Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bookmarks: Some stuff to read on the internet - Shoegazing

Drowned In Sound are currently celebrating the scene that celebrated itself, with a week of Shoegazing. How can you object to an idea which allows you to embed Telescopes videos?

Today, Scot Causer explores the links between shoegazing and psyche:

Don’t believe me? Listen in to early Verve and there’s no mistaking the influence of Barrett-era Pink Floyd in their sound. I hear The Cure crystal clear in Slowdive and Curve. My Bloody Valentine, The Telescopes and Spacemen 3 are all bands who clearly took psychedelia and shoegaze beyond the realms of conventional imagination and into other dimensions. All in all, it's great music which has carried forward its influence today in a number of acts who have been breaking into the mainstream recently.