This blog is a work of love for music! We don’t earn anything from our articles and reviews, so we are pretty flexible to write about anything we like and how we like. We do not practice standard music journalism here: we write from the heart! Music is personal and I don’t believe in “standard” anyway…
The main focus here is nu & old dreampop, electro/dreampop, sophistipop, janglepop and shoegaze. Please no generic indie pop or rock!!
Contributing writers on this blog are:
Estella Rosa: I set up this blog in August 2015, first primarily as an extension to the shoegaze on group I was running then. I was writing for a few other online mags and blogs, and since I have a web-design background as well a literary one, I thought of doing my own thing after a while. Bit by bit things shaped into what we have right now. I am an older “girl” from Amsterdam who has a very broad musical taste and background. I was active in the shoegaze/ indie scene in the 90’s, have a love for that music but also adore some of the music I listened to in the 80’s and have a broad collection of 60’s and retro music. Most of my fiends are still active in music and to be honest, it was and is almost the one and only thing for me that I am passionate about in life!
Niche: Hazy Glittery dreampop, electro and sophistipop
Wesley Breard: Born in a beautifully verdant corner of the city of Los Angeles, Wesley has done little in his life but unapologetically reflect his pride in his hometown, despite relocating recently to a much smaller town in Washington. The son of two parents who met and fell in love in Paris, he has always vowed to never lose the senses & sensitivities of romance that guide his life forever onwards. Currently a stay-at-home cat dad, he’s had too much time on hand and is working concurrently on completing an album comprised entirely of infinite feedback loops, as well as writing for this blog.
Jennifer L. Holland: Jennifer L. Holland takes such joy in being absorbed in her passion for music, poetry, singing, and writing, and tries to create in that space as much as possible in between working full time as a social worker and being a rockstar Mom of 3 amazing punks!
She attributes her love of music to her dad, an avid record collector who always had music playing in the house growing up, and her older sister, a gifted pianist who taught her to sing harmony, took her to NYC to explore & appreciate The Arts, and introduced her to alternative music by way of Depeche Mode & The Cure.
Around age 14/circa 1990, Jen discovered the album Smile by Ride quite randomly in a local record store. Chosen by cover art alone, it consequently became her gateway drug into the Shoegaze genre. Although a true blue Jersey Girl, she prefers hot chocolate way more than cawfee.
Niche: Heavy, otherworldly, galactic shoegaze to heavenly, shimmering, danceable dreampop
Brenna Michelle Cavanaugh: Brenna Cavanaugh, (twitter) is a freelance writer and artist from the midwestern United States; Michigan to be exact. Brenna has maintained Shoegaze Sundays (tumblr), and/or ShoegazeSundays on FB for the past four and a half years and even sometimes creates her own Shoegaze and Dreampop sounds under the project Magnaprism.In her free time, you can generally find her hanging out in Metro Detroit or Ann Arbor; enjoying craft beer, good eats, and catching as many live indie bands or alternative themed dance nights as possible.
Niche: Anything Dreampop and the synth-side of Dark wave .
Daylily Alvarez: a Chicago native, is a librarian by day, and dabbles in sonic acrobatics via guitar in her living room at night. She stumbled upon shoegaze and dreampop at a record store in the 90s, because that’s just how it happened back then. She’s been hooked ever since.
Niche: Reverberated soundscapes, dreamy stuff. I listen to a lot of ambient dreamlike stuff like Hammock, Airiel etc.