‘Got That Feeling, A Tribute To Skywave’

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Noise rock legends Skywave have been given a fitting tribute by The Blog That Celebrates Itself. The influential trio have been honoured with a collection of covers by the likes of The Vera Violets, Screen Vinyl Image and Stellarscope. Original members also feature on the record via their current bands; Paul Baker (Static Daydream), Oliver Ackermann (A Place To Bury Strangers) and John Fedowitz (Ceremony). Speaking of, Static Daydream have announced a debut LP, (out this August via Saint Marie / Moon Sounds)! Lovely work by Brazil’s Renato Malizia for conceiving the compilation, available for download now.

 
Various Artists – ‘Got That Feeling, A Tribute To Skywave’ [Stream]

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Hideous Towns – ‘Heart Attack/Skin’

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Hideous Towns have returned with a new 7inch single ‘Heart Attack/Skin‘. The Melbourne-based foursome (Alana West, Ashley Stirling, Chris MacLean and Ryan DeCoite) have an unassuming style that blends jangle and dream pop with a new wave feel. Hideous Towns delivered their self-titled EP last October, cementing themselves as one of Australia’s stand out dream pop acts. ‘Heart Attack/Skin’ is another step forward, it’s available now digitally, with vinyl shipping from Lost And Lonesome on July 16.

 
Hideous Towns – ‘Heart Attack/Skin’

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Mutes – ‘Holy Terror’

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Mutes ‘Holy Terror’ is a reverb rocker that comes out swinging before drifting into a dream state half way through. It’s a raw, uncompromising introduction to their second EP ‘Starvation Age’ (which is out next week, June 29). The UK quartet began as a solo project and spawned a self-titled EP last May. The upcoming five track collection ranges from rock to ambient and maintains the loveable, lo-fi aesthetic of their debut. ‘Starvation Age’ is available for pre-order (on digital or cassette) via One Note Forever.

 
Mutes – ‘Holy Terror’

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DIV I DED – ‘Late Awakening’

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Texas-based label Fleeting Youth Records are preparing a stateside release of DIV I DED‘S debut album ‘Born To Sleep‘ (out July 17 on cassette/digital). The Czech-based shoegazers were founded in 2013 by multi-instrumentalist Filip Helštýn and singer Viktorie Marksová, (who were inspired by their fellow countrymen The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa). Last year’s European album release was well received, leading to DIV I DED picking up live dates at the Prague International Music Festival, Sweetsen Fest and Colours of Ostrava.

 
DIV I DED – ‘Late Awakening’

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White Poppy – ‘Natural Phenomena’

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Vancouver’s Crystal Dorval produces an eclectic mix of ambient shoegaze and experimental dream pop. Her 2013 self-titled album (White Poppy) was an intricate collection of beautiful oddities, a true album experience. On June 23, White Poppy returns with a second album, ‘Natural Phenomena’ (pre-order). Take a listen to the first two public tracks below, ‘Mermaids’ and ‘Confusion’.

 
White Poppy – ‘Natural Phenomena’

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Maria False – ‘Shoot It’

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French shoegaze champs Maria False have released their impressive LP ‘When’ via A Quick One Records featuring ‘Shoot It’. The foursome just posted a fresh video to match the seasick feel of the track, which is a gem! ‘When’ is an ambitious record that’s well worth your minutes, stream it in full below.

 
Maria False – ‘Shoot It’

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