Panda Riot – ‘June 20th’ [Video Premiere]

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It’s super exciting to share the first look at Panda Riot’s new video ‘June 20th’! The Chicago rock act are back with a shoegaze anthem bursting with catchy vocals, fuzzy textures and a shimmering crash n’ burn ending! West Coast fans can experience it live this month at a select run of dates that include a Punk Time Punks show with Greys, and a San Francisco show with The Stargazer Lilies (as listed below). ‘June 20th’ will be available on Panda Riot’s (recently completed) new album; the release date is yet to be announced. It’s the follow up to the ‘Northern Automatic Music’ LP, one of the standout shoegaze records of 2013. No doubt their next creation will be equally impressive.

 
Panda Riot – ‘June 20th’ [Video Premiere]

Panda Riot West Coast Tour Dates

June 10th in Los Angeles at La Cita
June 11th in San Francisco at Hemlock Tavern
June 13th in Portland at High Water Mark
June 14th in Seattle at The Sunset

Visit Panda Riot @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Pinkshinyultrablast Announce UK Tour And Single

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Pinkshinyultrablast will tour throughout the United Kingdom this September (kicking off at Liverpool Psych Fest) and continuing til the Rockaway Beach Festival in October (see details at FB). Plus, the Russian dream poppers have announced that a new single called ‘Kiddy Pool Dreams’ will be out on October 2 (via Club AC30). Perhaps it’ll be pressed on transparent, wee-yellow vinyl. Get it!? Kiddy pool. Okay… moving on. Earlier this month Pinkshiny’s hit up Red Bull for an interview and some live sessions, check that out below.

 
Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Holy Forest’ [Live] (Redbull Stripped Sessions)

Visit Pinkshinyultrablast @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Lowtide – ‘Julia/Spring’

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Lowtide return with a new 7inch single (via Lost And Lonesome) and announce a run of Aussie tour dates! The Melbourne-based dream poppers teamed up with production gurus Matthew Hosking (VHS Dream) and Gareth Parton (The Go! Team, Foals) for the recording. ‘Julia’ is a re-working of the Asylum Party’s 1988 original and ‘Spring’ was tracked during sessions for Lowtide’s 2014 LP. It’s one of Lowtide’s more positive sounding songs, and an absolute gem. Hit up Facebook for August tour dates.

 
Lowtide – ‘Julia/Spring’

Visit Lowtide @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Roogaze 2015

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Melbourne lovers of noise and reverb will be converging on The Tote this Saturday (May 9) for Roogaze 2015! Gabe (of Lowtide) has assembled some of Australia’s finest shoegaze music makers for the event, including Miniatures, Kigo, Blush Response, Day Ravies, Hideous Towns, Luna Ghost and more. *wipes proud tear from eye* To get you in the mood, there’s a Roogaze playlist below and fresh videos from Blush Response and Hideous Towns! Hit up Facebook for all the details, checkout DKFM’s interview and grab tickets here! Amen.

Roogaze 2015* set times…

12:00 Day Ravies (SYD)
11:15 Contrast
10:30 Bloodhounds On My Trail
9:45 Miners (SYD)
9:00 Miniatures
8:15 Blush Response (ADEL)
7:30 Lowtide
6:45 kigo (BRIS)
6:00 Luna Ghost
5:15 Hideous Towns

*might be bigger than Woodstock.

More On Roogaze @ Facebook.

Dear Tracks – ‘Moment Of Clarity’

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Michigan jangle poppers Dear Tracks have dished up a new tune called ‘Moment Of Clarity‘ (out next week)! The song will be featured on forthcoming compilations through Drömljud Recordings, Hacktivism Records and Track And Field Records. On the back of the single, Dear Tracks have announced their first tour of the USA (see the dates below)!

 
Dear Tracks – ‘Moment Of Clarity’

Dear Tracks Tour Dates…

4-12 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
4-13 Indianapolis, IN – The Saxx Mansion
4-14 Columbus, OH – Brothers Drake Meadery
4-15 Pittsburgh, PA – The Pallas Theater
4-16 Philadelphia, PA – The Milhouse
4-17 Brooklyn, NY – Muchmores
4-18 Cleveland, OH – Candle Keep
4-19 Ferndale, MI – The New Way Bar

Visit Dear Tracks @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

The Mary Onettes – ‘Sharkbrains’ (Skewed Studio Takeout)

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The Mary Onettes are giving away an unreleased track to celebrate their first tour of the USA in almost six years. It’s sobering that the Swedish dream poppers outtakes are actually better than most folks singles! Download a copy at Soundcloud. The quartet are touring on the back of their fourth album ‘Portico’ (updated dates below).

 
The Mary Onettes – ‘Sharkbrains’ (Skewed Studio Takeout)

The Mary Onettes USA Tour Dates:

Feb 12 (Thursday) – NYC @ Cameo Gallery
Feb 13 (Friday) – DC @ House of Sweden
Feb 14 (Saturday) – Chicago @ Empty Bottle (2H)
Feb 18 (Wednesday) – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Feb 20 (Friday) – San Francisco @ Rickshaw Stop
Feb 21 (Saturday) – Los Angeles @ Bootleg Bar
Feb 22 (Sunday) – San Diego @ Soda Bar
Feb 23 (Monday) – Phoenix @ Pub Rock

Visit The Mary Onettes @ Labrador @ Facebook.