Ashrae Fax – ‘CHKN’

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Earlier in the week Ashrae Fax announced the release of their first new album in over a decade! ‘Never Really Been Into It’ will be out this August, great news for fans of the ‘Static Crash!‘ re-issue. The North Carolina outfit (powered by singer Renée Mendoza and producer/guitarist Alex Chesney) have posted the lead single ‘CHKN’. Cocteau Twins comparisons are inevitable, it’s an 80s styled dream popper after all. One thing is certain, the years haven’t dimmed Renée’s vocals one bit! Pre-order the LP via Mexican Summer.

 
Ashrae Fax – ‘CHKN’

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An Occasion For Balloons – ‘You’ll Get By’ (Valdorea Remix)

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French producer Valdorea has created a brilliant remix of An Occasion For Balloons ‘You’ll Get By’ for the newly released compilation album ‘Summer 2014‘ (available for free download thanks to Beko). If you’re a fan of dreamy beats with a shoegaze sheen then this should toss your salad! The original track was released late last year on ‘All As It Is‘, the work of North Carolina’s Nate Wagner. As for Valdorea (real name is Loïc), some of you may have heard her previous work under the pseudonym Valdor, she’s got a talent for crafting angelic sounds.

 
An Occasion For Balloons – ‘You’ll Get By’ (Valdorea Remix)

Download Beko’s ‘Summer 2014′ here / Valdorea @ Facebook / An Occasion For Balloons @ Facebook.

Hot Glass – ‘Melt’

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Japanese net label Kiiro Records have delivered their latest freebie, a compilation record called ‘Forever Shoegaze’ featuring Kigo, Christian Samuel, Hot Glass and more! Pick it up at bandcamp and take note of the download mirror *wink*. Thanks Kiiro! Our featured cut comes courtesy of Hot Glass, the solo project of Brighton’s Ryan Balch. The song was originally released on the ‘Melted’ EP earlier this year, also available for free here.

 
Hot Glass – ‘Melt’

Visit Kiiro Records online @ Bandcamp.

Muso Planet Volume 6

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Muso Planet‘s sixth volume is out today – grab a free copy here! For the uninitiated, Muso Planet is a music webzine based out of Nagoya, Japan. Founder Matthew Bedford is aided by contributors Jairo Manzur (Latinoamerica Shoegaze) and Greg Wilson (DKFM Radio). Each issue is accompanied with a PDF mag and mix tape! This issue there’s tunes from Ummagma, Aero Fall, Sounds Of Sputnik, Luna Ghost, Miners plus an Italian band called… Flying Vaginas! Getting a visual? There’s also a Sounds Better With Reverb interview. *blush*

 
Aerofall – ‘Off The Beam My Dream’

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Pleistocene – ‘Secular’

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Pleistocene produce instantly loveable garage rockers with guy/girl vocals and plenty of fuzz! Their latest nine track release ‘Ontario Girls‘ is worth a listen. Pleistocene should sit well with fans of Joanna Gruesome, No Joy or Veronica Falls. In fact, the New York five piece would sound right at home on the Slumberland label. But it’s all indie for now, with a cassette tape release coming on July 26, digital available here.

 
Pleistocene – ‘Secular’

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