Cheatahs – ‘Murasaki’

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This is a surprise, just three months after the release of ‘Sunne’, Cheatahs have announced a follow up. On May 4, The London-based four piece will deliver the ‘Murasaki’ EP (via Wichita Recordings). The four tracker is “inspired in part by acclaimed Shikibu novel ‘The Tale Of Genji”, and has a Japanese theme going on, bassist Dean Reid has Japanese heritage after all! Cheatahs continue their tour with The Vaccines this month, before joining No Joy on the road this May (details here).

 
Cheatahs – ‘Murasaki’

Visit Cheatahs @ Wichita Recordings @ Facebook.

Shana Falana – ‘Go’

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Shana Falana is set to deliver their debut full length ‘Set Your Lightning Fire Free’ on April 7 through Team Love Records. This week ‘Go’ was premiered over at Village Voice (which follows the equally awesome ‘Heavenstay‘). ‘Go’ is a wild and primal beast. Shana Falana know how to make apocalyptic rockers, big enough to put the fear of God into you!

 
Shana Falana – ‘Go’

Visit Shana Falana online @ Team Love Records @ Facebook.

Single Lash – ‘Under’ [Premiere]

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Single Lash are hard to pin down, the Austin outfit are part 80s post punk, part 90s gaziness, but always drenched in spacious reverb! The trio features Colin Foster and Neil Lord (of Future Museums), together with front man Nicolas Nadeau (of Slow Pulse). On April 7 they deliver their self-titled album through Mirror Universe Tapes (on digital & cassette). Take a listen to the first public stream of the album cut ‘Under’, which follows ‘Bitemarks’ (as featured on Gimme Tinnitus). It’s shaping up to be a great record!

 
Single Lash – ‘Under’ [Premiere]

Visit Single Lash @ Bandcamp @ Mirror Universe Tapes @ Facebook.

Megawave – ‘NS1′

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Ohio newcomers Megawave have posted their debut four track EP featuring ‘NS1′. The four piece have a raw n’ ready sound (influenced by Dinosaur Jr, Ride and Swervedriver). It’s always refreshing to hear music that doesn’t concern itself with perfect pitch or robotic time keeping, instead the EP has loads of loveable rough edges. Plus they’ve got a band name fit for a transformer! Actually… that was Soundwave right? The one with the cassette player chest – off topic! Grab the EP here.

 
Megawave – ‘NS1′

More Megawave @ Bandcamp.