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rivetrenuck
30-01-2011, 02:08 AM
I just felt like writing about the greatest type of guitar music in the world Shoegaze Dream Pop. Its like Pop Noise music.



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Unfortunately couldnt embed any of the Jesus Mary Chains.

Let get it rolling, I think there are only 5 bands that actually did this well.

My Bloody Valetine, JMC, Ride, Slowdive,

baboon2004
30-01-2011, 02:41 AM
There's apparently lots of Brazilian shoegaze that I never had the patience to look up...

Slowdive - Rutti is off the scale of good...

Benny B
30-01-2011, 06:34 AM
Proto-shoegaze


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ka-WpqCAJI&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi1LrNtVltg&feature=related

Benny B
30-01-2011, 06:37 AM
I would say MBV are by far the best of the proper shoegaze bands, a million times better than Ride or Slowdive.

This is the best song...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9-NOIalUYU&feature=related

Benny B
30-01-2011, 06:43 AM
I would imagine theres loads of Japanese shoegaze bands I haven't heard, but definitely Boris do the MBV thing quite well


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeSwal4jqyk&feature=related

paolo
30-01-2011, 04:28 PM
How bout some Mogwai?

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'Shoegaze' is the worst genre name ever by the way

Leo
30-01-2011, 05:20 PM
'Shoegaze' is the worst genre name ever by the way

i always thought it was clever, actually. a perfect depiction of the initial wave of bands, you pretty much knew what the music sounded like when you first read the phrase.

connect_icut
30-01-2011, 05:29 PM
I am a massive, massive MBV fan but I don't care for most actual "shoegaze". To me calling MBV shoegaze is like calling Jesus a Christian.

Nevertheless, I recently posted 2 CDs-worth of related sounds on my blog and the whole thing went modestly viral. The compilations were called Dream Rock & Noise Pop 1985-1993 and they featured: The Jesus & Mary Chain, Spacemen 3, My Bloody Valentine, A.R. Kane (can't believe nobody mentioned them yet!), Sonic Youth, Loop, The House of Love, Ride, Cocteau Twins, Lush, Ultra Vivid Scene, Pale Saints, Moose, Swervedriver, Drop Nineteens, The Boo Radleys, Slowdive, Medicine, Black Tambourine, Swirlies and loveliescrushing (a really great, little-known band, well worth investigating).

You can read about and download the mixes here:
http://bubblegumcage3.com/2011/01/17/mix-cd-dream-rock-noise-pop-1985-93-vol-2/

Please note the constricted time-frame, which accounts for the absence of A Sunny Day in Glasgow, the only indie band I've given a fig about in recent years.

Also note that, when I was compiling the mixes, I deliberately avoided overlap with my world-famous UK Post-Rock compilations (also available through that blog post), which accounts for the absence of: Disco Inferno, Butterfly Child, Insides, Laika, Moonshake, Flying Saucer Attack, Papa Sprain, Seefeel, Bark Psychosis, Piano Magic and many, many others. Out of all those, I'd really recommend Papa Sprain to anyone who likes dreampop/shoegaze/whatever - another truly remarkable and sadly little-known band. I wrote about them here (the only other post I've done which went anything like viral):

http://bubblegumcage3.com/2009/10/01/post-rocktoberfest-2009-the-delightfully-confusing-world-of-papa-sprain/

Oh and I should also mention that the new Seefeel album if friggin' awesome.

CrowleyHead
30-01-2011, 07:03 PM
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1st and 3rd bands are the fragments of the 2nd.

rivetrenuck
30-01-2011, 09:25 PM
thank you connect_icut for the blog post, Loads of stuff in there that I've never heard before, its gonna be wicked!.

Also Massive fan of Brainjonestown Massacre, Did anyone watch "Dig", The dude is a twat, but great musician.

I totally forgot about A Place to Bury Strangers!!! when i heard their first album, i think my head exploded. The sweetest thing ever. Interesting that they have broken into different bands, need to do more research. :cool:

Also I love the Genre name Shoegazers. Even while listening i gaze at me shoes. and just love saying the word to.


