Saturday, 21 May 2022
Monday, 9 May 2022
I'm not really a Spotify user...but I decided to create a couple of playlists featuring a combination of artists that I've written about on this blog and just general miscellaneous music that I love.
I have a lot of issues with Spotify and how they treat their artists, but my intention with creating these playlists is to hopefully get these great artists a bit more exposure. If there's enough momentum/interest in my playlists, I'll try my best to curate and update them regularly : )
Any Follows/Likes/Shares would be really appreciated.
Thursday, 5 May 2022
I've fallen way behind on blogging this past month due to internet connection difficulties and some other life stuff...but I'm back up and running now, and I thought I'd compile another list of juicy Bandcamp Friday recommendations for you all. I decided to mostly concentrate on small low-key bands and artists this time. They're the ones who really need our support and attention.
We all know at this point that Bandcamp isn't perfect... but they're still BY FAR the best digital music platform to directly support independent artists.
P.S I'm making a separate blog post for instrumental ambient/drone recommendations. Please check that out too if you're into that type of music.
Sooner - Days and Nights (2022)
Yasmin Williams - Urban Driftwood (2021)
Vollam - Mirror EP (2021)
Deva Grace - Vocivos (2022)
Monday, 25 April 2022
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Friday, 15 April 2022
Sunday, 3 April 2022
Thursday, 31 March 2022
If you're looking for some ideas/inspiration for music to download this coming Bandcamp Friday (tomorrow), here's a list of awesome albums of various genres that I've been enjoying lately.
I plan on plugging these individual releases on Twitter (@fogsongsblog) throughout the day tomorrow too, because they definitely deserve some standalone attention.
Dayton Swim Club - HANGMAN (2022)
CADE - s/t (2018)
Field Mouse - Meaning (2019)
Tuesday, 29 March 2022
Thursday, 24 March 2022
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Sunday, 20 March 2022
Shoegaze and Dream Pop tend to go hand in hand. You could argue that they're basically the same thing. Anyway, I decided to dedicate this post to some of the best modern Shoegaze and Dream Pop albums from underground acts that most people likely aren't aware of.
Everyone knows The Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Slowdive, Ride, Swervedriver, Lush, etc... and for good reason. They're the original Shoegaze/Dream Pop bands that created and launched the wonderful genre, and they're all incredible bands that you should definitely check out, if you haven't already...
This is just a list of ten of my personal favourite underground modern Shoegaze/Dream Pop albums (in no particular order) that all seem to exist on the fringes (or completely outside) the popular circles of all things noisy and beautiful.
Be Forest - Knocturne (2019)
This is a dark psychadelic post-punk album from Italian band Be Forest. It's stark, hazy, raw and mesmerizing. Ethereal vocals, heavily-effected guitars, haunting basslines and thundering drums create these dark swirling vaporous atmospheres that not only captivate you - they completely swallow you up. Sick album.
Stream/Download : https://wwnbb.bandcamp.com/album/wwnbb-099-knocturne
Blankenberge - Everything (2021)