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Shoegazers of the world are coming together here in Shoegazer Sanctuary! We are a growing Music Sharing Group located on Facebook. Our group is made up of hundreds of amazing Shoegazers (members) and our passion is Shoegaze! Sharing it, chatting about it & just plain hanging out with people who love the same music. It seems that close proximity in demographics does not support enough shoegazers, everyone who shares a common love for shoegaze is too spread out all over the world for that matter. That is where Shoegazer Sanctuary comes in. We will always be here for anyone who loves Shoegaze and wants to be part of one of the first world renowned Shoegazing groups maintained on social media.

We share music from such bands as the ones that have recently reunited: Slowdive, Ride & Jesus and Mary Chain & bands that are currently on tour like No Joy, Savage Sister, Swervedriver, Stella Diana, Clustersun, Chatham Rise, 93 Million Miles From The Sun and Whirr. Lets not forget the bands that time has other wise buried like: Astral, Colfax Abbey, South Pacific, Film School, Here, Feral and Ultra Cherry Violet, just to name a few in each category. These are just a fraction of the bands that you will find. You can also learn about some of the history of shoegaze through links we have provided to web sites such as: www.reddit.com/r/shoegaze/wiki/index

An interesting read on a recent eye-opening documentary called Beautiful Noise about the genre explains how without the emergence of Shoegaze back in the mid to late 1980’s out of the United Kingdom many of the bands we love today most likely would not exist. Interesting quote from the article below a must read for any fan of Shoegaze:

“Shoegaze’s greatest legacy in music was the notion that guitar-driven music can be an Impressionist painting, which, through layers of effects and buried vocals, can be so amorphous that the only true interpretation comes from the mind of each individual listener.”

noisey.vice.com/blog/the-music-you-listen-to-today-wouldnt-exist-without-the-shoegaze-scene-and-other-observations-from-the-documentary-beautiful-noise

Group members are treated like gold in Shoegazer Sanctuary because they are the reason this is all happening here on Facebook. For example, our next guest playlist is comprised of shoegaze songs that actual Shoegazer Sanctuary members individually selected. Our motto here in SS is “Love The Music” so come on in and see what we mean. We are sharing current music, re-discovering and discovering tons of bands, every day, 24 hours a day!

Sincerly,
Joe. 

Below are 21 tracks chosen by some of the members of Shoegazer Sanctuary for this playlist: 

1. NOTHING – “B&E” – Selected By Josh Snover

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc4bzNlReTk&w=640&h=360]

2.  THE ECSTASY OF SAINT THERESA – “WHAT’S” – Selected By Joseph Kennedy

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6hUg76QFsc&w=480&h=360]

3. TUATH – “UISCE, UISCE, READ ALL ABOUT IT” – Selected By Shauna McLarnon

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4. CRASH CITY SAINTS – “TEENAGE CRIME WAVE”  – Selected by Micheal Cady

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3aqYUQH65E&w=480&h=360]

5.  RINGO DEATHSTAR – “FLOWER POWER” – Selected By Joe Justice

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUJVhNPCNG4&w=640&h=360]

6. SPACE WAVES – “SUN SHAPED FlOOR” – Selected By Sarah Spacewaves

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7. SOUNDS OF SPUTNIK – “LIGHT SCHEME feat. UMMAGMA” – Selected By Jonathan Rauhio

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwSkDjEJsP4&w=640&h=360]

8. INDOOR VOICES – “WHAT CAN I feat. ALISHA ERAO – Selected By Rebecca Leonard

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C4qx6AVB0I&w=640&h=360]

9.  SLEEPER – “CLOSE YOUR EYES” – Selected By Ben Seth

10. RIDE – “DRIVE BLIND” – Selected By Dave Parker

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Snvpo5rJ4&w=480&h=360]

11. FOXTAIL SOMERSAULT – “SUGARCUBES BIRTHDAY” (cover) – Selected By David Loop

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JOchGWioeM&w=480&h=360]

12. LA CASA AL MARE – “M” – Selected By Patrice Gutschenritter

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6DoLpF1xyQ&w=640&h=360]

13. WHIRR – “SWAY” – Selected By Zamian Martin

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOsVMxcqqzo&w=640&h=360]

14. BLACK HEARTED BROTHER – “I DON’T MEAN TO WANDER” – Selected By Rubens Curado

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0I4FZXQexU&w=640&h=360]

15.  FLYING SAUCER ATTACK – “OCEANS” – Selected By Romeo Mic

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj_0ZGyBrYk&w=480&h=360]

16. BE FOREST – “LOST BOY” – Selected By Fabrizio Lusso

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmFYjA6zaOI&w=480&h=360]

17. Static Daydream – “THE ONLY ONE” – Selected By Samuel Taylor

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7shXAug45g&w=480&h=360]

18. TEARS RUN RINGS – “A QUESTION AND AN ANSWER” – Selected By Warren Radnan

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyoFpbG5agc&w=480&h=360]

19. VENERA 4 – “BLACK PAWS” – Selected by Chris Tressler

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH96I8k5KpA&w=640&h=360]

20. PINKSHINYULTRABAST – “BLASTER” – Selected By Novas Pares Valenzu

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbMI4IEyPT0&w=480&h=360]

21. MY BLOODY VALENTINE – “COME IN ALONE” – Selected By Richard Stott

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0DLCyWrxDo&w=480&h=360]

AUTHOR: JSG