Spiritualized – ‘Smiles’ (Live)

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Apparently Spiritualized‘s coveted 1993 live album ‘Fucked Up Inside’ is about to be re-issued! That’s according to Slicing Up Eyeballs. Originally it was a “1000-copy mail-order edition” but Plain Recordings are said to be making 3000 more this summer on 180 gram vinyl (with the same silver foil embossed sleeve). The ’92 tour in question was headlined by the Jesus And Mary Chain together with Curve and Medicine. Early pundits have been quick to inquire whether or not the pressing will be created from the digital/CD master. Details to be confirmed.

 
Spiritualized – ‘Smiles’ (Live)

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Lights That Change – ‘Cherokee Blessing’

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Here’s a blissful tune from Lights That Change, taken from the EP ‘Rainbow On Your Shoulder‘ released last October (through Ear To Ear Records). Day dreams are built from this! You’ll find ‘Cherokee Blessing’ at the tail end of the EP, blended with the song ‘Moccasins, Snow and Rainbows’. The UK-based shoegaze outfit is lead by Marc Joy, who is accompanied by various collaborators. We can expect fresh music from Lights That Change in the near future.

 
Lights That Change – ‘Cherokee Blessing’

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Pure X – ‘Rain’

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It comes as little surprise that Pure X‘s latest record ‘Angel’ is another stunner. On their third record they make another change of direction. Albeit less of a switch than it was from the hazy 2011 debut ‘Pleasure’ and last year’s ‘Crawling Up The Stairs’. But the Austin four piece further their lethargy this time round. It’s very chilled, so you’ve got to be in the right mood for it. But with album cuts like ‘Rain’, it’s hard to resist. The album is available now via Fat Possum (but the UK and EU have to wait til May 5).

 
Pure X – ‘Rain’

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Nothing – ‘In Metal’ (Low Cover)

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Nothing have posted a free cover of Low’s ‘In Metal’, a song from the Minnesota slowcore vets 2001 LP ‘Things We Lost In The Fire’ (original version here). The Philly shoegazers announced the news on Facebook, “Recorded a song at home on an anxiety ridden friday night. I’m giving it out for free for Record Store Day and hopefully @lowtheband doesn’t mind the rendition of their beautiful song.” I doubt they do, it’s a really pretty three minutes. Pick up Nothing’s latest LP ‘Guilty Of Everything’ via Relapse Records.

 
Nothing – ‘In Metal’ (Low Cover)

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The KVB – ‘Across The Sea’

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Nicholas Wood & Kat Day return with The KVB‘s new EP ‘Out Of Body‘ on June 2 (via A Records). This time Stereolab’s Joe Dilworth ads his drumming to the mix. It follows the London duo’s 2013 EP ‘Minus One’ and a globetrotting tour with The Brian Jonestown Massacre (read interview for more). Our first listen is ‘Across The Sea’, a step away from the buzzsaw guitars of their ‘Immaterial Visions’ LP. The KVB have blended coldwave, psych and noise rock in the past but this is one of their cleaner offerings. We’ll have to wait til June to find out what the rest of ‘Out Of Body’ holds.

 
The KVB – ‘Across The Sea’

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Whirr – ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ (Nirvana Cover)

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Robotic Empire have spent the past seven years jumping through legal hoops while compiling their tribute to Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’. This weekend it was finally released, featuring a re-imagining of the classic tracks by the late Jay Reatard, Ceremony, Circa Survive and shoegazers Whirr (among others). Whirr’s cover of the ’93 single was recorded several years ago but now it’s out there, in all its noisy glory! Pick up ‘In Utero: In Tribute’ at Bandcamp / iTunes.

 
Whirr – ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ (Nirvana Cover)

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