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global tetrahedron
Jun 24, 2009



big business sloth posted:

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

the rest of the album is quite different and pretty awesome, i'd recommend it. sorta jesus lizard-y stooges stuff at times

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Sleng Teng
May 3, 2009



The compilation Half Dreaming of asian shoegaze-y music has some pretty good stuff. My favorite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEOX17Oueug

It's all on Spotify, if you use that

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE! THE POWER OF J. SPACEMAN COMPELS YOU!

Sweet Heart Sweet Light is going to drop in April and the man is taking his brand of religious noise on the road. Anyone remotely close to these dates should definitely experience this, as it is gorgeosity made flesh my brothers.

Pitchfork posted:

Spiritualized:

03-16 Nottingham, England - Rescue Rooms
03-17 Portsmouth, England - Wedgewood Rooms
03-19 London, England - Hackney Empire
03-20 Oxford, England - O2 Academy
03-21 Bristol, England - O2 Academy
03-22 Glasgow, Scotland - ABC
03-23 Belfast, Northern Ireland - Mandela Hall
03-24 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
03-25 Manchester, England - Academy
05-02 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
05-03 Chicago, IL - Metro
05-04 Detroit, MI - The Majestic Theatre
05-05 Toronto, Ontario - The Phoenix
05-07 New York, NY - Terminal 5
05-09 Boston, MA - Paradise
05-10 Washington, DC - The 9:30 Club
05-11 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
05-12 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
05-13 Atlanta, GA - The Variety Playhouse
05-15 Dallas, TX - The Granada Theatre
05-16 Austin, TX - Emo's East
05-18 Tucson AZ - The Rialto Theatre
05-19 Phoenix AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
05-20 San Diego CA - Belly Up Tavern
05-22 Los Angeles CA - The Wiltern
05-23 San Francisco CA - The Fillmore
05-25 Portland, OR - The Wonder Ballroom
05-26 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Rickshaw Theatre


No Houston date for me, so I'll most definitely be journeying to the Austin date.

hexwren
Feb 27, 2008



I am totally going to be at the Austin date. I only just started listening to Spiritualized and my mind is already blown. I totally need to be there for this. The only downside is that Spiritualized seems to be rather much winter music, and the date's in May. Ah well

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



Allen Wren posted:

I am totally going to be at the Austin date. I only just started listening to Spiritualized and my mind is already blown. I totally need to be there for this.

Oh sweet Jesus do you ever ...

Depending on what your entry point was, they will either melt your face or splatter your brain on the ceiling, depending on prior experience. Even when they release "bad" albums, the live show is always such a wonderfully phenomenal piece of sound. The last time I saw them, they opened with "Amazing Grace" that he played faithful and then like a soft projectile to the skull the bottom drops out and it's pure bliss. To hear them go from absolute chaos into something like "Electric Mainline" is an awesome thing.

e: punctuation, but my mistakes are saved forever.

hatelull fucked around with this message at Jan 30, 2012 around 19:27

hexwren
Feb 27, 2008



hatelull posted:

Oh sweet Jesus do you ever ...

Depending on what your entry point was, they will either melt your face or splatter your brain on the ceiling, depending on prior experience. Even when they release "bad" albums, the live show is always such a wonderfully phenomenal piece of sound. The last time I saw them, they opened with "Amazing Grace" that he played faithful and then like a soft projectile to the skull the bottom drops out and it pure bliss. To hear them go from absolute chaos into something like "Electric Mainline" is an awesome thing.

Songs in A&E. I'm aware that it mostly goes up from there.

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



Allen Wren posted:

Songs in A&E. I'm aware that it mostly goes up from there.

Amazing Grace is a weird one-off album that I don't think got heavily toured and has a slab of gritty garage rock sounding stuff, especially considering it was a follow up to the crazy orchestral Let It Come Down. However, all of his albums have some quality gems. Still, Lazer Guided Melodies, Pure Phase, and Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space are absolute classics and definitely albums that you should hear post-haste.

Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011

by zen death robot


Songs in A&E sounded like a completely different band.