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The guitars on this are so sick, and the haunting voice.

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Far to dreamy! guitars take over me.

MatthewH
31-01-2011, 03:27 AM
I'd just like to say an enthusiastic YES to the mere idea of a thread about shoegaze.

True story: my first band was heavily influenced by all that stuff, and were featured on a comp full of similar-sounding bands. I actually dropped off a review copy of the comp at the local arts weekly with a pair of shoes that I'd bought from a charity shop for a few bucks. Included were instructions somewhat like:

1. place shoes in easily-visible place.
2. place cd in player.
3. play cd.
4. gaze at shoes.

It didn't work, of course.

skull kid
31-01-2011, 06:02 AM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kt06ejSpxc1qzep1qo1_500.jpg

^under-appreciated classic imo

franz
31-01-2011, 06:16 AM
well... MBV are certainly great, but i have no idea why they would be regarded as the unimpeachable tops... Shoegaze is a sound, imo, whose promise is only fulfilled through tracks scattered across the discogs of many bands... frankly i have been trying for years and am still trying to squeeze all the juice that i feel i should be able to get from the sound.

one band whom i can say for sure have not received the attention they deserve is Medicine... both Shot Forth Self Living and the Buried Life are great great albums--sonically and from a songwriting standpoint.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQw-Lf-Duro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmT12GyXBbc

connect_icut
31-01-2011, 06:42 AM
well... MBV are certainly great, but i have no idea why they would be regarded as the unimpeachable tops...

Well, from my point of view, MBV are the unimpeachable tops of music, full-stop and "shoegaze" is a derogatory term used to describe half-baked bands' rather cheap efforts to rip off their ideas. Having said that, when researching those compilations, I was pleasantly surprised by some stuff - Slowdive, it turns out, were fantastic and even Moose had at least one good song in 'em. Some of the things I discovered were less surprising, though (Chapterhouse really were shit).

franz
31-01-2011, 08:27 AM
people tend to point to Loveless as an unparalleled studio achievement--which i wouldn't necessarily argue with, but to me Isn't Anything just sounds like one album among others of its ilk (and possessing only a few great tracks in my opinion). if you follow the trajectory of that area of rock/pop through the 80s you can see the shoegaze sound developing long before Loveless ever hits the ground. Jesus and the Mary Chain dropped Psychocandy in 1985. 4AD and the Cocteau Twins span the 80s.

i'm interested in the chronology because i've been chewing on the idea of a sensibility which coarses through shoegaze for a few years now... offhand, goth and certain art pop (David Sylvian) new wave, dream pop, and noise rock gradually morph into slowcore and shoegaze and post-rock and there is a lot of entanglement to my mind...

but chronology aside, even if every band on the scene were ripping off or reacting to the MBV sound, i wouldn't care, because there are plenty of great songs (without having the studio splendor turned up to 11) and/or great articulations of the sound that are not MBV. and in fact, when i think about it now, in spite of Loveless' amazingness, i think i am reacting a bit to the fact that, well, it's palette is pretty intensely refined/limited, and so, to me it starts to feel not wholly satisfying as some kind of end-all be all stand in for "Shoegaze". It's a term that, for me, does denote something positive (even if really elusive).

Slowdive definitely have a whole host of songs that are amazing. In the "post-era" Blue-Skied and Clear from Pygmalion is pretty flippin' spectacular...
as far as earlier stuff goes, i like this one quite a bit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXqvsCYn-9A

Haven't entirely connected with Chapterhouse, but Pearl is a pretty nice response to Soon... debatably both tracks are drawing from AR Kane and other folks who were beginning to dabble with drum machines in that kind of sound in the late 80s (Bark Psychosis, Stone Roses, etc.)...

