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Fart of Presto
Feb 9, 2001


Clapping Larry

The Best Shoegaze and Dream Pop of 2017 is a nice list of interesting releases throughout the last year.
A few I had heard about, but a lot of them were brand new to me.

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teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

Thanks for this... besides Ride and Slowdive I didn't really catch much in the genre this year. As well...I kind of completely forgot about the Ride, and haven't listened to Slowdive nearly enough.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

I can't remember
what she came here for

I can't remember
much of anything
anymore




The new Ride was kind of forgettable, unfortunately. Slowdive is easily in my top albums of the year. It never gets old for me no matter how many times I listen to it. Can't say I've even heard of a single other entry from that list, though

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

JAMC's Damage and Joy is a major omission probably. It's definitely better than the Ride.

edit: oh lol, page 1 didn't load properly for me on my phone so I only saw the top 6. JAMC are still missing!

On page 1, I've really enjoyed previous Airiel (check out The Battle of Sealand from ten years ago), but I'm queuing up all of these. And to think at the beginning of last week I was down to just 20 hours on my Spotify queue. drat end-of-year lists!!

teethgrinder fucked around with this message at 16:25 on Dec 16, 2017

Ofecks
May 4, 2009

A portly feline wizard waddles forth, muttering something about conjured food.



Woah, new Airiel. I've had a couple of their Winks & Kisses EPs (which, by the way, are four in number and combine to form an LP's worth of material as well as a picture if the physical copies are arranged in a square) for a long time but bought the rest of their work earlier this year. Mostly from google play because only Sealand was on bandcamp at the time, but apparently now their full discography is there.

If it wasn't obvious, I love this band. I don't know when I'll next buy more music but their new album is definitely on my wishlist.

e: oh my god, this album is loving amazing. like, it's a perfect mix of everything I like about this sub-genre, plus a prominent bass

Ofecks fucked around with this message at 23:47 on Dec 16, 2017

Fenrir
Apr 26, 2005

I found my kendo stick, bitch!



Lipstick Apathy

I'm still sad that Lush got together, did one EP, and vanished again. They were always my favorite shoegaze band.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

given the way the tour ended (Phil abruptly leaving the band before the last show) I assume there was some kind of drama behind the scenes.

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

On the chance anyone cares I snapped some Lush shots when they played here a year ago: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marko...157672977112521

Fenrir
Apr 26, 2005

I found my kendo stick, bitch!



Lipstick Apathy

teethgrinder posted:

On the chance anyone cares I snapped some Lush shots when they played here a year ago: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marko...157672977112521

Awesome. Wish I'd have caught the tour. Hell, the last time I saw them live was when I was in high school. Miki was like, my big crush when I was 15 or so.

And yeah, Phil just up and left so there had to be something wrong. Maybe he wasn't really into the whole idea at all. I don't know.

WhiteHowler
Apr 3, 2001

I'M HUGE!


Fenrir posted:

Awesome. Wish I'd have caught the tour. Hell, the last time I saw them live was when I was in high school. Miki was like, my big crush when I was 15 or so.

And yeah, Phil just up and left so there had to be something wrong. Maybe he wasn't really into the whole idea at all. I don't know.


Lush are one of my favorite bands, and I was really crushed when they re-dis-banded before I had a chance to see them live.

Judging by various interviews the members had given over the years, none of them ever seemed to be really excited about the idea of reforming. Obviously, the band broke up in a tragic way, and between that and nearly 20 years of them having lives and families mostly outside the music industry, it's not that surprising that things didn't work out when they tried to get back together.

At least we got a pretty good EP out of the attempt. I never thought I'd get to hear a new Lush song again.

TheIndividual
Apr 22, 2010


Would like to recommend a little band called Lacing: https://lacing.bandcamp.com/ Really enjoyed their album that came out this year, and it'd be a good listen for all ya gazeheads.

Ashmole
Oct 5, 2008

This wish was granted by Former DILF


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ8H_6DOpf0


This song owns. It has a Sonic Youth quality to it but with a lot of gazeyness.


Also, Panda Riot is pretty awesome. Look up the song "night animation" on Spotify.

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

Weird, thought No Joy was completely finished for some reason. I am definitely a fan.