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



To be fair, the dude did almost die prior to recording the album. Also, their sound has changed/evolved (take your pick) from album to album. That's why Lazer Guided Melodies does not sound like Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space which does not sound like Songs in A&E. I hear notes of their style in all the albums, but sure they change or take a different aesthetic per release. The new record is supposedly more "poppy" and he was apparently heavily influenced from the live LAGWAFIS shows he did.

pvax
Aug 6, 2001



I didn't see them mentioned .. but most of you would probably dig Sad Day for Puppets

I believe they're from Sweden. Good stuff.

http://saddayforpuppets.bandcamp.com
http://youtu.be/66toi91orhE

gobbles
Oct 15, 2005



pvax posted:

I didn't see them mentioned .. but most of you would probably dig Sad Day for Puppets

I believe they're from Sweden. Good stuff.

http://saddayforpuppets.bandcamp.com
http://youtu.be/66toi91orhE

Thanks, just listened through the youtube. Has potential, diggin' it, will get an album of theirs. I'd love to hear some higher tempo from these fellas.

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



Mother of God ...

On the off chance that Houston goons are reading the shoegaze thread in the SA Forums, you guys should seriously consider seeing the The Jesus and loving Mary Chain at the house of blues next month.

It will get loud.

Maguro
Apr 24, 2006

Why is the sun always bullying me?

hatelull posted:

Mother of God ...

On the off chance that Houston goons are reading the shoegaze thread in the SA Forums, you guys should seriously consider seeing the The Jesus and loving Mary Chain at the house of blues next month.

It will get loud.

I'm considering going to the New Orleans show, I hope the ticket prices are reasonable.

jazz babies
Mar 7, 2007



New SSPU.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIO43xfij3s

Oh god, it's so awesome.

Peacebone
Sep 6, 2007


A new band that I discovered recently is Merchandise. They are kind of hard to find on the internet, but you can score both of their albums for free download from their label's site.

http://katorgaworks.bigcartel.com/ - Just click on an album and there will be a link for it.

Their first album, Strang Songs (In The Dark) is a dark, shoegaze album with elements of pop vocals that remind me of New Order / Joy Division a bit.

They go a little more poppy on their latest album, but sound like a tighter more defined band. Highly recommended.

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

Just a cool update, Chameleonsvox are on Marc Riley's BBC radio show:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_6music (tune in here)

I'm not entirely sure how this show works but it sounds like they're gonna play two more live tracks in the studio in the next hour and a half.

appropriatemetaphor
Jan 26, 2006



Rageaholic Monkey posted:

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.

Blouse is great, pretty cool live too. She kinda talks exactly like her singing voice

global tetrahedron
Jun 24, 2009



Saw Blouse opening for Bear in Heaven last night, they were really boring.

appropriatemetaphor
Jan 26, 2006



They were pretty into it when I saw them ymmv vv

Bear in Heaven was amazing though. The main dude really got the crowd into it and they did two encores!

This was a couple weeks ago in LA.

Since someone mentioned Ringo Deathstarr on page 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxyYPlv4RVs

Also Bleeding Rainbow (they used to be Reading Rainbow) is cool too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLVaFCCs1TA

appropriatemetaphor fucked around with this message at Apr 19, 2012 around 05:47

rope
May 4, 2006
8======D~~~O:

A while back a friend recommended Makeout Videotape, you may already know the song Heat Wave or the some-what disturbing video for Only You.

Their Bandcamp has more songs and there's plenty more on YouTube.


After the project came to an end, the singer, Mac Demarco, released an EP this year and there's a couple of new songs from it on his Bandcamp.

Then there's Collage Party from the bassist/drummer, Alex Calder.


My stand-out tracks (can't recommend them enough!) so far are
Bob Marley, and

Light Leave Your Eyes

There are more videos under his YouTube and Bandcamp

And if you're still wanting more there's the Makeout Videotape/Collage Party split


Hope you enjoy the links, I'm going to be spending my next few days (weeks?) going through all the material.

rope fucked around with this message at Apr 19, 2012 around 09:23

A CRUNK BIRD
Sep 29, 2004


Grimey Drawer

I got the new Spiritualized album and it's not very good. I had been hoping that A & E was a fluke and he'd be back to recording cool stuff but I guess it's that time when he'll just make increasingly bad albums until he quits.

At least I'll always have Lazer Guided Melodies, the best Spiritualized album, to listen to.

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



A CRUNK BIRD posted:

I got the new Spiritualized album and it's not very good. I had been hoping that A & E was a fluke and he'd be back to recording cool stuff but I guess it's that time when he'll just make increasingly bad albums until he quits.

