>Favorite/Least favorite albums?
>Favorite/Least favorite bands?
>Your shoegaze project?
>What have you been listening to recently?
>(Worst) shoegaze AOTYs?
>Any upcoming shoegaze you're looking forward to?
>Things you like/dislike about the genre shoegaze?
Have fun or something.
Does anyone have recs on the more aggressive side of shoegaze?
I enjoy pretty much every shoegaze-influenced genre that I can think of off the top of my head but I can't think of any straight shoegaze albums that I enjoy
Can anyone recommend me a shoegaze album that might change my mind
Keep in mind I've heard all the classics
This is at least a year out of date but I think it still gives a decent idea of what I enjoy
I'd consider Deathconsciousness and Weighing Souls With Sand straight shoegaze albums.
It you like it on the darker side of things, you might like The Goslings, Planning for Burial, Skywave, and maybe Airs.
HANL don't really fit a single genre, and The Angelic Process are drone metal
At least according to me, but I don't know anything
I've heard The Goslings, love them but wouldn't consider them shoegaze at all, also heard Airs, they were shit
I'll have a look at the other two
I like the sound of this album. I don't know what is my favourite shoegaze album, but I like more pop/rock oriented ones.
>lofi, noise rock shoegaze
maybe not technically shoegaze, but I think you'll like this
>sludge pop, noise rock, wall of sound guitars
I would say HANL or The Angelic Process are just shoegaze fused with other styles. Same with Goslings. It's not like they're fitting in a new genre, but they fit into multiple ones.
Grey Zine - Destitution
>breeze punk, lofi, sleepy
Whirr are the greatest band of all time.
I finally got around to listening to Candy Claws. I listened to Calypso first while i was high and it fucking floored me. SO many tiny little electronic effects reverbed to make them massage your ears. I listened to Sea Life next and it was probably even better
>nsync tier vocals that are so high in the mix you can understand every single word
the 4th track is literally a guy singing MCR lyrics over a slightly reverb-tinged karaoke beat. There are some decent tracks but most of it isn't that much better.
>japanese diary voiceovers
Meh. I loved Distressor. I thought Pipe Dreams was almost as good, had a few great tracks. Around was really good but I honestly don't like the post-rocky sound they're going for now. They had more of a hazy, summery vibe before that made me dig them.
yep, because I was referring to how they physically modulate their voice as opposed to production and the general role of vocals in shoegaze.
i believe the genre you actually enjoy is dream pop
I'm just getting into Shoegaze, and I was going through the "influential" bands and got to this album, and I thought it was the most boring, simple, repetitive shite I have recently heard. I was listening to it while lying in bed trying to relax and I had to turn it off because lines like "my toes have faces" were making me legitimately laugh. Then I found out p4k gave it a 10. Why?
Someone please explain why this is good in any way.
I kinda know what you mean. I can't really get into Galaxie 500. His vocals kind of bother me with with how bad they sound.
However, on at least some of the songs, like the one you quoted, they actually create very lush and beautiful instrumental compositions. Also the solo on 'Another Day' is fantastic use of delay.
Yeah i would say if you want to get into shoegaze just listen to some popular shoegaze albums.
p4k probably gave it a high score because its influential. If youre not into the more post punk roots of shoegaze you could stick with drone metal and noiserock to get a similar heavy guitar wall feel. also black metal.
I think it's influential as far as song structure and melody goes, but yeah those adam sandler vocals take a while to get used to
It's a pretty nice album though, grows on you pretty hard
I love Galaxie 500...it is simple, repetitive and consistent but also very lush and the guitars are great. Dean's singing is very alien but the lyrics can be very relatable. I also love how they structure most of their songs...verse, chorus, verse, chorus, solo,
Loved this. Any more like it?
>this guy's youtube channel owns for finding japanese shoegaze bands
>mfw already subbed to that channel
Please guys, I need the link for this! Archive links are dead, can't find it on soulseek neither
Hey, southpacific, cool band.
I (and others I have spoken to) dislike that the focus on the "shoegaze aesthetic" often undermines and removes focus from rewarding songwriting, going so far as to overshadow it completely and make for an unrewarding listen.
It's amazing how much of a power gap there is between Loveless and other shoegazing albums in this regard.
Did anyone listen to this? What did you think?
Personally I enjoyed it, but I wasn't a fan of the whole Japanese whispered vocals thing. It also wasn't particularly groundbreaking in any way.
What was the best shoegaze release this year and why was it this?
if it was fucking Cheetahs then it could only be so from having the only album released this year being Cheetahs
soft gaze snoozefest if I've ever heard one
Not a shoegaze connoisseur, but a huge fan of this album
Can someone rec me some essential shoegaze. I loved Loveless, Isn't Anything, and Souvlaki.
