I’m a fan of the indie record label Z Tapes, run by Filip Zemčík out of Slovakia. He’s turned me onto some amazing bedroom artists, and now he has a blog, START TRACK, where he highlights interesting things he finds on Bandcamp. Consider following.
DMT Records tend to be hit-or-miss for me, which is no surprise considering the sheer volume of releases they put out. Still, on average, they rarely disappoint, and can in fact still surprise me with a charming release. A case in point would be Montreal’s Arctica, who put out an EP’s worth of music […]
The Blog That Celebrates Itself continues to release the finest covers compilations in a shoegaze style. This time, the band getting the royal treatment is R.E.M., who haven’t sounded this good since about 1990.
I came across these guys thanks to a fine poster over at Reddit. Very solid post-rock out of France, not too derivative of other bands like Immanu El and the like.
Today’s pleasant surprise is Blankenberge, a dreampop/shoegaze band out of Russia. Not quite My Bloody Valentine at their peak, but pretty decent nonetheless.
I know of quite a few artists in Brazil who are doing stupendous work in the genre of Shoegaze music, but this release by Silver Rose, a Mexican band, equals or surpasses these, having a lot in common with their fellow British and American co-practicioners of this sonic art. Those of you who like Dream […]
If My Bloody Valentine left a love child in the Baltic states, that child would grow up to be Estonia’s coolest indie band, Imandra Lake.