Champanes – ‘Daysaway’

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Beko disques has unveiled ‘Daysaway’, a hushed new dream popper from Champanes. The European collective was formed by Lexi Freider in 2014, since that time the band has released a two tracker on Really Rad Records (as below) and weathered line-up changes. It’ll be interesting to see how Champanes continue to develop their sound leading up to a debut long player.

 
Champanes – ‘Daysaway’

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Lazy Legs – ‘Sparks’

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Chicago’s Lazy Legs have announced that their debut album ‘Visiondeath’ is on the way with the free release of ‘Sparks’. The shoegaze trio go quiet/loud on this overblown rocker! Vocalist/guitarist Michael Tenzer, bassist/vocalist Laura Wagner and drummer Nick Piontek channel their love for Lush, MBV, Smashing Pumpkins and No Joy into the single. ‘Visiondeath’ is expected this June via Tenzer’s own label Wild Patterns.

 
Lazy Legs – ‘Sparks’

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Manon Meurt Reissue And Live Session

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If you’ve never experienced Czech shoegaze / dream pop band Manon Meurt before, now’s a good time. Label Obscura are reissuing their debut EP next month on white vinyl (for the first time in North America). The four piece have played alongside The Raveonettes, The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, LSD and the Search for God, and My Bloody Valentine. Apparently during sound check MBV’s sound engineer complained that Manon Meurt were playing too loud. That’s a complement to remember! Grab a copy here. PLUS just this week Black Tone Music posted a video feature with some all new songs performed live, check it out below.

 
Manon Meurt – ‘Manon Meurt’ [Debut EP Reissue]

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Daylily – ‘Your Heaven’

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Daylily delivered their first album ‘Pills’ last month, a mix of lo-fi fuzz rock and saturated shoegaze. The closing tune ‘Your Heaven’ is a real gem, take a listen below. Catch the four piece in their native Minneapolis on April 26 with Ego Death at the Kitty Kat Club.

 
Daylily – ‘Your Heaven’

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Youth In Bloom – ‘Feed My Dreams’ (Demo)

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6131 Records are reissuing ‘Shell’, the debut EP by Youth In Bloom (Vinyl / Cassette / Digital). The Pennsylvania shoegaze outfit included a pair of new demos on the cassette version, including this woozy monster called ‘Feed My Dreams’ (as premiered by Stereogum). It sounds like Youth In Bloom’s follow up is going to be loads of fun!

 
Youth In Bloom – ‘Feed My Dreams’ (Demo)

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