It seems that most of the shoegaze bands that I run into more or less sound the same or try to hard to sound like MBV
What exactly is shoegaze? Is it a short-lived movement of the late 80s and early 90s characterized by a handful of bands such as Moose, MBV, Slowdive, and Ride, or does it also encompass those that came before like the Chameleons, the Jesus & Mary Chain, and those that come after, such as Seefeel, Bowery Electric, A Place to Bury Strangers?
That is to say, is shoegaze that pre-Britpop British movement of a fusion of dream-pop, noise-pop, and post-punk bands that ends with the ascendancy of Oasis and Grunge, or is shoegaze a musical genre in its own right?
I mean, I know the traditional definition, but it seems the term lacks a precise definition.
once (if) you read more about both genres I believe you'll find room for both of them in yr heart
>but it seems the term lacks a precise definition.
welcome to music
listening to astrobite/pinkshinyultrablast for the first time now and its a much harsher wall of sound compared to loveless, i like it im just not sure what i like about it, its beautiful and noisy
shoegaze is a term someone came up with, like any term that is applied to anything. Unless there's some very technical points about the music that you're playing then there's going to be some fuzziness about what is and what isn't a part of the genre. That being said, I consider Bowery Electric to have shoegaze elements, most notably their out of nowhere, bending wall of guitar sound.
I know it's dream pop, but I fucking love this album and the rest of their stuff seems less compelling than this, yet it seems to be forgotten most of the time.
Ella Megalast Burls Forever still makes me tear up.
Some guy in the last shoegaze general was talking about digital artifacts or something in Slowdive songs, and I don't know what those are tell me about them.
Unless he was talking out of his ass of course.
The Goslings - Grandeur of Hair
> Noise Rock, Shoegaze, Lo Fi,
Not sure where to keep going with Shoegaze.
Loved Loveless (top 5 albums of all time for me), enjoyed Ringo Deathstarr, but Slowdive's Souvlaki disappointed me with it's really shit lyrics.
Sounds way more interesting than most of the shoegaze that I've heard recently. If you got in a proper studio it'd probably sound great. Although I'm mostly just a fan of the reverby sections.
The Goslings - Between the Dead
>Noise Rock, Shoegaze, Noise, Drone,
This is pretty damn great
Right here, my favorite band.
I liked Eternal Summers' and XO's.
Also fuck shoegaze covers like these man fuck them so hard.
Nothing and their Guilty of Everything was pretty sweet as well.
Playlounge's debut was alright but nothing impressive
It's a scene and a fusion genre. The scene is long gone but the sound they had lives on. Some people talk about nu-gaze. It was influenced by dream pop, noise rock, alternative rock and post-punk just like you mentioned. Bands that could retrospectively be called shoegaze like Cocteau Twins, The Chameleons or The Jesus and Mary Chain don't exactly bring all the components of shoegaze together in the way the scene itself did, but they're important precursors.
To understand what exactly is shoegaze, you should also have a good idea of what dream pop is. Dream pop is not shoegaze's poppier brother, but rather a huge umbrella of different sounds that, in the form they had in the 80s, influenced shoegaze. Shoegaze on the other hand had a huge influence on dream pop so alot of post-shoegaze dream pop has a sound difficult or unnecessary to differentiate from shoegaze. Then again, nowadays there are also alot of dream pop artists (Sleep ? Over to name one), that don't really have the shoegaze elements apart from the dream pop, but get the label because, well, that's how notable shoegaze is. And then there are bands like Beach House which would sound completely different without the shoegaze influence, but people tend to be more comfortable with calling them dream pop as they don't have the apathy of shoegaze.
tl;dr: dream pop and some other genres clashed together as the shoegaze scene which created their own brand of music called shoegaze which in return influenced later dream pop artists alot and has been revivalized throughout the last couple decades
Shoegaze as in guitarists gazing at their shoes. Why? To control the huge amount of pedals they use to create their sound. To me shoegaze is all about highly processed guitar sound made possible by the technological advancement of the 80s - mostly digital reverb and delay units.
Southpacific - Constance
>Shoegaze, Space Rock, Ambient
Coaltar of the Deepers - Newave
>Shoegaze, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock,
Coaltar of the Deepers - Yukari Telepath
How do you guys feel about Monster Machine- Last Night Something Happened? Finishing the album now, I'd give it a light 6 with the first three tracks being pretty bad, but the rest is p nice
I feel like a cunt making posts like this (shameless "help me find music" post), but is this not shoegaze?
I have a hard time finding music quite like this. I feel like it's different than most of what I find when I search shoegaze or follow these threads (like Cocteau Twins or whatever).
Is it more dreampop or something
Why can't it just be both? It began as a scene preceding Brit-Pop, and through developing its own set of genre conventions became something more.
