Tag Archives: Shoegazer

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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NYC

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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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC

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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Overlake
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Indie Rock
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NYC

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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Plain Dog
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Slacker Rock/Lo-Fi
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NYC

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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Sooner
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC

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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Grooms
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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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NYC

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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NYC

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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Overlake
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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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NYC

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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Those Creatures
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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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NYC

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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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC

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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NYC

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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Indie Pop
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NYC

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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Indie Rock
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NYC

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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From the submissions: a glance at 3D-WOW’s promising debut album

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From the submissions: a glance at 3D-WOW's promising debut album
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3D-WOW
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Psych Rock
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NYC

Arctic Desert Tundra, the debut release by New York duo 3D-WOW, is a startlingly original piece of psych/progressive-pop. Quietly released last November, Sara Kossin and Alec Ciesla’s debut is a collection of eight songs that are brooding, moody and at times menacing. The underlying sensitivity of songwriter/vocalist Sara Kossin radiates through the shuffling, thrashing dissonance like light through ...

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Haybaby plays Our Wicked Lady AND Tender Trap on 06.08

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Haybaby plays Our Wicked Lady AND Tender Trap on 06.08
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Haybaby
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Post Punk
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NYC

Haybaby, a self-described "sludge-pop" band from Brooklyn, are a force to be reckoned with on the DIY scene. Each song on their latest record, Blood Harvest, showcases the band’s remarkable skill at controlling its dynamics, utilizing tension and release to devastating effect. Leslie Hong’s vocals are saturated with a pop sensibility but ready to explode, providing an ear-catching contrast to the grunge-like dissonance of the rhythm section. The band just announced they’ll perform ...

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Vivienne Eastwood release video for ‘NONS,’ play Brooklyn Bazaar on 5/28

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Vivienne Eastwood release video for 'NONS,' play Brooklyn Bazaar on 5/28
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Vivienne Eastwood
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC

Premiering their latest video “Nons” exclusively here on The Deli, dreampoppers Vivienne Eastwood present a gazey journey of internal discovery.   The track’s slow motion groove, rising bassline and dramatic guitar melody would seem the perfect match for David Lynch’s newly revived Twin Peaks franchise.  With a languid minor chord feel, images of sea creatures in fish tanks are superimposed over pensive looking band members.  Mysterious notations like the wording “Friedrichsthalii 1999” appear momentarily before ...

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Solilians and special guests take us to an evening of psychedelia on May 25th

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Solilians and special guests take us to an evening of psychedelia on May 25th
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Solilians
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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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NYC

While their debut LP was released less than a year ago, Solilians have actually been producing music for quite some time. Emerging in 2001 as So L’il, the band experimented with their sound for almost a full decade through their 2012 compilation, "Best of the First Decade." After their second record, the band reformed as Solilians, this time steering away from the pop inclination of their first incarnation. In their latest effort, 2016’s "Shin," shimmering ...

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Band on the rise: Cende release EP “#1 Hit Single” at Baby’s All Right on May 26th

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Band on the rise: Cende release EP
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Cende
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Alt Rock
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NYC

Jangly and infectious indie group Cende unleashes its debut EP "#1 Hit Single" (yup, that’s the title) on May 22nd, with a release show at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right on May 26th. After changing their name from Downies at the end of 2015, the band has grown from a house venue trio to a quartet receiving press from major outlets such as Pitchfork and NPR. The songs on ‘#1 Hit Single’ — much like those of ...

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Noise pop trio Wooing celebrates debut EP on May 10 within Pianos residency

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Noise pop trio Wooing celebrates debut EP on May 10 within Pianos residency
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Wooing
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Psych Rock
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NYC

Readers who’ve been sticking around for a while may remember Rachel Trachtenburg from teen indie band Supercute! (active in the NYC scene around 2013), and then also as the drummer of ironic folk pop band The Prettiots. Rachel, who is also an actress and model, has recently formed her own group, called Wooing, which is about to release its debut EP through a live show at Pianos on May 10th. The show is part of a ...

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Sharkmuffin Offers Single from Upcoming Sophomore Effort ‘Tsuki’

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Sharkmuffin Offers Single from Upcoming Sophomore Effort 'Tsuki'
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Sharkmuffin
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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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NYC

Sharkmuffin is a band with a variety of sonic influences. They make high energy grunge tunes that pack a punch, but decorate them with psychedelic, 60s style guitar riffs reminiscent of beach pop classics like The Byrds or Jefferson Airplane. Despite their retro sensibilities, they manage to stay culturally relevant. Their latest music video for “Little Bird,” a cut off their upcoming sophomore effort, is an ironic narrative about the modern urbanite trying to make ...

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DC indie shoegaze outfit Venn drops a great EP

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DC indie shoegaze outfit Venn drops a great EP
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Venn
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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Washington DC

The first song on Venn‘s self-titled EP, "Surreal", starts out on solid ground, but before you know it the dreampop kicks in and this EP never comes down again.  The textures of the album, to put it simply, are pretty.  The sounds of shoegaze, dreampop, and indie psychedelia blend nicely.  Specifically, the vocals sound almost like what might happen if Morrisey did shoegaze, insolent but cool as heck and full of passion.

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Wild Arrows to play Music Hall of Williamsburg 3/29, slated to drop new album 4/14

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Wild Arrows to play Music Hall of Williamsburg 3/29, slated to drop new album 4/14
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Wild Arrows
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Indie Rock
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NYC

Brooklyn-based band, Wild Arrows, crafts indie pop tunes with a seriously dark streak that feels a lot like 80’s goth-pop heaven. Their latest release, "Dark Me" is no exception, combining clean, minimalist beats with harrowing lyricism to create a single that’s as striking as it is catchy. The band is gearing up to release a new album April 14th, and we can only imagine it’s stocked with the same flavor of dreamy synths, ...

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