Archive for the ‘Shoegaze’ Category

Uzi & Ari – It Is Freezing Out – 2006

May 28, 2009

Rioting quieter than most, Uzi & Ari seems to essentially be the solo project of one Ben Shepard, of Salt Lake City – It Is Freezing Out is his second long-play collection following last year’s Dont Leave In Such A Hurry. These songs are well fleshed-out by an assortment of accomplished musicians, each lending their own nuances to proceedings, but at this album’s core beats the heart of a single man only.

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Similar Artists:
Sin Fang Bous, Dark Captain Light Captain, Finn

Titus Andronicus – The Airing Of Grievances – 2008

May 6, 2009

Titus Andronicus is an indie rock band which formed in Glen Rock, New Jersey, United States in 2005. They consist of Patrick Stickles (vocals, guitar), Ian O’Neil (guitar), Ian Graetzer (bass), Andrew Cedermark (keyboards, vocals) and Eric Harm (drums). The band takes its name from the Shakespeare play Titus Andronicus.

Their debut album, The Airing of Grievances, received an 8.5 rating from Pitchfork Media and has received positive reviews elsewhere. The album’s loud, heavily distorted guitars are influenced by shoegaze, while the lyrics and song titles are references to various books and other forms of entertainment (such as the album title, from the Seinfeld episode, “The Strike”, about Festivus).

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Similar Artists:
Cymbals Eat Guitars, Times New Viking, No Age, Crystal Antlers

Lotus Plaza – The Floodlight Collective – 2009

May 5, 2009

Lotus Plaza is the solo effort of Deerhunter’s Lockett pundt. His debut LP, entitled The Floodlight Collective, was released on March 23, 2009 by Kranky.

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Similar Artists:
Cymbals Eat Guitars, Deerhunter, Atlas Sound, Here We Go Magic

I Was A King – I Was A King – 2009

May 5, 2009

I Was a King are an indie band based in Oslo, Norway, clearly influenced by acts such as Teenage Fanclub, Dinosaur Jr., and My Bloody Valentine. Their music is most commonly referred to as shoegaze and power pop.

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Similar Artists:
Cymbals Eat Guitars, Lotus Plaza, Canadian Invasion

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Why There Are Mountains – 2009

May 3, 2009


Cymbals Eat Guitars are an indie rock band from Staten Island, New York, United States. They consist of Joseph Ferocious (vocals, guitar),
Neil Berenholz (bass, vocals), Daniel Baer (keyboards, vocals) and Matthew Miller (drums). They have released one album, “Why There Are Mountains”, which has received glowing reviews since its January 2009 release, and has received the title of ‘Best New Music’ from pitchfork.com.

Sample:

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Similar Artists:
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Condo Fucks, Handsome Furs