Archive for the 'Shoegaze' Category

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Only Shallow-My Bloody Valentine

From an album I love (Loveless)yet still think is namechecked by people just for the hell of it, not really knowing or appreciating it, “Only Shallow” is a gigantic swath of make what you will of it. It’s aggressive, opaque (can you understanf more than four or five words?) and dreamy. This makes it especially effective for dork boy dorm angst. Whilst others (I’m looking at you A.) were content to blast “Unforgiven” by Metallica, or Rush (!), there were the alternadorks (moi) that spread the gospel of lying on the dorm room floor, depressed, in the dark, listening to this. LOUDLY. Chumpwagons. I will definitely unforgive you for the number of times I had to hear the Black album, or the frat dork upstairs blasting Nirvana oooh, about 6 months after I had snobbily already heard it. Chunky farts.

This song is awesome. I almost think I can get Uncanny to like it, but he’s not really all that angsty.

Only Shallow-My Bloody Valentine

Seitz Special Video Week Lush-For Love

We’re going to start with a video Seitz already talked about here, but we’ll actually show it to you. This is not our fave Lush song, in fact it is the one that led us to believe Lush was super boring. I think we saw them do this on Dennis Miller, maye Letterman. Lush for us got more interesting later on, with their mean break-up album, but we always liked more shoegazey or more dance oriented than Lush (MBV or Curve). We’re saving the big guns for later in the week, but Seitzo is going to be very happy with our finds.