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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Lazy Legs – ‘Ghost’

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Lazy Legs have served up their second single ‘Ghost’, a moody and spacious shoegazer from their forthcoming debut EP (expected early 2016 via Wild Patterns). The Chicago trio first impressed last month with their cutting rocker ‘Lipstick Prick’. Lazy Legs features Michael Tenzer of Savage Sister / Eyes Behind The Veil.

 
Lazy Legs – ‘Ghost’

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Savage Sister – ‘Pale Surrender’

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Pale Surrender‘ is the latest single from the much-loved reverb champions, Savage Sister! The trio (Michael, Chloe and Caitlin) are one of the hardest working acts on these pages, consistently releasing quality new tunes. ‘Pale Surrender’ packages 4AD dream pop nostalgia with a contemporary approach, and of course, Chloe’s beautiful vocals. The song is taken from their forthcoming second album ‘Speechless’, coming soon via BLVD Records (home to Astrobrite, New Canyons and The Foreign Resort). Meanwhile Savage Sister’s Michael Tenzer also released an ambient solo project last month, take a listen to Eyes Behind the Veil if you missed it.

 
Savage Sister – ‘Pale Surrender’

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Airiel – New Album Preview

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Chicago shoegaze vets Airiel will deliver a new LP later this year! The band have posted a “rough mix” of four songs from the album, and it’s sounding lovely. Hard to believe it’s been three years since the foursome (founded by Jeremy Wrenn in ’97) released the ‘Kid Games’ EP – so its welcome news. There’s also a refreshed ‘Winks & Kisses’ vinyl set on the way with new remixes (including this).

 
Ariel – New Album Preview

Airiel – ‘Flashlight Tag’ [from ‘Kid Games’]

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Eyes Behind The Veil – ‘Besides’

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Michael Tenzer (of Savage Sister / Wild Patterns) has produced a beautiful ambient / drone album under the moniker Eyes Behind The Veil. The Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist combines hazy guitars, synths and vocals on ‘Besides‘ with cinematic effect. It’s no pop album, but it’s still surprisingly melodic. Listening to ‘Dream Idols’ is like taking a warm bath! For fans of White Poppy, Grouper or Benoit Pioulard.

 
Eyes Behind The Veil – ‘Besides’

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