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Sebadoh Gigante
Jun 28, 2008



Q: So what is shoegaze?

Shoegaze is a rock subgenre originating in the late 80s that blends psychedelic rock and post punk. It's characterized by an effects heavy guitar tone creating a Phil Specteresque 'wall of sound.' The genre is called 'shoegaze' or 'shoegazing' because guitarists used so many effects pedals that they were constantly staring at their shoes.

Q: Can you give some examples?

Well to start there's the definitive album of the genre, as well as the 90s and all music ever. I'm talking of course about Loveless by My Bloody Valentine (the second greatest band ever).



(don't type "Loveless" into google).

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9-NOIalUYU

Anyway, My Bloody Valentine formed in Dublin, Ireland in the 80s and were named after a horror movie. At first their sound was influenced by scary sounding bands like the Cramps and the Birthday Party, and a few Eps later started dabbling in twee pop. By the time they recorded their first proper album, Isn't Anything they had matured into the shoegaze band we all know and love. By the time they recorded their next album Loveless no other band sounded quite like them.

Q: What about after Loveless?

Well, there isn't anything after Loveless.* Guitarist and bandleader Kevin Shields claimed to be working on a followup but 20 years and a reunion later, nothing's been released. In the meantime, you can go through their discography in reverse chronological order.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Om4meS-SyI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9qLnmEN7S8

* [there is now]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2FQ3ih0MoE

Q: What about other bands?

While no shoegaze band is as good as My Bloody Valentine, there are still plenty of high quality bands out there. Like Ride, who's debut album Nowhere was reissued earlier this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF0FO5riglY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygGw_zo_W8A

The whole album sounds like they took the Beatles' song “Tomorrow Never Knows” and created an album length sequel. Their later albums are hit or miss but their early Eps are worth checking out.

Q:What about noise pop, dream pop, etc.?

noise pop

Noise pop is a pretty self explanatory genre. The Jesus and Mary Chain and their debut album Psychocandy defined the genre which often overlaps with shoegaze.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EgB__YratE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2bzrCCKDwc

Their next album Darklands is also quite good, as is the compilation Barbed Wire Kisses. Later albums decline in quality somewhat. It's best to approach their discography chronologically.

Medicine is another noise pop band as well as the best first wave shoegaze band this side of the Atlantic. It's best to start with their debut Shot Worth Self Living and going chronologically from there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96qQ6y_QpIc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlO5Lo1bPIs

Did you know?: Medicine was in the movie The Crow.

dream pop

Dream pop is a vague, broad genre that also overlaps with shoegaze. Cocteau Twins are one of the most important dream pop bands and are often described as having an ethereal sound. This was achieved through a combination of vocalist Elizabeth Fraser's glossolalia (speaking in tongues) and guitarist Robin Guthrie's extensive use of modulation effects which produced synth-like guitar tones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3diz8I0AVVk

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

Depending on preference, either Treasure or Heaven or Las Vegas would make a good starting point. Treasure is darker and more gothic sounding while Heaven or Las Vegas is lighter and poppier.

Slowdive is another dream pop/shoegaze band and their album Souvlaki is generally considered their best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDg8ZFSkJOY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR8n7Asz9ZE

Did you know?: Some people say Slowdive is better than My Bloody Valentine. These people are wrong.

Sebadoh Gigante fucked around with this message at Dec 18, 2014 around 03:48

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Sebadoh Gigante
Jun 28, 2008



Although it's popularity peaked in the early 90s, shoegaze is far from a dead genre. One of the ways it lives on is through fusions with other genres, which have been occurring since the beginning. (click for videos)

hard rock

With songs all about fast cars and fast living, Swervedriver is sort of the ZZ Top of shoegaze.

twee pop

Even My Bloody Valentine was twee at one time. Other bands include Black Tambourine and more recently, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

noise rock

A trio of bands with overlapping personel based around the performance venue and effects pedal manufacturer Death by Audio play an extra loud blend of shoegaze and noise rock. A Place to Bury Strangers is the most popular of the three, but Skywave was the first of the three. Last but not least, Ceremony , true to their name, are heavily influenced by New Order.

metal

There are many bands that mix metal and shoegaze, such as Alcest who mixes shoegaze with black metal and Jesu who mixes shoegaze with doom metal.

electronic

Although shoegaze started out as a genre centered around guitar sounds, many artists, such as Ulrich Schnauss and M83 take a more synth driven approach.

