Delaware Shoegaze Project REW Debuts Hazey Video for “Ruin”

I’m keeping everything to myself.

The suburbs of Delaware, with their serene landscapes and quintessential American neighborhoods, might not be the first place one would associate with the introspective and often turbulent sounds of shoegaze. Its ethereal textures, dense guitar work, and introspective lyrics, are more often linked to urban angst and the underground music scenes. Yet, it’s precisely this contrast between the calm, orderly life in Delaware’s suburbs and the immersive, often noisy world of shoegaze that makes an artist like Rew stand out.

In such a setting, the isolation and quietude of suburban life could foster a deep internal space for creativity and emotional exploration, allowing an artist to craft sounds that both clash with and complement their surroundings. This juxtaposition adds a unique layer to the artist’s work, as the tranquil backdrop of Delaware provides an unexpected cradle for the creation of music that is anything but serene.

Rew’s music is a unique fusion of shoegaze, emo, grunge, and bedroom pop, reflecting his deep involvement in every step from writing to mastering, which lends his work an unmistakable personal touch that resonates with a wide audience. His lyrics, both intimate and universally relatable, strike a deep chord.

Accompanying his music, the self-directed video for Ruin is like a series of strange daydreams and night terrors, showcasing Rew’s ability to merge the everyday with the surreal, drawing viewers into a space where reality and imagination intertwine.


Dropping on April 26, 2024, REW’s latest offering, REWIN, is set to hit the shelves courtesy of Born Losers Records – his first with the Philadelphia label. Keep your eyes peeled and your turntables ready for this electrifying release.

Pre-order the vinyl here.

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Alice Teeple

Alice Teeple is a photographer, multidisciplinary artist, and writer. She is not in Tin Machine.

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