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So I've done a search and there isn't a single thread dedicated to the genre. Lots of request for bands and a MBV thread which is sort of a shoegaze thread but talking about other bands on it is both blasphemic and spameous.

So post here for all band requests, promotion of your own shoegaze band, how to sounds like a shoegaze band etc.

Good Last.Fm group with lots of shoegaze bands to choose from:

http://www.last.fm/group/Newgaze


(Note that these bands aren't strictly shoegaze, but after starting to listen to the stuff, these are bands who evoke similar feelings, themes or techniques which relate to this very narrow genre.

A Place to Bury Strangers.
Air Formation.
Alcest.
Alcian Blue.
Amusement Parks on Fire.
Asobi Seksu.
Atrobrite.
Autolux.
(The) Autumns.
(The) Boo Radleys.
Boy in Static.
Blind mr jones.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Blonde Redhead.
Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Butterfly Explosion.
Catherine Wheel.
Ceremony. (Note: not the hardcore band)
Chapterhouse.
Coaltar of the Deepers.
Curve.
(The) Darkside.
Dead Meadow.
December Sound.
Deerhunter.
Dinosaur Jr.
Engineers.
Eternal.
Th' Faith Healers
Fleeting Joys.
Flying Saucer Attack.
Galaxie 500.
Gregor Samsa.
Hammock.
Have a Nice Life.
Holler, Wild Rose.
House of love.
Jesu.
(The) Jesus and Mary Chain.
July Skies.
Kitchens of Distinction.
Lilys.
Lovesliescrushing.
Love Spirals Downward.
Luna.
Lush.
M83.
Malory.
Medicine.
Mew.
Moose.
Moscow Olympics.
My Bloody Valentine.
Pacific UV.
Pale Saints.
Pia Fraus.
Pyramids.
(The) Radio Debt.
Ride.
Rumskib.
(The) Secret Machines.
Secret Shine.
Serena Maneesh.
Silversun Pickups.
Slowdive.
Skywave.
Sonic Youth.
Soundpool.
Spaceman 3.
Spiritualized.
Swervedriver.
(The) Swirlies.
(The) Telescopes.
(The) Verve.
Yo La Tengo.
Post in thread if you want your band on the list


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Lots of reverb and distortion. Obviously there's a bit more to it than that but that's a good place to start.
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#4
Has anyone ever heard of Ceremony? They're a new band but I think it's excellent shoegaze:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbVuki4m8lE&feature=channel_page

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4KNsCka5Ck&feature=channel_page

If anyone can suggest me similar bands to this, please do!

BTW, MBV had one of the greatest shows I've ever went to. I absolutely love them.

edit: ****, you guys are way ahead of me.
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Well, other than MBV to which they are pretty much a clone band, I would just hunt for more shoegaze

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#6
Sonice youth?

There's a new one

Love a bit o shoegaze from time to time
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I've basically been re-addicted to Lush lately.

"Split" is just such an amazing album. It's so soothing, and calming.
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Jesus and Mary Chain shoegaze? Not so sure.

Shoegaze to me is about texture. Ganted the MC have that but not in the same way as someone like Ride (who you should add to the list) or Slowdive. I might call them dream-pop if I was feeling generous. Regardless, they're fantastic and I appreciate it's a difficult thing to define.

I'm enjoying M83 a lot at the moment.
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Jesu.

Yes, Broadrick has brought some of his industrial metal into some of the earlier material, but you can't deny the direct influence of shoegaze, and the clear progression Broadrick has made with it.

"Silver" is one of the best tracks I've heard from any band ever.
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Jesu.

Yes, Broadrick has brought some of his industrial metal into some of the earlier material, but you can't deny the direct influence of shoegaze, and the clear progression Broadrick has made with it.

"Silver" is one of the best tracks I've heard from any band ever.

Yeah good shout. Silver is a fantastic song.
#12
would you consider bands like silversun pickups or autolux more of present day shoegaze?

i enjoy both bands but don't really know if they would qualify
#13
I think the list needs...
Pale Saints
Th' Faith Healers
Medicine
The Swirlies

also, a couple of those bands aren't really "shoegaze". but sure.
#14
You left out Ride you fool!

Hammock should also be on there. And as said before, Jesu, Wolves absolutely owns my heart this week.