Kitchens of Distinction have some greatness in them, as do Pale Saints, the Lilys, Swirlies, i'm trying with Curve again--Doppelganger this go 'round--and having more success than i've had in the past...

a propos of Boris, there are a few interesting modern metal affiliated things i've come upon (Shoe Doom was making the rounds as a term for a minute there, and the idea definitely had some allure for me... some Jesu tracks hit the spot for sure, some Nadja, and Goslings (to the noisier end for sure, but then somehow more true to some of the sounds hallmarks by way of their lady vocalist...)
people tend to swear by Alcest...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIzkoWxYD6Y

but yeah, my strongest feelings are reserved for Medicine, and it is in part on the shocking strength of those finds that i've persisted in my diggings here...

michael
31-01-2011, 08:31 AM
one band whom i can say for sure have not received the attention they deserve is Medicine... both Shot Forth Self Living and the Buried Life are great great albums--sonically and from a songwriting standpoint.

Yeah they're great. I like that first album more than 'Loveless'. Baffles me it was a debut and on a major label. Something flukey afoot. That track 'One More' above is one of my favourite tracks of all time.

The main guy, Brad Laner, has done heaps and heaps of stuff ever since. Solo electronic stuff as Electric Company, solo song-y stuff under his own name, collabs with all kinds of people, and reformed Medicine as a duo with Bruce Lee's daughter on vox. None of it thaaaat interesting compared to that first Medicine album in particular, tho.

Dunninger
31-01-2011, 09:21 AM
Shoegaze is a sound, imo, whose promise is only fulfilled through tracks scattered across the discogs of many bands... frankly i have been trying for years and am still trying to squeeze all the juice that i feel i should be able to get from the sound.


Jefre Cantu-Ledesmas 'Love Is A Stream' from last year is a bit like a a distilled shoegaze album, as if you stripped away all the rock bits and just leave the white-out guitar textures. The tracks are relatively compact and there's still a sense of "song" underneath, so the result sits right on the fence between shoegaze and ambient/drone.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6F_r451EQc

rivetrenuck
31-01-2011, 11:31 AM
well... MBV are certainly great, but i have no idea why they would be regarded as the unimpeachable tops... Shoegaze is a sound, imo, whose promise is only fulfilled through tracks scattered across the discogs of many bands... frankly i have been trying for years and am still trying to squeeze all the juice that i feel i should be able to get from the sound.


Could you share more bands that you feel that fall in the same specturm?

Loved the Medicine, Love Lush!

Great idea with the shoes!

CrowleyHead
31-01-2011, 03:48 PM
@rivetrenuck;

Actually APTBS is one of the fractions. Skywave was the original band, and then two of those guys from that band formed Ceremony which is the more dreamy side, whereas Oliver formed Strangers and is more focused upon washes of sound.

I got introduced to them through a friend who was their tour manager for a moment. They were really cool, and I got to watch them do "Death Valley '69" by Sonic Youth. Coincidentally after railing against "Daydream Nation" while praising "Bad Moon Rising" to my friend.

Honestly I dislike shoegaze/post-rock because it seems like it developed into this big... guitar masturbation soundtrack. Not like say, Malmsteen or something but rather, like everything are these big guitar crescendos of passionate ecstasy and then CLIMAX! But that said, I do enjoy a lot of it when I get the chance, there's just a lot of things about it I hate. And certain bands.

Leo
31-01-2011, 04:17 PM
i don't hate shoegaze, but one problem i have is it never seemed to develop. it is what it was, in some respects.

Benny B
31-01-2011, 04:41 PM
people tend to point to Loveless as an unparalleled studio achievement--which i wouldn't necessarily argue with, but to me Isn't Anything just sounds like one album among others of its ilk (and possessing only a few great tracks in my opinion).

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One thing that makes Isn't anything stand out for me is Colm's drumming, which was pretty fierce and inventive on some of the tracks. That side of the band definitely got lost on Loveless. Most of the other shoegaze bands just recycled those ploddy Spacemen 3/JAMC rhythms, which can get quite boring.

michael
31-01-2011, 05:05 PM
One thing that makes Isn't anything stand out for me is Colm's drumming, which was pretty fierce and inventive on some of the tracks. That side of the band definitely got lost on Loveless. Most of the other shoegaze bands just recycled those ploddy Spacemen 3/JAMC rhythms, which can get quite boring.

