Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Shoegazer Sunday: Pie Are Squared’s “36 Degrees on a Saturday”

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

To be honest, this isn’t so much a Shoegaze band as a single guitarist showing how to do shoegaze and performing all the parts himself via mixing, loops and digital Frippitronics.

Shoegazer Sunday: The Octopus Project’s “Sharpteeth”

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

How did I miss The Octopus Project until now? You would think an Austin band with a female theremin player would be right up my alley…

Shoegazer Sunday: Yellow Fang’s “Selfish”

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Been a while since we did some Asian Shoegaze, so here’s Thailand’s Yellow Fang with “Selfish.”

Flying Goths

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Though I’m tempted to save this for the Halloween season, I’d thought you’d like to see this wonderful, nightmare-inducing flying goth:

There’s a music video for Gothminister’s “Darkside” (lead singer Bjørn Alexander Brem evidently being the model for Goth Guy) intercut with the flying, and you know what? For progressive goth metal, it’s not half bad:

Nice chord progressions, the guy’s actually got good vocal range, and the video is like the 1980s never ended (including all your requisite cheesy heavy metal Satanic tropes).

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: The Asteroid Shop’s “On the Rise”

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Been a while since I featured something from The Asteroid Shop, so here’s “On the Rise”:

Previously I think they were an Austin band. but they now seem to be based out of LA.

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: Nothing’s “The Dead Are Dumb”

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s Nothing’s “The Dead Are Dumb”: