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Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

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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.

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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.

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slowdave posted:

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

Notice I said "popular music".

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I think my two favorite Slowdive songs are When The Sun Hits (which has already been posted) and Machine Gun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ylunl72PyE

Really feels like something out of a dream. I mean, I know that's the reason for it being called "dream pop". But I honestly feel like I'm in another dimension or something whenever listen to them.

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Since Ulrich Schnauss has been touched on in this thread, I'm assuming this is to place to talk about electrogaze. So can we talk about how loving incredible the new M83 album is? Because Jesus Christ. I'm on my first listen now and it's one of my favorite records of the year already.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDyonn3mQj8

This is the first single, Midnight City, and it's like electro, shoegaze, post punk and new wave all wrapped up in a distorted, dreamy, beautiful package.

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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.

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Amused to Death posted:

My Bloody Valentine put up a facebook status a few minutes ago saying they finished mastering the new album on the 21st. It's actually happening, we're getting a new MBV album

I'll believe it when it's giving me hearing damage

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Christ, you guys weren't kidding about the new Alcest. I just got done listening to it and it's really something special. I hadn't heard anything from them since Souvenirs d'un autre monde, which I listened to probably 5 years ago or more when I was listening to anything post-rock that I could get my hands on. I don't remember that album being much like this or being particularly memorable, but this is one I could easily see myself listening to over and over again. Those guitar textures were just sublime. And yeah, that last track...wow. That definitely ranks up there with the best Mono tracks as far as being one of the best long instrumental pieces I've heard in years. I want to listen to this album in my car but I feel like it would put me in such a dream state that I'd stop paying attention to the road and get in a wreck.

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Probably an unpopular opinion, but I like Japancakes' Heaven or Las Vegas better than the Cocteau Twins original:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHdD73ABuEs

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May 31, 2005

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Uniscott posted:

Now this is a cool idea, a cover of Beatles songs with shoegazing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfm-fehAYx0
God this owns. I just wish that A) there were more of my favorite Beatles songs on here, and B) there was a download link

e: Haha gently caress, Strawberry Fields is so great

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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.

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Floodixor posted:

Has anyone seen the shoegaze documentary Beautiful Noise? I've really wanted to see it since I saw initial blurbs about it when it was still in development stages a while back, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I'd love to know if any shoegaze fans in this thread have seen it and what anyone's thoughts are about it.

Doc site: http://www.beautifulnoisedocumentary.com/
I saw it and it's alright, but I've heard there's better documentaries out there on the same subject which is pretty easy to believe. I haven't seen them if that's true, though.

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RestingB1tchFace posted:

No mention of Wolf Alice? Relatively new band....released their first album "My Love is Cool" about a year ago. Really good debut. Lots of variety in their music.

Silk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTsN7uugtfg
Swallowtail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzFGSt6Vb40
Giant Peach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liVo34GHJzY
You're a Germ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XflmOIEUVbo
Blush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UASsWVkacc8
Moaning Lisa Smile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fThiZAsdjk
I still listen to that album pretty often! Listened to the whole thing a few days ago, actually. It still holds up!

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Ofecks posted:

I'm not familiar with Slowdive at all, so I have nothing to compare it to, but this is really good and I like it.
Listen to this right now and prepare to have your life changed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2INLBsRYVBs

Star Roving is really, really great and exactly what I could've wanted out of the first Slowdive song in 20+ years

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Yeah, like I could see a case being made for some of their songs here and there being dream pop-inspired like Everything In Its Right Place and The National Anthem from Kid A, Dollars & Cents off Amnesiac or even Let Down on OK Computer, but I would never call Radiohead a dream pop band.

They've taken inspiration from so many different sources (from Krautrock to jazz to Aphex Twin) that it's almost like they're their own genre.

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They loving did it. I have no idea how in the hell they pulled that off, but Slowdive stopped making albums for 22 years and then came back with a masterpiece of a shoegaze album in 2017 like they never left at all

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Slowdive streamed a half hour live set on Pitchfork earlier and it's available to watch on their Facebook.

Check it out if you're at all a fan of theirs or their new album, because my god does it sound beautiful.

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New Ride album Weather Diaries (their first in 21 years) is up for streaming!

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0WPY9nnBy01s5QOt4o4oQX

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New JAMC and new Ride felt pretty forgettable to me while I fell in love with the Slowdive self-titled on first listen and have continued to love it on every subsequent listen. I should also give new Ride another shot. I kinda tuned out of it after a while.

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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

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Fart of Presto posted:

The Best Shoegaze and Dream Pop of 2018 from Pop Matters.

I need to step up and focus again, because I have heard none of the albums on this list.
Beach House's 7 made my list, but I'm pretty sure I haven't heard any of those others.

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Crossposting this from the indie rock thread because it probably qualifies more as shoegaze and noise pop:

This new HEALTH album is a wild, dark and transcendent journey.

I bruised the gently caress outta my thigh from drumming along to this thing so hard while driving hahaha

A+

I know we're not even 2 full months into the year yet, but this is easily my album of the year so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX0v4sm5dYc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNAySFS3Msk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO_EeUBoNOw

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Electro-Boogie Jack posted:

Can't believe I'm saying this, because afaic for the last decade HEALTH has been able to do no wrong- Get Color, USA Boys, High Pressure Days, Tears and MP3, Death Magic, Euphoria, all loving fire- but I'm disappointed by it. I was worried Jupiter's departure would take something special from the band, and now the new album feels dark in a cliched, almost high school goth way to me. It's neither as creatively noisy nor as catchy as their other stuff. Without all the clever electronics it seems like they were trying to put the guitar a little further forward, but instead of maybe getting something like Al Jourgensen on Rabies they ended up with a sound that's less brutal and more... conventional?

Gonna give it another spin or two to see if I'm missing something, but right now I'm just shocked I'm not into it.
I'll definitely agree that Death Magic was the better album and had catchier/poppier songs (for as poppy as a noise outfit can sound), but I'm still very into this one. It's abrasive and dreamy, and as a longtime fan, I dig it, but I can also understand why you don't!

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https://twitter.com/consequence/sta...182564097875969

This should be interesting!

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OH BABY, NEW SLOWDIVE?

The last album ruled.

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Vichan posted:

Heaven or Las Vegas is 30 years old!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

That album is a masterpiece

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