shoegaze

  • Animate I: “The Love That You Are” – it will lure you in!

    There’s a collective word for this subgenre of music- shoegazer. Reportedly, the name came about because many of the bands had such little stage presence that they didn’t do much beyond playing their instruments and staring at their feet. For Animate I that name feels wrong, at least for...
  • Idlefox: “Keeper” is mature and intelligent

    Idlefox was founded in 2015 by Jeff Johnson with brothers David McInnis and Nathan McInnis. Nathan and Jeff had met in college previously and instantly clicked creatively. Years later they formed the psych rock duo, ‘Vixon’ with Johnson on drums and vocals and McInnis on guitar. Combined they came...
  • Caramel Snow: “Sweet and Cynical / A Cold Dark Autumn”

    When I hear music that is current and sounds like the beautiful reverbed psychedelia of the 60’s, with a new wave beat of the 80’s, I am ready to listen! Caramel Snow has evolved, he has devolved. He has added chromosomes to the strands of alternative rock music. Sure...
  • equape: “Around Forever” – a full, rich sound that bursts at all the right times.

    Capturing many varied ears within its breezy, hazy musical web, guitars wash in and out like waves, drums, bass and keyboards creep slowly along, as Pablo intones the beautifully insightful lyrics over the wondrously droning sea of sound. “Around Forever”, the latest album by equape possesses a moving, understated...