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28 May 2011

Mini VJ Set: Kurt Feldman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and The Ice Choir chooses his top 5 most influential shoegaze tracks.

We can't think of a single band that Kurt Feldman has been involved with that we don't love immensely. Thus, we can only assume that he is a wizard or some sort of magical being. We're probably right. At any rate, he is a great musician and an incredibly nice chap; we adore him. His new project, The Ice Choir, is a must hear. You can hear some of the tracks on the band's bandcamp page - and Kurt has donated a track by The Ice Choir for the compilation, so, let the rejoicing begin. (squee!)

5) Catherine Wheel - "The Nude"

Whenever I hear this song, the vocal line from the chorus gets stuck in my head for days, which is kind of annoying, but it's also a great song, so I deal with it. Also, how did they get the guitars to sound so ballsy on this record?

4) Blueboy - "Imipramine"

All the time I was in Depreciation Guild I tried to write a song as melodic and memorable as this one. Didn't even come close.

3) Pale Saints - "Babymaker"

This is probably a pretty obvious song to put on a list of best shoegaze songs. I'm cool with that. This song is just so hazy and carefree. Ian Masters also has one of my favorite voices in the history of pop music.

2) The Breeders - "No Aloha"

I've been obsessed with this song since I bought last splash in 3rd grade (1993) and the magic and breathy creepiness of this song has never worn off. This will always be one of my favorite tracks off one of my favorite albums of all time.

1) Cocteau Twins - "Those Eyes, That Mouth"

I will die to this song.