Premiere of atmospheric “Down The River” single by The Virgance

U.K.-based ambient artist Nathan Smith is no stranger to the mind-expanding sounds of the shoegaze and beautiful noise genres, having played guitar in the indie band Ripley in the 1990s and subsequently having been involved in the noise-rock trio Loveless in the 2000s.  Nathan took flight as a solo soundscaper with the release of his debut album … [Read more...]

New EP from Forbear

Forbear flawlessly weaves together cinematic indie rock with a truly unique voice and spectacular harmonies taking listeners on a surreal experience.  Capturing the struggle between our interpersonal crises and living in the age of constant awareness of global tensions looming overheard, Forebear puts into words the feelings that are always so … [Read more...]

New live album from Pure Phase Ensemble feat. Mark Gardener of Ride

Pure Phase Ensemble is an international music collective, created especially for the SpaceFest festival in Gdansk, which takes place annually in December and is organised by the Nasiono Association. The city of Gdansk plays host to this blossoming music festival each year in the first week of December, at which time numerous select musicians from … [Read more...]

The Bulls – “Rumors”

The Los Angeles-based, self-described ‘dream-gaze’ duo of Anna Bulbrook (The Airborne Toxic Event, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) and Marc Sallis (The Duke Spirit) has just released its latest single, “Rumors”.  It’s one of five songs and a remix that appears on Anna and Marc’s debut EP, Small Problems, which will drop August 28 on Diet Pink … [Read more...]

New Video from Throw Vision

The Brooklyn-based quartet Throw Vision brings together diverse influences - from Debussy to Here We Go Magic, with hints of TV On The Radio and the Dirty Projectors - that are placed neatly atop soulful pulses of R&B and jazz, but with an element of shoegaze as well. The band has performed regularly throughout the NYC and New England areas, … [Read more...]

Rock/Shoegaze CD series helps Nepal disaster relief

  Global Indie Artists Come Together for Nepal Disaster Relief SeriesRock Back for Nepal is the first in a 3-part series of disaster relief compilations being released by U.S. indie label  Patetico Recordings. The label is partnering with nearly 60 independent artists and several small indie labels around the globe to make this happen. They … [Read more...]

Robin Guthrie & Mark Gardener – Universal Road

There will be very few indie music fans that haven't ever heard the names of Robin Guthrie and Mark Gardener, and practically none that are unaware of either the Cocteau Twins or Ride; two bands whose influences continue to shape the entire shoegaze/dreampop/scene that continues to celebrate itself that has so many aficionados throughout the … [Read more...]

Interview with Forevr

Hiya Sam!  I just found out about your swooningly beautiful shoegaze/noise-rock debut EP Demonstration, which is out now.  Where is it available and in what formats? Demonstration is available at our Bandcamp for a name-your-price download, and on CD and gold cassette tape. You and Donovan, who is the other half of Forevr, are both natives of … [Read more...]

Interview with Maff

Hi guys!  Wow, I’m really enjoying the massive, abrasive distorted guitar sound that runs through many of the songs on your new self-titled EP.  Before we go into EP details, can you please list who’s in the band, what instruments you play, and when you all got together as Maff? Hi Jen!  First of all, thanks for this interview; we really … [Read more...]

New compilation from DulceSky

'Spies of the System: 03-14' -DulceSky Celebrates 11 Years of Audio Releases DulceSky, the American dream-rock, shoegazer-influenced band with Chilean roots has been creating distinctive, dynamic, melodic music since its inception in 2002 by founder and frontman Oliver Valenzuela. The band’s sonically-involving, lyrically thought-provoking, … [Read more...]