This Spring the shoegaze band Star Horse has followed up on the debut EP “Crush” from the Autumn with the new EP “Lust”. They serve us five songs, this time with a wider, and somewhat bigger sound, but still with the same unmistakably dreamy gentleness, and melodic beuatiful music.
I have to turn the volume up quite a bit to be able hear anything when I start to listen to Sans new album “Inte ens natten”. It’s almost like they deliverately have turned down the volume as a comment to all radio mastered music, where others try to push out as much volume as possible, hoping to shout down all other music. I’m met by a sound bordering to mono, which also takes some time getting used to, but when I finally get into the Sans world there’s a lot of beauty to discover here; poetic, beautiful lyrics in a dreamy, soft, shoegaze-like melodic pop. Personally I prefer when the sound pops out of the speakers enfolding me with it’s own atmosphere, instead of sounding from within a box, but at the same time Sans music feels so characteristic with this that it’s maybe an important part of their low-voiced music. Turn up the volume and listen for yourself in a couple of songs here below.
Here’s an interesting new trio from Malmö, No Favours, that released the single “Hands & Hearts” a couple of weeks ago. It’s also one of the songs from the debut album, which will be released now in December. Nicely rough, garage-punkish with vibes of Sonic Youth-rock and shoegaze. There are also a couple of earlier songs to listen to on their Bandcamp page.
Then Comes Silence, hailing from Stockholm, was formed earlier this year and released their debut album, “Then Comes Silence” during the Autumn. What brought the members together was the fascination for death, doom, spiritualism and corruption and also a predisposition towards noiserock, goth, shoegaze and psykadelia. And their music feels like a blend of all this, like if they made their own mixture of goth rock and psychadelia with a horror movie theme, and wrapped it in a big thick shoegaze blanket. Listen to a couple of songs here below.
First Love, Last Rites, hailing from Umeå, is underway with a new album, “Wasted Hearts”, which will be available December 5th. A little more than a week ago they released the single “Charlot”, as a first glimpse of how the album will sound. I do recognize them from the debut album, with a dreamy, melodic shoegaze. At the same time they announce a sound where they lean a little less on the massive guitars and noise and more and more on melodie, that is more indie pop and less shoegaze, which can be scented in the single track.
The shoegaze band Star Horse released their debut EP “Crush” in the beginning of the month. It’s a quite pleasant experience with dreamy, light shoegaze, massive layered guitars and a relatively small sound, on the border to lo-fi. I get impressions of humility, joy of music and a charming ingenuousness in the beautiful melodies. Listen for yourself here below in the beautiful PLS (Song For Rico) about a lost and missed friend.
I Am Super Ape, hailing from Malmö, released their second EP during the Autumn. Apparently they are working on their third EP now, which is scheduled for release in December. They serve a cool, rather raw shoegaze with psychadelia vibes, punky and with some vibes of Sonic Youth. Here’s one of the tracks from the EP.
Recently the self titled debut album from Principe Valiente was reissued, which was an excellent occasion to present the band here on Meadowmusic, I thought. They have created a characteristic sound where I hear shoegaze with a lot of vibes from the eighties’ reverbing rooms and dark atmosphere from what some call post punk. Sometimes the thoughts irrevocably goes to Sisters of Mercy, maybe mostly because of the vocals than anything else.
Psychadelia band Mono Stereo are preparing for the launch of their debut album, to be released later this summer. As a first taste of the album they are releasing the two-track single “Girl, I Love Yo”, where you can listen to the title track here below. One of their best songs so far I think.
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