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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Follow The Sea – ‘Blue Joy’ [Premiere]

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Häxrummet Records (home to the wonderful Star Horse and Indoor Voices), are releasing the debut full length from Follow The Sea this week. We’re celebrating with the first public stream of ‘Blue Joy’! Follow The Sea formed in 2013, and have so far released two well-received EPs. The Stockholm duo’s latest is a fuzz rock feast, mixing post-punk, lo-fi and drone. It’s a diverse listen, as evident by the ambient lead single ‘Virhe’. However, it all leads to the epic closer ‘Breeze’, a progressive rocker that runs at almost twenty minutes. Follow The Sea are brave enough to explore their Scandinavian melancholy by all means necessary! Pick up ‘Blue Joy’ from May 25 on digital and vinyl.

 
Follow The Sea – ‘Blue Joy’ [Premiere]

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Moon Loves Honey – ‘Balloon’ [Video Premiere]

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Moon Loves Honey delivered their impressive six-track debut ‘Apart’ earlier this year on Tapetown Records. It’s picked up airplay in the USA and in Europe, with praise from Drowned In Sound, Step On Magazine and Sound Of Aarhus. This week the Danish dreamgazers share the first look at the ‘Balloon’ video. Unlike traditional clips, this one is like moving wallpaper with kaleidoscopic visuals that are built to hypnotize. I recommend jumping into the ‘Apart’ stream below if you haven’t yet – for fans of Dråpe, Panda Panda or Snøskred.

 
Moon Loves Honey – ‘Balloon’ [Video Premiere]

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Leave The Planet – ‘Nowhere’ [EP Premiere]

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Nathalie Bruno and Jack Milwaukee formed Leave The Planet with a shared love of Slowdive, Felt and early Sarah Records acts. The East Londoners named themselves after a Galaxie 500 song and went on to release an impressive demo (selected by Fat Records), and several singles through Kanine Records. ‘Nowhere’ marks their first EP and features some stunning songs recorded over the past few years. The pair don’t overstate themselves, it’s a gentle and progressive EP that’s delivered with confidence. The combination of classic synths, drum machine and plenty of washed-out guitars makes for a late 80s synth pop sound, most evident on ‘Sirius B’ and ‘White Astra’, while ‘Surrender’ mixes it up with a new wave/jangle pop sound. ‘Seashore’ stretches their abilities again, proving that Leave The Planet are capable of carrying themselves into less structured territory, this (almost six minute song) is perhaps the hidden highlight. ‘Nowhere’ is one of the finest dream pop debuts I’ve heard in a while, highly recommended listening! Pick it up via Weiner Records from March 28 (pre-order).

Leave The Planet – ‘Nowhere’ [EP Premiere]

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Jack Hardy – ‘We Should Have Never Come Back Here’ [Premiere]

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‘We Should Have Never Come Back Here’ is the lead single from Jack Hardy’s forthcoming debut album, a lo-fi garage rocker with the raw edges left intact. It comes courtesy of Custom Made Music, the label that’s been home to Ceremony, Ringo Deathstarr, and most recently Rev Rev Rev. Jack hails from New Orleans and conjures a no-nonsense sound that should sit well with fans of noisy rock n’ roll (a la Guided by Voices, Jay Reatard or The Pixies). Keep an ear out for his full length ‘For The Sake Of Finding Your Clothes’ (available through CMM from April 15).

 
Jack Hardy – ‘We Should Have Never Come Back Here’ [Premiere]

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