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Mixtape Monday: Beautiful Misinterpretations

Mixtape Monday: Beautiful Misinterpretations

  Sextile – Paradox Peel Dream Magazine – Pill Love Jerks – Apocalyptic Make-out Single Lash – Come True Silent Forum – How I Faked the Moon Landing Twin Studies – Still Life Many Voices Speak – I Saw You Pearl & the Oysters – Vitamin D  
Mixtape Monday: Bending Towards Bliss

Mixtape Monday: Bending Towards Bliss

  Them Are Us Too – Grey Water Fyrrh – Orange Cream Fanclub – Leaves Dentist – Corked Versing – Silver Dollar Pllush – Big Train Indigo de Souza – How I Get Myself Killed Wetter – Truth Song  
Mixtape Monday: Exquisite Tension

Mixtape Monday: Exquisite Tension

  Dream Rimmy – Like Me Born Twins – A Few Hours After This Devan Mulvaney – Into the Woods Blue Streak – Dog Juanita Stein – Forgiver Magic Wands – Realms Peach Kelli Pop – Hello Kitty Knife Wussy – Runaway  
No Joy Instagram Takeover

No Joy Instagram Takeover

Facebook || Twitter || Instagram || Bandcamp   Often we tend to get caught up in the comfort of knowing just what to expect from a band, whether with their live performance or with forthcoming albums. No Joy is a band that has managed to pleasantly surprise their audience since their inception in 2009 to...
Mixtape Monday: Burn Your Doubt

Mixtape Monday: Burn Your Doubt

  Lake Ruth – One of Your Own For Esmé – Doubtmouth Lawn – 2000 Boy The Altered Hours – Open Wide 2069 – Time Diary – Fuchsia Gray The Mites – Asphalt Ocean Remember Sports – Up From Below  
Mixtape Monday: Things Are Meaning Less

Mixtape Monday: Things Are Meaning Less

  Triptides – All My Life The Morelings – Before Las Rosas – Christa Blueshift Signal – Halo Banditos – Healin’ Slow New Holland – Ghost Town (demo) Lowtide – Elizabeth Tower Lukdlx – King of the Jungle  
Mixtape Monday: All Remains Clear

Mixtape Monday: All Remains Clear

  The Royal They – Sludgefucker QWAM – Dirty Feet Elan Noon – Blue Fringe Class – Parakeet Candace – Grays Tango With Lions – What You’ve Become Soft Wounds – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (The Shirelles cover) Moderate Rebels – God Sent Us     Want to be featured in an upcoming...
Mixtape Monday: I Didn't Mean to Make You Blush

Mixtape Monday: I Didn’t Mean to Make You Blush

  Bethlehem Steel – Finger It Out Death of Lovers – Ursula in B Major Jen Cloher – Famously Monogamous Lull – Sea Change Count Vaseline – Bodies Bee Bee Sea – Sonic Boomerang Gingerlys – Turtledoves Eyes Behind the Veil – Everlasting Threshold  
Curelight Wounds' Constant Mind Review

Curelight Wounds’ Constant Mind Review

Facebook || Twitter || Bandcamp Marking his seventh release since 2013, Brooklyn based musician Steve Schwadron (of Dead Leaf Echo)’s alternate project Curelight Wounds released their latest EP, Constant Mind, to kick off the start of this week. Comprised of two and three minute tunes chock full of guitar driven walls of sound and raw...
Mixtape Monday: Tracks In Your Town

Mixtape Monday: Tracks In Your Town

  Blushing – Weak All in the Golden Afternoon – Magic Eyes Shanghai Beach – Youth 1709 The Sour Notes – Ride It Out Little Tornados & Caroline Says – I Disappear Flower Graves – Savage Sailor Poon – Marry Myself Dayshifters – White Table  
Magic Wands' Takeover in Paris

Magic Wands’ Takeover in Paris

Facebook || Instagram || Twitter   Fascinated with all aspects of magic, dreams and love, Magic Wands‘ ethereal and atmospheric tendencies are sure to find a spot on your Friday night playlist. Full of upbeat and melodic riffs, Dexy and Chris Valentine released their dance-able dream-pop debut, Aloha Moon, in 2012, followed by their second...
Mixtape Monday: Wings Take Flight

Mixtape Monday: Wings Take Flight

  Holy Golden – Golden Reverie Peaer – I.H.S.Y.A. Kalli Ma – High Shot Lindstrøm (featuring Jenny Hval) – Bungl Dead Leaf Echo – Sunlessoul Sharon Van Etten – I Wish I Knew Neaux – Sorry I Said It Dan Michaelson – Old Kisses  
Mixtape Monday: Humanity's Soft Eyes

