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von Braun
Oct 30, 2009


Broder Daniel Forever

Raise is without doubt one of the very best. A personal favourite. They are actually working on new material and have for a while so there is hope for a tour!

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precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town




His Name Is Alive have often flirted with noise-pop and their new album, Tecuciztecatl, is definitely psyche-noise-pop. It's also a concept album about a woman being pregnant with twins, one good and one evil. It's really drat good, I'm more a fan of their earlier albums than the past few but this one is a return to the awesomeness of Stars On ESP.

eckoelab
Apr 7, 2005

we are chaos in motion

Just also reporting in that the Slowdive show was amazing. It was well worth the 23 year wait for myself. Sonic psychedelic shoegaze bliss wrapping the crowd in a nostalgic haze, and they were in top performance ability, especially for not playing together for so long. Highlights of the evening were Catch the Breeze and Golden Hair....talk about being blown away by a wall of sound. I never thought I was going to have the chance to catch these folks live, and i have to say that I am very happy for them in this successful run. They really deserve it. I agree with the folks above that Golden Hair would have been a spectacular high note to close the night with, though their encore tracks were 40 Days and Albatross, which were nice to hear.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

The shoegaze reunion tour continues... Ride are going to be playing some shows.

http://pitchfork.com/news/57511-rid...nce-world-tour/

vivisectvnv
Aug 5, 2003


So is Swervedriver!

http://www.avclub.com/article/swerv...bum-1998-212030

Pretty extensive tour as well!

Beep Street
Aug 22, 2006

Chemotherapy and marijuana go together like apple pie and Chevrolet.

uber_stoat posted:

The shoegaze reunion tour continues... Ride are going to be playing some shows.

http://pitchfork.com/news/57511-rid...nce-world-tour/
I was lucky enough to get tickets for Ride. So excited!

abelwingnut
Dec 23, 2002



This is going to be pretty random, but does anybody want to trade two tickets to the NYC Ride show for two tickets to the London Roundhouse show?

e: Or if anyone could point me to a site where I could buy second-hand tickets for the Roundhouse show that'd be much obliged. I see two for 200 on Stubhub.co.uk. I could do that, but...would like to spend less than $400 if possible. Or am I being unrealistic?

abelwingnut fucked around with this message at 05:57 on Nov 22, 2014

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town




uber_stoat posted:

The shoegaze reunion tour continues... Ride are going to be playing some shows.

http://pitchfork.com/news/57511-rid...nce-world-tour/

I hope they're promising not to play any songs recorded later than "Black Nite Crash".

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

In an interview they said they're just going to play the hits on this tour. They don't want to insult their fans.

Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011


I saw Beautiful Noise. It was alright.

Probably Magic
Oct 9, 2012



vivisectvnv posted:

So is Swervedriver!

http://www.avclub.com/article/swerv...bum-1998-212030

Pretty extensive tour as well!

Oh hell yes, I know where I'm going to be in March.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

So here's a thing that just happened:

http://instagram.com/p/vzHXrxlYcU/

wish I coulda been there.

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

Miscommunicated with a friend and now neither of us have Ride tickets. They sold out in less than 3 minutes. Lots on Stubhub though for $75!

Fart of Presto
Feb 9, 2001


Clapping Larry

Beautiful Noise is finally available to buy/stream on demand/download in SD+HD

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/beautifulnoise

Josef K. Sourdust
Jul 16, 2014

"To be quite frank, Platinum sucks at making games. Vanquish was terrible and Metal Gear Rising: Revengance was so boring it put me to sleep."



Bumping this thread with a bit more Curve love. No reason, just revisiting on Youtube. Here are some highlights:

Chinese Burn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s0qbqZeoIk
Ten Little Girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ProMC3LB4PM
Horror Head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ7_ufLazwM
Fait Accompli (extended): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW94HUWC8WY

Stunning production by Alan Moulder.
Toni Halliday will haunt your inadequate goonish dreams....

