The Morelings – ‘Less’

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Introducing Philly dream pop act The Morelings. The trio (Kedra Kearis, Matt Kearis and Chris Jordan) teamed up with producer Kyle “Slick” Johnson to deliver their debut three tracker ‘No Sign’ this month. Take a listen to the slow-mo opener ‘Less’ and/or grab a copy here!

 
The Morelings – ‘Less’

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Bloom – ‘Rise’

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You could be forgiven for thinking Bloom‘s debut single ‘Rise’ is a lost classic from 1992! In name, sound and artwork. But, in the year that Ride make their live return, this San Antonio foursome do the nostalgic rock thing very well. So who can begrudge them!? Well, I’m sure there will be some, but good songwriting is good songwriting. Throw on some Chuck Taylor’s and stream the rest at Bandcamp.

 
Bloom – ‘Rise’

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Appendixes – ‘Burn’ [Video Premiere]

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Here’s our first look at ‘Burn’, the new video from Appendixes. It’s an effortlessly catchy tune, a mix of synth and dream pop that will lodge in your head. *now humming “…please don’t burn my house down”* The Portland-based trio (Eric Sabatino, Beth Ann Morgan and Devin Welch) formed in 2012 after creating David Lynch inspired demos (with the aid of a reel-to-reel). The following year Appendixes gave us ‘Neon Green Fear’, an incredible track (listen here). Fast forward to 2015 and we have the forthcoming EP ‘Everyday Use’ featuring ‘Burn’ and four others. Track & Field are releasing a limited run of cassettes, available from January 24 (pre-order here)! Oregon locals can catch the release show on the same day at The Know with Corey J Brewer and Fog Father (details).

Appendixes – ‘Burn’ [Video Premiere]

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Echo Lake – ‘Waves’

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Echo Lake have announced their second album ‘Era’ will be released on March 2 via No Pain In Pop! It turns out the British dream poppers have been keeping busy following the release of their debut LP ‘Wild Peace’ (and the tragic passing of drummer Peter Hayes). Guitarist Thom Hill and vocalist Linda Jarvis have continued on, spending two years creating ‘Era’ and unveiling the lead single ‘Waves’ this week. The news isn’t a complete surprise given their live shows last year and recent reappearance on the ‘Broken Records’ sampler. ‘Waves’ packs all the blissful melodies you’d expect but pushes the boundary further, stretching out into more progressive territory. Welcome back!

 
Echo Lake – ‘Waves’

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Cheatahs – ‘Sunne’

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Cheatahs share the sunny title track from their forthcoming EP ‘Sunne’. The upbeat rocker is buoyed by jangly guitars, simple melodies and (from the sound of it), liberal use of the synthesizer pitch wheel! It could be a lost track from the British foursome’s debut album, a stand out in 2014. The ‘Sunne’ EP will be available through Wichita from February 23, with a launch show the following day at Power Lunches in London.

“Sunne is partly an attempt to encapsulate the feelings I had when I read (Hemingway’s) The Sun Also Rises, a book that had quite a profound effect on me.” says guitarist James Wignall (in the press release). “We ran the guitars through a very cheap (and slightly broken) recorder onto old cassette tape, which evokes a bittersweet end-of-day feeling, as if the sun were setting.”
 
Cheatahs – ‘Sunne’

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Moon King – ‘Roswell’

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Moon King‘s latest single ‘Roswell’ elegantly pairs accessibility and commercial appeal with hazy dream pop. I tip my hat! The Toronto duo (Daniel Benjamin and Maddy Wilde) could’ve opted for a short radio edit cut, but instead, ‘Roswell’ sprawls hypnotically across six minutes. 80′s synth sounds swell and stab throughout the final minutes. Which, oddly enough, compelled me to go and listen to The Neverending Story theme song on Youtube, I kid you not! What was the giant flying dog’s name again!? Moving on… Moon King’s new album ‘Secret Life’ is out April 14 via Last Gang. For fans of Still Corners, I Break Horses and Wye Oak.

 
Moon King – ‘Roswell’

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