Highlands – ‘Show Me’


Highlands will release a new five track EP ‘Dark Matter Remnants’ on November 18. It features unreleased songs from the recording of their sophomore album ‘Dark Matter Traveler’ (out now via Say It Again Records). The Californians have also revealed a fresh video for ‘Show Me’. It’s a reminder of how awesome their brand of apocalyptic psych rock is! Be warned, this vid contains boobies.

Highlands – ‘Show Me’ [Video] (NSFW)

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SPC ECO – ‘Zombie’


SPC ECO (pronounced “Space Echo”) have released the ‘Zombie‘ remix EP – bundled with a trippy, face morphing video! The British duo are led by multi-instrumentalist Dean Garcia (formerly of Curve), together with his daughter/singer Rose Berlin. ‘Zombie’ was originally released on the LP ‘Sirens And Satellites’ (out now).

SPC ECO – ‘Zombie’

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Dead Leaf Echo – ‘so.wrong’ [Video]


Dead Leaf Echo‘s singer/guitarist LG Galleon has directed the band’s latest video for ‘so.wrong’ (premiered via Brooklyn Vegan). Pick it up on the ‘true.deep.sleeper’ EP which is available now via Moon Sounds Records on digital/vinyl. The New York shoegazers have been showcasing the EP on tour with Beach Fossils, Weekend, Whirr, The Telescopes and The Ocean Blue. But it’s not over yet, the four piece have a few more U.S. dates remaining (as below). Looking forward to the next full length!

Dead Leaf Echo – ‘so.wrong’ [Video]

Dead Leaf Echo Remaining U.S. Tour Dates

10/08 CBGB Fest Lit Lounge New York, NY – ¥ #
10/09 Grand Victory Brooklyn NY ¥ %
10/30 The Knitting Factory Brooklyn NY
11/15 Echo Fest V The Loving Cup Detroit MI ¥ *
12/05 TBD Philadelphia PA $
12/06 Comet Ping-Pong Washington DC $
12/07 TBD Baltimore MD $

¥ = w/Sisters of your Sunshine Vapor
# w/ Bootblacks
% w/ Brief Candles
$ w/ The New Lines
* w/ Elephant Stone

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Arc Waves – ‘Half Dome’


Ghost Station Records has released the debut self-titled EP by Arc Waves. The Brooklyn-based foursome (Elaine Lachica, Brandon Jaffe, William McCormack, and Mike Hodges) echo the heyday of 4AD and Factory Records with swooning dream pop mixed with a dash of punk. The lead single ‘Half Dome’ shows off Elaine’s serious vocal chops! Stream the rest here.

Arc Waves – ‘Half Dome’

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Contrast – ‘Drum Machine’


Melbourne rockers Contrast delivered their latest EP ‘Less Than Zero‘ back in May featuring the singles ‘Pipe Dreams’ and ‘Dull’. This week the four piece reveal the new video for ‘Drum Machine’, a slacker jangle pop tune with VHS visuals! If you missed ‘Less Than Zero’ – take a listen to the stream below.

Contrast – ‘Drum Machine’

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Lord Tarquin – ‘Memoirs Of A Shoegazing Gentleman’


Earlier this year the satirical book ‘Memoirs Of A Shoegazing Gentleman’ went on sale at the Independent Label Market in London, but it’s now available online. I got my hands on a copy recently and a few people had questions following a tweet – hence the post! It’s a fun read and a great souvenir to add to the basket when vinyl shopping. It definitely helps if you’ve got a fondness for British humour and the early 90s bands the book references i.e. Lush, Ride, Catherine Wheel etc. It even features a star studded photo of Shoey House! *wink*

Here’s the low down via Sonic Cathedral, “‘Memoirs Of A Shoegazing Gentleman’ was originally published as a spoof column in NME between October 26, 1991 and February 1, 1992, and was written by writer and broadcaster David Quantick in the guise of Lord Tarquin. The new version has been illustrated by designer Marc Jones, and features the 10 original chapters, plus a brand new epilogue which brings the story of the pupils of Shoey House right up to date in a morass of middle-class mockery, double entendres and badly translated Latin.”

Pick Up A Copy Via The Sonic Cathedral Shop.