Posts Tagged ‘Shoegazer’

Shoegazer Sunday: Nothing’s “Endlessly”

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Here’s “Endlessly,” another song off Nothing’s Guilty of Everything:

Shoegazer Sunday: Mermaids’ While Spectres Waltz

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

My search for waltz-time Shoegaze continues apace with Mermaids’ “While Spectres Waltz.”

Shoegazer Sunday: SPC ECO’s “Fuck You”

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

SPC SCO’s Rose Berlin seems very out of sorts with you for some reason…

Shoegazer Sunday: Windermere’s “Trailer Park”

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

As far as I can tell, this Windermere is a defunct Post-Rock/Shoegaze band from Denmark, not the current band from New Jersey. They sound a bit like Jeniferever if the latter’s lead singer could sing a bit better. “Trailer Park” is a pretty song with a long build.

Shoegazer Sunday: Thee Heavenly Music Association’s “Trip Seat”

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

The opening of “Trip Seat by Thee Heavenly Music Corporation (yes, two “E”s in Thee) reminds me of both REM’s “Finest Worksong” and A Beautiful Machine’s “Home.”

Shoegazer Sunday: Tears Run Rings’ “Mind the Wire”

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

It’s been a couple of years since I posted something from Tears Run Rings, so here’s “Mind the Wire.”

Shoegazer Sunday: Nothing’s “B & E”

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

And here’s Philadelphia-based Nothing with “B & E.”

Shoegazer Sunday: Echodrone’s “Noisebed”

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Still grooving on Echodrone’s new album Five. My favorite piece from the album is “Noisebed,” which has some absolutely lovely harmonies:

So consistent is their sound that only after repeated listenings to Five did I notice that original lead singer Meredith Gibbons had left and been replaced by Rachel Lopez (who seems to have a bit higher range).

Shoegazer Sunday: Echodrone’s “Glacial Place”

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Echodrone’s new album Five is now out, which is cause enough for Shoegaze fans to celebrate.

The video below is for the song “Glacial Place”:

The footage in the video is taken from the Philco Ford Corporation’s 1967 industrial futurist film The Home Of The Future: Year 1999 A.D.:

As glimpses of retrofuturism go, it hits a lot closer to the mark than most, offering a central home computer (“which is secretary, librarian, banker, teacher, medical technician, bridge partner and/or all-around servant”), computerized learning, bookeeping, etc., and lots of glowing screens. It even predicts online shopping! As always, the hairstyles immediately tell you the film’s actual era.

Philco actually manufactured the Mission Control monitors NASA used well into the 1990s. Ford sold Philco to GTE, and since then the brand has been broken up and licensed to various companies around the world.

Shoegazer Sunday: The Casket Girls’ “The Chase”

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

The Casket Girls are sisters Phaedra and Elsa Greene backed by the ubiquitous Ryan Graveface. Here’s “The Chase,” the concluding song on True Love Kills The Fairy Tale.

I picked up True Love Kills The Fairy Tale. If you like this, there’s more where that came from. The problem is, there’s a distinct sameness not to the songs themselves, but to the approach to the songs. Naive and slightly lazy female harmonies from the Greene sisters (a little like the Roaches but only two=part harmony, or the female harmony bits from Polyphonic Spree), a buzzy wall-of-sound backing electronic instrumentation from Graveface, some electronic percussion, and vey little else. A few more backing tracks and more varied harmonies would seem to be in order…