Lazy Legs – ‘Chain Of Pink’

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Lazy Legs do reverse reverb right on their latest single ‘Chain Of Pink’, taken from their forthcoming EP (of the same name). The song arrives on the heels of last month’s ‘Soft Skull’, which is equally impressive. Given that their ‘Visiondeath‘ album only arrived in July, it’s fair to say that 2016 has been huge for the trio. If there was an award for breakout shoegaze artist of the year, I’d nominate these guys! Lazy Legs’ ‘Chain Of Pink’ EP will be available via Wild Patterns from December 16 (all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood, Sierra Club and the ACLU).

 
Lazy Legs – ‘Chain Of Pink’

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Lazy Legs – ‘Visiondeath’

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Lazy Legs have unleashed their debut album ‘Visiondeath‘ (out now via Wild Patterns on cassette and digital)! The Chicago trio is Michael Tenzer (vocals/guitar), Laura Wagner (vocals/bass) and drummer Nick Piontek. Together they’ve crafted a selection of atmospheric shoegaze that’s both subtle (‘Crush’) and overblown (‘Open’ / ‘Snaketeeth’). Like their self-titled EP, Lazy Legs don’t opt to over polish their work, ‘Visiondeath’ is honest and raw. It’s a great debut, even stronger than I had expected, it gets its hooks in from the first listen. For fans of No Joy, MBV or Ringo Deathstarr.

 
Lazy Legs – ‘Visiondeath’

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Panda Riot – ‘June 20th’ [Video Premiere]

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It’s super exciting to share the first look at Panda Riot’s new video ‘June 20th’! The Chicago rock act are back with a shoegaze anthem bursting with catchy vocals, fuzzy textures and a shimmering crash n’ burn ending! West Coast fans can experience it live this month at a select run of dates that include a Punk Time Punks show with Greys, and a San Francisco show with The Stargazer Lilies (as listed below). ‘June 20th’ will be available on Panda Riot’s (recently completed) new album; the release date is yet to be announced. It’s the follow up to the ‘Northern Automatic Music’ LP, one of the standout shoegaze records of 2013. No doubt their next creation will be equally impressive.

 
Panda Riot – ‘June 20th’ [Video Premiere]

Panda Riot West Coast Tour Dates

June 10th in Los Angeles at La Cita
June 11th in San Francisco at Hemlock Tavern
June 13th in Portland at High Water Mark
June 14th in Seattle at The Sunset

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Lazy Legs – ‘Sparks’

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Chicago’s Lazy Legs have announced that their debut album ‘Visiondeath’ is on the way with the free release of ‘Sparks’. The shoegaze trio go quiet/loud on this overblown rocker! Vocalist/guitarist Michael Tenzer, bassist/vocalist Laura Wagner and drummer Nick Piontek channel their love for Lush, MBV, Smashing Pumpkins and No Joy into the single. ‘Visiondeath’ is expected this June via Tenzer’s own label Wild Patterns.

 
Lazy Legs – ‘Sparks’

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Airiel – ‘Cloudburst’

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Airiel return in shimmering fashion with the dreamy jangle popper ‘Cloudburst’! The all-new single is backed by a Navigateur remix (as premiered by KCRW last week). The Chicago-based shoegazers have also announced that their long, long, long awaited new full length (called ‘Molten Young Lovers’) is on the way! It follows 2012’s ‘Kid Games’ EP and their 2007 LP ‘The Battle of Sealand’. There’s no release date on the album as yet but you can download the single now from Shelflife Records. Enjoy!

 
Airiel – ‘Cloudburst’

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Savage Sister – ‘Speechless’

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Savage Sister is known for their densely textured dream pop and indulgence in never ending reverb! Last year the Chicago outfit shared the ‘Cocoon’ single and this week dropped their latest full length ‘Speechless’ (available here)! The trio harken back to late 80s dream pop with punchy drums, and somewhat elusive compositions with heavenly vocals. Savage Sister’s Michael Tenzer has also been busy of late with the side projects Eyes Behind The Veil and Lazy Legs.

 
Savage Sister – ‘Speechless’

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