Listening to the latest EP by Whitby, Ontario’s Chastity, you feel and inspiring level of energy as they turn anger into something constructive. Throughout…Read More
Shoegaze. Depending on what side of the fence you sit this is a compliment or a bane. A sound that seems definable only as: “you know, it’s shoegaze.” Loud, gauzy, melancholic and melodic, it’s appearance in the late 80′s has maintained a steady influence over the entire field of whatever it is we call indie rock ever since, and yet it’s ancestry is only now beginning to be understood. Of course, there was Jesus and Mary Chain, and then My Bloody Valentine, and then Slowdive and Ride. But that’s just the tip of the reverb and distortion iceberg… With that in mind, Captured Tracks is unearthing a whole series of reissues from around the world to investigate this era the same way 60′s Psychedelic and Garage, 70′s Punk, 80′s Post-Punk and Cold Wave and every other nook and cranny of music subculture has been investigated and sprung upon a new generation of listeners.
Our aim is not to define whatever it was that Shoegaze was and is, or even if it ever was a “thing” in the first place, it’s merely to seek out and make available excellent music that’s currently off the shelves. The fact that most of these recordings were released only on CD in the “dead era” of vinyl in the early 90′s is not lost on it, so many of these releases will be seeing the turntable for the first time ever. From harsh noise to sparse dreaminess and everything in between, we’re tapping the fertile fields of the late 80′s to mid-90′s with full participation from the original artists.
Channeling the feeling of youth on the fringe, Chastity focuses on the earnest connections found amongst the pent up suburban blue-collar. Living in Whitby…Read More
Reptaliens, are the husband-and-wife duo of Cole and Bambi Browning. Today they are sharing their new single “666Bus” today. The track finds Reptaliens pondering…Read More
In support of her current release Please Be Mine, Molly Burch has been touring constantly. The singer/songwriter is now in Europe, through the end…Read More
MOURN has shared their new EP Over the Wall, out, now via Captured Tracks. The release is a collection of 4 covers and 1…Read More
Mac DeMarco’s never ending tour, kicks off early next month. It includes shows at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Radio City Music Hall in…Read More
This September, MOURN makes their return for a two week run of dates, marking their first time playing stateside since the release of their…Read More
Today, Widowspeak is streaming their forthcoming release Expect The Best via Hype Machine.The full-length will be available via Captured Tracks on August 25. Widowspeak…Read More
Reptaliens is the husband and wife team of Cole and Bambi Browning. The couple met on a basketball court while filming a music video…Read More
Widowspeak, recently dropped their new single “When I Tried” from forthcoming full-length Expect The Best today. “In the past I’ve felt compelled to write…Read More
Alex Calder is happy to announce the forthcoming release of this self-titled sophomore album. The LP will be out October 20 via Captured Tracks….Read More
Harnessing something that would be raw and mystifying live, Naomi Punk have somewhat of a strange offering of a record. While often either too…Read More