Let's just say it's no Slowdive, even though there are related band members. There are sonically interesting bits here and there, nothing groundbreaking though. The latter half of the album is definitely stronger than the first. It feels like a band that couldn't decide between making dreampop or purer shoegaze on a few tracks.
Sounds like shoegaze to me. I don't know too many bands like Whirr, but Cocteau Twins lean more towards dream pop than they do towards shoegaze.
Have you heard LSD and the Search for God? They're kind of essential.
>LSD and the Search for God?
First song I looked up is EXACTLY the kind of thing I was looking for. I guess I just need to explore the genre (and subgenres) more, since they're more diverse than I expected. Thanks!
A lot of releases kind of go under /mu/'s radar, so generals are a good place to find obscure/slept on music. It also makes whatever unheard album you're sharing more likely to be heard.
whirr is most definitely shoegaze. There are some decent essentials lists on the /mu/ wiki, and there's this pastebin of links from dream pop december that has a whole lot of shit.
I would suggest listening to The December Sound - Silver Album which is probably one of my favorite shoegaze albums.
This is still one of my favorite jazz-gaze albums.
This is all I have from this year. I haven't listened to that Nadja album yet.
Probably either HANL or Fatal Nostalgia.
Yeah but the only blackgaze I've heard that has the noise and aggression that I'm looking for is Nahvalr, and that's not even blackgaze.
I'm actually leaning towards the more punk side of it though.
And I'll check that out.
More than I've listened gotten through this year. My current favorite is still pic related.
love this EP
this is one of my favorite shoegaze songs
tokyo shoegazer - fragments
this one is also pretty good by No Joy
This one is also a hidden gem IMO by Bertoia
He kinda is. U2 are sort of a post punk band that probably were influenced a little bit by the music of the 80s, including early shoegaze. Especially Edge since he was the guitarist
Is there such a thing as sludgegaze? Pic related is my best guess.
I wasn't a fan of Lightfoils. Like Sunny Day in Glasgow's latest album, the vocals were a huge turnoff for me, and the guitars were cranked down to Mazzy Star levels in an album that's supposed to be shoegaze.
I heard Wye Oak's latest album (Civilian?) and their work is definitely influenced by shoegaze. I'd say that there are bands that fit the label less than they do and still get it.
Btw the girl is pretty waifu tier. Love the vocals and her guitar work. And the dude can multitask like crazy
I found out about these guys last week and I'm obsessed, I must have listened to every song they got on Youtube and so far I've yet to hear one bad one. WTF is going here? Why aren't these guys selling millions? Why isn't the music industry promoting the f*ck out of them? Everybody i've showed them to so far says the same thing, they're amazing. Yet the music industry continues to promote the f*ck out of retards like Kanye or Disney karaoke frauds like Miley Cyrus or twits like Taylor Swift whose songs belong in commercials for candy or these idiots Imagine Dragons who use every music cliche in the book. Who the hell is running the music industry today? .
I think that album is a little boring by shoegaze standards, not really my fav, it's ok. You're thick if you think that shoegaze is something with mass appeal and has the same audience as a shoegaze artist does. Also, I like Kanye.
What's the consensus on this? I think I missed the discussion on it.
That's exactly how I feel. Just wanted to see what the shoegaze crowd here thought, since it hasn't been mentioned I thought it might have been viewed negatively. Probably my shoegaze AOTY but then again I haven't really heard much I've liked so far.
If Scribble Mural Comic Journal is one of them, jump on it
True Widow. could also maybe classify as stoner metal but they still fit. all their stuff is great as well.
It's a damn shame this is the only thing they did.
>Yuck's two LPs are gold
Their second album is complete shit.
Rubber is the best track they put out and one of my favorite shoegaze songs ever.
Speaking of which is there anything else that sounds like that song?
Oshin is just... man, give it a listen
And people say Yuck is not so good, but I personally love them and just looove their second album so much, they have beautiful songs like Rebirth or Out Of Time
But must people stick with Rubber because muh general shoegaze structure even though they have better songs with their music sense
So I'm 2 tracks into this and it's really great. Intense, heavy, fuzzy, droning guitars.
I'm pretty happy
So else is really into this album?
It's Common Era by Belong.
Does anyone have the PDFs of
>Barbed Wire Kisses: The Jesus and Mary chain story
>A scene in between: Tripping through the fashions of UK indie music
Anyone else think that this is amazing? Might be my AOTY right here.
Some Shoegazy/dream pop influance in this http://youtu.be/edRq99Kk6S0
These guys were always my favorite. Their most recent was probably more shoegaze, but they're more of a prog-rock/shoegaze fusion. Also one of my favorite live bands.
A Place to Bury Strangers - s/t
>Post-Punk, Noise Rock/Pop, Shoegaze
Yall niggas haven't posted this yet? Step it up.
>vocaloid, Shoegaze, comfy, betterthaniexpectedittobe-core