Captured Tracks are taking orders for a limited run of For Against box sets (1000) featuring three vinyl re-issues (‘Echelons’, ‘December’ and ‘In The Marshes’). The Nebraskan trio produced an ambient post punk sound (check out ‘Amen Yves’ below) which was at odds with what their peers were producing during their peak in the late eighties. The fact that it [...]
Scott (from Surfing On Steam) has kindly posted some rare Closedown demos that have been converted from tape. He writes. “I can say this without hesitation, but Closedown were the first American shoegaze band ever. Four dudes from east Los Angeles who were not only incredible musicians but on par with many bands coming out [...]
Seefeel’s classic album ‘Quique’ (pronounced ‘keek’) is being re-issued by Light In The Attic Records/Modern Classics Records on August 27! For those uninitiated, The Londoners bridged the tenuous gab between noisey shoegazing rock n’ roll and electronica in the early 90s, often referred to as ‘ambient shoegaze’. 1,000 of the re-issues will be pressed on [...]
Veteran Brit rockers Spacemen 3 are being given another shot on the store shelves – their discography will be re-issued on lovely 180 gram vinyl by Fire Records. Their 1988 live album ‘Performance’ featuring ‘Take Me To The Other Side’ will be re-issued next week. This tune will take you back to their loud and [...]
Arizona’s Half String haven’t performed at home since 1997 but later this month the noise pop vets will mark their homecoming by performing at the 20th Anniversary of the Beautiful Noise festival! The event is on at The Hollywood Alley in Mesa, Arizona on Saturday April 27 with a line-up including Astrobrite, Dogshow, Dead Leaf Echo, Tennis [...]
The brilliant opener to Chapterhouse‘s debut record ‘Whirpool’, originally released in 1991 before being re-released by Cherry Red in 2006. Sadly, it doesn’t look like the Brit legends will be doing anything further (following their 2008-2010 reunion shows). Crosses fingers even so. Chapterhouse – ‘Breather’ Visit Chapterhouse online @ Facebook.
The reverb swamped ‘Oceans’ comes from Blueshift Signal‘s debut LP ‘Seven Natural Scenes’, released via the aptly named Ethereal Records in 1994. The four piece from Rhode Island were labelled the “stateside Slowdive” (not a bad thing)! Following the release of the album Blueshift Signal’s line-up shrunk to a duo (singer/guitarist Ron Kuba and bassist Jay Bouchard). The music during [...]
In 1993 Czech four piece The Ecstasy Of Saint Theresa released the ’Fluidtrance Centauri…’ EP, arguably their shoegazing best (via Surfing On Steam). Following its release, the band took an abstract, ambient turn. ‘Fluidtrance Centauri…‘ was recorded live during a session for the late John Peel in London. Visit The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa online / Shop @ iTunes / Connect @ Facebook.
As you may know, Captured Tracks have been hard at work re-releasing a number of classic albums under the ‘Shoegaze Archives‘ tag. Of course, the term ‘shoegaze’ is used liberally! In this case, Medicine‘s ‘Never Click’ from ’93′s ‘The Buried Life’ is a garage noise rocker with all of the raw edges and chaos you’d expect.’The Buried Life’ [...]
My Bloody Valentine‘s newly remastered records were released on Monday but they’ve only just arrived on my desk – swoon! ‘When You Sleep’ comes from the original tape remaster of ‘Loveless’ and despite conjecture, my ears are lapping it up. I don’t want to geek out on audio too much but I’m going to a little! The [...]