Hideous Towns – ‘Disquiet Living’ [Album Premiere]

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We’re celebrating the impending release of Hideous Towns‘ debut album ‘Disquiet Living’ with an exclusive stream (as below)! The Melbourne dream pop champions impressed with their 2014 self-titled EP and the lead singles ‘Don’t Forget’, ‘Wake Us’ and ‘Value’. The album delivers that intangible Aussie punk attitude; its raw, take it or leave it mentality makes ‘Disquiet Living’ sound honest and immediate. There’s a blend of new wave tracks (‘Waratah’, ‘Coincidents’), post-punk/kraut rock moments (‘Glass Curtain’, ‘Don’t Forget’) and spacious jangly pop gems (‘Fantasy’, ‘Lion’).

The album was produced by Matthew Hosking, known for his work as one half of VHS Dream. Hosking has had a hand in producing several likeminded local acts including Contrast, Bloodhounds On My Trail, Lowtide, Miniatures, and Glaciers. ‘Disquiet Living’ is an album with depth and character, recommended listening. Pick it up this Friday (November 25) from Lost And Lonesome (home to Parading, Lucy Roleff, and Lowtide). Melburnians can catch the album launch at Bella Union with Contrast, Mares, Splendid, and the Icypoles on December 2 (details). 
 
Hideous Towns – ‘Disquiet Living’ [Album Premiere]

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Eros and the Eschaton – ‘The Way I Feel 2Nite’ [Premiere]

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It’s been three years since we went week-kneed for Eros and the Eschaton‘s brilliant ‘Heaven Inside’, taken from their debut LP ‘Home Address For Civil War’. Since 2013 the Colorado Springs duo (Kate Perdoni and Adam Hawkins) expanded into a five piece; adding Alex Koshak (drums), Mitch Macura (keys) and Ryan Spradlin (bass). Today I’ve got the pleasure of sharing the first public stream of ‘The Way I Feel 2Nite’, lifted from their forthcoming sophomore album ‘Weight Of Matter’. It’s a full frontal rocker with beautifully warped melodies, a head nod to 90s rock royalty a la Dinosaur Jr., Teenage Fanclub and Sonic Youth.

“To me this song is about remembering good times gone, mourning friends lost and reflecting on the impermanence of all things,” Adam says of ‘The Way I Feel 2Nite’. “It’s adapted from a poem written by my buddy and Eros And The Eschaton ghost member, James Finch.” Eros and the Eschaton haven’t painted themselves into a corner with ‘Weight Of Matter’, while their shoegaze undertones remain, they’ve expanded their sound (as in the crunchy rocker ‘Rxx‘) and plenty of mind-melting psych. ‘Weight Of Matter’ is available from August 19, pre-order here via Bar/None.

 
Eros and the Eschaton – ‘The Way I Feel 2Nite’ [Premiere]

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Diverting Duo – ‘Ariel/Shadows’ [Video Premiere]

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It’s a pleasure to present the debut stream of Diverting Duo’s new video, ‘Ariel/Shadows’. It’s lifted from the Italian duo’s third album ‘Desire’; a mix of dream pop, new wave and synth pop with an 80s/90s feel. Sara and Gianmarco are based in Cagliari (the main city on the island of Sardinia). The eerie ‘Ariel/Shadows’ black and white video was shot in Sardinia’s Sette Frattelli forest. It’s a beautiful but otherworldly creation that is at odds with their sunny, coastal homeland. The ‘Desire’ LP is available now on digital and limited vinyl from Etch Wear and Deambula Records.

 
Diverting Duo – ‘Ariel/Shadows’ [Video Premiere]

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Thud – ‘Prime Of Pride’ [PREMIERE]

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Thud‘s monster new single ‘Prime Of Pride’ has arrived and it’s a pleasure to present the first public stream! The Hong Kong shoegaze champs teamed up with Yuck’s Max Bloom (for mixing duties), and director Neo Yeung for the video. The clip is inspired by sea punk / vapour wave and it’s much like candy for the eyeballs! Thud’s debut singles ‘Lime’ and ‘Venture’ were praised by NME and Drowned In Sound, their latest is even more colourful. Thud have recently played live shows alongside Postiljonen, Braids, Caspian, The Bilinda Butchers, and picked up spots at the East Asia Shoegaze Fest in Shanghai and Rocking the Region in Singapore. It’s great to hear more chaotic noise coming from Asia.

 
Thud – ‘Prime Of Pride’ [PREMIERE]

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Panda Riot – ‘June 20th’ [Video Premiere]

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It’s super exciting to share the first look at Panda Riot’s new video ‘June 20th’! The Chicago rock act are back with a shoegaze anthem bursting with catchy vocals, fuzzy textures and a shimmering crash n’ burn ending! West Coast fans can experience it live this month at a select run of dates that include a Punk Time Punks show with Greys, and a San Francisco show with The Stargazer Lilies (as listed below). ‘June 20th’ will be available on Panda Riot’s (recently completed) new album; the release date is yet to be announced. It’s the follow up to the ‘Northern Automatic Music’ LP, one of the standout shoegaze records of 2013. No doubt their next creation will be equally impressive.

 
Panda Riot – ‘June 20th’ [Video Premiere]

Panda Riot West Coast Tour Dates

June 10th in Los Angeles at La Cita
June 11th in San Francisco at Hemlock Tavern
June 13th in Portland at High Water Mark
June 14th in Seattle at The Sunset

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Landing – ‘Morning Sun’ [Video Premiere]

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Landing return to their roots for the hallucinatory new video ‘Morning Sun’. It’s lifted from the band’s new record ‘Third Sight’, which was recorded specifically for El Paraiso Records’ Impetus series. The Connecticut-based foursome have crafted waves of reverb heavy psychedelia for almost twenty years; weaving between krautrock, folk, shoegaze and drone. ‘Morning Sun’ is a mature creation, it’s delightfully understated and yet immediately hypnotic. In other words, Landing know what they’re doing, this is stunning psych done right! Pre-order ‘Third Sight’ (out June 17) on limited green vinyl here.

 
Landing – ‘Morning Sun’ [Video Premiere]

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