Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive performing “No Longer Making Time” live on KCRW

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Yeah, another live Slowdive song. I’ve been busy with a new dog, so I haven’t had a chance to go trawling for new shoegaze bands.

Hat tip to Andrew Wimsatt for alerting me to this.

Shoegazer Sunday: Linda Guilala’s “Uroboros”

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

I liked last week’s Linda Guilala track so much I bought the album, so this week’s track is “Uroboros,” which is also off Psiconáutica.

Shoegazer Sunday: Linda Guilala “Monstruo”

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Here’s Spain’s Linda Guilala (a band, not a woman) with “Monstruo” off their album Psiconáutica, which I might have to pick up, as the tracks strike me as a tasty mix of Shoegaze, classic analog synth and just a dash of 8-bit.

(Hat tip: Sounds Better With Reverb, which seems to have stopped updating after the end of 2016.)

Shoegazer Sunday: De Montevert “Its alright I’m probably dreaming”

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

This is more Dreampop than Shoegaze, but it’s pretty, so here it is.

I’m guessing De Montevert hails from Sweden, based on email addresses and umlauts.

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.