White Poppy – ‘Natural Phenomena’

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Vancouver’s Crystal Dorval produces an eclectic mix of ambient shoegaze and experimental dream pop. Her 2013 self-titled album (White Poppy) was an intricate collection of beautiful oddities, a true album experience. On June 23, White Poppy returns with a second album, ‘Natural Phenomena’ (pre-order). Take a listen to the first two public tracks below, ‘Mermaids’ and ‘Confusion’.

 
White Poppy – ‘Natural Phenomena’

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Maria False – ‘Shoot It’

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French shoegaze champs Maria False have released their impressive LP ‘When’ via A Quick One Records featuring ‘Shoot It’. The foursome just posted a fresh video to match the seasick feel of the track, which is a gem! ‘When’ is an ambitious record that’s well worth your minutes, stream it in full below.

 
Maria False – ‘Shoot It’

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Jade TV – ‘Essence’

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Darling Recordings have pressed some fancy discs of Jade TV‘s underrated long player ‘Parallel Moments‘ (originally released last year on cassette by Jurassic Pop). Jade TV is the solo project of James Allen, a Michigan-based artist with a flair for navel gazing dream/jangle pop. ‘Essence’ is perfect for fans of early Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils or DIIV, (who will be dropping their new single any day now).

 
Jade TV – ‘Essence’

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Forevr – ‘Demonstration’

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Guitarist Donovan Miller (formerly of Roku Music) and singer Sam George-Allen are Forevr, a new shoegaze duo out of Brisbane. They delivered a debut four song offering called ‘Demonstration‘ in April. But, it didn’t look anything like this! Forevr are now toting gold cassettes and discs – it’s gazey bling! The pair have crafted some amazing songs to get us drooling for a full length.

 
Forevr – ‘Demonstration’

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Slowdive – ‘Souvlaki’ (Pitchfork Classic)

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In case you missed it, Pitchfork have crafted an excellent episode of their Classic series, this time covering Slowdive‘s 1993 album ‘Souvlaki’. In less than five days it’s been viewed more than 100,000 times! Understandably so, its an honest take that combines band interviews, and input from Creation’s Alan McGee, along with studio wizards Chris Hufford and Ed Buller. If you’ve got 50 minutes to spare, jump in!

 
Slowdive – ‘Souvlaki’ (Pitchfork Classic)

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Fine Points – ‘Astral Season’

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San Fran psych outfit Sleepy Sun has spawned a new side project called Fine Points. Guitarists Matt Holliman and Evan Reiss give us ‘Astral Season’, a beautiful single (and video) that transports their psych origins into a dreamier space, with strong vocal harmonies and a (now, rarely heard) guitar solo! Fine Points release their debut LP ‘Hover’ on July 17 via Dine Alone Records.

 
Fine Points – ‘Astral Season’

Visit Fine Points @ Dine Alone Records @ Facebook.