Speaking of that new single, the Horrors just keep getting better and better with each album. It's almost a shame that they released Strange House, if only because we'll never get to hear that band again, and it was a tease of what they could have done if they'd continued in that direction (for those of us who like the noisy rock 'n' roll). But everything from Primary Colours on has been increasingly brilliant, their sophistication and mastery of atmosphere growing with each release. I can not wait for this new one.
It seems like I've found a few shoegaze bands from Brazil recently. I'll have to do some digging, I think there could be a set or even possibly a show's worth there.
And speaking of the show:
The Black Angels - Currency - Death Song - Partisan Records
Helen - Dying All the Time - The Original Faces - Kranky
Ruina - Burn - In Venus
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Jubilee Street - Push the Sky Away - Bad Seed Ltd.
Mark Lanegan Band - Nocturne - Gargoyle - Heavenly
The Organ - Memorize the City - Grab That Gun - Mint Records
Processions - Solopsist - Blush
No Joy - Hellhole - Creep EP - Grey Market
Taxes - City in My Head - Back of the Car Collection
Distant Creatures - Empire (acoustic) - A Friend's Halo single
Beach House - Space Song - Depression Cherry - Sub Pop
And here, something to kill some more time, Pitchfork's 50 Greatest Shoegaze Albums of All Time, and the inevitable response article featuring even more obscure bands.