Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Shoegazer Sunday: Ummagma’s “Rotation”

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Ummagma is a Canadian-Ukrainian indie duo” of Alexx Kretov and Shauna McLarnon that describes their music as “Rock, Pop, Electronic, Ambient Styles: Alternative, Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Ambient/Ethereal, Synth Pop Electronica, Lo-Fi, Post-Rock, Pop Rock, Indietronic, Progressive Rock, Shoegaze, Instrumental, Space Rock, Power Pop.” Well, that covers a lot of territory, doesn’t it?

Here’s “Rotation,” the video for which is pretty interesting.

Looks like some of the video was stolen from here.

Shoegazer Sunday: Manon Meurt’s “To Forget”

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Evidently Manon Meurt are from the Czech Republic.

Tuvan Throat-Singing Cover of “In A Gadda Da Vida”

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Really, who hasn’t longed to hear a Tuvan throat-singing cover of Iron Butterfly’s “In A Gadda Da Vida”? Now thanks to Yat Kha, that dream has finally come true:

Sadly, the 15 minute instrumental break in the middle of the song has been omitted, I’m assuming for space constraints. Still, I’m sure Dwight will be thrilled….

(Hat tip: Don Webb.)

Shoegazer Sunday: Jeniferever’s “The Sound of Beating Wings”

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

This is pretty swell considering the lead singer can’t really sing. If this band was fronted by a top-notch singer like Rachel Goswell or Hope Sandoval, it would be unbelievably awesome.

Shoegazer Sunday: Ulrich Schnauss’ “Clear Day”

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Ulrich Schnauss seems to have played with half the people in Shoegazerdom, from Mojave 3 to Asobi Seksu. Here’s “Clear Day” from one of his solo works, which sounds a bit like Malory.

Shoegazer Sunday: Creepoid’s “Yellow Wallpaper”

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Creepoid hails from Philadelphia. I’m guessing this song is based on the Charlotte Perkins Gilman story of the same name.

It’s been a busy week, so that’s all the context you’re gonna get…

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” Covered Dixieland Style

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

It brought a smile to my face, which is enough to merit a quick and lazy Saturday link.

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive’s “Silver Screen”

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Yes, it’s another song from Slowdive’s great lost album. You got a problem with that?

Expect a bit more blog activity this week…

Shoegazer Sunday: Jellybelly’s “Illusion Dreams”

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Here’s another bite of Indonesian shoegaze band Jellybelly:

And is it just me, or does the intro chords to “Illusion Dreams” sound an awful lot like a down-tuned version of Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer”?

It’s a pleasant piece, though the female harmonies need a little work…

Shoegazer Sunday: Seasurfer’s “Waves”

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

And here’s yet another track from St. Marie Records Static Waves 3 compilation, Seasurfer’s “Waves” (which is not a cover of Slowdive’s “Waves”):