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post #31 of 62

Picked up something released today that kinda fits the bill:  Nothing's Guilty of Everything.  MBV, a little Chapterhouse, a little Lush.  Quite noisy and beautiful on first listen.

post #32 of 62

Sorry if i'm digging up a dead thread here...:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1dG_8mMgA0

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHI-3wiAy5c

 

...always having been a fan of Minimalism, Ambiente, NewAge, Chillwave ..., I am not sure whether this can still be considered ShoeGaze.

 

If so, I would appreciate recommendations similar to MemoryHouse (even BeachHouse does not quite hit the spot).

 

Couldn't listen to the other titles mentioned, because I have difficulties hearing at the moment.

 

Thanks.

post #33 of 62
Dreamthinker: check out Duster and see what you think. Your vid was not something I like a lot but has Pink Floydish sounding guitars which were nice. Miranda Lee Richards is one you should have/like. Try Calla too
post #34 of 62

It sounds to me what I'm hearing is that the Senn HD650's do shoegaze pretty well.. how about the younger siblings HD598 and HD600?

 

Here's a band that didn't get much fame when they came out, at least, I don't see their name thrown alot in shoegaze discussion:  All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors.  There might be a reason why though--they're just not that good.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkWj3MjWjd8

 

MBV, Ride, Slowdive, sure. I like the dream-poppy Cocteau Twins as well. I really love Blonde Redhead, both old and new.  You guys might wanna check out Cheatahs as well.  Tried and true formula but still really catchy:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R8gErm7ktc

 

Recently got into The Smashing Pumpkins.  They are to shoegaze what Weezer was to 90's indie rock titans Pavement, Built to Spill, Dinosaur Jr. etc.  Both the Pumpkins and Weezer made their respective genre inspirations more palatable to the mainstream

 

Anyway, those are my musings for the day :) 

 

edit:  I'm surprised that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club of all bands is getting thrown around for shoegaze.  They wouldn't be my first choice.  What albums are you listening to?  I have Howl and it seems straight up indie rock'n'roll to me


Edited by RMac - 3/7/14 at 10:11am
post #35 of 62
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Originally Posted by JamesHuntington View Post

Dreamthinker: check out Duster and see what you think. Your vid was not something I like a lot but has Pink Floydish sounding guitars which were nice. Miranda Lee Richards is one you should have/like. Try Calla too

Miranda Lee Richards reminds a lot of Angus & Julia Stone. A definite keeper.

Calla and Duster are a bit too much on the rock side of things for my taste, as I come from Chillout, Ambiente and electronica...that doesn't mean that really love the old Carpenter and SuperTramp songs.

 

Thanks very much James.

 
Still looking for similar things myself...I would still appreciate some more advice.

 

@James: were the links actually still ShoeGaze? Knowing that would really help me in my search...


Edited by TheDreamthinker - 3/7/14 at 1:28pm
post #36 of 62
I was going through my stuff with more minimalist stuff in mind. Yeah I do like more rocking stuff but I have a lot of music. I will keep looking though.
We're you asking me a question about a link or something?
post #37 of 62
Oh, I don't think the second link you link was shoegaze. Maybe try Pandora to find more bands similar to those bands or put shoegaze in a pandora search and get more ideas. It's very popular music and style
Edited by JamesHuntington - 3/7/14 at 7:31pm
post #38 of 62
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Originally Posted by RMac View Post
 

It sounds to me what I'm hearing is that the Senn HD650's do shoegaze pretty well.. how about the younger siblings HD598 and HD600?

 

Here's a band that didn't get much fame when they came out, at least, I don't see their name thrown alot in shoegaze discussion:  All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors.  There might be a reason why though--they're just not that good.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkWj3MjWjd8

 

MBV, Ride, Slowdive, sure. I like the dream-poppy Cocteau Twins as well. I really love Blonde Redhead, both old and new.  You guys might wanna check out Cheatahs as well.  Tried and true formula but still really catchy:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R8gErm7ktc

 

Recently got into The Smashing Pumpkins.  They are to shoegaze what Weezer was to 90's indie rock titans Pavement, Built to Spill, Dinosaur Jr. etc.  Both the Pumpkins and Weezer made their respective genre inspirations more palatable to the mainstream

 

Anyway, those are my musings for the day :) 

 

edit:  I'm surprised that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club of all bands is getting thrown around for shoegaze.  They wouldn't be my first choice.  What albums are you listening to?  I have Howl and it seems straight up indie rock'n'roll to me

 

Okay, now you're throwing it all around and as confusing as these sub-genres can be, to me a least :wink_face: Surely your own personal preferences you're bringing up and I do really like them all :beerchug:

 

But seriously, Pavement, Smashing Pumpkins, Built To Spill, Dinosaur Jr.,Cocteau Twins, Weezer, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club surely can't all be part of the sub-genre, shoegaze.. At least not according to my

very ignorant opinion or definition of something already vague or is it time related?

 

I guess it is all subjective and we can call it whatever we prefer and what's the difference between indie and shoegaze?

post #39 of 62
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Okay, now you're throwing it all around and as confusing as these sub-genres can be, to me a least :wink_face: Surely your own personal preferences you're bringing up and I do really like them all :beerchug:

 

But seriously, Pavement, Smashing Pumpkins, Built To Spill, Dinosaur Jr.,Cocteau Twins, Weezer, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club surely can't all be part of the sub-genre, shoegaze.. At least not according to my

very ignorant opinion or definition of something already vague or is it time related?

