Castlebeat – ‘Vintage Flowers’


Castlebeat has created a bedroom pop stunner called ‘Vintage Flowers’ (free download), it’ll be available on a forthcoming debut EP. The tune melds a “shitty lo-fi sound” (his words, not mine) together with jangle pop and a little surf, it’s the work of California’s Josh Hwang. When not in solo mode, Josh also plays in garage/surf band Jaded Juice Riders (as pictured). Check out more via Soundcloud.

Castlebeat – ‘Vintage Flowers’

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Somerville Jack – ‘Kali’


Chris McComas (Somerville Jack) has released a brilliant dream pop tune on the latest Citrus City Records compilation (available here). The Canadian solo artist has recently completed work on a debut full length, while his other project (the jangle pop duo Permanent Vacation), are also soon to announce details of a new record. The man never sleeps!

Somerville Jack – ‘Kali’

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Au.Ra – ‘Talk Show’


Au.Ra have posted a fresh tune called ‘Talk Show’ from their forthcoming debut LP ‘Jane’s Lament’ (out March 3 through felte). The London (via Sydney) duo have consistently dished up impressive jangly psych pop since their collaboration began in late 2012 (with the ‘Sun’ single). Noisey are presenting some preview shows in Melbourne and Sydney this February, so come on down – more here.

Au.Ra – ‘Talk Show’

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Gorgeous Bully – ‘Nobody Hates You’ (Demo)


Lo-fi rockers Gorgeous Bully have been working their asses off over the past twelve months, so much so that it’s hard to know what to listen to! For newcomers, I’d recommend getting stuck into their ‘Smiling, Laughing‘ LP from last October which pieces together a whole bunch of tunes into one (pay what you want) album. Last month the Manchester four piece (lead by Thomas Crang) released the fresh single ‘Love Song For Someone Else‘ and just this week, the free demo cut of ‘Nobody Hates You‘ (originally released on the EP ‘NHYAMAYHY‘ via Art Is Hard). See, I told you – lots going on, but lots to love!

Gorgeous Bully – ‘Nobody Hates You’ (Demo)

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Dead Mellotron – ‘Winter 2014’


Baltimore shoegazers Dead Mellotron have returned with a fresh five track EP called ‘Winter 2014‘. It’s been almost two years since their last release ‘(is it)‘. The four piece have been fairly quiet since announcing their split, thankfully that didn’t last too long! There were a few shows and a cassette release following the departure of drummer Zach, along with the song ‘Birthday‘ (which oddly or not, doesn’t appear on the new EP). ‘Winter 2014′ is a warm n’ lo-fi affair with dreamy jangle poppers that soon get stuck in your head. Another welcome return.

Dead Mellotron – ‘Winter 2014’ [EP Stream]

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Pretty Sad – ‘Pretty Sad’ EP


Shelflife Records have discovered a gem in their latest signing Pretty Sad. The collective “are scattered all throughout Europe (Scotland, Denmark and the UK) and exchange music and song ideas with the help of Garageband and Dropbox.” The trio (Victoria, Maxim and Luke) produce twee, lo-fi dream pop that’s easy to fall for! Pretty Sad’s full length is expected next year, in the meantime, pickup the three tracker digitally here.

Pretty Sad – ‘Pretty Sad’ [EP Stream]

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