Hibou – ‘Dissolve’


This week Stereogum dished the news of Hibou‘s debut full length (‘Hibou’ is out September 18 via Barsuk Records). It kicks off with the fantastic single ‘Dissolve’. The Seattle-based solo act (Peter Michel) has been crafting jangle pop (meets dream pop) for several years now, last releasing his ‘Dunes’ EP back in 2013. Hibou’s latest echoes his Craft Spells origins and points to an exciting LP.

Hibou – ‘Dissolve’

Visit Hibou @ Bandcamp @ Barsuk Records @ Facebook.

Flying Saucer Attack – ‘Instrumental 7′

flying saucer attack-instrumental

Holy s**tballs Batman, Flying Saucer Attack has returned! The experimental space rockers put their stamp on the early nineties but called it a day more than a decade ago. However, the Bristol duo (David Pearce and Rachel Brook) aren’t returning in their original form, instead, David has composed fifteen instrumental pieces for the ‘Instrumentals 2015′ LP (out July 17). This is left field awesomeness for the die-hards, who should be pleased with the first taste, ‘Instrumental 7′.

Flying Saucer Attack – ‘Instrumental 7′

Visit Flying Saucer Attack @ Domino Records @ Facebook.

Tamaryn – ‘Cranekiss’


The lead single ‘Hands All Over Me‘ (from Tamaryn‘s forthcoming third record ‘Cranekiss’) left some fans scratching their heads. Despite the merits of the song, it was a big step in a pop-centric direction. But don’t fret, the newly posted title track should ease any concerns, it’s a stunning slice of dream pop that sits closer to the Tamaryn back catalogue (while still being a fresh and new). ‘Cranekiss’ lands August 28 via Mexican Summer.

Tamaryn  – ‘Cranekiss’

Visit Tamaryn @ Mexican Summer @ Facebook.

Lightning Bug – ‘Floaters’


Been busy streaming Lightning Bug‘s brilliant debut album ‘Floaters‘ this week. It came out in January and has steadily caught the ear of admirers over the past few months. ‘Luminous Veil’ isn’t a fair representation of the album, but it’s an amazing shoegazer even so! The rest of ‘Floaters’ is more in the psych pop realm but is very unique. ‘Bobby’ is just one of the other stand outs…

Lightning Bug – ‘Luminous Veil’ [Floaters LP Stream]

Visit Lightning Bug @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Airiel – New Album Preview


Chicago shoegaze vets Airiel will deliver a new LP later this year! The band have posted a “rough mix” of four songs from the album, and it’s sounding lovely. Hard to believe it’s been three years since the foursome (founded by Jeremy Wrenn in ’97) released the ‘Kid Games’ EP – so its welcome news. There’s also a refreshed ‘Winks & Kisses’ vinyl set on the way with new remixes (including this).

Ariel – New Album Preview

Airiel – ‘Flashlight Tag’ [from ‘Kid Games’]

Visit Airiel @ Web @ Facebook.

California Death – ‘Wake’


‘Wake’ kicks off California Death‘s self-titled EP, available to stream/download here. The Virigina rockers serve up a dose of jangly psych, along with some lo-fi rockers across the six track collection. The four piece have had their debut featured on Primal Radio, DKFM and WCNU. Not a bad start!

California Death – ‘Wake’

Visit California Death @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.