Shoegaze is the perfect genre of music for staring up at the sky and allowing your mind to drift off in a blissful daydream. Potent, heavily-distorted guitars swirl around each song, encircling a wall of booming drums and starry-eyed vocals. A shoegaze track can be as delicate as a flower or powerful as a waterfall, or anything in between. The genre saw its heyday in early-1990’s Britain, but a recent resurgence of shoegaze-flavored indie rock has piqued interest in the rock style once again. Take a ten-track trip through shoegaze’s history below, covering both the genre’s early titans and modern disciples.
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