‘Revolution The Shoegaze Revival’ is a free compilation showcasing 30 international acts inspired by genre forefathers.
There’s no mistaking that 90’s nostalgia has brought back the shoegaze genre in a big way. With the return of veteran groups like My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Swervedriver, and most recently Ride, longtime fans and newbies are rejoicing in the return of a movement that combined extreme sound with melodic textures.
And now U.K. Indie label Ear to Ear records and Indonesian label Gerpfast Kolektif are joining forces for a massive compilation from new bands inspired by the aforementioned influences.
The release, appropriately titled Revolution The Shoegaze Revival, is a 30 track sampler of shoegaze and dream pop acts from across the world. And it will be released for free via Bandcamp on February 10th, 2015. You can download it via the band camp widget starting tomorrow:
According to the official press release:
2014 was a great year for shoegaze fans, with news surrounding the reformation of bands like Slowdive, Swervedriver, Ride and Medicine. 2015 is primed to be just as interesting and we are kicking it off by presenting the new breed, who are writing the next chapter in shoegaze….“Revolution – The Shoegaze Revival” is an epic, truly international 30-track compilation comprised of outstanding original material…we’re pleased that Creation Records co-founder Joe Foster has also come forth to throw his support behind this compilation, stating “This is a new comp with the best of the world shoegaze/magical psychpoppy’s REBIRTH…. Ear To Ear Records are a new Welsh/Canadian label in the spirit of Creation and 4AD and just as obsessed as that!
The full list of featured artists includes:
Blood Lips – Heartbeats
Clustersun – Hipgnosis
Damascus – Slightest
Digilite – Dance of Angels
Duelectrum – She Doesn’t Feel the Sun
Ether Feels – Morning Star
The Evening Primrose – Catcher
Hermetic Delight – Funeral Party
Hideous Towns – Pets
Intenna – My Flowery Dream
Jaguwar – Muffhead
Lights That Change – Theme 1 Stage 3
Magao – Dive To The Sea
Puna – Trasnoche
Rev Rev Rev – Rip The Veil
Robsongs – Essa Grande Falta de Voce (Ummagma Mix)
Seaside – Undone
Sharesprings – Maydear
Slow Motion Picture – Opening
Sounds of Sputnik – Overdrive feat. Ummagma
Spool – Sway, Fadeaway
Stella Diana – Isabeau
Stellarscope – This Will End Tonight
Thud – Lime
Trementina – Hazy Youth
Ummagma – Live and Let Die
Weird. – Infinite Decay
Wozniak – El Maresme
The Yours – Honey Treats
//orangenoise – Puking Rainbows
So give ‘The Shoegaze Revival’ a listen and chime in with your thoughts below.