Tag Archives: shoegazing

Jesus Christ – My Best Fiend


61h7MxEW8+L[1]My Best Fiend play this tune that seems like it could be from a late 90s indie label. This is off their album, In Ghostlike Fading.

Jesus Christ, I can’t find very much about this band. They’re probably named after a 1999 German documentary by Werner Herzog about Klaus Kinski.

Surprise, surprise, there’s also no video for this song.


You Wish You Were Red by Trailer Trash Tracys


An uninspiring psychedelic video.

The Trailer Trash Tracys win bonus points for their name and this song would definitely not be heard anywhere near a trailer park. This is off their only album, Ester.

This twangy guitar driven band would set the mood to any David Lynch project. Their music has been heard on the TV series, The Killing, which is how I discovered them. They’re about half shoegaze, and half sad stripper music, which makes them perfect for the Lipstick Emo.

When I’m Small by Phantogram


Boring black and white and occasionally colour arty video. Blah!

Phantogram seem to merge eletronica and shoegaze music with this ditty. The prominent bass line, and slow sad vocals make it the perfect stripper song. This is off their only album, Eyelid Movies.

This New York duo have released 1 album and 3 EPs. Most of their music can be categorized as slow danceable electronic. If you like the soundtrack to the movie Drive , you’ll like this band.

23 by Blonde Redhead


A crappy video for a for a great movie soundtrack song.

Blonde Redhead entrance us with this tune off of their 7th studio album, 23. Although the lyrics are horrid, the music and vocals evoke a great atmosphere.

This “American” trio (2 members from Italy via Canada & 1 from Japan) have released 8 albums, and many EPS. This song is pretty much a slice of their style, so if you like it, investigate them.

Drop by Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions


Since the poster on youtube disabled embedding, I opted to go to with a video of  a still of the album cover instead. It’s an uninspired arty b&w video anyway, so you’re not really missing much.

Hope Sandoval with help from the Warm Inventions, play the soundtrack to your dreams with this song. A simple guitar riff, a glockenspiel, and a whispering sweet-voiced woman is all you need. This is off of their first album, Bavarian Fruit Bread.

Hope Sandoval was previous to this in Mazzy Star. She’s collaborated with Massive Attack, Death In Vegas, Chemical Brothers, and many more. She’s released many tunes, but with this particular roster, has only put out 2 albums (2001 & 2009), and 2 EPS. She’s been tagged as childlike and aloof, and that’s alright by me, as long as she keeps putting out music like this.

23 Lies by Death In Vegas


No video for this song. Some fan inserted pictures of Hope Sandoval, even though she’s not the singer.

Death in Vegas perform a shoe-gazer with unknown singer on vocals, Susan Dillane. This is a nice trippy tune to listen to while watching chilling under the shade of a tree.

They’ve released 4 studio albums so far, but haven’t put together anything new since 2004. Not sure of the status of this UK band. Probably on hiatus.

Sarah Dreams of Summer by Working For A Nuclear Free City


Very simple video with shots of greenery all about. No baby-eating clowns, or Brezhnev clones.

This trippy song is by Manchester band Working For A Nuclear Free City. It reminds me of The Shins, and is a slight departure from their regular sound, which is a little more electronic sounding.

If you’re into shoegazing tunes, this band is for you.