Exploding In Sound Records give us ‘am’, the new record from Ovlov featuring opener ‘Grapes’. The Newtown, Connecticut-based trio mix up punk, noise and shoegaze on ‘am’ which is available here on piss yellow and swamp green vinyl!
Ovlov – ‘Grapes’
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Archdukes return with single number three ahead of their east coast tour of Oz. The Queensland dreamgazers follow up ‘Soft Focus’ with ‘Time Stands Still’ which is a little more new wave than noise this time round. The strong melodies and clean production should win you over! Locals can catch Archdukes at X and Y (Brisbane) on August 9, Rochester Castle (Melbourne) on August 30 and Sol Bar (Maroochydore) on August 31.
Archdukes – ‘Time Stands Still’
Interesting tune from Edinburgh courtesy of 23-year-old musician Stefan Noons. The layered sound and vibrato vocals of ‘Signals’ (free download) remind me a little of Active Child. However, I think Stefan’s description is more apt, “This project of mine is super new. I only started a couple of months ago, inspired after finally unpacking the boxes of childhood instruments I had stored away at my parents’ house. This is the result of me rediscovering all of these forgotten toys (collected over the years from car-boot sales, and ebay – I was a real hardware kind of kid.. and still am). My main musical influences are the original 80′s and 90′s dream-pop/shoegaze artists I was brought up with (Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine), but also by the Scottish folk music I was surrounded by growing up…” Hear more of Stefan Noons @ Soundcloud.
Stefan Noons – ‘Signals’
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90s rocker ‘Drone’ is the new single from Brooklyn’s Heaven’s Gate (stereogum premiere). Dare I say it’s a “grunge” song… wow, I need a lie down! *grin* In truth, it’s a wonderful romp through the dark where all the fuzzy edges happily spill over the side (figuratively speaking). Pick it up on the quintet’s forthcoming debut album ‘Transmuting’ (out September 24 via Inflated). So far it’s sounding great but I’m not sure about that album art – did a Commodore 64 vomit on it? Pa-ching! If you’re hungry for more, check out Heaven’s Gate’s ‘High Riser’ EP here. Bring on September!
Heaven’s Gate – ‘Drone’
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Brooklyn Vegan spilt the news last week that The Band In Heaven will release their debut album ‘Caught In A Summer Swell’ on September 17 with the single ‘Dandelion Wine’ (pre-order through Decades Records)! The Florida-based shoegazers most recently appeared on the ‘Psych For Sore Eyes’ compilation, out now.
The Band In Heaven – ‘Dandelion Wine’
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Wait out the epic fade in for a dreamy new song from the home of the Vikings, in all its melodic, 80s glamour! Denmark’s Jesper Lundager formed the dream pop band known as Tusindfald, who deliver their new EP ‘Kys’ via Indelabel on August 12 (vinyl with bonus track available from September 16).
Tusindfald – ‘Kys’
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Seefeel’s classic album ‘Quique’ (pronounced ‘keek’) is being re-issued by Light In The Attic Records/Modern Classics Records on August 27! For those uninitiated, The Londoners bridged the tenuous gab between noisey shoegazing rock n’ roll and electronica in the early 90s, often referred to as ‘ambient shoegaze’. 1,000 of the re-issues will be pressed on blue vinyl…Mmm. (pre-order).
Seefeel – ‘Climatic Phase 3′
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Jarod Weldin and Kim Hart are Tape Waves, a dream meets surf pop band from Charleston, South Carolina. The duo recently released their debut self-titled 7inch via Manchester’s Box Bedroom Rebels (EP download here).Take a listen to the effortlessly catchy EP cut ‘Somewhere’ below…
Tape Waves – ‘Somewhere’
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Gothenburg’s Zeit have finished recording their new EP ‘Life Is Just A Blur’, take a listen to their latest track ‘Silvery Nights’. It’s a blend of big, lumbering guitars with pop melodies, something that the four piece do very well! Zeit’s debut album was released in 2011, take a listen to more of the Swedish shoegazers over at Bandcamp.
Zeit – ‘Silvery Nights’
Landing are celebrating their 15 year anniversary with a new EP called ‘II’ and a tour of the USA next month! The five track release features ‘Two Veils’, which showcases the New Haven trio’s spacerocking powers with a delayed drum machine, driving riffs and hazy vocals!
Landing – ‘Two Veils’
Landing August 2013 Tour Dates…
8/3- Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
8/4- Baltimore, MD @ Club K
8/5- Arlington, VA @ Galaxy Hut
8/6- Lynchburg, VA @ Speakertree Records
8/7- Asheville, NC @ Apothecary
8/8- Durham, NC @ Pinhook
8/9- Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum
8/11- Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
8/12- Indianapolis, IN @ Do 317 Lounge
8/13- Detroit, MI @ The Berkley Front
8/14- Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
8/15- Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge