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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Donovan Blanc – ‘Minha Menina’

Donovan Blanc

Introducing Captured Tracks latest signing, Donovan Blanc. The New Jersey duo (Joseph Black and Raymond Schwab) have spent the past few years releasing EPs under the moniker Honeydrum. Their new manifestation is more paired back with a singer/songwriter feel that doesn’t put you to sleep. Look out for Donovan Blanc’s self-titled debut album on June 24.

 
Donovan Blanc – ‘Minha Menina’

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Astronaut Husband – ‘Drip’

ASTRONAUT HUSBAND - 'DRIP'

Solo artist Alec Grefe has been producing music under the moniker Astronaut Husband since 2012 but is also a member of Wisconsin four piece Haunter. His dreamy acoustic creations grabbed my attention on the fantastic EP ‘Supergiant Blues‘ and this week the beautiful new record ‘Drip‘ was released. Astronaut Husband really deserves a wide audience, this is brilliant work. Stream or download the rest at Bandcamp.

 
Astronaut Husband – ‘Tattoo Land’

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Tim Woulfe – ‘Shapes’

TIM WOULFE - 'THE UNCOUTH SWAIN'

Last June Tim Woulfe released his latest LP ‘The Uncouth Swain‘ via his own label Apollonian Sound. Fans can now pick it up on vinyl as its been newly pressed and screen printed (order)! ‘Shapes’ is one example of Tim’s unique sound that blends folk with psych and gazey influences. When not busy writing his own tunes, Tim also manages the shoegaze archives for Captured Tracks.

 
Tim Woulfe – ‘Shapes’

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Venera 4 – ‘Deaf Heartbeats’ (Winter Sessions)

VENERA 4 - WINTER SESSIONS

If you got short changed at Christmas, perhaps this will cheer you up! Venera 4 have gift wrapped all of their recent singles into one free release – download ‘Winter Sessionshere. But there’s a twist, the songs have been re-recorded and stripped back to their rawest form. Acoustic shoegaze if there’s such a thing?? The French four piece are currently at work on their debut album, expected later this year.

 
Venera 4 – ‘Deaf Heartbeats’ (Winter Sessions)

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Pete Fij / Terry Bickers – ‘Downsizing’

PETE FIJ / TERRY BICKERS - 'DOWNSIZING'

Ex-Creation Records artists Pete Fig (Adorable, Polak) and Terry Bickers (The House of Love, Levitation) launched a Kickstarter campaign this week for their new project. The British duo plan to release their album ‘Broken Heart Surgery’ next year featuring the first single ‘Downsizing‘. Take a listen to the laid back, acoustic affair with its tongue in cheek lyrics detailing a very business-like approach to ending a relationship. Help Pete and Terry out by pledging here.

 
Pete Fij / Terry Bickers – ‘Downsizing’

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