Wednesday, March 4, 2015
V/A - Revolution - The Shoegaze Revival
Label: Ear To Ear
Well, there's certainly something to be said for truth in advertising, right?
Rainy morning here as I work at my computer, so this hour+ journey through a bunch of new shoegaze bands I had never heard of was just what I needed.
Lots of My Bloody Valentine styled warps and throbs. A fair amount of Cocteau Twins style gossamer prettiness. And generally just lots of quality shoegaze music. You know what that is going to sound like.
Thought it was kind of neat that the record label assembled this as a mirror to all of the older shoegaze bands jumping on the reunion nostalgia trip, Medicine, Slowdive, Swervedriver, and Ride, to provide a window into how these new, smaller, bands are building on those sounds.
Thirty bands, so, you'll find at least a few you like.