Shoegaze/Dream Pop General
What have you guys been listening to lately?
I've been listening to some Cheatahs, Ride, and Kinoko Teikoku.
Yes I am super excited for it as well.
I hardly ever see anyone mention Coaltar of the Deepers on here. I know they are no longer around but they had some great shoegaze
Pastel Blue is a great Japanese shoegaze band too, in fact I've been getting into a lot of Japanese shoegaze recently. These guys are like Japans Slowdive counterpart
And if you like super dreamy yet crunchy shoegaze, watch this video
Just recently discovered Cheatas. Very good stuff!
I've been rediscovering old Starflyer 59 stuff, specifically Leave Here A Stranger and Gold. These albums are seriously under appreciated.
This is their new style, where they try to be like Lovesliescrushing, which is the guys, or Scott Cortez's, other band.
Here is some classic Astrobrite, in which they were more structured and typical in a sense
I been listening to Harq al'Ada lately. I'm liking how it crosses the shoegaze/dreamy sound with that psych/synth vibe.
Some more Japanese shoegaze i've really been into lately
Clams, great rockish shoegaze
Tatuki Seksu, some might hate the cutesie anime like vocals but I don't mind
Tokyo Shoegazer, I hope you've heard of these guys by now
Cruyff in the Bedroom, give the video a second to start
Coaltar of the Deepers sounded pretty good. I like that they play faster than most shoegaze bands, kind of like Ride.
The Stargazer Lilies sound great as well.
Wow! Pastel Blue sounds really good. I need to finish the rest of this, but the opening track is mind blowing.
Japanese Shoegaze is great. It's one of the reasons I want to go to Japan. To see these bands in person.
Yeah shoegaze is bigger in Japan then most other countries, and on top of that I feel like they are the ones who are/have been pushing the genre in new directions. I'd very much love to visit myself and hopefully have a chance to see them live, but Japan is just cool all the way around, I'd love to live there instead actually..
Here is what I'm listening to right now, not Japanese but still good
The reason for the Christian rock label was that they were on the Christian label tooth and nail for a while. Other than that they don't really have any religious themes in their music except for one song.
Check out Silver for space rock meets shoegaze, Gold and Americana for stripped down shoegaze, and my favorite, Leave here a stranger for gorgeous dream pop. The rest of their discography is pretty good, but it ranges from pop to really depressing acoustic pop.
Hell yeah, Starflyer 59. One Shot Juanita at the end of Gold always tears myself in two.
Clams sound badass
Tatuki Seksu is pretty good. The vocals aren't bad, they remind me of Lush.
Of course, I know Tokyo Shoegazer. They were the first Japanese shoegaze band I heard. I guess they broke up.
Cruyff in the Bedroom sounds really good as well
everything from 1993 to 2003 is shoegaze and dream pop. Talking voice vs singing voice is the only other dream pop album they've done past 2003. Don't bother listening to the one album with the yellow number on the cover. Can't remember what it's called right now. It's shit. Also check out their early eps. Some really good stuff.
Did you mean "Sometimes"? Sorry anon that song is not acoustic, you can just hear the strumming, which was amplified to create a sense of it being acoustic. This is the only artist that comes to mind, all their EPs have that same sound, just not really big walls of sound,
Slowdive - Live in Oslo
>Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Noise Pop,
Not on my watch ;)
Here are my personal rankings + musical genres for each album and Ep:
-Silver (shoegaze/space rock) 8/10
-She's the Queen EP (shoegaze/space rock) 6/10
-Gold (shoegaze) 9/10
-Le Vainqueur EP (shoegaze) 10/10
-Americana (shoegaze) 8/10
-The Fashion Focus (shoegaze/lo fi/dream pop) 8/10
-Fell in love at 22 EP (shoegaze/indie pop) 6/10
-Everybody Makes Mistakes (dream pop) 3/10
-Leave Here a Stranger (dream pop) GOD TIER/10
-Can't Stop Eating EP (indie pop) 6/10
-Old (indie pop) 6/10 (even though the song "Loved Ones" is one of my favorite pop songs of all time.
