Be Forest – ‘Indian Summer’ (Beat Happening Cover)

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Dream pop trio Be Forest are headed to North America this month for their first stateside tour! The Italian group will be sharing west coast dates with Tennis System on the back of their stellar LP ‘Earthbeat‘. It’s one of our most loved records of the year – don’t miss it! Brooklyn Vegan shared the news together with this cover of Beat Happening’s ‘Indian Summer’.

 
Be Forest – ‘Indian Summer’ (Beat Happening Cover)

Be Forest – USA 2014 Tour Dates:

10/22 – New York @ Cake Shop (12:30)
10/22 – New York @ CMJ – DROM (20:15)
10/27 – Philadelpha @ Milkboy
11/2 – Cincinnati @ The Rake’s End w/JERK
11/3 – St. Louis @ Plush
11/4 – Chicago @ Empty Bottle
11/5 – Milwaukee @ Quarters Rock ‘n Roll Palace w/Sat. Nite Duets
11/6 – San Diego @ The Hideout w/ Tennis System
11/7 – Tucson @ Solar Culture w/Tennis System
11/8 – Phoenix @ Rips Bar – Obscura w/ Tennis System
11/10 – Los Angeles @ KXLU – Part Time Punks
11/11 – Los Angeles @ Los Globos w/Tennis System
11/12 – Oakland @ Night Light w/Tennis System
11/13 – San Francisco @ Knockout w/Tennis System
11/15 – Sacramento @ Witch Room w/ Tennis System
11/16 – Portland @ Rontom’s w/Ghost to Falco
11/18 – Seattle @ KEXP
11/19 – Coeur d’Alene @ Hanging Dcuk w/ Tennis System
11/21 – Seattle @ Hollow Earth w/ Tennis System
11/22 – Arcata @ The Alibi w/ Tennis System

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Darkly – ‘Becoming Dangerfield’

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“Imagine being trapped alone in a vessel floating though space, stuck in orbit, with no way of returning to planet earth. Becoming Dangerfield is an exploration of where the mind could wander in a situation of extreme loneliness and hopelessness.” That’s the premise for Darkly‘s new album ‘Becoming Dangerfield‘, released this week. It’s the solo project of Stockholm’s Johannes Göthager (formerly of the Swedish shoegaze band Edweena). Despite the terrifying concept behind the album, I found it be a relaxing and reflective listen, full of psych-tinged pop. Take a listen to the stand out ‘In Orbit’…

 
Darkly – ‘Becoming Dangerfield’

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Sister Crystals – ‘Obsidian’

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Feeltrip Records have posted a fresh tune from Chicago dream pop outfit Sister Crystals! The duo (Colin Croom and Lauren Whitacre) delivered their debut LP last year and went on to play shows with Blackstone Rngrs, Savage Sister, Scott Cortez and more. ‘Obsidian’ has a jaunty psych pop feel with a 60s sheen – great sound! Looking forward to hearing what Sister Crystals deliver in 2015. Take a listen to the rest of Feeltrip’s roster on their Fall playlist.

 
Sister Crystals – ‘Obsidian’

Visit Sister Crystals @ Feeltrip Records @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

The Black Ryder – ‘Santaria’

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The wait is finally over for Black Ryder fans, the duo’s new single ‘Santaria’ premiered over at Stereogum today. The Australian shoegazers (now LA-based) will release their second album ‘The Door Behind The Door’ via their own label The Anti-Machine Machine early next year. The Black Ryder is Scott Von Ryper and Aimee Nash, together they released the debut LP ‘Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride’ in 2009 which didn’t get fantastic reviews at the time but still grew to cult classic status (amongst fans of the genre). Fingers crossed the new album will be equally brilliant!

 
The Black Ryder – ‘Santaria’

‘The Door Behind The Door’ [Album Teaser]

More Of The Black Ryder @ The Anti-Machine Machine @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

The Bulls – ‘Come Unwound’

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The Bulls are lighting up the interwebs with their debut single ‘Come Unwound’. The new project is based out of Echo Park, Los Angeles and features guitarist Marc Sallis (of The Duke Spirit) together with Anna Bulbrook (of Airborne Toxic Event). The duo bonded over a shared love of dream pop and shoegaze, ‘Come Unwound’ is the result. The later half reminds me a little of the Pixies ‘Where Is My Mind’, only dreamier. Keep an ear out for The Bulls’ debut EP, expected later this year.

 
The Bulls – ‘Come Unwound’

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Communions – ‘So Long Sun’

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‘So Long Sun’ sounds like a lost classic, with a chorus fit for the Summer festival circuit. The Copenhagen foursome are releasing this track together with the b-side ‘Love Stands Still’ on Tough Love Records from November 10 (pre-sale). Communions have booked in their first London show on the same day, catch them at Sebright Arms. Love it.

 
Communions – ‘So Long Sun’

Visit Communions online @ Tough Love Records @ Facebook.