Mixtape Monday: Humanity’s Soft Eyes

  Pastel Felt – Take It Out On Me L.A. Witch – Untitled Midnight Sister – Daddy Long Legs Julie Odell – People Cheering Duds – Elastic Feel Peyote Coyote – Satellite The Mad Doctors – Yuengling Malmsteen Citrus Clouds – Make a Life
Mixtape Monday: Tracks In Your Town

Mixtape Monday: Tracks In Your Town

  Genuine Leather – Found a Face Processions – Solipsist Monk Parker – Gaudy Frame Leather Girls – Arabian Daze Ruby Fray – Honor Holiday Music – The Energy Frosty Palms – Blur Guest Rooms – With Me  
Mixtape Monday: Your Crooked Smile

Mixtape Monday: Your Crooked Smile

  UV-TV – dissolve Peeling – Rattlesnake Adult Mom – Tenderness Beachglass – Lay Low David Nance – Negative Boogie Crown Larks – React Stuyedeyed – Funeral Lance Bangs – Football  
Live Review: The Besnard Lakes Are A Vast Wonder Unto Their Own

Live Review: The Besnard Lakes Are A Vast Wonder Unto Their Own

Website || Facebook || Twitter || Instagram   Photography by Raphael Umscheid ( Instagram ) Words by Trish Connelly ( Instagram )   Arriving early for The Besnard Lakes’ set in downtown Austin, Barracuda’s inside stage provided a spacious yet intimate environment for attendees to plant themselves up close for the band’s eagerly awaited set...
Music Review: Ride's "Charm Assault"

Music Review: Ride’s “Charm Assault”

  In the last five or so years, something wonderful has happened. Bands from many people’s youths have appeared on the scene, whole, intact, and emerging to crowds of fans who have waited their whole lives just to see them play one more time or for the first time ever. My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Lush,...
Infinite Dreams: Slowdive's "Star Roving"

Infinite Dreams: Slowdive’s “Star Roving”

Website || Facebook || Twitter || Instagram   After a 22 year hiatus from new material by Slowdive, the band has still managed to create soundscapes that succeed in being unrestricted, boundless yet refined in their lush and layered brand new track for “Star Rover”. Slowdive know exactly how to build a celestial atmosphere, an...
An Interview with Tears Run Rings

An Interview with Tears Run Rings

Website || Facebook || Twitter   Six years in the making, Tears Run Rings‘ highly anticipated full length album In Surges was released last Friday via Deep Space Recordings. Despite the quartet living in three separate cities, the band used the powers of online collaboration to mix and record In Surges’ ten tracks in separate...
Pity Sex Takeover!

Pity Sex Takeover!

Bandcamp || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter    Despite what images the band’s name may conjure, Pity Sex stray away from regrets with their increasingly experimental and innovative nature, starting with their first EP for Dark World and continuing throughout their musical career to their most recent album, White Hot Moon. The band formed in...
Review: Levitation Kick-Off Party at Barracuda

Review: Levitation Kick-Off Party at Barracuda

Words by: Trish Connelly Photography: Raphael Umscheid  ( Instagram )   Emotions were at an all time high this weekend after the cancellation of Levitation Fest in Austin, Texas, with less than 24 hours notice. Was this some kind of cruel joke? Can I get a refund on my round-trip plane tickets from Norway? Despite...
Two Decades in the Making: An Interview With The Veldt

Two Decades in the Making: An Interview With The Veldt

With the recurrent emergence of 90’s shoegaze bands, The Veldt is a band that stands apart from the pack. Formed in the late 80’s, The Veldt combined elements of reverb with soul and funk, creating a sonic pathway that was truly their own. They fast gained notoriety working with the likes of Robin Guthrie and...
Nightmare Air Takeover!

Nightmare Air Takeover!

  Arriving in Austin, Texas this week for their stretch of SXSW tour dates, Los Angeles based band Nightmare Air bring no shortage of reverb-laden soundscapes and shimmery vocals to their live performance. Consisting of Dave Dupuis, Swaan Miller and Jimmy Lucido, Nightmare Air have already been on the radars of Filter Magazine, Deli Magazine...
Divine Dreamscapes: Pale Dīan

Divine Dreamscapes: Pale Dīan

  Harnessing the surrealism of David Lynch and the soprano of Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser, Pale Dīan certainly evokes a transcendental experience when it comes to their aesthetic and live performance. Initially forming in Dallas, Texas, guitarist Derek Kutzer and vocalist Ruth Smith established new ground in Austin this past summer, as well as a...
Wildhoney Takeover!

Wildhoney Takeover!

