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Red Ryder
Apr 20, 2006

oh dang

I will take any opportunity possible to talk about Brian Jonestown Massacre so here go:

They released their second album in 1995, called Methodrone



It's definitely my favorite shoegaze album. It's got some standard (but great) shoegaze type stuff like this:

Wisdom - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpWf91743js
Wasted - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIcpxAfdvrA
Everyone Says - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNIwI8iE6bY

As well as some really cool more experimental stuff like this:

Crushed - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HtRCimrNkQ
Hyperventilation - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69r4cA7EEgE

And then there's this which is just phenomenal (listen to this if none of the others):

She's Gone - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzoI0l0fRCY

Unfortunately after this album they never quite returned to the shoegaze sound; settling on a more psychedelic, space-y Rolling Stones type thing. All their stuff is great though and worth checking out.

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Beary Wholesome
Apr 12, 2006

fo sparta

Koholint posted:

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.

Different Heart is my jam.

Belong is phenomenal. This new direction they're going in is right up my alley, but their older work is what really got me hooked. Check out October Language. It's like ambient/shoegaze/genre/whatever but it's got some great tones and textures.

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

triteon
Feb 20, 2005



While not strictly shoegaze, Yo La Tengo's 1993 album, Painful, might fit the bill if you're looking for something similar to My Bloody Valentine.

Try this one out: From a Motel 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apTwaiAyyPI

Sebadoh Gigante
Jun 28, 2008



I posted about it before but Big Troubles finally released their second album. It's less overtly shoegazy than their first but it's great indie/alt rock anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uctff64tYI

Stream the whole album here.

IronyGuy6669
Apr 22, 2010


Would anyone consider The Chameleons to be Dream Pop? They're one of my favorite bands. If anyone hasn't heard of them, they were an english Post Punk band from the early to mid 80s that released a few albums before disbanding due to the death of their manager in 1985. They have some great guitar work and melodies, and their 3 main albums are consistently good. They aren't really shoegazey, but they could still fit in the thread.

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

suntory time
Apr 1, 2005


X23 posted:

Would anyone consider The Chameleons to be Dream Pop? They're one of my favorite bands. If anyone hasn't heard of them, they were an english Post Punk band from the early to mid 80s that released a few albums before disbanding due to the death of their manager in 1985. They have some great guitar work and melodies, and their 3 main albums are consistently good. They aren't really shoegazey, but they could still fit in the thread.

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

I think they belong. View From A Hill, the closing track from their first album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvHPNoYR-Mg

reminds me of early Cocteau Twins in a lot of ways:

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

badwater
Nov 19, 2008


Not sure why no one mentionned this band !

LSD and the search of God



They just have a 5 tracks EP out and its pretty unclear if they're still playing, but that EP is really good. I'd put them near MBV, they're that good !

Here's some youtube :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMKkbco7UFE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw3O...feature=related

drainpipe
May 17, 2004

AAHHHHHHH!!!!

Going to see The Pains of Being Pure at Heart on Friday. I heard somewhere that they're not particularly good live. I hope this is not the case.

edit: I went to a pretty lame Radio Dept. show at Bowery Ballroom last year. They kinda just phoned in the show. Went on stage 30 minutes late, played for 50-ish minutes, and didn't even give an encore.

drainpipe fucked around with this message at Oct 4, 2011 around 07:17

IronyGuy6669
Apr 22, 2010


drainpipe posted:

Going to see The Pains of Being Pure at Heart on Friday. I heard somewhere that they're not particularly good live. I hope this is not the case.

edit: I went to a pretty lame Radio Dept. show at Bowery Ballroom last year. They kinda just phoned in the show. Went on stage 30 minutes late, played for 50-ish minutes, and didn't even give an encore.

I've seen them two times so far, and I think they are good live. Music sounds especially great, and vocals are usually pretty consistent. They seemed like cool people and put effort into both shows as well.

Ras Het
May 23, 2007

when I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child - but now I am a man.


drainpipe posted:

Going to see The Pains of Being Pure at Heart on Friday. I heard somewhere that they're not particularly good live. I hope this is not the case.

They're pretty good, I liked their live show a lot better than their recordings (particularly that abysmal new album, thankfully I saw them before it came out).

