Posts Tagged ‘Shoegazer’

Shoegazer Sunday: Ummagma’s “Rotation”

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Ummagma is a Canadian-Ukrainian indie duo” of Alexx Kretov and Shauna McLarnon that describes their music as “Rock, Pop, Electronic, Ambient Styles: Alternative, Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Ambient/Ethereal, Synth Pop Electronica, Lo-Fi, Post-Rock, Pop Rock, Indietronic, Progressive Rock, Shoegaze, Instrumental, Space Rock, Power Pop.” Well, that covers a lot of territory, doesn’t it?

Here’s “Rotation,” the video for which is pretty interesting.

Looks like some of the video was stolen from here.

Shoegazer Sunday: Manon Meurt’s “To Forget”

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Evidently Manon Meurt are from the Czech Republic.

Shoegazer Sunday: Maps’ “Elouise”

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Maps is evidently the shoegaze band name for UK musician James Chapman. “Elouise” is a pleasantly buzzy song, and the video features cutting edge screen saver technology from about 1997.

Shoegazer Sunday: Jeniferever’s “The Sound of Beating Wings”

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

This is pretty swell considering the lead singer can’t really sing. If this band was fronted by a top-notch singer like Rachel Goswell or Hope Sandoval, it would be unbelievably awesome.

Shoegazer Sunday: Ulrich Schnauss’ “Clear Day”

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Ulrich Schnauss seems to have played with half the people in Shoegazerdom, from Mojave 3 to Asobi Seksu. Here’s “Clear Day” from one of his solo works, which sounds a bit like Malory.

Shoegazer Sunday: Creepoid’s “Yellow Wallpaper”

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Creepoid hails from Philadelphia. I’m guessing this song is based on the Charlotte Perkins Gilman story of the same name.

It’s been a busy week, so that’s all the context you’re gonna get…

Shoegazer Sunday: Jellybelly’s “Illusion Dreams”

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Here’s another bite of Indonesian shoegaze band Jellybelly:

And is it just me, or does the intro chords to “Illusion Dreams” sound an awful lot like a down-tuned version of Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer”?

It’s a pleasant piece, though the female harmonies need a little work…

Shoegazer Sunday: Seasurfer’s “Waves”

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

And here’s yet another track from St. Marie Records Static Waves 3 compilation, Seasurfer’s “Waves” (which is not a cover of Slowdive’s “Waves”):

Shoegazer Sunday: Drowner Covering Slowdive’s “Hide Yer Eyes”

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

I’m really digging that Saint Marie Records Static Waves 3 album I talked about last week, though it turns out that only about one-third of the songs on it are actually Slowdive covers.

I was completely unaware of Houston band Drowner before they released this amazing cover of “Hide Yer Eyes,” an unreleased Slowdive song I’d never heard before:

I wonder if vocalist Anna Bouchard is doing the harmony electronically, via overdubbing, or with a guest vocalist.

For contrast, here’s the original

I think this is one of those rare cases where the cover is better than the original.

Shoegazer Sunday: Scarlet Youth Cover’s Slowdive’s “Primal

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

I said the fastest way for a band to get featured her is to do a credible cover of Slowdive’s “Primal,” and Scarlet Youth has picked up the gauntlet. It’s not a great cover of “Primal,” but it’s a credible one, so here it is.

It’s off of this compilation album that’s entirely Slowdive covers. Echodrone? SPC ECO? 42 songs for $9.99?

Saint Marie Records is obviously very much on my wavelength…