At least I'll always have Lazer Guided Melodies, the best Spiritualized album, to listen to.

What specifically did you not like about it? I mean, the dude has never been one to go back and retread on a sound or style he already covered on a previous album. Were you really expecting to throw that disc in your player and get Guided Melodies with More Lazers?

dutch wife abc
Apr 25, 2012


Grouper:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gckfokc1h8

can't stop listening to her recent albums. AIA is probably my favourite album of last year along with the Tim Hecker one. it's really unlike anything else. haven't heard her 2012 effort yet but appearently it's some kind of ambient sound collage. can't wait to hear it...

how many times this month have i felt "aw poo poo, life isn't really that loving good, at least i have this record"? at least six times.

Fyuz
Dec 15, 2004



dutch wife abc posted:

Grouper:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gckfokc1h8

can't stop listening to her recent albums. AIA is probably my favourite album of last year along with the Tim Hecker one. it's really unlike anything else. haven't heard her 2012 effort yet but appearently it's some kind of ambient sound collage. can't wait to hear it...

how many times this month have i felt "aw poo poo, life isn't really that loving good, at least i have this record"? at least six times.

I'm just getting into Grouper as well, some good stuff in there.

I have also been listening to Pipe Dreams by Whirr, a pretty fantastic album that is fairly loud too. The vocals are ethereal on a whole new level.

TheIndividual
Apr 22, 2010


A CRUNK BIRD posted:

I got the new Spiritualized album and it's not very good. I had been hoping that A & E was a fluke and he'd be back to recording cool stuff but I guess it's that time when he'll just make increasingly bad albums until he quits.

At least I'll always have Lazer Guided Melodies, the best Spiritualized album, to listen to.

Really? I mean, Lazer Guided Melodies is my favorite too, but if you can't find anything to like about the new album it seems like maybe you're actively hoping to dislike it? It's not their best, but there are some really fantastic songs (I Am What I Am, Too Late, So Long) on there that I think are up with their best stuff. And yes, I realize that I'm saying this as someone with a Spiritualized influenced handle on here, so perhaps I'm extremely biased to enjoy it from the get go.

I, for one, cannot wait to see them in a couple weeks and hear these songs as I imagine they're meant to be heard - loud, and with lots of flashing lights.

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



TheIndividual posted:

It's not their best, but there are some really fantastic songs (I Am What I Am, Too Late, So Long) on there that I think are up with their best stuff. And yes, I realize that I'm saying this as someone with a Spiritualized influenced handle on here, so perhaps I'm extremely biased to enjoy it from the get go.

I, for one, cannot wait to see them in a couple weeks and hear these songs as I imagine they're meant to be heard - loud, and with lots of flashing lights.

I think "Hey Jane" is a killer single, and while my nick on here doesn't reference the band I am probably biased toward most everything Pierce does. Having said that, I really enjoy "So Long You Pretty Thing." "Little Girl", "I Am What I Am", and "Too Late" are pretty solid for me as well. I try not to hold everything up to the pedestal of my favorite album, and so this record fits somewhere between Let It Come Down and Ladies and Gentlemen ... for me. It's obviously not as face melting epic as LAGWAFIS, but it has a bit more bite than the very poppy and orchestrated Let It Come Down.

I'm seeing them in a few weeks too, in Austin. It makes up for me missing the Psych Fest this weekend, and has the potential to be my favorite show of the year. Say what you want about his studio releases, but the man rarely if ever disappoints at a live show.

A CRUNK BIRD
Sep 29, 2004


Grimey Drawer

I'm not gonna hate on anyone for liking it, but Hey Jane is a desolate 9 minutes of Pure Boring.

AcidCat
Feb 10, 2005



itunes classifies this album as Metal for some unknown reason. I dig it and think it has a distinctly shoegaze-y flavor. True Widow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQN5ZDtSeR4

Elphiem
Dec 4, 2005

CFC Fan

This is shoegaze/dream pop to me.

The Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHsip5xOenQ

Elphiem fucked around with this message at Jun 10, 2012 around 09:00

WhiteHowler
Apr 3, 2001

I'M HUGE!


After finding them on Spotify, I loving love C'est la Mort.

I'd call them "gothy dream-pop" with a shoegaze influence. A lot of their songs sound like a darker version of Lush. The female vocals are great; the tracks with the male singer not so much.

