Dive – 'Sometime'

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Brooklyn’s Dive is a new side-project of Beach Fossils guitarist Cole Smith, Andrew Bailey, Devin Ruben Perez and former Smith Westerns drummer Colby Hewitt.

Dive will release their first 7″ ‘Sometime’ via Captured Tracks on October 11 with an EP to follow before the end of the year. ‘Sometime’ shimmers with guitars and reverb heavy vocals that sit low in the mix. Looking forward to hearing which way they head next.

Connect with Dive @ Facebook or through Captured Tracks.

Sleep ∞ Over – 'The Heavens Turn By Themselves'

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Texas has done it again! Introducing Sleep ∞ Over from Austin. The dream pop outfit have produced ghostly, lo-fi goodness ever since their first cassette EP. Sleep ∞ Over are already being compared to Beach House and are generating an almost equal amount of hype on the eve of their debut LP ‘Forever’, due on September 27 via Hippos In Tanks.

Formed in early 2010, leading lady Stefanie Franciotti has had to fight to keep Sleep ∞ Over on track. We’re lucky that the ‘Forever’ album is even being released after two bandmates left the group just before recording sessions kicked off. These struggles aren’t apparent on tape, its a strong debut. Since then Sleep ∞ Over has been bolstered by the addition of touring members Jesse Jenkins, Christine Aprile and Eli Welbourne.

‘Forever’ is consistently hazey, wavering, and at times just plain icey! However, its an odd contridiction because the record has an analogue feel (it sounds like it was tracked on some lovely warm tape)! There’s plenty of vintage sounds created by vintage gear, which means at times there’s intentional clipping and distortion (as levels get too hot).

‘The Heavens Turn By Themselves’ is one example of this, where Stefanie’s vocals get a little Kate Bush at times. Sounding more like the Cocteau Twins than Suicide, which was noted as an influence. If you’re looking for sunshine best move along, Sleep ∞ Over‘s ‘Forever’ is a haunting lament, but its one of the best nightmares you’ll hear this year!

Sleep ∞ Over – ‘Forever’
Side A:
-Behind Closed Doors
-Romantic Streams
-Porcelain Hands
-The Heavens Turn By Themselves
-Casual Diamond

Side B:
-Crying Game
-Flying Saucers Are Real
-Stickers
-Untitled
-Don’t Poison Everything

Pre-order Sleep ∞ Over’s debut record ‘Forever’ from Hippos In Tanks.

Youth Lagoon – 'Montana'

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Youth Lagoon has debuted a new video, ‘Montana’. It’s a stirring tune to begin with, without the added visuals! It further whets the appetite for Youth Lagoon’s upcoming debut album ‘The Year Of Hibernation’, available on September 27 through Fat Possum Records.

22-year-old Trevor Powers is the multi-instrumentalist behind Youth Lagoon. From his Boise, Idaho bedroom he launched his first single ‘July’ earlier this year to instant praise. Taking inspiration from The Cocteau Twins, Powers manages to create a dense dreamy sound all on his own. Now with a live band behind him, Youth Lagoon is busy touring the states.

Youth Lagoon – ‘The Year Of Hibernation’ tracklist…
1. Posters
2. Cannons
3. Afternoon
4. 17
5. July
6. Daydream
7. Montana
8. The Hunt

Pre-order ‘The Year Of Hibernation’ from Fat Possum here. For more Youth Lagoon music and free downloads visit Bandcamp / Facebook.

Bon Accord – 'Lopsided'

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It’s not often that a four to the floor bass drum makes its way onto these pages… but today an exception has been made! London beatmaker Bon Accord has a new single ‘Huish Park/Lopsided’.

‘Lopsided’ is a light, airy, 80s synth tune and a very worthy b-side to ‘Huish Park’. The easiest way to lap up Bon Accord‘s catalogue is via his Bandcamp page where his three EP’s and this free single is available for download.

Just in case your still hungry… here’s some Indonesian shoegaze tunes courtesy of Jakarta’s Sharesprings

Sharesprings – ‘Ceiling Blossom’

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Sharesprings – ‘I Love To See You (Daydreaming Me)’

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The Bilinda Butchers – 'Half Open'

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The Bilinda Butchers (named after My Bloody Valentine’s guitarist/singer) released their EP ‘Regret, Love, Guilt, Dreams‘ in June. The release faired well on Bandcamp and the interwebs in general. They dished up everything from early Cure sounding ‘All My Friends’, to the dream pop cut ‘Secrets’.

Now the duo have announced a new single ‘Half Open’ availaible for free download through French label Beko DSL. There’s also an older instrumental track on offer called ‘Seafoam Green’. The tune will be featured on The Bilinda Butchers upcoming EP, further details to be announced.

Visit Beko DSL or go to The Bilinda Butchers @ Bandcamp / Myspace or their Blog here.

Arrange – 'In Old Theaters'

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Here’s the story. Malcolm Lacey is Arrange. Teenager. Producer. South Florida. Debut album. Self-released. It’s great… and best of all, it’s FREE! Checkout the first two tracks ‘In Old Theaters’ and ‘Tiny Little Boy’ above.

There’s lots of talent and restraint on Arrange‘s ‘Plantation’ which is a bedroom production through and through. You’ll get a strong dose of dark, downbeat pop and some atmospheric instrumental moments.

Grab Arrange’s ‘Plantation’ @ Bandcamp here.