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Slaughter Beach – ‘Glaze’

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‘Glaze’ is an off-kilter mix of dream pop and psych, courtesy of Slaughter Beach. The Danish trio (which features Hasse Mydtskov of The Kissaway Trail), delivered their debut EP ‘Love/Venice’ just last year, and this month the new single via Brilliance. Slaughter Beach has already been lauded by the likes of NME, The Line of Best Fit, Interview Mag and NPR. With all their momentum it’ll be interesting which direction their next release heads; here’s hoping for more hazy jams like this. On first listen they reminded me of the late Tripping Daisy (before Tim went on to start The Polyphonic Spree).

 
Slaughter Beach – ‘Glaze’

Visit Slaughter Beach @ Brilliance @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

Man Is Not A Bird – ‘Life And Levity’

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Man Is Not A Bird returned this month with a crushing new EP, ‘Life And Levity’. The French foursome create monstrous anthems by mixing melodic post-rock and shoegaze with math rock precision. If you like thick catchy melodies and crunchy guitars, then this is for you.

 
Man Is Not A Bird – ‘Life And Levity’

Visit Man Is Not A Bird @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

The Stargazer Lilies – ‘Door To The Sun’

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Graveface Records dished up a fantastic psych / shoegaze crossover record this month; The Stargazer LiliesDoor To The Sun’. The Pennsylvanian trio has hit their stride on their sophomore offering; it’s a dynamic and woozy collection of dreamy rockers. Lead track ‘Summer’s Gone’ is flanked by some super trippy creations that at times melt into droning mantras. Changes are, you’re already all over it. If not, indulge yourself…

 
The Stargazer Lilies – ‘Door To The Sun’

Visit The Stargazer Lilies @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

No Joy – ‘Drool Sucker’

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In case you missed it; Canadian reverb rockers No Joy dished up ‘A Thorn In Garland’s Side’. It’s lifted from the forthcoming three-track EP (out July 15 through Topshelf). It’s matched with fairy tale themed artwork, presumably in ode to the troubled Wizard Of Oz actress. No Joy are sounding as impulsive and awesome as ever. Side note, the press shot is brilliantly dysfunctional; it’s model poses versus simmering pits of despair!

 
No Joy – ‘Drool Sucker’

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Tuath – ‘Existence Is Futile’

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Umm, is this chilled psychedelia? Jazz? Space rock? Kinda… all of those and not at all! Tuath are here to smash your preconceptions. The band hail from Donegal in the Republic of Ireland, and their video for ‘Existence Is Futile’ is successfully evading any attempt at pigeon holing. Tuath are fresh from a spot at Dublin’s Reverberation Psych Fest alongside TwinKranes, Wild Rocket and the The Cosmic Dead. If this trippy creation flips your eggs then don’t sleep on their new EP ‘Existence Is Futile’ (out this month).

 
Tuath – ‘Existence Is Futile’

Visit Tuath @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Panda Riot – ‘June 20th’ [Video Premiere]

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It’s super exciting to share the first look at Panda Riot’s new video ‘June 20th’! The Chicago rock act are back with a shoegaze anthem bursting with catchy vocals, fuzzy textures and a shimmering crash n’ burn ending! West Coast fans can experience it live this month at a select run of dates that include a Punk Time Punks show with Greys, and a San Francisco show with The Stargazer Lilies (as listed below). ‘June 20th’ will be available on Panda Riot’s (recently completed) new album; the release date is yet to be announced. It’s the follow up to the ‘Northern Automatic Music’ LP, one of the standout shoegaze records of 2013. No doubt their next creation will be equally impressive.

 
Panda Riot – ‘June 20th’ [Video Premiere]

Panda Riot West Coast Tour Dates

June 10th in Los Angeles at La Cita
June 11th in San Francisco at Hemlock Tavern
June 13th in Portland at High Water Mark
June 14th in Seattle at The Sunset

Visit Panda Riot @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.