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Shoegazer Sunday: Lazy Legs’ “Crush”

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Lazy legs is a Chicago-based trio that just released Visiondeath, their debut album. And here’s “Crush.” Because: Doggies!

(Hat tip: Primal Music Blog.)

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive and Brian Eno’s “AB”

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Yet another unreleased Slowdive track. I thought I posted this years ago, but evidently not. It’s found on the I Saw the Sun compilation of unreleased Slowdive songs (not available in your local record story.

It’s slight, pleasant, and memorable.

There’s either three whole albums of unreleased Slowdive music out there, or one great album…

Hana Maria covering Nine Inch Nails “Closer”

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

In order to provide a break from the relentless book cataloging, here’s a fun acoustic cover of Nine Inch Nail’s Closer by Hana Maria (who seems to record under the name Hana Piranha). Song is NSFW, just like the original.

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive’s “Slowdive (Purple Drank Shadows Remix)”

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Been too busy with work, cataloging books, attending Armadillocon, etc., to seek out Sunday Shoegaze offerings. To make amends here’s a Slowdive remix named after the most ghetto of drinks and slowed down enough for the tempo to work as Slowcore or Doom Metal.

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”…