Tamaryn – ‘Last’

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The August 28 release date of Tamaryn‘s new album draws closer, and we’ve got another fresh tune to digest (thanks to a premiere over at Stereogum today). ‘Last’ blends Tamaryn’s heady dream pop with an 80s pop feel, a definite trend with the new material (‘Hands All Over Me’, ‘Softcore’ and ‘Cranekiss’). It’s a clear progression from the guitar bending era of 2010’s ‘The Waves’, though I do love those songs! Grab a pre-order via Mexican Summer.

 
Tamaryn – ‘Last’

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Ultra Material – ‘Crash’

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Ultra Material dropped their debut EP last month featuring the opener ‘Crash’, and now the Aussie outfit are on their way to delivering a debut full length. The foursome features Matt and Sarah (of Do The Robot) who ramped up the noise for this project. Speaking of, there’s been loads of lovely noise coming out of Brisbane this year. It’s home to Kigo, Roku Music, Loomer, and more recently Forevr and Deafcult. It’s one big happy family, as Forevr’s Donovan Miller also recorded this one at Nowhere Audio. Grab a copy here.

 
Ultra Material – ‘Crash’

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VHS Dream – ‘Aeiou’

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VHS Dream return with ‘a e i o u‘, the first public track from their forthcoming debut album (expected late 2015). The Melbourne-based band features dual guitarists/singers (Matthew Hosking and Mayzie Wallen). The pair don’t pipe up on this one, it’s an all-instrumental shoegazer! VHS Dream first popped on our radar with their 2014 EP ‘Wonderfully Hopeless’, check that out here.

VHS Dream – ‘Aeiou’

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Cemeteries – ‘Can You Hear Them Sing?’

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Kyle Reigle’s solo project Cemeteries is packed with icy cold dream pop that’s a little on the spooky side! The Portland-based artist has been lauded by YVYNYL, Portals, and KPSU radio. Take a listen to ‘Can You Hear Them Sing?’ and you’ll see why. ‘Barrow’ is out this week on digitaltape and green vinyl via Snowbeast/Track And Field Records.

 
Cemeteries – ‘Can You Hear Them Sing?’

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Lovesliescrushing – ‘Bloweyelashwish’ [Vinyl Kickstarter]

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It’s been more than twenty years since Lovesliescrushing tracked the experimental demos that would become ‘Bloweyelashwish’. Now the seminal recording is being re-issued and re-mastered on vinyl for the first time. The limited run is being supported by a Kickstarter campaign, (get involved here)! If you’re new to the band, take a listen to the stream below. The duo formed in ’91 with guitarist Scott Cortez (Astrobrite) and singer Melissa Arpin-Duimstra. ‘Bloweyelashwish’ is a mix of ambient and abstract shoegaze with loads of lo-fi charm. It’s been criticised for placing more emphasis on sounds than songs, but there’s loads of people who are just fine with that! And as it stands, it’s a much loved shoegaze classic. Anyway, the promo video below is waaaay more interesting than this paragraph, so jump in…

 
Lovesliescrushing – ‘Bloweyelashwish’ [Vinyl Kickstarter]

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