On a heady rush of guitars and harmonies, "Come On," a new single by Washington, D.C. area quartet Death Valley Rally, scores a direct, shoegazy, indie pop hit.
The title of the Missing Season's latest single, "Partied Out," suggests a band that's weary of its own shoegazing hymns to rock 'n' roll life. Not so. The French band has made melancholia melodic and exciting again.
After countless depleted stacks of cash and creative meltdowns, the My Bloody Valentine provided the notorious "Loveless" a sibling only after over two decades of recovery. "m b v" is unapologetic and all analog.
The Firebird hosted two excellent bands from across the pond on Friday night.
Seeing a lone bird soaring overhead on a gloomy day may cause sentimental thoughts regarding the glory of owning wings to sink slowly into the pavement. Similarly, a sense of defeatism battling thoughts of grandeur shines through the music of the Raveonettes.
"A wall of sound built from the best bricks of Brit pop, shoegaze and psychedelic rock" is how songwriter and guitarist David Collett describes Aquitaine, a new four-piece rock juggernaut based in St. Louis.
When you dig beneath the shimmering textures and ethereal vocals of Sweden's I Break Horses you will discover that the duo of Maria Lindén and Fredrik Balck make soundscapes of depth and substance.
On "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming," M83 combines its usual ambient, shoegaze-inspired sound with catchier, pop melodies to create a diverse double album.
The Billiken Club at St. Louis University is an intimate and inexpensive (as in free admission) way to enjoy some of the more buzzed-about bands in indie music. On Tuesday night the student-run music venue hosted Philadelphia's the War On Drugs and Brooklyn's Caveman, the first show of its fall lineup.