Candace – ‘New Future’

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Is/Is have changed their name and remerge as Candace, the news comes with fresh dream pop (out this March via Found Object Records). The Portland, Oregon trio (Sarah Rose, Sarah Nienaber, and Mara Appel DesLauriers) have evolved their sound, now raw and honest, starting with aptly titled ‘New Future’.

 
Candace – ‘New Future’

Visit Candace @ Found Object Records.

Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘The Cherry Pit’ [Video]

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Saint-Petersburg’s Pinkshinyultrablast give us their latest LP ‘Grandfeathered’ on February 26 via Club AC30! It’s a swift follow-up to last year’s stellar debut album, and may even top that effort. I’ve just had a first listen to the record and it’s full of massive tunes; epic, bold and very LOUD. You may have heard Pinkshiny’s single ‘The Cherry Pit’ before… but now you can see it…

 
Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘The Cherry Pit’ [Video]

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Indoor Voices – ‘Auratic’ [EP Premiere]

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Häxrummet Records kicks off 2016 with the eagerly awaited Indoor Voices EP ‘Auratic’, launching today (grab it here)! The Toronto shoegaze / dream pop outfit have grown from the bedroom pop experiments of Jonathan Relph into a fully-fledged four piece. To date we’ve enjoyed the debut ‘Nevers’ (2011) and Indoor Voices self-titled EP from 2012, both are unique and brilliant. So there’s high hopes for ‘Auratic’ which features guest artists Sandra Vu (Dum Dum Girls / SISU), Jimena Torres (The Great Wilderness), Alisha Erao (Alligator Indian), and Maja Thunberg (of Star Horse).

As you will hear from the EP, a lot of time and thought has gone into these five songs. Each has a very different feel and mood; from the seasick shoegaze mantra ‘See Wish’, the stripped back beauty of ‘Atomic’, the dense dream pop of ‘Indifferentiator’, the title track’s blend of ethereal synth pop and shogaze, to the woozy closer ‘Say’. This is a great release with zero filler, I just hope it isn’t so long until we get another one! For more coverage, check out Jonathan’s interview with Greg at DKFM.
 
Indoor Voices – ‘Auratic’ [EP Premiere]

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Wray – ‘Pined’

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Wray’s sophomore LP ‘Hypatia’ is released today via Communicating Vessels! Take a listen to the lovely reverb rocker ‘Pined’, which continues a line of impressive songs like the title track and ‘May 23rd’. The Alabama trio blend an array of styles; new wave, jangle pop, krautrock and post punk. All of which are woven into spacious and moody creations. ‘Hypatia’ is available on vinyl, CD and digital, with artwork by Tamaryn and Shaun Durkan (from Weekend).

 
Wray – ‘Pined’

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We. The Pigs – ‘Papercut’

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The debut 7inch from Sweden’s We. The Pigs has arrived, out now through Discos de Kirlian (vinyl / digital). The Malmo collective combine propulsive punk and layered shoegaze sounds to craft a raw brand of noise pop. ‘DK31’ is a solid debut EP, for fans of Westkust, Fever Dream or Wildhoney.

 
We. The Pigs – ‘Papercut’ [‘DK31’ EP Stream]

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