Elizabeth Colour Wheel – ‘Thoughts of Violence’

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Newcomers Elizabeth Colour Wheel delivered an impressive two track demo a few months back featuring ‘Thoughts Of Violence’ (a nine minute shoegaze epic) and ‘Out Of’ (an instrumental work). The Boston-based band are hitting the studio this month to record a debut EP (expected in January). Looking forward to it! Visit Bandcamp for a download.

 
Elizabeth Colour Wheel – ‘Thoughts of Violence’

Visit Elizabeth Colour Wheel @ Bandcamp @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

Ummagma – ‘Kiev (Haioka Remix)’

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Ummagma continue their prolific year of non-stop music making with the ‘Kiev Remixes’ (out now via Emerald & Dooreen Recordings)! The Canadian-Ukrainian duo enlisted a huge amount of talent to rework ‘Kiev’ including Japan’s Shintaro Haioka. Take a listen to the ambient electronic piece below, a beautifully warped re-imagining (as requested by @shoegazeindie)!

 
Ummagma – ‘Kiev (Haioka Remix)’

Visit Ummagma @ Emerald & Doreen Recordings @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Cloakroom – ‘Dream Warden’

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Cloakroom fans won’t be hearing the band’s double LP until 2015 but… there is a fresh 7inch to look forward to. The two track vinyl (out November 17) includes ‘Lossed Over’ and the b-side ‘Dream Warden’ (as premiered by Stereogum). This tune features the vocal talents of Hum’s Matt Talbott, “recorded, mixed and mastered 100% analog at his Illinois-based Earth Analog studio”. Pre-sale is available now via Run For Cover Records. Side note for analog audio nerds, I recently finished reading Greg Milner’s ‘Perfecting Sound Forever’ on holiday – it’ tech heavy (at times) but brilliant and depressing knowing how far fidelity has fallen over the years. Definitely made me re-think recorded music (info at Amazon). The irony is, you’re about to click a 128k mp3 of an analog recording… *facepalm*

 
Cloakroom – ‘Dream Warden’

Visit Cloakroom @ Run For Cover @ Blogspot @ Bandcamp.

Wildhoney – ‘Fall In’

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Baltimore shoegazers Wildhoney have shared ‘Fall In’ from their forthcoming LP ‘Sleep Through It’ (expected early 2015 via Deranged Records). The foursome are fresh from a CMJ showcase and are sounding as sharp as ever! It’s a short blast of wild-eyed rock, contrasted by whimsical vocals. It follows Wildhoney’s ‘Seventeen Forever’ EP (available here).

 
Wildhoney – ‘Fall In’

Visit Wildhoney @ Bandcamp @ Tumblr.

Secret Shine – ‘Anything About Me’

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Saint Marie Records have dished the news on their annual compilation ‘Static Waves 3′! The monster collection will feature a third disc devoted to Slowdive covers. It’s available for pre-sale now ahead of its November 25 release. There’s a huge crop of tunes on offer, many previously unreleased. Bite into the comp opener ‘Anything About Me’, courtesy of Brit legends Secret Shine.

 
Secret Shine – ‘Anything About Me’

Pick up ‘Static Waves 3′ @ Saint Marie Records.

Whirr – ‘Ease’

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Nothing and Whirr‘s split 12-inch release arrives on November 17 (packaged with a documentary DVD). Stereogum premiered the opener ‘Ease’ earlier this week, an up-tempo rocker that could’ve sat comfortably on Whirr’s latest LP ‘Sway‘. Check out the full stream below and pick it up through the good folks at Run For Cover Records. I wonder what highbrow hatred Pitchfork are going to throw at this one!? *grin*

 
Whirr / Nothing – Split [Stream]

Whirr / Nothing Split @ Run For Cover Records.