Lights That Change – ‘Voices’

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Ear To Ear Records presents ‘Voices‘, the latest single from Lights That Change! Summoning the spirit of This Mortal Coil, Dance Can Dance and Cocteau Twins, this dream popper has an 80s feel with a dark edge that reaches into the depths. Lights That Change is the work of Welsh music maker Marc Joy, who is joined on ‘Voices’ by vocalist Rebecca Plain (of Golden Fable) and Mal Holmes (of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark).

 
Lights That Change – ‘Voices’

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93MillionMilesFromTheSun – ‘Watch Her Fall’

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Fans of 93MillionMilesFromTheSun are in for a treat, the Doncaster act have delivered the new EP ‘Watch Her Fall‘ with an LP just around the corner! The strength of ‘Breathe Again’ is a testament to the quality of the recording sessions. Jump into the four tracker below…

 
93MillionMilesFromTheSun – ‘Watch Her Fall’ [EP Stream]

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Leave The Planet – ‘Winter Sleep’

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New Yorkers are in for a treat this week, Beliefs, Wildhoney, Dead Leaf Echo and Leave The Planet are playing the Cake Shop on Wednesday. This is the first stateside tour for Leave The Planet and kicks off on the back of their ‘Winter Sleep’ single (available February 3 thanks to Kanine Records). The London-based duo (Nathalia Bruno and Jack Milwaukee) have also posted a new video, which follows last year’s single ‘Coasts’. Both songs point to an exciting debut full length, a must for lovers of shoegaze and dream pop.

 
Leave The Planet – ‘Winter Sleep’ [Video]

Leave The Planet – Upcoming US Show Dates:

Wednesday Feb. 4 (Cake Shop)
Thursday Feb. 5 (Shea Stadium)
Saturday Feb. 7 (The Crown in Baltimore)
Wednesday Feb. 11 (Pianos)
Thursday Feb. 12 (Philadelphia at Bourbon and Branch)
Saturday Feb. 14 (Brooklyn Nite Bazaar)
Monday Feb. 16 (Palisades)

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Blind Mr. Jones – ‘Tatooine’

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Saint Marie Records is celebrating the 20th Anniversary release of Blind Mr. Jones‘ classic album ‘Tatooine’ (on CD and Vinyl). This is the first time the album has been available on wax, now fully remastered with sexy artwork! The British shoegazers drew comparisons to Ride and Slowdive at the time, one of their defining features was the inclusion of a flutist. As Last fm puts it, they were “jokingly referred to as the Jethro Tull of shoegazing for their frequent use of flute”. Jump into the full LP stream below and hit up Saint Marie for a copy!

 
Blind Mr. Jones – ‘Tatooine’ (20th Anniversary Edition Stream)

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The Virgance – ‘Hiko Shrine’

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Last October we had a listen to ‘Propulsion Lab Part 1‘ by British shoegazer The Virgance. This week, the solo artist releases his second album ‘Hiko Shrine‘, an ode to instrumental drone, shoegaze and experimental noise. It’s the work of Nathan Smith, who debuted his work as The Virgance on last year’s ‘Lost Continent‘ LP. His latest is a melodic step forward whilst keeping a foot in the lo-fi waters of his debut. It’s not for the casual listener, just because there’s an absence of vocals doesn’t mean it’s background music! The Virgance is a textured, visceral experience that’s best consumed as a whole. Listening through one song doesn’t do it justice. Stream the rest below or grab a copy at Bandcamp.

 
The Virgance – ‘Hiko Shrine’

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High Tide 15:47 – ‘Shade Of Blue’

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British trio High Tide 15:47 have supported an impressive list of live acts this year including The Besnard Lakes, Eagulls and Younghusband. Today the band have revealed ‘Shade Of Blue’ (as premiered by Gold Flake Paint). It’s a brooding reverb rocker with a stadium built chorus and loads of promise! Keep an ear out for High Tide 15:47’s debut EP, out next month.

 
High Tide 15:47 – ‘Shade Of Blue’

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