Posts Tagged ‘Curve’

Shoegazer Sunday: Curve’s “Horror Head”

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

For your Sunday-before-Halloween dose of Shoegaze, here’s Curve’s “Horror Head”:

Shoegazer Sunday: SPC ECO’s “Push”

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Sunday’s does of Shoegaze comes top you from SPC ECO (supposedly pronounced “Space Echo”)’s “Push”:

There’s also a tiny bit of 8-bit and dub in there for flavor.

I listened to this and few of their other song’s and went “This sounds a bit like Curve,” and indeed half the duo is Dean Garcia, who was in Curve.

Shoegazer Sunday: Curve’s “No Escape From Heaven”

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

The thing about Curve’s “No Escape From Heaven” that strikes me as I listen to it now is just how much it sounds like 1991. There was a huge amount of change going on that year, both grunge (Nirvana, Pearl Jam) and otherwise (Slowdive, Tori Amos), but there was a particular style of female lead vocals that featured bright, upbeat, autoharmonized choruses with a lush, vibrant, full sound, as though all the girl groups of the 1980s (Go Gos, Bananarama, etc.) were distilled into their essence, with an assist from the very latest recording technology. You could hear it everywhere, including bands people have completely forgotten about. (When is the last time you heard Voice of the Beehive on the radio?) Even though this is definitely Shoegaze, you can still hear the same tonalities to it.

Shoegazer Sunday: Curve’s “Frozen”

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

1990s British duo Curve walk the line (if there is one) between Shoegazer and Dreampop on their song “Frozen”: