Wray – ‘Pined’


Wray’s sophomore LP ‘Hypatia’ is released today via Communicating Vessels! Take a listen to the lovely reverb rocker ‘Pined’, which continues a line of impressive songs like the title track and ‘May 23rd’. The Alabama trio blend an array of styles; new wave, jangle pop, krautrock and post punk. All of which are woven into spacious and moody creations. ‘Hypatia’ is available on vinyl, CD and digital, with artwork by Tamaryn and Shaun Durkan (from Weekend).

Wray – ‘Pined’

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We. The Pigs – ‘Papercut’


The debut 7inch from Sweden’s We. The Pigs has arrived, out now through Discos de Kirlian (vinyl / digital). The Malmo collective combine propulsive punk and layered shoegaze sounds to craft a raw brand of noise pop. ‘DK31’ is a solid debut EP, for fans of Westkust, Fever Dream or Wildhoney.

We. The Pigs – ‘Papercut’ [‘DK31’ EP Stream]

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Peppermint Showers – ‘Soto’ [Premiere]


Introducing Peppermint Showers, a new dream pop duo based in Perth featuring Darren Stapley and Sandon French (of Hyla / Lanark). Their debut single ‘Soto’ is now streaming and available at Bandcamp, a breezy mix of dream pop and slo-mo psych; for fans of Au.Ra, Dear Tracks or Day Wave. It’s a fine start, especially considering that ‘Soto’ was recorded with a single microphone in a DIY sun room studio! For updates, hit up their freshly built Facebook page.

Peppermint Showers – ‘Soto’ [Premiere]

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Vidulgi ooyoO – ‘Love? Green? Rollin’?’


There’s a fair chance you’ve never heard of Vidulgi ooyoO before, despite the fact they’ve been at it for over a decade! The South Korean foursome have toured the US, Canada, Japan, and China (including shows with Mogwai and This will Destroy You), plus they’ve got two albums to their credit (‘Aero’ and ‘Officially Pronounced Alive’). In other words, they shouldn’t be flying under the radar. Vidulgi ooyoO recently delivered a stunning single called ‘Love? Green? Rollin’?’ which features guest guitarist Joey Levenson (SPC ECO) and their new member Yesol Han, stream below.

Vidulgi ooyoO – ‘Love? Green? Rollin’?’

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Venera 4 – ‘Masked Dance’


In case you missed it, Venera 4 dropped a previously unreleased single called ‘Masked Dance’ over the holiday period (download here)! The French shoegazers always release something special each Christmas, and this year they’ve produced a new swooning slow burner to mark the occasion. Looking forward to more from Venera 4 in 2016.

Venera 4 – ‘Masked Dance’

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