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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”):

Shoegazer Sunday: Drowner Covering Slowdive’s “Hide Yer Eyes”

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

I’m really digging that Saint Marie Records Static Waves 3 album I talked about last week, though it turns out that only about one-third of the songs on it are actually Slowdive covers.

I was completely unaware of Houston band Drowner before they released this amazing cover of “Hide Yer Eyes,” an unreleased Slowdive song I’d never heard before:

I wonder if vocalist Anna Bouchard is doing the harmony electronically, via overdubbing, or with a guest vocalist.

For contrast, here’s the original

I think this is one of those rare cases where the cover is better than the original.

Shoegazer Sunday: Scarlet Youth Cover’s Slowdive’s “Primal

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

I said the fastest way for a band to get featured her is to do a credible cover of Slowdive’s “Primal,” and Scarlet Youth has picked up the gauntlet. It’s not a great cover of “Primal,” but it’s a credible one, so here it is.

It’s off of this compilation album that’s entirely Slowdive covers. Echodrone? SPC ECO? 42 songs for $9.99?

Saint Marie Records is obviously very much on my wavelength…

Shoegazer Sunday: Pretty Sad’s “Swim”

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Pretty Sad is a UK/Denmark band that collaborates via Garageband and Dropbox. They have a pleasingly peppy retro sound not unlike that of Black Tambourine. For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s “Swim” off their first EP.

Shoegazer Sunday: The Sleepover Disaster’s “Songwriting for Dummies”

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s The Sleepover Disaster’s “Songwriting for Dummies.”

Shoegazer Sunday: Great Northern’s “Numbers”

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Great Northern seems to be a duo that ends up sounding an awful lot like Curve, with some SPC ECO, Low, Garbage and Sarah McLaughlin thrown in for good measure, especially for vocalist Rachel Stolte. “Numbers” is pretty addictive.