Anyways, I love shoegaze. So many rainy afternoons have been spent sitting there, staring out the window with shoegaze albums playing.

EDIT: The Autumns are another good (yet under-appreciated) shoegaze band you all need to listen to.
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would you consider bands like silversun pickups or autolux more of present day shoegaze?

i enjoy both bands but don't really know if they would qualify

Yeah, I consider Silversun Pickups as modern shoegaze.

I'm not sure if that's how they're saw by most, but they have undeniable shoegaze influence, and their song structures are very much like MBV and Ride.

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I PMed philjay for Ride.

I guess I am like, third one...
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Quote by fallenangel20
I've basically been re-addicted to Lush lately.

"Split" is just such an amazing album. It's so soothing, and calming.



I'd definitely add Ride to the list, one of the more obvious choices.


Rumskib's s/t and Have a Nice Life's "Deathconciousness" are definitely worth looking into as well.

I shoegaze
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dminished: I have Deathconciousness now, but I have yet to listen to it.

I will definitely do so tonight.
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Forgot Ride completely even though I have all their albums, same goes to Autolux and Silversun pickups.

Added the rest.

So much to listen to!

Keep them coming.

So to those of you who play shoegaze, or when you do: what do you use?
I was thinking of buying a reverb effects pedal and am looking into a good quality one without it being a tape reverb..

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You check out Pyramids' s/t yet?

I gave it a solid listen, but haven't really soaked it in yet. Definitely a good release, though.
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i really don't think SY are shoegaze...

i recommend checking out Ringo Deathstarr. i mostly suggest you listen to them because i like the name, but the music isn't half bad.
#23
FA: Yeah, it's not really so much for active listening, but it's got some intense atmosphere.

Pm sent also

Big reverb is pretty much a must; maybe look into a chorus for clean passages, and maybe even a delay.
#24
Anyone listened to Dead Meadow?
I actually used to listen to them a while back when I was into stoner rock and they seem to be a hybrid between that and shoegaze.

The album with the word feather in it is good.

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I've just managed to get a great My Bloody Valentine/Mary Chain/A Place To Bury Strangers-type distorted shoegaze sound using distortion and reverb, I used a Boss DS-2 and an Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail but you can probably do it with most pedals. The key is to set your reverb to a spring-esque algorithm and set it to 100% wet - if you strum you won't hear the attack of each note but just a continuous droning wall of noise. Awesome.
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Brian Jonestown Massacre?

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Big reverb is pretty much a must; maybe look into a chorus for clean passages, and maybe even a delay.

lots of delay + reverb = mega wall of sound
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lots of delay + reverb = mega wall of sound

A bunch of EQ pedals + Reverse reverb + Heavily modified Fender Jaguar = Wall of sound.


Kevin Shields' set up still baffles me to this day. How he cranks out THAT much sound with such a simple set up is astounding.
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It would be the first show I would take earplugs to.

As hardass as it would be to pass out from the sheer sound they produce, but I would much rather see the show in its entirety.
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that and it would probably be nice to be able to hear for the rest of your life...
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Also, "Deathconciousness" = Great.

I'm on "Deep, Deep" now, and have loved every minute of both discs so far.
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There's a bit of everything thrown in; I love albums with a really unique feel like that one. Apparently they draw from everything from My Bloody Valentine to Xasthur and Silencer (though thankfully Nattramn isn't a big influence vocally ).
I love black metal and shoegaze mixes, not many bands seem to be able to pull it off well though.
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A bunch of EQ pedals + Reverse reverb + Heavily modified Fender Jaguar = Wall of sound.


Kevin Shields' set up still baffles me to this day. How he cranks out THAT much sound with such a simple set up is astounding.

do you have a modified jag or are you talking about kevin's setup?
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do you have a modified jag or are you talking about kevin's setup?

Just talking about Kevin's set up.

I WISH I had that set up. I've been on eBay trying to look for that same Yamaha rack effect that he used for the reverse reverb.

It's not hard to find a Jaguar and some EQ pedals.
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Think I'm gonna get a Holy Grail. What's the difference between the two different ones?

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About $40.


But, really, I have no idea.

I guess just read up on the features from each one on the website, or on Musician's Friend.
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