Tag Archives: Shoegazer

Secret Crush brings fuzz-soaked indie rock to Elsewhere 02.12

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Secret Crush brings fuzz-soaked indie rock to Elsewhere 02.12
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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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While Secret Crush’s music clearly comes with heavy debts to shoegaze, the band’s incorporation of indie rock immediacy gives them an added dimension. With guitars covered in fuzz and dripping reverb, there’s still plenty of the trademark shoegaze wash of sound, but the vocals tend to sit more upfront and there’s a tendency toward riffing that’s ...

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Sun Voyager Debuts “Seismic Vibes” LP on 04.20

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Sun Voyager Debuts
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Psych Rock
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NYC

Sun Voyager is a heavy-psych trio that gets it right. These fuzz freaks drag the psych genre back to its gritty roots, all the while using each song in their upcoming LP to subtly experiment with sister genres. The tracks are fresh (fresher than Sun Voyager’s bongwater, at least) and at the perfect lengths. For these guys ...

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Russian Bath’s “Slenderman” contrasts airy vocals with noisy shoegaze

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Russian Bath’s “Slenderman” contrasts airy vocals with noisy shoegaze
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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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Beginning with pummeling tom drums, Russian Baths‘ first single from the upcoming “Penance” EP could easily be a soundtrack to fleeing the titular Slenderman character. While the airy vocals emote almost plainly, the instrumentals jostle with each other to occasionally cacophonous peaks. At its calmest, “Slenderman” is a foreboding, gothic track but the noisy, feedback-laden guitars ...

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Snakeskin releases fuzzy single, plays The Glove 1.26

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Snakeskin releases fuzzy single, plays The Glove 1.26
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Indie Rock
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Snakeskin started off 2018 with the premiere of “Seize,” a mid-paced fuzz rocker that shows songwriter Shanna Polley embracing collaboration with a full band. It’s still following Polley’s previous path, with sprawling song structures letting her detailed lyricism carve a story, but “Seize” has continued her development from bedroom songwriter to searing rocker. The sizzling guitars and thumping ...

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June Parker hits some sweet spots on We’re Exactly Where We Are

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June Parker hits some sweet spots on We're Exactly Where We Are
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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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Washington DC

Although the album tends to get bogged down in a competent shoegaze drone, June Parker brings some charm to traditional shoegaze tropes. Tracks like “What has Happened/What Will Happen” and “Love Her” in particular stand out for their pretty aesthetics. Lyrically, this album is quite true to the shoegaze style; giving the listener a vague sense ...

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Gingerlys talk about guitar pedals on Delicious Audio

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Gingerlys talk about guitar pedals on Delicious Audio
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Describing themselves as "pure ear candy," Gingerlys provide catchy and hazy dream pop tunes. The female-fronted, five-piece indie pop band began when guitarist Matt Richards started sharing acoustic demos of his pop songs with his fellow bandmates in his Valley Stream, New York basement. The band’s guitarist Matthew Richards recently talked to our sister blog Delicious Audio about the ...

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Gingerlys talk about guitar pedals on Delicious Audio

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Gingerlys talk about guitar pedals on Delicious Audio
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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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Describing themselves as "pure ear candy," Gingerlys provide catchy and hazy dream pop tunes. The female-fronted, five-piece indie pop band began when guitarist Matt Richards started sharing acoustic demos of his pop songs with his fellow bandmates in his Valley Stream, New York basement. The band’s guitarist Matthew Richards recently talked to our sister blog Delicious Audio about the ...

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Hypoluxo bring their dreamy indie at Elsewhere 1.14

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Hypoluxo bring their dreamy indie at Elsewhere 1.14
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Psych Rock
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NYC

Usually shoegaze is an all or nothing mentality, but Hypoluxo merely dip their feet in for a dreamy wash. The Brooklyn band’s sound hits pretty straightforward, a little mellow with a baritone croon somewhere between Joy Division’s Ian Curtis and The National’s Matt Berninger, but the tasteful add-ins of sparkling guitar arpeggios and noisy swells give an extra ...

