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Tape Deck Mountain – ‘I Will Break U’ EP

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Fresh music from shoegaze powerhouse Tape Deck Mountain! The trio have relocated to Nashville and have their eyes set on their third full length. BUT before that… on October 8 (International Cassette Store Day) the band are releasing a sneak peek. The ‘I Will Break U‘ EP will feature two exclusive tracks with the ‘Slow Salvation’ EP on the b-side (via Semi-Pro Records). Take a listen to the lead single ‘Loopers Of Bushwick’; a droning anthem with a psych swagger.

 
Tape Deck Mountain – ‘I Will Break U’ EP

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Denver, Colorado – ‘Eternal Love // Usual Fog’ [Premiere]

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Jump into the first public stream of Denver, Colorado’s impressive debut single ‘Eternal Love // Usual Fog‘. Denver, Colorado is a solo project backed by a music collective; led by Sweden’s Simeon Pappinen Hillert (a touring sound engineer with acts including Niki & the Dove, Elliphant and School ’94). The Gothenburg-based project plan to release ‘Eternal Love // Usual Fog’ on their forthcoming EP ‘…and it still keeps on rising’ (due later this year). The wonky tune was “inspired by foggy nights and shoegaze tunes echoing over the sea,” a mix of lo-fi pop and bittersweet melodies. There’s some generous reverb in there too! It reminds me a little of early Mercury Rev, and has me very excited to hear what comes next.

 
Denver, Colorado – ‘Eternal Love // Usual Fog’ [Premiere]

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The City Gates – ‘Checkpoint Charlie’

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Montréal shoegazers The City Gates tease new EP with the slow burner ‘Checkpoint Charlie’. It’s an expansive tune, shifting from introverted to anthemic. If The National decided to turn ‘gazey, I’d expect it would sound something like this! ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ is backed by the equally solid ‘Maddening Ride’, it’s the first from the foursome since 2013’s full length ‘Collapse‘. If you’re in Quebec, catch The City Gates live with The Stargazer Lilies this Friday at La Vitrola.

 
The City Gates – ‘Checkpoint Charlie’

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True Widow – ‘O.O.T.P.V.’

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The doom rock of True Widow returns this month with their latest album ‘AVVOLGERE’ (out through Relapse on September 23). The Texan sludgegazers serve up another heavy hitter in ‘O.O.T.P.V.’, which follows the lead single ‘Theurgist’. It’s good to have them back, I often return to my all-time fave True Widow tune; ‘Skull Eyes‘.

 
True Widow – ‘O.O.T.P.V.’

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Everything Fades – ‘Black Metallic’ [Catherine Wheel Cover]

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Everything Fades have given the Catherine Wheel their own Texan touch on ‘Black Metallic’; the lead track from the ‘Strange Fruits‘ tribute compilation, and their new split single release (available here). The song was originally released on Catherine Wheel’s first full length ‘Ferment’ back in ’92. The Everything Fades version is pretty close to the original, only with more sunken vocals n’ verb! The b-side is a remix of ‘Here’s To A New Tomorrow’, the opener to Everything Fades double EP (released back in April).

 
Everything Fades – ‘Black Metallic’ [Catherine Wheel Cover]

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Colour Of Spring – ‘Snow’

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Colour Of Spring have dropped their latest shoegazer ‘Snow’ which is backed by a 10 date UK tour this September and October! The Leeds rock act will release the single through Swirly Records after teaming up with producer Alex Greaves (Trash) for the recording. ‘Snow’ is a true navel gazer, with bittersweet vocals and a fitting crash n’ burn ending. It’s lighters in the air for this one! Listen to more of Colour Of Spring here.

 
Colour Of Spring – ‘Snow’

Colour Of Spring Tour Dates:

7th SEP GLASGOW – Shadow Sound
8th SEP NEWCASTLE – Jumpin’ Jacks
9th SEP LEEDS – The Old Red Bus Station
10th SEP HUDDERSFIELD – Vinyl Tap Records (in-store matinee)
13th SEP HULL – The Polar Bear
15th SEP LONDON – The New Cross Inn
5th OCT YORK – The Fulford Arms (supporting Man of Moon)
7th OCT MIDDLESBROUGH – Twisterella Festival (pre-show)
14th OCT LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club (supporting INHEAVEN)
15th OCT MANCHESTER – A Carefully Planned Festival

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