Right from the intro this tune sounds like a winner! And then, it gets better. ‘Tenerife’ maintains an underlying tension that perpetually builds with contrasting hazy vocals over the top. Le Thug are an ambient noise trio that hail from Scotland, download their debut EP ‘Ripping‘ at Bandcamp. The good folks over at FatCat Records recently featured the track as part of their demo series.
Le Thug – ‘Tenerife’
Back in July Edweena dropped the news of their debut album ‘Solar Days And Lunar Nights’ with the lead single ‘Thunderboy‘. The Swedish shoegazers released it this week – download here. Album cut ‘Perspective’ shows off the vocal harmonies you can expect, backed with warm fuzz and driving bass.
Edweena – ‘Perspective’
Back in August Teen Mom impressed with the single ‘Kitchen‘ and today the DC trio deliver a fresh EP called ‘Gilly‘. Closing number ‘Stay Inside’ is a slacker pop tune with a wonderfully flippant delivery. Founder Chris Kelly sings the line “…I don’t give a f***” and yup, I believe him. It’s a strong collection, thumbs up!
Teen Mom – ‘Stay Inside’
Marshall Teller Records give us this rock nugget courtesy of The History Of Apple Pie! The British rockers have their eyes set on another long player (expected 2014). Pick up the single ‘Don’t You Wanna Be Mine’ on fancy clear vinyl from October 14 (pre-order).
The History Of Apple Pie – ‘Don’t You Wanna Be Mine?’
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In a tidal wave of new EPs comes another stand out, this time from Sweden. Star Horse have released the effortlessly poppy ‘Devour’ EP featuring lead track ‘Hope To Feel A Hand’. The Stockholm-based shoegaze act shot a lo-fi video to match, reportedly all via iPhone!
Star Horse – ‘Hope To Feel A Hand’
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Floating, psychedelic verses bookend the cutting, guitar-driven choruses on ‘Silverlight’, the opening track from Aftergloam’s debut LP ‘Slow Ocean’. If you’re a fan of psych, alt rock or shoegaze – here’s a dose of all three! The Californian quartet also have cassettes – grab ‘em through Lolipop Records.
Aftergloam – ‘Silverlight’
Parisian shoegazers Venera 4 return with a new noise pop single and video – ‘Deaf Heartbeats’! French label Requiem Pour un Twister will release their next EP ‘Deaf Hearts’ on October 7 featuring five blissed out tunes. After hearing the EP through, rest assured there’s plenty to get excited about! The release follows the ‘Haunted Summer‘ single and last year’s ‘Seabed Terror’ EP.
Venera 4 – ‘Deaf Heartbeats’ [VIDEO]
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Minneapolis rock vets – The Chambermaids deliver album number three this week! ‘Whatever Happened Tomorrow’ is available now for pre-order through Guilt Ridden Pop. The record was tracked at Neil Weir’s Old Blackberry Way Studio which has played host to loads of local talent including Pony Trash and Gospel Gossip. If you’re a fan of The Breeders or The Vaselines you should check this record out – full stream here.
The Chambermaids – ‘China Blue’
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The Ancients drop their third record ‘Night Bus’ through Chapter Music on October 18 featuring the new single ‘Hey Now’. The Melbourne quintet have kept busy crafting psych pop gems (since the late noughties) and is led by singer Jonathan Michell (formerly of Mum Smokes).
The Ancients – ‘Hey Now’
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Jason Harvey has directed No Joy’s latest video for ‘Blue Neck Riviera’, taken from the ‘Wait To Pleasure’ LP (available now via Mexican Summer). The Montreal band have evolved from their noisy shoegaze origins into a more complex and explorative sound (thanks in part to producer Jorge Elbrecht – known for his work with Violens).
No Joy – ‘Blue Neck Riviera’ [VIDEO]