For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s Australian shoegaze band The Dunes (sometimes spelled TheDunes) with “Post Office Rock,” another entry in the “Damn, waltz-time Shoegaze sounds really good” sweepsteaks. (See also: Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” and Auburn Lull’s “Arc of an Outsider.”)
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I really am on a Slowdive cover kick. Skies of Ember is a Filipino band, and although it says so nowhere in the title or description, this video is actually a live instrumental cover of Slowdive’s “Catch the Breeze.”
Evidently I just can’t get enough of Slowdive covers. Here’s the now defunct (or on hiatus) Center of the Sun doing a crunchy, guitar-drenched cover of “Machine Gun.”
They also did a cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You.” Obviously this is a band on my wavelength…
Silvania is Peruvian duo currently resident in Spain (and not a manufacturer of inferior lightbulbs). “Trilce” is from the “floaty, spacy” branch of Shoegaze.
I hope you like religious statuary…
Chicago-based Airiel’s newest EP, Kid Games, features some truly beautiful work. including “Funereals,” which has an ethereal wall-of-sound that reminds me of Popol Vu’s soundtrack to Aquirre: The Wrath of God.
Here again is Austin’s own The Asteroid Shop with a live version of their song “Dandelion.” Imagine a cross between Mazzy Star and The National.
The guitar sound is fine, but they would be helped by having a female co-singer to harmonize with. They could really use a Hope Sandoval…
Here’s old-school UK Shoegaze band Bleach with “Surround.”
Time for another dose of the High Violets:
This is going to stretch the definition of Shoegaze, since “Put Your Sad Down” leans more heavily in the TechnoPop direction (imagine a cross between Sarah McLaughlin and 1984-era Eurythmics, with maybe of soupcon of Peter Gabriel’s “Shaking the Tree”). But School of Seven Bells made their bones as a Shoegaze/Dreampop outfit, and after listening to the opening, I decided I needed to have it. It’s off their five song EP of the same name, and Alejandra Deheza’s auto-harmonies are very tasty indeed.
If you find yourself losing patience with it, skip from any time after 2:30 or so to 9:20
I’ll also have to check out their new album Ghostory.
Sadly, Benjamin Curtis, one of band’s the two founding members, died of lymphoma in December.