Pomplamoose
Jun 28, 2008



Fart of Presto posted:

Beautiful Noise is finally available to buy/stream on demand/download in SD+HD

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/beautifulnoise

About time! I went ahead and updated the OP.

net work error
Feb 26, 2011



Randomly came across this and actually thought it was pretty neat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9P9Rc9VTHA

Floodixor
Aug 22, 2003

Forums Electronic MusiciaBRRRIIINGYIPYIPYIPYIP

Josef K. Sourdust posted:

Bumping this thread with a bit more Curve love. No reason, just revisiting on Youtube. Here are some highlights:

Chinese Burn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s0qbqZeoIk
Ten Little Girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ProMC3LB4PM
Horror Head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ7_ufLazwM
Fait Accompli (extended): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW94HUWC8WY

Stunning production by Alan Moulder.
Toni Halliday will haunt your inadequate goonish dreams....

Fist-bumping you with genuine appreciation and in total agreement, forums poster username Josef K. Sourdust. Man, Curve was such an underrated band back when they were active, and they still don't get enough love and recognition currently, as well. I'm a huge fan, and through my last 8 or so years as an enthusiastic and actively-practicing record collector, I've gathered the following Curve albums, each one in their glorious format of beautiful, precious vinyl:



Clockwise from upper-left:

Curve Radio Sessions (complete with a neat poster folded in the sleeve, too!)
Cuckoo
Horror Head 12" Remixes
Doppelganger



Clockwise from upper-left:

Chinese Burn 12" single - which has the badass Dean Garcia remix made under his "Headcase" moniker - love the vocoder work on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzmuz2NbBWk
Missing Link 12"single - includes the Trent Reznor remix
Fait Accompli 12" single
Pink Girl With The Blues 7" single
Clipped/Galaxy 7" single

Additionally, I also have the following records below, which aren't in those two prior photos posted above because they're currently at my old place:

Blindfold 7" EP:


Coast Is Clear 7" single:


Coming Up Roses 12" single (which includes the rad remix by loving Kevin Shields, which is a musical pairing that makes total sense, IMO):


I wish that CDs hadn't been so popular around the time that Come Clean was released, which was in 1998, as Curve basically ceased putting out their future releases on vinyl after that. Granted, they weren't exactly lighting up the Billboard charts and also had some record label troubles, which resulted in a gradual shift from Curve releasing albums in multiple formats (including vinyl) to only releasing albums on CD, with some of their final released work being available only digitally via downloads, MP3s, etc.

I can't remember how I found out about Curve, but I got into shoegaze very significantly from industrial bands, actually - I think Curve opened for Acumen Nation on one of their tours. My introduction to Curve was via Come Clean, which I think had been cited within industrial circles that I was in as a good album that married guitar-heavy, distortion-emphasis style with electronics/industrial-ish sounds, with all of it working well together and anchored by a rad frontwoman. Once I first heard Come Clean, I was in love right away and then worked my way backwards in their discography (with their earlier albums like Cuckoo, Doppleganger, and Pubic Fruit still being some of my overall favorite Curve records).

What I love about Curve's sound, among many other reasons, is how it straddles multiple genres fairly effortlessly - they can be aggressive enough to fit the industrial niche, they can have terrific hooks that could be considered more of a hard rock genre, their earlier albums lean quite a bit on shoegaze, or some of their lighter tracks could be classified as straight-up pop songs (with absolutely zero implication of that being a bad thing whatsoever). Plus, Toni was/is married to Alan Moulder, and that's not a loving downside at all as far as who's behind the boards for producing an album (or in his case, albums).

Sure, they get labelled as a precursor of Garbage's later eventual output (and it's not a totally unfair comparison, IMO), but Curve really explored far more ground than Garbage ever did. I think that also resulted in collaborating with a lot of different types of musicians, too - Curve was a band who could get Falling Free remixed by Aphex Twin and get another track from the same album, at the same time, remixed by some big beat group like Lunatic Calm, or by a shoegaze pioneer like Kevin Shields, or by Trent Reznor, and so on. That's a really admirable trait in my opinion and I really wish that there were comparable bands around today.

