Heavy Sigh – ‘Rains’

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Introducing Heavy Sigh, a five piece out of New Jersey. This month the indie dream poppers posted their debut EP ‘My Quiet’ featuring ‘Rains’ (download). It’s a solid first offering and should sit well with downcast twee lovers! There’s also some noise walls in there (check out the title track ‘My Quiet’). East Coast USA dwellers can catch Heavy Sigh on tour next month, hit up Facebook for details.

 
Heavy Sigh – ‘Rains’

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Echo Lake – ‘This Year’

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Marshall Teller Records have produced their first sampler ‘Broken Record Vol. 1′ and it’s shaping up to be a special compilation! It includes unreleased songs by “The History Of Apple Pie featuring Gary Jarman of the Cribs (listen), Cheatahs rework Geographic (National) from their recent debut, The Vaccines are morphed by Tom Furse from The Horrors, Great Ytene cover a classic Orange Juice track and Potty Mouth are live from New York’s Glasslands. The record also has new music from Echo Lake, Dignan Porch, Winter Drones, Warm Brains, Parlour and Grass House.” It’s a real treat to hear ‘This Year’, a new song from Echo Lake. It’s been two years since their debut LP ‘Wild Peace’ and the passing of drummer Pete Hayes. But the London five piece are back playing shows and are at work on their second album! Pick up ‘Broken Record Vol. 1′ on vinyl or digital from August 18.

 
Echo Lake – ‘This Year’

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Engineers – ‘Fight Or Flight’

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On August 11th UK-based genre crossers Engineers will release their fourth album, ‘Always Returning’ on the Kscope label. The album is written by multi-instrumentalist Mark Peters, who delivers his own breathy, lulling vocals for the first time, and features “the deft brush strokes of the ambient electronica producer and now fully-fledged Engineers member, Ulrich Schnauss.”

‘Flight or Fight’ is our first glimpse of the newest line up with Schnauss and drummer Matthew Linley and what a lovely impression it makes! Warm, ethereal synths swell and fall under layers of light, dreamy melodies, and delicately melancholy vocals. Schnauss‘ touch is on full display but doesn’t steal the limelight, making for a wonderful addition to Engineers wide reaching sound. [By Dave Lytton]
 
Engineers – ‘Fight Or Flight’

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Elika – ‘Secrets’

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Elika returns with part two of the ‘Girls, Be Serious’ trilogy featuring the a-side ‘Secrets’. The group has been crafting beautiful dream pop for almost a decade, in that time they’ve toured the globe and supported veteran shoegazers Asobi Seksu and Ulrich Schnauss. The Brooklyn-based project is known for the hypnotic vocals of Evangelia Maravelias, together with maestro Brian Wenkebach. But now they’re a four piece with the addition of Mahogany‘s Khaya Lou and Andrew Kwasny. Pick up the new 7inch via Saint Marie Records or grab a digital copy here.

 
Elika – ‘Secrets’

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Anto Dust – ‘Traitor’s Gate’

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Anto Dust follow up ‘1955‘ with another incredible single, ‘Traitor’s Gate’ (free download). The London-based dream pop band premiered the song at Clash Magazine. Anto Dust began four years ago as the solo project of Anto Cossu (hence the name) before growing into a five piece with Antonio Perra, Cat Piagentini, Dave Roberts and James Hosking. They’ve already received praise from NME, The Line Of Best Fit, BBC6, Q Magazine and are currently at work on their debut album.

 
Anto Dust – ‘Traitor’s Gate’

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Lights That Change – ‘Whispers In February’

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Lights That Change have delivered a new three track single ‘Whispers In February’ (download)! It’s already been picked up by Simon Raymonde’s (Cocteau Twins) Amazing Radio and the BBC. The dream pop project is helmed by British producer Marc Joy who is joined by guest vocalists Allegra Lusini and Elaine Humphreys. Last October Marc teamed up with singer Lisa Von H for the EP ‘Rainbow On Your Shoulder’. Head over to Bandcamp for the full catalog.

 
Lights That Change – ‘Whispers In February’

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