Youth In Bloom – ‘Shell’

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Following the March single release of ‘Crescent Waves’, Youth In Bloom return with the five track EP ‘Shell‘. The Williamsport, Pennsylvania foursome aren’t afraid to take risks and show their versatility, from the disembodied shoegaze chaos of ‘Dismantle’ to the progressive, dream pop epic of ‘Shrouded’. If Youth In Bloom continue to grow (excuse the pun), we’ll be in for something special by the time they’re ready for a debut full length.

 
Youth In Bloom – ‘Shell’

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The Dagger Complex – ‘Vibrant’ EP

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‘Shockwave’ is a fresh dream pop tune by The Dagger Complex, taken from the ‘Vibrant‘ EP. The Chile-based band are off to a flying start after forming in 2013. With swooning guy/girl vocals, euphoric crescendos and catchy melodies, it’s no wonder the five piece have already appeared on the South American music festival stage. Songs like ‘Tremolo Vision Of You’ even sound a little like Dråpe, impressive!

 
The Dagger Complex – ‘Vibrant’ EP [Stream]

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Balms – ‘Balms’ EP

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San Francisco’s Balms delivered their debut EP this month (grab it here). The trio kick it off with the single ‘Golden Hair’, for lovers of lo-fi rock n’ jangle pop. The floaty harmonies of ‘See You’ are another stand out. It caps off a busy year for Balms, after playing shows alongside Canyons, Vibragun, The Foreign Resort, Blackstone Rngrs, Dissolve, Moonbell and Couches.

 
Balms – ‘Balms’ [EP Stream]

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Muso Planet Volume Seven – Out Now!

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In case you missed it, Muso Planet Volume Seven has arrived (free download here)! This volume features music from Dead Leaf Echo, Jaguwar, Magic Love and Rev Rev Rev. Plus Latino America Shoegaze Presents Guitarists and their Pedals, with a feature on Hands And Moment and much more! Thank you Muso Planet.

 
Various Artists – ‘Muso Planet Volume Seven’

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Elizabeth Colour Wheel – ‘Thoughts of Violence’

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Newcomers Elizabeth Colour Wheel delivered an impressive two track demo a few months back featuring ‘Thoughts Of Violence’ (a nine minute shoegaze epic) and ‘Out Of’ (an instrumental work). The Boston-based band are hitting the studio this month to record a debut EP (expected in January). Looking forward to it! Visit Bandcamp for a download.

 
Elizabeth Colour Wheel – ‘Thoughts of Violence’

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Ummagma – ‘Kiev (Haioka Remix)’

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Ummagma continue their prolific year of non-stop music making with the ‘Kiev Remixes’ (out now via Emerald & Dooreen Recordings)! The Canadian-Ukrainian duo enlisted a huge amount of talent to rework ‘Kiev’ including Japan’s Shintaro Haioka. Take a listen to the ambient electronic piece below, a beautifully warped re-imagining (as requested by @shoegazeindie)!

 
Ummagma – ‘Kiev (Haioka Remix)’

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