The Shoegaze Thread

Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by AdamMaz, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    200
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    Another new Slowdive song, album dated for May 5th.



    New Ride album June 16 and it sounds like it will be GREAT!


     
  2. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    200
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    Another old band makes a great comeback with a new album:

     
  3. hairychris

    hairychris Hairy Old Bloke

    Messages:
    4,225
    Likes Received:
    300
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Location:
    London, UK
    As I started university in 1990 I came across a lot of shoegaze even though I was a metal kid.

    Loop. Saw them in 1990 (Bradford Rio's... Christ they were loud), I think that they are active again.



    Loved that band! I still have a couple of their albums on cassette somewhere.

    Spacemen 3.



    One of them went off to form Spiritualized.

    Swervedriver were a bit rockier.



    Edit: I had mates who were into the scene, plus they were into a lot of US stuff (Mercury Rev, Urge Overkill, Dinosaur Jr, all the early Sub Pop stuff) so they got me into Nirvana pre-Nevermind and similar. There seemed to be a lot of cross-over, certainly in the UK. Good times!
     
    amonb likes this.
  4. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    200
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    I finally got Swervedriver's latest LP just the other day, great band. I have a longtime love affair with Raise, such a masterpiece.


    Slowdive's new album was released last Friday (4 days ago) and it is actually very good! I'm still in heaven from buying it at a signing session on the Saturday THEN seeing them live the same night :wub:

    The first track "Slomo" is divine. The studio version is even better than this, a pity it is not yet surfaced on the web.
     
  5. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    200
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    The new Ride album is in fact amazing. The vocals are crazy close to those of Nowhere in terms of age.

    Airiel will finally be putting out their new album in October, I know I've got my LP preordered :)

    [​IMG]
     
    shadowlife likes this.
  6. thoughtpyotr

    thoughtpyotr SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    May 12, 2015
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Damn Engineers are ace.


    The more i listen to this thread the more I realize I don't really like a bulk of shoegaze. I confused it with post-rock haha
     
    amonb likes this.
  7. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    200
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    No kidding. Aside from the originals in their day, it has become increasingly influenced by other genres. For example, here is a new release that despite much of the album being more shoegaze, this track borders a lot more on noise rock:

     
    thoughtpyotr likes this.
  8. thoughtpyotr

    thoughtpyotr SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    May 12, 2015
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Now that's what I'm talking about. This is sick as heck. I think I just need really heavy production to get into a band's sound. Either that or I need to hear them live.
     
  9. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    200
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    If by "heavy" you mean it in the sense of loud/power, you will be probably be disappointed. If you mean crisp/full/modern production, there is lots to discover :cheers:

    As far as live goes, there is NOTHING that compares to the sonic experience. Assuming Greeley CO is referring to Colorado, I see that Slowdive will be playing in Denver on November 1st. I couldn't recommend a better show to see.
     
    thoughtpyotr likes this.
  10. thoughtpyotr

    thoughtpyotr SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    May 12, 2015
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    yeah i meant like crisp/modern production.

    I am down to go I've never been to a show like that. Really looking to expand my horizons
     
    AdamMaz likes this.
  11. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    200
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    Alcest fans, enjoy this one!
     
    Masoo2 and Electric Wizard like this.
  12. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    200
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    Another great new album for fans of Alcest :)
     
  13. will_shred

    will_shred Wannabe audio engineer

    Messages:
    3,000
    Likes Received:
    494
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Location:
    Rochester NY
    Is there a difference between shoegaze and post rock?
     
  14. will_shred

    will_shred Wannabe audio engineer

    Messages:
    3,000
    Likes Received:
    494
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Location:
    Rochester NY
    Is there a difference between shoegaze and post rock?
     
  15. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    200
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    Shoegaze tends to be more influenced by post-punk, noise rock and dream pop.

    The dream pop influenced stuff can definitely resemble post-rock, but I would say Shoegaze is still a much more diverse "sound" and energy than post-rock. It can be just as non-chalant, but also exceptionally joyful.
     
  16. will_shred

    will_shred Wannabe audio engineer

    Messages:
    3,000
    Likes Received:
    494
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Location:
    Rochester NY
    When I hear the term shoegaze I picture a guitar player too busy staring at their enormous pedalboard to engage with the audience, which makes me think post rock :lol:
     
  17. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    200
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    2017 is over. We now have the Album Of The Year, all genres considered.

     
  18. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    200
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    I'm catching up on 2017 and hoping others have some to share!

    Blissfully noisy shoegaze/dream pop to zone out to.


    Well written, straight forward Indie Rock/Post-Punk.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2018
  19. eggy in a bready

    eggy in a bready SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    290
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2016
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    anyone fuck with Glifted? it's Tim Lash from Hum and someone else. it's not your conventional shoegaze record... it borrows heavily from the style, but way more glitchy, skewed and psychedelic

     
  20. AdamMaz

    AdamMaz SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    200
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    I could never get into the heavier/psychedelic side of shoegaze :shrug:
     

Share This Page