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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jul. 22nd, 2011 @ 05:04 PM Reply

I've taken a liking to This Will Destroy You for the past few months. There's something about their stuff that stands out to me more than other 'shoegazey' stuff.


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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jul. 22nd, 2011 @ 05:25 PM Reply

At 7/22/11 05:04 PM, Oolaph wrote: I've taken a liking to This Will Destroy You for the past few months. There's something about their stuff that stands out to me more than other 'shoegazey' stuff.

Because they're Post Rock, not Shoegaze.

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jul. 22nd, 2011 @ 05:32 PM Reply

At 7/22/11 05:25 PM, SomaGuye wrote: Because they're Post Rock, not Shoegaze.

What's the difference, really? Besides, I saw an interview somewhere where the band members were calling themselves a shoegaze band.


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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jul. 22nd, 2011 @ 06:21 PM Reply

At 7/22/11 05:32 PM, Oolaph wrote:
At 7/22/11 05:25 PM, SomaGuye wrote: Because they're Post Rock, not Shoegaze.
What's the difference, really? Besides, I saw an interview somewhere where the band members were calling themselves a shoegaze band.

They are vastly different. The most obvious being the prominent use of vocals in shogeaze, as well as shoegazes more traditional song arrangement.

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jul. 22nd, 2011 @ 06:40 PM Reply

I really don't think you should ever put music in a box, nor should it fucking matter

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jul. 22nd, 2011 @ 06:52 PM Reply

At 7/22/11 06:40 PM, Canas wrote: I really don't think you should ever put music in a box, nor should it fucking matter

It is helpful in identifying more music you may like.

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jul. 22nd, 2011 @ 08:35 PM Reply

At 7/22/11 06:52 PM, SomaGuye wrote:
At 7/22/11 06:40 PM, Canas wrote: I really don't think you should ever put music in a box, nor should it fucking matter
It is helpful in identifying more music you may like.

I just listen to everything I can and let that be the deciding factor

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jul. 23rd, 2011 @ 10:50 AM Reply

At 7/22/11 08:35 PM, Canas wrote:
At 7/22/11 06:52 PM, SomaGuye wrote:
At 7/22/11 06:40 PM, Canas wrote: I really don't think you should ever put music in a box, nor should it fucking matter
It is helpful in identifying more music you may like.
I just listen to everything I can and let that be the deciding factor

Not everyone has time for blind listening.

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jul. 23rd, 2011 @ 12:20 PM Reply

Hartfield <3

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jul. 23rd, 2011 @ 01:23 PM Reply

New M83 stuff coming soon. Can't wait :D

Impressive collection of hardware and synths he has too, damn

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jul. 23rd, 2011 @ 01:25 PM Reply

At 7/23/11 01:23 PM, SineRider wrote: New M83 stuff coming soon. Can't wait :D

Impressive collection of hardware and synths he has too, damn

I forgot to link the single, but here is Midnight City. Canas will love this

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jul. 23rd, 2011 @ 02:04 PM Reply

At 7/23/11 10:50 AM, SomaGuye wrote: Not everyone has time for blind listening.

Empty names implying something that can hardly describe the true expressiveness of music. Mere industry categorizations, nothing more than a waste of time and dedication... in my humble opinion. In my vocabulary, only a few "genre" words survive, just to preserve the purity and genuineness of sounds. Pop, Rock, Electronic, Ethnic/Folk. The rest is just redundant and left to cold business.

Again, thank you all for sharing such amazing atmospheres, I'm really enjoying these bands. :D

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Aug. 4th, 2011 @ 09:46 AM Reply

Hey guys, got a pretty cool new album for you by Mathieu Santos, aka the bassist of Ra Ra Riot. Have a listen and download I can hear the trains coming from soundcloud or listen to the whole album here.

Pretty laid back chilled summery indie-pop stuff. I dig.

also going to see washed out live next tuesday, pretty pumped

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Aug. 5th, 2011 @ 01:54 PM Reply

Hey guys, found this awesome-ness through a facebook friend. For any fans of Robin Gutherie (Cocteau twins). He did a live show at some studio. Brilliant performance. If you like that old school shoegaze sound give it a listen.

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Aug. 6th, 2011 @ 02:28 PM Reply

High chance of strange in the forecast

Now for something completely different. We're fighting a battle musically. Dubstep is the dominant musical scene and unfortunately it's saturated the airwaves to such an extreme extent that clouds have formed and the coming storm is sure to drown out everything else.

But it will pass. It's at the peak of the bell curve of appeal, i'd say, and soon it'll fade away as another forgotten musical trend.

Yet sometimes, in the midst of all the noise and bass, a sound is created that seems completely unique. Now, this isn't exactly shoegaze at all, more electro, but see if you can pick out the very subtle dreampop influence. Perhaps, a fusion of shoegaze and bass-y dance tracks will be the future, perhaps not. Either way, this track is very unique and I hope you can look above the clouds and bear with me for a moment. Give it about 1:30 to start rockin' your socks

Mimosa - Psychedelic Stereo

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Aug. 12th, 2011 @ 12:59 AM Reply

Time to go crazy

Neon Indian - Polish Girl

Number one track this past week on the interweb blogosphere

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Aug. 12th, 2011 @ 06:30 AM Reply

At 8/12/11 12:59 AM, Canas wrote: Time to go crazy

Neon Indian - Polish Girl

Number one track this past week on the interweb blogosphere

A month old, but it's still new Toro Y Moi.

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Aug. 15th, 2011 @ 04:15 PM Reply

Shoegaze = Awesome

Japanese Shoegaze = Doubly Awesome

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Aug. 16th, 2011 @ 05:19 PM Reply

Oh wow, new Air France
Air France - It Feels Good To Be Around You.