 

I guess it is all subjective and we can call it whatever we prefer and what's the difference between indie and shoegaze?

Ok, I guess I need to clarify what I meant by the The Smashing Pumpkins comparison a little further:

 

The Smashing Pumpkins is not what I'd call shoegaze.  However, their early work is totally influenced by it.  They're a product of their time.

When I started listing off Built to Spill, Pavement, Dino Jr. and then Weezer, I was not calling them shoegaze.  By any means ;)

 

I said The Smashing Pumpkins were to shoegaze what Weezer did for 90's indie rock.  

Put it this way:  If indie rock is Calculus 1, and shoegaze is Calculus 2, then Weezer is Pre-Calc 1 and the Pumpkins Pre-Calc 2.

 

Both bands being quite popular in the mainstream would lead you into deeper, darker territory.  That's all I meant.

 

I acknowledged that Cocteau Twins was dream-pop, but at the same time, it's hard not to throw around dream-pop bands when you discuss shoegaze.  

 

Finally, I said Black Rebel is NOT what I'd think of when I thought of shoegaze.

 

Hope that clears up everything haha

 

edit:  the difference to me between indie and shoegaze is that shoegaze is a sub-genre of indie.  Whereas all shoegaze bands are indie bands, not all indie bands are shoegaze.

post #40 of 62
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Originally Posted by JamesHuntington View Post

Oh, I don't think the second link you link was shoegaze. Maybe try Pandora to find more bands similar to those bands or put shoegaze in a pandora search and get more ideas. It's very popular music and style

 

Thanks...didn't even think of Pandora because I can't access it from where I am at the moment.

 

But after some tinkering, Pandora now throws out some reasonable stuff:

 

 

...still now quite where I want to be, but getting there..

post #41 of 62
At a record/cd store I frequent, they have a Indie, Techno, Black Metal/Stoner Rock, and a rock section where I have found bands listed in Wiki's " list of shoegaze bands." There is also lists for nugaze bands on wiki. The list of stylistic origins associated with
The Black Angles on wiki include Space Rock, neo psychedelia, acid rock, post-punk and indie. The sub genres are Baggy, new weird America, dream pop and shoe gazing.
I have a couple of CDs from the nu gaze bands list bands that aren't on the shoegaze list but they are just alright to me; Like Neon Indian and Trailer Trash Tracys, not really great to me but maybe worth a listen.
post #42 of 62

So what about Slowcore.. I mean bands like Codeine, Luna, Galaxie 500 etc. couldn't they be considered shoegaze as well alongside  Slowdive, Mazzy Star etc. I personally don't really experience a huge difference and to me it is more a similarity/in common thing related to mood/feelings more than a difference in pace since this certainly can swing from song to song on any given album of these artists.. 

post #43 of 62
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Shoegaze is one of my favorite sub-genres--some bands to check out for anyone who is interested:

 

Boris, Deerhunter, Have a Nice Life, Jesu, M83, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Slowdive, Smashing Pumpkins, Spiritualized, The War on Drugs, and Yo La Tengo. Shoegaze has also been seeping into black metal in a pretty big way in recent years--if you're feeling adventurous, three bands to check out would be Agalloch, Deafheaven, and Wolves in the Throne Room. My HD650s treated shoegaze pretty well--I'll let you know how some of my favorites play with the LCD-X. ^^

My experience in Shoegaze has been limited to pretty much those three bands plus Alcest and Altar of Plagues last albums. I'm definitely keeping an eye on this thread to try and find something more strictly Shoegaze that I enjoy. 

 

My SR60is are usually my goto out of my laptop for this style of music, but with these bands the M50xs take the cake for me. Run through a vinyl setup though Deafheaven sounds fantastic through the SE-A1000s. Unfortunately that can and my laptop do not get along that well, and Deafheaven is all I have on vinyl, or I could go into a better comparison.

post #44 of 62

The only shoegaze album that I've fully listened to was My Bloody Valentine's Loveless and it's a damn good album. I have Galaxie 500's On Fire too but I haven't listened to it yet. 

post #45 of 62

Lots of great bands mentioned here ,was especially happy to see Ulrich Schnauss mentioned,and wanted to suggest to fans of Shoegaze/Dream Pop a couple other great artists I have discovered over the years,first and foremost a band called Belong from New Orleans,they have two amazing albums the first being 'October Language' from 2006 as well as 2011's 'Common Era'.also I love a lot of artists who blend dream pop/shoe gaze with idm electronica,and there are so many great artists though I'll just suggest a few here such as Danish artist known as Manual (aka Jonas Munk),and early albums from Icelands Sigur Ros as well as Múm (specifically their first two albums [when the Valtysdottir sisters were still a part of the band] 'Yesterday Was Dramatic,Today is Okay' and 'Finally,We Are No One' -as well as the lesser known but still amazing Stafrænn Hákon whose music can be said to be similar to Mogwai and aforementioned band Manual.

 

Also I am surprised no one has mentioned Slowdive (or maybe they were mentioned and I missed it).in fact there is a great tribute album to Slowdive called Blue Skied An' Clear on Morr Records which features covers of their songs by everyone from Manual to Ulrich Schnauss to ISAN to Múm ,B. Fleischmann and another duo I meant to mentioned called Herrmann and Kleine.and that album is just wonderful start to finish.you should be able to find videos from any of these artists on youtube to get an idea of what they sound like.as for what headphones i like to listen to this genre of music on,I definitely have to go with my Grado SR-80i or Sennheiser Amperiors,both are perfect to me.

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