Swirlies Announce Tour, 7inch & Re-issue!

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Swirlies are hitting the road next month to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their ’93 album ‘Blondertongue Audiobaton’! Taang Records is re-issuing the album on vinyl this summer, which is largely considered to be one of the most kick ass records of the early shoegaze era. Plus the Massachusetts vets have announced a limited edition 7inch called ‘Magic Strop: Orca Vs. Dragon’ which contains three live radio sessions (stream below). This will be available via their own label, Sneaky Flute Empire prior to the tour.

SWIRLIES 2015 TOUR DATES

7.01 Hudson, NY @ The Half Moon
7.02 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
7.03 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
7/04 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
7.05 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
7.06 Washington, DC @Black Cat
7.07 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
7.08 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
7.09 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
7.10 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
7.11 Indianapolis, IN @ Joyful Noise Recordings
7.12 Chicago, IL @ West Fest
7.13 Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
7.14 Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
7.15 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B.

Swirlies – ‘Magic Strop: Orca Vs. Dragon’ [Live Radio Sessions]

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La Casa al Mare – ‘At All’ [Video Premiere]

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It’s no secret that we’re big fans of La Casa al Mare‘s debut EP ‘This Astro’, so I’m suitably excited to share the first look at their ‘At All’ video! The Italian shoegazers dish up this sunny rocker with equally bright visuals, courtesy of Director Paolo Miceli (who also happens to be their drummer, formerly of My Violent Ego, Sea Dweller). Pick up a copy or stream this gem via Bandcamp. In related news, La Casa al Mare recently chatted to Matthew Bedford (Muso Japan), check that out here.

 
La Casa al Mare – ‘At All’ [Video Premiere]

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DIV I DED – ‘Late Awakening’

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Texas-based label Fleeting Youth Records are preparing a stateside release of DIV I DED‘S debut album ‘Born To Sleep‘ (out July 17 on cassette/digital). The Czech-based shoegazers were founded in 2013 by multi-instrumentalist Filip Helštýn and singer Viktorie Marksová, (who were inspired by their fellow countrymen The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa). Last year’s European album release was well received, leading to DIV I DED picking up live dates at the Prague International Music Festival, Sweetsen Fest and Colours of Ostrava.

 
DIV I DED – ‘Late Awakening’

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White Poppy – ‘Natural Phenomena’

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Vancouver’s Crystal Dorval produces an eclectic mix of ambient shoegaze and experimental dream pop. Her 2013 self-titled album (White Poppy) was an intricate collection of beautiful oddities, a true album experience. On June 23, White Poppy returns with a second album, ‘Natural Phenomena’ (pre-order). Take a listen to the first two public tracks below, ‘Mermaids’ and ‘Confusion’.

 
White Poppy – ‘Natural Phenomena’

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Maria False – ‘Shoot It’

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French shoegaze champs Maria False have released their impressive LP ‘When’ via A Quick One Records featuring ‘Shoot It’. The foursome just posted a fresh video to match the seasick feel of the track, which is a gem! ‘When’ is an ambitious record that’s well worth your minutes, stream it in full below.

 
Maria False – ‘Shoot It’

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Forevr – ‘Demonstration’

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Guitarist Donovan Miller (formerly of Roku Music) and singer Sam George-Allen are Forevr, a new shoegaze duo out of Brisbane. They delivered a debut four song offering called ‘Demonstration‘ in April. But, it didn’t look anything like this! Forevr are now toting gold cassettes and discs – it’s gazey bling! The pair have crafted some amazing songs to get us drooling for a full length.

 
Forevr – ‘Demonstration’

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