The Pink Elephants Feat. Nikki Lee – ‘Cloud Symbols’

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The Pink Elephants and singer Nikki Lee have crafted the droney shoegazer ‘Cloud Symbols’; a cut from their new album ‘Temples In The Sky‘. The psych/shoegaze band is lead by Peter McNestry and features seven contributors from all over (Canada, the UK and Europe). The thirteen track digital release features a handful of covers (including Spiritualized’s ‘Hold On’ and Sonic Boom’s ‘Angel’). Jump into their fuzzy creation below…

 
The Pink Elephants Feat. Nikki Lee – ‘Cloud Symbols’

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Kestrels – ‘Kestrels’

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Kestrels have dropped their self-titled full length (via Sonic Unyon Records) and are heading on tour later this month (dates here). The trio have spent two years crafting the record following shows alongside Ringo Deathstarr, Beliefs and Greys. They feel it’s their most accomplished to date and I’m not about to disagree! The singles ‘Waiting’ and ‘No Alternative’ bolster a no-filler selection of energetic rockers, noise pop and shoegaze. Should sound great on the road. There’s still some limited gold/purple splatter vinyl available here.

 
Kestrels – ‘Kestrels’ [Album Stream]

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Kestrels – ‘Waiting’

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Kestrels return with their third album on September 30 featuring the lead single ‘No Alternative’ and their latest ‘Waiting’. I had a listen to the record this week, and I know you’ll love it! The Halifax noise pop trio is drummer Paul Brown, bassist Devin Peck and singer/guitarist Chad Peck (of We Need Secrets / Noyes Records fame). Kestrels spent two years carving out the record, as mixed by Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins / Sunny Day Real Estate). Pick up the limited gold and purple splatter vinyl through Sonic Unyon.

 
Kestrels – ‘Waiting’

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Vallens – ‘Devour’

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‘Devour’ is a smoky slice of dream pop that would sound at home on the Twin Peaks soundtrack. After all, the band take their name from David Lynch’s Dorothy Vallens (Blue Velvet). The song is lifted from Vallens‘ debut full length ‘Consent’ (out now through Hand Drawn Dracula). The Toronto foursome worked with producer Josh Korody (Beliefs) on the album, as well as Jeff Berner (of Psychic TV). Stream in full below…

 
Vallens – ‘Devour’

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The Pink Elephants – ‘Undone’

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Ontario’s The Pink Elephants have had a busy year, they’ve given us the ‘Dream Chamber’ EP and already have a follow up on the way; ‘Temples In The Sky’. The purveyors of dreamy psych have also posted a fresh video for ‘Undone’ (which you can check out here). There’s loads to like about ‘Dream Chamber’, take a listen to their sedated and submerged sound below…

 
The Pink Elephants – ‘Undone’ [‘Dream Chamber’ LP Stream]

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Slow Down Molasses – ‘Moon Queen’

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‘Moon Queen’ is our first listen to Slow Down Molasses‘ third album ‘100% Sunshine’. The Canadian shoegaze act are following up last year’s ‘Burnt Black Cars‘ album with another record of reverb rockers, plus the five piece have a summer tour planned with spots alongside the Besnard Lakes and Built To Spill (dates below). ‘Moon Queen’ is a hard hitting ear bleeder with noise pop energy and charm, for fans of Swervedriver or Kindling. Noyes Records (home to We Need Secrets and Ringo Deathstarr) are releasing ‘100% Sunshine’ on vinyl, CD, and digital from September 2 (pre-order).

 
Slow Down Molasses – ‘Moon Queen’

Slow Down Molasses Tour Dates

23 June @ the Exchange, Regina, with Besnard Lakes
24 June @ SaskJazz, Amigos, Saskatoon with Built to Spill
25 June @ Real Love Summer Festival, Gimli
1 July @ Frogfest, Rocky Mountain House, AB
2 July @ 9910, Edmonton, AB
31 August @ Sebright Arms, London, UK
1 Sept @ the Cellar, Oxford, UK
2-4 Sept @ End of the Road Festival, Wiltshire, UK
8-11 Sept @ Incubate Festival, Tilburg, NL
16 September @ Amigos, Saskatoon – record release show

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