When The Sun Hits - All things shoegaze.

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Industry Publishing
Occupation rabid shoegaze consumers.
Location United States
Introduction When The Sun Hits is a shoegaze and dreampop oriented blog co-founded in 2010 by close friends & feedback enthusiasts Amber Crain & Danny Lackey. Though Danny sadly passed away in January of 2013, Amber continues to run WTSH, still dedicated to their original vision of exposing new & underground artists of these genres to the world. Alongside Amber, acting as Senior Editor, Dan Joy now serves as Assistant Editor of WTSH. Ellie Sleeper is Lead Writer/Contributor. A revolving cast of guest writers make up the remaining blog staff. Amber also has several other projects under the WTSH moniker. She currently DJs the weekly shoegaze & dreampop radio program When The Sun Hits for the internet-based station DKFM Shoegaze Radio. Any bands that would like to have their album reviewed or their band featured on the blog, OR anyone interested in being a guest writer for WTSH, please contact Amber: editorwhenthesunhits@yahoo.com or Dan: AssistantEditorWTSH@yahoo.com. Other inquiries: editorwhenthesunhits@yahoo.com
Interests shoegaze, dream pop, guitar effects pedals, gear, distortion, feedback, bliss, synths, nostalgia, progression of sound
Favorite Music slowdive, the ecstasy of st. theresa, my bloody valentine, lovesliescrushing, hum, adorable, whirl, a place to bury strangers, ride, ceremony, a sunny day in glasgow, the sleepover disaster, airiel, chapterhouse, the fauns, the mary onettes, ulrich schnauss, asobi seksu, clairevoyant, secret shine, moose, pale saints, screen vinyl image, curve, depreciation guild, glifted, guitar, lycia, astrobrite, the prids, highspire, STAR, medicine, nudge, pia fraus, polykroma, skywave, alcian blue, catherine wheel, soundpool, the pains of being pure at heart, spiritualized, spoonfed hybrid, sway, swirlies, the horrors, the verve, galaxie 500, dean & britta, the house of love, walls, The Emerald Down, The Daysleepers, Resplandor, The Cocteau Twins, Curve, Spc eco, the sunshine factory, ringo deathstarr, a shoreline dream, autolux, mazzy star, mahogany, teenage fanclub, mean red spiders, dykehouse, cranes, sad day for puppets, JAMC, The Vandelles, Swervedriver, Lush, bloody knives, hammock
Favorite Books My Magpie Eyes are Hungry for the Prize: The Creation Records Story by David Cavanaugh, Facing The Other Way - The Story of 4AD by Martin Aston, Spacemen 3 and the Birth of Spiritualized by Erik Morse, 33 1/3: The Story of Loveless, Goodbye 20th Century: The Story of Sonic Youth, Black Postcards by Dean Wareham, The Everlasting by Jamie S. Rich, Cut My Hair by Jamie S. Rich