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Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive’s “Slomo” and “Catch the Breeze” Live

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

I’ve been on a Slowdive kick since I heard the new album has coming out, and it way exceeded my expectations for it.

Here’s a live performance for Pitchfork that features both new and old songs, including “Slomo,” “Catch the Breeze” “Slowdive,” “Star Roving” and “Avalyn.” For some reason the music doesn’t actually start until 7:15 into the video.

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive’s “No Longer Making Time”

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Slowdive’s new self-titled album

just (iTunes)

dropped (Amazon).

Buy it.

Here’s a live version of “No Longer Making Time,” one of the new tracks:

The studio version is even prettier.

BUY!

IT!

I’m watching new episodes of MST3K and listening to a new Slowdive album. I’ve obviously died and gone to 1990s Heaven…

Shoegazer Sunday: The Black Ryder’s “Seventh Moon”

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

The breathy vocals of Aimee Nash, half of Los Angeles-by-way-of-Australia duo The Black Ryder, merit obvious comparison to Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval. Here they are with “Seventh Moon,” which reminds me a bit of SPC ECO’s “Tweet Fields at Night” and is about 97% pure beauty by weight.

Minor Victories’ “Folk Arp”

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Here’s “Folk Arp,” another tune from Minor Victories:

The video is not particularly interesting. However, this cinéma vérité black and white piece following a trio of skateboarders at night is really nice.

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive’s “Sugar for the Pill”

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Slowdive’s new, self-titled album, their first in two decades, is due out May 5. “Sugar for the Pill” is the second preview cut off that album (following “Star Roving“).

Colin Furze Builds the World’s Fastest Bumper Car

Friday, March 31st, 2017

BBC is evidently rebooting Top Gear now that Clarkson, May and Hammond have departed for The Grand Tour, so they hired Colin Furze to “build something fast for the Stig.”

That “something” turned out to be the world’s fastest bumper car:

Shoegazer Sunday: Minor Victories’ “Scattered Ashes (song for Richard)”

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

I was already inclined to like Minor Victories based on the presence of Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell. And then “Scattered Ashes (song for Richard)” is not only a swell song in its own right, but has video that punches all the Internet’s meme buttons at once.

I KAN HAZ SHOEGAZE?

King Kong Burns

Friday, March 10th, 2017

In Vietnam, they had an elaborate premiere for the opening of Kong: Skull Island, with fire dancers and a large mock-up of King Kong.

Pro-tip: Try not to let your fire dancers get too close to your giant flammable King Kong facade.

They didn’t follow that guideline.

(Edited to add: There were originally two videos here, but the first video removed from YouTube, so I deleted that. Skip to about 3:45 into this one to see things start to go wrong.)

Joan Jett Covers the Mary Tyler Moore Theme Song

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Mary Tyler Moore, RIP.

In way of remembrance, here’s Joan jett covering the theme to the Mary Tyler Moore Show (“Love is All Around”) live on Letterman.

It was either that or the entirety of the “It May look Like A Walnut” episode of the Dick Van Dyke Show

Shoegazer Sunday: Molly’s “Sun Sun Sun”

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, enjoy Austria’s Molly with “Sun Sun Sun”: