Posts Tagged ‘gazey rock’

April 4, 2018

Both myself and some of my shoegaze loving friends are head over heels for the latest from Beach House. The Baltimore duo are in the midst of rolling out some very fine songs and visuals from their forthcoming album, 7, and they’ve gone a dreamy whirring route on the third taste off the record. Dark Spring evokes both My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive with its labyrinthian humming dream pop and shoegaze amalgamation. It’s black and white music video is directed by Zia Anger, and it’s quite the artistic treat for the eyes, too. 7 arrives May 11th, when Beach House will be in the midst of their North American tour that kicks off later this month. Pre-order 7, here.

March 22, 2018
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I was very fortunate to come across some very fine emerging projects and songs in my music discovery journey this morning, one of which is bdrmm, a project from the UK who for reasons unknown to me, likes to call their music “ugly pop”. One listen to new single kare will convince you there’s nothing ugly at all about their dreamy and ethereal rock. kare is beautifully nostalgic, gorgeously wistful, and so wonderfully intoxicating with its diaphanous & gazey, spindly & lo-fi appeal. It’s almost as if Band Of Horses, Slowdive, and American Football all came together on a song. The five piece band’s prior EP, Yucky, is also quite the lo-fi bedroom indie treat, as our their other releases, like more anthemic and polished ‘islands_’ which you can stream below. Yucky and other tracks can be streamed off Soundcloud, here.

March 6, 2018
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Our GIrl’s eponymous single may be the first song they ever wrote, but it’s not the first single to capture the fancy of their avid fans. The British trio released their self-titled debut EP in 2016. And they’re off to a glorious start this year with this gazey roiling, scuzzy ripping jam. Sweet and tart, naughty and nice vocals embellish the track, giving it an addictive prickly bite. Saccharine guitar pop and thrashing grunge rock meet halfway on the incredibly contagious track. Our Girl will be making an appearance at SXSW next week. Hopefully we’ll be able to catch them while we’re there. Stream/download Our Girl’s Our Girl via major outlets, here.