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Introducing…Sungaze

Sungaze is an American Dreamgaze band whose signature sound lends itself quite equally to the realms of shoegaze, psych rock and dream pop, with an unmistakable western flair reminiscent of some of the popular singer-songwriters of the 60’s. The band centers around husband and wife duo Ian Hilvert and Ivory.

Cincinnati’s Sungaze released Body in the Mirror, the second single from their forthcoming album, This Dream (self-releasing on August 13). This guitar-driven song has a dreamy and a spacious 60’s psychedelic sound with dreamgaze undertones.

The Jesus and Mary Chain’s comeback

The kings of shoegaze and post-punk in the ’80s, and possibly one of the best Scottish bands ever, The Jesus and Mary Chain kicked off their career in 1984 and broke up at the end of the ’90s, though they enjoyed a brief moment of glory in 2003 when their song ‘Just Like Honey’ was included in the soundtrack for ‘Lost in Translation’. Following a few solo disappointments, the Reid brothers got the band back together with Phil King, Brian Young and Mark Crozer to do the festival circuit, including Coachella, Primavera Sound and BBK Live. Their new album, ‘Damage and Joy’ will be played tonight in Barcelona at Razzmatazz.

Local Bands: Retirada!

From the ashes of Nordkapp and their powerful post-rock come Retirada!, a project which manages to unite shoegaze and post-rock and give it form through delicate guitars and flowing melodies. After debuting in 2014 with “Inevitable”, the duo formed by Albert and Cuervo have given it all on “Victòria / Derrota”, a record that blends the legacy of Mogwai with that of Yo La Tengo and makes its authors one of the most attractive bands of experimental Catalan rock.

Barcelona Psych Fest

Neix el primer i únic fesival a Barcelona centrat exclusivament en la música psicodèlica i els seus derivats (neo-psych, britpop, shoegaze, space rock, kraut, indie…). En aquest primer viatge lisèrgic ens acompanyaran els directes de diferents bandes internacionals i nacionals. Divendres veurem als nord-americans Holy Wave, els alemanys Wedge i TAU i als barcelonins Stay. Dissabte serà el torn dels britànics The Underground Youth i The Lucid Dream, els xilens Chicos de Nazca i els gallecs Fogbound. El viatge es completarà amb un espectacle de llums a càrrec d’Héctor de la Puente, i amb DJs fins que surti el sol: Weirdo, Alain Garte i Juan VG Duque. Avui i demà a la sala Upload.