-I Am the Portuguese Blues (alternative blues) 5/10
-The Last Laurel (indie pop) 7/10
-Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice (dream pop) 7/10
-My Island (indie rock) 5/10
-Dial M (indie rock) 7/10
-The Changing of the Guard (acoustic indie pop) 7/10
-IAMACEO (indie rock) 6/10
Hope this makes it easier for you. And just so you know, even amongst the shit, there's always a little bit of gold to be found.
Anything made by Astrobrite
The Goslings are way noisier
so is Xinlisupreme
A Place to Bury Strangers
so have fun with that i hope they're obscure enough or whatever
Thanks anons, they just had a ton of albums and I am more interested in Shoegaze/dream pop right now, I'll give their whole discography a listen sometime, just for now their early stuff
Southpacific - Constance
>Shoegaze, Space Rock, Ambient
What does /mu/ think of this album?It blew my mind beyond belief
A true 10/10
I know this isn't a BC thread, but what do you guys think?
All we do is listen to Ride, Spacemen 3 and shit. We went to Austin Psych Fest and a had a blast.
I'm going to see them at P4k. Has their reunion been as good as adverised?
Already seen MBV. All I would really need is a good Swervedriver tour and Ride to reunite. Ride is probably the only band (well, maybe REM) that I would fly out to go see somewhere if they reunited. I would literally flip my shit.
What backlash? It get's posted constantly and everybody says either they like it or that it's meh.
Frankly i found it mostly irritating and incoherent. I usually really enjoy structural experimentation, but it just sort of hit me disengenuine babbling.
I think the material may translate better live, but I've not seen them perform.
>Candy Claws - Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time
This took way too long to grow on me
Best shoegaze album of 2014:
XO - Heart
I loved that album, but it was not as good as this
A few songs here and there because I'm also a sucker for britpop, but they clearly peaked at GBA. While Nowhere is their best album, "Leave Them All Behind" is their best song.
You know who else puts on a great show? Medicine. Their set at Austin Psych Fest was intense and loud. To The Happy Few was a great comeback.
>Why does everybody ever think they can pull of shoegaze now a days?
Are you talking about Nothing, or in general? Because if you think shoegaze can't be "pulled off now a days", for one, why are you in this thread? And second, I feel bad for you, you are missing out.
I used to be way into shoegaze but somehow I gradually got bored of everything but MBV and Astrobrite, excluding the later albums where it's lost all structure.
Anything like that come out these days? I feel like a lot of shoegazey music lacks the same force. Last thing I heard that sounded interesting were Fleeting Joys which sadly I could not get into due to the fact that I hated the vocals.
>same part of What You Want
>intro/chorus of Only Shallow
>repeating latter half of I Only Said
And I think that To Here Knows When is the best distillation of the guitar that I've heard. There's barely any trace of the typical functioning of the guitar, just the essence of it roaring out directly, but in a well-crafted way, not merely blaring noise for the sake of noise. Which sounds pretty pretentious but it's a cool fucking track is what I'm trying to say.
I'll contribute with my favorites I've gathered over the years of collecting.
No Joy, recent favorite
Vinyl Williams, psychedelic shoegaze
SPC ECO - Gone
Civic, recent japanese shoegaze
The Sunshine Factory, synth mixed with shoegaze
mikgazer album, basically miku + shoegaze
donawhale, personal favorite, it's a bit mixed with shoegaze. second half of the song is full on reverb
Broken little sister, slow paced, chorus is full of lovely shoegaze
I have been nonstop listening to Sea when absent by a sunny day in glasglow. It combines the best elements of pop with shoegaze and it is sosososo addictive
>shoegaze with elements of jazz
Try Dif Juz
Finally got around to listening to this album yesterday. I've listened to the whole thing through at least four times already. It's too soon to jump to conclusions, but it might already be my favorite "shoegaze" album of this decade.
How does this compare to Velocity : Design : Comfort?
Really into that Citrus album by that band with the japanese name right now. Anybody got something like that?
I've been listening to this blackgaze classic. Highly recommended
Just posting a forgotten shoegaze/dream pop gem
You guys can be the judge of if they remind you of any of your favorites.
