The Shoegaze/Dream Pop Thread

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by DarkHotline, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. DarkHotline Mar 27, 2016
    (Last edited: Mar 29, 2016)
    DarkHotline

    Anthony Supporter

    Let's get dreamy, yo!

    "What is shoegaze?"





    "What is dream pop?"



    DISCLAIMER: Regarding Whirr and Nothing.

    A little note to read before you post, we in the thread would prefer that you not discuss either Whirr or Nothing in here. You can read an article that explains the Whirr issue here. Nothing has association with Whirr due to their bassist Nick playing in both bands. Understand that this is not to tell that you cannot listen to those bands or will be judged if you do, what you listen to is your business. We just ask that those bands are not part of the discussion in here, that's all.
     
  2. Sophos

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    heaven or las vegas is one of the best albums ive ever heard in my life
     
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  5. DarkHotline

    Anthony Supporter

    There's this Australian guitar player I watch videos of that shows you how to play that Cocteau Twins guitar style, such a great chord progression.
     
  6. DarkHotline

    Anthony Supporter

    So what are the essential shoegaze/dream pop records? Figured that could be discussed and I could add it to the OP.
     
  7. cwhit

    read my threads Prestigious

    this is prob a top five song this year

     
  8. cherrywaves

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    Finally listened to the new Wildhoney EP: super awesome.

    Really enjoying The Mites. They kinda sound like Lush, and features members of Iron Age (RIP) I believe: themites.bandcamp.com
     
  9. cwhit

    read my threads Prestigious

    Wildhoney is sick, great locals
     
  10. cwhit

    read my threads Prestigious

    Beach House has to be mentioned as the peak of modern dream pop
     
  11. DarkHotline

    Anthony Supporter

    This is solid, any albums worth looking into?
     
  12. DarkHotline

    Anthony Supporter

    So if you're looking for new stuff to look into, check out Japanese Shoegaze on Youtube. Really good stuff in there, it's how I got into Plastic Girl In Closet.
     
  13. DarkHotline

    Anthony Supporter

    Really digging The Mites, good rec!
     
  14. h8bit

    @ghastlyfeline Prestigious

    This album is great. Thanks for the rec!
     
  15. cwhit

    read my threads Prestigious

    Both their last two are great, nothing sucked me in as much as that song though, I've listened to it a billion times this year already haha
     
  16. jorbjorb

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    does turnover count?
     
  17. cwhit

    read my threads Prestigious

    no
    They're a pop punk band with reverb on their guitars
     
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  18. jorbjorb

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    alright sorry haha
     
  19. h8bit

    @ghastlyfeline Prestigious

    whirr came up on spotify the other day and i was enjoying it until i remembered they did that awful twitter bullshit last fall and got dropped from RFC :l
     
  20. cwhit

    read my threads Prestigious

    fuck whirr fuck nothing, let's never mention their names in this thread ever again
     
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  21. h8bit

    @ghastlyfeline Prestigious

    you got it, chief
     
  22. cwhit

    read my threads Prestigious

    last words, that band just makes me angrier than most mostly because of all the backlash i got from talking about that incident on other places on the internet, that i don't even feel comfortable posting on anymore because of that. sigh
     
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  23. h8bit

    @ghastlyfeline Prestigious

    My experience with this genre is elementary at best so I'm not always certain where to find new stuff so unfortunately a lot of really common names come up on spotify. Sorry to de-rail. Carry on with the good recs! Been jamming to grandfeathered all day @cwhit
     
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  24. jorbjorb

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    i listened to whirr and it sounded like poop/title fight. is this shoegaze? kinda sounds like if turnover was constipated.
     
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  25. h8bit

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    i have to ask the "is this shoegaze?" question more often than i care to admit <_<
     
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  26. DarkHotline

    Anthony Supporter

    I honestly still listen to Nothing despite the controversy and was going to post their new video in here. However, I do acknowledge the discomfort that band brings up in people so I won't talk about them either in this thread, much less Whirr.