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Drop Nineteens: A Shoegaze Phenomenon

By Lesly MilanMusic Journalist When the popular UK shoegaze genre spread into the United States, bands like Drop Nineteens began to experiment with the shoegaze sound. While the genre had already been popularized by bands like Cocteau Twins, Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine, American bands helped in expanding the genre even more. Drop Nineteens is one of those bands, and their contribution to shoegaze is still being recognized today.  Drop […]

todayMarch 15, 2021 419

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The Hermits: The Hermits Album Review

By Shane Willenborg Local Music Journalist Artist: The Hermits Album: The Hermits Release Date: Feb. 28, 2019 Website: Austin was the birthplace of psych rock in the 1960s with the thirteenth floor elevators. The genre quickly moved out of the West coast, but bands like The Hermits keep it alive in Austin to this day. The band’s first full-length and self-titled album came out in late February, and evokes […]

todayApril 11, 2019 19

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Dreamy and Distorted: Four Bands You Should Know About

By Nicholas Volpe Music Journalist Shoegaze and dream pop music have become increasingly popular over the last few years. These two slightly obscure music genres are usually defined by distorted, loud, and heavy guitars and synthesizers while standing in direct contrast to dreamy and soft vocals. This makes an overall sound that is warm and fuzzy, both literally and aesthetically. With the weather changing from a blazing hot to a […]

todayNovember 16, 2018 259


Glaare: To Deaf And Day Review

By Samuel Peirce Music Journalist Artist: Glaare Album: To Deaf And Day Label: Dune Altar Release Date: October 27, 2017 Website: When it comes to creating moody atmospheres, no genre does it quite like post-punk. It’s the perfect music to sit and mope to that makes you feel cool while doing said moping. The genre itself is broad and isn’t limited to synthy dirges, of course. But Glaare’s debut […]

todayJanuary 30, 2018 58


Processions: Blush Review

By Lindsey Petterson Music Journalist Artist: Processions Album: Blush Release Date: June 18, 2017 Website: Texas shoegaze is thriving right now. The scene is packed with unique bands like Glare, Glaze, Walking Misery, Grivo and Processions. Seeing these passionate bands perform is a wild experience that will leave you feeling fuzzy and full. If the opportunity arises, do not miss a show with these bands on the bill! Listening to […]

todaySeptember 13, 2017 70


Thanks Light: Psychonauts Review

By Maci Woody Local Music Journalist Artist: Thanks Light Album: Psychonauts Release Date: October 14, 2016 Website: If you are looking to venture into the enigmatic world of Austin’s psychedelic rock scene, then Thanks Light is one trip you will have to take (pun intended). This four-piece experimental rock band has been busy touring the US on their summer ’17 tour following the release of their latest album, Psychonauts. […]

todayJuly 12, 2017 23


Ride: Charm Assault/Home is a Feeling Review

By Ezlyh Gutierrez Music Journalist Artist: Ride Album: Charm Assault/Home is a Feeling Release Date: June 16, 2017 Website: After reuniting in late 2014 to collect a long overdue spot headlining Coachella, shoegaze titans Ride have officially released new music for the first time in over 20 years. The group’s last studio effort before breaking up in 1996, Tarantula, was a middling effort at straight Britpop and suffered primarily […]

todayMay 8, 2017 40


Taiga, NightClerk, and Glaze at AquaBrew

By Savannah Olson Music Journalist Another hour, another rockin’ set of bands over here at AquaBrew for MR Fest 2017. From 3 to 5 p.m., bands have continued jamming on AquaBrew’s outside stage as the heat of day comes and goes. Even though it’s 90 degrees, that hasn’t stopped the crowd from enjoying the music of Taiga, NightClerks, and Glaze. Lucio, a fan in the crowd, loved NightClerk’s set and has […]

todayApril 29, 2017 46


The Official KTSW Subgenre Starter Kit

By Ché Salgado Music Journalist Navigating the modern musical landscape can be a tricky thing. People love to go on about the records they love, the subgenres they love, and once in awhile, you’re going to encounter someone who can’t help but flex their knowledge as though it were an actual sport. These sorts of people are going to be throwing all sorts of terms and names at you, and if […]

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