Articles tagged shoegaze

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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6 Mar 2014 // 7:46 AM

Spotlight Kid - ‘Ten Thousand Hours’ (album stream) (Premiere)

While shoegaze influences are front and center for Spotlight Kid, a better point of reference for Ten Thousand Hours might be Smashing Pumpkins, circa Siamese Dream.

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Eternal Summers: The Drop Beneath

This is an LP that merits liberal use of the repeat button, and, even when it occasionally misfires, there’s always something interesting just around the corner.

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This Is Not Your Bloody Valentine: 10 Essential Non-‘Loveless’ Shoegaze Albums

Despite all the criticism and perhaps unworthy purple praise, there remains virtually a whole movement people ignore outside of its pink, hazy zenith.

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1 Jul 2013 // 10:05 PM

Tripwires: Spacehopper

Tripwires take elements of shoegaze and other familiar indie sounds of the last 20 years, and turn them into one of the year's best debuts.

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pacificUV: After the Dream You Are Awake

Just a year after its last studio LP, pacificUV ups its game in an impressive way, giving some real bite to its dreamy sound.

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No Joy: Wait to Pleasure

No Joy offer up a record that makes their moniker one of the most misleading in popular music.

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10 Apr 2013 // 10:00 PM

Gliss: Langsom Dans

Not quite shoegaze, but not exactly rock 'n' roll, either.

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Bubbling Up: 10 Great Shoegaze Songs Submerged Beneath the Surface

This week's List This celebrates ten shoegaze tracks that were not always celebrated by the scene itself.

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Yuck: Yuck (Deluxe Edition)

The shoegazing Brits re-release their excellent February debut album along with a bonus EP; a nice addition for fans, a must-have for the uninitiated.

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27 Oct 2011 // 8:58 PM

Weekend: Red EP

Red sounds a lot like the Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

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17 Oct 2011 // 8:57 PM

Brief Candles: Fractured Days

Don't judge Brief Candles by the name. On Fractured Days, the shoegazers shine brightly.

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“Something in the Way”: ‘Loveless’ and the Un-Invention of Cock Rock

My Bloody Valentine's Loveless stands as an album of (at least) equal importance to Nirvana's Nevermind, garnering a great deal of its importance for the way that it offers a gender-bending sonic style that severed the entrenched connections between the electric guitar and masculine phallic power.

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8 Sep 2011 // 8:59 PM

Memoryhouse: The Years EP

The Years EP is the kind of record that you’d listen to on headphones while reclining against a tree on a grassy knoll in the late evening, watching the sun go down and seeing pinkish red light reflect on billowing clouds lazily floating by overhead.

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Guitar: It’s Sweet to Do Nothing!

Guitar's newest album, on Clairecords of course, is completely shoegaze-less, but its songs are full and rich, exploring several distinct moods.

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Soon Is Never Soon Enough: Moose’s ‘. . . Xyz’, Remastered

Moose was really never shoegaze. In many ways, Moose was a much more successful band than Ride. Even though that claim is a bit strange, it's never too late to make it.

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Beach Fossils: What a Pleasure EP

Beach Fossils are very keen to draw attention to their own supposedly heartfelt sincerity, but how much does it capitulate to today's weirdly fashionable nostalgia overdose?

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Bubblegum Lemonade: Sophomore Release

With Sophomore Release, you get nearly pitch-perfect recreations of gold sounds from popular music’s past that are unleashed in quick two to three minute bursts.

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Sailors with Wax Wings: Sailors with Wax Wings

Glacial and unmoving, listening to this album might just be the most agonizing 53 minutes of your life.

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Echo Lake - Young Silence (new album / video)

Faint and decked-out in delay effects, the vocals on Echo Lake’s Young Silence EP cascade gently in the mix, with chiming guitars hard-panned to

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