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Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 12th, 2011 @ 11:15 AM Reply

Do you like Shoegaze? or maybe Dreampop? Then this is the club for you to discuss all your favorite shoegaze and dreampop classics, or any new releases in those genres.

Now maybe you might ask what is shoegaze? Well wikipedia says:
The shoegazing sound is typified by significant use of guitar effects, and indistinguishable vocal melodies that blended into the creative noise of the guitars. Common musical elements of shoegazing consist of distortion, droning riffs and a "wall of sound" from noisy guitars. Typically, two distorted rhythm guitars are played together to give an amorphous quality to the sound. Although lead guitar riffs were often present, they were not the central focus of most shoegazing songs.

Dream Pop is:
The essence of the music is a focus on ethereal textures and moods, rather than on propulsive rock riffs. Breathy, high-register female vocals or almost whispered male vocals are usually the means of lyrical delivery; lyrics are generally introspective and existential in nature.

While these genres originated in the late 80s to early 90s, they are still prevalent in today's music. Specifically, Shoegaze has seen a recent re-surge in newer artists, especially with electronic musicians.

Some of my personal favorite artists are:
Slowdive
Ulrich Schnauss
Air Formation
Jesu
Cocteau Twins

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 12th, 2011 @ 12:21 PM Reply

AS much as I love the two, I don't really know of many bands. I like My Bloody Valentine, The Lilys, and Slowdive, but I haven't avidly listened to many other bands. If anyone could give me some other good bands, I would love to give them a listen.

Also, one of my favirote black metal bands has heavy shoegaze influences.


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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 12th, 2011 @ 01:08 PM Reply

And I can't omit Washed Out - Belong

Hilarious video and great song to boot

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 12th, 2011 @ 01:16 PM Reply

At 3/12/11 12:21 PM, Tobi wrote: AS much as I love the two, I don't really know of many bands. I like My Bloody Valentine, The Lilys, and Slowdive, but I haven't avidly listened to many other bands. If anyone could give me some other good bands, I would love to give them a listen.

Also, one of my favirote black metal bands has heavy shoegaze influences.

Yeah the metally shoegaze stuff is always cool with me, like Jesu I linked in the first post. Some bands I would recommend are:
Alcian Blue
Duster
Hammock
Jesu
Oceanographer
Resplandor
Sore Eyelids

Okay I'll stop there, but I'm sure you might find something you'll like in there.

At 3/12/11 12:44 PM, Canas wrote: Would Tame Impala qualify as shoegaze?

I always considered them more just along the lines of psychadelic rock, but there's so many genres and subgenres nowadays I can never really tell

Seems pretty shoegaze-y to me, but I definitely hear the psychadelic rock aspect of it. Good stuff man :)

And i'm not sure if you consider dreampop to be akin to chillwave, but chillwave is the tits

Washed out - feel it all around

Ooo that's nice. Have you heard Lone?

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 12th, 2011 @ 08:47 PM Reply

Oh I'm all over this like shit on a stick. Love dream pop, and I've been getting into shoegaze more and more recently. Been listening to the Lost in Translation soundtrack this last week or so quite a lot.
But yeah I love people like Beach House, School of Seven Bells, atlas sound, etc.

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 13th, 2011 @ 05:59 PM Reply

Fuck yeah man luv dat shit yo.

Last shoegaze album I listened to was Astrobrite - Crush, just chill and let it wash overy you mang.

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 14th, 2011 @ 12:48 AM Reply

I only know of one shoegaze band :O Alcest :)

You guys like em?

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 14th, 2011 @ 10:16 AM Reply

At 3/12/11 08:47 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: Oh I'm all over this like shit on a stick. Love dream pop, and I've been getting into shoegaze more and more recently. Been listening to the Lost in Translation soundtrack this last week or so quite a lot.
But yeah I love people like Beach House, School of Seven Bells, atlas sound, etc.

Welcome. Yeah I remember getting into the Lost in Translation soundtrack awhile back. Listening to that and MBV really got me into shoegaze, although I barely listen to MBV anymore.

At 3/13/11 05:59 PM, SomaGuye wrote: Fuck yeah man luv dat shit yo.

