Lovesliescrushing – ‘Bloweyelashwish’ [Vinyl Kickstarter]

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It’s been more than twenty years since Lovesliescrushing tracked the experimental demos that would become ‘Bloweyelashwish’. Now the seminal recording is being re-issued and re-mastered on vinyl for the first time. The limited run is being supported by a Kickstarter campaign, (get involved here)! If you’re new to the band, take a listen to the stream below. The duo formed in ’91 with guitarist Scott Cortez (Astrobrite) and singer Melissa Arpin-Duimstra. ‘Bloweyelashwish’ is a mix of ambient and abstract shoegaze with loads of lo-fi charm. It’s been criticised for placing more emphasis on sounds than songs, but there’s loads of people who are just fine with that! And as it stands, it’s a much loved shoegaze classic. Anyway, the promo video below is waaaay more interesting than this paragraph, so jump in…

 
Lovesliescrushing – ‘Bloweyelashwish’ [Vinyl Kickstarter]

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Debrider – ‘Never Leave Me’

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There’s an alt country twang to Debrider‘s ‘Never Leave Me’, a cut from her debut EP ‘Blind And Bloodshot‘. The spacey ballad is a short and simple lament but packs a punch! It’s a promising start for the Washington-based artist (Lia Pisa-Relli). The self-declared purveyor of “sad, dreamy tunes to wash your dirty laundry”, shows versatility across the five track collection. Particularly the lengthy closer, ‘Love Song’. Stream in full below.

 
Debrider – ‘Never Leave Me’

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Un.Real – ‘Kids Are Astronauts / Drones’

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Brilliant new shoegazer from Un.Real! The Puerto Rico five piece have delivered a double a-side single called ‘Kids Are Astronauts / Drones’, taken from the forthcoming concept album ‘Islands’. Guitarist/singer Gardy Perez founded the group in ’95, but the band are yet to release an official full length. No need to rush things I suppose! *grin* Take a listen to their extensive EP catalogue at Bandcamp.

 
Un.Real – ‘Kids Are Astronauts / Drones’

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Minor Victories – ‘Film One’

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The latest supergroup to whet our rock n’ roll fantasies is Minor Victories, a recently announced collective including Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, Hand Held Cine Club’s James Lockey and Editors’ Justin Lockey. The term ‘supergroup’ often creates more internet hype than it merits, but after watching Minor Victories first teaser video, they may live up to it. Sure, it’s just a snippet but it’s all class (via Pitchfork TV). The audio (on the car stereo) at the beginning sounds gigantic. *drools*

 
Minor Victories – ‘Film One’

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Trementina – ‘Almost Reach The Sun’

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Trementina have returned from their Japanese tour with Astrobrite for the digital release of their debut album ‘Almost Reach The Sun‘ (physical copies will be available later this year via Vinyl Junkie (Japan) / BYM Records (Chile). Whilst it’s not an entirely new offering (there’s a number of cuts from the ‘Brilliant Noise’ EP on there), it’s still one of the more exciting noise pop/shoegaze releases of 2015 so far. The lead single ‘Kisses In Your Eyes’ made sure of that! So does the closer ‘I Know You Well’. Jump into the stream below…

 
Trementina – ‘I Know You Well’

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Wind Along The Coast feat. Anastasia Okrugova – ‘Runaway’

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Since forming in 2013 Russia’s Wind Along The Coast have delivered a debut self-titled EP and toured their homeland with the much-loved Aerofall. This month the quartet posted a new double a-side single ‘Inside Your Mind/Runaway‘. The latter features guest vocalist Anastasia Okrugova and an extended intro that builds into a solid tune (with loads of tremolo abuse)! Which is always encouraged, obviously.

 
Wind Along The Coast feat. Anastasia Okrugova – ‘Runaway’

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