ETC.

space rock

Space rock originated in the late 60s as an intermediate between psychedelic and progressive rock with leaders including Pink Floyd, Hawkwind and the German Kosmische scene. In the late 80s, a new wave of space rock bands emerged that were more influenced by punk than prog. These new space rock bands had stylistic similarities to shoegaze with their effects driven psychedelia.

Spacemen 3 can best be summed up by their motto “taking drugs to make music to take drugs to.” Spiritualized was formed by former members of Spacemen 3 and presented a softer, more refined version of space rock. Loop cut a blazing wah-fueled path through the far reaches of the heavens and The Telescopes mixed calm and fury, sometimes featuring screamed vocals, a rarity in shoegaze.

Sebadoh Gigante fucked around with this message at Aug 24, 2011 around 20:12

Sebadoh Gigante
Jun 28, 2008



The shoegaze documentary Beautiful Noise is out now!

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/beautifulnoise



"They didn't sell a lot of records but everyone who heard them still won't shut up about them."

Sebadoh Gigante fucked around with this message at Dec 18, 2014 around 03:37

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

Honestly, though,
you have played the game for a long time.

Don't you have anything else to do with your time?


drat, nice OP. You mentioned pretty much everything I would have (My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Jesus & Mary Chain, Swervedriver, Ulrich Schnauss).

One thing I'll mention that I bring up in every shoegaze thread here: Probably the closest you'll find to shoegaze in popular music today is Silversun Pickups.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sXF00cv1nA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQZ53-TD3rk

While their sound may not be as layered as shoegaze bands of yesteryear, they still venture into shoegaze territory quite a bit. Hell, listen to the vocals.

For the most part, they sound more like Swervedriver than, say, MBV or Slowdive. But every now and then, they sound like they're channeling both of them.

I'd say they also incorporate noise pop and, to a lesser extent, dream pop in addition to shoegaze.

Rageaholic Monkey fucked around with this message at Aug 22, 2011 around 08:51

a shitty king
Mar 26, 2010


This is a great thread, as I've just been getting into this genre recently. One more recent band delving into this general area is The Horrors , who began life as caricature goth punks making music like this (forgive the lovely youtube):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY_5u32Hd0E

But later developed their sound into one more in line with shoegaze and noise pop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Kr6hE3NWA

and with their third album (which is absolutely fantastic by the way, I strongly urge you to pick it up) went all out 80's. This is the only song from it on youtube that I could find and it's not the best example of their sound on this album. But yeah check them out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJQk...&feature=relmfu

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

Honestly, though,
you have played the game for a long time.

Don't you have anything else to do with your time?


The Horrors have a new album out? I should really check into that.

I only have Primary Colours by them, but I love it. Scarlet Fields is my favorite track of theirs. More post-punk sounding than a lot of shoegaze artists but still definitely shoegaze. Super creepy atmosphere, too.

il_cornuto
Oct 10, 2004



The best shoegaze influenced band noone seems to know was My Vitriol. Their album "Finelines" is absolutely fantastic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgmdgSZ67-4

Also Blonde Redhead haven't been mentioned yet. 23 is the best post-Loveless shoegaze album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7FqUNlEdwA

il_cornuto fucked around with this message at Aug 22, 2011 around 13:27

Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011

by zen death robot


Maybe I'm old and cranky but your OP is poo poo and irritating and I'm assuming you just stumbled onto 'shoegaze' over the weekend or something.

Rageaholic Monkey posted:



While their sound may not be as layered as shoegaze bands of yesteryear, they still venture into shoegaze territory quite a bit. Hell, listen to the vocals.

For the most part, they sound more like Swervedriver than, say, MBV or Slowdive. But every now and then, they sound like they're channeling both of them.


Perhaps you're deaf but they sound like the Smashing Pumpkins.

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

RowboatMan: Freezing time is an old P.I. trick...


As far as fuzzed-out, effect-driven guitar noise is concerned, I've always enjoyed Sonic Youth's track Theresa's Sound World, from Dirty. It might not be quite the same sound, but, to me, it delivers the same feel. That golden 90's alternative feel.

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

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Probably the closest you'll find to shoegaze in popular music today is Silversun Pickups.

