This May, the gnarliest tape label in China, Nasty Wizard Recordings, is back with their first epic release of the year, a pan-Asian compilation of China, Hong Kong, and Japan’s shoegaze scenes. We’re talking ground zero for the blistering, reverb-drenched genre that has taken the continent by storm over the past few years. The Asian Shoegaze Compilation features tracks from Hangzhou’s The Pillow Man, Tokyo’s Oeil, Hong Kong’s The Sea of Tranquility, and Xi’an’s Endless White. For the release show, we’ve tapped into some of Beijing’s more shoegaze-friendly outfits – bands that dabble or pay tribute to the sound including rising psychedelic shoegaze outfit Default, who released their own spellbinding debut California Nebulaearlier this year; post rock stalwarts SNSOS (She Never Sings Our Songs) who continue to evolve their jangly post rock sound with math rock riffage, and sweet-natured compositions that hit the sweet spot; Wonder Sea, new to the scene, who have already been causing a bit of the stir with the post emo rock sound that is doused in bittersweet adolescence; Silent Speech, indie rock veterans, whose sprawling sound hints to alternative rock’s more atmospheric giants; and fresh off their debut performance dream pop trio Goodbye Honey Boy, whose Brain Eno/Beach House inspired ambient dream pop with have your head in the clouds. Hot blooded, melodic longing to ease you into the weekend – head over to Yue Space and claim one of Nasty Wizard Recording’s limited cassette tapes.
Silent Speech 沉默演讲
Goodbye Honey Boy
Wonder Sea 出海部
Ticket: 60 RMB
Date: Thursday, May 18th 8:30pm
Location: Yue Space
She Never Sings Our Songs (后摇 Post-Rock)
SNSOS are rising instrumental post-rockers who suck you in with their tunes and take audiences on a scintillating journey for the ears each time they play.
We’re still outside the door.
Default缺省 (新迷幻 Neo-Psychedelia , 自赏 Shoegaze)
A Normal Band In a Normal Basement
Shot the sun,gaze your gun.
Silent Speech 沉默演讲 (Alt Rock 独立摇滚)
The purpose of a speech, is to inform, influence, or entertain a live audience at the right place and time. However many “speeches” are merely for the speakers’ self-amusement, therefore we remain “silent”.
Goodbye Honey Boy (DreamPop/Shoegaze)
Goodbye Honey Boy是一个音乐团体，由不一定的音乐制作人，乐手，视觉艺术家，作家组成。他们做声音，讲故事，表演，制作视觉产品。GBHB深受Brian Eno, Beach House等旋律氛围音乐人的影响，制造数码质感的梦幻氛围之声。目前成员：传玺(vocal)，秋繁(production)，粥同(guitar)。
Goodbye Honey Boy is a music group composed by music producers, musicians, visual artists and writers. They make sounds, tell stories, perform and make visual products. GBHB is deeply influenced by ambient and dream pop musicians like Brian Eno and Beach House and intends to make dreamy sounds with digital textures. Current members: Wumako(vocal), Qiufan(production) and Tong(guitar).
Wonder Sea 出海部 (来自北京的Post-Emo-Rock)
Post emo rock outfit that dabble in everything from shoegaze nostalgia to Midwestern emo rock – the young Beijing band has steadily been cutting its teeth and earning fine word of mouth since their incarnation last year.
来自北京的post-emo-rock乐队 乐队风格深受万青、哪吒、Chinese football影响 乐队成员都是学生 水平不尽人意 只能靠白日梦延续创作
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