As new and interesting artists continue to show up on the music scene, the lines between genres are constantly being blurred. So, new categories are being formed to help sort this influx of original material. With so many unique genres, there’s a good chance that you missed some wonderfully obscure music. Let’s take a look at some weirdly lovable genres that you might want to keep an eye out for.
1 of 10 Shoegaze
Emerging from Great Britain in the late 80s/early 90s, shoegaze is a form of indie rock characterized by the heavy use of distortion and feedback to create a nearly unrecognizable combination of sounds. The term itself refers to the passive, apathetic singers who would look down during performances instead of trying to connect with the audience. So, if you're at a shoegaze show, don’t expect to make eye contact with the band.
Shoegaze Band to Know: Ringo Deathstarr
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