Lubec – ‘Almost Vince’

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Almost Vince‘ is the lead single from Lubec‘s forthcoming LP (out later this month). The Portland-based four piece were recently featured in the Sundance documentary ‘New American Noise’ and have toured alongside Speedy Ortiz, The Young, Screaming Females and more. They contrast their lo-fi sound with three-part vocals. The guy/girl harmonies are a real highlight, the sugar on a rough and raw mix! But it’s not all DIY, Lubec are in good hands with producer Robert Comitz (Hornet Leg, K Records). Keep an ear out for their debut full length ‘The Thrall’, out via Like Young Records on September 21.

 
Lubec – ‘Almost Vince’

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Unwound – ‘Reykjavik, Iceland (6/30/1999)’

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Seasoned noise-rock fans should be well familiar with the inventive, dissonant, decade-long career of Washington’s influential Unwound. For neophytes and die-hard completists alike, Numero Group has scrounged together the band’s complete efforts, from re-mastered studio releases to unreleased “material tracked live in a local basement,” for an unrivaled 4-part reissue! The latest release will cover Unwound’s “defining fourth and fifth albums The Future of What and Repetition” on vinyl and digital and rounds out the set with an exclusive LP offer of the live recording ’6/30/1999: REYKJAVIK, ICELAND,’ which features Unwound “revisit(ing) a few marquee highlights, stretching them out into droney sonatas drenched in feedback” and makes for a great introduction to the acclaimed 90′s trio (stream more). [By Dave Lytton]

 
Unwound – ‘Reykjavik, Iceland (6/30/1999)’

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Night School – ‘Birthday’

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‘Birthday’ is the latest single by California’s Night School! The trio is fronted by Lexy Morte (formerly of Whirr) so there’s a mild shoegaze influence to their sound. However Night School swing closer to twee/surf pop (think Veronica Falls or Best Coast but with an extra layer of noise)! Side note, it feels like there’s a new band with ex-Whirr members every month – how many can there possibly be!? ‘Birthday’ will be available on the ‘Heart Beat’ EP from October 7. It’s out via Graceface Records, the Georgia-based indie label are having a bumper year so far!

 
Night School – ‘Birthday’

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Eternal Summers – ‘Window’

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New Eternal Summers!? Well, not quite. But unless you bought the ‘Gouge’ single you’ve probably not heard this amazing b-side! It’s an indication of how many great songs did make the cut for their third album ‘The Drop Beneath’ (out now via Kanine Records). The Roanoke trio are in the middle of an extensive tour of the USA and Canada (see dates).

 
Eternal Summers – ‘Window’

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The Spirit Of The Beehive – ‘Roll Over’

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The Spirit Of The Beehive have delivered their debut self-titled album featuring ‘Roll Over’ (download). The Philly trio serve up a diverse collection of songs that touch on alt rock, punk, psych and shoegaze – take your pick! In any case, there’s some stand outs on offer, take a listen to ‘Fever Dream’, ‘I Smell Bud’ and ‘Tulsa, Ok’. Spirit Of The Beehive hit the road next month, check Facebook for updates.

 
The Spirit Of The Beehive – ‘Roll Over’

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Tennis System – ‘Memories And Broken Dreams’

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On October 21 Tennis System will release their second album ‘Technicolour Blind’ via PaperCup Music! Our first listen is ‘Memories And Broken Dreams’ which shifts into pop/punk mode, a step away from their shoegaze origins. To be fair, that step was made some time ago – cemented by the impressive ‘Part Time Punks Session’ EP last November. The Los Angeles trio have perfected their high energy anthems on tour with Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Fresh And Onlys and Ringo Deathstarr.

 
Tennis System – ‘Memories And Broken Dreams’

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