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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Discoverer 111: new indie findings

Not one, not two, not three bands on our discoverer series today.... BUT THIRTY! It's a very special, celebratory day on shoegaze. Ready? Then, here we go. Ladies & gentlemen, we're floating in space!

Revolution- The Shoegaze Revival. My beloved Slowdive last year, Ride on tour this season. Swervedriver, Medicine... the 'Beautiful Noise' documentary. Is there a shoegaze comeback, a revival? It might be, but for many of us, it was simply never gone. Because many musicians out there, not that popular, far from the spotlights, are still trying to bring their guitars to another level, to familiar yet unknown territories. And today I have the pleasure of presenting you one of the most exciting examples of that will ever be compressed into digital audio (let's hope for a physical release, too). It's called 'Revolution- The Shoegaze Revival', and it's a shoegaze gift. A labour of love for music.

Curated by UK label Ear to Ear Records and Indonesian label Gerpfast Kolektif, 'Revolution' is a compilation featuring 30 bands from 16 countries, covering 5 of the 6 inhabited continents, selected purely on the basis of their music. This worldwide love affair for shoegaze must not be mistaken for a tribute album on the iconic bands of the now vindicated genre. All tunes here are genuine original material for the bands, making this selection a mind blowing start to introduce oneself into a huge amount of exciting music that deserves to be heard (110% you're going to see some of the bands on forthcoming "Discoverer Series" on this Blog).

So, please listen, download (name your price at bandcamp) and, for sure, enjoy. The bands deserve it. The amount of excellent tunes, diverse and open-minded, gathered here is just mesmerizing. Kudos to everyone that has been involved in this extraordinary effort. And special thanks to Shauna McLarnon and Louis Lawrenson for approaching me. World shoegazer fans, unite!

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