Paperhouse
Dec 31, 2008

I think
your hair
looks much
better
pushed
over to
one side


Broken Little Sister put out a pretty good shoegaze album last year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk_GQItd3mM

also shoegaze/hip hop? better than you might think!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i789TMw49rE

The Black Stones
May 7, 2007

COMPUTERS!
COMPUTERS!
YAAAAAAAAY!

Paperhouse posted:

Broken Little Sister put out a pretty good shoegaze album last year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk_GQItd3mM


Thanks for this link! Really like this. Now I'll have to go through the trouble of tracking down a CD which is going to be a little tougher than usual.

Suben
Jul 1, 2007

In 1985 Dr. Strange makes a rap album.


WhiteHowler posted:

Are there any currently-active bands with the same sort of sound?

I don't know quite how close it'd be for you but there's a Japanese dream pop/shoegaze band called Luminous Orange (which is pretty much just Rie Takeuchi and then rotating musicians) that's really, really awesome. Drop You Vivid Colours especially is a really good album.

Give a Hint
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN7f10PhDpk

Sun Ray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BTj1lk7KPs

Gertrude
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rSvEMJnzqw

Icicles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS88hMFMdqk

Every Single Child
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tga_93fok-Y

Bonus: Icicles and Every Single Child both have former Number Girl member Ahito Inazawa on drums which is great because he's a pretty awesome drummer.

And as far as space rock goes, I guess Avengers in Sci-Fi (although they venture into more poppy stuff at times) would fit there? They're one of my current favorite bands.

Nayutanized
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHrmHWYNFMU

Lovers on Mars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2leRR5xbGRg

Space Diamond (S.O.S. from Sci Fi)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvfLJguL7n8

Hooplah
Jul 15, 2006


fuck money
smoke bitches
get trees


crossposting here from the recommendation thread based on wpc's advice:

Hooplah posted:

Recommend me something that sounds like any of these:
My Dead Girlfriend
125, Rue Montmartre
True Widow
Tropic of Cancer

Also, does Mew belong in this thread? Cuz they're great.

Paperhouse
Dec 31, 2008

I think
your hair
looks much
better
pushed
over to
one side


the My Dead Girlfriend track reminds me a bit of Clams, similar Japanese female vocals and the overall sound isn't too distant

C.C.C.P.
Aug 26, 2005

by Y Kant Ozma Post


Some bands I dig that I don't think have been mentioned yet:

Fleeting Joys

The Breakup
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuUeluek0xI

Morphine Drip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t13...feature=related

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

Complete and utter MBV circa Loveless "ripoff"/homage, but I rather like them!

Hartfield

Today Forever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJOaE07BpT8

Reason
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtvJRMRQAps

Strangers When We Meet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7xd...feature=related

A dream poppy/shoegaze group from Japan. Some of their stuff is pretty poppy. Some borders on post-rock. The vocals are all in Japanese, but due to the obscured nature of most of these genres, it really doesn't matter.

Thrushes

Trees
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Tk...feature=related

Heartbeats
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmK65dlPNTs

Flying
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuf2...feature=related

These guys are also pretty cool. A bit more minimalist.

C.C.C.P. fucked around with this message at Oct 16, 2011 around 07:56

Zesty Mordant
Jun 7, 2007

hella greenbacks

C.C.C.P. posted:

Some bands I dig that I don't think have been mentioned yet:

Thrushes

Trees
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Tk...feature=related

Heartbeats
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmK65dlPNTs

Flying
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuf2...feature=related

These guys are also pretty cool. A bit more minimalist.



Thrushes are pretty neat, though I've only heard a bit of their stuff.

Zesty Mordant fucked around with this message at Oct 19, 2011 around 01:27

lycheeee
Jan 14, 2011

what up meat puck

Pretty sure Crocodiles are a good fit for the noise pop category, I keep forgetting about them and then returning and remembering how good they are. Seeing them tomorrow with Dum Dum Girls in Boston!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muj5...feature=related

Wronkos
Jan 1, 2011



So, M83's new album finally came out today. It owns. I've been a big fan of his work for a while now, but this far surpasses anything he's done in the past. It feels like one big dream.

