Snøskred – 'Cubs'

Rarely do I receive so many emails praising a debut but Snøskred is an exception. In response, its only fair to post another cut from ‘Whiteout’. The Norwegian shoegaze act launched the record on the back of the singles ‘We Are‘ and ‘Come Closer‘ but there’s more to indulge in. ‘Cubs’ is a woozy affair, a slow burner that may cause sea sickness. The melody eventually winds its way into percussion, piano stabs and frenzied guitar chords that don’t attempt to resolve themselves. Snøskred’s ‘Whiteout’ is available now via Sad Songs For Happy People/Riot Factory.

 

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TEEPEE – ‘Stray Away (She Was Only Real When I Was)’

Fuzz, pop, noise and reverb prevail on TEEPEE‘s latest record ’Distant Love or: Time Never Meant Anything, and Never Will’. Miami’s Erix S. Laurent is TEEPEE, who started out creating drones before releasing his debut LP ‘Morals’ in 2008. His latest was recorded by Albert Ovadia and mastered by Brian Lucey (David Lynch, The Black Keys). The single ‘Time Meant Nothing’ was released on 7inch back in June, instead take a listen to the whirlwind album cut ‘Stray Away (She Was Only Real When I Was)’. The nonchalant murderous references to fairy tale characters and restrained arsonist calls make this an unnerving listen, like Mr. Laurent could go postal at any moment. Hope not.

 

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Wanderlings – 'Homebirth'

Time to put Wanderlings on the table. They’re a fresh five piece rock act out of Nottingham, England who strut between psych, shoegaze and dream pop. Since forming earlier in the year they’ve been sweating it out on stage, supporting names like Best Coast, Those Darlins and Egyptian Hip-Hop. From what I’ve heard so far Wanderlings are fast finding their footing and gaining steam. Take a listen for yourself on their Soundcloud page (free downloads) or check out the blissed out ‘Homebirth’ below.

 

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Beliefs – ‘Catch My Breath’

Toronto’s Beliefs released their new ‘Untitled’ single via Hand Drawn Dracula/No Pain In Pop this week. The two track release features the shoegazer ‘Catch My Breath’ and the dream pop leaning ‘Violets’. If you’re a cassette lover, there’s a limited run of 100 on offer here.

 

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Curve – 'Horror Head' (Mint Julep Remix)

Mint Julep have released a remix of Curve‘s classic single ‘Horror Head‘ from their album ‘Doppelgänger’ released back in ’92. Perhaps this was planned to be unveiled on Halloween but just missed the boat? Mint Julep are a Portland-based dream pop duo, releasing their last LP ‘Save Your Season‘ in 2011.

 
Hollie had this to say about ‘Horror Head’, “Curve was one of my favorite bands as a kid, and Keith, who I introduced their music to several years ago, agrees with me that this is one of their best songs. I can’t think of any other female fronted band that has impressed and inspired me so much. I saw Curve in concert a couple times, many years ago, and was completely blown away and if I could, I’d trade seeing them again for a thousand live shows of any other bands of choice. They were that good. I hope this cover helps to introduce other music fans to Curve’s music.”
 

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Download Mint Julep’s remix of ‘Horror Head’ free @ Soundcloud / Visit Mint Julep @ mintjulepmusic.com / Connect @ Facebook.

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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