A Global Army of Veteran Rockers
I come here to praise Wheat.
Not the vital ingredient of beer, bread, and so much more.
Not the bane of the gluten intolerant.
Wheat, the band.
Unheard of semi-neighbors of mine from the remote cranberry bog of Taunton, MA.
Check out any of their sublime 4 or 5 albums, not a down moment among them, but might as well start off with "Per Second Per Second Every Second" and especially the song "I Met A Girl"
Please use this space to recommend your favorite Dream Poppers and/or Shoegazers new and old who should be checked out.
My Bloody Valentine
The New Amsterdams
Bell X1 (...not sure thosse last 2 belong, but...check em out...)
Kitchens of Distinction
The Joy Formidable
Now....this rocks a bit harder in spots than the above, but:
....absolutely must be checked out immediately.
Lyrics in French.....don't let that dissuade you....fantastic....
The Stills !!!!
Loved their debut album (Logic Will Break Your Heart).....then their next one....somehow I hated it, and perhaps I didn't give it a fair shake....just now a GREAT newer song came on (Being Here)...not brand new, mind you, a couple yrs old...but, great....back on the radar...
Alcest....I'm a Luddite, I don't know how to embed the video....but my god, please listen to this song:
Harry, if like Alcest you need to hear Les Discrets as well:
Also, check out Allison's Halo:
The Joy Formidable are a favorite current band doing this kind of stuff.
Curve are all time greats. Heavy electronic shoegazey stuff.
.....and as Steve implied above kids, my god are the Joy Formidable just an insanely great relatively new band. We all just missed a US tour and they're back over doing dates in the UK.
Very cute, petite blond chick up from on guitar and lead vox, who will just astonish you with the rockingness she brings......
I owe Curve some more listens....
For anyone who hasn't heard The Joy Formidable -
Do "School Of The Seven Bells" count? They certainly have the woozy, dreamy thing going on in a big way.
And no list is complete without My Bloody Valentine.
Thd Dandy Warhols are working pretty well for me right now.
They're an old story, but I have not really checked them out too much previously....
U2/Alarm meets Jesus and Mary Chain/MBV
Just discovering them now.....great....
Moscow Olympics (Filipino Dreampop)