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Orchin – ‘One’

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Orchin have posted their hazy new single ‘One’ (as premiered by Stereogum). It arrives on the back of the two tracker ‘Dark / Wasting Time‘, and is the flip side to ‘If I Ever’. It’s an impressive tune from the noise pop project, somehow it manages to be noisy and chill at the same time! The group is lead by Los Angeles (by way of Sydney) artist Jeremy McLennan, together with Daniel Lavezzo on guitar and Griffin Kisner on drums. ‘One’ was inspired by the Cocteau Twins and Elliott Smith, expect more music from Orchin before the year is out.

 
Orchin – ‘One’

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Slowly – ‘Same Lines’

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Toronto shoegazers Soft Wounds have spawned a side project called Slowly; take a listen to their reverb rocker ‘Same Lines’. Slowly are delivering an LP called ‘Unfold’ by posting new free songs every month – pick ’em up here.

 
Slowly – ‘Same Lines’

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Shoegaze And Dream Pop Songs Of 2016

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Here’s 6+ hours of brain melting shoegaze, psych, dream pop and jangle pop songs! Handpicked from 2016 releases (as featured on Sounds Better With Reverb this year). As usual, the monster mixtape (almost 100 songs) will keep growing until the year is out. If you’re thinking “yay songs but… what about the albums?” Check out the newly updated list of shoegaze and dream pop albums here, there’s a shed load of albums (listed by release date).

2016 has produced some brilliant shoegaze releases; it kicked off with the Indoor Voices EP, Matt Bartram’s solo effort, Italy’s marvellous Rev Rev Rev, Jaguwar’s off the wall ‘II’ EP, Nothing’s epic new album, Thud’s stand out single, and just last week, Kindling’s ‘Everywhere Else’ LP. Switching to dream pop; Leave The Planet’s ‘Nowhere’ EP is a must, with solid LPs from Miserable and VHS Dream. LSD and the Search for God gave us one of the best psych/gaze crossovers ever with their ‘Heaven Is A Place’ EP, not forgetting The Stargazer Lilies, and Good Morning TV ‘s psych pop gem. In dreamy jangle pop land there’s been the lauded DIIV record, as well as great releases from Crescendo, Dear Tracks and Tape Waves.

Plus there’s a heap of records slated for release in the coming months; Turnip King, Mumrunner, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, Panda Riot, Miniatures, Mahogany, Dead Horse One, Airiel, and next year – Slowdive! Lastly, got a suggestion for the playlist? Click through the OTT gif logo and comment at the bottom of the page. Note that a few key tunes are missing because they are not currently available on Soundcloud. Cheers!
 
Shoegaze And Dream Pop Songs Of 2016

*See 2015’s top albums and songs here*

More songs in shoegaze and dream pop 2016 @ Sounds Better With Reverb.

Turnip King – ‘The Ho_se’

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Turnip King have shared ‘The Ho_se’ (named after the Brooklyn house venue) from their forthcoming debut LP ‘Laika’ (out September 9 through Fire Talk). The Sea Cliff, New Yorkers premiered it over at Impose (along with an interview). ‘The Ho_se’ follows the public streams of ‘Metonymy’ and ‘Carsong’, which gives you a good impression of what to expect. I know I’ve blabbed about this record before, but I’m really loving it. It intersects loads of different styles and influences, which is what makes it great; from droney indie rock, garage punk and shoegaze. It’s not trying to be anything it isn’t… and in my opinion the strongest track on the album hasn’t been posted yet. Exciting release.

 
Turnip King – ‘The Ho_se’

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Eros and the Eschaton – ‘The Way I Feel 2Nite’ [Premiere]

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It’s been three years since we went week-kneed for Eros and the Eschaton‘s brilliant ‘Heaven Inside’, taken from their debut LP ‘Home Address For Civil War’. Since 2013 the Colorado Springs duo (Kate Perdoni and Adam Hawkins) expanded into a five piece; adding Alex Koshak (drums), Mitch Macura (keys) and Ryan Spradlin (bass). Today I’ve got the pleasure of sharing the first public stream of ‘The Way I Feel 2Nite’, lifted from their forthcoming sophomore album ‘Weight Of Matter’. It’s a full frontal rocker with beautifully warped melodies, a head nod to 90s rock royalty a la Dinosaur Jr., Teenage Fanclub and Sonic Youth.

“To me this song is about remembering good times gone, mourning friends lost and reflecting on the impermanence of all things,” Adam says of ‘The Way I Feel 2Nite’. “It’s adapted from a poem written by my buddy and Eros And The Eschaton ghost member, James Finch.” Eros and the Eschaton haven’t painted themselves into a corner with ‘Weight Of Matter’, while their shoegaze undertones remain, they’ve expanded their sound (as in the crunchy rocker ‘Rxx‘) and plenty of mind-melting psych. ‘Weight Of Matter’ is available from August 19, pre-order here via Bar/None.

 
Eros and the Eschaton – ‘The Way I Feel 2Nite’ [Premiere]

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Universe Nekoko And Lovely Summer Chan – ‘Divine Hammer’

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This may be the cutest Japanese shoegaze/twee rock video ever created! Director Anise Mariko (who has previously worked with The Bilinda Butchers) has filmed a new video for Universe Nekoko And Lovely Summer Chan’s ‘Divine Hammer’, it’s taken from their forthcoming album (out August 20 via P-Vine Records). The clip was shot between Brooklyn and Tokyo, and details the adventures of two friends from different sides of the globe. Should brighten your day!

 
Universe Nekoko And Lovely Summer Chan – ‘Divine Hammer’

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