DMA’s – ‘Feels Like 37′

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I went along to DMA’s first show at Deus last Friday night, having heard nothing except the fan fave ‘Delete‘. From the artwork I half expected a hip hop show. But nope, the Sydney trio are anything but. In fact, there’s a distinct British feel to their debut EP which is out now (grabbit at iTunes). Opener ‘Feels Like 37′ comes across like 90s Oasis on steroids. Judging by the manic response from the crowd (as pictured), it’s fair to say these lads will do very well for themselves.

 
DMA’s – ‘Feels Like 37′

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High Desert – ‘Disappeared’

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Introducing Albuquerque’s High Desert and their brilliant new single ‘Disappeared’. The duo is electronic beat wiz Nick Noedin Jr together with fuzz maker Marty Crandall (Flake Music, The Shins and Sad Baby Wolf). Together they land somewhere in electronic pop / shoegaze land, influenced by “the likes of dreamy Creation Records fuzz joining forces with Warp Records electronics”. Who knows where this train is going but it’s stopping for a debut self-titled album on April 15. So far, so good! Today Brian Fejer posted their colourful first video…

 
High Desert – ‘Disappeared’

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School – ‘Head Over Here’

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Jangle poppers School got loads of love following the release of their debut single ‘So Long‘ and the follow up ‘Clouds Aside‘ earlier this year. The Swedish foursome has since delivered another stellar track called ‘Head Over Here’, all of which are available through Luxury. There’s also a fan made video to match – the first person to pick the TV show gets a gold star!

 
School – ‘Head Over Here’

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My Red Dress – ‘Cave’

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During the break My Red Dress popped out a lovely new shoegazer called ‘Cave’. Perhaps you’ve heard it already? The San Francisco pair is Sophia Campbell and Ryan Lescure (of Moonbeams) who delivered their first offering together in 2013 with ‘Dream‘ and ‘Secrets‘. While we hold out for a full length, you can download these songs for free over at Soundcloud.

 
My Red Dress – ‘Cave’

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Ringo Deathstarr – ‘Bong Load’

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The opening track from Ringo Deathstarr‘s ‘God’s Dream’ has received the video treatment, courtesy of drummer Daniel Coborn. It premiered at Brooklyn Vegan today, and pays homage to the recent passing of Christo Buffam (collaborator/artist/guitarist with Dead Leaf Echo and The Vandelles). Thoughts go out to Christo’s friends and family. The Texan trio tells BV, “This video is filmed on an iphone, and consists of stuff from our recent US tour with Purple. It was inspired by the movie “Rubber” as well as all the best music videos. Not only is the song Daniel’s singing debut, but this video was edited by him as well. It matches the nostalgic vibe of the song. It’s a stoned story that emerged in all of its glory. the first shot features the late Christo Buffam from the vandelles and dead leaf echo playing a little guitar-pedal baseball. We toured with both of those bands in the past and it was put in the video weeks before his untimely passing. I think he would’ve liked it — so it remains in tribute.”

 
Ringo Deathstarr – ‘Bong Load’

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Oliver Wilde – ‘Play & Be Saved’

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Looking forward to Oliver Wilde‘s forthcoming LP ‘Ride Tide Opal In The Loose End Womb’ (try saying that fast three times)! The Bristol five piece are releasing it via Howling Owl Records on May 5 (pre-order). Last month the gorgeous tune ‘On This Morning’ graced our ears, now the video for ‘Play And Be Saved’ has hit.

 
Oliver Wilde – ‘Play And Be Saved’

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Grave Pool – ‘You Should All Be Murdered’

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Another Sunny Day‘s classic ‘You Should All Be Murdered’ (originally released in ’89 on Sarah Records) has been beautifully covered by Nashville’s Grave Pool. Pick it up on the EP ‘Dinosaur Hell‘ (available now). It’s a mix of jangle meets dream pop with super pretty vocal harmonies. The original (see here) was more in the vein of the new wave/new romantic movement.

 
Grave Pool – ‘You Should All Be Murdered’

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Esben And The Witch – ‘Butoh’

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Epic new rocker ‘Butoh’ should get Esben And The Witch fans drooling for their forthcoming split with Thought Forms, out April 7 via Invada (pre-order). Plus it’s on silver vinyl! The Brighton trio have two tunes on the six track release, check out ‘No Dog‘ if you missed it.

 
Esben And The Witch – ‘Butoh’

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Donovan Blanc – ‘Minha Menina’

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Introducing Captured Tracks latest signing, Donovan Blanc. The New Jersey duo (Joseph Black and Raymond Schwab) have spent the past few years releasing EPs under the moniker Honeydrum. Their new manifestation is more paired back with a singer/songwriter feel that doesn’t put you to sleep. Look out for Donovan Blanc’s self-titled debut album on June 24.

 
Donovan Blanc – ‘Minha Menina’

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Gazar Strips – ‘Bee Mantis’

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Sonic Masala Records gear up for their next release (following Roku Music) with Brisbane’s Gazar Strips. This one’s nightmarishly dark, it’s best listened to while gripping your teddy bear. Having said that, it’s also rather impressive! Grab it from April 26 on Gazar Strips’ second EP ‘Sparkling’.

 
Gazar Strips – ‘Bee Mantis’

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