Shoegaze

Artist: 
Nothing
Label: 
Relapse Records

Dance on the Blacktop is Nothing’s third album.

Sounds Like: 
My Bloody Valentine
Sounds Like: 
Cloakroom
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
09/24/2018
Artist: 
Mint Field
Label: 
Innovative Leisure

I picked this album because the album cover is so beautiful and eye catching (no pun intended).

Sounds Like: 
Softer version of My Bloody Valentine
Sounds Like: 
Softer Version of Beach House
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
05/01/2018
Artist: 
Glaze
Label: 
Self-Released

First of all, WOW THIS IS SO GOOD.

Sounds Like: 
Gleemer
Sounds Like: 
Nothing
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
04/11/2018
Artist: 
CCFX
Label: 
DFA Records

This is the debut album by CCFX. It contains four songs, all of which are soft, retro pop. 

Sounds Like: 
Lush kinda
Sounds Like: 
dream pop
Name: 
Nate Smith
Date Reviewed: 
11/28/2017
Artist: 
Kauf
Label: 
One Half

On his newest album, Regrowth, Kauf enters the dark and mysterious recesses of the mind that very few people dare to travel. Just like every search for self-discovery, the journey is dark but beautiful at the same time. The opening track, "Pacify," could be compared to slowly falling asleep, but waking up only to find yourself in a world unlike any other. The mysterious, dreamy sound builds layer by layer, adding glistening synths, droning basses, and ambient drums.

Sounds Like: 
Bon Iver
Sounds Like: 
MGMT
Sounds Like: 
Pink Floyd
Name: 
Nick Ramos
Date Reviewed: 
11/07/2017
Artist: 
Chastity Belt
Label: 
Hardly Art

I had a good time with Chastity Belt's second album, Time to Go Home, so when I saw that their newest album was up for grabs for reviewing, I picked it up hoping for another good time. And I have not been disappointed. Chastity Belt is back, and I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone shows the band's ability grow without changing their entire sound.

Sounds Like: 
Joy Division
Sounds Like: 
The Cure
Sounds Like: 
New Order
Sounds Like: 
The Smiths
Sounds Like: 
Mazzy Star
Sounds Like: 
The Soundtrack to a Sofia Coppola movie
Name: 
Katie Fapp
Date Reviewed: 
09/17/2017
Artist: 
Froth
Label: 
Witchita

This is Froth’s third release and right of the bat they have scaled down from their noisy, garage pop to a sound that is beautiful, light and filled with charm. The downtempo songs feature dreamy vocals while the guitars and synth add a shoegaze, psychedelic feel to the songs on the album.  Each song adds a different tone to the album while still sounding cohesive. This album was suprisingly really good and I highly recommend you check it out!

Sounds Like: 
Cheetahs
Sounds Like: 
Dinosaur Jr.
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
03/08/2017
Artist: 
The Spirit of the Beehive
Label: 
Ice Age Records and Ranch Records

The second Album from The Spirit of the Beehive, You Are Arrived (But You’ve been Cheated) makes you feel like the person on the cover. The music is mind numbing but that could go either way.

Sounds Like: 
Sci-fi Noise
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
02/08/2017
Artist: 
Jay Som
Label: 
Polyvinyl

Turn Into, Jay Som's first full length album, is an immersive, multi-layered work that immerses the listener into a dreamy world. Each track flows into the next, allowing you to melt into the music. Each component of every track works together to create a cohesive sound. While the album has a great flow and cohesive sound, many of the tracks do maintain a sense of individuality. "Next To Me," has much more of a rock sound, with guitar and drum being heavily featured, while, "Drown," is noisy and distorted, giving the track a shoegaze-like feel. 

Sounds Like: 
Japanese Breakfast
Sounds Like: 
Acid Ghost
Name: 
Brooke Blizzard
Date Reviewed: 
11/20/2016

?

Artist: 
Snowball II
Label: 
Doughnut Records

I really didn't know what to expect from this album, since the artist name and title is obscured, I only chose it because I liked the minimalistic album art. The music has a dark, moody element. A lot of songs feature distorted guitars that at times sound like waves. The vocals are muffled at times adding to the moody sound but also just sound weird. This album isn't great but it also isn't bad, as the album title suggest it's just "?".

Sounds Like: 
Yuck but not as loud
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
11/02/2016
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