It’s been too long since we did an obscure Japanese band for our Sunday dose of Shoegaze, so enjoy SPOOL’s “Sway, Fadeaway.”
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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”:
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.
I’ve seen enough movies to know that this won’t end well.
But honestly, this entire post is just an excuse to show the robot sword fight from Exterminator City.
(Remember, that’s the best scene of the worst film ever made…)
How long has it been since I featured an obscure Japanese Shoegazer band? Well that’s too long!
Here’s Bertoia‘s “Snow Slide,” which proves once again that low-rent costumes and dreamquest fantasies are a fine hook to hang a music video on…
Here’s “Innocent,” another track of Japanese band Civic‘s debut album Toilet Monster.
Civic gets compared to Supercar, and while I can hear the resemblance, Civic has a rawer sound, like a garage band who just started meshing a few weeks ago. I like that high energy rawness, and some have labeled Civic “Noise Pop,” if that’s a real thing.
I’ve found and ordered Toilet Monster from a domestic source, and I hope to have a more detailed report if/when it comes in.
A Shoegaze cover of The Beatles’ “Across the Universe”?
Would you believe that Japan’s Meeks has done an entire album of Shoegaze Beatles covers called Beatless?