La Casa al Mare – ‘At All’ [Video Premiere]

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It’s no secret that we’re big fans of La Casa al Mare‘s debut EP ‘This Astro’, so I’m suitably excited to share the first look at their ‘At All’ video! The Italian shoegazers dish up this sunny rocker with equally bright visuals, courtesy of Director Paolo Miceli (who also happens to be their drummer, formerly of My Violent Ego, Sea Dweller). Pick up a copy or stream this gem via Bandcamp. In related news, La Casa al Mare recently chatted to Matthew Bedford (Muso Japan), check that out here.

 
La Casa al Mare – ‘At All’ [Video Premiere]

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‘Got That Feeling, A Tribute To Skywave’

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Noise rock legends Skywave have been given a fitting tribute by The Blog That Celebrates Itself. The influential trio have been honoured with a collection of covers by the likes of The Vera Violets, Screen Vinyl Image and Stellarscope. Original members also feature on the record via their current bands; Paul Baker (Static Daydream), Oliver Ackermann (A Place To Bury Strangers) and John Fedowitz (Ceremony). Speaking of, Static Daydream have announced a debut LP, (out this August via Saint Marie / Moon Sounds)! Lovely work by Brazil’s Renato Malizia for conceiving the compilation, available for download now.

 
Various Artists – ‘Got That Feeling, A Tribute To Skywave’ [Stream]

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Hideous Towns – ‘Heart Attack/Skin’

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Hideous Towns have returned with a new 7inch single ‘Heart Attack/Skin‘. The Melbourne-based foursome (Alana West, Ashley Stirling, Chris MacLean and Ryan DeCoite) have an unassuming style that blends jangle and dream pop with a new wave feel. Hideous Towns delivered their self-titled EP last October, cementing themselves as one of Australia’s stand out dream pop acts. ‘Heart Attack/Skin’ is another step forward, it’s available now digitally, with vinyl shipping from Lost And Lonesome on July 16.

 
Hideous Towns – ‘Heart Attack/Skin’

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Mutes – ‘Holy Terror’

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Mutes ‘Holy Terror’ is a reverb rocker that comes out swinging before drifting into a dream state half way through. It’s a raw, uncompromising introduction to their second EP ‘Starvation Age’ (which is out next week, June 29). The UK quartet began as a solo project and spawned a self-titled EP last May. The upcoming five track collection ranges from rock to ambient and maintains the loveable, lo-fi aesthetic of their debut. ‘Starvation Age’ is available for pre-order (on digital or cassette) via One Note Forever.

 
Mutes – ‘Holy Terror’

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DIV I DED – ‘Late Awakening’

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Texas-based label Fleeting Youth Records are preparing a stateside release of DIV I DED‘S debut album ‘Born To Sleep‘ (out July 17 on cassette/digital). The Czech-based shoegazers were founded in 2013 by multi-instrumentalist Filip Helštýn and singer Viktorie Marksová, (who were inspired by their fellow countrymen The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa). Last year’s European album release was well received, leading to DIV I DED picking up live dates at the Prague International Music Festival, Sweetsen Fest and Colours of Ostrava.

 
DIV I DED – ‘Late Awakening’

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White Poppy – ‘Natural Phenomena’

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Vancouver’s Crystal Dorval produces an eclectic mix of ambient shoegaze and experimental dream pop. Her 2013 self-titled album (White Poppy) was an intricate collection of beautiful oddities, a true album experience. On June 23, White Poppy returns with a second album, ‘Natural Phenomena’ (pre-order). Take a listen to the first two public tracks below, ‘Mermaids’ and ‘Confusion’.

 
White Poppy – ‘Natural Phenomena’

Visit White Poppy @ Bandcamp @ Not Not Fun @ Facebook.