Static Daydream – ‘Blue Tambourine Girl’

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Static Daydream returns this month with a trio of noise rocking singles including ‘Nowhere To Hide’, ‘The Only One’ and ‘Blue Tambourine Girl’. It’s the work of Virginia-based solo artist Paul Baker, part of the Skywave alumni together with Oliver Ackermann (of A Place To Bury Strangers) and John Fedowitz (of Ceremony). ‘Blue Tambourine Girl’ is a solid slice of doom rock, with an urgency and sonic squall to propel it! Ironically enough, Static Daydream is a quite achiever. Paul continues to deliver quality songs while writing and recording on his own, head over to Bandcamp for a download. In other news, APTBS are previewing their forthcoming LP on the road and Ceremony’s new EP ‘Birds’ is out May 20 – more on that soon.

 
Static Daydream – ‘Blue Tambourine Girl’

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Camera Shy – ‘Spin Me’

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Former Nothing and Whirr bandmates team up for a new project called Camera Shy, have a listen to the surprisingly fuzz free single ‘Spin Me’! Influenced by The Sundays and The Softies, the duo features former Whirr vocalist Alexandra Morte and Nick Bassett (of Nothing, Whirr, Death Of Lovers). Together they will release their debut EP ‘Jack-O-Lantern’ on June 25 through Run For Cover Records. Fans of the ‘Pipe Dreams’ album will appreciate this, as the presser states, “following the departure of Alexandra from Whirr, Nick started Camera Shy with her in hopes of continuing to create a Pipe Dreams-esque project albeit a bit more accessible.” A full length LP is already in the works too. In related news, Nothing frontman Dominic Palermo hit up Reddit for a Q&A session, check that out here.

 
Camera Shy – ‘Spin Me’

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Reflectbox – ‘You Are’

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Introducing Toronto’s Reflect Box, a husband and wife electronic duo (Mike and Laura Abercrombie). Some of you would have heard Mike’s work before as part of the duo North Atlantic Drift. However Laura’s vocal work steals the show on the ambient track ‘You Are’. It’s like classic Massive Attack on Valium! Grab it on the new digital 7inch here. Reflect Box are currently at work on their debut EP.

 
Reflectbox – ‘You Are’

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Oliver Wilde – ‘Red Tide Opal In The Loose End Womb’

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This week Howling Owl Records delivered Oliver Wilde‘s new album ‘Red Tide Opal In The Loose End Womb’ and it’s a stunner. Having already been impressed by ‘On This Morning’ and ‘Play And Be Saved‘, it’s a treat to hear the rest. The Bristol five piece produce warm and intricate songs that are comforting and profound. My personal favourite is ‘Pull’, the intimate vocals remind me a little of Elliott Smith. Oliver Wilde has been labelled “downer pop” and “indie folk meets shoegaze” but he’s clearly created something unique on this record. The only downside being the sedative sounds can overwhelm in the later half, but in some ways that’s a compliment in itself.

 
Oliver Wilde – ‘Red Tide Opal In The Loose End Womb’ [Album Stream]

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Ancient Babes – ‘What Mean Expendable?’

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Time to jump into the colourful world of Ancient Babes, the work of Vancouver’s Sam King. As the presser states, “After completing his PhD in particle physics in April 2014, Ancient Babes is now experiencing an existential crisis and enjoying life to the fullest.” The solo artist has his finger in many pies, from experimental meanderings to chillwave to gazey guitars! His latest tune ‘What Mean Expendable?’ is a combination of all three, it’s unpredictable and somewhat mental. Sadly the competition to win a “free, autographed, semi-nude portrait of Ancient Babes doing what he does best:  kickin’ ass and partyin’ hard all night” is now closed. To ease the pain of missing out on the chance to see Sam’s privates, here’s a free download.

 
Ancient Babes – ‘What Mean Expendable?’

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Ringo Deathstarr – ‘God’s Dream’ [New Video]

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Last month Ringo Deathstarr posted their ‘Bong Load‘ video and today we have the follow up clip for ‘God’s Dream’ (premiered @ Clash). As the Texan shoegaze trio puts it, “if you like looking at Alex’s face and home movies of Elliott’s dad you’ll love the vid”! In addition to vinyl copies of the ‘God’s Dream’ EP, fans can now pre-order on “convenient compact disc” (they work great in discmans). Or else pick up a download for five bucks here.

 
Ringo Deathstarr – ‘God’s Dream’ [New Video]

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