Ethereal act, Savage Sister, are making moves…Huge Moves. The recently released 7″ is a must listen if you dig ambient shoegaze. The three track EP is available at a name your price option and is a great addition to your “travel by night” playlist.
Take a bit of indie and shoegaze mixed a touch of punk and you’ve got Pity Sex. The Ann Arbor outfit’s Dark World album is emotive and catchy. The fuzzy guitars and muffled vocals paint a retro soundscape that we find really enjoyable. Be sure to catch Pity Sex on tour this summer, they have an extensive list of shows that span across the USA.
Whirr has a peanut butter and chocolate situation on their hands. In a shoegaze meets punk fusion, Pipe Dreams is a open sounding album that remains grounded by distorted guitars and the like. Sound interesting? Sounds good to us! The Oakland band is playing up and down the west coast this summer so if you’re in the area, check them out.
Airy lyrics and minimalistic beats fuse into a dreamy shoegaze blend. Carol Rhyu, also known as White Blush, has released her self-titled EP. The album splits itself between darkwave and lighter ambient styles. It’s a nice mix and is easy to enjoy for fans of this genre.
North Carolina doesn’t seem like the celestial type of place but it does contain at least one luminary band. Center of the Sun is a dreamy pop-rock band that carries a bit of grit & gloom for that added dose of heaviness. Ally Hoffman’s vocals are a wonderful addition to the fuzzy guitars and solid drum work. Upon first listen, Machine Gun sounds reminiscent of early 90s alternative but with modern flair. Vaguely like The Cranberries but with a style all their own.
Blending elements of shoegaze and electronic with an experimental flair, Evenings has crafted a sound that is best enjoyed with dedicated listening to appreciate the layers in each song. Unreleased Collection is the third release from Evenings and if you like what you hear, dive into the rest of his collection on Bandcamp. We’re quite partial to his North Dorm EP as well!
The duo, Stagnant Pools, has become anything but their namesake. The Bloomington, IN brothers are more like a raging river than standing water. Already touring with the likes of School of Seven Bells and former Pedro the Lion frontman David Bazan, the band is charging along ready to show the world what they’ve got.