Spotify album:
http://open.spotify.com/album/6tvbr6qXdP0ybreBb2cToM

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zfKJb6DU04&hd=1

global tetrahedron
Jun 24, 2009



AcidCat posted:

itunes classifies this album as Metal for some unknown reason. I dig it and think it has a distinctly shoegaze-y flavor. True Widow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQN5ZDtSeR4

This was one of my favorite releases of last year; truly immense guitar sounds. Autolux-style guitars with a more droney/sludgy undertone.

appropriatemetaphor
Jan 26, 2006



Here's some Tashiki Miyaki. Pretty dreamy and noisy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-HIKoODJc8

Peacebone
Sep 6, 2007


appropriatemetaphor posted:

Here's some Tashiki Miyaki. Pretty dreamy and noisy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-HIKoODJc8

Wow, stunning song and video. Thanks for posting this. I ordered the EP immediately.

Videogame Stench
Feb 11, 2011



I think this is the right thread for this so 2:54 are pretty good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWbL8uXonQ8

Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011

by zen death robot


Gay Crib Baby Dino posted:

I think this is the right thread for this so 2:54 are pretty good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWbL8uXonQ8

Just saw them last night and they were pretty good. Sound a lot like Curve live.

bandolier
Nov 14, 2011

The last American hero to whom speed means freedom of the soul.

This whole thread is awesome for introducing me to things like Drugstore and Belong amongst the more obvious listings.

Gay Crib Baby Dino posted:

I think this is the right thread for this so 2:54 are pretty good

This track is an impressive piece of work. The Curve comparison has also piqued my interest and I might blindbuy the album.

And speaking of Curve, Garbage once again put out a pretty serviceable facsimile of their sound on their recent record.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pAteK0o7eE

Miles ahead of the rest of the songs on the album but at least this track will stick with me for awhile.

bandolier fucked around with this message at Jun 15, 2012 around 03:06

Vienna Circlejerk
Jan 28, 2003

The great science sausage party!


I've been going through my library and listening to things I haven't listened to in years, and ran across Love Spirals Downwards. They were kind of a darkwave-ish dream pop group in the 90s that I found on a Projekt Records sampler CD back in the day and promptly fell in love with. Hope you don't mind me sharing a bit of my old man nostalgia in this thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R3RTx2jBFI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miR-AhW2oeg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fdqNIMhjOw

Also they covered the Whoville song from How the Grinch Stole Christmas! for the first Projekt Records winter holiday compilation, Excelsis (recommended).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqOgmF5EjXE

bandolier
Nov 14, 2011

The last American hero to whom speed means freedom of the soul.

Vienna Circlejerk posted:

I've been going through my library and listening to things I haven't listened to in years, and ran across Love Spirals Downwards. They were kind of a darkwave-ish dream pop group in the 90s that I found on a Projekt Records sampler CD back in the day and promptly fell in love with. Hope you don't mind me sharing a bit of my old man nostalgia in this thread.

This band is great. I think I came across them looking for music similar to Cocteau Twins/Mazzy Star, which have always been principal music fixations for me. For some reason I especially liked their last album "Flux" in spite of its change in direction. I heard it in like 2005 and I fell in love with how dated its late-1990s "electronic" aesthetic already sounded to me. Makes me think of Sega Saturn and the movie Fallen Angels by Wong Kar Wai.

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

pvax
Aug 6, 2001



So - super excited for:

http://www.attheecho.com/2012/03/29...ime-punks-echo/
24/06/2012 MARK GARDENER + Friends full band show with SKY PARADE PART TIME PUNKS GAZE FEST @ THE ECHOPLEX; LA, CA, USA.

In honor of Going Blank Again's 20th Anniversary (God ... I feel old), Mark is going to play a special set of Ride tracks with a full backing band. I missed seeing them back when they came to America in the early 90's (almost mugged my friend back in the day for his Lush/Ride shirt ), so this is the closest I think I'll get to finally seeing a proper Ride show.

I know he's playing a show tonight in SF tonight as well - in case anyone missed the info and is located there.

The link is worth checking out as well, as there are some smaller newer bands that are appearing that are pretty good.

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appropriatemetaphor
Jan 26, 2006



Peacebone posted:

Wow, stunning song and video. Thanks for posting this. I ordered the EP immediately.

If you happen to be in LA, they're going to be in a free show Monday night at the bootleg bar.

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