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New Music Crush: Solar Year

So the whole mars-as-big-as-the-moon thing was a hoax, but you can still enjoy ambient shoegaze from the Montreal-based duo Solar Year. It makes me feel a bit otherworldly and powerful, like Q on Star Trek, Next Generation.

The single above is “Magic Idea.” 

Here’s another - “Brotherhood” - where they’ve partnered with Grimes.

Their new album, Waverly, is available on vinyl or on iTunes or Spotify.

Need something to do this week? Try MCG’s indie music picks for New York and Seattle.

New Music Crush: Breeze @breezetheband

Thanks to @shoegazekid for turning me on to another yummy shoegaze tune reminiscent of solo John Lennon. 


Breeze - Paradise (in a while) #shoegaze #dreampop #indie @Breezethebandto


New Music Crush: Broken Water

Punky shoegaze from Olympia. Delicious.


Maquina Supervium @MaqinaSupervium #shoegaze #dreampop #indie #np

This is my friend Jhedi’s band!  so cool @shoegazekid @maquinasupervium

Music Crush: @youthlagoon Wondrous Bughouse

New shoegaze awesomeness from Trevor Powers’ Youth Lagoon. This track, ‘The Bath’, sounds trippy. From Fat Possum Records.

Music Crush: #lovesliescrushing

Music for dipping your toes into the whirlpool that is the start of your week.


More British shoegaze excellence from 93MillionMilesFromTheSun - Skywalker / Hidden @93_MMFTS #shoegaze #dreampop


New Music Crush: Spotlight Kid

Yummmmmmy indie shoegaze from the UK band Spotlight Kid. Join them as they “continue the assault against sonic mediocrity.”

Props to @shoegazeco


Spotlight Kid - Forget Yourself In Me  (by spotlightkidvids) @SpotlightKidSND #shoegaze #dreampop #indie #np

More Awesome Music Crush Releases: @panditmusicTX

Lance Smith of Pandit and I are probably related, both being from Texas and all. I’m just proud to share my birth state with this cat. 

His new album, the self-titled Pandit, includes remastered versions of some of my fave Pandit songs (“Kathryn My Love” and “Pack Your Bags”) as well as several versions of many newer songs, and is a journey from shoe gaze to Bob Dylan-esque folk land to some other amazing music place that only the sweet soil and piney woods of Texas could create. I can feel the sun on my shoulders and feel the cool grass underfoot in every song.

"Pillowtalk" sparkles with dream pop luster ala Toro y Moi. I’m putting it on repeat.

"Kathryn My Love" is still just one of the most beautiful dream pop love songs ever. 

"Don’t Think of Me (Cause I Won’t Think of You)" is a folk-pop standout, spare with guitar, harmonica and Woodie Guthrie simplicity.

"Lover Don’t Come Back (demo)" is the most beautiful fuck you to unrequited love, with acoustic and electric guitar uniting for great effect.

This 16-track album is diverse and satisfying. Please buy it.

Put your dancing shoe gaze shoes on. @modelsforradio

Reblogged from shoegazekid:

Stonking #shoegaze sounds from @modelsforradio #dreampop #indie