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Noise-gazers Neaux release sophomore LP “Chain Up the Sun”

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Noise-gazers Neaux release sophomore LP
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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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Neaux (pronounced "no") is duo Sierra Kay and Nick Fit. They describe their music as "the intersection of shoegaze and grunge" – which is actually pretty accurate. Sierra’s wailing and delayed vocals and Nick’s distorted chord progressions have a certain dark and tense quality to them, while the band’s visual style matches their sonic appreciation for the ’90s, ...

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The Veldt supports Modern English on tour, plays Rough Trade on 11/22

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The Veldt supports Modern English on tour, plays Rough Trade on 11/22
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC

NYC dream-rockers The Veldt’s latest EP Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose delivers seven new tracks that undoubtedly connect with their long-time followers, while potentially appealing to a new generation only recently discovering this sound. Opener “The Color of Love is Blue,” with its ethereal vocals and descending chord progression performed through tightly-coiled, clipped-chime guitar ...

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Upper Wilds return from a quick tour to play Gold Sounds on 11.18

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Upper Wilds return from a quick tour to play Gold Sounds on 11.18
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Avant-Indie
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NYC

Upper Wilds are an experiment in distortion. Their debut album, "Guitar Module 2017" (Deli NYC record of the month last month) is one frenzied wave of noise going through the entire body. Once the senses accept this new experience, the lyrics can finally be appreciated. Somehow, through all the glitchy melodies come these heavenly vocals that find ...

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Lillet Blanc brings Dream-Pop to Trans Pecos, 11.03

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Lillet Blanc brings Dream-Pop to Trans Pecos, 11.03
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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Lillet Blanc’s music takes a hint from their namesake: both are intoxicatingly sweet, yet refreshing. The band’s execution of the dream-pop aesthetic showcases honeyed melodies, boasting Emily Rawlings’ vocals whirling through a backdrop of groovy pop stylings, and cutting through the sonic daydream with beautifully pure high notes. Thankfully, the band’s “moody songs with a lil’ sass” ...

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No Honeymoon release new EP and plays Trans Pecos on 11/10

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No Honeymoon release new EP and plays Trans Pecos on 11/10
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It’s been two years since Brooklyn dreamgaze collective No Honeymoon released their excellent sophomore EP “Together Alone” (reviewed on The Deli here).  The long wait for new material is now over with two tracks currently available as a preview of their latest EP “It’s Whatever.”  Recent single release “Were Doing Fine” shows the ...

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Overlake tours the US, returns to NJ on 12.09 at WFMU’s Monty Hall

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Overlake tours the US, returns to NJ on 12.09 at WFMU's Monty Hall
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Indie Rock
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Jersey City’s three-piece Overlake has been contributing innovative, intimate shoegaze to the local scene since forming in 2012, and their newest LP Fall shows they are getting better and better at it. The record is saturated with guitar-driven anthems of nostalgia, thematically focused on the transience of life. Each song encapsulates a moment in time, following no chronological ...

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Plain Dog Brings Renewed Simplicity to Slacker Rock

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Plain Dog Brings Renewed Simplicity to Slacker Rock
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While NYC may be abuzz with shoegaze, slacker rock, and grunge revival bands, there’s something unmistakably unique about Brooklyn-based Plain Dog. Their latest song, "Cherry Cola," features all the hallmarks of nu-grunge — fuzz-drenched guitars, driving rhythms and lo-fi production — however there’s something delightfully earnest in the song’s celebration of something so simple. Plain Dog ...

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Sooner bring their soft shoegaze to Sunnyvale to Alphaville on 10.28

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Sooner bring their soft shoegaze to Sunnyvale to Alphaville on 10.28
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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We don’t know for sure if the name of Brooklyn band Sooner was inspired by My Bloody Valentine’s seminal track ‘Soon,’ but we think it’s extremely likely that the British band from the ’90s had its fair share of influence on their sound. The New Yorkers offer a more muted approach to the shoegazer formula, mostly ...

