Posts Tagged ‘Shoegazer’

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.

Shoegazer Sunday: SummerMay’s “Shine”

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Here’s “Shine,” another one from Zurich’s SummeryMay. The best description I can come up with for them is “Imagine a Christian shoegaze Night Ranger that doesn’t suck.” They were having some trouble wrapping their head around the concept…

Shoegazer Sunday: Sugar Plant’s “Rise”

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Sugar Plant are on the softer end of Japanese Shoegaze. Here they are with “Rise.”

Their Happy EP (which includes “Rise”) is available from iTunes.

Shoegazer Sunday: Galaxie 500 Covers Joy Division’s “Ceremony”

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s Galaxie 500 covering seminal punk band Joy Division’s “Ceremony”:

Shegazer Sunday: Tripwires’ “Cinnamon”

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s UK psychedelic shoegaze outfit Tripwires (not to be confused with Midwestern frat rock band Tripwire) with the short, high octane “Cinnamon.”

I think the video features footage from Alejandro Jordowsky’s Holy Mountain, which includes some very brief nudity.