Shoegaze & Dream Pop club 2011-03-12 11:15:36
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.