Title Fight – ‘Your Pain Is Mine Now’

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There’s been loads of internet chatter surrounding Title Fight‘s new singles ‘Chlorine’ and ‘Rose Of Sharon’. The Pennsylvania four piece have given their post-hardcore sound a boost of reverb and tremolo, leaving many fans scratching their heads. Are they shoegaze now? Well no, but Title Fight are continuing down the path that Nothing’s ‘Guilty Of Everything’ blazed last year and (I imagine) they won’t be the last band to do so in 2015. Having said that, their new track ‘Your Pain Is Mine Now’ is something entirely different (and my preferred song of the three unveiled so far). It’s a gem. ‘Hyperview’ is shaping up to be an interesting (and divisive) album, pre-order via Anti (out February 3).

 
Title Fight – ‘Your Pain Is Mine Now’

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Omega Vague – ‘Reveries’

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Connecticut solo artist Craig Douglas (aka Omega Vague) released his sixth album ‘Reveries’ this month (grab it here). The stand outs ‘Beyond The Stars’ and ‘The Long Way’ pepper a dreamy collection of anthems that are well produced and presented. ‘Reveries’ has so far been praised by The Shoegaze Collective, DKFM and Ambient Airwaves.

 
Omega Vague – ‘Reveries’

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Disappears – ‘Halcyon Days’

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I’ve got no idea what Disappears are up to on ‘Halcyon Days’ but I’m liking it! The Chicago-based outfit have transitioned across many genres and are now exploring new horizons. The experiment is ‘Irreal’, their fifth full length (out this week via Kranky). The eight track release was recorded at Electrical Audio by producer John Congleton (The Black Angels, Explosions In The Sky and Land Of Talk (geez I miss that band). Take a trip into the ‘Halcyon Days’ kaleidoscope below…

 
Disappears – ‘Halcyon Days’ [Video]

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The Morelings – ‘Less’

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Introducing Philly dream pop act The Morelings. The trio (Kedra Kearis, Matt Kearis and Chris Jordan) teamed up with producer Kyle “Slick” Johnson to deliver their debut three tracker ‘No Sign’ this month. Take a listen to the slow-mo opener ‘Less’ and/or grab a copy here!

 
The Morelings – ‘Less’

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Bloom – ‘Rise’

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You could be forgiven for thinking Bloom‘s debut single ‘Rise’ is a lost classic from 1992! In name, sound and artwork. But, in the year that Ride make their live return, this San Antonio foursome do the nostalgic rock thing very well. So who can begrudge them!? Well, I’m sure there will be some, but good songwriting is good songwriting. Throw on some Chuck Taylor’s and stream the rest at Bandcamp.

 
Bloom – ‘Rise’

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Appendixes – ‘Burn’ [Video Premiere]

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Here’s our first look at ‘Burn’, the new video from Appendixes. It’s an effortlessly catchy tune, a mix of synth and dream pop that will lodge in your head. *now humming “…please don’t burn my house down”* The Portland-based trio (Eric Sabatino, Beth Ann Morgan and Devin Welch) formed in 2012 after creating David Lynch inspired demos (with the aid of a reel-to-reel). The following year Appendixes gave us ‘Neon Green Fear’, an incredible track (listen here). Fast forward to 2015 and we have the forthcoming EP ‘Everyday Use’ featuring ‘Burn’ and four others. Track & Field are releasing a limited run of cassettes, available from January 24 (pre-order here)! Oregon locals can catch the release show on the same day at The Know with Corey J Brewer and Fog Father (details).

Appendixes – ‘Burn’ [Video Premiere]

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