A mate was enthusing about the 33 1/3 book about the making of Loveless last week and said something about the drummer being homeless and not being able to play on most of the sessions for Loveless. Sick from something? I forget. Anyway, I'd always wondered why the drumming changed so much between albums and that seems like a pretty obvious reason. I guess they're sampled? Very mechanical-sounding, I reckon...

connect_icut
31-01-2011, 05:20 PM
Yes, the drumming on loveless is Colm's playing but sampled and sequenced by Kevin and Colm. Probably best not to go into precisely why Colm was too "sick" to play on the album. None of our business, I'm sure.

Beginning to wonder how usefully I can contribute to this thread, as - to me - everything MBV did from You Made Me Realise to Loveless is markedly better than all other music ever recorded, full stop and any claim to the contrary seems offensive and ludicrous. In other words, I don't have much perspective here.

Also, while I really like stuff like Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, it's just Fennesz, innit? To me, the only records that really seem like a continuation of what Kevin Shields started on Loveless are Fennesz's Endless Summer and The Third Eye Foundation's Ghost. The guy who wrote that 33 1/3 book (which is pretty shit, BTW) also mentioned Rafael Toral's Waveform (is that what it was called?)

Dunninger
31-01-2011, 06:55 PM
Also, while I really like stuff like Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, it's just Fennesz, innit? To me, the only records that really seem like a continuation of what Kevin Shields started on Loveless are Fennesz's Endless Summer and The Third Eye Foundation's Ghost. The guy who wrote that 33 1/3 book (which is pretty shit, BTW) also mentioned Rafael Toral's Waveform (is that what it was called?)

I wouldn't say it's just Fennesz, although there are obviously similarities in the sound. For me 'Endless Summer' is mostly a music for guitar and laptop, that's loaded with nostalgia, emotion triggered by memories, whereas 'Love Is A Stream' is much more in the emotional now, blazing loudspeakers and all that.

connect_icut
31-01-2011, 07:01 PM
I wouldn't say it's just Fennesz, although there are obviously similarities in the sound. For me 'Endless Summer' is mostly a music for guitar and laptop, that's loaded with nostalgia, emotion triggered by memories, whereas 'Love Is A Stream' is much more in the emotional now, blazing loudspeakers and all that.

I think it's more like the later Fennesz stuff - Venice and Black Sea, especially - where things got a bit more drifty and reverby. More post-Slowdive abstraction than post MBV, really. A lot of Tim Hecker's stuff gives me the same feeling. Anyway, if you like this kind of stuff, I'd highly recommend Sincere Void by Grasslung, which actually came out on Cantu-Ledesma's label. The first track is an outrageous Fennesz rip but the album as a whole is def worth hearing. Here's a song:

http://bubblegumcage3.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/03-tired-of-remembering.mp3

CrowleyHead
31-01-2011, 07:36 PM
I believe the big thing was that Colm had a nervous breakdown before the beginning of Loveless? Which is why a lot of the drumming was programmed.

connect_icut
31-01-2011, 07:45 PM
I believe the big thing was that Colm had a nervous breakdown before the beginning of Loveless? Which is why a lot of the drumming was programmed.

I think that Kevin has said that Colm had a bit of a breakdown when his girlfriend dumped him, then got really ill and lost the use of his legs. It's not for me to speculate on what was really going on in Colm's life but as a long time MBV fan, I must advise you never to believe a single word Kevin Shields says. That's the worst thing about that 33 1/3 book - it parrots a lot of Kevin's "proclamations" as if they're the gospel truth.

Anyway, as far as I know, it's not just the drums that are sampled. They also sampled a lot of their own guitar sounds and vocals, then looped them or played them through MIDI keyboards. I love the way Kevin stuck to the basic building blocks of the rock band but used digital technology to stretch them into all sorts of new shapes. Similar to what Disco Inferno did, in a way. Definitively post-rock, in the original sense.

Dunninger
31-01-2011, 08:15 PM
I know what you mean. In the end it's just a whole field of people who took the noise of overdriven guitars and used it to make something that's neither rocking-out-rock nor Noise with a capital N. Re: copying Fennesz, there's a track on a recent Kevin Drumm CDR titled 'This Sounded Like A Bad Fennesz Rip So I Bagged It... Until Now' :rolleyes:
And thanks for the Glasslung recommendation, although I knew that already :)

BTW, there was a nice Kevin Shields interview on Buddyhead years ago, can't find it on the site now but archive.org still has it:
http://web.archive.org/web/20041010045600/buddyhead.com/music/kevinshields/

mistersloane
31-01-2011, 10:03 PM
people tend to point to Loveless as an unparalleled studio achievement--which i wouldn't necessarily argue with, but to me Isn't Anything just sounds like one album among others of its ilk (and possessing only a few great tracks in my opinion). if you follow the trajectory of that area of rock/pop through the 80s you can see the shoegaze sound developing long before Loveless ever hits the ground. Jesus and the Mary Chain dropped Psychocandy in 1985. 4AD and the Cocteau Twins span the 80s.

i'm interested in the chronology

MBV were culturally important because they were the first UK drippy indie band to be seen to go 'heavy' in the way that the US bands did. "Isn't Anything' was culturally important cos of the free 7 inch with it which sampled Public Enemy. I never liked them much, I like the sounds but hate all the weedy vocal stuff.

Chronologically in the UK you had a few different sounds coming together - the 4AD thing, AR Kane were very, very big with the NME -, the US Sonic Youth/Dinosaur Jr thing and the UK Spacemen/Loop thing, combined with a few pubs that all the journalists and bands used to drink in in Camden. That's the way I saw it all anyway, if it's any help.

MatthewH
01-02-2011, 03:35 AM
Colm is the Ringo of Shoegaze - i.e. the drummer that held back the best band of its genre.

Brad Laner's been on so much good stuff. Surely everybody's forgotten Lusk but their Free Mars album is still pretty damn good.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXhRz3S4qio

rivetrenuck
01-02-2011, 08:56 PM
I am crazy for Medicine!!!!!

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Angelic

connect_icut
01-02-2011, 10:49 PM
Wasn't Brad Laner also in Savage Republic?

rivetrenuck
02-02-2011, 08:58 AM
http://killyourpetpuppy.co.uk/news/?p=4322

A write up about My Bloody Valentine from the guys in the scene and a bootleg or a demo tape.


Just had a listen to Fennesz, His work reminds me of Minimalists from the "12k" label, such as Taylor Deupree and the rest.

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There is another really good track whiich i couldnt find on Youtube, Its on Spotify though.

Taylor Deupree - Living Flowers

sweetest song ever, but in my opinion this is not really shoegazing music, from the attitude to the sounds.

jenks
02-02-2011, 10:05 AM
anyone mention Disappears yet?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrvXWDw5RBw

connect_icut
02-02-2011, 05:28 PM
I'm 100% addicted to the new Seefeel right now:
http://bubblegumcage3.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/06-rip-run.mp3
http://bubblegumcage3.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/dead-guitars.mp3

I'm also going to attempt to post YouTube videos for all the songs on my two "Dream Rock" compilations - actual promos where possible, live clips, fan videos or plain audio where not. Here's the first one:

http://bubblegumcage3.com/2011/02/02/dream-rock-noise-pop-in-videos-the-jesus-mary-chain-you-trip-me-up/

Any help y'all could give me digging up a few of the obscurer tracks would be much appreciated. For instance, I'm pretty sure there was a promo for A.R. Kane's "Baby Milk Snatcher" but I can't find it.