Wildhoney   You may want to think twice before hastening to place a label on Wildhoney – often referenced as shoegaze or along the same ilk as My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, the band would rather express their song-writing and music as genre-free. The band, consisting of vocalist Lauren Shusterich, drummer Zach Inscho, guitarists Joe...
The Besnard Lakes' Single "Golden Lion" Is Shimmery Seduction

The Besnard Lakes’ Single “Golden Lion” Is Shimmery Seduction

  The Besnard Lakes are not one to downplay epic sweeping and soaring soundscapes – based out of Montreal, Canada, the band gained roots in 2003 and have been gracing their audience with bold orchestrations ever since. Their sound emerges in a similar vein to post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor, tailored with falsetto croons and...
Drab Majesty Takeover!

Drab Majesty Takeover!

  Going by the persona of Deb Demure, Drab Majesty is an infusion of dark wave mystery and shoegaze ethereality. Based in Los Angeles, Drab Majesty recently released her/his latest album, Careless, on Dais Records in June of this year. Andrew Clinco created Drab Majesty’s overall aesthetic and character in 2012, freeing the audience and...
Single Lash and Future Museums Takeover!

Single Lash and Future Museums Takeover!

  Nicolas Nadeau formed Single Lash as a solo endeavor during his college years in Providence, Rhode Island while attending RISD. Originally a noise based project, he later recruited hometown friend Colin Foster from San Antonio on bass to flesh out more of the colder, dark pop/shoegaze sensibilities. As the project grew and transformed through...
La Casa Al Mare Brings Shoegaze Reverb From Rome, Italy

La Casa Al Mare Brings Shoegaze Reverb From Rome, Italy

  Rome’s shoegaze and dream-pop band La Casa Al Mare (which translates best to “The House By the Sea”) came to fruition in 2008 as guitarist and vocalist Alessio Pindinelli’s solo project, but later turned into a fleshed out band with Marco Poloni on bass and Paolo Miceli on drums. The band members met through...
Ears and Soul in the Clouds: A Shoegaze Night with Sixteen Deluxe, Casual Strangers, and Ringo Deathstarr

Ears and Soul in the Clouds: A Shoegaze Night with Sixteen Deluxe, Casual Strangers, and Ringo Deathstarr

  Set in the heart of Austin’s Red River music culture district, Empire Control Room boasts an enormous space with visuals spanning and surrounding a 180 degree scene inside their venue. No place could be more fitting than to host a bill comprised of this city’s very own psychedelic and shoegaze acts Casual Strangers, Sixteen...
Unbound in the Middle: An Interview with Alta Violet's River Jones

Unbound in the Middle: An Interview with Alta Violet’s River Jones

  River Jones’ released his self-titled EP for his highly anticipated new indie-rock project, Alta Violet, in late March of this year. Reminiscent of Elliott Smith and The Beatles, Jones’ style is immaculate and well crafted, seeing as he has already carved out a name for himself in the bustling Austin music scene. Always having...
Ransom Scenery's Album ear to ear Takes Experimental to New Heights

Ransom Scenery’s Album ear to ear Takes Experimental to New Heights

  Based out of Springfield, Illinois, Ransom Scenery’s avant-garde and experimental album, ear to ear, is truly an album they can proudly call their own. The band’s flawless ability to create such a diverse dimension of sound and texture rings exceedingly well on their first EP, released in February of this year. Duo Drew Lowery...
Babbling April: A Record Full of Drive and Nostalgia

Babbling April: A Record Full of Drive and Nostalgia

  Upon listening to Babbling April’s self-titled EP, I couldn’t help but immediately play it through once again after the album had ended. Babbling April’s infectious indie-pop-meets-shoegaze ambience takes the listener for a blissful whirlwind of unique sound and euphoric nostalgia. Stemming from Dayton, Ohio, the band meticulously blends in aspects of building soundscapes, energetic...
The Daddyo's Site Takeover!

The Daddyo’s Site Takeover!

The Daddyo’s, described as shoegaze-y grunge stoner pop based out of Tulsa, OK, are taking over ANON Magazine today! They’ll be updating our social media with adventures from their photoshoot for ‘Mr. Cool Guy’, so make sure to follow us on Instagram for all the fun!   Haven’t heard of The Daddyo’s yet? Here are...
Mixtape Monday: Your World's On Fire

Mixtape Monday: Your World’s On Fire

Monday Mixtape: Your World’s On Fire from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio.   Walk In – Bethany Curve Skull Eyes – True Widow Somedays – Tess Parks Swimming Pool – Idiot Glee I Was Somewhere Cold, Dark… and Lonely – Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) What’s – The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa Lindsy– Jason...
Mixtape Monday: Have Some More Reverb

Mixtape Monday: Have Some More Reverb

Mixtape Monday: Have Some More Reverb from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio. Am I A Nomad? – Midnight Masses Traces – Solids Ceremonial – Half Waif Young Adult Friction – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Biscuit – Portishead Everlasting Gobstopper – Apollo Heights Realized Into Redwood – Wild Wild Wets Lovesick Teenagers – Bear...

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