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Grooms hosts Brooklyn Bazaar Release Show on 10.25

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Grooms hosts Brooklyn Bazaar Release Show on 10.25
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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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Returning with a fifth album set to further the band’s exploration of ambience and shoegazey guitar effects, Grooms brings the music to Brooklyn Bazaar on October 25. Lead singles from Exit Index showcase swelling synths amidst the moody wash of sound without straying from Grooms’ usual noisy fare. The band’s brigade of fuzz and other-worldly effects is ideal ...

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Parrot Dream is Coming to the Brooklyn Bazaar, 09.14

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Parrot Dream is Coming to the Brooklyn Bazaar, 09.14
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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Parrot Dream’s discography showcases the gradual development of their dream-pop aesthetic, which features a peculiar Latin twist (the band is originally from Chile).

In their song "On Your Own," Parrot Dream teases the listener into an all-too-familiar melancholy before jumping in with a groovy bass line and electrifying hi-hat, reminiscent of the Chilean disco scene.

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Overlake opens for The Brian Jonestown Massacre + talks about stompboxes

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Overlake opens for The Brian Jonestown Massacre + talks about stompboxes
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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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Overlake specializes in serving up gazey and delicious tracks that showcase strong melody-writing chops. They are playing a high profile show in Philly tomorrow (September 6th), opening for The Brian Jonestown Massacre (New Yorkers will be able to catch them at Gold Sounds on October 4th). Though there’s enough wall-of-sound goodness to sink your teeth into, the band also ...

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Those Creatures bring dreamy drone rock to Bowery Electric tonight (08.08)

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Those Creatures bring dreamy drone rock to Bowery Electric tonight (08.08)
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With only two released tracks under their belt, the Brooklyn-via-Atlanta shoegaze trio Those Creatures has already played more live shows than you can count. Their double single release Joseph’s War 7” features two dreamy tracks (“Jessie Baby” and “Joseph War’s Dream”) that melt beautifully together to create an emotive listening experience complete with fuzzy guitars, droning vocals, ...

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Autodrone bring their ethereal shoegaze to Bowery Electric tonight 8/7

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Autodrone bring their ethereal shoegaze to Bowery Electric tonight 8/7
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Having spent a two year period recording, mixing and finally mastering 10 fully realized tracks (while performing much of the material out at live shows) gothic rockers Autodrone released their album “This Sea Is Killing Me” at the end of 2016. That long journey produced a number of engaging results touching on a range exploring psych, darkwave, drone- ...

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Fruit & Flowers release new single ‘Drug Tax,’ play Jersey City Cemetery 7.29

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Garage Rock
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If you are feeling in the mood for surfy sonic fun with garagey and psych overtones, we’ve got a band for ya: they are called Fruit & Flowers, they hail from Brooklyn, NY, and just released a deliciously droney single entitled . The four-piece is technically skilled, with fast-paced and fleshed-out guitar parts (as heard in ...

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Shoegaze up and comers Venn at Black Cat July 21st

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Shoegaze up and comers Venn at Black Cat July 21st
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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Washington DC

Channeling the sound of UK 1980s/90s shoegaze and post-punk, Venn has seen success after the release of their debut EP earlier this year. The band has managed to capture the sensitive adrenaline rush, found in the music of My Bloody Valentine and New Order, in their own unique while still paying obvious homage to their forebearers, even ...

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ROXINY debut single “9 Months” + plays Planned Parenthood benefit on 07.17

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ROXINY debut single
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In her debut single "9 Months", Brooklyn singer Roxiny builds an immersive story which speaks to the besetment of destructive relationships. Included in her forthcoming EP, Rituals, the track develops a climactic build-up through heavy percussion that surrounds the steady dream-pop synth and droning guitar chords, pulling in the listener until the end of this ...

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Pecas bring mellow psychedelia to Mercury Lounge on 06.30

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Pecas bring mellow psychedelia to Mercury Lounge on 06.30
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Brooklyn indie rock quartet Pecas will be playing Mercury Lounge on June 30th in support of Modern Diet. On their 2014 release, Dwelling, songwriter Sandy Davis paints pictures of the quiet despair and contemplation that occurs in the midst of a relationship’s slow decline. Reverb-drenched vocals, warbling keys and tremolo-laced electric guitars lend a fittingly melancholy ambiance. Listen ...

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