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Old 11-01-2010, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default It's Shoegaze week!

Shoegaze generally refers to a style of music that could be said to offer certain aspects of drone and noise rock. Often a dreamy, psychedelic, distorted, wall of sound.

This style of music, it is said, was labelled shoegaze due to the low energy, motionless way it was played live by its performers. These bands were said to almost be staring at their shoes.

Wikipedia has this to say about the movement.

The heavy use of effects pedals also contributed to the image of performers looking down at their feet (shoegazing) during concerts.

The shoegazing sound is typified by significant use of guitar effects, and indistinguishable vocal melodies that blended into the creative noise of the guitars. A lump description given to shoegazing and other affiliated bands in London in the early 1990s was The Scene That Celebrates Itself. In the 1990s, shoegazing groups were pushed aside by the American grunge movement, forcing the relatively unknown bands to break up or reinvent their style altogether. Recent times have seen a renewed interest in the genre among "nu-gaze" bands.


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Old 11-01-2010, 04:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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All right, let's see what we've got here...

Shoegaze with harsher vocals:


Some "proto-shoegaze":




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Old 11-01-2010, 04:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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A shoegaze week = a very good week indeed.

Right so here's a few awesome songs:




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Old 11-01-2010, 05:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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One of my favourites.

YouTube - Pale Saints - Throwing Back The Apple
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^ I love that song, great band. I was looking for 'Sea Of Sound' on youtube but couldn't find it, probably my favourite Pale Saints song.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ah man...I should have loaded my shoegaze comp earlier. I'll try to get it up tomorrow. I have some choice tracks on there.

Until then:

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Might as well throw in some of the big boys (and girls)






Classic stuff.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Might as well throw in some of the big boys (and girls)

Classic stuff.
My favorites forever

I'm very conservative about this stuff but I love it so much that I'll share another classic song ..

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Murmansk - Silver Heel

Some newer shoegaze from Finland.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My favorites forever

I'm very conservative about this stuff but I love it so much that I'll share another classic song ..

Such a great song. Always been my favourite Ride track.

Here's a couple more:

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