There’s Talk – ‘Bathed Water Moon’ [EP]

Dreamgazers There’s Talk have posted ‘Soundry’, the third single/video from their ‘Bathed Water Moon‘ EP (out February 23). The band grew from the work of Oakland-based multi-instrumentalist Olivia Lee, who sings, plays synths and guitar. The trio released their debut EP ‘Tiny Strands’ in 2013, and have reunited with engineer Ian Pellicci (Yann Tiersen, Rogue Wave, Hauschka) for their latest recording.

Olivia shared the back story of ‘Soundry’, “The Soundry was a darling, ephemeral art collective housed in a converted garage – the only one of the sort in my Virginia hometown. I was an angsty teen who absolutely lived for it every week, each time trying actively to contain my excitement at the sights and sounds of other misfits and weird music lovers. I devised new covers, secretly sandwiching my own songs, to share at the weekly open mic where I met the host, a charismatic soul with an authoritative humor reminiscent of Jack Black: Sean Meyers. In a short time we played an avante ambient folk show at a dive in D.C. together, contributed noises to a haunted house soundtrack, and he encouraged me to put together my first show of my own songs at The Soundry.”

“I eventually moved to San Francisco for college and Sean checked in often to hear big city tales and see when I’d come back and play. In our last exchange I promised soon. I was heartbroken to hear he had been taken too soon in a motor accident. Sean lives alive in the currents and my heart, and I laugh to myself when he sends me an extra farty sound through the VCA.”

There’s Talk – ‘Bathed Water Moon’ [EP]

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Pure Violet – ‘Glass’

Pure Violet returns with the dream popper ‘Glass’, the follow-up to the ‘Numb’ and ‘Garden’ singles (released last year). It’s the work of vocalist/guitarist Chadwick Johnson, who is also a big part of Hundredth (who recently delivered ‘RARE’). It’s an interesting listen for Hundredth fans, it has a similar character despite being almost opposite of the band’s output. Hear more when the South Carolina solo artist releases his debut full length later this year.

Pure Violet – ‘Glass’

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Moaning – ‘Tired’

Sub Pop have some fresh signees that are a little shoegazey! Introducing Moaning, a Los Angeles trio who (after ten years of gigging) are really starting to heat up. Moaning have already been compared to Slowdive (one of the their heroes) along with New Order and Broadcast. The slick production is a precursor to their self-titled debut album (out March 2).

Moaning – ‘Tired’

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Foliage – ‘It’s Time’ [Premiere]

The jangle pop stylings of California’s Manuel Joseph Walker (a.k.a Foliage) return, here’s an exclusive listen to his new single ‘It’s Time’. It’s our first taste of ‘III’, Foliage’s third record and the follow-up to last year’s ‘Silence’. The San Bernardino solo artist crafts a breezy bedroom pop melody over his trademark twang. A Cure-esque instrumental break provides a nice 80s touch too. The lyrics are decidedly less chill than the arrangement, as Manuel details a bitter parting. ‘It’s Time’ is a welcome prelude to ‘III’, which will be available from April 20. Pre-order from Slovakian-label Z Tapes (cassette) or through Foliage’s Bandcamp (digital/disc).

Foliage – ‘It’s Time’ [Premiere]

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Burning House – ‘Tracer’ [EP]

Southampton shoegazers Burning House have delivered their debut EP ‘Tracer‘ featuring the swoony anthem ‘Mercurial’. The British trio set it to ’11’ and don’t let up for 20+ minutes! There’s tremolo rocking guitar madness throughout, which culminates in the epic closer ‘Vague’. In related news, the previously teased full length is also on the way. Their ‘Anthropocene’ LP should be out before the end of the year.

Burning House – ‘Tracer’ [EP Stream]

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The Altered Hours – ‘Over The Void’

The Altered Hours share their intense ‘Over The Void’ video, a furious rocker that edges post-punk and noise rock. The Irish band will release a new EP ‘On My Tongue’ on March 9 through Art for Blind/Penske Recordings. ‘Over The Void’ follows last year’s single ‘Open Wide’. The new recording is tipped to be darker/grittier than their debut record ‘In Heat Not Sorry’. The Altered Hours have also announced fresh UK and European tour dates this march. One to keep an ear on.

The Altered Hours – ‘Over The Void’ [from ‘On My Tongue’ EP]

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