A new genre making...waves!
December 9, 2010 1:42 PM Subscribe
Is Chillwave the Next Big Music Trend?
- Wiki: Chillwave is a debated genre of music where artists are often characterized by their heavy use of effects processing, synthesizers, looping, sampling, and heavily filtered vocals with simple melodic lines. Its musical predecessors are diverse and include the synthpop of the 1980s, shoegaze, ambient, musique concrète and various types of music outside of the Western World. In this case, nostalgia of 80s synthpop is filtered through a distorted lens, re-envisioning the era in a more vague and lo-fi sense.
Just don't call them that
. You can always check in at the Hipster Runoff
(the birthplace of the term) for news about the vaguely new subgenre.
Highly, highly recommended tracks to check out:
Washed Out - Feel it All Around
Memory Cassette - Ghost in the Boombox
Toro y Moi - Minors
Teen Daze - No Regrets
Small Black - Photojournalist
Star Slinger - May I Walk With You?
Millionyoung - Hammock
Teen Daze - June 2010
Blackbird Blackbird - Summer Heart
Memory Tapes - Stop Talking
Big Spider's Back - Warped
Star Slinger - Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins Rework)
Beat Connection - Same Damn Time
unouomedude - Dream Home
Deastro - Mowgli the Lynx
Keep Shelly in Ashes - Cremona Memories
Games - Planet Party
Brothertiger - Vision Tunnels
Boat Club - Always Away
Alpine - Icypoles (Star Slinger Dreamix)
Phantom Power - What You Said, It Was Perfect
Sutcliffe Catering Co. - Ponderosa White
Wise Blood - B.I.G. E.G.O.
Bon Accord - Happy People
Houses - Endless Spring
Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer
Washed Out - New Theory