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Jack Hardy – ‘We Should Have Never Come Back Here’ [Premiere]

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‘We Should Have Never Come Back Here’ is the lead single from Jack Hardy’s forthcoming debut album, a lo-fi garage rocker with the raw edges left intact. It comes courtesy of Custom Made Music, the label that’s been home to Ceremony, Ringo Deathstarr, and most recently Rev Rev Rev. Jack hails from New Orleans and conjures a no-nonsense sound that should sit well with fans of noisy rock n’ roll (a la Guided by Voices, Jay Reatard or The Pixies). Keep an ear out for his full length ‘For The Sake Of Finding Your Clothes’ (available through CMM from April 15).

 
Jack Hardy – ‘We Should Have Never Come Back Here’ [Premiere]

Visit Jack Hardy @ Custom Made Music @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Collapse – ‘Rip’

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Introducing Collapse, a Japanese shoegaze band with a cutting debut EP (available now). ‘Rip’ hits like an angry swarm of bees, interspersed with catchy, sugary vocals! The foursome are hitting up Kyoto Shoegazer / Noisy Pop next month, and are also part of the limited compilation ‘Muso Asia’ with Looprider, Thud, Oeil, TuT and Yukino Chaos.

 
Collapse – ‘Rip’

Visit Collapse @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Airiel – ‘Cloudburst’

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Airiel return in shimmering fashion with the dreamy jangle popper ‘Cloudburst’! The all-new single is backed by a Navigateur remix (as premiered by KCRW last week). The Chicago-based shoegazers have also announced that their long, long, long awaited new full length (called ‘Molten Young Lovers’) is on the way! It follows 2012’s ‘Kid Games’ EP and their 2007 LP ‘The Battle of Sealand’. There’s no release date on the album as yet but you can download the single now from Shelflife Records. Enjoy!

 
Airiel – ‘Cloudburst’

Visit Airiel @ Web @ Shelflife Records @ Facebook.

Plastic Flowers – ‘Mary (Del)’

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The Native Sound (one of our much loved New York labels) has dished up two brilliant singles; Miserable’s ‘Violet’ and Plastic Flowers’ ‘Mary (Del)’. The latter is led by multi-instrumentalist George Samaras who creates beautiful soundscapes and delicate dream pop that’s been praised by the BBC. ‘Mary (Del)’ is taken from Plastic Flowers new record ‘Heavenly’ (out April 22). Meanwhile San Francisco’s Miserable (aka Kristina Esfandiari) is back with ‘Violet’ (this follows the lead tune ‘Oven’ that went public a few weeks back). I think its safe to say that Kristina has really hit her stride, her debut LP ‘Uncontrollable’ is sounding special, it’s available from April 29.

Plastic Flowers – ‘Mary (Del)’

Miserable – ‘Violet’

Visit Miserable / Plastic Flowers @ Native Sound.

Telstar Sound Drone – ‘Dark Kashmir’

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Apocalyptic noise, psych and drone converge on ‘Magical Solutions To Everyday Struggles’ – the new record by Telstar Sound Drone (out March 18 via Bad Afro). ‘Dark Kashmir’ is the latest public track, a trippy and progressive song that gathers barbs as it burns toward the six-minute mark, it follows the equally explosive ‘Drugs Help’.

 
Telstar Sound Drone – ‘Dark Kashmir’

Telstar Sound Drone – ‘Magical Solutions To Everyday Struggles’ [*UPDATED ALBUM STREAM*]

Visit Telstar Sound Drone @ Bad Afro @ Facebook.