The Morelings – ‘Too Far’ [Video]

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Director Santa Anna has created an impressive new video for The Morelings dream popper ‘Too Far’ (as premiered by The 405). It’s taken from the Philly duo’s debut EP ‘No Sign’, released back in January. The good news is, The Morelings are currently recording their first album with Jeff Zeigler (Nothing / The War On Drugs / A Sunny Day In Glasgow). One to look out for in 2016!

 
The Morelings – ‘Too Far’ [Video]

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Waitress – ‘Delay Our Time’

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Waitress (formerly The Foggy Notions) have posted a pair of gazey, droney songs from their forthcoming debut album ‘Delay Our Time’ (out next month). The Saskatoon duo (Janice Weber and Kalon Beaudry) come armed with stormy boy/girl vocal melodies and loads of atmosphere. The two songs are very different, the title track being a stadium-ready rocker (a la Ride), whereas ‘Engram’ is an introverted slow burner. Both are worth your minutes!

 
Waitress – ‘Delay Our Time’

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Sheer – ‘Uneasy’

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Sheer‘s debut album ‘Uneasy’ was released this week via The Native Sound, stream in full below. The Los Angeles foursome produce fuzzy 90s rock (think Lush meets Galaxie 500). There’s rampant party starters like ‘Ojai’ and ‘Uneasy’, as well as reflective/darker numbers. These few words don’t do it justice, so hit up Bullett for a full track by track breakdown.

 
Sheer – ‘Uneasy’

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Lilys – ‘High Writer At Home’

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To celebrate the 21st anniversary of their classic 1994 album ‘Eccsame The Photon Band‘, Lilys have re-issued the LP, played some reunion shows, and posted a new video for ‘High Writer At Home’! There’s a whole lot of people feeling very old right now! *myself included* Lilys second record is considered a classic amongst shoegaze lovers, it’s abstract, moody and gets under your skin. The Washington veterans are led by Kurt Heasley, with an ever-changing line-up of more than seventy past members, but who’s counting!? The video (directed by Stephen “ESPO” Powers and Joey Garfield) has footage from the ‘A Love Letter For You’ doco. Grab the vinyl here or here.

 
Lilys – ‘High Writer At Home’ [Video]

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LSD And The Search For God – ‘Heaven’

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The much-loved LSD & The Search For God will deliver their new five track EP ‘Heaven Is A Place’ on January 15 via Deep Space Recordings. The good news is, after nine years we almost have new music! The bad news is, the colour vinyl pre-orders are already sold out. So be snappy if you want to pick up a first pressing (details here). Since the release of their debut EP (posted below to freshen your memory), the band have added new members Ricky Maymi (Brian Jonestown Massacre) and Ryan Lescure (Moonbeams / My Red Dress), and have toured with The Telescopes, A Place To Bury Strangers and appeared at Austin Psych Fest (among others). The San Francisco space rockers posted ‘Heaven’ about a year ago, so the wait can’t end quick enough, from what I’ve heard, it’ll be worth it.

 
LSD And The Search For God – ‘Heaven’

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DIIV – ‘Mire (Grant’s Song)’

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DIIV have just wrapped up their South American tour (ahead of their Australian tour in February) and marked the occasion with the first public broadcast of ‘Mire (Grant’s Song)’ via Mexico’s Ibero 90.9 FM. It’s the third song we’ve heard from their forthcoming double album ‘Is The Is Are’ (out February 5 via Captured Tracks). The Brooklyn quartet are likely to peak expectations with this song because it subverts their jangly heritage and hits at a harder, heavier future. One that Zachary Cole Smith says defines the 17-track album. Personally, I think it’s the strongest of the three songs so far. Here’s a snippet of what DIIV had to say about it.

As posted on Diivnyc, “…hopefully by now you’ve heard Roi’s song (“Bent”), and now here is Grant’s song (“Mire”). first off, this song was one I really felt connected with the crowds on this past South American tour, in a real, visceral way. but also this is a song which i feel like should help put a lot of what we take from the album and put online before its release in context. it’s so easy to put ‘pop single’ out there, because that’s I guess what people want to hear? and this isn’t really a ‘single’ or anything like that, but i really feel like this song will help make the album make more sense, partially bc it makes more plain the darkness and heaviness that defines a bulk of the album, whether its musical, lyrical, or in some less tangible way relating to events or moments in my life around the album’s genesis. because i guess it kind of hurts me to read over and over reviews of our songs where everything is called ‘reverby, beachy, summery, happy, etc’, where the listener/reviewer can barely listen past our specific sonic palette and hear the actual SONG that is making use of that palette… in short, i feel like this song represents a really important aspect of this album, and to only represent the ‘pop single’ side of it wouldn’t be fair to the album itself.”

DIIV – ‘Mire (Grant’s Song)’

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