Following on from last year’s deadly EP, Get Dark — the disk that got them signed to the now defunct Xd Records — The Microdance are back with some muscular, kaleidoscopic, shoegazey alt rock. Their new double A-side, Enemies of Love, shows two sides distinct of their multi-faceted sound. This is giant, magical music with [...]
Coal Miners Executive Club is a swooning dream-pop anthem taken off the forthcoming EP, The European, by Dutch-American singer-songwriter Kramies. The EP was produced by Todd Tobias of Guided By Voices and Robert Pollard fame and will be out late November. [audio:http://www.hiddenshoal.com/promo/Kramies-Coal_Miners_Executive_Club.mp3]
Hidden Shoal have just released the new album from continent spanning three piece, The Caseworker (Switzerland, USA and UK). Letters from the Coast sees the band exude the feel of a shoegazing Velvet Underground as if reared by the Flying Nun label: the perfect balance of drone and chime. Perfectly intoxicating.
On the heels of the release of their awesome new single National Runner, jangle-gazers The Caseworker now have a wonderful music video to accompany the track thanks to film-maker Joe Macken. The video features footage of the amazing Ethiopian long distance runner, Miruts Yifter, doing his magic. And if you think long distance running is [...]
Listening to Dust from 1000 Years makes me feel like a lean, happy cat getting my head scratched by sonic fingers, with vibrations leaking down from my skull to permeate my body and weave it into waking dreams. All of their older material is available for free download on Musical Family Tree.
There’s a weird convergence of black metal and shoegaze lately, which is how I stumbled upon this great new band out of northern California called Whirl. Their debut EP, Distressor, picks up where My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive left off. [audio:http://www.groundcontrolmag.com/music/newSWAG5Whirl-Leave.mp3]