shoegaze Archive

Yuck’s “Glow & Behold” — Shoegaze Meets Melody (Part One)

In October 2013, London/New York-based Yuck released Glow & Behold, their second album. And while a “cold” listen to it – as in, using ears that had never heard their self-titled 2011 debut – led to me naming it as one of the year’s best releases, some fans don’t agree. They remind me of the

Album Review: The Warlocks — Skull Worship

For many years now, it’s been a shortcut to hip/trendiness (for some, at least) to claim that your group sounds like the Velvet Underground. But merely echoing some of the sonic signatures of another group doesn’t guarantee any particular level of quality. The vibe, so to speak, is far more important. And so it is