Sara have been pushing out psych rock goodness since 2009, the NY/NJ trio released ‘Horses’ earlier in the year and there’s more to come. I’ve always been a sucker for phased out vocals! Free downloads and more at www.saratheband.com.
Sara – ‘Horses’
Amazing song, kinda like having your head wrapped in a cloud for seven minutes! ’How Light Works’ (free download) is essentially an instrumental with some vocal effects that will drag you into a day dream. Note – not to be confused with the electronic duo out of the UK also called Linea Aspera.
Linea Aspera – ‘How Light Works’
Hear more Linea Aspera @ Soundcloud.
Fresh sounds from San Francisco’s Modern Charms, ‘Someday‘ is taken from a forthcoming six track EP (12inch via Clue #2 Records / Cassette via Kram). The trio will lap up fans of 90s leaning fuzz rock!
Modern Charms – ‘Someday’
Chances are this tune from Flyying Colours is going to make a fan out of you! Presumptuous sure, but these guys are belting out a noise that instantly pricks peoples ears up. Part psych rock, part shoegaze, the Melbourne-based four piece just released their debut video for ‘Wavygravy‘.
Flyying Colours – ‘Wavygravy’
One of the strongest albums of 2013!? We’re not even half way there but Norway’s Dråpe are going to be a hard act to follow. The shoegaze/dream/psych pop five piece have produced a brilliant debut LP in ‘Canicular Days’ (out now through Riot Factory). If the singles ‘Blue Skies‘ or ‘Memories‘ didn’t convince you – give this album cut a spin and see if it converts you! The summery sweet introduction of ‘Sister’s Eye’ slowly becomes an epic whirlwind. p.s. vinyl internationally delivered via Tiger.
Dråpe – ‘Sister’s Eye’
Download Dråpe @ iTunes / Visit @ Riot Factory @ Tumblr / Connect @ Facebook.
A handful of big tracks have been released in the last fews days from forthcoming albums. The new record from Sigur Rós ‘Kveikur’ is sounding very strong, following ‘Brennistein’ we have their latest tune called ‘Ísjaki’ (I don’t even try to pronounce these things anymore!) Pure X will unveil ‘Crawling Up The Stairs’ on May 15 through Acéphale featuring the newly released third single ‘Thousand Year Old Child’. Finally, BBC Radio 6 premiered the new album cut ‘No Face’ from Savages debut LP ‘Silence Yourself’ (out May 6 UK / May 7 US via Matador). Check ‘em all out below…
Sigur Rós – ‘Isjaki’
Pure X – ‘Thousand Year Old Child’
Savages – ‘No Face’
A warm, reverb swimming new single from Baywaves. Their debut release ‘To The North’ and the b-side ‘Figures’ are streaming now on Soundcloud. Don’t know much more about these guys but they’re off to a good start!
Baywaves – ‘To The North’
Visit Baywaves @ Facebook @ Soundcloud.
Jetman Jet Team’s debut album ‘We Will Live The Space Age’ is out now via Saint Marie Records. I’ve had to try very hard not to make any bad jokes about jet streams or… cooling your jets, I failed. Moving on – The Seattle four piece arose in 2011 following the demise of former band The Pop Eccentric. ‘Cosmic Age’ is an aural assault of melodic noise with a harmonic twist at the end!
Jetman Jet Team – ‘Cosmic Age’
Visit Jetman Jet Team @ Bandcamp @ Saint Marie Records @ Facebook.
Landing returned from a six yeah hiatus last year to release their self-titled LP and, (more recently) the 12inch mini album ‘Wave Lair’ through These Are Not Records. Since then Landing have kept busy touring with Mountains, A Place To Bury Strangers and Port-royal among others. The Connecticut-based band formed in 1998 before becoming known for their own brand of space rock, shoegaze and ambient sounds. Take a listen to a dreamy cut from the ‘Wave Lair’ EP below.
Landing – ‘Resonance’
Visit Landing online @ Bandcamp @ These Are Not Records @ Facebook.
Treat yourself to the epic new single ‘Haunted Summer‘ from Venera 4! The nine minute journey leads up to the release of the French shoegaze band’s second EP. Our last offering from Venera 4 was their single ‘Sun‘, released last December.
Venera 4 – ‘Haunted Summer’