Actually, that's a question for this thread: ARE there any similar groups currently that share Curve's sound?

edit: if anyone is a fan of Curve's more shoegaze-y songs, you should definitely check out Dean Garcia's solo band SPC ECO, which features his daughter on vocals, I believe. Here's one of the first singles they put out called "For All Time": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPtyDjQEyCc, which is a really good song, IMO. Even for folks who aren't Curve enthusiasts but are still fans of general shoegaze overall should totally give that song a chance. I haven't heard a ton of SPC ECO's other output, but from the stuff I've heard so far, it's all pretty consistently solid.

edit: woah, YES, Swervedriver tour! Yessss.

Floodixor fucked around with this message at 21:44 on Dec 29, 2014

eckoelab
Apr 7, 2005

we are chaos in motion

i haven't found any other band that could nail down Curve's intensity, softness, and bitterness like they do. Some groups can pull off certain elements, but as a whole, nothing has been close. For a while there, Garbage was sort of seen as the pop band who stole Curve's style and made it into something shiny, commercial, and practical, but as far as spirit was concerned they never came close. I discovered Curve in 1991, when I saw their video for 'Coast is Clear' and fell over myself trying to locate anything and everything I could by them and am now going on a 24 year fanboy crush over Toni.

Drove 8 hours to see them play live in 1997 and it was worth every minute of that long drive. Glad to see more folks appreciating their sound. And SPC ECO is actually pretty nice, and perhaps the closest you may come to Curve in this day. Garcia has been very hit and miss with me in his side projects, but I have appreciated SPC ECO.

this track is just a cosmic orgasim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2RCytDy_Vg


I am also a fan of her stuff with Leftfield
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L16lITl6o4M

and on Recoil's release
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8yw94kPqm4

eckoelab fucked around with this message at 00:35 on Jan 1, 2015

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

I can't remember
what she came here for

I can't remember
much of anything
anymore




Is there anywhere to rent Beautiful Noise? I went to rent it last night but saw you can only buy it for $15 on Vimeo, and I don't really feel like paying that much to watch it once.

Floodixor
Aug 22, 2003

Forums Electronic MusiciaBRRRIIINGYIPYIPYIPYIP

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Is there anywhere to rent Beautiful Noise? I went to rent it last night but saw you can only buy it for $15 on Vimeo, and I don't really feel like paying that much to watch it once.

Seconded by me, as well.

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town




I always thought Come sounded a bit like Curve.

Also Silverfish and solo Ruby.

edit: apparently there is a terrible newer band named Silverfish which is the only one on Spotify, that is not the band I am referring to. There are also like five artists named Ruby but the one I'm talking about is on Spotify if you search for her album "Salt Peter" you'll find the right one

precision fucked around with this message at 00:08 on Jan 5, 2015

eckoelab
Apr 7, 2005

we are chaos in motion

well, Sliverfish was Shirley Manson's (Garbage) first group, so the sound alike seems to have always been there. I found their sound to be a bit edgy/90's alt, or more so than Curve, but I can see your direction. Not sure I hear the Ruby reference, except for the power direction of the music. Lesley Rankine's voice is way harsher, though I loved her in Pigface! Sadly, Ruby's new stuff is quite awful.

eckoelab fucked around with this message at 16:03 on Jan 5, 2015

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town




Lesley Rankine was the singer for Silverfish though.

The band with Shirley Manson was Angelfish

precision fucked around with this message at 07:12 on Jan 5, 2015

hexwren
Feb 27, 2008



You're thinking Angelfish


efb

eckoelab
Apr 7, 2005

we are chaos in motion

ahh, my mistake! You are correct!
got my fishes mixed up, as it has been about 17 years since i listened to either of them, honestly

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town




Speaking of Pigface though, I just noticed they have like ten live albums on Spotify.

Stravinsky
May 31, 2011



Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Is there anywhere to rent Beautiful Noise? I went to rent it last night but saw you can only buy it for $15 on Vimeo, and I don't really feel like paying that much to watch it once.


Floodixor posted:

Seconded by me, as well.

