[streaming] SENS DEP – Luckless Hunter

Australian shoegazer trio SENS DEP Shares new single “Luckless Hunter”. SENS DEP (Sensory Deprivation) is a band that creates textured noise and sonic ruminations that explore ideas of control, restraint and abandon in equal measure. Formed in 2009 by Andrew and Ben Yardley as a side project for Melbourne band Laura, the group’s long-awaited debut…

MOLLY – All That Ever Could Have Been (Sonic Cathedral, 2019) Se gli echi di estetiche connesse a stili di venti e più anni fa possono oggi apparire recessive e le proposte che ne professano la discendenza risultano spesso improntate all’emulazione, a confutare entrambi simili pregiudizi può essere sufficiente la prolungata boccata di rarefatta aria…

[video of the week] Sungaze – This River

Track taken from “Light in All of It”, out via Whited Sepulchre Records. Sungaze is a Cincinnati-based three-piece band whose deeply studied and emotionally resonant sound floats between the effervescent sheen of early 90’s Shoegaze and the hypnotic, sunbaked drone of modern psych. Sungaze formed after guitarist Ian Hilvert’s metal band dissolved. While initially started…

[streaming] Soften – Iridescent

Taken from “Soften Forever” E.P., released June 14, 2019. The Cincinnati Shoegaze band returns with a collection of songs that roil and break like the sun through dense clouds. This sense of newfound purpose is encapsulated in the album title Soften Forever – which reads as a statement of commitment to one another after seeing…

[streaming] Tears Run Rings – Helios Heliadae

Tears Run Rings return with a new four-track release, “Somewhere EP,” out October 19th on limited clear 10″ vinyl and digital formats through a global label partnership of Shelflife and Deep Space Recordings. The band released their third album, “In Surges,” in 2016. The four songs on this new EP were written when the band…

[streaming] Perfect Body – Fields

Taken from the “Perfect Body / Zac White Split EP”, out November 23rd via Bubblewrap Collective. Perfect Body formed in Cardiff, early 2017, inspired by the sonic experimentation of bands like My Bloody Valentine, Stereolab, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Their three vocalists, each with their own style and identities, ensure that Perfect Body’s performances…

[streaming] Some Gorgeous Accident – Evergreen Days

Melotron Recordings is excited to announce the physical release of a 22 minutes long cd by Some Gorgeous Accident aiming from “somewhere near the Pacific”. The cd EP is called “Heaven Sent” and it is now released officially. An excellent/must hear for fans of the modern shoegaze sound with lush dreamy melodies and vocals. *Some…

[streaming] Soft Science – Sooner

Soft Science is back with a double sided single. The first song, “Sooner”, is the second single from their upcoming album “Maps”, to be released in early June via Test Pattern Records. The B-side is a wistful-blue cover of Northern Picture Library’s (NPL) 1994 track “Paris”. This single evokes emotion as the band pulls from…

PIA FRAUS – Field Ceremony (Seksond / Shelflife, 2017) Anche in tempi nei quali lo shoegaze costituiva espressione stilistica del tutto recessiva, i Pia Fraus ne hanno sempre tenuto alto il vessillo, costituito da chitarre effettate e melodie celestiali, ben prima che ritornasse in auge anche grazie alla ricomparsa sulle scene di numerose delle band…

SECRET SHINE – There Is Only Now (Saint Marie, 2017) Si riveste di una luce diversa il nuovo album dei Secret Shine, adesso che il suono e l’estetica shoegaze sono ormai universalmente tornati in auge, anche grazie alle reunion di quasi tutte le grandi band che avevano caratterizzato la prima metà degli anni Novanta inglesi….

LIFE ON VENUS – Encounters (Shelflife, 2017) La Russia continua a segnalarsi quale patria di elaborazioni neo-shoegaze non soltanto avvinte dalla nostalgia. L’ultima intrigante proposta in tal senso proveniente direttamente dall’underground moscovita risponde al nome immaginifico di Life On Venus, quintetto formato da musicisti già attivi sotto altre forme e con all’attivo un Ep di…

[streaming] The Stargazer Lilies – Enter The Black Lodge

“Enter The Black Lodge” is the first track out of “Lost”, the new album by The Stargazer Lilies, out August 25th via Graveface Records & Curiosities. N/E PA based The Stargazer Lilies are the brainchild of husband and wife team, John Cep and Kim Field, pioneers of shoegaze’s new wave with former band Soundpool. The…

SLOWDIVE – Slowdive* (Dead Oceans, 2017) Poco importa che non si corra il rischio di essere originali nel richiamare l’attenzione sul ritorno, a ventidue anni dall’ultimo disco, di una band con all’attivo tre album, pubblicati tra il 1991 e il 1995, universalmente considerata tra le principali espressioni dello shoegaze. Benché gli Slowdive siano stati assenti…

[streaming] Human Colonies – Sirio

“Sirio” is the opening track of “Big Domino Vortex”, the 6-tracks debut EP of Human Colonies, out on 23rd January 2016 via MiaCameretta Records & Lady Sometimes Records. It’s a thrilling 90s noisepop featuring distorted sonic guitars, mellow pop melodies and a real shoegaze swooning touch! Human Colonies are a “blurred dreamy cloudy fuzzy something” trio…

TEARS RUN RINGS – In Surges (Deep Space Recordings, 2016)* Se la rete ha senz’altro ampiamente incentivato le collaborazioni a distanza tra musicisti residenti in luoghi anche molto distanti tra loro, quando tale modalità si applica a vere e proprie band la sua stabile prosecuzione diventa sempre più difficile con il passare del tempo e…

[streaming] Tears Run Rings – Part Of The Glass

Tears Run Rings is a West Coast shoegaze/dreampop band, with members living in Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. “Part Of The Glass” is taken from “In Surges”, their third full-length, out on Deep Space Recordings, December 2nd 2016. “In Surges” has been six years in the making. Over that time span, the band met up…

memories: GOING BLANK AGAIN

RIDE – Going Blank Again (Creation, 1992) Una foto in bianco e nero di quattro ragazzi con le immancabili maglie a righe orizzontali e un brano che invitava in maniera travolgente a lasciarsi tutto indietro sono stati i primi contatti di un adolescente dei primi anni ’90 con una band in seguito destinata a essere…

[video of the week] MOLLY – As Years Go By

New single and video by Austrian Shoegaze-Duo MOLLY. MOLLY are Lars Andersson and Phillip Dornauer from Innsbruck in Austria. With a shared love of the early Creation bands such as My Bloody Valentine and Ride they knew the sound they wanted from the moment they decided to form a band together – shoegaze. Today they…

[streaming] Molly – Sun Sun Sun

MOLLY are Lars Andersson and Phillip Dornauer from Innsbruck in Austria. With a shared love of the early Creation bands such as My Bloody Valentine and Ride they knew the sound they wanted from the moment they decided to form a band together – shoegaze. Today they are inspired by artists such as Sigur Rós…