Brief Candles – ‘Provisions’

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Brief Candles are back with a new single called ‘Provisions’! The Milwaukee mainstays have announced a new full length is on the way, expected this Fall through Guilt Ridden Pop. ‘Provisions’ has an angular, post punk feel a la Sonic Youth. Thumbs up!

 
Brief Candles – ‘Provisions’

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Shoegaze & Dream Pop Albums On The Radar (2016)

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It’s only April and we’re already making year lists, wtf!? Well… yep, I guess we are! I’m swimming in 2016 releases and decided it was time to take stock of what has been released and what’s coming up. So here’s a list of albums and EPs in the shoegaze, dream pop, psych, jangle pop vein that have been featured on Sounds Better so far this year. There’s also a heap of albums that we know are in the pipeline but haven’t got official release dates for (and/or album artwork), hence the blanks and single art.

This week Lush make their return with the ‘Blind Spot’ EP, plus psych rockers Sulk drop an album along with the ear splitting Bloody Knives! This year there’s been must listens from LSD and the Search for God, Matt BartramCrescendoRev Rev Rev, Dear TracksPinkshinyultrablast and Leave The Planet. Round the corner there’s a handful of anticipated records from Nothing, Pity Sex, Minor Victories, Miserable, Miniatures, Dead Horse One, The Morelings and Airiel. So yes, loads! Any missing? Click through (the logo) and comment.

Shoegaze & Dream Pop Albums On The Radar (2016)

