Doorbells – ‘Ambitions’ [EP]


Late last year Doorbells posted a handful of fresh creations on Soundcloud and today we have the finished product, the ‘Ambitions’ EP (download). The New York-based project is armed with non-assuming, slacker melodies (‘Rivers Bend’ / ‘What If’) as well as darker laments (‘Ambitions’). Both are wrapped in lo-fi charm and muddy reverb. This is perfect beanbag music! If only it were a full length. Thumbs up!

Doorbells – ‘Ambitions’ [EP]

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Threading – ‘Ember’


The Native Sound have announced details of their first Spring Split Series of the year featuring Unconditional Arms and the mighty Threading! ‘Ember’ has premiered on Brooklyn Vegan and will no doubt turn a few heads with it’s crushing slowcore guitars! The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based four piece have also announced a string of US tour dates (check ‘em out here). The split will be available on milky clear (or black) vinyl from February 24 (pre-order).

Threading – ‘Ember’

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‘Revolution – The Shoegaze Revival’


Shauna McLarnon (of Ummagma) and Marc Joy (of Lights That Change) have teamed up with the UK’s Ear to Ear Records and Indonesian label Gerpfast Kolektif to release a monster compilation called ‘Revolution – The Shoegaze Revival’! The international affair features “30 bands from 16 countries” including Jaguwar, Weird., Stellarscope, Seaside, Sounds Of Sputnik, Hideous Towns, Wozniak and loads more. Take a listen to Chile-based shoegazers Trementina below and hit up Bandcamp for more info (the collection will be available from February 11).

Trementina – ‘Hazy Youth’ (taken from ‘Revolution – The Shoegaze Revival’)

Revolution – The Shoegaze Revival @ Ear to Ear Records @ Gerpfast Kolektif.

Nite Fields – ‘Winter’s Gone’


Not long until Nite Fields drop their ‘Depersonalisation’ LP, their latest track ‘Winter’s Gone’ is a good reason why it deserves to be on your radar. An epic slow burner with equal parts soul and sadness. The seven minute journey shows a more indulgent side to the Aussie foursome, who have already impressed FACT, Stereogum and The Music with the post punk flavoured ‘You I Never Knew‘ and ‘Prescription’. All of which have a “classic” feel that’s hard to pinpoint. More on that when it arrives next month (pre-sale via felte).

Nite Fields – ‘Winter’s Gone’

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Cloakroom – ‘Further Out’


There’s a bunch of new releases to check out this week, Pinkyshinyultrablast’s ‘Everything Else Matters’ (streaming here), Wildhoney’s ‘Sleep Through It‘ AND Cloakroom‘s ‘Further Out’. It’s the Indiana trio’s debut album proper, so far we’ve heard ‘Starchild Skull‘ and ‘Dream Warden‘, now it’s time to stream, purchase or pillage straight from Bandcamp (courtesy of Run For Cover Records)! The album is no nonsense rock n’ roll, a live sounding analogue recording that captures Cloakroom’s bold and ballsy tunes. The bummed out vocals are a perfect match for the blown out, detuned guitars. Stream the rest below…

Cloakroom – ‘Lossed Over’ ['Further Out' LP Stream]

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