Articles tagged shoegaze

Various Artists: Still in a Dream 1988-1995: A Story of Shoegaze

This handsome, five-disc, 87-track box has more shoegaze than you can shake a delay pedal at.

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1 Feb 2016 // 2:20 AM

DIIV: Is the Is Are

The Brooklyn-based band seems either unwilling or incapable of taking the artistic steps to make music that isn't just more of what they've done before.

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The Altered Hours - ‘In Heat Not Sorry’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Altered Hours' sound ranges from ethereal darkness to pysch-heavy trance to dreamy shoegaze, which makes it really easy to find yourself enveloped within their singular world.

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The Besnard Lakes: A Coliseum Complex Museum

A deep love for texture and amplification is what gives Besnard Lakes' records their distinctive flair, manifesting a capacity to engage with a kaleidoscopic resonance.

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The Telescopes: Splashdown: The Complete Creation Recordings 1990-1992

Splashdown gives this short, prolific period of the Telescopes’ history a sense of balance that few back in the day might've admitted.

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28 Oct 2015 // 1:20 AM

Cheatahs: Mythologies

Cheatahs continue to successfully hoard and re-interpret sounds from shoegaze and early-'90s guitar rock. Too bad their hooks and melodies are inconsistent.

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18 Sep 2015 // 1:15 AM

Telekinesis: Ad Infinitum

Wherein Michael Lerner finds a renewed sense of purpose, without losing sight of what has drawn listeners to his music in the first place.

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27 Aug 2015 // 1:15 AM

Deaf Wish: Pain

The Australian noise-merchants return with their feedback, heavy distortion and stylistic juxtaposition.

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The Bird and the Bee: Recreational Love

The subtle charm and sly sophistication of the style makes you gaze at shoes and tap your feet at the same time.

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Late Night Friends - ‘What I Think I’m Not’ (album stream) (premiere)

Los Angeles' Late Night Friends eschew a sunny Cali vibe for a greyer, heavier, northern British aesthetic that recalls '90s shoegaze.

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Silver Shields - “I Wonder if You’re Thinking of Me Now” (audio) (premiere)

The shoegaze tradition is upheld faithfully by this talented young English band.

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Lycia - “Blue” (audio) (premiere)

The darkwave veterans return with a stunning, haunting new track.

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10 Jul 2015 // 1:05 AM

Valet: Nature

Valet’s first album in seven years captures an element of first-generation shoegaze that many new-school groups too often miss.

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30 Jun 2015 // 1:10 AM

No Joy: More Faithful

Shoegaze revivalists No Joy deliver their best work yet with the transcendent More Faithful.

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Ancient River - “Stay With Me” (video) (premiere)

The Florida band's dreamy music serves as the soundtrack for an equally surreal short film.

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Sleep Therapy - “This is Power” (audio) (premiere)

Atlanta's own Sleep Therapy channels the more direct, rock-oriented side of shoegaze on "This is Power".

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Rolemodel - “Cruel Intentions” (video) (Premiere)

The Toronto band blends confessional themes and dreamy shoegaze on this new track.

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Surrender the Spirit - “Hard Enough” (video) (Premiere)

Retina-jarring visuals and grimy, thickly layered shoegaze come together in Surrender the Spirit's "Hard Enough".

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Teenage Wrist - “Summer” (audio) (Premiere) + EP Announcement

Shoegaze vocals, alt-rock distortion, and post-rock guitars come together on "Summer", a track by the new collaborative group Teenage Wrist, featuring members of Chain Gang of 1974 and Swing Hero.

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Nothing: Guilty of Everything

While offering shockingly little beyond what was already on offer by the mid-90s, this beautifully cynical debut comes at a cost.

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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