Revolution – The Shoegaze Revival Compilation

Talk of a shoegaze “revival” tends to rub some folks the wrong way.  “Shoegaze never really went away” is what purists will say, while others cite the long-awaited release of My Bloody Valentine’s M B V in 2013 as the moment that the shoegaze ball got rolling at a steady pace again.  It’s a topic of debate, but whatever the case may be, one undeniable fact is that shoegaze is a thing and a lot of people are doing it really well all over the world.  To showcase that very fact, on February 11th North Wales-based indie label Ear to Ear Records in collaboration with Indonesia’s Gerpfast Kolektif will release Revolution – The Shoegaze Revival, a global compilation album including tracks from a whopping 30 shoegaze bands from 16 different countries.

Talk of a shoegaze “revival” tends to rub some folks the wrong way.  “Shoegaze never really went away” is what purists will say, while others cite the long-awaited release of My Bloody Valentine’s M B V in 2013 as the moment that the shoegaze ball got rolling at a steady pace again.  It’s a topic of debate, but whatever the case may be, one undeniable fact is that shoegaze is a thing and a lot of people are doing it really well all over the world.  To showcase that very fact, on February 11th North Wales-based indie label Ear to Ear Records in collaboration with Indonesia’s Gerpfast Kolektif will release Revolution – The Shoegaze Revival, a global compilation album including tracks from a whopping 30 shoegaze bands from 16 different countries.

The mammoth comp features some of the best bands the shoegaze world has to offer – including Japan’s very own Spool, Ether Feels, and Magao – and will be available for FREE DOWNLOAD via Ear to Ear’s Bandcamp page.  To whet your appetite until the actual release day, 15 tracks are currently available for a listen at said page.  Two hours of brilliant tunes in the form of one release await you in February and if you are a fan of the genre, new or old, you should probably start getting excited.

Here is a full list of the bands that will be taking part:

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Also there’s this neat teaser video put together by DKFM’s Greg Wilson:

Muso Asia Playlist 004

From broadcast #4 of Muso Asia on DKFM which aired on December 3rd in the US/December 4th in Japan.
 
1. The Majestic High – “See Her Fall”
2. Paint in Watercolour – “The Sweetest Sugar”
3. Oeil – “Myrtle”
4. Looprider – “Farewell”
5. TuT – “You Got Me When I Stare At You”
6. Cigarette in your Bed – “Killer Song”
7. Cruyff in the Bedroom – “Loves and Lights”
8. For Tracy Hyde – “Shady Lane Sherbet”
9. Luminous Orange – “Walkblind”
10. Seaside – “Giggle and Blush”
11. Boyz & Girl – “Kiss Me Blind”
12. 溶けない名前 (Tokenai Namae) – “幽霊少女は八月を殺す” (“Yuurei shoujo wa Hachigatsu wo Korosu”)
13. sphere – “Hope”
14. きのこ帝国 (kinoko teikoku) – “Eureka”