No sorry dudes outside of being a backer or paying for a dvd/blueray or going to a fest where its showing your going to have to go through vimeo at least for the time being. Maybe one day but its not really their priority right now when they are still getting caught up with fulfilling backer rewards and orders.

marilyn strife
May 25, 2013


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI8BRbG_ad4


weird that nobod has posted him here, and only in the ambient/drone/noise thread but Simon Scott is really cool and good at what he does since he is the child prodigy drummer ov slowdive. ambient to be sure but thoroughly glazey. and on top of that, while this yt upload looks like a black metal dojo photo, the album art depicts a wisp of smoke that definitely looks like a dick

marilyn strife
May 25, 2013


I Believe In Dome Rock Revival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C51gGuHRTg

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

seems another one of my '90s faves is getting back together, Prolapse. Not exactly "shoegaze" I guess, they were "post-rock" whatever that is, but I feel like they sorta scratched the same kind of aural itch for me.

eckoelab
Apr 7, 2005

we are chaos in motion

giving a little love for Secret Shine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT6zjR875zQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT6zjR875zQ

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

Ongoing History of New Music in Toronto is doing a "History of Shoegaze" episode in two hours. Reruns at 11:00 PM EST tomorrow. I think it's syndicated in Canada. Otherwise it can be streamed at http://www.edge.ca

Unfortunately licensing laws have blocked streaming to the US for the most part.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug


That record is going to be reissued soon. They've got a new album coming as well.

someone else with a new record coming: http://www.creation-records.com/slo...ding-new-album/

uber_stoat fucked around with this message at 22:38 on Jan 13, 2015

ROFLBOT
Apr 1, 2005



New album from The Black Ryder next month (first album was great, this is a live track from it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpEFxcm1kDw)

Everyone should go see Swervedriver - live they are as good if not better than they were in the '90s.

My favourite Curve track is No Escape from Heaven from the radio sessions.... so goood

ROFLBOT fucked around with this message at 00:45 on Jan 16, 2015

eckoelab
Apr 7, 2005

we are chaos in motion

yeah, just discovering The Black Ryder stuff, and it is pretty drat awesome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1_17GhPDUg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWl5e2zsM4k

Hedrigall
Mar 27, 2008

You can catch me just lion around the forums!


Anyone else a fan of Faunts? They're a Canadian band, most known for the song they contributed to the Mass Effect soundtrack, "M4 Part 2": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUKiOcV1SSc

But they have some other awesome electro-shoegaze-y stuff on their two albums. Here's my favourite song from each album:

"Twenty-Three" from High Expectations/Low Results: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwuFVfJW8xU it has a languid, dreamy build up, then gets really amazing about halfway through

"Lights Are Always On" from Feel.Love.Thinking.Of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bShslKmOkfY


I could listen to them all the time and forever. Luckily they've headed back into the studio to record their third album!

What are some other bands with a sound like this?

Hedrigall fucked around with this message at 09:22 on Feb 8, 2015

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

Man I was really blown away by that Faunts song at the end of Mass Effect. Really random and pleasant surprise. I don't remember caring for their albums that much, but I'll definitely give them another try now.
It really reminds me of this 80s cancon classic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaoQh9Ak3Rc
(Listening now, it's even more similar than I remembered.)

I don't know, this isn't really a great recommendation in line of what you just posted, but I don't believe I've seen Fjord Rowboat in this thread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrJ5omXeC0E

They deserve to be mentioned at least. They're a fantastic band from Toronto. This particular track has an early Catherine Wheel sound.

Hedrigall
Mar 27, 2008

You can catch me just lion around the forums!


teethgrinder posted:

Man I was really blown away by that Faunts song at the end of Mass Effect. Really random and pleasant surprise. I don't remember caring for their albums that much, but I'll definitely give them another try now.
It really reminds me of this 80s cancon classic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaoQh9Ak3Rc
(Listening now, it's even more similar than I remembered.)

It's crazy how much that sounds like the Faunts song. Faunts must have been inspired by it, I'm sure!

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Stravinsky
May 31, 2011



Faunts is the Tycho of gaze

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