Stella Diana – ‘Edward Teach’


Stella Diana are a five piece from Naples that blend new wave and shoegaze on their latest album ’41 61 93′ (free download). Album cut ‘Edward Teach’ is a stand out, it sets up the tension before hitting you with a wall of dreamy vocals! Stella Diana have been making music since 1998, influenced by the likes of Slowdive, Ride, Pale Saints and Chameleons.

Stella Diana – ‘Edward Teach’

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To The Wedding – ‘Come On’


To The Wedding is the moniker of singer/songwriter Lauren Grubb. The San Francisco-based artist recently posted ‘Come On’ (via The Wild Honey Pie) from her forthcoming debut LP ‘Silver Currents’. It’s a sedate stunner that will sit well with fans of Mazzy Star or Memoryhouse. In fact, To The Wedding covered Mazzy’s ‘Take Everything’ on the earlier EP ‘Taken’. As the saying goes, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” and when you can do it as well as Lauren does, who cares!? Amazing voice. ‘Silver Currents’ is available from October 28 (pre-sale).

To The Wedding – ‘Come On’ *if the stream is broke – click here!*

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Nothing Announce UK/EU Tour Dates


Nothing have announced an extensive tour of the UK and Europe, kicking off this October/November! It’s the first time the Philly foursome have played in Europe. Punters would be well advised to take earplugs… and possibly a helmet. Full tour details here! The shoegazers debut LP ‘Guilty Of Everything’ is out now via Relapse Records, here’s a personal fave…

Nothing – ‘Somersault’

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Chatham Rise – ‘Meadowsweet’


Ride’s Mark Gardener has mixed ‘Meadowsweet’, the new single by Chatham Rise. The Minneapolis band are currently working on a new record for release late fall, in the meantime you can download ‘Meadowsweet’ via Picture In My Ear Records! It’s a slow moving rocker that blends psych and shoegaze, one of their most polished creations to date. If you missed their debut LP last year – take a listen here.

Chatham Rise – ‘Meadowsweet’

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Lubec – ‘Almost Vince’


Almost Vince‘ is the lead single from Lubec‘s forthcoming LP (out later this month). The Portland-based four piece were recently featured in the Sundance documentary ‘New American Noise’ and have toured alongside Speedy Ortiz, The Young, Screaming Females and more. They contrast their lo-fi sound with three-part vocals. The guy/girl harmonies are a real highlight, the sugar on a rough and raw mix! But it’s not all DIY, Lubec are in good hands with producer Robert Comitz (Hornet Leg, K Records). Keep an ear out for their debut full length ‘The Thrall’, out via Like Young Records on September 21.

Lubec – ‘Almost Vince’

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