Really now, with bands like Ringo Deathstarr doing absolutely straight up Jesus and Mary Chain worship?

stipendlax
Aug 22, 2011


Tre Past Cool! posted:

twee pop

Even My Bloody Valentine was twee at one time. Other bands include Black Tambourine and more recently, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

Allow me to add to your list:

Go Sailor
Tiger Trap
Beat Happening
Shop Assistants

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

Honestly, though,
you have played the game for a long time.

Don't you have anything else to do with your time?


slowdave posted:

Really now, with bands like Ringo Deathstarr doing absolutely straight up Jesus and Mary Chain worship?

Notice I said "popular music".

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



edit: nevermind

Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011

by zen death robot


The Joy Formidables are pretty popular and kind of boring so I guess they fall in the shoegaze bucket.

Radio Spiricom
Aug 17, 2009



As far as newer music is concerned, I think the best releases recently have been Widowspeak's s/t and Crystal Stilts' In Love With Oblivion. Widowspeak do a pretty nice cover of Wicked Game by Chris Isaak which is the B-side to their Gun Shy single.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_l8bp5M6kA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqo8IyXQQ6c

W/r/t actual Shoegaze (from the 90s) I feel like Delaware by Drop Nineteens is probably my favorite record, it's easily the one I come back to most. Even though they get overshadowed by the bigger names in the genre a lot of the time, they really hold their own. Pale Saints are also rad as hell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB7iPiFExN4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9vOko4Yii8

Also here's a whole shitload of words about Loveless some nerd wrote for a thesis: http://etd.lib.fsu.edu/theses/avail...ullthesis-1.pdf it's actually a pretty interesting read if you've got an hour or three to kill and you're willing to read that much about one album.

Radio Spiricom fucked around with this message at Aug 22, 2011 around 19:10

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



I would like to drop Curve into the mix. Toni Halliday and company actually toured with the Jesus and Mary Chain and Spiritualized (where Spiritualized actually opened for everyone) on the stateside Rollercoaster tour.

Curve - Horror Head
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4xMR7mYPWU

This is off their first LP, Doppleganger. If you like it, definitely check out that album and the subsequent compilation of EP's Pubic Fruit. Between those two albums, there is a sublime collection of what Curve was doing which, for me, was a sweet romance between shoegaze and the electronic sounds that were starting to creep up in the early 90's (see JAMC's Honey's Dead from the same era). Their next LP, Cuckoo, is slightly more edgy but still definitely worth hearing. After that, things taper off into more predictable sound possibly influenced by what was going on with electronic music in the late 90's. By the time Come Clean (their 3rd LP) dropped in 1998, Garbage already had a serious collection of singles and a successful record and though they two had similar sounds at that point Curve got lost in the noise.

To carry on the female vocalist motif, Lush often played gigs with Ride and had a possibly too perfect mix of shoe gaze and what the OP refers to as Dream Pop.

Lush - For Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F4aHdMxM0k


Finally, if we're going to talk about bands like Spiritualized, Spacemen3, and Slowdive then we can probably mention Galaxie 500.

Galaxie 500 - Tugboat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wlixo0IRlc

Submarine were a blink-and-you-missed-them shoegaze band that did a superb cover of "Tugboat" on their Kiss Me Until Your Ears Bleed ep, that you should absolutely find if you like the stuff in this thread.

Submarine - Jodie Foster (live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rvGBC-pDq4

Finally, I think Mercury Rev deserves a mention here if only for Yr Self is Steam.

Mercury Rev - Chasing a Bee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztKNzjgshfY

They probably drift more toward the psychedelic pop territory where the Lips reside, but a track like "Frittering" just begs for some walls of distortion.

Mercury Rev - Frittering
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dms5WyiNZJU


re: Silversun Pickups v. Shoegazey
On the record, they're a fairly straightforward band writing songs that Corgan probably wishes he had written in an attempt to recapture the magic of Siamese Dream. Live, they do get loud and noisy in the most acceptable way possible. Very enjoyable.


This ended up being a fairly lengthy wall of text, so I apologize for any TL;DR sentiments. I do love this particular flavor of music.

hatelull fucked around with this message at Aug 22, 2011 around 19:14

Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011

by zen death robot


hatelull posted:

I'll go ahead and drop Curve into the mix here. Toni Halliday and company actually turned with the Jesus and Mary Chain and Spiritualized (where Spiritualized actually opened for everyone) on the stateside Rollercoaster tour.

