I was in the mood for mellow, and Eluvium‘s “Don’t Get Any Closer” (which has a definite ambient film score tinge to it) fits the mellow bill.
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I was in the mood for something mellow, and Golden Garden‘s “Ghostwood” admirably fits the bill, even if the video comes in almost entirely on the cheap side of the “cheap but arty” continuum.
Lead singer Aubrey Rachel Violet Bramble (if in fact that’s a single person’s real name and not a real name + fake name combo) has the most obvious “little girl” voice this side of Alison Shaw of Cranes.
For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s San Francisco’s Slowness (who describe themselves as a “drone pop band”) with “Walls of Blue,” a steady-state song that sounds like an extended riff off the end of Pink Floyd’s “Time.”
Since I’ve reached the age where being “cool” is impossible anyway, I can link things others might find corny, like this version of The Tokens revisiting their big hit “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in 2001:
This, of course, was an adaptation of Solomon Linda’s “Mbube”:
But the Tokens version is better and more interesting, despite the fact that they could be mistaken for 4 Jacks and a Jill. It’s obvious lead singer Jay Siegel still loves singing this song even after four decades.
But my favorite version, which sort of combines the sensibilities of the two, is Ladysmith Black Mombazo and all-girl acapella group The Mint Julips covering it, from a PBS special called Spike and Company Do It Acapella from back in 1990.
For your Sunday doze of shoegaze, here’s New York’s DIIV with the NSFW-ish “Wait.”
For your Sunday dose of shoegaze, here’s Black Tambourine’s “Throw Aggi Off The Bridge.”
Here’s another dose of Italy’s Starframes with “Broody Solider,” whose message seems to be that war is bad and stuff.
The video appears to have been done by somebody who watched Tapeheads.
Here’s another dose of The Telewire. “Never Been Alive” sounds like The Archies dropping acid.
I mean that in a good way.
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.
Someone did a mashup of The Ting Tings’ “That’s Not My Name” with The Knack’s “My Sharona,” Toni Basil’s “Mickey,” Plastic Bertrand’s “Ça Plane Pour Moi” and a few other things, and damn if it isn’t catchy, especially when you get about 4:00 in.
Then again, I’m a sucker for additive processes leading up to a glorious wall-of-sound climax.
It reminds me a lot of The Killers’ “All These Things That I’ve Done,” so here that is as well: