Lovesliescrushing – ‘Bloweyelashwish’ [Vinyl Kickstarter]

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It’s been more than twenty years since Lovesliescrushing tracked the experimental demos that would become ‘Bloweyelashwish’. Now the seminal recording is being re-issued and re-mastered on vinyl for the first time. The limited run is being supported by a Kickstarter campaign, (get involved here)! If you’re new to the band, take a listen to the stream below. The duo formed in ’91 with guitarist Scott Cortez (Astrobrite) and singer Melissa Arpin-Duimstra. ‘Bloweyelashwish’ is a mix of ambient and abstract shoegaze with loads of lo-fi charm. It’s been criticised for placing more emphasis on sounds than songs, but there’s loads of people who are just fine with that! And as it stands, it’s a much loved shoegaze classic. Anyway, the promo video below is waaaay more interesting than this paragraph, so jump in…

 
Lovesliescrushing – ‘Bloweyelashwish’ [Vinyl Kickstarter]

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Somerville Jack – ‘Left To Know’ [Premiere]

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Portland’s Track And Field Records are set to deliver the second volume in their Summer Compilation series. We’re lucky enough to have the inside tip on the compilation cut ‘Left To Know’ by Somerville Jack, a beautiful jangle popper with loads of ‘verb! The Canadian solo artist (Chris McComas) is also known for his work with Permanent Vacation, but is currently at work on a debut album. ‘Summer Compilation Vol. 2′ will be available from August 11 via Track And Field (preorders coming soon).

 
Somerville Jack – ‘Left To Know’ [Premiere]

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Debrider – ‘Never Leave Me’

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There’s an alt country twang to Debrider‘s ‘Never Leave Me’, a cut from her debut EP ‘Blind And Bloodshot‘. The spacey ballad is a short and simple lament but packs a punch! It’s a promising start for the Washington-based artist (Lia Pisa-Relli). The self-declared purveyor of “sad, dreamy tunes to wash your dirty laundry”, shows versatility across the five track collection. Particularly the lengthy closer, ‘Love Song’. Stream in full below.

 
Debrider – ‘Never Leave Me’

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Un.Real – ‘Kids Are Astronauts / Drones’

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Brilliant new shoegazer from Un.Real! The Puerto Rico five piece have delivered a double a-side single called ‘Kids Are Astronauts / Drones’, taken from the forthcoming concept album ‘Islands’. Guitarist/singer Gardy Perez founded the group in ’95, but the band are yet to release an official full length. No need to rush things I suppose! *grin* Take a listen to their extensive EP catalogue at Bandcamp.

 
Un.Real – ‘Kids Are Astronauts / Drones’

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Blindness – ‘Wrapped In Plastic’ [Premiere]

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Here’s an exclusive listen to ‘Wrapped In Plastic’, the debut album from Blindness. It’s out today (on digital, disc and vinyl) through Saint Marie Records. The London-based trio craft relentless ass kickers with industrial swagger and noise rock intensity! Lead tracks ‘Confessions’ and ‘Serves Me Right’ are a testament to that. The group features veteran guitarist Debbie Smith (formerly of Curve, Echobelly and Snowpony), together with bassist Emma Quick and programmer/singer Beth Rettig. Brits can catch the album launch this Sunday (details at FB).

 
Blindness – ‘Wrapped In Plastic’ [Premiere]

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Minor Victories – ‘Film One’

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The latest supergroup to whet our rock n’ roll fantasies is Minor Victories, a recently announced collective including Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, Hand Held Cine Club’s James Lockey and Editors’ Justin Lockey. The term ‘supergroup’ often creates more internet hype than it merits, but after watching Minor Victories first teaser video, they may live up to it. Sure, it’s just a snippet but it’s all class (via Pitchfork TV). The audio (on the car stereo) at the beginning sounds gigantic. *drools*

 
Minor Victories – ‘Film One’

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