Curve - Horror Head
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4xMR7mYPWU


Dean Garcia's latest band, Spc Eco, is pretty cool too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4NTOUo6zlE

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



That's his daughter on the vocals right? It's pretty solid stuff, and I feel ashamed for not mentioning it.

Elias_Maluco
Aug 23, 2007
I need to sleep

My eternal love for Bardo Pond

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdBSgQmSqYo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHJo887c7fE

EDIT: thank you Tre Past Cool! for A Place to Bury Strangers, listening now and loving every song

Elias_Maluco fucked around with this message at Aug 22, 2011 around 21:24

Sebadoh Gigante
Jun 28, 2008



Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Silversun Pickups.

Like others have said, they're more Smashing Pumpkins worship than anything but if you like that sound check out Hum. They were a space rock band and contemporaries with Smashing Pumpkins. Their song "Stars" was a minor hit in the 90s.

origami posted:

Maybe I'm old and cranky but your OP is poo poo and irritating and I'm assuming you just stumbled onto 'shoegaze' over the weekend or something.

I don't know if you were expecting a thesis or something but the OP was supposed to be entry level for people who don't know much about the genre.

Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011

by zen death robot


Tre Past Cool! posted:



I don't know if you were expecting a thesis or something but the OP was supposed to be entry level for people who don't know much about the genre.

I think it's because it sounds like it was written by a 14-year old twat and included anime and a picture of a shoe.

Also what the gently caress is up with your avatar? Did you lose a bet?

hatelull posted:

That's his daughter on the vocals right? It's pretty solid stuff, and I feel ashamed for not mentioning it.

Yes, definitely some solid releases.

m0therfux0r
Oct 11, 2007


The Swirlies' Blonder Tongue Audio Baton is a pretty overlooked album from the "US shoegaze-influenced" early 90s rock stuff. It has the whole wall of sound thing, but mixed with a bunch of experimental guitar weirdo stuff that goes from "what the gently caress" to being pretty warm and catchy on nearly every song.

a shitty king
Mar 26, 2010


origami posted:

I think it's because it sounds like it was written by a 14-year old twat and included anime and a picture of a shoe.

You recognise...jokes, don't you?

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



My only problem is that I have no idea what bearing the anime shot had on shoegaze, My Bloody Valentine, or Loveless. I guess it shares a title with maybe the band or the album, but that's as far as my knowledge extends.

The Black Stones
May 7, 2007

COMPUTERS!
COMPUTERS!
YAAAAAAAAY!

hatelull posted:

My only problem is that I have no idea what bearing the anime shot had on shoegaze, My Bloody Valentine, or Loveless. I guess it shares a title with maybe the band or the album, but that's as far as my knowledge extends.

The anime characters are from a anime called "Loveless" which I think is about boys wanting to gently caress each other. I'm not entirely sure as I never bothered to investigate for obvious reasons. There ya go.

Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011

by zen death robot


Mowglis Haircut posted:

You recognise...jokes, don't you?

The Black Stones posted:

The anime characters are from a anime called "Loveless" which I think is about boys wanting to gently caress each other. I'm not entirely sure as I never bothered to investigate for obvious reasons. There ya go.

I guess I don't recognize 'jokes' that lack some modicum of wit. Also, that poo poo is creepy.


To contribute: Catherine Wheel's earlier work had a spacey shoegaze vibe to it but they were never just 'shoegaze' (they could actually write a song). Some of their best tracks are missing from youtube but everyone should give Ferment and Chrome and whirl.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF7U...&feature=relmfu

The later CW work should probably be avoided though...

Also, the space rock section is missing Hum and Failure.

TheIndividual
Apr 22, 2010


Yo La Tengo, though they aren't primarily a shoegaze band, have made some of the best songs of the genre. Also, Ira Kaplan is something of a guitar god.

Deeper into Movies - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCFWpb8YZJU
Blue Line Swinger - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBZrBitzubk
I Heard You Looking - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmpJn94h3zY

Spiritualized needs to be looked at a bit more than just the one song most people heard in Vanilla Sky. They've been my favorite band for years, and put on the best, and loudest, live shows I've ever had the pleasure of seeing (and this includes the My Bloody Valentine reunion tour). It feels strange to call them shoegaze when they tend to span a few other genres, but when they do shoegaze, they do it right. Their first album, Lazer Guided Melodies, is my absolute favorite album ever, and (in my opinion) the peak of the shoegaze/dream pop genre.

