There’s Talk – ‘Bathed Water Moon’ [EP]

Dreamgazers There’s Talk have posted ‘Soundry’, the third single/video from their ‘Bathed Water Moon‘ EP (out February 23). The band grew from the work of Oakland-based multi-instrumentalist Olivia Lee, who sings, plays synths and guitar. The trio released their debut EP ‘Tiny Strands’ in 2013, and have reunited with engineer Ian Pellicci (Yann Tiersen, Rogue Wave, Hauschka) for their latest recording.

Olivia shared the back story of ‘Soundry’, “The Soundry was a darling, ephemeral art collective housed in a converted garage – the only one of the sort in my Virginia hometown. I was an angsty teen who absolutely lived for it every week, each time trying actively to contain my excitement at the sights and sounds of other misfits and weird music lovers. I devised new covers, secretly sandwiching my own songs, to share at the weekly open mic where I met the host, a charismatic soul with an authoritative humor reminiscent of Jack Black: Sean Meyers. In a short time we played an avante ambient folk show at a dive in D.C. together, contributed noises to a haunted house soundtrack, and he encouraged me to put together my first show of my own songs at The Soundry.”

“I eventually moved to San Francisco for college and Sean checked in often to hear big city tales and see when I’d come back and play. In our last exchange I promised soon. I was heartbroken to hear he had been taken too soon in a motor accident. Sean lives alive in the currents and my heart, and I laugh to myself when he sends me an extra farty sound through the VCA.”

There’s Talk – ‘Bathed Water Moon’ [EP]

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Scarlina – ‘Plume’ EP

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Last month San Francisco’s Scarlina posted their debut EP ‘Plume‘; a mix of hard hitting shoegaze and post-hardcore. The four piece worked with Jack Shirley on the recording – an ear bleeder! Stream in full below…

 
Scarlina – ‘Parade’ [Plume EP]

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Light Fantastic – ‘Something Like Love’

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‘Something Like Love’ kicks off Light Fantastic‘s campaign for their debut long player ‘Out Of View’ (available October 7). The reverb heavy, psych-tinged rocker is 100% sunshine. The San Francisco-based collective worked with engineer and guitarist Rex Shelverton (of Tamaryn) for the album. Light Fantastic bridge surf rock with dream pop n’ jangle. Most importantly, there’s great songwriting courtesy of Terry Sowers and his twangy Rickenbacker.

 
Light Fantastic – ‘Something Like Love’

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Lavender Blush – ‘My Pal K’

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Lavender Blush rock the analog DIY sound on ‘My Pal K’. The San Francisco-based project is helmed by Ryan Lescure (of Moonbeams, LSD and the Search for God and My Red Dress).’My Pal K’ is an understated lo-fi gem, with a “don’t give a damn” sound and stand-out crooning vocals. It’s been fun listening to Lavender Blush push the boundaries with their first handful of songs, and this one’s a winner. Pick up the ‘Lavender Blush’ EP now via Blue Aurora Audio.

 
Lavender Blush – ‘My Pal K’

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Miserable – ‘Uncontrollable’ [LP Stream]

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Stream the new full length ‘Uncontrollable’ by Miserable (out this week via The Native Sound)! The former Whirr vocalist (Kristina Esfandiari) is at her best, it’s a dark and emotional trip. Spin premiered the record, calling it “a nine-track work of dizzying lo-fi sadgaze”. It’s the kinda album you need to be in the mood for to fully appreciate, but impressive regardless.

 
Miserable – ‘Uncontrollable’ [LP Stream]

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Plush – ‘Sheer Power’

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Father Daughter Records have shared Plush’s new single ‘Sheer Power’. It’s a reverb rocker that starts all dreamy and reflective before kicking the door down with a wall of guitars. Karli (singer/guitarist) tells Fader, “I’ve always wanted to write a song about my sexuality, more so sex specifically and feeling empowered through the act. As a woman, I think that’s extremely important.” ‘Sheer Power’ is lifted from Plush’s forthcoming EP ‘Please’ (out April 19).

 
Plush – ‘Sheer Power’

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