Stare At Your Shoes-Signals and Alibis-Glitch

Signals and Alibis are an electro/shoegaze trio from Fort Worth, TX, who recently released an EP called Aislada. "Glitch," the EP's opening track, combines the supercharged whomp of groups like CHVRCHES with the menacing, atmospheric textures of post-punk. Vocalist Rebecca Jozwiak's urgings to "take back control," and to "face the stars/as you stand before your … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Signals and Alibis-Glitch

Stare At Your Shoes-Old Soul Dies Young-Yuno

Old Soul Dies Young is a shoegaze/dream-pop outfit out of Denver, Colorado, self-described as an "anime love story without a happy ending." The group's new EP, Yandere, is a six-song whirlwind of emotions, vacillating between lovestruck rapture and suicidal despair. "Yuno," the EP's closing track, splits the difference, closing the journey with a sense of … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Old Soul Dies Young-Yuno

Stare At Your Shoes-Mellonta Tauta-Estrella

Edgar Allen Poe's satirical short story, "Mellonta Tauta," begins with the line, "Now, my dear friend--now, for your sins, you are to suffer the infliction of a long gossiping letter." For our sins, underrated Argentinian group Mellonta Tauta inflicts upon us pillowy dream-pop with the flanger turned up to 11. A welcome "punishment" for any … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Mellonta Tauta-Estrella

Stare At Your Shoes-Lowtide-Held

Lowtide are an Australian indie band whose hooky songs are drenched in gallons upon gallons of reverb. "Held" is a track from their 2014 self-titled album, and features absurdly catchy vocal melodies bandied back and forth by Lucy Buckeridge and Giles Simon. Despite the euphoric rush of the music, the lyrics hint at some kind … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Lowtide-Held

Stare At Your Shoes-Lorelle Meets The Obsolete-The myth of the wise

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete is a garage-psych duo from Guadalajara, Mexico, comprising Lorena Quintanilla (aka Lorelle) and Alberto Gonzolez (aka The Obsolete). "The myth of the wise" is dusty, hazed-out track from the band's 2014 album Chambers. Even without listening to the song, you can probably get a decent idea of its sound by looking … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Lorelle Meets The Obsolete-The myth of the wise

Stare At Your Shoes-Electro Group-Bikini States

Electro Group are a noise pop trio from Sacramento, CA; "Bikini States" is a track from their 2007 album Good Technology. I opened this song up in Spotify and let it play for 56 seconds; I then opened it up in Youtube to copy and share the link and ended up letting it play there … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Electro Group-Bikini States

Stare At Your Shoes-Isobella-Olive

Isobella were a shoegaze group that formed in Tampa, FL in the late 90's; the band's frosty ballads, imbued with a stately sense of grandeur, do not reflect their subtropical origins. One such ballad, "Olive" is the opener to Isobella's 2001 release, A 24 Syllable Haiku. Haikus usually have 17 syllables total (5, 7, 5), … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Isobella-Olive