Shine a Light (live) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x48FQheab-Q
I Think I'm In Love - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lan_Ox6eeDQ
Cheapster (live) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIDxHl6XM7g

And here's a weird one. Back in the early 90s, Blur and Slowdive used to attend each others concerts pretty regularly. This lead to Blur becoming a little bit interested in shoegaze, and creating easily their finest b-side (and probably the one one worth a drat), Sing.

Sing - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdrFpPJgxC4

Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011

by zen death robot


TheIndividual posted:

Yo La Tengo, though they aren't primarily a shoegaze band, have made some of the best songs of the genre. Also, Ira Kaplan is something of a guitar god.


I like this video for Sugarcube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDgpQBaziy0

Autolux are as shoegaze as Yo La Tengo so... Sugarless - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uGt1n3xERo

edit:
It's hard to pick one autolux song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD67...feature=related

Grandmaster.flv fucked around with this message at Aug 23, 2011 around 17:46

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



I was completely expecting that link link to be "Black Metallic", so thanks for the surprise.

Since we already mentioned Spacemen3 and J. Spaceman's (Jason Pierce) departure to form Spiritualized, it's only fair to mention Sonic Boom's (Peter Kember) post-Spacemen3 project Spectrum.

Spectrum - Don't Pass Me By
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywGz...feature=related

drone, drone, and drone. Yeah, not terribly surprising given what Spacemen3 sounded like. However, Kember also did Experimental Audio Research (EAR), which is exactly as the project name suggests.

Experimental Audio Research - Transistor Music for Ring Modulators and Tremolo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ-k...feature=related

Experimental Audio Research - Data surprise sex
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy8DNVMZuBY

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



TheIndividual posted:

[They] put on the best, and loudest, live shows I've ever had the pleasure of seeing

Admittedly, I'm responding to this because your username is tits. However, this cannot be said enough. These guys will absolutely destroy live. I am rarely, if ever, a fan of live albums but their double disc Live at Royal Albert Hall is one of my favorite things ever. An absolutely brilliant band who totally deserve their own thread. New album next year!

Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011

by zen death robot


hatelull posted:

Admittedly, I'm responding to this because your username is tits. However, this cannot be said enough. These guys will absolutely destroy live. I am rarely, if ever, a fan of live albums but their double disc Live at Royal Albert Hall is one of my favorite things ever. An absolutely brilliant band who totally deserve their own thread. New album next year!

I couldn't get into Songs in A&E - sounded like a completely different band to me. Pierce may have lost it or something.

hatelull posted:

I was completely expecting that link link to be "Black Metallic", so thanks for the surprise.


Couldn't find Balloon or Strange Fruit oddly.

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



origami posted:

I couldn't get into Songs in A&E - sounded like a completely different band to me. Pierce may have lost it or something.

Keep in mind that prior to recording that album the dude had a fierce case of pneumonia and from what I've read, technically died twice while in the hospital. It's different to be sure, and overall probably not my favorite. However, I think there are some stellar tracks ("Death Take Your Fiddle", any of the 'Fire' tracks, and everything after "Harmony 5"). The material translated way better live.

Sgt. Politeness
Sep 29, 2003

This dildo-factory will see that "Our Way" is the only option, and any mind too small to take it all willingly gets it forced-in with l

I know they've been mentioned (finally) but I've come here to demand

more Failure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUN3...feature=related

the bassist is in Autolux (on guitar)and the singer started Year of the Rabbit

Race Warp
Mar 10, 2005

I swoon over Alex Smith's dreamy eyebrows


The Autumns album "The Angel Pool" never got a lot of attention and it's one of my favorite albums


Here's the opening track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVj2soxx_dw

chime_on
Jul 27, 2001


TheIndividual posted:

Spiritualized.. put on the best, and loudest, live shows I've ever had the pleasure of seeing (and this includes the My Bloody Valentine reunion tour).

I'm sorry, but there is no way in hell that a Spiritualized show is louder than a My Bloody Valentine Show. Maybe the way SPZ navigates dynamics makes their crescendos feel more intense, but MBV actually did damage to the venues I saw them in with their volume.

