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SBWR Is A Blogster Award Finalist!


The Pedestrian Blogster Awards have begun and (believe it or not) Sounds Better With Reverb is a finalist! Here’s our profile/Q&A page. We’re one of twenty music blogs now racing to claim glory, win stuff and spam their friends into voting. So far we’ve got… *let me add it up*…no votes at all. So if you could spare this sad bastard the embarrassment and VOTE HERE – it would be much appreciated! In the unlikely event that Sounds Better actually wins something, I’ll post a steamy photo (hacked from my personal iCloud). Thanks in advance for your mouse clicking patronage.

Vote @ Pedestrian Blogster Awards

Everything By Electricity – ‘Abyss’

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Everything By Electricity are back with a dreamy synth popper called ‘Abyss’. It was first spun yesterday by Mr. Simon Raymonde (of Cocteau Twins/Snowbird) on Xfm X-Posure. It’s a beautiful tune, Yulia’s vocals steal the show but I’m also loving those over the top solos (drenched in reverb)! The London-based trio made their debut in mid 2013 with ‘Violet Haze’ and ‘Story Of You’. Check out more via Soundcloud.

Everything By Electricity – ‘Abyss’

Visit Everything By Electricity @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

The Hobbes Fanclub – ‘Stay Gold’

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The Hobbes Fanclub deliver their debut album ‘Up At Lagrange’ next week! Grab it from August 19 via Shelflife Records featuring the reverb rocker ‘Stay Gold’. Singer and guitarist Leon Carroll founded the group back in 2008 before expanding to a trio for the 7inch release of ‘Your Doubting Heart’. The British band capitalize on catchy guy/girl vocals with a dreamy indie pop feel – perfect for fans of Teenage Fanclub and Veronica Falls.

The Hobbes Fanclub – ‘Stay Gold’

Visit The Hobbes Fanclub @ Shelflife Records @ Facebook.

Field Mouse – ‘Two Ships’

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‘Hold Still Life’, the debut album from Brooklyn’s Field Mouse is out this week via Top Shelf Records! Lead singles ‘Everyone But You‘ and ‘Two Ships’ show how much the four piece have developed since the release of ‘You Guys Are Gonna Wake Up My Mom‘ in 2012. They’ve honed their indie pop powers and are ready to hit the road for their US tour (see dates)!

Field Mouse – ‘Two Ships’

Visit Field Mouse @ Top Shelf Records @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Introducing New SBWR Contributor Dave Lytton!


It’s time to introduce Mr. Dave Lytton, a new contributor to Sounds Better With Reverb! Dave is based in Denver (with a lovely view of The Rockies) and when not indulging in his vinyl collection he spends his days painting, hiking, watching too much World Cup on Univision, learning Spanish and as a “grandmaster” beer judge. Yep, he’s got a fine taste for beer, spirits and excessive fuzz n’ reverb! A regular listener of shoegaze, NPR and Mexican radio. To kick things off Dave has picked out a bunch of tunes (in the posts below) and will be adding his flavor to SBWR from time to time. Hit him up at Soundcloud. Welcome Dave!

Letting Up Despite Great Faults – ‘Wrapped’

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Letting Up Despite Great Faults have premiered their latest single ‘Wrapped’ over at Under The Radar. The Texas foursome released their dream pop debut in 2009, followed by the ‘Paper Crush’ EP in 2011 – remember ‘Teenage Tide‘? However, their newer material sounds far more synth pop focused. We’ll find out more when ‘Neon‘ is released on August 12.

Letting Up Despite Great Faults – ‘Wrapped’

Visit Letting Up Despite Great Faults @ Soundcloud @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.