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Holy Wave – ‘Freaks Of Nurture’

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Holy Wave return with their third album ‘Freaks Of Nurture’, a confident blend of southern psych, folk and surf rock. The fact that it’s all wrapped in warm reverb is an added bonus! The Austin rockers premiered the album via COS and it’s well worth a listen. ‘Freaks Of Nurture’ is out March 11 via The Reverberation Appreciation Society.

Holy Wave – ‘Freaks Of Nurture’ [Album Stream]

Visit Holy Wave @ The Reverberation Appreciation Society @ Facebook.

Tender Age – ‘Dream Lover’ (Cover)


This week Tender Age are hitting the road with Pale Dian and delivering their new EP ‘Disappear Here’. The Portland quintet have also announced a live spot alongside Tamaryn this May and have already started work on a new album (expected this August)! Take a listen to this woozy / slacker recreation of Bobby Darin’s 1959 hit ‘Dream Lover’, the EP is available from March 9 through Sinis Recordings (which follows Tender Age’s brilliant ‘Get High’ single – as below).

Tender Age – ‘Dream Lover’ (Cover)

Visit Tender Age @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Crescendo – ‘Unless’


Last month we were lucky enough to host the first listen of Crescendo’s ‘Pressure’, a precursor to their second album ‘Unless’ (out now via WWNBB). The L.A. outfit has carved out a catchy selection of cross-over songs that combine dream/jangle pop and shoegaze, without really giving in to any of those genres. An impressive achievement for such a young band. The twelve track release has been praised by The Line Of Best Fit, Impose and Brooklyn Vegan; jump in below.

Crescendo – ‘Unless’ [Album Stream]

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Sound Of Ceres – ‘Nostalgia For Infinity’


Karen and Ryan Hover (formerly Candy Claws) have rejuvenated themselves as Sound Of Ceres, premiering their forthcoming album ‘Nostalgia For Infinity’ (via Stereogum)! The duo has joined forces with Jacob Graham (The Drums), as well as Robert, Ben and John from Apples In Stereo. The result is an intricate blend of dreamy psych pop and lounge, delivered in polished and relaxed fashion. The record plays out like a summer daydream that at times drifts into dark waters. The record could have benefited from a few added spikes in energy (like the poppy ‘Side A’). Nevertheless, it captures the same otherworldly, enchanted feeling that Candy Claws did, and it’s a perfect place to hang your hat and dwell! Pick up Sound Of Ceres’ ‘Nostalgia For Infinity’ from March 4 through Joyful Noise.

Sound Of Ceres – ‘Nostalgia For Infinity’ [Album Stream]

Visit Sound Of Ceres @ Joyful Noise @ Facebook.

Be Forest – ‘Glow’


Be Forest started 2016 strong with a European tour and a sold out flexi single ‘Glow’ (through Coward Records / We Were Never Being Boring). The Italian dream poppers released the fabulous ‘Earthbeat’ back in 2014, here’s hoping another full length is just around the corner!

Be Forest – ‘Glow’

Visit Be Forest @ We Were Never Being Boring @ Facebook.

Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Grandfeathered’


‘Grandfeathered’, the latest album from Pinkshinyultrablast is now officially in our hands (thanks to Club AC30). The Russian quintet follow up ‘Everything Else Matters’ with a pummeling collection of densely layered dream pop, wall of sound shoegaze and post rock crescendos. The ethereal onslaught pushes to the brink! The ambitious compositions are full of right angles and unexpected break-downs that keep it from getting bogged down in its own mass. ‘Grandfeathered’ delivers the same fanfare that made Pinkshiny’s debut so memorable, only this time round it’s a harder and heavier beast!

Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Grandfeathered’ [Album Stream / Youtube]

Visit Pinkshinyultrablast @ Club AC30 @ Facebook.