An interesting move from Sao Paulo: a tribute album to Fugazi, via Shoegazer’s aesthetic, titled Steady Gaze of Nothing. This article below originally published on dangerousmind.net.
Thereâs a label based out of Sao Paolo called (with great self-awareness) The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records, which is (of course) an offshoot of The Blog That Celebrates Itself. This name of the operation derives from a sardonic comment made by Melody Makerâs Steve Sutherland in 1990 to describe the incestuous group of bands that was playing the Thames Valley around that time, including Chapterhouse, Lush, Moose, and Stereolab. The phrase âThe Scene That Celebrates Itselfâ has since been taken to refer to the self-admiring shoegaze movement tout court.
TBTCI has a knack for releasing compilationsâtheyâve recently released tribute comps honoring Sonic Youth, Ride, the Boo Radleys, the Pale Saints, Echo and the Bunnymen, and the Jesus and Mary Chainâs Psychocandy, among many others.
But now the label has released something truly special, a tribute album about a band that isnât exactly in that early 1990s U.K. wheelhouse and isnât known for tons of pedal effects on their guitarâthe groundbreaking D.C. band Fugazi. Now, Fugaziâs aesthetic and that of, say, My Bloody Valentine are pretty different, but it turns out that thereâs a higher quotient of swarming guitars in Fugazi than you probably remember, and that helps make the combination all the more delicious.
The obvious name for such a thing: âShoegazi,â of course.
The compilation is called Steady Gaze of Nothing, a reference to Fugaziâs second full-length Steady Diet of Nothing. The compilation ranges widely across Fugaziâs discography with a strong emphasis on the early stuffâyouâre likely to hear your favorites represented here.
You can listen to the entire compilation below, but by all means go over to the compilation page on Bandcamp and send âem some cash for the mp3s.
via Vanyaland; thanks to Jeff Albers!