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Sourin – ‘Sourin’

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I know how much you all love Japanese shoegaze, so here’s one you’ve got to hear (if you haven’t lapped it up already)! Sourin‘s new self-titled album, released back in September (full stream below). This is a debut album from the solo act who hails from Mie Prefecture in Eastern Japan. It’s packed with personality, charm, fuzz, and hushed melodies. Every song is a short exploration of sound and ideas, which makes it easy to digest. Chances are you’ll get it stuck on repeat!

 
Sourin – ‘Sourin’ [LP Stream]

Download Sourin @ Bandcamp.

Wildhoney – ‘Laura’

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Wildhoney return with the new single ‘Laura’, taken from their forthcoming six track EP (out October 16 from Topshelf Records). The ‘Your Face Sideways’ EP sees the Baltimore rockers push their sound to greater depths. Somehow ‘Laura’ manages to retain the energy of their previous releases, while adding a dreamier feel. The five piece recorded the EP with Gary Olson (Crystal Stilts, Frankie Rose, Literature) at Marlborough Farms in New York. Thumbs up!

 
Wildhoney – ‘Laura’

Visit Wildhoney @ Topshelf Records @ Facebook.

Keep – ‘Psychorama’

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Remember Keep‘s ‘Hypnosis For Sleep‘ from last year? Well the Virginia duo are back, and sounding heavier than ever on ‘Psychorama’ (via Ghettoblaster)! The doom-filled reverb rocker will be available on a forthcoming EP through Mayfly Records, plus there’s fresh tour dates (as below).

 
Keep – ‘Psychorama’

9/15 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
9/18 State College, PA – Thrill St.
9/19 Springfield, MO – 405 N Boonville
9/20 Oklahoma City, OK – TBA
9/21 Dallas, TX – 1919 Hemphill
9/22 San Antonio, TX – Imagine Books and Records
9/23 Houston, TX – White Swan
9/24 Pensacola, FL – House Show
9/25 Jacksonville, FL – TBA
9/26 Atlanta, GA – 529
9/27 Memphis, TN – TBA

Visit Keep @ Bandcamp @ Twitter.

Ultraviolet – ‘Strawberry Echoes’

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Texas outfit Ultraviolet have released their debut five track EP featuring the impressive ‘Strawberry Echoes’. The duo (James Grantham & Caitlin Craighead) have already been praised by Anon Magazine, The Blog That Celebrates Itself and DKFM for stirring up that classic shoegaze sound. Jump into the EP stream and hear for yourself..

 
Ultraviolet – ‘Strawberry Echoes’

Visit Ultraviolet @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

The Virgance Feat. Shauna McLarnon – ‘Down The River’

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The Virgance delivers his third album ‘Paradigm 3‘ this month, a relentless shoegaze monolith! The British solo artist (Nathan Smith) is joined by Shauna McLarnon (of Ummagma) who lends her dreamy vocals to ‘Down The River’. Nathan’s work has never been made for the masses, and ‘Paradigm 3’ is no different, it’s an experimental odyssey that shows continuing growth. There’s a lot to get swept up in, an album that commands zoning out!

 
The Virgance Feat. Shauna McLarnon – ‘Down The River’

Visit The Virgance @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Tender Age – ‘Get High / Always’

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Portland shoegazers Tender Age pay tribute to early Creation records alumni with their forthcoming 7inch ‘Get High / Always’ (available October 2 via Sinis Recordings). ‘Get High’ is a strong single that wears its influences on its sleeve, and there’s a kaleidoscopic video to match. If Tender Age’s 2014 double tracker ‘Anything / Mirrors‘ didn’t get your attention, I’m sure this will! The five piece (Tauna Leonardo, Bryan Robertson, Elaina Tardif, Nick Ferrucci and Christo­pher Klarer) are set to take their ear bleeding rock n’ roll on the road this month, check out the tour dates below. Their passion for 90s guitar bands is evident, and I think we’re all the better for it! Looking forward to the Tender Age full length, expected in 2016.

 
Tender Age – ‘Get High / Always’

Tender Age Summer/Fall 2015 Tour

09/15 – Portland, OR – The Know
09/16 – Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge
09/17 – LA, CA – Ham & Eggs Tavern
09/18 – San Diego, CA – Whistle Stop
09/21 – Carbondale, IL – Ski Haus
09/22 – Memphis, TN – Dork on Madison
09/23 – Austin, TX – Cheer Up Charlie’s
09/24 – San Antonio, TX – Limelight
09/25 – Ft. Worth, TX – Shipping & Receiving
09/26 – Tucson, AZ – The Flycatcher
09/27 – LA, CA – The Echo (Part Time Punks)
09/28 – Arcata, CA – TBA
10/01 – Portland, OR – Dynasty
10/02 – Seattle, WA – Salmon Town
10/03 – Vancouver BC – Horses Records
10/08 – Portland, OR Holocene (KEXP Benefit)

Visit Tender Age @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.