Mice Parade

May 10th, 2007 Rock, Shoegazer steve 2 min read

I used to loathe hippies. Not really for any particular reason; it was just part of the code lived by the young indie/punk rocker. No hippies. Sure, the reverence to shitty bands like Phish and the exaggerated use of patchouli always irked me, but god damn if those hippies weren’t always smoking the best wacky tabacky. Now older, none the wiser, I realize that to…

Relay

Aug 30th, 2006 Rock, Shoegazer steve 2 min read

I’m not sure what prompted me to pick up Swervedriver’s classic Raise back in high school, but ever since then I’ve had a real soft spot for swirling, shoegazing guitar rock. Add some solid melodic direction underneath the wall of sound and you end up with some of the all time classics — Daydream Nation, Loveless and Souvlaki for starters. While Philadephia’s Relay are not…