Orange Crate Art – ‘Clang Associations’

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Who’s Orange Crate Art!? And no, not the Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks album, I’m talking the mysterious collection of eclectic shoegaze gems that’s popped online this year. If you take a listen, I’m sure you’ll be impressed. The artwork isn’t terribly polished but the tunes are amazing! There’s been four EPs and an album released since February (explore here). After some sleuthing, turns out Orange Crate Art is the work of Swedish solo artist Toby Bernsand (a touring member of LKWRM). Toby tells Lazer Guided Melody that these releases have been recorded over many years but never properly released, with some “eight or nine” albums yet to see the light of day (*paging A&R reps*)!

 
Orange Crate Art – ‘Clang Associations’

Visit Orange Crate Art @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Star Horse – ‘Slower Now’

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Swedish shoegazers Star Horse have been lighting up our eardrums since 2012 with their woozy Scandinavian melodies. This week the foursome delivered their new single (and video), ‘Slower Now’. Director David Guvå has given them a slickly produced video which the brilliant tune so rightly deserves! Great to see Star Horse being recognized and continuing to grow, grab the digital or 7 inch pressing here.

 
Star Horse – ‘Slower Now’

Visit Star Horse @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Westkust – ‘Easy’

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Westkust have delivered their new LP ‘Last Forever’ featuring the stand out lead track ‘Swirl’ and the equally loveable ‘Weekends’, ‘Easy’ and ‘Jonna’. The Swedish band produce twee noise poppers at a relentless pace with catchy boy/girl vocals. The digital is up for grabs now, with vinyl pressings from Sweden’s Luxury, and now from Run For Cover Records (USA). ‘Last Forever’ is easy to fall for – find out for yourself (full stream below)…

 
Westkust – ‘Easy’ [‘Last Forever’ LP Stream]

Visit Westkust @ Bandcamp @ Luxury @ Run For Cover @ Facebook.

Westkust – ‘Swirl’ / ‘Weekends’

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Swedish noise poppers Westkust have posted two tracks (‘Swirl’ and ‘Weekends’) from their forthcoming debut album ‘Last Forever’. The Gotheburg quintet have honed their punk meets shoegaze sound since forming in 2010, so far with a 7inch and EP under their belt. Stereogum recently premiered ‘Swirl’, also giving the thumbs up to Makthaverskan (a post punk band that features two members of Westkust). Needless to say, with explosive tunes like this I’m sure the first Swedish vinyl pressing will disappear fast! ‘Last Forever’ will be released via Swedish label Luxury on April 22, Run For Cover Records will distribute it to the USA later in the year (more @ Bandcamp).

 
Westkust – ‘Swirl’ / ‘Weekends’

Visit Westkust @ Bandcamp @ Luxury @ Facebook.