A Sunny Day in Glasgow – ‘Almost Like Emotion (The Drop)’

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A Sunny Day In Glasgow have released a new EP called ‘No Death’ featuring remixes and two new songs including ‘Almost Like Emotion (The Drop)’. The limited edition (hand stamped) EP is available to fans that purchase their newly released full length ‘Sea When Absent‘. But here’s the rub, it’s only available in UK stores (more info here). The rest of us are left to, well, eat a bag! Good news is, there’s an online stream of this fresh ditty…

 
A Sunny Day in Glasgow – ‘Almost Like Emotion (The Drop)’

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Nocturne Blue – ‘Images On Imaginary Walls’

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‘Images On Imaginary Walls’ is gorgeous, ghostly and sublime! The slow moving ambient piece features reversed vocal phrases that create a surreal feel. The submerged video is a perfect fit – very hypnotic! The new single was released last week (download) courtesy of Nocturne Blue. The audio/visual collective is led by Los Angeles-based director Dutch Rall with a range of members that have worked with David Lynch, King Crimson and Nick Rhodes. Impressive! See more videos at the Nocturne Blue website.

 
Nocturne Blue – ‘Images On Imaginary Walls’

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Foxes In Fiction – ‘Ontario Gothic’

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Last month we heard ‘Shadow’s Song‘ and now we have another beautiful dream popper from Foxes In Fiction, the title track to the forthcoming EP ‘Ontario Gothic’. It’s the work of Canada’s Warren Hildebrand, the label head of Orchid Tapes. ‘Ontario Gothic’ is available for pre-sale (out September 23 via Orchid Tapes).

Warren explains the back story, “Lyrically, ‘Ontario Gothic’ is written about a close friend name Cait who died in 2010 and to whom the album is dedicated. Cait was one of the closest friends that I had for many years when I was a bit younger. She and I became really close after I had moved back to my hometown in the suburbs of Toronto, away from a farm in rural Ontario that my family lived on from 2001 until 2004. I was coming away from what was the worst and most emotionally tumultuous period of my life at that point and I carried a lot of fucked up anxiety and deep sadness about my life and myself as a person. But more than anything else, getting to know, open up to and spend time with Cait during those first years helped open me up to kinds of happiness and a love for life that I didn’t think was within the realm of possibility at that point in my life.

She was one of the most remarkable, open and truly good people I’ve ever known, really. The song “Flashing Lights Have Ended Now” was also written about her just a point where we’re drifting apart; a year later she was gone. I wrote this song to crystallize the better parts of our friendship and to remember the healing effect that she had on me as a person which without I would not be the same person or have the same acceptance for life that I do now. I miss her enormously and I feel her influence and presence constantly.”
 
Foxes In Fiction – ‘Ontario Gothic’

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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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