My favourite track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svGwTxzn-a4

Ofecks
May 4, 2009

A portly feline wizard waddles forth, muttering something about conjured food.



I'm quite fond of music videos. Those were neat, thanks for posting.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

No Joy is responsible for some of my fave "shoegaze" of recent years. everyone should go buy their last 2 full albums if you haven't already.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIR7ofKRUro

Ashmole
Oct 5, 2008

This wish was granted by Former DILF

teethgrinder posted:

Weird, thought No Joy was completely finished for some reason. I am definitely a fan.

My favourite track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svGwTxzn-a4

I forgot about them too and decided to look them up. I bought tickets for a show in Denver immediately after watching the video

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



Ashmole posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ8H_6DOpf0


This song owns. It has a Sonic Youth quality to it but with a lot of gazeyness.


Also, Panda Riot is pretty awesome. Look up the song "night animation" on Spotify.

Reminds me of Eric's Trip!

trem_two
Oct 22, 2002

it is better if you keep saying I'm fat, as I will continue to score goals

Fun Shoe

Speaking of No Joy
https://mobile.twitter.com/nojoy/st...263375761182722
Hell yeah

Ofecks
May 4, 2009

A portly feline wizard waddles forth, muttering something about conjured food.



New haul from Bandcamp:

Palehorse/Palerider - Burial Songs
Slowdive ST
Beach House - Bloom
Airiel - Molten Young Lovers
LACING - Bummer
Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow
Jesu - EIGCTTLFWIC
True Widow - AVVOLGERE

..among stuff from other genres. I've already listened to all of these because Bandcamp is cool like that, and it is an absurdedly good batch of music.

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



I love that Nothing record. They were super good live, and I hope they do more music because hot drat that was an amazing show.

Cymbal Monkey
Apr 16, 2009

Lift Your Little Paws Like Antennas to Heaven!


Ofecks posted:

New haul from Bandcamp:

Palehorse/Palerider - Burial Songs
Slowdive ST
Beach House - Bloom
Airiel - Molten Young Lovers
LACING - Bummer
Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow
Jesu - EIGCTTLFWIC
True Widow - AVVOLGERE

..among stuff from other genres. I've already listened to all of these because Bandcamp is cool like that, and it is an absurdedly good batch of music.

That Palehorse/PaleRider album is unreasonably good.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

recently found out that Miki Berenyi of Lush is on twitter. she's posted a lot of old photos and trivia that would be interesting if you're into This Kind of poo poo.

https://twitter.com/berenyi_miki/st...582230122225665

Fart of Presto
Feb 9, 2001


Clapping Larry

A few recent releases I found interesting

Mint Field: Pasar de Las Luces

quote:

Remezcla wrote:
The past “shoegaze you’ve already heard, but a more pleasant version” was pretty snug in the genre; what they’ve achieved here isn’t so easily categorizable, and they’ve got a right to leave former incarnations behind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6ENOMFlTGQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E4HZt8u5QI


Kraus: Path

quote:

Pitchfork wrote:
The Brooklyn noise musician Will Kraus makes one person sound like a fully staffed shoegaze band, adding new personality to a storied genre.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_75H9CeZAU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeIHvNisosk


Topographies: Pink Thoughts (single)
Full album on May 11 according to Bandcamp page. This is the first single. https://topographies.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E71a0Y3je_Y


Also something more like regular noise rock/wall-of-sound with clear vocals, I stumbled upon this local Danish band the other day and I'm going to see them live next week.
Reminds me a bit of Amusement Parks on Fire.

Alcabean: Head Down
First EP, Real Time Fiction, is available on SoundCloud using their old name.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSRNi6db44g

Mummy Napkin
Mar 18, 2018

the outer space hillbilly

i've been a big fan of The Daysleeper's first album and they haven't released a lot of material since then. their recent singles have been pretty good and hopefully a full length is coming soon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqwyuuZ1CRI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3ZXjpiYPS8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFAa_Md7C0o

Red Ryder
Apr 20, 2006

oh dang

http://kexp.org/shows/the-morning-show/

In case you missed it, today on the KEXP morning show they played all shoegaze~

WhiteHowler
Apr 3, 2001

I'M HUGE!


