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A Journal Of The Dark Arts

This Is Dream Punk: Seasurfer – Under The Milkyway… Who Cares? review

Hamburg ‘dream punk’ trio Seasurfer return with their thrashiest yet most beautiful and soothing statement to date. The soundtrack for the revolutionary dreams. The originators of both shoegaze and dream … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Shoegaze Sunday: Landing – Complekt (These Are Not Records, 2016)

THIS IS DREAM PSYCH New Haven, CT’s Landing return with a beguiling mixture of shoegaze, psych rock, dream pop, slowcore, and kosmische for their 10th LP. It’s one of their … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Every Night Is Saturday Night: Deafheaven, The Blood Royale, and Diesto; Northwest Hest Fest Day 3 Review

“Fuck it, let’s party – it’s Saturday Night! Oh, who am I kidding; every night is Saturday night. We’re gonna need beer, whiskey, weed, coke… let’s do this!” Tim Corken … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Welcome Back, Lush! Lush – Blind Spot EP (Edamame)

Shoegaze/Dream Pop legends Lush return with their first new material in 20 years, managing to sound relevant and fresh and timeless, simultaneously. Shoegaze might possibly be the most mistreated musical … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Catching Up With 2014: Bvdub – A History Of Distance

The prolific producer Bvdub chronicles the many aspects of distance, from his new home in China, for the excellent electronic label n5md. Distance is a complicated subject. On one hand, … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Submissions: Perren Street Parade – Selling The Family Silver

With the whole world falling in love with Slowdive all over again, with their reformation, the timing is apt to be introduced to Perren Street Parade. Perren Street Parade started … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Children Of The Stones – The Stars And The Silence (Saint Marie Records)

We return to the back catalog of Mark Van Hoen, to consider The Children Of The Stones, who draw an unlikely connection from folk horror to space rock to shoegaze … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Michael Tanner – October Guitar

October is a very special time of year (provided yr in the Northern Hemisphere, but probably even if you weren’t). The autumn reveals its royal opulence, before the chill and … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

From The Inbox: Dinner. Blood Sugar Summer. Bed.

One of the thrilling, and completely overwhelming aspects of music journalism is the amount of mail from musicians and record labels to check out their chunes. Of course, there’s too … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Solemn Meant Walks – S / T

For the longest time, there was a huge shortage of good new shoegaze bands. Then, an explosion of interest in the 2000s, along with every other genre under the moon, … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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