Melt – ‘Rewind’

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New Jersey foursome Melt have posted another tune from their forthcoming debut LP ‘Riffer’ (out this week through Danger Collective / Top Shelf Records). ‘Rewind’ follows the lead single ‘Out Of Line’ and it’s another reverb rocker with fuzzy edges and plenty of vocal hooks. An accessible mix of college rock n’ shoegazey/post-hardcore production. Fans of Nothing’s latest should find something to like here.

Hoo boy… there’s been plenty of other ‘gaze related news about the internets this week – where to start!? Lush have called it a day (again) after a very successful reunion tour and the ‘Blind Spot’ EP release (read their statement here). Creation Records announced that The Jesus And Mary Chain will deliver a fresh record in March 2017! Plus some My Bloody Valentine news; while we knew that Kevin Shields was busy remastering ‘Loveless’ at Abbey Road Studios with Sean Magee, we didn’t know that MBV plan on touring again next year. *faints* Of course, that’s according to some drunken pub talk (via Reddit). But hey, it’s a small whiff of hope nonetheless. While we wait The Vinyl Factory have posted an introduction to each MBV record (check that out here).
 
Melt – ‘Rewind’

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Heavy Sigh – ‘Rains’

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Introducing Heavy Sigh, a five piece out of New Jersey. This month the indie dream poppers posted their debut EP ‘My Quiet’ featuring ‘Rains’ (download). It’s a solid first offering and should sit well with downcast twee lovers! There’s also some noise walls in there (check out the title track ‘My Quiet’). East Coast USA dwellers can catch Heavy Sigh on tour next month, hit up Facebook for details.

 
Heavy Sigh – ‘Rains’

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Donovan Blanc – ‘Minha Menina’

Donovan Blanc

Introducing Captured Tracks latest signing, Donovan Blanc. The New Jersey duo (Joseph Black and Raymond Schwab) have spent the past few years releasing EPs under the moniker Honeydrum. Their new manifestation is more paired back with a singer/songwriter feel that doesn’t put you to sleep. Look out for Donovan Blanc’s self-titled debut album on June 24.

 
Donovan Blanc – ‘Minha Menina’

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Chimes – ‘Wipe Out’

CHIMES - 'WIPE OUT'

Chimes (of Bloomfield, New Jersey) have dropped their first single ‘Wipe Out’. There’s five, no… make that six members – not to be confused with The Chimes out of Scotland, or the 50s doo wop group! Anyway, these guys posted an early lo-fi dream pop tune called ‘Newark’ about six months ago and have been busy gigging ever since. The shoegaze / dreamgaze single ‘Wipe Out’ is available now and illustrates just how well Linda and Ashley’s vocal harmonies work together. For fans of Veronica Falls, No Joy and Frankie Rose.

 
Chimes – ‘Wipe Out’

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Blemishes – ‘Keep it Quiet’

BLEMISHES - 'KEEP IT QUIET'

Before Blemishes decided to take a hiatus, the New York/New Jersey shoegazers released some quality tunes – namely, ‘Keep It Quiet’ (back in 2011). Here’s hoping the duo will return soon, in the meantime listen to more Blemishes over at Soundcloud.

 
Blemishes – ‘Keep it Quiet’

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Sara – ‘Horses’

SARA - 'HORSES'

Sara have been pushing out psych rock goodness since 2009, the NY/NJ trio released ‘Horses’ earlier in the year and there’s more to come. I’ve always been a sucker for phased out vocals! Free downloads and more at www.saratheband.com.

 
Sara – ‘Horses’

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