Posts Tagged ‘Shoegazer’

Shoegazer Sunday: Lights That Change’s “Beautiful Soul”

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Lights That Change is a neo-Shoegaze band out of the UK. With “Beautiful Soul” they offer up a bright, gauzy, floating slab of prettiness with some great female vocals.

Sadly, it seems that vocalist Lisa VonH has already split with the band.

Shoegazer Sunday: Terminal Sound System’s “Lords Of The Living, Masters Of The Dead”

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Terminal Sound System is the latest incarnation of Skye Klein, who I first encountered A Beautiful Machine, whose “Breathe in Space” has been ensconced in my personal top 10 list ever since. On “Lords Of The Living, Masters Of The Dead,” the heavy side of A Beautiful Machine (see, for example, “Home”) get’s slowed down for a doom-laden piece hailing from the netherworld between Shoegaze, Post-Rock, and Doom/Depressive Metal for a sound that reminds me of Talking heads’ “The Overload” with a bit of acid rock thrown in for good measure.

A most appropriate sound for a band whose name suggests the end of all things (though I could do without the hippie ashram bit in the late middle…).

Shoegazer Sunday: Center of the Sun’s “Home”

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

There’s still some Sunday left, so here’s Center of the Sun again with “Home”.

Shoegazer Sunday: Stumbleine Covers “Fade Into You”

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Yet another cover, this one UK’s Stumbleine covering Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You.”

Shoegazer Sunday: All These Fallen Trees’ “God Created Earth, We Created Heaven”

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

All These Fallen Trees sounds a bit more post-rock than Shoegaze, but “God Created Earth, We Created Heaven” hits a sweet mellow spot between Midsummer and Explosions in the Sky.

Sunday Shoegazer: The Dune’s “Post Office Rock”

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

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.”)

Shoegazer Sunday: Skies of Ember Covers Slowdive’s “Catch the Breeze”

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

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.”

Sunday Shoegazer: Center of the Sun Covers Slowdive’s “Machine Gun”

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

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…

Shoegazer Sunday: Silvania’s “Trilce”

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

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…

Shoegazer Sunday: Airiel’s “Funerals”

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

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.