Simon Rowe – “Over & Over”

Simon Rowe’s shoegaze and dreampop credentials are unassailable, having been guitarist in both Chapterhouse and Mojave 3, and while it’s been some time since his guitar has been heard from, he’s preparing his solo debut Everybody’s Thinking for release at the very break of the new year, January 4, 2023. The official word on the […]

Warpaint – “Hips”

Last week, Warpaint rolled out another video from Radiate Like This – a strange and compelling clip summed by by director Jim Hosking thusly: ’Hips’ has a scuttling intensity to it. It sounds like someone desperately trying to find something. Or at least that’s what it seemed to me. I listened to it repeatedly and […]

Warpaint: From The Basement

Uber-producer Nigel Godrich recently revived his From The Basement web series, which captured full-length sessions from various bands who passed through his studio, and one of the first new ones is from Warpaint, presumably recorded this past May when they were in the UK touring their latest record Radiate Like This. I saw them in […]

Fazerdaze – “Come Apart”

Amelia Murray’s decision to take a break from everything in May 2018 seemed a little dramatic and concerning at the time, but it turns out she was just a couple years ahead of the rest of world in needing to just stay home for a while. In a press release, she reflects on the need […]

The Japanese House / Clean

I’m probably in the minority of people who’d categorize Amber Bain’s work as The Japanese House as dream-pop. She’s more commonly lumped in with electronica and/or indie-pop and reasonably so, but to my ears the way she uses electronic textures and processing to accent and enhance her songwriting along with her somnambulant vocals perfectly create […]