Tape Deck Mountain – ‘Always Lie’

TAPE DECK MOUNTAIN - 'ALWAYS LIE'

This September Tape Deck Mountain look to release their second album ‘Sway’ featuring ‘Always Lie’. The San Diego trio recently wrapped fundraising for the record but you can still help out by downloading the digital 7inch here. Main man Travis Trevisan has never sounded so awesome (IMO) as he does on ‘Always Lie’. The deeply driven shoegazey guitars overshadow the understated vocal parts but with great effect.

 
Tape Deck Mountain – ‘Always Lie’

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Temples – ‘Colours To Life’

TEMPLES - 'COLOURS TO LIFE'

Brit psych rockers Temples have produced a vintage cool video for ‘Colours To Life’ and will release a matching 7inch with the b-side ‘Shelter Song’ on July 23 via Fat Possum. UK residents can pick it up right now through Heavenly Recordings (with the b-side ‘Ankh’). Apparently Noel Gallagher believes they’re the second coming (along with Jagwar Ma)! Make up your mind below…

 
Temples – ‘Colours To Life’

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Elastic Sleep – ‘Anywhere’

ELASTIC SHEEP - 'ANYWHERE'

Introducing Elastic Sleep – a new dream pop outfit from Cork, Ireland. Apologies for previously referring to them as… Elastic Sheep – its not like they’re from New Zealand *wink*! The band are offering their debut ‘Anywhere’ free via Bandcamp ahead of their show at the Pavilion, Cork on July 11. ‘Anywhere’ is a short burst of melodic bliss and is far more polished than you’d expect from a band of newcomers. That’s because they’re not. Elastic Sleep is a collective formed from the ashes of Terror Pop, and includes members from Grave Lanterns, Une Pipe, Stink, Great Balloon Race and Superblondes. Great start – thumbs up!

 
Elastic Sleep – ‘Anywhere’

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The Stargazer Lilies – ‘We Are The Dreamers’

THE STARGAZER LILIES - 'WE ARE THE DREAMERS'

John Cep and Kim Field (formerly of Soundpool) have enlisted drummers EJ DeCoske and Johnny Lancia to form The Stargazer Lilies. The Pennsylvania-based outfit will deliver their debut album ‘We Are The Dreamers’ on September 10 through Graveface Records (who are currently handling Whirr’s latest EP). Check out the trippy new title track below!

 
The Stargazer Lilies – ‘We Are The Dreamers’

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Eros And The Eschaton – ‘Heaven Inside’

EROS AND THE ESCHATON - 'HEAVEN INSIDE'

I would’ve been pissed off if this week had passed without discovering this song! ‘Heaven Inside’ (which premiered at COS) is the work of North Carolina’s Eros And The Eschaton. The duo (Kate Perdoni and Adam Hawkins) also happen to be husband and wife, here’s hoping their forthcoming album title ‘Home Address For Civil War’ isn’t a relationship reflection! It’ll be available from August 18 via Bar/None (shop). This swooning shoegazer is appropriately reverb indulgent, giving it a spacious, widescreen sound that has me counting the days.

 
Eros And The Eschaton – ‘Heaven Inside’

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Sister Crystals – ‘First Time’

SISTER CRYSTALS - 'FIRST TIME'

‘First Time’ is taken from Chicago’s Sister Crystals self-titled LP, out now via Walk-In Records / Feeltrip Records. There’s limited edition bone coloured vinyl on offer at the shop too! The male/female vocal leads switch from track to track, keeping it fresh. Overall a dynamic listen that’s part psych pop, part dream pop – stream/download here.

 
Sister Crystals – ‘First Time’


 

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Hibou – ‘Motion’

HIBOU - 'MOTION'

Fresh Seattle dream pop from Hibou’s new EP ‘Dunes’ (available now). The solo project of former Craft Spells drummer Peter Michel follows in the steps of lo-fi, jangly pop contemporaries like Beach Fossils, Minks, Blouse and DIIV.

 
Hibou – ‘Motion’

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Hausu – ‘Kool Off’

HAUSU - 'KOOL OFF'

Blistering new rock release from Portland’s Hausu, the four piece are all over the intergoogle with their debut LP ‘Total’ (out this week via Hardly Art). Catch the full album stream via Spin or pick up the white wax here. The folks at Stereogum premiered the video (below) and are already calling it an album of the year contender.

 
Hausu – ‘Kool Off’

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Fait – ‘Koto’

FAIT - 'KOTO'

Amazing new instrumental tune from Perth’s Elise Higgins. And wow, there’s some serious bottom end bass on ‘Koto’! The multi-instrumentalist is currently recording her debut EP under the moniker Fait and is teaming up with sound engineer Darren Lawson for the release, known for his work with Editors, The Verve, White Lies and most recently with My Bloody Valentine’s ‘MBV’.

 
Fait – ‘Koto’

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Younghusband – ‘Dromes’

YOUNGHUSBAND - 'DROMES'

Nicolas Vernhes, the producer behind Wild Nothing, Tripwires, Deerhunter and Atlas Sound has stepped into the chair behind London’s Younghusband. The quartet formed in 2010 (influenced by The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Yo La Tengo, Broadcast, JMC) and are set to deliver their debut album ‘Dromes’ through Sonic Cathedral on September 16. Side note, there’s a free gig on July 15 alongside Happy Families at The Social, London W1 (followed by a UK tour in September).

 
Younghusband – ‘Dromes’

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