hey new astrobrite right I'll get it eventually
It's the first shoegaze release I ever listened to, but I was a pleb then and wasn't into a lot of it cause it wasn't fast enough.
What are the best loveliescrushing albums? I like bloweyelashwish a lot.
Here's an album I really love but have never seen recommended here.
Post something you love that you'vd never seen posted. On topic, of course.
and The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads by Lift to Experience.
>Weed - Running Away
they are just the bestest
Skip to 17 minutes 52 seconds in, or just copy and paste this link in your URL, and watch.
Just try telling me she isn't the most qt shoegazer ever, with those teeth and that awkward smile, I dare ya.
Sully - I Have Much to Report
I wish I could find this somewhere other than on what.cd with one seeder (it's not me, I promise) to give you an example. I'm not sure exactly how to classify it, but it's dreamy and noisy and definitely belongs in this thread. Everytime I listen to this album I'm amazed that they weren't big names in shoegaze/dreampop. If you have a what account, snatch this.
>Listening to music on shuffle in the car with my dad one day
>Heaven or Las Vegas comes on
>mid-song, I look up into the sky and see the album cover in the clouds to exact detail.
>my dad remembers it too.
I don't think I'll ever forget that moment.
Discussion topic, not complaining
Why does shoegaze have such a big following on /mu/ and warrant its own thread? I get bleep and metal threads, but those encompass a huge scope of music compared to shoegaze.
Listened to this for the first time because of one of those flow charts and I'm really enjoying it
Shoegaze is like a mother's hug or womb I guess. What I mean is, it surrounds you with sound (I'm assuming you're listening with headphones) to the point of being unable to escape it. One Kevin Shields interview where he talks about the set-closing 30minute long "noise holocausts" has him saying that at first a lot of people really were hurting, but after 10 minutes the pain melts away and there's an indescribable of acceptance and numbness (and tinnitus), which kind of sums of the entirety of the genre—often un-understandable vocals and no sense of sonic direction mixed with acceptance that there are things you aren't meant to hear/understand/know.
Shoegaze basically says to me "Accept every experience, even the painful experiences, as life".
also smoke weed errday
>tfw when no qt with a bootie shoegaze gf
I wasn't a huge fan of the voice, thought the mixing was odd (I wanted either more vocals or more intrumentation), and thought it was a little slow.
Mainly the second one, I'm definitely into a variety of vocalists and slow music but this one just didn't catch me.
slouvaki space station and alison were my favorites. for whatever reason I guess I listened to 40 Days a lot too
>and thought it was a little slow
>slouvaki space station and alison were my favorites
exactly what I thought on first listen and now it's my favorite hands-down. some of the songs here do take some listens to truly reveal their beauty, so I'd say give it another listen and listen to it LOUD. also maybe try listening to it when you're feeling shitty, it works.
So uhh, is it just me or does something about the production/mixing/mastering sound a bit off? I can't quite put my finger on it.
at work listening to this right now, going to listen to four calender cafe afterwards. hung over and tired but this lifts my mood so much, beautiful weather helps too.
never said they were the same thing, i believe moodiness is more sadness but with various amounts of anger/aggression mixed in, which Slowdive have none of. I consider something like The Cure's Seventeen Seconds to be a good example of what i mean.
Lilys - In the Presence of Nothing
>Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Noise Pop,
Yeah I just listened to it for the first time the other day after putting it off for a long time because I kept seeing people say Whirr sucks. Its really good and kek at how they had to change their name because of some random acoustic cover artist.
I liked it. Have you seen them live?
I just saw them and it was phenomenal. The Sway and split songs sound REALLY good live. They brought 2 smoke machines and bathed the room with thick fog. Pair that with blue lights and it was the visual representation of Shoegaze.
Alright hi guys.
So basically I really want to get into shoegaze. I like whirr, deafheaven,sonic youth and MBV
Please can I have a short list of LPs and EPs for me to listen to. Don't give me the chart because There is to much to take in on that.
I figure I prefer the darker and noisier side of the genre if that helps.
True Widow - True Widow
Starflyer 69 - Silver
These are a couple that I never see get mentioned here.
Also check out Have A Nice Life and Swans because they capture a similar feel. They're not shrew gaze though.
Yeah because them getting so upset about fantano and shooping dicks on his head using paint is just #banter and not a childish tantrum right?
Or how about all the other passive aggressive shit they spout on FB all the time?
It's a shame because Distressor EP and Pipe Dreams are a couple of my fav shoegaze albums.
Asobi Seksu, Pasteboard, Slowdive, Ride, Curve, Cocteau Twins, and pic related
I would not call haveanicelife and True Widow really Shoegaze though
I think they think of it as a joke and they really don't care.
>I was only pretending to be retarded
Haha , got me!!!!!
You can tell when someone is trying to banter or be satirical and you can tell when someone is being a huge babby.
Well at least most people can anyway.
Another good track. This is the one I meant to link lel
Always reminds me of true detective for some reason. Duelist is a great track on their album as well , the self titled is full of bangers but I didn't really like their other ones.
>tfw you meet a qt shoegaze grill and she shows a whole bunch of this shit
I really wish I had gotten into this stuff earlier instead of just scraping the very top of my bloody valentine
I knew I wasn't the only one.
