Hideous Towns – ‘Devolution’

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Melbourne’s Hideous Towns have cut their teeth playing shows alongside Lowtide, Hollow Everdaze and The Ocean Party. Now the foursome are ready to deliver their debut self-titled EP. The first public tune is ‘Devolution‘ and it’s a gem! An effortless blend of new wave, post punk and dream pop with a casual melody that sinks in deep. Locals can catch the launch show on November 22 at Boney with Contrast, Zig Zag and Bad Family (details here).

 
Hideous Towns – ‘Devolution’

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Princess – ‘Molly’

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Amazing single from Dublin dream popper’s Princess. ‘Molly’ is available now, with a fresh video to match! The spacey artwork is a perfect fit for this slow motion tune. It’s an epic listen that drifts into a guitar solo and eventually wanders back. Check out previous singles and an EP from Princess here.

 
Princess – ‘Molly’

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Arc Waves – ‘Half Dome’

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Ghost Station Records has released the debut self-titled EP by Arc Waves. The Brooklyn-based foursome (Elaine Lachica, Brandon Jaffe, William McCormack, and Mike Hodges) echo the heyday of 4AD and Factory Records with swooning dream pop mixed with a dash of punk. The lead single ‘Half Dome’ shows off Elaine’s serious vocal chops! Stream the rest here.

 
Arc Waves – ‘Half Dome’

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Be Forest – ‘Indian Summer’ (Beat Happening Cover)

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Dream pop trio Be Forest are headed to North America this month for their first stateside tour! The Italian group will be sharing west coast dates with Tennis System on the back of their stellar LP ‘Earthbeat‘. It’s one of our most loved records of the year – don’t miss it! Brooklyn Vegan shared the news together with this cover of Beat Happening’s ‘Indian Summer’.

 
Be Forest – ‘Indian Summer’ (Beat Happening Cover)

Be Forest – USA 2014 Tour Dates:

10/22 – New York @ Cake Shop (12:30)
10/22 – New York @ CMJ – DROM (20:15)
10/27 – Philadelpha @ Milkboy
11/2 – Cincinnati @ The Rake’s End w/JERK
11/3 – St. Louis @ Plush
11/4 – Chicago @ Empty Bottle
11/5 – Milwaukee @ Quarters Rock ‘n Roll Palace w/Sat. Nite Duets
11/6 – San Diego @ The Hideout w/ Tennis System
11/7 – Tucson @ Solar Culture w/Tennis System
11/8 – Phoenix @ Rips Bar – Obscura w/ Tennis System
11/10 – Los Angeles @ KXLU – Part Time Punks
11/11 – Los Angeles @ Los Globos w/Tennis System
11/12 – Oakland @ Night Light w/Tennis System
11/13 – San Francisco @ Knockout w/Tennis System
11/15 – Sacramento @ Witch Room w/ Tennis System
11/16 – Portland @ Rontom’s w/Ghost to Falco
11/18 – Seattle @ KEXP
11/19 – Coeur d’Alene @ Hanging Dcuk w/ Tennis System
11/21 – Seattle @ Hollow Earth w/ Tennis System
11/22 – Arcata @ The Alibi w/ Tennis System

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Sister Crystals – ‘Obsidian’

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Feeltrip Records have posted a fresh tune from Chicago dream pop outfit Sister Crystals! The duo (Colin Croom and Lauren Whitacre) delivered their debut LP last year and went on to play shows with Blackstone Rngrs, Savage Sister, Scott Cortez and more. ‘Obsidian’ has a jaunty psych pop feel with a 60s sheen – great sound! Looking forward to hearing what Sister Crystals deliver in 2015. Take a listen to the rest of Feeltrip’s roster on their Fall playlist.

 
Sister Crystals – ‘Obsidian’

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