Vet Trip – ‘Swimming In Machines’

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Austin shoegazers Vet Trip recently delivered their first full length ‘Swimming In Machines‘. It’s a solid debut, so chances are you’re already all over it! The foursome posted the lead single ‘Finland’ back in April and have backed it up with the spacey opener ‘No Smile’, the stormy and dissonant ‘I’m Your Shadow’, as well as the poppier songs ‘Fall Away’ and ‘Sunny Wigs’. Stream in full below…

 
Vet Trip – ‘Swimming In Machines’

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Golden Graves – ‘Moon Man’

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Austin’s Golden Graves have delivered their latest EP ‘Be Safe’ featuring the jangle/surf/shoegazer ‘Moon Man’. It’s the second EP from the foursome since they formed in 2013. Since then Golden Graves have played shows alongside Ringo Deathstarr, Bloody Knives, and some other bands you may (or may not) like! The ‘Be Safe‘ EP sounds very close to a DIIV record at times, but I’m enjoying it regardless. There’s many messy, melodic moments with plenty of charm; ‘Moon Man’ is one of them.

 
Golden Graves – ‘Moon Man’ [‘Be Safe’ EP Stream]

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True Widow – ‘O.O.T.P.V.’

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The doom rock of True Widow returns this month with their latest album ‘AVVOLGERE’ (out through Relapse on September 23). The Texan sludgegazers serve up another heavy hitter in ‘O.O.T.P.V.’, which follows the lead single ‘Theurgist’. It’s good to have them back, I often return to my all-time fave True Widow tune; ‘Skull Eyes‘.

 
True Widow – ‘O.O.T.P.V.’

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Everything Fades – ‘Black Metallic’ [Catherine Wheel Cover]

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Everything Fades have given the Catherine Wheel their own Texan touch on ‘Black Metallic’; the lead track from the ‘Strange Fruits‘ tribute compilation, and their new split single release (available here). The song was originally released on Catherine Wheel’s first full length ‘Ferment’ back in ’92. The Everything Fades version is pretty close to the original, only with more sunken vocals n’ verb! The b-side is a remix of ‘Here’s To A New Tomorrow’, the opener to Everything Fades double EP (released back in April).

 
Everything Fades – ‘Black Metallic’ [Catherine Wheel Cover]

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Rei Clone – ‘Wet’

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After forming a little over a year ago, Rei Clone have already delivered their second EP ‘Wet‘ featuring ‘Dreaming Of Nagato’. The Texas shoegaze act pour it on thick, with dense layers of lo-fi noise and sugarly vocals on top. Last year the quintet posted their debut self-titled EP and have been swift in following it up. This one’s not for the fainthearted, there’s loads of raw and unrelenting moments. It sounds like they had loads of fun in the studio! Jump into the EP stream below…

 
Rei Clone – ‘Wet’ [EP Stream]

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VVOES – ‘Get Your Life’

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Introducing VVOES, a four piece from Texas with a sound somewhere between post-punk, surf rock and shoegaze! Their debut EP ‘Get Your Life’ is available now, with support from Overblown, Central Track, Forth Worth Weekly and Dallas Observer. Jump into the stream below…

 
VVOES – ‘Get Your Life’ [EP Stream]

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