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Tropic Harbor – ‘Glowing Eyes’


‘Glowing Eyes‘ is our first listen to Tropic Harbor‘s forthcoming debut LP (out this Fall). The band was formed by Edmonton’s Mark Berg, who is influenced by jangle pop contemporaries like Wild Nothing and Young Lagoon, as well as the classics; The Smiths and Cocteau Twins. Tropic Harbor’s first offering was well recieved, the shimmering ‘Colour‘ EP (from 2014). Looking forward to the full length.

Tropic Harbor – ‘Glowing Eyes’

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Glaciers – ‘Living Right’


Glaciers deliver a charming batch of jangly slacker pop on ‘Living Right’ (out this month through Strong Dog / Easy Summer). They’ve got an easy going sound that’s distinctly Australian, or should I say Aust-ray-yan! I can get away with that because I’m from Sydney *wink*. Anyway, it’s either going to sit with you or not. What they do, they do really well and I’m a convert. For fans of twee pop a la The Pastels, Twerps or The Go-Betweens. Now… where’s my beer gotten to?

Glaciers – ‘Living Right’

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The Craters – ‘Sudden Fade’

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Designer Medium Records are releasing The Craters new EP ‘Kids Can Tell’ this week (June 17). The jangly four-track collection closes with the shoegazey ‘Sudden Fade’. It’s the work of Boston’s Wes Kaplan, who produces lo-fi pop gems influenced by MBV and The Beach Boys (pre-order).

The Craters – ‘Sudden Fade’

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Molly – ‘Sun Sun Sun’


Austrian shoegaze / dream pop band Molly are now shipping vinyl copies of their debut EP ‘Sun Sun Sun’ (grab one here). The duo craft a stunning ambient sound that has so far landed plays on BBC6, Radio FM4 and GoTV. Molly has also picked up live spots with The KVB and The Telescopes. The worst part about the ‘Sun Sun Sun’ EP is that it’s over too soon! Recommended listening.

Molly – ‘Sun Sun Sun’ [EP Stream]

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Preoccupations – ‘Anxiety’


I’ll admit I’m not fond of the video, that’s just me. The song however, is a jaw-dropper. ‘Anxiety’ is immediate, compelling and loaded with feels. It’s the first taste of the Preoccupations forthcoming LP, out September 16 through Jagjaguwar/Inertia. The Calgary band (formerly known as Viet Cong), are all over the interwebs this week, and rightly so. I really, really, hope the rest of the album is this brilliant. The video depicts a series of childhood fears, as shot in Ymir British Columbia. You may find it on repeat.

Preoccupations – ‘Anxiety’ [VIDEO]

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