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The Quietus review
07.12.15

Like learning how to smile again. Like remembering summer in an ice age. It can be tricky to remember how to listen anymore, how to play music for pleasure without feeling played...

Under The Radar review
24.11.15

Two years since Until the Colours Run debuted, U.K.-based quartet Lanterns on the Lake returns with their third full-length album. Much like its predecessor, Beings opens with...

Clash review
11.11.15

25th anniversary re-issue...

Clash review
10.11.15

Claire Boucher's most ambitious and consistent work...

The Quietus review
12.11.15

We are witnessing a transition. The dissonant, synthetic strings and trilling soprano that lace opening track 'Laughing And Not Being Normal' feel like a remnant, a dark brooding...

Under The Radar review
11.11.15

Art Angels, Grimes' long awaited follow up to 2011's Visions, was already a story months before its release. A rumor first claimed that Grimes—aka Claire Boucher—scrapped the...

Under The Radar review
02.11.15

Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez)'s music is empowering in every sense of the word; sure, it's easy to get swept away by the chilling vocals or mercurial house beats that trace...

Under The Radar review
19.10.15

When Baltimore dream-pop duo Beach House announced the existence of a new album less than two months after the release of this year's excellent Depression Cherry, it was a...

Clash review
22.10.15

Dreams with bite...

Clash review
15.09.15

A gorgeous evocation of fading summer...

Punk News review
13.09.15

Around 2 o'clock in the morning, when you're coming home after a night at the bar, preferably one that held a show with a great lineup, you get back to your place exhausted, but...

Punk News review
08.09.15

San Diego's Infinity Girl are attached to many tags. Pop-punk. Emo. College rock. Shoegaze. And they do pay service to all these labels, but what their sophomore record, Harm...

Clash review
17.09.15

Reclusive noise rock outfit deliver enticing new record...

Clash review
01.09.15

Sonically gorgeous but a slight mis-step...

Under The Radar review
02.09.15

The act of reinvention is a time-honoured tradition in the world of pop. From global megastars like Madonna and Bob Dylan to lesser-known indie outfits like The Horrors, a shift...

Under The Radar review
24.08.15

Oh, the burden of expectations. After a promising self-titled debut, and then two consecutive knockouts in 2010's Teen Dream and 2012's Bloom (which must go on the shortlist of...

Punk News review
28.08.15

"Myth" was the track that really won me over with Beach House. It got me digging back into their catalog and really grew my appreciation for their dream-pop craft. Victoria...

Clash review
21.08.15

Disappointing, electro-pop by rote second album...

Under The Radar review
07.08.15

When the musician simply known as Jamison turned to his Teen Daze name in the past, he was looking to release electronic tracks, namely those which sweep through downtempo rhythms...

Under The Radar review
21.07.15

No Joy's shoegaze album, More Faithful-the group's third-is a soothing listen, perfect for a summer drive or a relaxing, lazy afternoon. More

The Quietus review
07.04.15

Into The Diamond Sun, Stealing Sheep's 2012 debut album, effortlessly picked a path through the kraut/psych/folk/indie hinterland, and was as dazzling as its title suggests. It...

Clash review
14.04.15

A bit bonkers, a bit brilliant...

Under The Radar review
01.04.15

On their new album Escape from Evil, it appears as if the Baltimore-based quartet Lower Dens have seen the light at the end of the tunnel.  More

The Quietus review
27.03.15

The resurgence of dream pop in 2010 was almost suffocating, with shoegaze being a main point of creative reference. Beach House, Wild Nothing, and Grimes lead the way, ushering a...

Under The Radar review
16.03.15

Almost a year ago, Twin Shadow (aka George Lewis, Jr.) released "To the Top," a sonically massive, emotionally direct ballad that foretold a new direction for his in-progress...

The Quietus review
27.01.15

What with the upcoming reuniting of Ride, and Slowdive having already taking flight after a prolonged absence, you've really got to wonder whether Russian shoegazers...

Under The Radar review
27.01.15

Young Ejecta (formerly Ejecta) returns with an excellent new six song "mini-album," further exploring many of the ideas from their wildly underrated 2013 full-length debut...

Spotinews recomendation
26.11.14

Hello. From last month: the fine new album by Fakuta. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Fakuta – Tormenta SolarFiled under: 2014, Electronic, Pop

Under The Radar review
12.11.14

It has been two years since the slow-burning perfection of HAERTS' debut single "Wings" emerged; its elegiac vocals, wide-open spaces, and resolutely defiant surges established...

Spotinews recomendation
08.11.14

Hello. The debut album by Springtime Carnivore (pop singer-songwriter Greta Morgan) will make you happy. Enjoy! Springtime Carnivore – Springtime CarnivoreFiled under: 2014, Pop...

Under The Radar review
10.11.14

Springtime Carnivore's origin story is one that feels plucked from Dust Bowl-era Americana: a former tightrope walker from a traveling circus troupe rediscovered her family's...

Spotinews recomendation
28.10.14

Hey. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by Medicine. Genre: noise pop/shoegaze. Enjoy! Medicine – Home EverywhereFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

Under The Radar review
12.02.15

Man, just think of the playground you're granted if you dismantle a shoegaze band in the mid-'90s and bring it back to life in the '10s. More

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Hey. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by Medicine. Genre: noise pop/shoegaze. Enjoy! Medicine – Home EverywhereFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
04.10.14

Hello again. From a recent Spotify update: the impressive debut album by Lydia Ainsworth. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Lydia Ainsworth – Right from RealFiled under: 2014...

Spotinews recomendation
01.10.14

Good morning. The slow, delicate new album by Sea Oleena is a very recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: dream pop. Enjoy! Sea Oleena – ShallowFiled under: 2014, Pop

TapeFear recommendation
06.10.14

Haunting hazy dream pop from Sea Oleena.

Spotinews recomendation
25.09.14

Hi again. I’m off to visit family for a week, which means there may be fewer updates during that time period. My next update will be on Saturday. Anyhow, here is the cool new...

Spotinews recomendation
23.09.14

Hi. From a very, very recent Spotify update: the dreamy new album by Whirr. Genre: shoegaze. Enjoy! Whirr – SwayFiled under: 2014, Rock

Punk News review
24.09.14

Whirr have clearly defined where they want to go. Around steered them in a more dissonant and darker direction, limiting any pop sensibility or lighter tones that may have been...

Under The Radar review
17.09.14

The first song post-intro on Melted Toys' self-titled debut album, "Bummed Out," has a good chunk of instrumental which can pretty much be considered a peppy cover of The Smiths...