Kuroma – ‘A Day With No Disaster’ / ‘Perfect Girl’


Hank Sullivant’s Kuroma will deliver their new album ‘The Dark Horse Rides Again’ on October 14 via Votiv Music. The New York-based foursome craft psych pop gems with sunny 60s-styled melodies. This week the band revealed the fantastic ‘A Day With No Disaster’ and ‘Perfect Girl’. Since their 2007 debut, Kuroma have toured alongside Tame Impala, The Whigs and Jarvis Cocker.

Kuroma – ‘A Day With No Disaster’ [VIDEO] / ‘Perfect Girl’

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Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions Feat. Kurt Vile – ‘Let Me Get There’


Back in April we got our first taste of Hope Sandoval And the Warm Inventions‘ new album via the Record Store Day single ‘Isn’t It True’. And now we have the first “official” single ‘Let Me Get There’ featuring Kurt Vile. The group combines the talents of Hope (from Mazzy Star) and Colm (My Bloody Valentine’s drummer). Their record ‘Until The Hunter’ has been announced with a November 4 release date (through Tendril Tales). The single is available on vinyl via Amazon, and the album can be pre-ordered via iTunes. The trio’s ‘Let Me Get There’ is a dreamy lounge tune, with all the class we’ve come to expect. Best enjoyed with a bottle of wine!

Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions Feat. Kurt Vile – ‘Let Me Get There’

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The Blessed Isles – ‘Caroline’


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]

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Danxia – ‘Warm Rain’


British dream pop act Danxia have delivered their debut self-titled EP. The Warrington quartet make it sound effortless on the harmonic opener ‘Warm Rain’, and the single ‘Closer‘. ‘Dislocated Minute’ is a little more abstract; perfect for late night listening. Stream in full below.

Danxia – ‘Warm Rain’

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Denver, Colorado – ‘Eternal Love // Usual Fog’ [Premiere]

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Jump into the first public stream of Denver, Colorado’s impressive debut single ‘Eternal Love // Usual Fog‘. Denver, Colorado is a solo project backed by a music collective; led by Sweden’s Simeon Pappinen Hillert (a touring sound engineer with acts including Niki & the Dove, Elliphant and School ’94). The Gothenburg-based project plan to release ‘Eternal Love // Usual Fog’ on their forthcoming EP ‘…and it still keeps on rising’ (due later this year). The wonky tune was “inspired by foggy nights and shoegaze tunes echoing over the sea,” a mix of lo-fi pop and bittersweet melodies. There’s some generous reverb in there too! It reminds me a little of early Mercury Rev, and has me very excited to hear what comes next.

Denver, Colorado – ‘Eternal Love // Usual Fog’ [Premiere]

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Dear Tracks – ‘Aligning With The Sun’

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Native Sound will release Dear Tracks ‘Aligning With The Sun’ on 7inch this month (order here). The Michigan duo (Matt Messore and Victoria Ovenden) released their stellar ‘Soft Dreams’ EP earlier this year and this is a fitting follow-up. A dreamy jangle popper with multi-layered melodies, they keep getting better!

Dear Tracks – ‘Aligning With The Sun’

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