What Moon Things – ‘Squirrel Girl’

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New York rockers What Moon Things have delivered their self-titled album via Hot Grits (digital / LP pre-sale). Earlier in the year we had a listen to ‘Doesn’t Make Much Sense‘ and today we can jump into their latest video for ‘Squirrel Girl’ (via Brooklyn Vegan). The trio blend post punk and shoegaze with garage rock rawness! What Moon Things continue their USA tour next month, check Facebook for dates.

 
What Moon Things – ‘Squirrel Girl’

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Abandon City – ‘Rut’

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Abandon City is the moniker of Portland’s Eric Leavell, a noise maker that blends shoegaze, post rock, metal n’ sludge. ‘Rut’ is his latest single, a heavy-hitting rocker with obscured vocals and explosive guitars (cue the pyrotechnics at 3:34)! It’s rough and raw with a great energy to it. Abandon City released a debut EP earlier this year called ‘Lost Lake‘, note that it doesn’t include this tune. Instead, grab a free download of ‘Rut’ here.

 
Abandon City – ‘Rut’

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Glintshake – ‘Eyebones’

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Glintshake’s first LP ‘Eyebones‘ is brand new on Arctic Pacific Records, 40 minutes spilling over with beautiful, high energy noise! From the word go the Moskva (Moscow) natives charge ahead with ‘Wiuwiuwiu’ (check the DIY video below). Its whiplash inducing punk – energetic, noisy, grinding breaks and raw, bopping vocals by guitarist-writer (and front woman) Kate Shilonosova. She’s beautifully, powerfully loud, and, one imagines, her hair is rarely the same color twice (in Kate’s case it’s true, too). She’s the femme fatale who kicks your ass in only the most memorable of dreams. Strong, bright, dangerous.

She and Glintshake also have an incredible ear for making beautiful noise from discordant, distorted harmonics. They might draw on grunge, punk, shoegaze, and noise rock, but their talent for harnessing those sounds and raw energies into “an atmosphere of permanent adolescence and inner freedom”for ‘Eyebones’ is unique and leans into art-rock territory in a way that hasn’t excited my ears in too long. Sonic Youth is not an unfair comparison (‘Face’ and ‘Teenage God’ being perhaps the clearest examples).

The band advertised a recent gig as “huge” and “superdeafening,” and I can attest that their work is best at volumes certain to draw complaints. Tracks are long and dense, but never feel exhausting or over worked. The production is bright, helping the band sound tight and ‘huge’ rather than muddy or unbalanced. The few lighter tracks of the LP (hard to call them breathers), like ‘Crocodile’ reinforce that the band are at their best when they make art out of heft. But the album never lets up for long, ‘Yes II’ returns with the noise and sensible grunge rock chops come with it. Heavy, huge and distorted guitars lay the catchy base for bright vocals before a warbling, whining break. High praises all around. [By Dave Lytton]
 
Glintshake – ‘Eyebones’ [Stream]

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A Shoreline Dream – ‘The Heart Never Recovered’

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Denver’s A Shoreline Dream return with ‘The Heart Never Recovered’ (free download) the lead single from their upcoming fourth album (as premiered by Surviving The Golden Age). It’s been three years since their last LP ‘Losing Them All To This Time’ and for their latest effort the shoegazers have explored more experimental waters, recruiting several guest musicians for the recording. By the sound of the single, they’ve also indulged their dark side! ‘The Silent Sunrise’ will be available from September 9 courtesy of Latenight Weeknight Records (pre-order).

 
A Shoreline Dream – ‘The Heart Never Recovered’

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Cloak – ‘Pushed’

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Introducing Cloak, a four piece band out of New York City. There’s precious little information about these newcomers, who recently posted a demo of their first song ‘Pushed’. It’s a bold rocker that crosses boundaries with electronic, noise rock and industrial. Brooklyn locals can catch their debut show at Glasslands on August 2.

 
Cloak – ‘Pushed’

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The Raveonettes – ‘Endless Sleeper’

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The Raveonettes have made our day by surprise releasing their new album ‘Pe’ahi’ – available here! The L.A duo (Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo) dropped the blistering rocker ‘Sisters’ just last week and then announced the album news via Pitchfork. A new lyric video for the album opener has also appeared online, take a listen to ‘Endless Sleeper’. More on ‘Pe’ahi’ soon.

The Raveonettes – ‘Endless Sleeper’

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