Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Haunted Isles’ EP

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Moon Sounds Records have delivered the latest EP from Melbourne shoegaze band Bloodhounds On My Trail (get it here)! The ‘Haunted Isles’ EP features the lead tunes ‘Over The Wall’ and the recently public single ‘Places Like This’. The four piece; Johnny Green (guitar, vocals), Chris Donaldson (guitar), Nik Donaldson (drums) and Ché Walden (bass), delivered their last EP ‘Escape II’ in late 2015. ‘Haunted Isles’ is a solid collection that builds on their widescreen moody rock sound. BOMT might be Australia’s contemporary answer to Chapterhouse or Ride; a provocative mix of melody and noise.

 
Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Haunted Isles’ EP

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Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Over The Wall’

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Moon Sounds Records present ‘Over The Wall’, the latest offering from Melbourne’s Bloodhounds On My Trail (as premiered by Tone Deaf). The dark and swoony single is a head nod to late 80s/early 90s acts a la The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Church, Velvet Underground and Chapterhouse (among others). It’s a widescreen slow burner that gathers steam (and noise), taking off after the three minute mark. ‘Over The Wall’ follows their praised 2015 EP ‘Escape II’.

 
Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Over The Wall’

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Dead Leaf Echo / The Harrow Split Single

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New Yorkers Dead Leaf Echo and The Harrow have teamed up for a split single, out May 13 on Moon Sounds Records! ‘Child.glass.heart’ is the a-side from Dead Leaf Echo, their latest swooning dream pop creation. Whereas The Harrow’s ‘Dirty Minds’ is a dark post-punk tune with an 80s feel, both lathered in reverb! Unfortunately the short-run vinyl is already sold out but digital is available here.

 
Dead Leaf Echo/The Harrow Split Single

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Ummagma – ‘Galacticon’ [VIDEO]

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Ummagma recently posted a hypnotic new video for ‘Galacticon’, taken from their latest EP ‘Frequency’ out through Moon Sounds Records (available here). Filmed in Ukraine, the video features icy visuals and some brilliant aerial shots (as premiered by Exclaim). The Ontario-based duo collaborated with a number of guest artists for the EP, including Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie and Lights That Change. Ummagma have also been busy working with A.R. Kane on new material. A.R. Kane recently announced their live return with a spot at Primavera Sound in June, and a headline show in Manchester next month (their first in 20 years)!

Ummagma – ‘Galacticon’ [VIDEO]

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Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Jolly’

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Moon Sounds Records has been home to Ceremony, Static Daydream and Dead Leaf Echo, and now the Dallas-based label are giving Bloodhounds On My Trail a stateside release. The Aussie shoegazers have posted a deluxe edition of their EP ‘Escape II‘ with the lead single ‘Jolly’, and a remix by Ummagma. The Melbourne foursome create cinematic mood pieces, like my personal fave ‘She’s In My Plans’. ‘Escape II’ is an EP to “experience”. Beautiful work!

 
Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Jolly’

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Dead Leaf Echo – ‘Lemonheart’

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Dead Leaf Echo return with a fresh 7inch single called ‘Lemonheart’ (as premiered by Brooklyn Vegan). It’s our first taste of their forthcoming album, and despite the sombre lyrics it’s one of their happiest sounding songs yet. An upbeat shoegazer with guy/girl vocals that picks up from 2014’s ‘true.deep.sleeper’ EP. The quartet have collaborated with producer Jorge Elbrecht on the album, known for his work with Tamaryn and No Joy. The New Yorkers have also announced a string of tour dates (check ’em out here). Order the ‘Lemonheart’ clear vinyl or digital via Moon Sounds Records (out next month).

 
Dead Leaf Echo – ‘Lemonheart’

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