Last shoegaze album I listened to was Astrobrite - Crush, just chill and let it wash overy you mang.

Just listened to Astrobrite... How have I never heard this band before?? great stuff

At 3/14/11 12:48 AM, HeavenDuff wrote: I only know of one shoegaze band :O Alcest :)

You guys like em?

Alcest is pretty cool. I dig the whole blackmetal shoegaze stuff. A little blast beat in my shoegaze is p. cool. I think I heard someone mention them in Metal Hell once so I checked them out.

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 14th, 2011 @ 10:33 AM Reply

Don't know much about shoegaze and dream pop, but I really like House of Love, Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, A Place to Bury Strangers, LSD and the Search for God, Glifted, and Chapterhouse.

Hey, any of you guys ever listen to All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors? Some of the best shoegaze I've ever heard, though I've only listened to Turning into Small.

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 15th, 2011 @ 02:08 AM Reply

Dude, lol, I didn't think you gave a shit about shoegaze.


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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 18th, 2011 @ 10:29 PM Reply

Got our daily dose of shoegaze coming right at you

First track is by Smith Westerns, off of Dye it Blond. Sort of has a 70's rock feel to it. The dream feel is very heavy

Smith Westerns - All Die Young

More coming once this video processes...

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 19th, 2011 @ 01:14 AM Reply

This next song I actually had to upload to youtube because it didn't exist online!

Anyways, this is a real chill tune. Hope you enjoy it

The Red River - When We Are Wild

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 19th, 2011 @ 12:25 PM Reply

The only band I know of as shoegaze is Alcest.

Maybe you guys could help me get into similar bands? :)


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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 27th, 2011 @ 12:32 AM Reply

Well Sine i'm trying to keep your club alive here

Some more artists to your flavor falling in to that murky alt-rock/psychedelic/ambient-rock/shoega ze genres. I discovered Deerhunter about a year ago and have been pretty enthralled in their music ever since. Here are my three favorites

Deerhunter - Revival -- Off their most recent album, a two and a half minute smash hit. Sounds straight out of a different decade, I just love the bass twangs and the vocals at mid-point.

Deerhunter - Agoraphobia -- Sort of an more emotional piece for me. Something all Newgrounders can relate to, Agoraphobia. Fear of the outdoors and public places. Light, airy, dreamy. WARNING. The video is mentally disturbing

Deerhunter - Earthquake -- Perhaps the most "shoegazey" of all the songs by your requirements. Sort of reminds of my days as a child playing NES games all day long and falling asleep at night only to hear the whispers of the songs I heard all day long. This song is a gentle trip with the helping of sleeping medication

Obviously no one is viewing this, but for the maybe one person that stumbles upon this post if you like this sort of music I urge you to give these songs a chance.

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 27th, 2011 @ 12:47 AM Reply

I'm reading the thread canas

Also my contribution to the thread: A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Close Chorus

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 27th, 2011 @ 02:31 PM Reply

Sorry guys, I've ben neglecting my own club :( Just been a bit busy.

I just want to post my shoegaze band of the week. The Depreciation Guild

I don't really remember when I came across this band. It wasn't too long ago but I heard their song Nautilus. It was the first time I really heard shoegaze mixed with 8-bit like sounds so perfectly and smoothly. It didn't sound jarring or out of place at all. Really great stuff, check out their album.

I just went through and listened to most of what was posted. Here are my responses:

@Dalnaki
I really like that tune you posted. Total dreampop magic ;D

@Rahmemhotep
Yeah man I love shoegaze. I even made an entire album in the style

@Canas
I really like the two songs you posted. I really like the 70s feel in the first one. It really stands out compared to a lot of the other shoegaze tunes posted in here

The second one was cool too. I love the lo-fi beat and vocals. It reminds me of something, but I can't put my finger on it.

About Deerhunter, I listened to them for a few years too. I really really enjoy their first album. The ambient tracks really make it. The second album was a bit of a departure for me, but still great stuff. I haven't really heard anything else from them since.

@AniMetal
I don't know a whole lot of the black metal shoegaze, but I recommend Jesu for the heavy detuned guitar sound.