RELEASE DATEARTWORKARTISTALBUMGENRELABEL
TBA AirielMolten Young LoversDream Pop/ShoegazeShelflife Records
TBA Burning HouseAnthropoceneRock/ShoegazeTBA
TBA Dead Horse OneSeason Of MistPsych Rock/ShoegazeRequiem Pour Un Twister/ Dead Bees Records
TBA The EntersTBA [EP]ShoegazeTBA
TBA Hope Sandoval And The Warm InventionsTBA [LP]Dream PopTendril Tales
TBA KigoTBA [EP]ShoegazeS-R
TBA Maria FalseTBA [EP]ShoegazeBeko
TBA MiniaturesJessaminesShoegazeTBA
TBA The MorelingsTBA [LP]Dream Pop/ShoegazeTBA
TBA MumrunnerTBARock/ShoegazeSoliti
TBA Omega VagueObsolescentShoegazeS-R
TBA Tender AgeDebut Album TBAShoegazeSinis Recordings
TBA WhimsicalSleep To DreamShoegaze/Dream PopSaint Marie Records
06-03-16 Minor VictoriesMinor VictoriesDream Pop/Post-RockFat Possum
05-13-16 NothingTired Of TomorrowRock/ShoegazeRelapse Records
04-29-16 Pity SexWhite Hot MoonRock/ShoegazeRun For Cover
04-29-16 MiserableUncontrollableDream PopNative Sound
04-22-16 Plastic FlowersHeavenlyDream PopNative Sound
04-15-16 LushBlind Spot [EP]Dream Pop/RockEdamame
04-15-16 SulkNo IllusionsPsych/ShoegazePerfect Sound Forever
04-15-16 Bloody KnivesI Will Cut Your Heart Out For ThisNoise Rock/ShoegazeSaint Marie Records
04-01-16 Japanese BreakfastPsychopompRock/ShoegazeYellow K
04-01-16 JaguwarIINoise Rock/ShoegazeProspect Records
03-31-16 Hazy MountainsSmall HoursElectronic/ShoegazeS-R
03-28-16 Leave The PlanetNowhere [EP]Dream PopWeiner Records
03-18-16 Telstar Sound DroneMagical Solutions To Everyday StrugglesPsych/ShoegazeBad Afro
03-18-16 Chatnam RiseKXLU In Studio Session For Part Time PunksShoegaze/AmbientPicture In My Ear
03-18-16 The VeldtThe Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation [EP]Dream Pop/R&BLeonard Skully Records
03-18-16 Soft FangsThe LightRock/ShoegazeDisposable America
& Exploding in Sound
03-12-16 RayningSee You Soon [EP]Dream Pop/AmbientS-R
03-04-16 Day WaveHard To Read [EP]Jangle Pop/Dream PopGrand Jury/ Fat Possum/ IOHYOU
03-04-16 Sound Of CeresNostalgia For InfinityPsych Pop/LoungeJoyful Noise
02-26-16 PinkshinyultrablastGrandfeatheredDream Pop/ShoegazeClub AC30
02-26-16 Presents For Sally/
93MillionMilesFromTheSun
An Arms Reach Away/ Darkness Inside [Split]ShoegazeWrong Way Records
02-26-16 Dear TracksSoft Dreams [EP]Jangle Pop/Dream PopTrack & Field/ Furious Hooves
02-19-16 Rev Rev RevDes fleurs magiques bourdonnaientShoegazeNorthern Light/ Custom Made Music
02-19-16 Living HourLiving HourDream Pop/PsychLefse Records
02-19-16 Golden DazeGolden DazePsych/Jangle PopAutumn Tone
02-19-16 CrescendoUnlessJangle Pop/Dream PopWWNBB
02-18-16 CollapseSelf Titled [EP]ShoegazeS-R
02-12-16 Film SchoolJune [EP]Rock/ShoegazeS-R
02-11-16 LacingHoney Glow [EP]Shoegaze/Post-HardcoreS-R
02-09-16 MemoryhouseSoft HateDream Pop/Synth PopBeko
02-05-16 DIIVIs The Is AreJangle Pop/ShoegazeCaptured Tracks
02-05-16 Ulrika SpacekThe Album ParanoiaPsych Rock/ShoegazeTough Love Records
02-02-16 Savage SisterSpeechlessDream Pop/AmbientS-R
02-02-16 Angel Falls…whenShoegaze/RockAngel Falls Music
01-31-16 Soft WoundsSoft WoundsRock/ShoegazeS-R
01-29-16 The Altered HoursIn Heat Not SorryRock/ShoegazeArt For Blind/ Penske Recordings
01-29-16 Matt BartramMoments BeforeShoegazeDrifting Falling
01-15-16 LSD and the Search for GodHeaven Is A Place [EP]Psych Rock/ShoegazeDeep Space Recordings
01-15-16 Indoor VoicesAuratic [EP]ShoegazeHäxrummet Records
01-15-16 WrayHypatiaPost-Punk/ShoegazeCommunicating Vessels
01-11-16 We. the PigsDK31 [EP]Noise Pop/ShoegazeDiscosdekirlian
12-21-15 Foresaken AutumnWhenereShoegazeS-R

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Life On Venus – ‘Distant Lights’

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The ultra-talented Life On Venus have crafted a brilliant two track demo called ‘Distant Lights’ featuring ‘Kingdom Of The Day’ and ‘There Will Be Blood’. The four piece tracked it at Moscow University and it sounds amazing. Russia continues to dish up superb dream pop – it must be the weather!

 
Life On Venus – ‘Distant Lights’

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Wood Lake – ‘Hollow’

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Wood Lake has dished up the first single from their new album, the relentless reverb rocker ‘Hollow’. The anthem leads an eclectic selection of tunes from the Ontario trio. Punk, shoegaze and metal collide on their forthcoming full length ‘Hell’ (out April 22).

 
Wood Lake – ‘Hollow’

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Omega Vague – ‘From The Outside’

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Omega Vague returns with ‘From The Outside’ a huge tune from his forthcoming new album ‘Obsolescent’ (out this summer). It’s the work of solo artist Craig Douglas, and in my opinion, this is head and shoulders above his previous work. ‘From The Outside’ is a swooning monster with loads of atmosphere, more here.

 
Omega Vague – ‘From The Outside’

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