Tuesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Genres: Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Noise Pop
Hosts: Elise Polo, Karina Teichert, Oscar Cleveland

Exploring the pioneers of the sound in the 80’s up to today’s take on the genre, Crush explores lush soundscapes of shoegaze and bright tones of dream pop. Crush plays classics such as My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Pale Saints as well as newcomers to the style: Pinkshinyultrablast, Ringo Deathstarr, Tamaryn and many more.

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Crush #200 – 5 Years of Crush

It’s been a little over 5 years since the debut of Crush, which since 2017 has been dedicated to playing shoegaze, dream pop and noise pop on WREK. I’ve been the host for the past year and a half, and it has been the most incredible experience being a part of a show with a great history and dedication to the genre.

I’d like to shoutout and thank Cris, our former General Manager, who served as the Crush host during her time at WREK, and who also brought me on the show. Before I became a host, we did a short interview about Crush, which you can read here. I’d also like to shoutout Dylan and N, who were the founders of Crush. I did some digging and found the old Crush facebook, which has been a source of inspiration for me when taking over this show. And I’d like to thank everyone who’s ever tuned into Crush! I’ve really been having the most fun with the show, and getting callers and feedback has been the best part.


And now for the playlist for tonight (spotify link)~ 

know who you are at every age – cocteau twins

soon – my bloody valentine

light from a dead star – lush

machine gun – slowdive

twisterella – ride

anthem for no state, pt. i – godspeed you! black emperor

fell in love (at the water) – candy claws

this time – lsd and the search for god

rabbit house – plastic girl in closet

kinoshita fuyou – my dead girlfriend

babysbreath – loveliescrushing

it does nothing for me – lilys

we will be returning to ‘deeper’ cuts when crush returns after a short dummy-op air test hiatus


Thank you all for tuning into CRUSH!!!

Crush #199

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here are our picks for the week ~

spotify playlist here <3!

transparent radiation – spacemen 3

radiofriendly – astrobrite

emergency turn off – all natural lemon and lime flavors

monterey – starflyer 59

dreampopper’s tribute – rumskib

science beat – have a nice life

competition – for those who know

show me the truth of your love – ringo deathstarr

breathless – hariguem zaboy

4207 – amateur takes control


join us next week for our 200th episode, which will be a dive into the history of shoegaze and dreampop, and a celebration of the show’s history 😁

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Crush #198 – upbeat and fun :3

this week we tried to pick shoegaze/dreampop/noisepop songs that were a little more upbeat and fun!! crush #200 is just around the corner, stay tuned because we have a few surprises in store 😀

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tracklist for tonite: **spotify playlist here**

cascade – siouxsie and the banshees (not quite dreampop, but the direct precursor to dreampop)

kmart amen break – they are gutting a body of water

air guitar – sobs

off your face – my bloody valentine

the pink – medicine

gravity – the high violets

peppermint pig – cocteau twins

kiss chase – lush

wrong tube – swirlies

sugarfix – tamaryn

pretend to be here – pia fraus

your imagination – all natural lemon and lime flavors

take care – beach house 

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Crush #197 – Ultra Dreamy

last week, in order to show how to play CDs, we played an entire set using CDs from my personal collection (+ shoegaze/dream pop CDs my parents played on their college radio shows in the 90s!) !

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this week we’re back with the dreamiest pop set around 😀

**spotify playlist hereeee!**

gazin – ringo deathstarr

sick of shame – film school

fotzepolitic – cocteau twins

crazy for you (alternative version – demo version) – slowdive

levitation – beach house

wedding crasher – dream, ivory

cool (bonus track) – sobs 

headache – grouper

cherry-coloured funk (lullabies to violaine ver.) – cocteau twins

emotional eternal – melody’s echo chamber

white light – you’ll never get to heaven

(please) lose yourself in me – my bloody valentine

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Crush #195

**crush has been going on, we’ve just been slacking on the website posts lately, if you’d like to hear last week’s episode, check it out here!!**

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listen to the playlist here

The Flag is Raised (Shoegaze Cover, original by Bladee) – Asian Glow

Sigh, Inhibitionist (Come all day with me) – A Sunny Day in Glasgow

Mesmerize – The Daysleepers

My Angel Lonely – Wild Nothing

Sea Salt – Vivienne Eastwood

Slower Now – Star Horse

A Minor Character – Spotlight Kid

Alien Observer – Grouper

This Time – LSD and the Search for God

Light Curse – Small Black

How Long Have You Known – DIIV

Honeybee – Pinkshinyultrablast

Take Care Tonight – Lightfoils

Waiting for the End – Tears Run Rings 

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