Motorama – 'To The South'

If Matt Berninger of The National decided to lend his baritone vocal chords to say…Melody’s Echo Chamber or Suburban Living, it may sound a little like Motorama. Hmm… or perhaps not. Either way its a rarity for dream pop acts to match their light and floaty arrangements with stark and deep vocals. Here’s where Motorama differ, the Russian act released their new album ‘Calandar’ this week via French label Talitres (pick it up here). ‘Rose In The Vase‘ and ‘To The South’ have been lapping up praise since hitting the interwebs over the past few months. Personally I struggle with the strength of the lyrics but judge for yourself below.

 

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Blasé – ‘Mouths’

Any idea who Blasé is? Me neither. Well, I know its a solo act from Boston. I know said soloist is in other bands. I know its a secret and they probably don’t know about it. And that the debut single ‘Mouths’ was written about running your mouth before thinking it through. The first Blasé EP will be out before the end of the year. If you recognize the fuzzy culprit in the picture – holler!

 

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Download Blasé ‘Mouths’ @ Soundcloud.

Wild Nothing Australian Tour 2013

Jack Tatum’s Wild Nothing will tour Australia in March next year, appearing at Golden Plains along with side shows in Brisbane at the Alhambra Lounge (Mar 7), Sydney at Oxford Arts (Mar 8), Melbourne at the Tote (Mar 11) & The Toff In Town (Mar 12). ‘Nocturne’ is one of the stand out dream pop records of the year, take a listen to the latest single ‘Paradise’. Any chance of bringing label mates DIIV too!?

 

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I really hope the drummer is still rocking this mo in March…

Wild Nothing Australian Tour 2013
3/7 – Brisbane – Alhambra Lounge
3/8 – Sydney – Oxford Art Factory
3/9 – Meredith – Golden Plains Festival
3/11 – Melbourne – The Tote
3/12 – Melbourne – The Toff in Town

Click on the links above for Wild Nothing tickets / connect @ Facebook.

Water Graves – ‘Creatures’

Here’s some psyched-out electronica courtesy of Perth’s Water Graves. The duo has released ‘Creatures‘ as a free download and will be available on their forthcoming EP, due later this year. Like their previous single ‘Iridescent’, Water Graves use electronics and guitars with a warm, analogue ambiance a la Arrange and Hazy Mountains.

 

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Lazyeyes – 'Nostalgia'

Brooklyn newcomers Lazyeyes are readying their debut EP (due in the coming months). ‘Nostalgia‘ is our first listen, a lo-fi indie popper with plenty of promise. If this track flips your pancakes then check out their previous single ‘Forever’ (available for free download here).

 

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The Soft Moon – 'Want'

The apocalyptic noise of The Soft Moon is back, musician Luis Vasquez has delivered his second LP ‘Zeros’ via Captured Tracks (November 5 in Europe). The electronic darkness is no less dense than on his 2010 debut, take ‘Want’ for example. The record is drenched in an 80s electronic haze. Moving from post-punk and krautrock and falling headlong into gothic industrial territory a la Skinny Puppy or even later Gary Numan but with less structure. Perhaps less digestible than The Soft Moon’s debut and guaranteed to scare the kids.

 

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Panda Riot – ‘In The Forest (Some Kind Of Night Fills Your Head)’

Saint Marie Records release their first compilation album on November 27, featuring a huge twenty six tracks (17 previously unreleased)! This week Panda Riot‘s unreleased cut ’In The Forest (Some Kind Of Night Fills Your Head)’ was unveiled. There will also be fresh tunes from Bloody Knives, L’Altra, Sway, Drowner, Presents For Sally and more. Pre-order the double CD comp ‘Static Waves‘ here.

 

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Field Mouse – ‘Spooky Mulder’

To celebrate Halloween (and the X-Files) Brooklyn’s Field Mouse have released a free download called ‘Spooky Mulder’. This follows their latest 7inch ‘How Do You Know‘ available from Lefse Records.

 

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Download Field Mouse ‘Spooky Mulder’ here / Visit online @ Lefse.

GPSYMTH – ‘Hamilton’

Despite the carnage Sally has been causing in New York this week, Brooklyn-based label Stars & Letters have still released GPSYMTH‘s debut album ‘Ripostes’. GPSYMTH (pronounced Gypsy Moth) is the alias of 20 year old producer Peter Quinn. ’Ripostes’ has had a complete overhaul since being self-released earlier in the year, take a listen to the ambient opener ‘Hamilton’.

 

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