Rolling Shoegaze / Dreampop Thread 2019

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#21

BTW who is fucking PUMPED for the Swervedriver LP in two weeks time? Can’t wait…


#22

Ringo Deathstarr are easily the best post-2000 shoegaze band. Love all their albums


#23

Cheers for sharing You’re Jovian and Gold Muse. Not heard of these before but really like. YJ Especially!


#24

I liked the sound of this lot having heard a few years ago (can’t remember how I came accross them though think it was via DIS)

Not sure they’re still active though but mentioning in case anyone else might like.


#25

Nice idea! Some great selections there, in particular Weekend and Radio Dept. For what it’s worth, here are mine:

  1. Panda Riot - Northern Automatic Music (2013) (stone cold woozy hook laden classic)
  2. Tamaryn - The Waves (2010) (stone cold sonic cathedral of classic)
  3. School of Seven Bells - Alpinisms (2008) (dreampop Curve-esque classic)
  4. Engineers - s/t (2005) (the Stone Roses of shoegaze, tune after tune)
  5. Mahogany - Connectivity (2006) (ethereal dreampop classic)
  6. Slowdive - s/t (2017) (really strong comeback, and I wasn’t even that much a fan of their earlier stuff)
  7. M B V - s/t (2013) (but for the horrid murky production, a great comeback, roll on the follow-up)
  8. Ringo Deathstarr - Mauve (2012) (I think it’s their strongest to date, they’re always a bit patchy)
  9. The Spotlight Kid - Ten Thousand Hours (2014) (another indie shoegaze pop classic)
  10. Cheatahs - s/t (2014) (inheritors of Swervedriver’s grunge-gaze throne until Swervedriver reappeared)

I’ve done a few shoegaze mixes covering this period, so I’ll send you a link.


#26

What are these guys doing? Love both their albums…


#27

Never really followed up on their follow up but it looks like not a lot (one of them has been plugging a solo release for the best part of a year) :frowning:


#28

Well that is disappointing :frowning_face:


#29

Thanks for however recommended Just Mustard. Really enjoying it and shocked that they’re from my home town of Dundalk!


#30

Go on then…

  1. Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place
  2. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
  3. Slowdive - Slowdive
  4. School Of Seven Bells - Ghostory
  5. Autolux - Future Perfect
  6. Cheatahs - Mythologies
  7. Swervedriver - I Wasn’t Born To Lose You
  8. I Break Horses - Chiaroscuro
  9. Still Corners - Strange Pleasures
  10. No Joy - Wait To Pleasure

Never see any love for Still Corners on here - anyone a fan?


#31

#32

For the purposes of this list I’m not counting A Place To Bury Strangers as shoegaze otherwise Exploding Head and/or Pinned would be in there.

Need to dig out my CD copy of that Panda Riot album - had forgotten about that…


#33

Loving these lists, so many I haven’t heard in a long time and others I’ve plainly never heard. Can’t wait to dive back in! Thanks


#34

This is why I I have trouble starting a list like this: too sensitive to the possible arguments about whether X band counts as shoegaze.


#35

Can’t say I’ve tried Still Corners (so I will do once I’ve finished listening to my Ringo compilation). Really enjoyed the first I Break Horses album but missed the release of the follow up - will check it out. Never quite taken to No Joy. The Autolux record is a classic.


#36

Yeah, neither would I really. There’s that sort of crossover into post-punk that fit Lost Rivers and quite a lot of recent stuff too. It feels like Autolux is pushing it a bit to be honest (much as Autolux are great).

Incidentally, did @robluvsnic spot the recent DiS facebook proclamation that Pussy’s Dead is a lost classic? (last couple of days)…


#37

Here’s your Tamaryn - continuing to evolve towards Siouxsie and away from shoegaze, so I may give this one a miss (much as I like Siouxsie):


#38

No, I did not! I agree that it’s an excellent record, though Transit Transit is more worthy of the epithet, imo.


#39

Yep. Highchair is an absolute cracker. Trying to come up with a mix to stick it on somewhere.


#40

I never listened to the last album, because the pre-release track didn’t inspire confidence. But if you’re suggesting a likeness to Siouxsie, I maybe should give it a go…