Glimmerpost is a shoegaze/indie pop duo that literally spans the globe – singer/guitarist Nick is based in the USA while Nick (keys and production) lives in Australia. Living proof that the internet is used for more than just cat memes and porn. Glimmerpost’s self-titled EP is out now featuring the opener ‘Gloombox’.
Glimmerpost – ‘Gloombox’
Dreamy electronic pop from London’s Everything By Electricity. ‘Violet Haze’ was unveiled online this week, a bold blend of guitars, synthesizers and hooky female vocals. The trio (Dima, Yulia and Gaétan) have also crafted a new video for their track ‘Story Of You’.
Everything By Electricity – ‘Violet Haze’
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Milan’s Białogard have released their new EP ‘Studies On Distance’ featuring the ethereal ‘White Morning’. With shoegaze influences and post rock outbreaks, Białogard’s real point of difference is how progressive they get, often trailing off into instrumental mazes that make you forget all about the need for vocals. Whilst ‘Studies On Distance’ runs at just six tracks, there’s more than thirty minutes of material to delve into – stream the rest here.
Białogard – ‘White Morning’
Philly dream poppers Lockets are back with the new single ‘Surrender’ – pick it up on 7inch from Beautiful Strange (preorders coming in a few weeks). This time round the duo are sounding unashamedly 80s with giant snare hits, muted guitar lines and synth pads throughout. No doubt this cleaned up sound will appeal to a wider audience than the hazy ‘Camera Shy’ release of last July.
Lockets – ‘Surrender’
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British musician Alex Shields is the man behind the curtain of bedroom pop project A Grave With No Name. He’s teamed up with Linda Jarvis of Echo Lake and Akiko Matsuura of Comanechi to help record his new album ‘Whirlpool’ – available from Stare Records on July 1. ‘Aurora’ is our first listen, it features vocalist Alanna McArdle of Ides. Catch A Grave With No Name on tour with Youth Lagoon this July.
A Grave With No Name – ‘Aurora’
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Recent FatCat Records signees – His Clancyness deliver their ‘Charade’ EP on May 20 featuring the lead track ‘Machines’. The Italian rock act are currently on tour with Deerhunter and Widowspeak throughout the UK and Europe – dates here.
His Clancyness – ‘Machines’
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This sedate psych popper ebbs with vintage feel, it slowly winds its way through various textures before bedding down in your head! ‘One Drum’ is taken from Heavy Deeds forthcoming EP ‘Light Lunch’, out May 14 via Old Blackberry Way (also home to Gospel Gossip and Pony Trash). The Minneapolis five piece have a release show booked on May 10 at the Turf Club in St. Paul, MN – if you’re a local!
Heavy Deeds – ‘One Drum’
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Following the release of White Laces debut album last August, the Virginia-based indie act have announced a new 7inch single ‘Deep Moves’ (premiered this week via Stereogum). Its a lovely tune with warm guitar tones and an instrumental outro to seal the deal! Grab a free download via Soundcloud while they last.
White Laces – ‘Deep Moves’
Just when you thought it was safe to take a bath… BOOM! You’re album art! Such is the case with Towns latest EP ‘Sleepwalking’ – released late last year via Howling Owl Records (vinyl) and Cartoon Records (digital). ‘Mirror Ghost’ is just one example of the talent these Brits have.
Towns – ‘Mirror Ghost’
Somewhat of a carny lullaby, ‘Soft Bodies’ is an otherworldly song, its borderline creepy but with a reassuring melody to pull you along! London’s Quimper have produced this ambient gem for a new compilation ‘Soft Bodies Don’t Bleed’ from the fresh UK label Soft Bodies – check out the rest here.
Quimper – ‘Soft Bodies’