 1996. Many of Skywave’s albums were released during this period – took the sun (1998) and echodrone (1999), along with a variety of ep records (i.e.Got That Feeling, Suicide, and Without You eps). – [From LAst FM]

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