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Slow Down Molasses – ‘Moon Queen’

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‘Moon Queen’ is our first listen to Slow Down Molasses‘ third album ‘100% Sunshine’. The Canadian shoegaze act are following up last year’s ‘Burnt Black Cars‘ album with another record of reverb rockers, plus the five piece have a summer tour planned with spots alongside the Besnard Lakes and Built To Spill (dates below). ‘Moon Queen’ is a hard hitting ear bleeder with noise pop energy and charm, for fans of Swervedriver or Kindling. Noyes Records (home to We Need Secrets and Ringo Deathstarr) are releasing ‘100% Sunshine’ on vinyl, CD, and digital from September 2 (pre-order).

 
Slow Down Molasses – ‘Moon Queen’

Slow Down Molasses Tour Dates

23 June @ the Exchange, Regina, with Besnard Lakes
24 June @ SaskJazz, Amigos, Saskatoon with Built to Spill
25 June @ Real Love Summer Festival, Gimli
1 July @ Frogfest, Rocky Mountain House, AB
2 July @ 9910, Edmonton, AB
31 August @ Sebright Arms, London, UK
1 Sept @ the Cellar, Oxford, UK
2-4 Sept @ End of the Road Festival, Wiltshire, UK
8-11 Sept @ Incubate Festival, Tilburg, NL
16 September @ Amigos, Saskatoon – record release show

Visit Slow Down Molasses @ WEB @ Noyes Records @ Facebook.

Preoccupations – ‘Degraded’

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Fans of stormy post punk should mark September 16 in their diary because Preoccupations are on their way. ‘Degraded’ is the second single (following ‘Anxiety’) from their forthcoming LP, it’s dripping with nostalgia; the lyrical hopelessness is backed by a scratchy 80s sound that’s bound to draw some obvious comparisons. It needs more reverb *grin* other than that I’m sold! The Preoccupations self-titled album will be available from Inertia/Jagjaguwar.

 
Preoccupations – ‘Degraded’

Visit Preoccupations @ Jagjaguwar @ Facebook.

Newmoon – ‘Head Of Stone’

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Belgium reverb rockers Newmoon serve up ‘Head Of Stone’, the lead single from their forthcoming debut album ‘Space’. The quintet released their first EP shortly after forming in 2013, going on to tour Europe with Cloakroom and Nothing (among others). Influenced by The Jesus & Mary Chain, Sunn o))) and Slowdive, Newmoon produce a widescreen sound with crossover appeal. ‘Head Of Stone’ gets under the skin with its moody tone and driving melody. ‘Space’ is out October 14 via Pias (Belgium) and Mayfly Records (USA).

 
Newmoon – ‘Head Of Stone’

Visit Newmoon @ Web @ Facebook.

Fugleflugten – ‘Aftenpragtstjerne’

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Fugleflugten have unveiled their debut EP ‘Aftenpragtstjerne’, five tracks of reverb-hungry post punk. The Danish quartet sing in their native tongue, and brandish progressive, widescreen rockers with loads of presence. Fugleflugten first turned heads with the emotive lead single ‘Ensom Galakse’. Thankfully, the rest of the EP is equally striking, stream in full below…

 
Fugleflugten – ‘Aftenpragtstjerne’ [EP Stream]

Visit Fugleflugten @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

Lavender Blush – ‘My Pal K’

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Lavender Blush rock the analog DIY sound on ‘My Pal K’. The San Francisco-based project is helmed by Ryan Lescure (of Moonbeams, LSD and the Search for God and My Red Dress).’My Pal K’ is an understated lo-fi gem, with a “don’t give a damn” sound and stand-out crooning vocals. It’s been fun listening to Lavender Blush push the boundaries with their first handful of songs, and this one’s a winner. Pick up the ‘Lavender Blush’ EP now via Blue Aurora Audio.

 
Lavender Blush – ‘My Pal K’

Visit Lavender Blush @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

The Craters – ‘Sudden Fade’

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Designer Medium Records are releasing The Craters new EP ‘Kids Can Tell’ this week (June 17). The jangly four-track collection closes with the shoegazey ‘Sudden Fade’. It’s the work of Boston’s Wes Kaplan, who produces lo-fi pop gems influenced by MBV and The Beach Boys (pre-order).

 
The Craters – ‘Sudden Fade’

Visit The Craters @ Designer Medium Records @ Bandcamp.