@BananaBreadMuffin
Damn that was a cool track. I like the electronic influence in it and the distance sounding mix. Very 90s with the 909 beat.

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Mar. 28th, 2011 @ 08:41 PM Reply

Skai Nine - Trek

sick sick sick sick sick

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club May. 6th, 2011 @ 11:59 PM Reply

Lots of material out there for those willing to look

Gorillaz - Amarillo -- The new Gorillaz album dropped a little while ago and it's absolutely fantastic. More experimental than anything, the entire album was conceived on an iPad in the back of a tour bus. More of a pet project than an album, but it has some serious vibes

City Rain - How to see -- A completely unknown band. I uploaded a video of theirs on youtube and they contacted me with a link for a free download of their new album. Absolutely fantastic music

Banjo or Freakout - Go Ahead -- Acoustic jam with dreamvibe. Soft and sensual

Blackbird Blackbird - Hawaii (Chrome Sparks Remix) -- I usually don't care much for remixes but this one is golden

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club May. 7th, 2011 @ 12:27 AM Reply

Two great songs from albums I recently listened to

Bloodhail-Have a Nice Life

Summer Holiday-Wild Nothing

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club May. 7th, 2011 @ 03:20 PM Reply

And how could I possibly forget the new track by Washed Out

It's fucking bedroom sex folks

Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jun. 10th, 2011 @ 01:36 AM Reply

At 6/10/11 12:51 AM, Canas wrote: Helado Negro - 2º Dia

Really cool stuff. Sort of reminds me of Resplandor a bit, but with more of a electronic influence.

I've really been digging this Blackbird Blackbird remix

For some dark and heavy shoegaze stuff check out Akasa. They are relativley unknown. I oculd barely find any information on them besides a a purchase link. Amazing stuff though, too bad they have such little music. Check out Yomi and Birdsunderwaves.

Hehe seems Canas is the only one reviving my club ;)

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jun. 10th, 2011 @ 01:50 AM Reply

Now I know it's not shoegaze but these guys are close with Deerhunter (last time I checked): Experimental Dental School (now known as XDS). They're the shit, seriously, even put one of their albums up for free download on the internet.

They're more art punk than anything, I'd have to say, but I figured you guys would appreciate them.

Talking about them reminds me of back when Gregory Erickson 3rd by Starfucker got onto a Target commercial. That was epic.


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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jun. 10th, 2011 @ 01:53 AM Reply

At 6/10/11 01:36 AM, SineRider wrote: I've really been digging this Blackbird Blackbird remix

Ah dig that tune, I posted a Blackbird Blackbird mix a few posts up. Seems to be a heavily chilled track

Hehe seems Canas is the only one reviving my club ;)

Well i'd post here more often but it always seems to slip my mind. I spend a lot of time searching for music and it's a real passion of mine :P

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jun. 15th, 2011 @ 04:07 PM Reply

I realised why this club is so unpopular.

Because after listening to 3 bands from this scene you've heard everything there is.

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jun. 15th, 2011 @ 04:33 PM Reply

At 6/15/11 04:07 PM, SomaGuye wrote: I realised why this club is so unpopular.

Because after listening to 3 bands from this scene you've heard everything there is.

It's unpopular because the culture surrounded the entire idea of underground hipster shoegaze dreampop chillwave encourages unpopularity. If the topic itself were popular, by definition, it would be mainstream and thus be disliked by the very people participating.

:)

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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jun. 15th, 2011 @ 09:18 PM Reply

At 6/15/11 04:07 PM, SomaGuye wrote: I realised why this club is so unpopular.

Because after listening to 3 bands from this scene you've heard everything there is.

At least it's not metal. All that stuff is screaming and dissonance.

see I can generalize too
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Response to Shoegaze & Dream Pop club Jun. 15th, 2011 @ 11:56 PM Reply

At 6/15/11 09:18 PM, SineRider wrote:
At 6/15/11 04:07 PM, SomaGuye wrote: I realised why this club is so unpopular.

Because after listening to 3 bands from this scene you've heard everything there is.
At least it's not metal. All that stuff is screaming and dissonance.

see I can generalize too

That was a good one there, Sine. Lol


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