TheIndividual
Apr 22, 2010


chime_on posted:

I'm sorry, but there is no way in hell that a Spiritualized show is louder than a My Bloody Valentine Show. Maybe the way SPZ navigates dynamics makes their crescendos feel more intense, but MBV actually did damage to the venues I saw them in with their volume.

You're probably right, in all honesty, but the dynamic range does make for a more powerful show, in my opinion. Still, enough loudness snobbery. On to more tunes!

Chapterhouse put out a couple really great albums and often get ignored in these discussions. I don't really know much about them, but they're pretty poppy. Very enjoyable stuff. Breather happens to be one of my favorite album openers, though Pearl has some unfortunately dated-sounding production.

Breather - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YtB4kxfQPs
Pearl - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmOWrSzzogI

Primal Scream has taken some nice detours into -gaze, including having Kevin Shields as a guitarist for a brief moment. They tend to be a bit more of a dance band, but their few -gaze songs are pretty brilliant and well worth listening to. Check out the albums Vanishing Point and XTRMNTR for them at their most spaced out.

Burning Wheel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCwBlWsD9pU
If They Move Kill Em - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGwi15p0YmE
Accelerator - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiY7O4j9L4Q

The Radio Dept are one of my absolute favorite bands of the 2000s, so if you haven't already, you should absolutely check them out. All three albums are near perfect, so start at the beginning and work your way through to see the progression.

Strange Things Will Happen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw3b6sfbv6g
The Worst Taste in Music - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkp78Y9baxY
Heaven's On Fire - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0FoVuUYh4w

Finally, here's some other great songs, definitely inspired by this genre if not fitting into it entirely.

Sun Kil Moon - Carry Me, Ohio - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKRA7weVyLs
The Wrens - Happy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7bXWsrs_B4
Polvo - Vibracobra - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUBMwL3kzU4
Luna - Lost In Space - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_oCuEKNdzY
Gruff Rhys - Shark Ridden Waters - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usGdERPWoPU
The Boo Radleys - Upon 9th and Fairchild - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1dSpQDOnbE
Beach House - Walk in the Park - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeaHW-rUsUQ

Bonk
Aug 4, 2002

Douche Baggins

I didn't see any mention of The Depreciation Guild. They've (fairly recently) broken up, but they did a great job of melding shoegaze with 8-bit/chiptune sounds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmYJE2NvjzM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tQm3-iEGIc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAmW7BPZWYo

I'd also classify some of Atlas Sound's stuff as shoegaze. It's at least way spacier than any of Bradford Cox's Deerhunter stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwjUyrp7-aI

I saw him open for Broadcast a couple years back too, who kind of went back and forth between chiptune dreampop and 60s-influenced psychedelia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr2473XpG98
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfm_vQYqGLk
I just found out from posting this though, that the singer died early this year. drat, that sucks, she had a great voice.

Sebadoh Gigante
Jun 28, 2008



origami posted:

I like this video for Sugarcube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDgpQBaziy0

Also, Sugarcube has, hands down, the best guitar solo in any shoegaze song (because Loveless doesn't have any).

TheIndividual posted:

Chapterhouse

My favorite Chapterhouse song is Falling Down, which has a fun dancey feel. But when Chapterhouse tried to go all out dance it backfired with Blood Music.

Bonk posted:

I didn't see any mention of The Depreciation Guild. They've (fairly recently) broken up, but they did a great job of melding shoegaze with 8-bit/chiptune sounds.

That's because one of the members is in the Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Also, it's kind of forced.

Also I updated the OP if anyone knows of any upcoming releases post them and I'll add them.

I'm also considering adding a recent albums (since 2010 (2010 had some good albums)) section under 'coming soon' but that might be too much, so tell me what you think.

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beeps-a-palooza
Jan 2, 2009

by T. Finn


Thank you so much for this, these bands are awesome.

You guys would probably like animal collective: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDuCjiyXK6I

beeps-a-palooza fucked around with this message at Aug 24, 2011 around 20:40

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Koholint
Jan 1, 2010


The band Belong put out a really good album earlier this year, maybe some of my favorite shoegaze type stuff besides MBV or JAMC.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4D3yOu_LLA

I haven't listened to much of their earlier music, but from what I have heard it's more ambient with less (or no?) drums.

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