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Hideous Towns – ‘Don’t Forget / Wake Us’

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Hideous Towns have dished up a beautiful double a-side with ‘Don’t Forget / Wake Us’ (via Lost And Lonesome)! The Melbourne foursome indulge in reverb and delay on the new waver ‘Don’t Forget’ and the stunning dream popper ‘Wake Us’. As the presser states, the latter “draws inspiration from Irving Stone’s Vincent Van Gogh biography Lust For Life. In the song, Alana imagines the life of Van Gogh’s prostitute girlfriend Christine following the couple’s break-up”. Everything Hideous Towns have given us has been great, can’t wait for their debut album (expected late this year).

 
Hideous Towns – ‘Don’t Forget / Wake Us’

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Cerise – ‘Shades In Shade’

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Introducing Cerise, a smoky singer from Los Angeles with a new single/video called ‘Shades In Shade’ (via Under The Radar). Cerise Leang is an LA-based multi-instrumentalist who teamed up with producer Joseph Arthur for the project. The duo should appeal to fans of Nico, Grouper or Hope Sandoval. Keep an ear out for their debut full length ‘Smoke Screen Dreams’ (out June 24).

 
Cerise – ‘Shades In Shade’

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Youth In Bloom – ‘Feed My Dreams’ (Demo)

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6131 Records are reissuing ‘Shell’, the debut EP by Youth In Bloom (Vinyl / Cassette / Digital). The Pennsylvania shoegaze outfit included a pair of new demos on the cassette version, including this woozy monster called ‘Feed My Dreams’ (as premiered by Stereogum). It sounds like Youth In Bloom’s follow up is going to be loads of fun!

 
Youth In Bloom – ‘Feed My Dreams’ (Demo)

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Ummagma – ‘Galacticon’ [VIDEO]

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Ummagma recently posted a hypnotic new video for ‘Galacticon’, taken from their latest EP ‘Frequency’ out through Moon Sounds Records (available here). Filmed in Ukraine, the video features icy visuals and some brilliant aerial shots (as premiered by Exclaim). The Ontario-based duo collaborated with a number of guest artists for the EP, including Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie and Lights That Change. Ummagma have also been busy working with A.R. Kane on new material. A.R. Kane recently announced their live return with a spot at Primavera Sound in June, and a headline show in Manchester next month (their first in 20 years)!

Ummagma – ‘Galacticon’ [VIDEO]

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Lust And Siamese (Split Release) [Premiere]

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Here’s an exclusive stream of Lust‘s new single ‘Home’, taken from their upcoming split release with Siamese’ ‘I Dive’! Lust are a Toronto shoegaze outfit who delivered their much-loved debut last July, a hard-hitting blend of punk, post-hardcore and shoegaze. ‘Home’ is an ear bleeder that pulls at the heart strings with wall of sound guitars and raw intensity! Australia’s Siamese deliver a lo-fi rocker with psych leanings in ‘I Dive’. Pick up the split release from April 21 via Adelaide’s Swirl Records.

 
Lust – ‘Home’ / Siamese – ‘I Dive’ [Premiere]

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The Stargazer Lilies – ‘When With You’ [VIDEO]

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The Stargazer Lilies will deliver their next record ‘Door To The Sun’ on June 3 via Graveface Records! Check out ‘When With You’ which just premiered over at Noisey. The husband and wife team features John Cep (guitar) and Kim Field (bass/vocals) formerly of Soundpool. Their debut LP ‘We Are The Dreamers’ was praised by Medicine’s Brad Laner, SPIN and All Music. The Stargazer Lilies are fresh from a tour with Ringo Deathstar but have announced a 20+ date run starting in June.

The Stargazer Lilies – ‘When With You’ [VIDEO]

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