SBWR Is A Blogster Award Finalist!

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The Pedestrian Blogster Awards have begun and (believe it or not) Sounds Better With Reverb is a finalist! Here’s our profile/Q&A page. We’re one of twenty music blogs now racing to claim glory, win stuff and spam their friends into voting. So far we’ve got… *let me add it up*…no votes at all. So if you could spare this sad bastard the embarrassment and VOTE HERE – it would be much appreciated! In the unlikely event that Sounds Better actually wins something, I’ll post a steamy photo (hacked from my personal iCloud). Thanks in advance for your mouse clicking patronage.

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Unwound – ‘Reykjavik, Iceland (6/30/1999)’

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Seasoned noise-rock fans should be well familiar with the inventive, dissonant, decade-long career of Washington’s influential Unwound. For neophytes and die-hard completists alike, Numero Group has scrounged together the band’s complete efforts, from re-mastered studio releases to unreleased “material tracked live in a local basement,” for an unrivaled 4-part reissue! The latest release will cover Unwound’s “defining fourth and fifth albums The Future of What and Repetition” on vinyl and digital and rounds out the set with an exclusive LP offer of the live recording ’6/30/1999: REYKJAVIK, ICELAND,’ which features Unwound “revisit(ing) a few marquee highlights, stretching them out into droney sonatas drenched in feedback” and makes for a great introduction to the acclaimed 90′s trio (stream more). [By Dave Lytton]

 
Unwound – ‘Reykjavik, Iceland (6/30/1999)’

Visit Unwound @ Numero Group @ Unwoundarchive @ Facebook.

Dråpe – ‘Dråpe’ EP

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It’s been more than a year since Dråpe delivered their ‘Canicular Days‘ LP but the wait for new material shouldn’t be too much longer. The Oslo five piece have been busy working on a fresh full length (with a single expected before the year is out) *crosses fingers*! If you missed Dråpe’s debut EP back in 2011 then do yourself a favour and jump straight into the stream below. ‘By Heart’ is still brilliant – frequently stuck on repeat!

 
Dråpe – ‘Dråpe’ EP

Visit Dråpe @ Riot Factory @ Facebook.

Golden Fable – ‘Armour’

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It’s refreshing to hear Golden Fable‘s organic approach to dream pop, it’s very much a traditional band setup. There’s double tracked vocals in there but it’s not weighed down by overwhelming production (and what an amazing voice)! The Welsh trio (Rebecca Palin, Tim McIver and Jack McCarthy) release their second album ‘Ancient Blue’ on November 10 (pre-order). For fans of Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil and Cocteau Twins.

 
Golden Fable – ‘Armour’

Visit The Golden Fable @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Astronaut Husband – ‘Together’

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Alec Grefe (of Haunter) returns as Astronaut Husband for the release of ‘Then & Now’, a mixed bag of downbeat lo-fi/acoustic and experimental oddities! Grab the digital now or hold out til the cassette is available via Little League Records. I’ve had the beautiful album cut ‘Together’ on repeat, it’s a hidden gem. The Wisconsin-based solo artist is criminally underrated in my book! Check out his previous releases ‘Drip’ and ‘Supergiant Blues’ via Bandcamp for more.

 
Astronaut Husband – ‘Together’

Visit Astronaut Husband @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Magic Love – ‘Growing Organism’

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Tokyo shoegazers Magic Love recently released their second EP ‘Dawn‘ featuring ‘Growing Organism’. The trio pay homage to the classics with swooning guitars, hushed vocals and loads of noise. The vocals are a little pitchy but that doesn’t sink the ship (thankyou reverb)! Japanese fans can see Magic Love live at Shinjuku Motion on December 13. Stream/download the rest here.

 
Magic Love – ‘Growing Organism’

Visit Magic Love online @ Bandcamp.