Now for something a little different, ‘The Swans’ is a mixture of genres culminating into something that Ice Cream Cathedral call ‘space pop’. The Copenhagen trio take experimental dream pop to the next level, crossing frenetic beats, samples and synths to create beautiful pop songs. There’s an exploratory nature to this seven minute song that breaks from convention and extends into spacey depths the more it progresses! The Danes formed in 2011 before releasing their debut album ‘The Drowsy Kingdom‘ early last year. ‘The Swans’ is our first listen from their second record, due this May via Riot Factory (home to Dråpe, Scarlet Chives & Snøskred).
Ice Cream Cathedral – ‘The Swans’
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Next month London label Club AC30 celebrates their 10th birthday. The purveyors of fine rock n’ shoegaze are throwing a birthday bash with Exit Calm, Air Formation plus Adam Franklin & Bolts Of Melody (April 22 @ The Lexington, London – get tix). In other news, recent Club AC30 signees Eastern Hollows are readying their debut self-titled LP (out next month). Check out the Brooklyn five piece and their jangly pop tune ‘The Way That You’ve Gone’…
Eastern Hollows – ‘The Way That You’ve Gone’
This month Dissolve delivered their debut three tracker featuring ‘Statement‘ and the swirling shoegazer ‘Where We Are’ (download). The San Francisco duo (Inna Kurikova and Blaine Patrick) delivered a stand out EP last September under their former moniker Modern Charms, if you missed that check it out here!
Dissolve – ‘Where We Are’
Here’s a flashback to little known British rock act Bleach, who released their LP ‘Killing Time’ in 1992. The quartet didn’t enjoy a long lifespan (1989-93) but produced a handful of EPs and mini albums during their time. Often compared to Curve, Bleach suffered from some inconsistencies but were happy to test the water, even adding a rap to their single ‘Shotgun’ (albeit in a Blondie kind of way). Nevertheless, there was some stand out tunes, namely the album cut ‘Trip & Slide’.
Bleach – ‘Trip & Slide’
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Here’s the latest cut from the ‘Space Project‘, an original compilation that features sounds taken from the Voyager space probe and then incorporated into song. It’s available through Lefse Records on Record Store Day (April 19). Each artist covers a different part of the galaxy, Spiritualized covers Neptune, Porcelain Raft (Jupiter), Jesu (Earth), Youth Lagoon (Uranus) etc. Meanwhile Baltimore dream poppers Beach House are bringing us the eerie sounds of Saturn…
Beach House – ‘Saturn Song’
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Feedback, harmony and psych rocking goodness spill out of Morning Harvey‘s latest single ‘Girl Euphoria (Come Back To Me)‘. The Brisbane-based five piece have grown alot since we first heard their debut single ‘Don’t Try It‘ in late 2012. No word on an official release date as yet, in the meantime check out their latest EP ‘Well For Wishes‘.
Morning Harvey – ‘Girl Euphoria (Come Back To Me)’
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Rice Is Nice Records present the new video ‘Forever Here And Now’ from Summer Flake. Taken from the Adelaide soloists debut 2013 LP ‘You Can Have It All’. Summer Flake aka Stephanie Crase has also announced fresh Australian dates (check ‘em out)!
Summer Flake – ‘Forever Here And Now’ [VIDEO]
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All new upfront rocker from Berlin’s The History Of Colour TV, the single ‘Split Blood‘ will be available on vinyl via Saint Marie from March 25. The release also includes remixes by Bloody Knives and precedes the new full length tongue twister ‘When Shapes Of Spilt Blood Spelt Love’ (due June 24). Anybody else confused by the spilt/split titles? No, just me. Moving on, this tune is a confident step away from 2012′s synth heavy ‘Emerald Cures Chic Ills‘, it’ll be interesting to see where the new album goes from here.
The History Of Colour TV – ‘Split Blood’
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Gotta love the intro to Brief Candles latest video ‘Olympic Sleeper’. The Milwaukee-based band performed the song with LED bracelets and LED lights on their fingers, which were layered to create a painting of the music. Pretty cool huh? This tune is the opener from their 2013 EP ‘Newhouse‘. Catch Brief Candles on tour stateside with Dead Leaf Echo and Lightfoils this week – see dates at Bandcamp.
Brief Candles – ‘Olympic Sleeper’ [VIDEO]
Introducing Onwe (pronounced “ennui”), the work of Brooklyn’s David Welles. ‘Unpaid Internship (Trust-fund Blues)‘ is an impressive reverb-soaked jangle pop track, the b-side from the new digital release ‘jk bb‘ (free download). David’s clearly got a healthy sense of humour, he recently “transitioned from male model to recording artist in 2014 when he moved into a Bushwick, Brooklyn loft. Inspired by his artist community’s most prominent social movement, apathy.” P.s. sorry not re-blogged on Tumblr.
Onwe – ‘Unpaid Intership (Trust-fund Blues)’