Moonbell – ‘Warm Head Rush’ [Video Premiere]

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Brooklyn-based visual artist Stephan Hawk has directed Moonbell‘s mind-bending new video for ‘Warm Head Rush’. It’s taken from the Californian foursome’s ‘Afterlives’ LP, available now via Hypnogram! The footage was shot at an Oakland house party (that fellow rockers Linoleum Dream and Balms also played at), with added shots of a freight elevator in an old agricultural building.

BUT WAIT there’s more! I’m happy to announce that Moonbell are releasing a new (and free) EP called ‘Supernumerary’. It features songs recorded between their debut EP ‘Figurine’ in 2010 and their ‘Afterlives’ full length. ‘Supernumerary’ will be available for download via Bandcamp today. For fans of trippy psych, lo-fi post punk and everything in between!
 
Moonbell – ‘Warm Head Rush’ [Video Premiere]

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She’s So Rad – ‘Cool It’ [Premiere]

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She’s So Rad return with their brilliant new single ‘Cool It’! Inspired by Cocteau Twins and Slowdive, ‘Cool It’ is a smoky shoegaze tune with an ass kicking guitar solo big enough for Siamese Dream Pumpkin fans! Anji’s delicate vocals in the verse give way to a sing-a-long chorus, backed by buzzsaw tones with a tambourine swing. It’s a taste of what to expect when the New Zealand-based duo (Jeremy Toy and Anji Sami) deliver their sophomore album ‘Tango’ in early 2015 (via From The Crate Records).

Recorded by Jeremy and Jol Mulholland at The Lab in Mt Eden, Auckland, with mixing by Tony Hoffer (M83, Beck, Supergrass, Silversun Pickups) at his Los Angeles studio. Jeremy explains, “Tony Hoffer was the no-brainer choice for mixing Cool It.  He understands better than anyone the sonic palette and the ‘wall of sound teetering on the brink of meltdown’ treatment that we were looking for. I love sending Tony a track to mix ‘cause I know the result is gonna be far greater than I could ever imagine.  He’s freakin’ incredible. A machine.” Download ‘Cool It’ via Bandcamp from November 17.
 
She’s So Rad – ‘Cool It’ [Premiere]

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Youth In Bloom – ‘Shell’

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Following the March single release of ‘Crescent Waves’, Youth In Bloom return with the five track EP ‘Shell‘. The Williamsport, Pennsylvania foursome aren’t afraid to take risks and show their versatility, from the disembodied shoegaze chaos of ‘Dismantle’ to the progressive, dream pop epic of ‘Shrouded’. If Youth In Bloom continue to grow (excuse the pun), we’ll be in for something special by the time they’re ready for a debut full length.

 
Youth In Bloom – ‘Shell’

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The Dagger Complex – ‘Vibrant’ EP

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‘Shockwave’ is a fresh dream pop tune by The Dagger Complex, taken from the ‘Vibrant‘ EP. The Chile-based band are off to a flying start after forming in 2013. With swooning guy/girl vocals, euphoric crescendos and catchy melodies, it’s no wonder the five piece have already appeared on the South American music festival stage. Songs like ‘Tremolo Vision Of You’ even sound a little like Dråpe, impressive!

 
The Dagger Complex – ‘Vibrant’ EP [Stream]

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Balms – ‘Balms’ EP

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San Francisco’s Balms delivered their debut EP this month (grab it here). The trio kick it off with the single ‘Golden Hair’, for lovers of lo-fi rock n’ jangle pop. The floaty harmonies of ‘See You’ are another stand out. It caps off a busy year for Balms, after playing shows alongside Canyons, Vibragun, The Foreign Resort, Blackstone Rngrs, Dissolve, Moonbell and Couches.

 
Balms – ‘Balms’ [EP Stream]

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Muso Planet Volume Seven – Out Now!

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In case you missed it, Muso Planet Volume Seven has arrived (free download here)! This volume features music from Dead Leaf Echo, Jaguwar, Magic Love and Rev Rev Rev. Plus Latino America Shoegaze Presents Guitarists and their Pedals, with a feature on Hands And Moment and much more! Thank you Muso Planet.

 
Various Artists – ‘Muso Planet Volume Seven’

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