Lights That Change – ‘Cherokee Blessing’

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Here’s a blissful tune from Lights That Change, taken from the EP ‘Rainbow On Your Shoulder‘ released last October (through Ear To Ear Records). Day dreams are built from this! You’ll find ‘Cherokee Blessing’ at the tail end of the EP, blended with the song ‘Moccasins, Snow and Rainbows’. The UK-based shoegaze outfit is lead by Marc Joy, who is accompanied by various collaborators. We can expect fresh music from Lights That Change in the near future.

 
Lights That Change – ‘Cherokee Blessing’

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Pure X – ‘Rain’

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It comes as little surprise that Pure X‘s latest record ‘Angel’ is another stunner. On their third record they make another change of direction. Albeit less of a switch than it was from the hazy 2011 debut ‘Pleasure’ and last year’s ‘Crawling Up The Stairs’. But the Austin four piece further their lethargy this time round. It’s very chilled, so you’ve got to be in the right mood for it. But with album cuts like ‘Rain’, it’s hard to resist. The album is available now via Fat Possum (but the UK and EU have to wait til May 5).

 
Pure X – ‘Rain’

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Nothing – ‘In Metal’ (Low Cover)

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Nothing have posted a free cover of Low’s ‘In Metal’, a song from the Minnesota slowcore vets 2001 LP ‘Things We Lost In The Fire’ (original version here). The Philly shoegazers announced the news on Facebook, “Recorded a song at home on an anxiety ridden friday night. I’m giving it out for free for Record Store Day and hopefully @lowtheband doesn’t mind the rendition of their beautiful song.” I doubt they do, it’s a really pretty three minutes. Pick up Nothing’s latest LP ‘Guilty Of Everything’ via Relapse Records.

 
Nothing – ‘In Metal’ (Low Cover)

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The KVB – ‘Across The Sea’

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Nicholas Wood & Kat Day return with The KVB‘s new EP ‘Out Of Body‘ on June 2 (via A Records). This time Stereolab’s Joe Dilworth ads his drumming to the mix. It follows the London duo’s 2013 EP ‘Minus One’ and a globetrotting tour with The Brian Jonestown Massacre (read interview for more). Our first listen is ‘Across The Sea’, a step away from the buzzsaw guitars of their ‘Immaterial Visions’ LP. The KVB have blended coldwave, psych and noise rock in the past but this is one of their cleaner offerings. We’ll have to wait til June to find out what the rest of ‘Out Of Body’ holds.

 
The KVB – ‘Across The Sea’

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Whirr – ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ (Nirvana Cover)

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Robotic Empire have spent the past seven years jumping through legal hoops while compiling their tribute to Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’. This weekend it was finally released, featuring a re-imagining of the classic tracks by the late Jay Reatard, Ceremony, Circa Survive and shoegazers Whirr (among others). Whirr’s cover of the ’93 single was recorded several years ago but now it’s out there, in all its noisy glory! Pick up ‘In Utero: In Tribute’ at Bandcamp / iTunes.

 
Whirr – ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ (Nirvana Cover)

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Mazzy Star – ‘I’m Less Here’

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Perhaps some of you were lucky enough to pick up Mazzy Star‘s limited run 7inch (3000 on coke bottle clear) for Record Store Day this year. If not, at least we can watch the video! The two previously unreleased songs ‘I’m Less Here’ and b-side ‘Things’ have snuck into live sets for over a decade.

 
Mazzy Star – ‘I’m Less Here’

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Medicine – ‘Something Goes Wrong’ (Live)

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Clash have premiered a cut from Medicine‘s forthcoming ‘Part Time Punks Live‘ album, a special Record Store Day release (April 19) thanks to Captured Tracks. On tri-colour vinyl no less! Here’s a new/live version of ‘Something Goes Wrong’ from the San Fernando rock vets. Recorded for radio shortly after the release of ‘To The Happy Few’ in late 2013. You’ll find the original version on 1993′s ‘The Buried Life’.

 
Medicine – ‘Something Goes Wrong’ (Live)

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Viscous Liquid – ‘Songs For Jealous Lovers’

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Earlier this year we had a listen to Viscous Liquid’s stellar song ‘When I See You‘ in the lead up to an EP release. In case you missed it, the UK-based solo artist (Rhys Williams) has now delivered ‘Songs For Jealous Lovers‘ and it’s a great listen for fans of shoegaze or lo-fi surf pop. Head over to Bandcamp for a download if it lifts your skirt!

 
Viscous Liquid – ‘Songs For Jealous Lovers’

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The Enters – ‘Small Town Love’

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London shoegazers The Enters have spent the past few years gigging around the UK and Europe, sharing the stage with The Telescopes, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), The Fauns and Spotlight Kid. Recently the trio teamed up with producer Rory Attwell to record their latest EP at Lightship95. The studio built on a boat (pics)! The result is ‘Small Town Love’, an impressive collection of dense noise pop (that’s been making the internet rounds this week). A vinyl announcement is expected before too long.

 
The Enters – ‘Small Town Love’ [EP Stream]

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The Vacant Lots – ‘Mad Mary Jones’

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Psych duo The Vacant Lots have delivered the rollicking single ‘Mad Mary Jones’ and there’s a seizure inducing video to match! Well, not literally – check out the video below! Their rocking ways first got our attention last year with their spot on the ‘Psych For Sore Eyes‘ compilation. The Vacant Lots will release their debut album ‘Departure’ through Sonic Cathedral (June 30 – UK/EU & July 1 USA). The record was mixed and mastered by Sonic Boom (of Spacemen 3 fame).

 
The Vacant Lots – ‘Mad Mary Jones’

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