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My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless Turns 25: Remembering My Awkward Encounter With Kevin Shields 

My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless Turns 25: my recollection of pissing off MVB’s frontman.  November 4th marks a significant date in alternative rock history: the 25 anniversary of My Bloody Valentine’s 1991 shoegaze epic Loveless. Click here to see where Loveless ranks on my list of best 1991 albums At this point it’s hard to give any more insight […]

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True Widow ‘Avvolgere’ Review

True Widow ‘Avvolgere’ Review: Texas Stonegazers craft their finest effort to date. Dallas, TX’s True Widow are experts at creating a sound that’s not easy to define…so much so that they came up with their own genre: stonegaze, splitting the difference between stoner rock and shoegaze. And while their new album Avvolgere (out 9/23 via Relapse Records) may […]

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Music Video Premiere: Sounds of Sputnik ‘Light Stream’ Featuring Ummagma

Music Video Premiere:  Sounds of Sputnik ‘Light Stream’ Featuring Ummagma–atmospheric video showcases shoegaze collaboration. May 16th will see the re-release of ‘New Born,’ the début album from Russia’s Sounds of Sputnik. And to mark the release (on Moon Sounds Records), the group have filmed a video for ‘Light Stream,’ their collaboration with Ukraine by way […]

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Levitation 2016 Kickoff Party Review: Chelsea Wolfe, The Veldt

Levitation 2016 Kickoff Party Review: Chelsea Wolfe, The Veldt: a silver lining to a cancelled festival. Downtown Austin was filled with many sad, bewildered faces last Thursday evening. The unexpected announcement that Levitation 2016 was cancelled due to bad weather reverberated throughout the city. While all festival attendees were guaranteed refunds, for those traveling from […]

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Lush ‘Blind Spot’ EP Review

Lush ‘Blind Spot’ EP Review: 90’s Shoegazers roar back to life on accomplished EP. The past few years have seen a host of 90’s shoegaze acts reuniting, but Lush’s comeback was one of the most unexpected. The London-based band folded after drummer Chris Acland’s tragic suicide in 1996, with former members Miki Berenyi, Emma Anderson […]

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M83 ‘Junk’ Review

M83 ‘Junk’ Review Anthony Gonzales return with an album that skirts the line between irony and artistic ambition. Or something like that. M83 have charted their own unique musical course: be it digital shoegaze (Before The Dawn Heals Us), sublime New Wave (Saturdays=Youth) or their genre straddling double album smash Hurry Up We’re Dreaming. And now the Anthony Gonzales-led […]

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The Veldt-The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation Mixtape EP Review

The Veldt-The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation Mixtape EP Review: soulgazers return with sublime five song collection. The resurgence in Shoegaze from British luminaries like My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Lush speaks to the staying power of a genre that mixed wall of noise guitars with ethereal melodies. But there’s a […]

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The Veldt’s Daniel Chavis Talks New EP The Shocking Fuzz Of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation Mixtape

The Veldt’s Daniel Chavis Talks New EP The Shocking Fuzz Of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation Mixtape EP. Frontman discusses shoegaze group’s atmospheric return.  The Veldt were one of the best kept secrets in 90’s alternative music. Originating in the Chapel Hill, NC music scene alongside acts like Superchunk and Archers of Loaf, they bridged together elements […]

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Hear ‘Creation Records: Live in London 1987 to 1992′

Creation Records, the iconic label responsible for breaking The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis and shoegaze at large to the masses, unveiled a free gift to devotees of their artist roster. ‘Creation Records: Live in London 1987 to 1992′ contains a bevy of live bootlegs from groups like Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, […]

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Listen: ‘Revolution The Shoegaze Revival’ Compilation

‘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 […]

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