Nasty Wizard Recordings, based in Beijing, is presenting the nastiest China Shoegaze Compilation ever put to tape. On the China Shoegaze Compilation, we’ve gathered some of the scene’s most enthralling acts, including The White Tulips, City Flanker, The Sound & The Fury, and Forsaken Autumn. So lean back, let the waves of distortion wash over, the vocals and melodies melt into the background, and dream the day away.
China, a country whose rapid development has left a generation of young adults in a daze, ain’t no stranger to nostalgia. Whether from the southern shoreline city of Xiamen, the booming Western hub that is Chengdu, the metropolis wonder that is Shanghai, or the historical hotbed of Shaoxing, shoegaze is alive and well, enveloping listeners in a wall of sound.
Shoegaze and nostalgia go hand in hand. It’s yearning, wistful, and bittersweet – traits we often attribute to a time when we were young at heart. When a fleeting moment, a glance, or even a ray of sun bouncing off the dashboard of your car could take on otherworldly meaning. Reality becomes distorted as time and space bleed into one another.
[Despite no tapes being listed here we might actually have some copies. This is because shipping tapes out of China is a bit of headache and can be expensive, so if you'd like to buy a copy of this release on tape the easiest thing would be to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll figure something out]