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Thank you The RingMaster Review for the detailed review of Stellarscope’s ‘Standing in the shadow of your ghost’ “Evocatively invasive and seductive from its first to last breath, Standing In The Shadow Of Your Ghost is the new album from US outfit Stellarscope. Shaped by rousing yet darkly suggestive rhythms and driven by emotion strapped melodies within cinematically hued atmospherics, the release consumes as it ignites ears and imagination from pretty much its opening and seemingly intimate contemplation of “the pain of loss and the fear of an uncertain future.””
Read the full review here:
https://ringmasterreviewintroduces.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/stellarscope-standing-in-the-shadow-of-your-ghost/ #postpunk #shoegaze #indierock #stellarscope #philadelphia

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Philly post punk band Stellarscope’s new album ‘Shades of Sadness and Sorrow” is now available for download.

https://pateticorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/shades-of-sadness-and-sorrow

on CD exclusively through Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Shades-Sadness-Sorrow-Stellarscope/dp/B00U362310/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1425386651&sr=1-2&keywords=stellarscope

“Their angst ridden assault on your earholes are designed to heighten your senses & shake your inner core. ‘Stellarscope’ continue to release relevant, pioneering & awe inspiring music, not only for today’s bands to follow but also for future bands to get influenced by & in turn start the process of creating their own brand of music all over again.”- Del Chaney – The Primal Music Blog http://primalmusicblog.com/2015/02/27/album-review-stellarscope-shades-of-sadness-and-sorrow-patetico-recordings/

“Nostalgia Kisses The Future with Shades of Sadness and Sorrow by Stellarscope
-Yup, nothing could represent the power of indie music that Philadelphia’s own Stellarscope. They are back with a new album called Shades of Sadness and Sorrow. They are improving on the sound that defines them as a band: a combination of 80’s post punk, dream pop and Gothic atmosphere.”- Baxter Labatos Sphere Music http://spheremusic.me/2015/02/25/nostalgia-kisses-the-future-with-shades-of-sadness-and-sorrow-by-stellarscope/

https://pateticorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/shades-of-sadness-and-sorrow

First review of our new album “Shades of sadness and sorrow” by Sphere Music​. Album to be released March 3, 2015
“Nostalgia Kisses The Future with Shades of Sadness and Sorrow by Stellarscope​
-Yup, nothing could represent the power of indie music that Philadelphia’s own Stellarscope. They are back with a new album called Shades of Sadness and Sorrow. They are improving on the sound that defines them as a band: a combination of 80’s post punk, dream pop and Gothic atmosphere.”

http://spheremusic.me/2015/02/25/nostalgia-kisses-the-future-with-shades-of-sadness-and-sorrow-by-stellarscope/

Under the Wire releases Everything Haunts MePosted on February 2, 2015 by BAXTER LABATOS Leave a commentBand: Under the WireAlbum: Everything Haunts Me.Songs: I am nothing/Oceans are none/Drifter now/Down/Black out/Melancholy/Self Medicated.What you can expect from every Under the Wired releases is the electricity that flows through each song. There is the freshness yet the nostalgic not to the great bands of the 80s. I like to imagine them as a band that continue to carry the torch of great music without sacrificing their credibility to the evil of mainstream pop.Everything Haunts Me is the new EP, which is their second, and contains 7 tracks. I am nothing has a mellow style with chilled beats. The fullness of the music is done by layering. Under the Wire is comprised of two people: Tom Lugo and Jason Ellis. I am nothing reminds me of old This Mortal Coil. Remember the 4AD project headed by Ivo Watts-Russell in the 80s? I am not sure if UTW have embraced the 4AD credo but I can sense a bit of that in this EP.Oceans are None is explosively beautiful. I haven’t heard something like this in ages. The only artists that come to mind are Peter Gabriel and early Sarah McLachlan. The beats are seductive. The vocals are really awesome. Like the first EP, the tunes from Everything Haunts Me showcase a distinct guitar style that shows its loyalty to the dream pop genre.Either it’s The Cure or Fiction Factory, Drifter now nods on these bands. Two thumbs up to the keyboards. And since I am not a lyrics guy I paid more attention to the sound effects than the stories behind the songs. But if you want to know what they are all about then I will tell you. They deal with either unrequited love, despair, loneliness, inner conflict-the stuff of Gothic rock. For some reason, Under the Wire makes depressing themes sound like Breakfast at Tiffany’s.There’s Down-a kind of suspense and moody tune in the vein of Siouxsie and the Banshees.  Blackout behind jangles with Bauhaus inspired chords and distorted drums. Melancholy has an ethereal style that reminds me of early Dead Can Dance and at times it’s Joy Division. Self medicated closes the EP and I think it is the most cinematic track in this EP.Under the Wire continues to challenge the status quo of music, as thesetwo musicians write and record tunes that you can never -and will never-hear again in alternative rock.

via Under the Wire releases Everything Haunts Me.

NEW EP by Philly Indiepop artist Panophonic (aka Tom Lugo) titled ‘Failure in Many Dimensions’ available to download. Enjoy!

https://pateticorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/failure-in-many-dimensions

The sumber beauty of Panophonic’s Failure in Many Dimensions reminds me of old Joy Division and Cure with that guitar and synth sound. There are six songs and the EP has a (in my opinion) a fantastic artwork. Failure in Many Dimension is released by Patetico Recordings which is an independent label and promotional company based out of Philadelphia. It is the same label that brought us great music from bands like Under the Wire, Stellarscope and ShiShi.

This is a follow ep to their fantastic EP Sounds of Desolation. Although the arrangements vary per track and the approach evolves per release, you can always expect somber melodies and atmospheric synths from Panophonic. After all these are the things that make their sound unique.

The EP opens with In You I Want to Swim which is a haunting song reminiscent of 80s New Wave/Goth Rock music. What Do You See is mind blowing in its simplicity. The pulsing beats are gorgeous. This brings me to shoegazer heaven. All the tracks in this EP pay tribute to dream pop if you love that style of music. The guitars are ethereal. The singing, sublime. Give it a listen to bring smile to your face despite its somber mood. – Baxter Labatos (Sphere Music Magazine)

#synthpop #indiepop #electropop #nugaze #indie #philly #panophonic

Tom Lugo & Bob Forman interview with Reviewsic (music worth talking about)
http://reviewsic.com/2010/08/16/talking-shop-with-tom-lugo-and-bob-forman-of-stellarscope/

“‘This Is Who We Are’ is simultaneously a minor masterpiece of reverberating psychedelia, and a thrill ride of a garage punk inspired guitar” album.

http://www.tastyfanzine.org.uk/albums94jan10.htm#Stellarscope