Photos by: David McDonald – UK shoegaze band Ride, who released their newest album, This Is Not a Safe Place, on August 16th, 2019 via Wichita Recordings, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night (Sept. 17th).
By: Staff – Cigarettes After Sex will return with their anticipated sophomore album – Cry – on October 25th via Partisan Records. Recorded during night time sessions in a mansion on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the album is a lush, cinematic meditation on the many complex facets of love – meeting, wanting, needing, losing…sometimes all at once. Listen to … Continue reading
By: Staff – Victory Chimes have released their new video for “40 Days on the Bridge”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. The song straddles the line between shoegaze haze, 80s deadpan pop, and swirling psych. This may have been labelled “space rock” once upon a time, before the genre fell out a categorical … Continue reading
Photos by: Lisa Mark – Review by: Justin Hines – On May 20th 1994, Slowdive played a show in Toronto at Lee’s Palace. This show turned out to be their final show for the next 20 years. In 1995, Slowdive released a final album – ‘Pygmillion’ to a music scene that had moved on largely in part to their … Continue reading
By: Staff – DIIV has premiered a new track entitled “Is The Is Are,” the title track from their forthcoming sophomore album. See below for album pre-order info. In conjunction with the release of the track, DIIV is announcing a run of album residency shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York in February … Continue reading
By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – On a particularly sunny afternoon, Aesthetic Magazine’s Daniel Gerichter chatted with Micah Bonte of Toronto-based indie rock/shoegaze band Tearjerker. The band formed in 2006 with Bonte, Trevor Hawkins and Taylor Shute, and championed a DIY aesthetic across their crinkly, surging and atmospheric singles, EP’s and full-length albums. On their first release for SQE Music, Hiding, the band has put … Continue reading