Frankie Rose – ‘Sorrow’

FRANKIE ROSE - 'SORROW'

Frankie Rose has joined the Fat Possum roster and announced that her new album ‘Herein Wild’ will be released on September 24 (US) and October 8 (UK/Europe). The singer has a colourful history as part of acts including Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and the Vivian Girls. ‘Herein Wild’ follows Frankie’s highly praised second LP ‘Interstellar’, released last February.

 
Frankie Rose – ‘Sorrow’

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Younghusband – ‘Silver Sisters’

YOUNGHUSBAND - 'SILVER SISTERS'

Q Magazine have premiered the latest single from British psych poppers Younghusband. Pickup ‘Silver Sisters’ on September 9 via Sonic Cathedral – debut album ‘Dromes’ out September 16 (tour dates here).

 
Younghusband – ‘Silver Sisters’

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suā – ‘Twins’

SUA - 'TWINS'

Brooklyn-based shogaze/dream pop band suā (pronounced Sway) have delivered an exciting EP called ‘Twins’ (download). Vocalist Suki Kwan lays lush melodies over crunching guitars and solid production. The five piece formed in 2008 and the experience shows, it’s a well rounded release and a prelude to a full length (expected later in the year). For fans of Asobi Seksu, Tamaryn, Fleeting Joys or Elika.

 
suā – ‘Twins’

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Writer – ‘IE’

WRITER - 'IE'

Big guitars, bold but simple melody – put simply, ‘IE’ is a winner! This creation comes from Brooklyn-based brothers James and Andy Ralph aka Writer. The duo will follow up last year’s debut LP ‘Brotherface’ with ‘I Make Neon’, a two track release including ‘IE’. Pick up the digital version on August 6 (vinyl from August 31) via newly formed imprint Nineteen98 (they’re also readying Tape Deck Mountain’s new album for later in the year).

 
Writer – ‘IE’

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Ovlov – ‘Grapes’

OVLOV - 'AM'

Exploding In Sound Records give us ‘am’, the new record from Ovlov featuring opener ‘Grapes’. The Newtown, Connecticut-based trio mix up punk, noise and shoegaze on ‘am’ which is available here on piss yellow and swamp green vinyl!

 
Ovlov – ‘Grapes’

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Archdukes – ‘Time Stands Still’

ARCHDUKES - 'TIME STANDS STILL'

Archdukes return with single number three ahead of their east coast tour of Oz. The Queensland dreamgazers follow up ‘Soft Focus’ with ‘Time Stands Still’ which is a little more new wave than noise this time round. The strong melodies and clean production should win you over! Locals can catch Archdukes at X and Y (Brisbane) on August 9, Rochester Castle (Melbourne) on August 30 and Sol Bar (Maroochydore) on August 31.

 
Archdukes – ‘Time Stands Still’

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Stefan Noons – ‘Signals’

STEFAN NOONS - 'SIGNALS'

Interesting tune from Edinburgh courtesy of 23-year-old musician Stefan Noons. The layered sound and vibrato vocals of ‘Signals’ (free download) remind me a little of Active Child. However, I think Stefan’s description is more apt, “This project of mine is super new. I only started a couple of months ago, inspired after finally unpacking the boxes of childhood instruments I had stored away at my parents’ house. This is the result of me rediscovering all of these forgotten toys (collected over the years from car-boot sales, and ebay – I was a real hardware kind of kid.. and still am). My main musical influences are the original 80′s and 90′s dream-pop/shoegaze artists I was brought up with (Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine), but also by the Scottish folk music I was surrounded by growing up…” Hear more of Stefan Noons @ Soundcloud.

 
Stefan Noons – ‘Signals’

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Heaven’s Gate – ‘Drone’

HEAVEN'S GATE - 'DRONE'

90s rocker ‘Drone’ is the new single from Brooklyn’s Heaven’s Gate (stereogum premiere). Dare I say it’s a “grunge” song… wow, I need a lie down! *grin* In truth, it’s a wonderful romp through the dark where all the fuzzy edges happily spill over the side (figuratively speaking). Pick it up on the quintet’s forthcoming debut album ‘Transmuting’ (out September 24 via Inflated). So far it’s sounding great but I’m not sure about that album art – did a Commodore 64 vomit on it? Pa-ching! If you’re hungry for more, check out Heaven’s Gate’s ‘High Riser’ EP here. Bring on September!

 
Heaven’s Gate – ‘Drone’

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The Band In Heaven – ‘Dandelion Wine’

THE BAND IN HEAVEN - 'DANDELION'

Brooklyn Vegan spilt the news last week that The Band In Heaven will release their debut album ‘Caught In A Summer Swell’ on September 17 with the single ‘Dandelion Wine’ (pre-order through Decades Records)! The Florida-based shoegazers most recently appeared on the ‘Psych For Sore Eyes’ compilation, out now.

 
The Band In Heaven – ‘Dandelion Wine’


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Tusindfald – ‘Kys’

TUSINDFALD - 'KYS'

Wait out the epic fade in for a dreamy new song from the home of the Vikings, in all its melodic, 80s glamour! Denmark’s Jesper Lundager formed the dream pop band known as Tusindfald, who deliver their new EP ‘Kys’ via Indelabel on August 12 (vinyl with bonus track available from September 16).

 
Tusindfald – ‘Kys’

Visit Tusindfald @ Indelabel @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.