Another Green World – ‘Disguise’

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Stuck “between early 80s synth pop and late 80s shoegaze” solo artist Alec West created a sound that lands somewhere in between. In 2007 Alec began releasing music under the moniker Another Green World, so far he’s got a handful of EPs and albums to his credit. ‘Disguise’ is the latest single (premiered @ Bullett), it’s available on the forthcoming full length ‘Memorial’, out October 21 through 80s Ladies Records.

 
Another Green World – ‘Disguise’

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Daoda – ‘Feel For You’

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Daoda is the work of Mike Sacchetti, a Philly-based solo artist who began releasing music as Bad News Bears almost a decade ago. His latest work has a lot in common with the early Captured Tracks roster. The lo-fi, bedroom pop feel is a perfect match for his raw and honest brand of songwriting. Take a listen to ‘Feel For You’ (free download) and check out Mike’s more recent work here.

 
Daoda – ‘Feel For You’

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Grouper – ‘Call Across Rooms’

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This Halloween Grouper will deliver her new LP ‘Ruins’ via Yellow Electric/Kranky! ‘Call Across Rooms’ is the first public track, more evidence that the Portland native can devastate listeners with just her voice and a piano. The recording was made back in 2011, during a visit to Portugal. It’s bleak but beautiful. ‘Call Across Rooms’ is bound to be one of the most blogged tunes of the week, and rightly so!

 
Grouper – ‘Call Across Rooms’

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Tape Deck Mountain East Coast Tour

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Tape Deck Mountain have announced an east coast tour with Slavve this September/October! The San Diego shoegazers are also re-issuing their ‘Sway’ LP on transparent green vinyl. The limited run ships early October (pre-sale). Revisit the rock anthem ‘Always Lie’ below – love those redonkulously big guitars! Re-donk, needs to be in the dictionary.

 
Tape Deck Mountain – ‘Always Lie’

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Nano Kino – ‘Eyes Before Words’

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Who’s Nano Kino!? A lo-fi dream pop duo hailing from Northern England, that’s who! It’s a collaboration between singer Sarah Suri and Duncan Lloyd (of Decade In Exile / Maximo Park). They’re currently at work on their debut full length, influenced by Cocteau Twins, Women and Life Without Buildings. ‘Eyes Before Words’ is our first listen, the LP is expected early 2015.

 
Nano Kino – ‘Eyes Before Words’

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M83 – ‘Run Into Flowers’ (Maps Remix)

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M83‘s 2003 album ‘Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts’ was labelled electronic, dream pop, shoegaze and post rock. It didn’t fit neatly into any classification. It was a case of, “we don’t know what this is but it’s really f***ing good”! It’s been praised as one of the greatest albums of that era. On August 25 Mute are re-issuing M83′s first three albums along with two EPs (out this week) with rarities and b-sides. Take a listen to a remix of M83′s ‘Run Into Flowers’ by Maps!

 
M83 – ‘Run Into Flowers’ (Maps Remix)’

Side note, The Radio Dept. released their first new song in four years today – listen to ‘Death To Fascism’ here. Hearing the news this morning was like waking up to a rainbow, only to walk outside and have a bird shit in my mouth! Sorry folks but this is a political statement first and a song second, distant second. I respect the message but resent lazy sampling. *climbs off soapbox* *cries in corner* *puts on ‘Clinging To A Scheme’*

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