Here's another dreamy album that I love, and that never shows up in these threads. Give it a listen.
While I appreciate that 4chan was originally created for anime discussion, putting asian artist names in their native alphabet means there's exactly a 0% chance that I'll successfully be recommended their work. Since it's in an image, I can't even c/p it into google translate. Since it's a composite image, I can't reverse search the album art. If it's your image, and you want people to discover the music you enjoy, I would recommend editing it to use the english alphabet in thise cases.
The Goslings - Spaceheater/Perfect Interior EP
>shoegaze, noise, doom-pop?
It gets better after the first song... actually just skip the first song, unless you like ambient fridge-like noises for 12 minutes.
Is Alex the qtest shoegaze babe? Her voice is heavenly, too.
Does anyone have any recommendations similar to Ringo Deathstarr?
I like the sound but the band as a whole comes across as some conceited 2 steps forward in iron boots to traverse an unknown realm. There's no authenticity or emotion behind it , just funds and a cute girl , you know?
Been listening on and off to pic related these last months, really melancholic tunes. The low-fi makes it all so much better as well.
My favorite song from them, showing rare footage as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxOZUseg5OI
Can't help but feel some kind of nostalgia when I see those clips in the video.
LRD are great. Space Funeral actually got me into them, which is pretty weird
that's funny, another rpgmaker game got me into the unicorns
I claim myself to be the authority regarding cocteau twins affairs
I ahve listen to them for 4 straight years and they will always be my favorite band
>Victorialand is best album
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPdNp3Qbgw8 is their best single song
I like how distorted the drums are it's like they are also shoegazing
>is this bait?
is this bait?
being completely obsessed with one subject for that amount of time would make anyone an expert on that subject
that s why my spectrum of bands is very narrow due to exclusively listening the CT discography
please be in bristol
B R I S T O L
Cocteau Twins has been my favorite band since ca. 1996. I'm convinced I have a copy of every extant recording of Elizabeth Fraser's voice. Treasure is their best album, Lazy Calm is their best song. Fite me irl.
Well, they haven't existed for nearly 2 decades so I'm not sure what that's even supposed to mean.
i ll fukin wreck you m8
But seriously, it is good to hear of people that at least have of people with solid opinions on Cocteau Twins.
At least we agree that lazy calm is a very good song.
Yeah, I'm not really salty over your claim, it pleases me as well that others continue to appreciate them. Here's hoping Liz gets back out there and records something. I would take anything at this point. She's been quiet for too long.
I've only heard the album like 6 times. Might like Sing more. Altogether was almost my least favorite at first listen, but I kept thinking about it for some reason, and now it's one of my favorites. Sing was my second least favorite, so maybe that will change too
I felt the same way too when these started catching on, that's why I also included dreap, pop, noise pop, and blackgaze to try and expand, but i guess it still isn't as broad as the actual genre threads. but fuckit we have daily /dgg/ so it's fine
No offense to any to of you, but what's the major appeal of this album? I've listened to it 3 times recently and it just isn't clicking, except for croatan. That's an enjoyable song.
Should I listen to some straight noise, then give it a go? advice and thoughts appreciated.
Was proof that Ride had talent beyond turning their guitars up really loud and staring at their shoes.
Difficult choice but I'll settle with Twisterella or Time Machine.
didnt mean to namefag
i am not enough of a faggot to do that.
Yeah. But i wish she could go back to her roots if you know what i am saying
now the most important question regarding CT:
Lyrics or Pre-Lyrics Liz?
A Place to Bury Strangers - Onwards to the Wall
>Noise Rock, Shoegaze, Post-Punk, not dreamy
Pre, without a doubt. Don't get me wrong, I liked four calendar cafe and what came after, but it doesn't touch their prehiatus work. Whether that's just the lyrics or not is debatable I guess, but there's surely a correlation.
Fade outs bother me too. But I started to accept fade outs in dreamy/shoegazey music when I began to see the genre of music as... dreams... and you often don't quite know how a dream begins or ends. It just kind of fades away for me like this dreamy music fades away too and it's perfect.
some of my favs
They will probably add it in sooner or later. Mark talked about wanting to change their setlists up because of all the material they have. They are probably keeping the same setlists for now since they just came back.
What do you guys think about Lush?
I just listened to Split and it was awesome.
Also the singers are pretty qt
Jesus Christ how wrong can one person be.
Machine Gun > 40 Days > When The Sun Hits = Dagger ;_; > Alison > Altogether > Sing > Souvlaki Space Station > Here She Comes > Melon Yellow
One of my favorites. You have excellent taste. Check out Pale Saints as well, if you haven't already, their second and third albums feature the same vocalist(s?). Their first album was great as well, but had a pretty different sound.
>One year ago no one gave a shit about Going Blank Again.
Feels good that /mu/ is slowly discovering this gem.
I'm listening to it for the first time, and it doesn't sound much like shoegaze IMO. It's more like Skullflower and Jennifer Herrema trying to make some doom metal in a garage with a shitty audio interface.
I like it though.
Wow dude. That's HELLA embarrassing. Lol.
Huh. Every time I look at this cover, I can't help but think those tits look like pear-colored olives. That's part of why I held off playing it for so long. It actually wasn't too bad.
Someone posted this in a recent shugazi thread and I loved it.
Found it in a sharethread too.