Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive’s “I Believe”

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Yep, another Slowdive rarity…

Shoegazer Sudnay: Mvnich’s “Magnicide”

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

I think Mvnich, despite having a name some render as “Munich,” hail from Spain. Other than that, I have very little information on them. Here’s “Magnicide.”

Shoegazer Sunday: Soft Blonde’s “Walk Under Lightning Strokes”

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Soft Blonde is on the Mazzy Star-twangy end of Shoegaze, with a few dashes of prog rock thrown in for good measure. Here’s “Walk Under Lightning Strokes” off their No Good Trying EP.

(Hat tip: Primal Music Blog.)

Shoegazer Sunday: Tuath’s “Ag dúnmharú an timpeallacht” Live

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Though you can’t tell from the video description, this is Ireland’s Tuath performing “Ag dúnmharú an timpeallacht” live. It’s a straightforward guitar-drive instrumental piece. (I only know the name of the song by tracking down their bandcamp page for the album it came from.)

(Hat tip (indirectly): Primal Music Blog.)

For Shoegazer Sunday, How About An Entire Slowdive Concert?

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Here’s an entire hour-long Slowdive concert that took place less than two weeks ago at the Paredes de Coura festival in Portugal. Evidently this went out on Portuguese radio (in mono), and includes nice versions of “Catch the Breeze” and “Machine Gun.”

And just as soon as Slowdive puts out a live album from the current tour I’ll be in full “shut up and take my money” mode…

Shoegazer Sunday: The Big Sleep’s “Sleepykid Waltz”

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Yep, another Waltzy bit of Shoegaze, this one from Brooklyn’s The Big Sleep.

Library Addition: Kirk Hammett’s Too Much Horror Business

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is one of the world’s premiere collectors of horror movie posters and memorabilia (toys, games, masks, etc.). After reading about the Hammett collection in Heritage Auction’s Intelligent Collector magazine, I’d been interested in the book documenting it, so I picked one up from the Cold Tonnage 40% off sale.

Hammett, Kirk. Too Much Horror Business. Abrams, 2012. First edition oversized hardback, a Fine- copy with wear at points, sans dust jacket, as issued. (Note: The wear on the front cover lettering is faux-wear, as you can tell from the same faux-wear on the title and half-title page.) Hammett has a truly amazing poster collection, possibly on par with that of Robert V. Borst (documented in Graven Images), whose range of collection included more science fiction and fantasy than Hammett. Bought for £12 marked down from £20.



Here’s a video on the book and Hammett’s collection:

Shoegazer Sunday: School of Seven Bells’ “Windstorm”

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s “Windstorm,” a nice song from earlier in School of Seven Bells’ career.

Shoegazer Sunday: The Kritzler’s “Scarlet Sometimes”

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

A pleasant Shoegazey song set to someone’s video of their vacation in Japan. It’s actually pretty cool.

At some point The Kritzlers apparently became Cochlear Kill.

Shoegazer Sunday: Tennis System’s “Space Age Love Song”

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s Tennis System covering A Flock of Seagulls’ “Space Age Love Song.”

In other news, A Flock of Seagulls had songs other than “I Ran”…