It’s been a busy year for Fonda, the duo (David Klotz and Emily Cook) released their LP ‘Sell Your Memories‘ back in February and are already planning another for 2014. Influenced by shoegaze and dream pop, the L.A. pair recently posted the single ‘Sequence Dream’ which is available now via Minty Fresh.
Fonda – ‘Sequence Dream’
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Wow, didn’t expect this. Fresh music from Ringo Deathstarr and its more inventive than ever. New single ‘Flower Power‘ combines vocal harmonies with a progressive guitar riff that shifts from shoegaze to thrash! Then… the piano drops in to space you out. Excellent work from the Texan trio. Pick it up on the new mini album ‘God’s Dream’ available to Ringo Deathstarr’s Japanese fans on December 18 (the rest of us have to wait til 2014). The release (via Vinyl Junkie Recordings) also features guitar guests Adam Franklin (of Swervedriver) and Jeff Schroeder (of The Smashing Pumpkins).
Ringo Deathstarr – ‘Flower Power’
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Chicago-based solo artist Linea Aspera has posted a handful of hypnotic new tunes on Soundcloud. Regular readers may remember ‘How Light Works‘ from back in April? ‘Bleached’ (free download) is a sprawling dream pop instrumental with vocal-like effects. Explore more of these creations here.
Linea Aspera – ‘Bleached’
Hear more from Linea Aspera @ Soundcloud.
I know precious little about the Osaka-based shoegaze act Ondol. It was one of those Soundcloud finds that just popped up and surprised me. ‘Shinshin‘ (free download) is one of many new tunes posted over the past month, this one featuring sugary vocals and wall of sound guitars. Check out more here.
Ondol – ‘Shinshin’
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Black Moth Super Rainbow have posted an almighty live version of ‘Forever Heavy’ as recorded for Sirius XMU last year. The tune was originally the opener of the Pittsburgh experimentalists 2007 album ‘Dandelion Gum’. Vocoders and breakneck guitars never sounded so good!
Black Moth Super Rainbow – ‘Forever Heavy’ (Live)
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Over the weekend rock vets Swervedriver released their new single ‘Deep Wound‘ – download here! This is the first newly recorded material in fifteen years from the British shoegazers and a prelude to their forthcoming album (due in 2014). ‘Deep Wound’ is four minutes of melodic riff rock that doesn’t let up.
Swervedriver – ‘Deep Wound’
‘Weird Season‘ is out today, the debut EP from Brisbane’s Major Leagues! The foursome impressed with their shoegazey single ‘Silver Tides‘ and follow it up with an EP full of 90s influenced rockers with lots of pop hooks (full EP stream). Grab the vinyl here or download at iTunes.
Major Leagues – ‘Feel’
Here’s an otherworldly tune by Lilies On Mars (Lisa Masia and Marina Cristofalo) who hail from Sardinia but now call London home. Taken from their forthcoming LP ‘Dot To Dot’ (out next year via Saint Marie). ‘Dream Of Bees‘ takes some unexpected twists and turns, its a lush pop song with a carnival-like organ and delicate vocals. Meanwhile Saint Marie Records have released their latest compilation ‘Static Waves 2‘ featuring 32 tracks at a bargain price featuring Elika, Presents For Sally, Jetman Jet Team, Keith Canisius and more – check it out here.
Lilies on Mars – ‘Dream Of Bees’
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As the year wraps up the list of 2014 album releases continues to mount up! Today Secretly Canadian announced details of The War On Drugs third album ‘Lost In The Dream’ (out March 18). New single ‘Red Eyes’ is a straight ahead ambient rocker that’s all gold. It manages to pull off the ‘rock anthem’ feel without sounding trite and there’s a vast array of instruments in the mix too.
The War On Drugs – ‘Red Eyes’
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Mexican psych duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete have announced their third record ‘Chambers’ will be out February 17 via Captcha (US) and Sonic Cathedral (UK/EU). Take a listen to the rollicking single ‘Music For Dozens‘ which plods along like a monster before breaking into a dizzying sprint. Once again Lorelle Meets The Obsolete show they’re full of character, spun out sounds and are a heap of fun to listen to.
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – ‘Music For Dozens’