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Shoegazer Sunday: Cranes’ “Jewel”

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

I would have thought I put up Cranes’ “Jewel” long ago in my Shoegazer Sunday series, but I do not appear to have done so, so here are two versions: a music video version that seems a bit flashier, and the more-stripped down album version.

Shoegazer Sunday: Novanta’s “Windows”

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Milan-based Novanta seems to be on my Shoegaze wavelength with “Windows.”

Hat tip: Primal Music Blog.

“Shoegaze Band’s Pedalboard Becomes Self-Aware”

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Heh. I missed this from last year:

Local shoegaze rockers and engineering hobbyists, Whale Coma, accidentally created the world’s first artificially intelligent band member when their pedalboard became self-aware Sunday night.

Guitarist Connor O’Hoolihan excitedly connected yet another pedal to the now-conscious tangle of cords the band has affectionately dubbed “SkyPed,” a functioning life form of questionable intent and motivation that has begun to formulate rudimentary yet coherent speech through O’Hoolihan’s Electro-Harmony-Vocal Synthesizer Pedal.

“I told him not to add a Rat Stink Fuzzy Big Muff™ when he’s already running two Fat Boy Moose Knuckles™ and a Red Bitch Psycho Trem™,” said Willy Bennett Dyson, the band’s third guitarist. “We’re playing with something we don’t fully understand.”

Shoegazer Sunday: Pastel Blue’s “Low-Key”

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

It’s been three years since I did a song from Japan’s Pastel Blue as the Sunday Shoegazer selection, so here’s “Low-Key”:

Shoegazer Sunday: Catherine Wheel’s “Crank”

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

I’ve tried sampling classic shoegaze band Catherine Wheel before, but until “Crank” nothing stuck.

Note: I believe this video exceeds the official limit of how many people may fit in this particular elevator safely…

Shoegazer Sunday: Star Horse’s “Stranger”

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s “Stranger” from Stockholm-based Star Horse. Evidently today’s post is brought to you by the letter “S”…

Shoegazer Sunday: Catch The Breeze’s “The Shallow Bed”

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

A shoegaze band named after the first Slowdive song I ever heard? How can I resist?

Brian Jonestown Massacre’s “She’s Gone”

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

I consider Brain Jonestown Massacre more of a psych than Shoegaze band, but this is the final song they played at their set with Slowdive in Austin, and that’s good enough for me.

Shoegazer Sunday: Scarlet Leaves Covers Slowdive’s “Catch the Breeze”

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Since I played Slowdive doing “Catch the Breeze” live last week, here’s Brazil’s Scarlet Leaves covering it this week.

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive Playing “Catch the Breeze” Live in Austin 4/29/16

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

After Levitation Fest was cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather (the site is near the Colorado, the ground was already a bog, and the forecast called for nonstop rain that didn’t actually materialize), there was a last minute makeup show with Twin Peaks, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and, yes, Slowdive! Andrew Wimsatt was able to snag us a couple of tickets for the show at The Scoot Inn on east 4th at the ridiculously low price of $7.50 each. Good thing he was at his computer, as the show sold out in two minutes.

It was a great show, the weather was pretty close to perfect (with a nice breeze), and I only had to wait a quarter-century to see Slowdive live.

Alas, they didn’t play “Primal,” but the did play “Golden Hair,” “Machine Gun,” and “Avalyn.”

They also played “Catch the Breeze.” Andrew was kind enough to record the entire show on his iPhone, and the sound and video quality are surprisingly decent, so here it is: