Vet Trip – ‘Swimming In Machines’


Austin shoegazers Vet Trip recently delivered their first full length ‘Swimming In Machines‘. It’s a solid debut, so chances are you’re already all over it! The foursome posted the lead single ‘Finland’ back in April and have backed it up with the spacey opener ‘No Smile’, the stormy and dissonant ‘I’m Your Shadow’, as well as the poppier songs ‘Fall Away’ and ‘Sunny Wigs’. Stream in full below…

Vet Trip – ‘Swimming In Machines’

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Golden Graves – ‘Moon Man’


Austin’s Golden Graves have delivered their latest EP ‘Be Safe’ featuring the jangle/surf/shoegazer ‘Moon Man’. It’s the second EP from the foursome since they formed in 2013. Since then Golden Graves have played shows alongside Ringo Deathstarr, Bloody Knives, and some other bands you may (or may not) like! The ‘Be Safe‘ EP sounds very close to a DIIV record at times, but I’m enjoying it regardless. There’s many messy, melodic moments with plenty of charm; ‘Moon Man’ is one of them.

Golden Graves – ‘Moon Man’ [‘Be Safe’ EP Stream]

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Holy Wave – ‘Freaks Of Nurture’

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Holy Wave return with their third album ‘Freaks Of Nurture’, a confident blend of southern psych, folk and surf rock. The fact that it’s all wrapped in warm reverb is an added bonus! The Austin rockers premiered the album via COS and it’s well worth a listen. ‘Freaks Of Nurture’ is out March 11 via The Reverberation Appreciation Society.

Holy Wave – ‘Freaks Of Nurture’ [Album Stream]

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Ultraviolet – ‘Strawberry Echoes’


Texas outfit Ultraviolet have released their debut five track EP featuring the impressive ‘Strawberry Echoes’. The duo (James Grantham & Caitlin Craighead) have already been praised by Anon Magazine, The Blog That Celebrates Itself and DKFM for stirring up that classic shoegaze sound. Jump into the EP stream and hear for yourself..

Ultraviolet – ‘Strawberry Echoes’

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Single Lash – ‘Under’ [Premiere]


Single Lash are hard to pin down, the Austin outfit are part 80s post punk, part 90s gaziness, but always drenched in spacious reverb! The trio features Colin Foster and Neil Lord (of Future Museums), together with front man Nicolas Nadeau (of Slow Pulse). On April 7 they deliver their self-titled album through Mirror Universe Tapes (on digital & cassette). Take a listen to the first public stream of the album cut ‘Under’, which follows ‘Bitemarks’ (as featured on Gimme Tinnitus). It’s shaping up to be a great record!

Single Lash – ‘Under’ [Premiere]

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Tremble Out – ‘The Shore’


Shoegaze and math rock combine on Tremble Out‘s new five track release ‘Based On Our Situation’ (download). It’s a bizarre blend at times, take a listen to the opener ‘The Shore’ which transitions from a downer indie rock feel to frenetic math rock and back again. The idea being that the EP “captures all of the intensity and grandeur of internal daily emotions without leaving out the insecurities of just getting by”. It’s based literally on their situation, and paints a vivid, cerebral picture. There’s some beautiful songs to be discovered in the stream below, impressive work from the Austin foursome.

Tremble Out – ‘The Shore’

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