How to Be a Shoegazer

Shoegaze is a genre of alternative rock that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. It lasted until the mid 1990s, peaking circa 1990 to 1991. But don't be fooled, it's back! And in a big way. Try shoegazing on for size, and start listening to the best of the alt rock genre.

If you have short hair, let your hair grow longer.

Buy some hooped shirts and T-shirts, especially black and white.

Buy and rip a pair of light denim skinny jeans and wear a big leather jacket.

Perform or watch a "motionless performing style, where you stand on stage and stare at the floor while playing. The sound of the music was overwhelmingly loud, with long, droning riffs, waves of distortion and cascades of feedback. Vocals and melodies created a wash of sound where no instrument was distinguishable from the other -- but are usually very pretty and fundamental to the song, but its true that the magic of the songs is in the complex harmonics blended into noise." [1]

Write or listen to shoegaze music which is "introspective, self-deprecating music with a non-confrontational feel... Guitar effects are typically from two distorted rhythms interwoven together giving an exceptional muddied sound."[2]

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