Neil Halstead Hints that Slowdive Could Reunite?


For those of you who aren’t aware of Slowdive, i’m sorry. They were pioneers of the early 90′s Shoegaze movement, a term coined by a journalist who described band’s guitarists as being intensely focused on the introspection of the music (or perhaps just their extensive and sprawling pedal boards), they looked only at their shoes. [...]

Review: Widowspeak @ 529


There’s been a lot of forgotten anticipation over the past year and a half for me snatching the chance to catch Widowspeak live. The self titled LP, which came out late last summer, is the one from which I know songs. A couple of 7” records have followed, and the band has kept their consistent, [...]

The Underground: The Candlepark Stars – We Give and We Get

Yup, that's a shoegaze album alright.

Welcome to The Underground (or Notes from the Underground if you’re a Dostoyevsky nerd), a new weekly segment in which I examine the very best in unsigned, undiscovered and underground music. It’s my goal to highlight and hopefully promote talented artists who have yet to receive the attention they deserve. If you know a band [...]

Review: Ringo Deathstarr @ 529


Here’s the setup. Ringo Deathstarr is a really loud, analog effect heavy, three piece, upbeat shoegaze band from Austin, Texas. My band played on a bill with them at the Drunken Unicorn here in Atlanta a while ago (maybe three years). That’s a significant amount of time – long enough for both their band and [...]

Film School on Tour


“Heart Full of Pentagons” is the title of the IT song off San Francisco indie band Film School’s new record, Fission, which just came out this summer. If you cruise over to Spinner for a free download of that tune, you’ll quickly discover that Film School is all the shoegaze rage they’ve ever been, defined [...]