Shoegazey

Shoegazing (also known as shoegaze) is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s by bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive and Ride. It lasted there until the mid-1990s, with a critical pinnacle reached from 1990–91 and a new zenith achieved again from resurgence in the early 2010s. The British music press—particularly NME and Melody Maker—named this style "shoegazing" because the musicians in these bands stood relatively still during live performances in a detached, introspective, non-confrontational state, hence the idea that they were gazing at their shoes.
Posts about Shoegazey
  • The soundtracks of agency creative departments

    … Playlist vibe: Downtempo and shoegazey (but the shoes are, like, really hip at least) Sims shared what she called a “representative musical slice of the design department’s daily rhythm and aura.” If that sounds groovy, that’s because it is. “The energy tends to shift from more atmospheric beats to classic feel-good tunes as the day progresses…

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