Some Gorgeous Accident – ‘Winter Evergreen’ EP

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San Francisco’s Dale Marquez has released a beautiful EP called ‘Winter Evergreen‘ (under his moniker Some Gorgeous Accident). The four track collection features some guest artists, including Dale’s wife on vocals. The recording is dedicated to his daughter Eve, so the EP is very much a family affair. This may be the perfect way to put some “christmas music” on the boombox without having to dust off Mariah Carey. Wonderful work!

 
Some Gorgeous Accident – ‘Winter Evergreen’ EP

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Ghost Lake – ‘I Feel Everything’

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Ghost Lake brim with angular noise, heavy textures and nonchalant melodies. The combination of experimental sounds and swooning shoegaze makes ‘I Feel Everything‘ an interesting record. The Oklahoma natives have captured their live sound, which makes you feel like you’re sitting in their band room with bleeding ears! The five piece loosely deliver some solid songs, take a listen…

 
Ghost Lake – ‘I Feel Everything’

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Mayfair – ‘The Ability To Dream’

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Mayfair‘s debut album ‘The Ability To Dream‘ was released this week via Ozona Records. The Memphis-based quartet indulge in dark n’ heavy gaze on the eight track collection. It’s very much out of the Nothing / Cloakroom rule book but nevertheless, Mayfair provide some crushing moments.

 
Mayfair – ‘The Ability To Dream’

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Dress – ‘For You, For Me’

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German rock act Dress have delivered their second EP ‘Angst‘ following a show with Craft Spells last month. The five tracker features the spacious reverb rocker ‘For You, For Me’. The trio (Konstantin Steinhauser on vocals/bass, guitarist Tom Fischer and drummer Johannes Romer) formed in 2013 before releasing their debut EP the following year. ‘Angst’ is a polished affair, Dress add a dreamy sheen to their post punk delivery; like the wall of sound ‘Cuomo’ or the jangly ‘About The Sea’. Stream in full below.

 
Dress – ‘For You, For Me’ [Angst Album Stream]

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Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Jolly’

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Moon Sounds Records has been home to Ceremony, Static Daydream and Dead Leaf Echo, and now the Dallas-based label are giving Bloodhounds On My Trail a stateside release. The Aussie shoegazers have posted a deluxe edition of their EP ‘Escape II‘ with the lead single ‘Jolly’, and a remix by Ummagma. The Melbourne foursome create cinematic mood pieces, like my personal fave ‘She’s In My Plans’. ‘Escape II’ is an EP to “experience”. Beautiful work!

 
Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Jolly’

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Dråpe – ‘Round And Around’

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In October Dråpe gave us their second full length ‘Relax/Relapse’ via Norwegian label Riot Factory, and recently premiered a 60s-styled video for ‘Round And Around’ (via Konbini). The quintet have evolved immensely since forming in 2010, and have faced more changes recently with the departure of Hanne (singer), and the return of Eirik (keys/guitar). I do miss the bendy days of their debut, and Hanne’s femine touch, but Dråpe’s brand of trippy psych pop is always refreshing (especially when recorded on 24 track tape)! ‘Relax/Relapse’ plays out like a sprawling daydream, and it’s catchier than ever. Check out this recent interview with Ja Ja Ja for the full low down.

 
Dråpe – ‘Round And Around’

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