I know it's just a little viral EP thingy being meme'd around by /mu/, but I actually like it.
pic related was pretty much my first contact with dreampop, but I haven't found something I liked as much as this since. I tried Slowdive, Candy Claws and MBV if that counts. Any recs?
For all of you looking for the more ethereal stuff like the Cocteaus etc: check out SPC ECO
Silo Too High
I love pic related, i guess it counts as chillwave too. And girl's a qt
Heaven and Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins is just what you're looking for. Gr8 album by the way
Check this out anyway, everything Bradford Cox does is incredibly good for some reason.
I found this band a few months ago cant stop listen to them.
I always thought the simplicity of the lyrics in loveless was a direct contrast to the complexity of the guitars and effects. But not in a bad way at all. The lyrics are beautiful because of that.
I just got into these genres. Been blaring m.b.v.'s Loveless on the walk from work. Where do i go from here? I have their newest album but I can't tear myself away from Loveless to give it a listen.
oh hell yes. some of the high points of my life were listening to a shoegaze album while blazed out of my mind. Notables include Flying Saucer Attack S/T and Grandeur of Hair by the Goslings which you see posted around a lot.
Unfortunately successive listens while high aren't as cool since you get desensitized. Eventually you find yourself straining your ears to hear something more even after you've explored every nook and cranny of your favorite albums. But It's still pretty awesome
His newer stuff is pretty cool, better than the Harq albums, IMO.
Yeah, Flying Saucer Attack is pretty cool. One of the most spaced out examples of shoegaze I could think of.
Have you heard The Goslings' collab with Warmth? It's pretty cool. It's more noise/drone than it is shoegaze though.
I haven't heard anything else by them, but I kinda like their brand of drone so I might check it out.
Reminds me, check out 93millionmilesfromthesun. Really good dronegaze. Not as heavy as goslings, more of a space rock sound very reminiscent of FSA.
IMO shoegaze's biggest loss is the fact that Ambulance LTD never got the attention it deserved. They released one fantastic LP (entitled simply 'LP') and a great EP. They were in the process of recording a second album that was being produced by their fan John Cale (ya know, the original violist/bassist of The Velvet Underground, who also produced Patti Smith's Horses and the first Stooges record), but their record label went bankrupt and wouldn't let them out of their contract, meaning they couldn't release any material for years and as such have been effectively inactive. Despite essentially being a shoegaze band, they're actually a pretty eclectic indie pop group.
Meeks - Beatless
A Japanese shoegaze cover album of The Beatles.
I know, I know. Just give it a listen, has a really nice sound to it. I enjoy every cover.
What do you think of the depreciation guild?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmYJE2NvjzM
used to be my favorite album
it's like 2/3rds chiptune 1/3 shoegaze
their later album is pretty good but they flipped it to 1/3rd chiptune and 2/3rd shoegaze
also the dudes in that band went to form the pains of being pure at heart
I've been listening to Slowdive's Just For A Day, and Lemon's Chair, a japanese shoegaze band.
if you want to hear some great melancholic shoegaze/post-rock check out Lemon's Chair - I Hate? I Hope?
Sweet Vally Slumber Party
Great band, underrated in the gazing scene.
Am I the only one who thinks pic related definitely qualifies as shoegaze? Seriously the whole thing is full of reverb and synths and shit.
the problem with a lot of shoegaze is that the chord progression is so uninspiring. usually it's two chords alternating for the rest of the song and slap on some reverb and muff to that.
to contribute here's some kinoko teikoku, this song pretty much got me hooked on this band.
Listening to a lot of Craft Spells. Followed them around on tour for a few shows; their latest release 'Nausea' is a fresh new Dream pop sound, very different from 'Idle Labor'. Listening to lots of Wild Nothing too. Really hope they make a full length going in the direction they went in 'Empty Estate', I dig it. I met Jack Tatum in New York a couple weeks back; really chill, humble dude.
New recs go to Seapony, Tamaryn, Small Black.
All Of One
Here's some recent shoegaze I don't think anyone's mentioned:
Also some random South American shoegaze I thought was pretty cool
I saw them live yesterday evening. They were fucking great. I honestly think they might be one of the biggest names in shoegaze currently.
Also they're all really chill in person.