Galaxy Shores Airs New Single “Shop Nostalgia”

Galaxy Shores Airs New Single "Shop Nostalgia"

LA-based psychedelic rock/ psych pop project Galaxy Shores has aired his glossy new single ‘Shop Nostalgia’.

The track serves as the lead single of his debut full-length ‘Plastique River‘, released last Friday (May 31). Buy it here.

Josh Herren, the producer and multi-instrumentalist behind Galaxy Shores, showcases swirling guitars, analogue synths, and vintage drums, offering a blend of psychedelic rock, shoegaze, indie, and dream pop. 

The 11-track album is a sonic journey brimming with swirling, phased-out guitars, analogue synths, vintage drums, and the messy, psychedelic production that has become Galaxy Shores’ signature. The record’s upbeat, chill psychedelic vibe, enriched with vintage sonic references and a modern touch, offers a versatile listening experience — perfect for both head-bobbing and laid-back introspection.

‘Shop Nostalgia’, captures the essence of this retro-modern fusion. Inspired by an Instagram ad promoting retro-themed products, Josh Herren reflects on the commercialization of nostalgia in contemporary culture. Herren shares:

“The initial idea for the track came from an Instagram ad that said ‘shop nostalgia!’ and had a bunch of retro-themed stuff you could buy. It just made me think about how wild it is that there’s an entire vintage/retro movement, even as someone who takes part in it; we’ve basically monetized the fact that time passes”.

Galaxy Shores’ music draws comparisons to acclaimed acts such as Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Toro y Moi, Pond, and MGMT, blending elements of psychedelic rock/pop, shoegaze, indie, and dream pop.

In addition to the album release, Galaxy Shores is set to perform at a festival in Pasadena, CA, on July 13th. The band is also collaborating with FanFlex to book additional dates throughout the summer and fall as they embark on their album cycle.

Take a listen below.

Galaxy Shores “Shop Nostalgia”
Plastique River Tracklist:
  1. Sentics
  2. Melancholy Daydream
  3. Temporary Tethers
  4. Shop Nostalgia
  5. Aimless
  6. Liminal Space
  7. Pillars Of Creation
  8. California Blvd. (Interlude)
  9. Never Been So Sure
  10. Zoo-Woe-Shaw
  11. Astorian

Photo credit: Dylan Greenwood