Slow Down Molasses – ‘Moon Queen’

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‘Moon Queen’ is our first listen to Slow Down Molasses‘ third album ‘100% Sunshine’. The Canadian shoegaze act are following up last year’s ‘Burnt Black Cars‘ album with another record of reverb rockers, plus the five piece have a summer tour planned with spots alongside the Besnard Lakes and Built To Spill (dates below). ‘Moon Queen’ is a hard hitting ear bleeder with noise pop energy and charm, for fans of Swervedriver or Kindling. Noyes Records (home to We Need Secrets and Ringo Deathstarr) are releasing ‘100% Sunshine’ on vinyl, CD, and digital from September 2 (pre-order).

 
Slow Down Molasses – ‘Moon Queen’

Slow Down Molasses Tour Dates

23 June @ the Exchange, Regina, with Besnard Lakes
24 June @ SaskJazz, Amigos, Saskatoon with Built to Spill
25 June @ Real Love Summer Festival, Gimli
1 July @ Frogfest, Rocky Mountain House, AB
2 July @ 9910, Edmonton, AB
31 August @ Sebright Arms, London, UK
1 Sept @ the Cellar, Oxford, UK
2-4 Sept @ End of the Road Festival, Wiltshire, UK
8-11 Sept @ Incubate Festival, Tilburg, NL
16 September @ Amigos, Saskatoon – record release show

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Lazy Legs – ‘Visiondeath’

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Lazy Legs have unleashed their debut album ‘Visiondeath‘ (out now via Wild Patterns on cassette and digital)! The Chicago trio is Michael Tenzer (vocals/guitar), Laura Wagner (vocals/bass) and drummer Nick Piontek. Together they’ve crafted a selection of atmospheric shoegaze that’s both subtle (‘Crush’) and overblown (‘Open’ / ‘Snaketeeth’). Like their self-titled EP, Lazy Legs don’t opt to over polish their work, ‘Visiondeath’ is honest and raw. It’s a great debut, even stronger than I had expected, it gets its hooks in from the first listen. For fans of No Joy, MBV or Ringo Deathstarr.

 
Lazy Legs – ‘Visiondeath’

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Wildhoney – ‘Horror Movie’

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Mercury Girls, The Spook School, Tigercats and Wildhoney have teamed up for the new compilation EP ‘Continental Drift’ (coming August 26 via Slumberland Records & Fortuna POP!). The Baltimore quintet have contributed two exclusive tracks to the eight song collection, kicking off with ‘Horror Movie’. As the band states in the presser, ” Horror Movie’ weaves dark lyrical content with an upbeat tempo and cheerful pop melody, reflecting the experience of trying to process trauma without the luxury of time and space to fall apart. The song also evokes a sense of triumph upon arriving at a point of clarity, resisting the ongoing, relentless urge to blame oneself for an abusive relationship, and coming out on the other side stronger and wiser than before.”

Wildhoney – ‘Horror Movie’

Wildhoney Tour Dates:

7/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Literature, Infinity Girl, Weed Hounds
7/15 Boston, MA @ The Democracy Center w/ Literature, Bent Shapes
7/16 Philly, PA @ PhilaMoca w/ Literature, Hurry, Free Cake for Every Creature
8/12 Raleigh, NC @ Ruby Deluxe w/ Jenny Besets and Essex Muro
8/13 Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball Fest w/ L7, Deerhunter, Ceremony, Turnover and more
8/14 Richmond, Va @ Gallery 5 w/ Big Baby and Christi
8/26 Baltimore, MD @ The Crown w/ Soul Cannon, Creepoid, Flasher and Shinji

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Traces – ‘Imaginary Life’

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Traces new EP landed this month featuring dense layers of swooning rock and melodic shoegaze. The Montreal trio (Richard, Kerri and Patrick), first got our attention with last year’s self-titled EP and their latest is another solid listen. ‘Imaginary Life’ delivers catchy hooks that aren’t over-baked and guy/girl vocals with plenty of variety. Jump in below…

Traces – ‘Imaginary Life’

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Newmoon – ‘Head Of Stone’

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Belgium reverb rockers Newmoon serve up ‘Head Of Stone’, the lead single from their forthcoming debut album ‘Space’. The quintet released their first EP shortly after forming in 2013, going on to tour Europe with Cloakroom and Nothing (among others). Influenced by The Jesus & Mary Chain, Sunn o))) and Slowdive, Newmoon produce a widescreen sound with crossover appeal. ‘Head Of Stone’ gets under the skin with its moody tone and driving melody. ‘Space’ is out October 14 via Pias (Belgium) and Mayfly Records (USA).

 
Newmoon – ‘Head Of Stone’

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The Florist – ‘Blood Music’

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The Florist‘s new long player ‘Blood Music’ is out now featuring the lead singles ‘Disintegration’ and ‘Marigold’. The Tokyo-based shoegaze outfit aren’t afraid to push their vocal melodies to the front of the mix, serving up an accessible collection of eleven songs. It’s not all full tilt rock action, as the opener ‘Disintegration’ demonstrates. Definitely worth checking out, especially if you enjoyed the ‘Dark Entries’ LP or their ‘Middle Of Winter’ EP from 2013. ‘Blood Music’ is available now via iTunes (worldwide) and CDJapan.

 
The Florist – ‘Blood Music’

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