I'm so glad just to see that they're not completely dead.

Either way, fantastic sample-driven summer bliss chillwave

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Aug. 20th, 2011 @ 08:59 PM Reply

La, La, La-La La-La, La-La La-La La, La

FFUNNY FFRENDS

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - FFunny FFrends

dig the Air France, what a trip

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Aug. 26th, 2011 @ 01:39 AM Reply

Now for something a little more relaxed. I love the female musicians nowadays. I feel like a lot of this draws back to the days of The Runaways, but maybe not.

The beach flavor is very heavy with Seapony, and I dig this track as a mid-afternoon chill.

Seapony - I never would

This next track is by one of my favorite bands right now. All female, all soul. Maybe it doesn't fit in to the shoegaze category per se, but if you can't appreciate the absolute raw emotion in this track that fuck, I got no hope for you my friend.

Dum Dum Girls - Coming Down

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Aug. 26th, 2011 @ 09:49 AM Reply

I like Dreampop!Shoegaze great !


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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Aug. 29th, 2011 @ 10:47 PM Reply

Hey there strangers

St. Vincent - Surgeon

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Aug. 30th, 2011 @ 02:44 AM Reply

I decided to get into Dream Pop and Shoegaze, so I decided to pick up some albums. Let me know what you guys think of these.

Love Spirals Downwards - Ardor
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
For Against - Aperture
Red House Painters - Down Colourful Hill

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Oct. 28th, 2011 @ 07:05 PM Reply

NOT DEAD YET

Check out this video, easily the video of the year.

Youth Lagoon - Montana

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Oct. 28th, 2011 @ 07:34 PM Reply

At 10/28/11 07:05 PM, Canas wrote: NOT DEAD YET

Check out this video, easily the video of the year.

Youth Lagoon - Montana

Sounding good. I thought you were dead yet

Also to follow up my M83 post awhile back. The new album sucked pretty hard, but there was a few good tracks like this

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Oct. 28th, 2011 @ 08:04 PM Reply

At 10/28/11 07:34 PM, SineRider wrote:
At 10/28/11 07:05 PM, Canas wrote: NOT DEAD YET

Check out this video, easily the video of the year.

Youth Lagoon - Montana
Sounding good. I thought you were dead yet

Also to follow up my M83 post awhile back. The new album sucked pretty hard, but there was a few good tracks like this

I didn't mind the new album at all, but it obviously wasn't fantastic by any stretch of the imagination.

If you're looking for that special album, look no further than Neon Indian's "Era Extrana"

Hands down dopest dope I ever smoked

Seriously though it sounds good in my ears, ripped right out of the 80's

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Dec. 28th, 2011 @ 03:12 AM Reply

At 7/23/11 12:20 PM, SomaGuye wrote: Hartfield <3
At 7/5/11 01:36 AM, Canas wrote: STRFKR - Death as a Fetish
At 7/21/11 03:02 PM, Canas wrote: Letting up Despite Great Faults - Teenage Tide: LUDGF mixes sounds akin to Postal Service and The Radio Dept, bouncing between indie and shoegaze with catchy riffs and buzzing keyboards. Gotta love this song
At 7/22/11 03:39 PM, SomaGuye wrote: Japanoland band Coaltar of the Deepers

Oh man. I almost forgot about this band! And as far as the other bands I've quoted, these are amazing.
I'm bookmarking this group and will be watching it.

Here's a few I like

Airiel - Peoria
Pia Fraus - How Fast Can You Love
Flying Saucer Attack - Oceans (This whole album is amazing to paint to.)

Also, here's a blog I'd suggest you follow for those of you who are on Tumblr. This guys post a lot and doesn't get a lot of notes, despite posting a lot of great tunes.
Shoegazekid

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jan. 4th, 2012 @ 08:13 AM Reply

I was looking around at some of the clubs in the forums and this sounded like the only one worth taking a look at. It's cool to see other fans on here. I just had to say one thing. I noticed a couple different people talking about post-rock and shoegaze as different genres or something. That's just not true. Post-rock is just a very broad category of music that focuses largely on atmosphere and experimentation, but there's been a bunch of movements within post-rock, including dream pop and shoegaze. In any case, I'm surprised no one brought up another very related, though somewhat smaller movement within post-rock, slowcore. Bands like Low in the 90s, who wanted to make much slower, quieter and more atmospheric rock, in direct opposition to the grunge movement, with its speed and aggression and loudness. One of the few rock movements where distortion wasn't really used. Lots of reverb, though, and usually really depressing/melancholy sound and sometimes lyrics. It's good stuff. If so inclined, one could actually draw a lot of parallels between slowcore and funeral doom, despite some of their obvious differences. Slowcore bands are still around, but it's a pretty deeply underground movement, although you can still find bigger popular music critics talking about it here and there. Some bands, like Low, are pretty big, too, I guess, or at least kinda well known. Like funeral doom, lot of people just find it boring, I guess. Their loss. Anyways, I'm a fan of post-rock, incl. shoegaze and dream pop and much more, as well as liking a lot of music outside post-rock, too.

Here's an older Low music video:
http://youtu.be/uvufaL5B_iM

Here's a music video from their new album, which is a decidedly much happier song:
http://youtu.be/wXgc0I0zsYs

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jan. 4th, 2012 @ 10:17 AM Reply

At 1/4/12 08:13 AM, kirbiboh wrote: Slowcore bands are still around, but it's a pretty deeply underground movement, although you can still find bigger popular music critics talking about it here and there.

I quite like the songs you linked. I'm not familiar with Low. But whenever I read slowcore, I instantly think of the band Duster. Although they aren't exactly shoegaze, they are still one of my favorite bands. You might dig them. Gotta love the lofi sound

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