Hong Kong based hazy shoegaze five piece 'Thud' have been in touch with us this week about their latest track entitled 'Prime Of Pride' and its stunning accompanying video. The band have been busy since the release of their debut tracks 'Lime' and 'Venture' and have signed a management deal with the Scottish based 'Songs for Children Records'. In the last year 'Thud' have also supported international acts - Yuck, Postiljonen, Braids, Caspian, The Bilinda Butchers, and have performed at East Asia Shoegaze Fest in Shanghai and Rocking the Region in Singapore. This latest single 'Prime Of Pride' is available to buy/download right now from songsforchildrenasia.bandcamp.com
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Colorado based four piece 'The Baltic' released the immense 'Archipelago' EP to the masses back on the 20th June 2016 via Misra Records (under Sub Pop's umbrella) and it quickly became a firm favourite of ours here at Primal Music with our head honcho Del Chaney ranking it as one of his favourite EP's of 2016. Now the band have unleashed the wonderful 'Fortitude', a woozy shoegaze inspired standard filled to the brim with psychedelic indentations, driving percussion and powerfully expressive instrumentation. 'Fortitude' and its stunning accompanying video (which was filmed and directed by the band's drummer/singer, Graham Epstein) is the latest single to be lifted from the aforementioned EP, which is still available to buy/download right now from: thebaltic.bandcamp.com
'Fortitude' screams into the ether on a wave of glorious frequency laden noise as 'The Baltic' bring their shoegaze tendencies to bare for all to hear. It's opening bars are layered with fuzzy reverberating guitars, throbbing baselines, shimmering tambourines and melodious vocals, reminiscent to those early UK based shoegaze stalwart's 'Ride'.
'The Baltic' also have two back to back shows coming up in NYC on Oct 29th and 30th. You can get all of the ticket details here: bandsintown.com/TheBaltic
New York based experimental musical aficionados Adam Watkins & Patrick Savage aka Reunionunion have returned with the first single and its stunning accompanying video entitled 'Photosynthesis' lifted off their forthcoming highly anticipated sophomore album. The band wowed the underground music fraternity back in January 2016 with their debut self-titled release and their impressive melding of shoegaze, alt-rock, post-rock and dream-pop to create a impressive cacophony of glorious noise.
'Photosynthesis' is a peeled back slice of summer sun that sits on a repetitive sequenced percussive pattern and is circumnavigated by swirling guitar lines and subtle synth swells. The instrumentation hums as it glides alongside those impressive dreamy vocal lines, constantly building until we're guided to a sudden finale.
Brooklyn based alt-gazers 'Vivienne Eastwood' have unleashed another new single and stunning accompanying video entitled 'Snooze', lifted off their latest immense EP 'Shook'. 'Vivienne Eastwood' are a fuzzy reverberating slice of quality melody driven brilliance who create stunning, layered soundscapes that simply fly!
The 'Shook' EP will be available to buy/download from: vivienneeastwood.bandcamp.com
Danish based experimental lo-fi aficionado Jacob Faurholt aka 'Crystal Shipsss' has been releasing lo-fi home recordings, 90's inspired indie rock and ambient drone metal under both his own name and his alias 'Crystal Shipsss' for almost 10 years. His latest album, under the 'Crystal Shipsss' moniker, entitled 'Holly' was released back in May 2016 and features bubblegum pop intertwined with dreamy lo-fi progressions, heavy psych and noisy instrumental outbursts. 'World' is the latest single & accompanying video to be lifted from the aforementioned album.
'World' ambles into the ether on a repetitious percussive pattern underscored by soaring layered synth swells, throbbing bass frequencies and Jacob Faurholt's dulcet tones. The message held within this track is perfectly clear; we're all doomed and 'Crystal Shipss' have been gifted with the mantle of chief naysayer - It's A Burning World!
crystalshipsss.bandcamp.com (vinyls & cassettes)
Bordeaux based dreamy Indie trio 'Automatic Fiction' have released a glorious live video to accompany the latest track entitled 'Shifted' to be lifted from their sensational debut EP release 'Spring Inclination'. The band are made up of Lise Data, Tom Data and Dany Ladrat and the EP was unleashed to the world back in March 2016 and is available to buy/download from automaticfiction.com
The video for 'Shifted' was recorded live at Théâtre Les Carmes and included the help of Etienne Prigent, Isabelle Denepoux, Light & Sound, Jolaine Fulgence and Logui R'hd.
Phoenix based dreamy desertgaze trio 'Citrus Clouds' have just released a new video to accompany their latest single 'Imagination', lifted off a full length album of the same name, penned in for release via Custom Made Music this autumn. The band create stunning soundscapes that swim through swathes of melodic ethereal shoegaze whilst all the while coupled with addictive dreamy vocals & an underlying cutting edge! 'Imagination' is available to buy/download right now from: citrusclouds.bandcamp.com
'Imagination' swerves & glides on gloriously dreamy, layered frequencies that are simply doused in reverb and deployed effortlessly to accompany a vocal line that swoons & soars as it gently caresses the senses with ethereal joy!
Norwegian based psychedelic dream gazers 'The Age Of Coloured Lizards' have unleashed a beautifully hazy new video to accompany their debut single, the brilliantly titled 'We Don't Care', released via 'Sotron-Records'. With a sound that harks back to the likes of 'early Verve, Spacemen 3, Spiritualized & fuzzy UK stalwarts Lupine Howl', 'The Age Of Coloured Lizards' have created a downtempo masterpiece, filled with jangling acoustic guitars and utterly addictive vocal lines that collectively swirl within a shimmering sea of glorious reverberation.
'We Don't Care' is streaming right now over on Soundcloud, Spotify & Apple Music.
Melbourne based shimmering experimental shoegaze/psych outfit 'Wild Meadows' have released a stunning new video to accompany their latest single 'Nowhere'. The single was released back on the 28th of August 2016 and is lifted from their forthcoming full length debut album, penned in for release later this year. The blissed out accompanying video was recorded back in 2015 with AJ Bradford & Thomas Scott Holland.
'Nowhere' jangles on a glorious bed of fantastically addictive golden frequencies, reverberating layered instrumental progressions and effervescent guitar squall. Vocally sublime and reminiscent of many of the very early shoegaze stalwarts, 'Nowhere' is an melancholic slice of modern day, melodious psych-gaze.
'Nowhere' is available to buy/download right now from: wild meadows.bandcamp.com
Swirling San Jose based psych aficionados 'The Gentle Cycle' have unleashed the lead single & its brilliant 'Acid Drenched' accompanying video entitled 'Follow Light' from their forthcoming full length album, due for release over the next few months. The band are made up of Derek See - guitar/vocals, Maxwell Borkenhagen - guitar/mellotron, Todd Flanagan - bass and Craig Heitkam - drums and they have a unique talent of creating infectiously addictive psychedelic soundscapes by utilising vintage gear and bygone recording methods to birth a swirling, grooving style of rock 'n' roll that's both timeless and relevant. The overall outcome is mesmerising! The accompanying video was directed by & presented in a film by London based musician/ visual artist Gil De Ray.
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'Follow Light' undulates as it works through its reverberating sonic gears, spewing out melodious instrumentation and highly addictive vocalisations that constantly swirl within an ink blotted sonic landscape. If this is the lead single from this impressive Bay Area band, we can't wait for the full on sonic assault!
'Follow Light' is available to buy/download right now from: thegentlecycle.bandcamp.com