There’s been several calls for The Blessed Isles to be added to our ‘Shoegaze & Dream Pop Albums On The Radar‘ list. Their ‘Straining Hard Against the Strength of Night’ album has been added, plus I’m posting the lead tune ‘Caroline’ and the album stream. The Brooklyn duo (Aaron Closson and Nolan Thies) spent five years working on the release; a mix of new wave, dream pop and electronic sounds. There’s still some limited vinyl left here, along with digital downloads (available now via Saint Marie). The Blessed Isles – ‘Caroline’ [‘Straining Hard Against the Strength of Night’ LP Stream] Visit The Blessed Isles @ Saint Marie Records @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.