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

Scipio Africanus
Dec 4, 2005

Enslave the Elephants!

lycheeee posted:

Pretty sure Crocodiles are a good fit for the noise pop category, I keep forgetting about them and then returning and remembering how good they are. Seeing them tomorrow with Dum Dum Girls in Boston!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muj5...feature=related

drat, I'm moving back to Boston two months too late to go see this. I really like the new Dum Dum Girls album, Only in Dreams. Many excellent fuzzy songs, especially Bedroom Eyes, Coming Down and Hold Your Hand. They're definitely moving more towards garage rock and away from noise pop, but it's a great sound.

hobb
Sep 20, 2001


Some things maybe not mentioned that I like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk734R0NnGw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZqDH3mcjzk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2lrgDR2vI0

Me You Us Them is sort of a MBV noise rock kind of thing, but its a good album they threw together, theres an older EP that has some good stuff on it.

---

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkUW_Kt9Nxg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCh9vWo4csQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82KINz8xhWc

---

The Twilight Sad, a great scottish gaze band with an awful name. Have two brilliant albums out with a bunch of Eps, theres a new album due out early next year thats apparently going to be quite different from their last few albums, and it's got me nervous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Is3D_VpX1Y

Khonnor lives right down the road from me. People maybe heard him since he had a good album out a few years back.

edit: fixed some wonky links

hobb fucked around with this message at Oct 19, 2011 around 02:55

Valex
Nov 28, 2009

~*fabulous*~


M83's new album is, as mentioned above, absolutely incredible. Songs like Raconte-Moi Une Histoire put a nice smile on your face when you listen to them

Wronkos
Jan 1, 2011



Valex posted:

M83's new album is, as mentioned above, absolutely incredible. Songs like Raconte-Moi Une Histoire put a nice smile on your face when you listen to them

I took a walk tonight while listening to this, and I was grinning cheek to cheek the entire time.

Menstrual Show
Jun 3, 2004



Biscuit Hider

hobb posted:

Me You Us Them is sort of a MBV noise rock kind of thing, but its a good album they threw together, theres an older EP that has some good stuff on it.

Was just about to post this. They're pretty great live as well and, according to their Facebook, should be recording another album soon.

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?


I figured you all would want to hear about this band if you hadn't already:

Blouse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwvflpqOb5M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISqtt1-Myn4

Their debut album just came out a couple days ago, but aside from the production values, it sounds like it could've been made in the late 80s / early 90s. Amazing stuff.

gobbles
Oct 15, 2005



X23 posted:

Would anyone consider The Chameleons to be Dream Pop? They're one of my favorite bands. If anyone hasn't heard of them, they were an english Post Punk band from the early to mid 80s that released a few albums before disbanding due to the death of their manager in 1985. They have some great guitar work and melodies, and their 3 main albums are consistently good. They aren't really shoegazey, but they could still fit in the thread.

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

You guys should all check the Chameleons out. The song Paradisio (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj5u-a68hZA), Swamp Thing, and Up the Down Escalator are especially bitchin songs but don't let that take anything away from the rest of their library.

texting my ex
Nov 15, 2008

I am no one
I cannot squat
It's in my blood


Valex posted:

M83's new album is, as mentioned above, absolutely incredible. Songs like Raconte-Moi Une Histoire put a nice smile on your face when you listen to them

Well, opinions differ, I think that song may be the absolute worst travesty to music ever. It's so bad I can't stand thinking about it.

Still going to see him in February, maybe he'll play some older tracks.

9-Volt Assault
Jan 27, 2007

Beter twee tetten in de hand dan tien op de vlucht.


Yeah, that M83 track is terrible. But i hate everything that has children's voices in it, so.

The rest of the album is pretty decent though.

Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011

by zen death robot


is that the track where the kid is talking about frogs over an irritating repetitive piano line? that song sucks but steve mcqueen makes up for it.

Angular Landbury
Oct 24, 2011

MAGGLE.

You guys might really enjoy my band, Golden Gardens:

http://goldengardens.bandcamp.com/

We're pretty dreampop, but we add in other elements like old goth rock, trip hop, and in some rare cases lounge and post-rock. We're pretty influenced by Angelo Badalamenti soundtracks as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BZQfywaH1Y

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

lycheeee
Jan 14, 2011

what up meat puck

Have you guys heard of The December Sound? I accidentally saw them at a little bar nearby last night and really enjoyed it, but it might partly be because it's been so long since I've been to a shoegaze show and damnnn, I forgot how much that reverb gets to me. They have about 15k listeners on last.fm which is pretty high for a smallish band, I'm wondering if their recordings are worth looking into?

Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011

by zen death robot


lycheeee posted:

Have you guys heard of The December Sound? I accidentally saw them at a little bar nearby last night and really enjoyed it, but it might partly be because it's been so long since I've been to a shoegaze show and damnnn, I forgot how much that reverb gets to me. They have about 15k listeners on last.fm which is pretty high for a smallish band, I'm wondering if their recordings are worth looking into?

That was the second (possibly third) time I saw them. I think it was kind of rough going after Ghost Box though...


I really dug that venue - I didn't know it was re-opened and I kind of want to book there.

lycheeee
Jan 14, 2011

what up meat puck

origami posted:

That was the second (possibly third) time I saw them. I think it was kind of rough going after Ghost Box though...


I really dug that venue - I didn't know it was re-opened and I kind of want to book there.

Boston goon! Yeah, I've really enjoyed it so far, I've gone 1-2 times a weekend since it reopened because I'm really enjoying the scene, it's really near my apartment, and they seem to book decent stuff (and I'm not very into seeing random live bands at bars because if they suck, you're stuck in a bar unable to hear your friends and listening to a lovely band). I think I actually liked December Sound more than Ghost Box Orchestra but I seem to be in the minority there, my friends also preferred Ghost Box and I ended up staying alone for the end of December Sound. I just love loud, dark, almost-painful reverb so much. It reminded me a bit of A Place to Bury Strangers or The Telescopes or Disappears or something, a pretty heavy blend of shoegaze/psych rock/space rock.

I just realized what.cd is having a 3-day freeleech extravaganza so I guess I can grab all these recordings to try at no loss to myself

hobb
Sep 20, 2001


I've had december sounds silver album for a while, and its a good noisy mess. I like it quite a bit.

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 like your band

Very Julee Cruise

WhiteHowler
Apr 3, 2001

I'M HUGE!


Astreal is a female-fronted shoegaze/dream-pop band from Singapore with a neat electronic sound. I haven't seen them mentioned in the thread yet, and I really like what I've heard so far.

"Fragments of the Same Dead Star" album on Spotify

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_dSeWIZkkI (probably their most "dreamy" sounding song, not all of it is this mellow)

WhiteHowler fucked around with this message at Nov 10, 2011 around 19:03

wyoming
Jun 7, 2010

Like a television
tuned to a dead channel.


origami posted:

is that the track where the kid is talking about frogs over an irritating repetitive piano line? that song sucks but steve mcqueen makes up for it.

You monsters have no heart.

global tetrahedron
Jun 24, 2009



Dunno if this would be better in the post-rock thread but these guys have a good 80s shoegaze thing going, they remind me of A Place To Bury Strangers but better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwPbG09kVI4

Edit: Ha, listening to the full album, the rest is a lot more of a noise punk kinda thing, lots of shouted vocals. Good stuff nonetheless, not at all like that first track however.

global tetrahedron fucked around with this message at Nov 14, 2011 around 15:36

Zesty Mordant
Jun 7, 2007

hella greenbacks

global tetrahedron posted:

Dunno if this would be better in the post-rock thread but these guys have a good 80s shoegaze thing going, they remind me of A Place To Bury Strangers but better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwPbG09kVI4

if they'd cut out that incredibly uninteresting meandering in the beginning that'd be a lot better. Sounds okay after that though

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the Bunt
Sep 24, 2007

YOUR GOLDEN MAGNETIC LIGHT

WhiteHowler posted:

Astreal is a female-fronted shoegaze/dream-pop band from Singapore with a neat electronic sound. I haven't seen them mentioned in the thread yet, and I really like what I've heard so far.

"Fragments of the Same Dead Star" album on Spotify

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_dSeWIZkkI (probably their most "dreamy" sounding song, not all of it is this mellow)

I am head over heels for this band/album. I'd love to hear more groups like this. I particularly love female-centric groups in this genre like Slowdive and Astreal.

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