Posts Tagged ‘USA’

Screen Vinyl Image

Screen Vinyl Image

Hailing from Arlington, VA, Screen Vinyl Image is the husband-and-wife duo of Kim and Jake Reid, whose ties with Virginia’s long-standing shoegaze scene (Ceremony, Skywave, Alcian Blue, The Offering) perpetuate the tradition of dark noisy destruction layered over well-crafted song writing.

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Cold Showers

Cold Showers

Cold Showers fuse the brash power of the shoegazers and the ambience of coldwave with the smoky compulsions of the no-wavers and the carnal energy of post-punk. Their music will strike a chord with anyone who has ever liked bands such as The Sound and Joy Division.

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Moon Duo – Sleepwalker

Moon Duo

If you ever did aerobics in the ’80s, this hilariously creepy video from San Francisco psych / space rockers Moon Duo will certainly bring back some memories. Sleepwalker is the opening track to the band’s latest album, Circles, out now on Sacred Bones Records.

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Tamaryn – Heavenly Bodies

Tamaryn

Taken from Tamaryn’s sophomore album Tender New Signs (out on October 16, 2012 on Mexican Summer), this is the video for Heavenly Bodies, directed by Grant Singer. The band is about to embark on a UK / US tour, so if you are into shoegaze make sure not to miss them.

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MS MR – Bones

MS MR

This is the music video for Bones by the anonymous NY duo MS MR. The track appears in their debut EP Candy Bar Creep Show, aka the first EP ever to be released through Tumblr.

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DIIV – Doused

DIIV

This is the music video for Doused, taken from DIIV‘s debut album Oshin that was released on June 26, 2012 on Captured Tracks. The video was co-directed by DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith and videographer Ian Perlman, and it was shot at Brooklyn DIY venue 285 Kent, Captured Tracks Lane, and Camp Cole.

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The Rope

The Rope

The Rope‘s gloom-laced songs incorporate the brooding bass lines, spiky guitar riffs, and aggressive percussion parts found on records by Killing Joke, Bauhaus, The Sound, The Sisters Of Mercy, and The Chameleons, while the layers of lush synths bring to mind Roger O’Donnell and The Cure.

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Skeleton Hands

Skeleton Hands

Skeleton Hands‘ moody musical parfait is layered with glacial synths, minimalist rhythms, cascading guitars, hazy vocals, and punchy bass lines that sound lifted from some long-lost band on Factory Records.

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Cold Cave

Cold Cave

Taking cues from ’80s post-punk, goth, and synthpop household names like The Cure, New Order, Joy Division, and Depeche Mode, Cold Cave‘s dark outings provide an aural tour-de-force of pounding synths, muscular rhytmhs, resonant baritone vocals, atmospheric industrial beats, and post-punk vibes.

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Northern Labour Party

Northern Labour Party

Despite not being labelled as dance, Northern Labour Party’s dark pop music does evoke a certain movement-heavy response, probably due to the well-balanced mixture of Moog-driven bass lines, echoing guitars, resonating vocals, motorik drumming, and surrounding goth atmospherics.

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