This list of 24 artists Cocteau Twins influenced has a few surprises (Prince‽ Napalm Death‽) and some that will be no surprise at all (Beach House, Sigur Rós, a who’s-who of shoegaze):
brooklynvegan.com/cocteau-twin

Exciting news: Spunsugar, a young shoegaze/alternative-rock band from Malmö, are releasing their debut album next month:

spunsugar.bandcamp.com/album/d

These guys are good, and sound pretty much as their name suggests they would.

Listening to The Softies’ “Holiday In Rhode Island”; perfect soundtrack for the autumnal chill.

thesofties.bandcamp.com/album/

September Bandcamp Friday haul 

Nicole Thibault (from Minimum Chips)’s new band’s album is out today: thibaultband.bandcamp.com/albu
File alongside: Stereolab, Electrelane

An interesting look at the Norwegian black metal scene, 30 years on, and its stylistic and aesthetic divergences; mentions Ulver, who are generally worth a listen.

theguardian.com/music/2020/sep

A previously unheard Cardiacs track, “Vermin Mangle”, will be released tonight on their Bandcamp:

thequietus.com/articles/28854-

“The Whitey Album” by “Ciccone Youth” just got added to the Sonic Youth Bandcamp page:

sonicyouth.bandcamp.com/album/

The bar I’m in* is playing Pet Shop Boys’ “Being Boring”, a track I hadn’t listened to literally in decades. That reminds me I should relisten to my PSB records.

* Mbargo, Hornstull, Stockholm

Late-90s/early-00s Melbourne indie legends Lacto-Ovo are now on Bandcamp; think Bollywood surf-rock meets Casio-on-an-ironing-board Stereolabby lounge grooves:

lacto-ovo.bandcamp.com/album/t

…now do Mid-State Orange next

acb boosted

Damon Krukowski (of Damon & Naomi/Galaxie 500) interviews Ethan Diamond, the founder of Bandcamp, for NPR, draws comparisons between Bandcamp’s merch-table philosophy and the audio-first content warehouse that is Spotify:

text.npr.org/s.php?sId=9035472

The Reykjavík Grapevine has a detailed history of the Icelandic electronica group GusGus, from their 90s chilled-beats to today:

grapevine.is/mag/feature/2020/

Blueboy - Temple from the original 4 track Demo sent to Sarah Records in 1991
youtube.com/watch?v=igFhVX2oy_
Between the clunking drum machine, the gently rolling guitar arpeggios, the extended chords and Keith’s plaintive vocals, it’s 😘👌

This album of Rona-themed sexed-up electrofunk from Chromeo is 😘👌:

chromeo.bandcamp.com/album/qua

Is anybody who listened to shoegaze in the 90s/00s finding that, despite being sonically and structurally completely different, vaporwave hits many of the same buttons?

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