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Floating Room – ‘Sunless’ LP

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Floating Room came together largely by happenstance; Maya Stoner (Sabonis/Forest Park) and Kyle Bates (Drowse) discussed collaborating at a house party before being joined by bassist Alec Van Staveren. Together the Pacific Northwest trio have created one of the most raw, real and exciting dream pop records of the year. The ‘Sunless’ LP was released this week on Good Cheer Records, and it’s already been praised by Stereogum, She Shreds, and CLRVYNT. The emotion-charged lead songs ‘Fun’ and ‘Sad God’ are so good. However, there are several short, experimental interludes on the album which are both a strength and weakness. It’s great to have these odd, dreamy moments but they also make the record play out like a collection of demos that aren’t fully fleshed out (which may/or may not be the case). Regardless, I’m really impressed by ‘Sunless’ and I hope this collaboration continues to grow. Definitely worth your minutes…

Floating Room – ‘Sunless’ LP

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Mosaicz – ‘Physic’

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Mosaicz dropped their latest tune ‘Physic’ earlier this month; a lo-fi wall of noise from their impending EP/LP (expected next year). The Geelong-based trio are a little bit psych, and a little shoegaze. ‘Physic’ is a washed out slow burner, with sunken vocals and a groovy, overblown feel to it. This is the third song Mosaicz have posted since 2015’s epic ‘Backwards’. Pick it up at Bandcamp.

 
Mosaicz – ‘Physic’

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Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Haunted Isles’ EP

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Moon Sounds Records have delivered the latest EP from Melbourne shoegaze band Bloodhounds On My Trail (get it here)! The ‘Haunted Isles’ EP features the lead tunes ‘Over The Wall’ and the recently public single ‘Places Like This’. The four piece; Johnny Green (guitar, vocals), Chris Donaldson (guitar), Nik Donaldson (drums) and Ché Walden (bass), delivered their last EP ‘Escape II’ in late 2015. ‘Haunted Isles’ is a solid collection that builds on their widescreen moody rock sound. BOMT might be Australia’s contemporary answer to Chapterhouse or Ride; a provocative mix of melody and noise.

 
Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Haunted Isles’ EP

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Melt – ‘Rewind’

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New Jersey foursome Melt have posted another tune from their forthcoming debut LP ‘Riffer’ (out this week through Danger Collective / Top Shelf Records). ‘Rewind’ follows the lead single ‘Out Of Line’ and it’s another reverb rocker with fuzzy edges and plenty of vocal hooks. An accessible mix of college rock n’ shoegazey/post-hardcore production. Fans of Nothing’s latest should find something to like here.

Hoo boy… there’s been plenty of other ‘gaze related news about the internets this week – where to start!? Lush have called it a day (again) after a very successful reunion tour and the ‘Blind Spot’ EP release (read their statement here). Creation Records announced that The Jesus And Mary Chain will deliver a fresh record in March 2017! Plus some My Bloody Valentine news; while we knew that Kevin Shields was busy remastering ‘Loveless’ at Abbey Road Studios with Sean Magee, we didn’t know that MBV plan on touring again next year. *faints* Of course, that’s according to some drunken pub talk (via Reddit). But hey, it’s a small whiff of hope nonetheless. While we wait The Vinyl Factory have posted an introduction to each MBV record (check that out here).
 
Melt – ‘Rewind’

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The Megaphonic Thrift – ‘Få meg til verden i tide’

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The Megaphonic Thrift have delivered their new record ‘Få meg til verden i tide’ (out now through Old Flame Records). For the first time the Norwegian space rockers are singing in their native tongue, and they’re sounding dreamier than ever! In fact, their rock edge has made way for an 80s synth pop sound (but I’m liking the change). Check out the lead tunes below (or steam in full at Spotify).

 
The Megaphonic Thrift – ‘Få meg til verden i tide’

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The Pink Elephants Feat. Nikki Lee – ‘Cloud Symbols’

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The Pink Elephants and singer Nikki Lee have crafted the droney shoegazer ‘Cloud Symbols’; a cut from their new album ‘Temples In The Sky‘. The psych/shoegaze band is lead by Peter McNestry and features seven contributors from all over (Canada, the UK and Europe). The thirteen track digital release features a handful of covers (including Spiritualized’s ‘Hold On’ and Sonic Boom’s ‘Angel’). Jump into their fuzzy creation below…

 
The Pink Elephants Feat. Nikki Lee – ‘Cloud Symbols’

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