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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Dear Tracks – ‘Soft Dreams’

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If you’re a fan of dreamy jangle pop, Dear Tracks‘ new EP ‘Soft Dreams’ is a must! The Michigan-based four piece are just about to hit the road for an east coast tour (dates here). ‘Soft Dreams’ is available now via Track And Field Records / Furious Hooves: mint vinyl / violet vinyl / or cassette here).

 
Dear Tracks – ‘Soft Dreams’ [EP Stream]

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Pity Sex – ‘Burden You’

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Pity Sex are following up ‘What Might Soothe You?’ with ‘Burden You’ (as premiered by Nylon Mag). The Ann Arbor quartet have announced that their fresh full length ‘White Hot Moon’ will be in your hands on April 29 via Run For Cover Records (home to Cloakroom, Weskust and more). As the presser states, Pity Sex are aiming to top their 2013 debut ‘Feast Of Love’ with “something bigger, stronger, and altogether more monumental, looking to wide-screen albums by Yo La Tengo and Sonic Youth for inspiration.”

 
Pity Sex – ‘Burden You’

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Dear Tracks – ‘Soft Dreams’ [Premiere]

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Dear Tracks return with the second single from their forthcoming EP ‘Soft Dreams’, available from February 26 (pre-order via Track And Field Records / Furious Hooves: mint vinyl / violet vinyl / or cassette here)! The Michigan-based quartet impressed with their debut single ‘Wildflower’ in early 2015, and assert their sound with the forthcoming EP. The title track is a little more sunny and upbeat than the lead single ‘All The Outs Are Free’. It blends lo-fi jangle pop, surf and dream pop into a loveable, swooning creation (for fans of Beach Fossils, DIIV, or Day Wave). You can catch Dear Tracks live at Savannah Stopover on March 12 (at the Graveface Records / Furious Hooves showcase). A full tour update is coming soon, so hit up deartracksband.com for more details.

 
Dear Tracks – ‘Soft Dreams’ [Premiere]

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Threading – ‘Never’

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Threading‘s new EP ‘You Are Never Enough’ will be in our hands on September 18 (thanks to Native Sound). The Michigan foursome are sounding as vital as ever on their latest public track ‘Never’ (via Substream). A mix of shoegaze, slowcore (and perhaps post-hardcore if you wanna get specific). ‘Never’ carries a gut wrenching weight, the kind that makes for awesome EPs! Looking forward to this one.

 
Threading – ‘Never’

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Lovesliescrushing – ‘Bloweyelashwish’ [Vinyl Kickstarter]

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It’s been more than twenty years since Lovesliescrushing tracked the experimental demos that would become ‘Bloweyelashwish’. Now the seminal recording is being re-issued and re-mastered on vinyl for the first time. The limited run is being supported by a Kickstarter campaign, (get involved here)! If you’re new to the band, take a listen to the stream below. The duo formed in ’91 with guitarist Scott Cortez (Astrobrite) and singer Melissa Arpin-Duimstra. ‘Bloweyelashwish’ is a mix of ambient and abstract shoegaze with loads of lo-fi charm. It’s been criticised for placing more emphasis on sounds than songs, but there’s loads of people who are just fine with that! And as it stands, it’s a much loved shoegaze classic. Anyway, the promo video below is waaaay more interesting than this paragraph, so jump in…

 
Lovesliescrushing – ‘Bloweyelashwish’ [Vinyl Kickstarter]

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