Red Ryder posted:

http://kexp.org/shows/the-morning-show/

In case you missed it, today on the KEXP morning show they played all shoegaze~
I love KEXP so much.

And I discovered a couple of bands I didn't know about from this morning's show -- including Soft Science, which seems to be the second coming of Lush (which were themselves the second coming of Lush until they imploded a few months into their reunion).

net work error
Feb 26, 2011



I'm guessing this thread is already aware of the MBV tour dates coming up in the US but if not they're on Ticketfly I believe.

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

2018 is the year that Toronto is being skipped by like any alternative act I'd be interested in. A Place To Bury Strangers hurts too.

LooksLikeABabyRat
Jun 26, 2008

Oh yeah, I'd nibble that cheese.


New Beach House is streaming (which means it leaked too). It's good.


aaaand I got a copy of it 2 weeks early. My local record store had a listening party last night for the new album, and raffled off a copy which I won.





It's a great album. Much more cohesive than Depression Cherry/Thank Your Lucky Stars.

LooksLikeABabyRat fucked around with this message at 01:11 on Apr 29, 2018

Ofecks
May 4, 2009

A portly feline wizard waddles forth, muttering something about conjured food.



Linked from Airiel's FB page: http://www.post-punk.com/definitive...p-releases/amp/

The intro stated they were excluding pure shoegaze, but Loveless is on there? Anyway, I have a number of these already, and added a few more to my wishlist.


Lately I find myself often wondering what my music library would sound like on a proper vinyl setup.

LooksLikeABabyRat
Jun 26, 2008

Oh yeah, I'd nibble that cheese.


Ofecks posted:

Linked from Airiel's FB page: http://www.post-punk.com/definitive...p-releases/amp/

The intro stated they were excluding pure shoegaze, but Loveless is on there? Anyway, I have a number of these already, and added a few more to my wishlist.


Lately I find myself often wondering what my music library would sound like on a proper vinyl setup.

Do it! Your ears will thank you while your wallet hates you.

Snowy
Oct 6, 2010

A man whose blood
Is very snow-broth;
One who never feels
The wanton stings and
Motions of the sense





net work error posted:

I'm guessing this thread is already aware of the MBV tour dates coming up in the US but if not they're on Ticketfly I believe.

I’m very late to this but holy poo poo $125 including fee

precision
May 7, 2006

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




I thought No Joy was dead too! Pacific Pride owns

Astrochicken
Aug 13, 2007


Snowy posted:

I’m very late to this but holy poo poo $125 including fee

Have ticket prices just skyrocketed in price since they last toured? I don't remember feeling too ripped off when i saw them after the s/t.

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



Rumor has it, the spaceman has ONE more LP left in him. Regardless of continued output, the Spiritualized camp has been waking up over the past few weeks on social media. This dropped today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vNrHoLS1zc

I can dig it.

update: New album apparently confirmed as imminent.

https://pitchfork.com/news/spiritua...2-songs-listen/

hatelull fucked around with this message at 23:42 on Jun 11, 2018

precision
May 7, 2006

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




Finally! He said it was coming out last year and then just went radio silent. That new song is... good enough, but I hope the rest of the record is better.

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



I like both of them. He's always had a sweet tooth for that Phil Spector huge production pop confection sound, and this is definitely sugary sweet. I'm not expecting him to regress into the sound of those first three huge LPs but I bet some of those new tracks turn up the volume and let loose a bit. Still, I don't think he's writing "cop shoot cop" for 2018.

I'm excited because new album hopefully means tour. Say what you want about the records, but that dude can put on a stellar live show.

hatelull fucked around with this message at 16:00 on Jun 12, 2018

precision
May 7, 2006

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




Yeah I've seen them three times and all three are simultaneously the best shows I've ever seen. 1997, 2002, and 2009.

LooksLikeABabyRat
Jun 26, 2008

Oh yeah, I'd nibble that cheese.


This album comes out next week and I'm pretty stoked about it.

Tanukichan - Sundays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOUxW7pAhbI

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funkybottoms
Oct 28, 2010

Funky Bottoms is a land man

if anyone cares, the Swirlies released a new album and are touring. i saw them in DC like ten years ago and they were loving good, so i'm cool with giving them $15 again

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