Shoegazer

02.28: Split Moon put out intense new record "Slow Satellite"

Those with a vested interest in LA's shoegaze community shouldn't sleep on Split Moon, who will release their newest album Slow Satellite on February 28th. The project of singer and guitarist Mark Starr, this rebirth of the band LEAF creates music that sounds like a whole symphony; the wailing of Starr's guitar layers over and over upon itself, washing you with waves of trance-inducing sound. The group's first single from Slow Satellite, "Shades", has the post-punk elements of Joy Division and the shoegaze bliss of My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver; take a listen to it below. - Will Sisskind

   

01.24: Trends paint dream pop picture with show at The Roar Room

On January 24th, dream pop quartet Trends will mark the release of their debut album Palettes with a colorful show at The Roar Room. Trends has grown from lead vocalist Marina Paiz's lo-fi solo project to a four-piece indie powerhouse, creating songs that expand from soft and introspective musings to rapid-fire proclamations in both sound and verse. Palettes has the band processing life's complex moments through song; on tracks like "Ampersand" and "Blanket Party", Trends explore grief and missed opportunity, as well as what we do to cope and make our own way through our lives. Take a look at the music video for "Branches", a single from Palettes, below. - Will Sisskind 

   

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Minaxi
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Alphaville
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BYSTS
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Moroccan Lounge
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New EP from draag drops in February; watch video for new single "Ghost Leak"

Indie shoegaze quartet draag announced today that their second EP, Clara Luz, will drop on February 21. The first single from that EP, "Ghost Leak", is already out, along with its music video. As on draag's debut EP, 2018's Nontoxic Process, "Ghost Leak" provides a patois of shoegaze trippiness that takes inspiration from Boards of Canada and My Bloody Valentine. Producing "Ghost Leak" and the rest of Clara Luz came with a glut of trauma for the band; the EP explores processing such trauma, dealing with the scary parts of it, and discovering how it can become empowering. Take a look at the video for "Ghost Leak" below, and discover the rest of Clara Luz for yourself when it comes out in February. - Will Sisskind