Life Model – ‘Just You’

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Scotland’s Life Model have hit the already-dreamy do-wop number ‘Just You (and I)’ with an extra helping of fuzz while leaving all the sappy high school drool in tact. The song comes from David Lynch’s unassailable  Twin Peaks, which, in addition to generating its own highly influential, award-winning soundtrack, has been fodder for decades of covers. Fans can catch Life Model in Northumberland at the Out Of The Trees X festival early January. [By Dave Lytton]

 
Life Model – ‘Just You’

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Color Of Light – ‘Memory’

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Color Of Light‘s debut LP ‘Memory’ explores ambient, experimental dream-pop, and shoegaze. It’s the the work of South Carolina solo artist Sean Neuse (formerly Backseat Dreamer), who fuses synth wizardry into soundscapes and hypnotic, slow moving melodies. ‘Memory’ is available digitally and on limited edition vinyl through Imera Records from January 6.

 
Color Of Light – ‘Memory’

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Kairon; IRSE! – ‘Valorians’

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It’s time to put Kairon; IRSE! on your radar if they aren’t already. The Finland foursome have steadily gained praise (and exposure) since the release of their second album ‘Ujubasajuba‘ featuring the stunning opener ‘Valorians’. It’s a thunderous, experimental record that breaks down genre expectations, a unique mix of post-rock, psych, shoegaze and prog rock. Not to mention falsetto vocals and, saxophones! By all means it should be a disaster but Kairon; IRSE! pull it off. After several listens it still surprises, full stream below. You MUST listen to track four ‘Swarm’. Incredible!

 
Kairon; IRSE! – ‘Valorians’

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Spectres – ‘Where Flies Sleep’

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Spectres know how to create provocative artwork, and noise rock! The kind that makes you think, “what is that exactly!?”. The Bristol four piece are set to overwhelm with their debut album ‘Dying’ (out February 23 via Sonic Cathedral). The buzzwords “white noise” and “visceral” are apt! This is “grab you by the throat” rock n’ roll, a la A Place To Bury Strangers, Odonis Odonis or The KVB.

 
Spectres – ‘Where Flies Sleep’

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Bare Pale – ‘You Owe Me’

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London duo Bare Pale recently dropped the new single ‘You Owe Me’ which has already amassed more than 30,000 streams – not a bad effort for a slacker shoegaze tune! Still no word on a full length but the single is up for download here.

 
Bare Pale – ‘You Owe Me’

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Beliefs – ‘Tidal Wave’ [Video]

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Beliefs are back with a fresh single / video called ‘Tidal Wave’ (premiered by Stereogum)! The Toronto rockers also revealed that their new album ‘Leaper’ will be out next year through Hand Drawn Dracula. Beliefs 2013 self-titled album was one of the strongest shoegaze records of that year, featuring ‘Waiting For The World To End’, ‘Lilly’ and ‘Catch My Breath’ (as below). 2015 is looking rosy for reverb fans with releases expected from The Black Ryder, La Casa Al Mare, Venera 4, Cheatahs, 93MMFTS, Dead Leaf Echo, She’s So Rad, Wildhoney and Pinkshinyultrablast.

 
Beliefs – ‘Tidal Wave’ [Video]

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