Chris
03-02-2011, 08:29 AM
would def recommend Jefre Cantu-Ledesma’s album "Love is a Stream" here… it’s a drone/ambient album but texturally and harmonically it’s very shoegazey. was one of my favorite releases from last year

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connect_icut
03-02-2011, 09:24 PM
would def recommend Jefre Cantu-Ledesma’s album "Love is a Stream" here… it’s a drone/ambient album but texturally and harmonically it’s very shoegazey. was one of my favorite releases from last year

We've already talked about this, haven't we? I might as well reiterate my original position: It's just Fennesz, innit? I still like it, though.

That Seefeel album, on the other hand... That's on some new shit. If you're reading this thread, you need to hear that album. Srsly.

Chris
04-02-2011, 12:28 AM
ah so you did, nice (could've sworn I read the second page, but when you're multitasking ). agreed on Cantu-Ledesma having a post-MBV sound and Fennesz post-Slowdive. and yeah, anything on Jefre's label is worth checking out

no mention of Windy and Carl yet?

also, have to mention Grouper, although she’s particularly relevant to this thread live. one of the most beautiful and definitely more shoegazey shows I caught last year was hers at On Land

skull kid
04-02-2011, 02:13 AM
i wish slowdive had done more stuff like this

http://www.discogs.com/Slowdive-5-EP/master/9485

laser-precise ambient techno dub w/ beautiful gazey synth and guitar textures

i can't think of many guitar bands who were able to so effortlessly assimilate into techno


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMGYkzlE6SQ


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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx25tWvIPPs

Robsku
06-02-2011, 09:46 AM
Oh come on. Let's not retread the whole MBV inventors of shoegaze thing cos it blatantly isn't true - the first wave of bands had a whole host of influences from the obvious (Cocteau Twins, Sonic Youth, JMC) to the less so (Eno, Gram Parsons, Lee Hazelwood).

If that first wave were so intent of ripping off MBV why didn't they sound like them; Slowdive were closer to Cocteaus, Lush to Throwing Muses, Ride where simply a traditional band with noisy accoutrements (like House of Love and JMC before them) and Pale Saints had a sound all of their own.

Also remember that Loveless the supposed zenith of the sound came out in 92 by which time all those bands had been in operation for some time. The MBV of Isn't Anything and You Made Me Realise were far more aggressive and visceral.

I should add that MBV were my absolute favourite band back in the day but now when I reach for that era and sound I'm much more likely to play A.R.kane or Loop.

Ness Rowlah
19-02-2011, 01:14 AM
Shoegaze, nu-gaze - is it wrong to like the bands that are now (well - all these three have been going for a few years) looking back to MBV? They probably don't add that much to the genre, the studied Warhol-coolness might be too studied and all - but I still find that I like em:

Autolux
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Dusty
19-02-2011, 12:43 PM
I've always like MBV and Slowdive, but have real trouble enjoying anyone else beyond these two.

Another current dream-pop band; SPC ECO.

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Buick6
25-02-2011, 03:54 AM
It's interesting how POPULAR shoegaze music is these days. I remember very clearly at the time simon Reynolds bagging the shit out of the genre as being the 'scene that celebrates itself', but in hindsight alot of the bands have dated alot better than many of the American grunge bands of the time, and there are more kids mucking around with guitars doing the shoegaze thing than before! Another thing that was interesting was that yes, all the shoegaze bands were an amalgum of Sonic Youth/Dinosaur Jr 'yr living all over me'/My Bloody Valentine and Frippertronics, but the sound coalesced into it's own tradmark that resonates until today. Not bad for a 'derivative' genre!

I recently saw DEERHUNTER who seem to be the kings of the nu-gaze sound, and despite their terrifc song 'nothing ever happened' live they were quite dull and boring, and are just a slightly juiced up version of the Pale Saints!

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c.f Pale Saints:

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I really liked this song from Moose who copped so much flack about their 'derivative sound'

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connect_icut
28-02-2011, 05:46 AM
When I was compiling those "Dream Rock" mixes (http://bubblegumcage3.com/2011/01/17/mix-cd-dream-rock-noise-pop-1985-93-vol-2/), I listened to a lot of minor showgaze bands, just to see is they were as shite as I remembered. Mostly, they were but that one Moose track really blew me away - great song, superb production, phenomenal drumming. I actually saw them live around the time of that single. It was at Hereford Lads Club and I was a one of about 15 people in attendance. Moose were pretty poor but the opening act was (the then virtually unknown) Stereolab, who were really great. Bought Super Electric the next day.

Not a fan of Deerhunter but I do like the Pale Saints a lot. The Comforts of Madness is a pretty much perfect album - every song is great. They could be pretty juiced up too - some nice Neil Young-esque guitar solos, anyway. The main guy also went on to form an interesting post-rock band called Spoonfed Hybrid.

The only contemporary shoegaze band I really like is A Sunny Day in Glasgow. Here's what they sound like...

http://bubblegumcage3.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/06-drink-drank-drunk-1.mp3

http://bubblegumcage3.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/08-how-does-somebody-say-when-they-like-you_-1.mp3

http://bubblegumcage3.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/03-so-bloody-so-tight.mp3

http://bubblegumcage3.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/13-the-best-summer-ever.mp3

http://bubblegumcage3.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/07-shy.mp3

http://bubblegumcage3.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/09-passionate-introverts-dinosaurs.mp3

http://bubblegumcage3.com/files/2009/12/04-failure.mp3

rivetrenuck
09-03-2011, 01:04 AM
Whoaw, really love Autolux

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I know this may seem strange, but here some echoes of Interpol. Could Interpol be some form of Dream Pop? not necessarily shoegaze.

Interpol - Obstacle 1
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Interpol - Evil
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Though Interpol seem a lot more hhhmm Depressive? Too Serious?, Something Morbid about em. No I Change my mind, they couldnt fit, just because their morbid lyrics and depressing videos.

CrowleyHead
11-03-2011, 03:42 PM
Bad Dream Pop

rivetrenuck
13-03-2011, 09:05 PM
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dominic
15-03-2011, 03:22 AM
as stated above, A Place To Bury Strangers are the class of the current shoegaze bands. i especially like their second album "Exploding Head"

as for proto-shoegaze, how about The Passions?

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i agree with comment about Lush being unfairly overlooked. Spooky-era Lush has aged very well

The Cranes were another great shoegaze band, if rather on the margins of the movement =

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Also, the latest album, 23, by Blonde Redhead was very good and very shoegazey

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dominic
15-03-2011, 03:43 AM
Ultra Vivid Scene was also mentioned above. "Mercy Seat" is one of my all-time favorite records. However, I am unsure whether to post the superior 12" version or the video featuring a very young Moby (with hair) on bass. Perhaps both?

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Tomm
15-03-2011, 11:42 AM
Sianspheric - The Sound Of The Colour Of The Sun

One of the most criminally under-appreciated albums of the '00s. It's beautiful yet very abrasive. And 'cause nobody really ever bothered with it you can still pick up copies of the CD for like 5 quid. Winner.

connect_icut
15-03-2011, 04:00 PM
Yes to Cranes and Ultra Vivid scene!

My one real regret about those compilations I made (http://bubblegumcage3.com/2011/01/17/mix-cd-dream-rock-noise-pop-1985-93-vol-2/) was that I left off "Tomorrow's Tears" by Cranes.

I did include "Special One" by UVS, though. Less shoegazey than "The Mercy Seat" but a great tune, with Kim Deal on backing vocals.

As for proto-shoegaze, anyone know Dif Juz? Kind of a cross between 23 Skidoo and Cocteau Twins.

wonk_vitesse
17-03-2011, 10:09 PM
Anyone heard about this London instrumental band, Kontakte bit more than the sum of their influences


http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/19412535

rivetrenuck
08-10-2011, 12:03 PM
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Came across this band, Their a preety good NYC based band. School of Seven Bells

rivetrenuck
24-10-2011, 04:09 PM
just had to post this this

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