Albums, Indie Rock, Reviews, Shoegaze

Candy Claws – Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time

No Comments 26 August 2013

Rating: 7.5/10

As a self-proclaimed fan of shoegaze and dream pop, I will be the first to admit that there are plenty of times I hear bands with those tags show lots of potential but get too lost in the mood or soundscape they are creating. Regardless of how impressive the layered textures and sounds are, if there isn’t just that little something extra in terms of a hook or distinguishable parts, I am likely to enjoy the record a few times and rarely come back to it again once the newness has worn off. While Colorado-based has toed that line in the past, their latest effort has enough grounding structure to create something both dreamy and catchy at the same time.

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Fav Tracks, Indie Rock, Shoegaze

Real Estate – “Green Aisles”

No Comments 23 September 2011

New Jersey indie rock outfit are gearing up for the release of their second full length Days with another free track called “Green Aisles”.  With this second taste from the album it is definitely not going to be a sophomore slump.  Real Estates gently crafted shoegaze seems at an all time high.  Days is due out October 18th on Domino.  Head HERE to preorder and listen to both “Green Aisles” and previously posted “It’s Real” below.

Real Estate – “Green Aisles”

Real Estate – “It’s Real”

Electronic, Fav Tracks, Remix, Shoegaze

Psychic Powers – “Dreamboat (RAC Remix)”

No Comments 31 December 2010

New Fav Track

Whenever a new remix is about to seep from my speakers, I find myself preparing to hear a butchered version of a song I already love.  But I should know better by now.   () consistently provides unique perspective and interesting direction, not to mention high quality.  Check out their SITE, but more importantly, peruse their Portfolio on SoundCloud to see what they’re all about.

Nik and Alejandro of have promised to release their first full length album by December 2010.  I haven’t heard anything drop yet, and the clock is ticking.  So keep your fingers crossed, and enjoy this upbeat remix of their newest single “Dreamboat”.  For more head over to RCRD LBL for free EP downloads.

EDIT: Psychic Powers has updated saying Infinity will be released in January 2011.

Psychic Powers – “Dreamboat (RAC Remix)”

Indie Rock, New Artists, Shoegaze

Wild Nothing

No Comments 02 September 2010

is the solo project of Virginia-based musician Jack Tatum.  Tatum’s woozy dream-pop can draw easy comparisons to The Cure and The Smiths.  He began recording under a mere year ago and has already received rave reviews for his ethereal debut sending him on a healthy tour including an opening spot with Stars.  Don’t let my descriptives throw you though.  Tatum has a keen grasp on pop songwriting and his music demonstrates that.  Gemini is currently out on Captured Tracks and Wild Nothing is out on tour equipped with backing band.  Listen to some of cuts from Gemini and find out when Wild Nothing shows up in your town here.

Wild Nothing – Summer Holiday

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Wild Nothing – Chinatown

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