Captured Tracks and Flying Nun Records recently announced the co-signing of Auckland, New Zealand’s Wax Chattels- a first for each label. Captured Tracks’ Mike…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.
Mac DeMarco has announced a string of fall North American tour dates in support of his third full-length album, This Old Dog, out now…Read More
New York four piece Widowspeak share their cover of Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’. The band re-interpret the classic track and really make it their…Read More
Brooklyn indie rock trio EZTV have shared a new video for “Clear,” a nostalgic celebration of New York City summertime, shot with tasteful simplicity…Read More
Anger doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. For Whitby rocker Brandon Williams (aka Chastity), he’s been harnessing his negative emotions into some…Read More
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
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