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Drowse – ‘Memory’

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Portland’s Kyle Bates (aka Drowse) releases his three track EP ‘Memory Bed’ this week via Native Sound. The hushed collection was inspired by Grouper, Mount Eerie, Velvet Cacoon, and Unwound (which makes a whole lot of sense when you listen to ‘Memory’). Bates is a talented songwriter, recently co-writing two tracks for Miserable’s ‘Uncontrollable’ LP. ‘Memory’ is an intimate and moody listen; it’s under your skin music for late night listening.

 
Drowse – ‘Memory’

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Kindling – ‘Capital Cities’

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‘Capital Cities’ is the latest pitch bending shoegazer from Kindling (as premiered by the A.V. Club). The Massachusetts quintet deliver their new full length ‘Everywhere Else’ on August 12 via No Idea Records, it also features the lead single ‘Weightlessly‘. It’s sounding great so far, as recorded at Sonelab in rural Easthampton with Justin Pizzoferrato (Pixies, Speedy Ortiz etc.)

 
Kindling – ‘Capital Cities’

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Mumrunner – ‘Sputnik’

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Mumrunner have announced their new EP ‘Gentle Slopes’ will be with us on September 9 through Soliti (digital) and Wolves & Vibrancy (vinyl)! Must say, the vinyl printed skeletons look amazing (see here). The Finnish reverb rockers also served up their latest single ‘Sputnik’, the follow up to ‘Shawshank‘. The band had this to say, “Sputnik has it’s roots in the Finnish district of Kaleva. It’s a place where half of our band members live. It’s where we rehearse, play football, make love, money and hang out. The Sputnik probe started a new era in a mankind’s history many years ago. So did moving to Kaleva for Mumrunner. And to be honest, there’s also a bit  of a soviet feeling in the neighbourhood.”

 
Mumrunner – ‘Sputnik’

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Bleak House – ‘Sun Down’

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British five piece Bleak House returned with ‘Sun Down’ last week after almost two years of silence. It’s a slow burning blend of dream pop and psych. The combination of Dan and Yasmyn’s vocals weave their magic by the end of the track. Grab a download via Bandcamp.

 
Bleak House – ‘Sun Down’

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Various – ‘The Cure In Other Voices’ [Compilation]

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This month the Blog That Celebrates Itself Records have given fans of The Cure something to smile about; a fresh compilation of covers called ‘The Cure In Other Voices’. There’s reimaginings by Static Daydream, Echodrone, Vibrissae, Bloom Waves, Soviet X-Ray Record Club and Movie Brain. It’s also worth mentioning (and posting), their recent compilations in honour of Lilys and Catherine Wheel. The latter includes all new material from Sydney trio Skullsquadron. \m/

 
Various – ‘The Cure In Other Voices’ [Compilation]

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Miniatures – ‘To The Lake’

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Earlier this month Miniatures posted ‘To The Lake’; another cut from their forthcoming debut album ‘Jessamines’. So far we’ve heard ‘What You Want’ and ‘Honey’, both sound amazing. The Melbourne dream pop / shoegaze act posted the clip in a Facebook post, letting y’all know that there’s been delays in releasing the album due to tough times. As Ché states, “A talented family friend was working away on this [the ‘To The Lake’ video] before the aforementioned life’s mean streak lost her computer and files etc leaving only this unfinished rough cut, it would have been our next single and video. At any rate it deserves to be seen, so please check it out and enjoy! (Not an official single, call it a sneak peak or a “thank you for waiting, please wait just a little more” present).” p.s. any labels interested in physical distribution – hit ’em up!

 
Miniatures – ‘To The Lake’

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