Posts Tagged ‘Shoegazer’

Shoegazer Sunday: La Hell Gang’s “So High”

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

You don’t have to be a fan of drug-references to enjoy Chilian band La Hell Gang’s echoey, spaced-out “So High”.

They’re evidently on tour in the U.S. right now…

Shoegazer Sunday: The Stratford 4′s “Where The Ocean Meets The Eye”

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s The Stratford 4′s “Where The Ocean Meets The Eye,” which sounds a bit like The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive’s “Sleep”

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

What? Another obscure Slowdive song? Really, Lawrence? Really?

Yep.

Evidently this was originally an Eternal song, Eternal being the band Christian Savill was in before Slowidve.

Shoegazer Sunday: My Violent Ego’s “Trail of Lights”

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

“Trail of Lights” is a lush, laid-back, multilayered Shoegaze piece from Scottish/Italian duo My Violent Ego.

Shoegazer Sunday: Skip Skip Ben Ben’s “Last Light”

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Here’s “Last Light,” a pleasant little ditty from Taiwan’s Skip Skip Ben Ben:

Jellybelly Cover’s Slowdive’s “Machine Gun”

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

And the Slowdive cover kick continues, with Indonesia’s Jellybelly doing their cover of “Machine Gun” in a jangly live performance.

Shoegazer Sunday: The Sleepover Disaster’s “Oceanographer”

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Here’s Fresno, California’s The Sleepover Disaster with “Oceanographer,” which sounds a tiny bit like Radiohead.

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive’s “Golden Hair” Live

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Since their reunion, Slowdive seems to be a vastly better touring band than they were in their heyday. I think it helps that they’ve brought on more touring musicians to fill out the sound. According to the band on Twitter, it’s just the original five members.

Here they are covering Syd Barrett’s “Golden Hair” (from that post-Pink Floyd recording session here he never played anything the same way twice). The Barrett original is some two minutes long, and the original cover Slowdive did was four minutes long. This version is eight minutes long, and ends with one of the most beautiful, multiguitar Shoegaze solos ever recorded. (No wonder that one woman in the audience looks like she’s having a religious experience…)

This was recorded at the Best Kept Secret festival in The Netherlands on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Shoegazer Sunday: Alcian Blue/The Antiques Cover Slowdive’s “Primal”

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

The sound quality is not the best, and the vocals pretty much suck, but this cover by Alcian Blue (AKA The Antiques) is still the best live cover of “Primal” I’ve heard from anyone (including Slowdive, who only played it at early shows, and not particularly well).

Like I’ve said before, anyone doing good cover of “Primal” will get linked in this space.

As for Slowdive, their new tour shows their live shows have improved considerably, as we shall see next Sunday…

Shoegazer Sunday: The Swells’ “Golden”

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

The Swells were an Austin-based Shoegaze band. Here they are with “Golden.”

Evidently they’re now known as Seaholm Electric.