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Conheartist – ‘Sheep Who Lie In Fur’


Conheartist return with the space rocking single ‘Sheep Who Lie In Fur‘, a phased-out mix of psych rock and shoegaze. It’s been twelve months since the Californian four piece posted their six tracker ‘Surrounded By Drones’. Their latest does away with the dark edges of their debut, it’s a more prog rock approach that should appeal to existing fans and snare them some new ones!

Conheartist – ‘Sheep Who Lie In Fur’

Visit Conheartist @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

The Mary Onettes – ‘Sharkbrains’ (Skewed Studio Takeout)


The Mary Onettes are giving away an unreleased track to celebrate their first tour of the USA in almost six years. It’s sobering that the Swedish dream poppers outtakes are actually better than most folks singles! Download a copy at Soundcloud. The quartet are touring on the back of their fourth album ‘Portico’ (updated dates below).

The Mary Onettes – ‘Sharkbrains’ (Skewed Studio Takeout)

The Mary Onettes USA Tour Dates:

Feb 12 (Thursday) – NYC @ Cameo Gallery
Feb 13 (Friday) – DC @ House of Sweden
Feb 14 (Saturday) – Chicago @ Empty Bottle (2H)
Feb 18 (Wednesday) – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Feb 20 (Friday) – San Francisco @ Rickshaw Stop
Feb 21 (Saturday) – Los Angeles @ Bootleg Bar
Feb 22 (Sunday) – San Diego @ Soda Bar
Feb 23 (Monday) – Phoenix @ Pub Rock

Visit The Mary Onettes @ Labrador @ Facebook.

Venera 4 – ‘Colored Fields’


Venera 4‘s debut full length ‘Eidôlon‘ arrives on March 3 with the lead single ‘Black Paws’ and the new single/video ‘Colored Fields’. The French shoegazers first got our attention with ‘Seabed Terror’ in 2012, before delivering their much praised ‘Deaf Hearts’ EP the following year. ‘Colored Fields’ showcases the quartet’s guy/girl vocals and pop appeal, with a mix of genres expected on the eleven track release. Pre-sale is on now with limited white vinyl (shop).

Venera 4 – ‘Colored Fields’

Visit Venera 4 @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

The Bilinda Butchers On Tour With Craft Spells


The Bilinda Butchers are hitting the road this month for an epic tour of the USA and Canada! The San Francisco-based trio delivered one of the best (and most memorable) albums of 2014 with ‘Heaven’, a concept album that weaved dream pop with shoegaze and spoken word. Orchid Tapes’ first vinyl pressing sold out before release but there’s a new run shipping early next month (pre-sale online). The trio hope to have these available on tour, along with Japanese CD copies. Fellow Californian’s Craft Spells will be joining them on the road, a great mix musically. Who knows, maybe there’ll be a collaboration before too long!? *wink wink, nudge nudge*

The Bilinda Butchers – ‘The Lover’s Suicide’ [Video]

The Bilinda Butchers Tour Dates:

2-25-15 (Wed) San Francisco, CA-GAMH w/ Craft Spells (Noise Pop show)
2-26-15: (Thu) Santa Barbara, CA – SOhO w/ Craft Spells
2-27-15: (Fri) LA, CA- Echoplex w/ Craft Spells & Meishi Smile
2-28-15: (Sat) San Diego, CA The Hideout w/ Craft Spells
3-01-15: (Sun) Phoenix, AZ- Crescent Ballroom w/ Craft Spells & Celebration Guns
3-03-15: (Tue) Austin, TX- Red 7, w/ Craft Spells & White Walls
3-4-15: Dallas, TX- Club Dada w/ Craft Spells & Glasir
3-5-15 Nashville, TN- The High Watt w/ Craft Spells & the Keeps
3-07-15: Atlanta, GA-529 Club w/ Craft Spells & Twin Studies
3-08-15: Asheville, NC- The Mothlight w/ Craft Spells
3-10-15: Washington DC- Comet Ping Pong “La Luz, Craft Spells, The Sivas & The Bilinda Butchers”
3-12-15: Philadelphia, PA- Boot & Saddle w/ Craft Spells & Suburban Living
3-13-15: New York, NY- Mercury Lounge w/ Craft Spells & Ski Lodge
3-14-15: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Night Bazaar w/ Craft Spells
3-15-15: Allston, MA- Great Scott w/ Craft Spells &Funeral Advantage
3-17-15: Toronto, ON- Hard Luck Bar w/ Craft Spells
3-18-15: Ann Arbor, MI-Blind Pig w/ Craft Spells & Gosh Pith
3-19-15: Chicago, IL- Schuba’s Tavern w/ Craft Spells& Tiny Fireflies
3-20-15: Minneapolis, MN-First Avenue w/ Craft Spells
3-21-15: Lincoln, NE w/ Craft Spells w/ Craft Spells & Yesh
3-23-15: Denver, CO-Hi-Dive w/ Craft Spells & Pillar Point
3-24-15: Salt Lake City, UT-Kilby Court w/ CraftSpells & KoalaTemple
3-25-15: Boise, ID-The Crux- Treeport Music Fest w/ 350 bands including TV on the Radio, Built to Spill
3-26-15: Portland, OR- Mississippi Studios w/ Craft Spells & Appendixes
3-27-15: Vancouver, BC- Electric Owl w/ Craft Spells
3-28-15: Seattle, WA- Neumos w/ Craft Spells

Visit The Bilinda Butchers @ Orchid Tapes @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.


Thud – ‘Venture’


Hong Kong foursome Thud return with ‘Venture’, a fresh dream pop meets new wave tune! It follows last year’s debut single ‘Lime’ which was picked up by Drowned In Sound, NME and Amazing Radio. This led to support spots with Slow Club and (the soon to come) show with Yuck. ‘Venture’ is arguably the stronger and more polished track of the two. Great to hear these swoony sounds from China!

Thud – ‘Venture’

Visit Thud @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

Whirr To Kick Off ‘Sway’ Tour


Whirr fans are preparing to test the limits of their eardrums following a Spring tour announcement! The quintet will be joined by Wildhoney, Adventures and Wild Moth (on the select dates below). The Philly/San Francisco outfit will be performing songs from their ‘Sway’ LP (out now via Graceface). The album was recorded by ‘Sunbather’ producer Jack Shirley in Oakland, before (amazingly) popping up in the Billboard Charts. Tickets for the tour are on sale now and come with a complimentary social media insult. C***s. Kidding, kidding.

Whirr – ‘Heavy’

Whirr April ’15 USA Tour Dates:

April 2 – Denver, CO @ The Moon Room
April 3 – Omaha, NE @ O’Leaver’s
April 4 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (w/ Pity Sex) *
April 5 – Lansing, MI @  Mac’s Bar *
April 6 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s *
April 7 – Pittsburgh, PA @  Mr. Roboto Project *
April 8 – New York, NY @ Baby’s All Right * (tickets)
April 9 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs *
April 10 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
April 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s (early all ages) *
April 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s (late +21) *
April 12 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *#
April 14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn #
April 15 – Nashville, TN @ Cafe Coco #
April 16 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone #
April 17 – Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s ^
April 18 – Austin, TX @ Red7 ^
April 19 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova ^
April 20 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls ^
April 21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock ^
April 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon ^
April 23 – Bakersfield, CA @ Muso’s Gym ^
April 25 – Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go Records! ^

w/ Adventures = *
w/ Wildhoney = #
w/ Wild Moth = ^

Visit Whirr @ Tumblr @ Graveface Records @ Facebook.