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SBWR RETURNS

After a month in the wilderness, SBWR returns. Needless to say, seeing the Himalayas at sunrise from the top of a mountain was amazing. There’s a massive amount of artsy ice and mountain photos ready to be plastered all over these pages! Yawwwwn. Now back to business – there’s a lot to catch up on, with album releases from Black Hearted Brother, Tape Deck Mountain, The Stargazer Lilies and Boardwalk plus new singles from The Fauns, Flyying Colours and many more. Over the next week there will be a bunch of re-caps (so feel free to curse the screen if its old news to you). Apologies to those who haven’t had an email response or post as yet! Perhaps re-submit in a week if I miss your big tune. Thanks.

 

Music from Melody’s Echo Chamber, Tearjerker and more…

Tearjerker – ‘Door’

Remember Tearjerker’s top shelf record ‘Rare‘ from late last year? Well, they’re back with an EP called ‘Hiding’ featuring ‘Door’. This is a lovely tune, for fans of Dinosaur Jr, Meat Puppets and laid back fuzz fiends!

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Cloud Seeding Feat. Nadine Carina – ‘The Light’

Brooklyn-based artist Kevin Serra works his guitar magic under the moniker Cloud Seeding. For his latest single ‘The Light’, Serra teams up with vocalist Nadine Carina. The result premiered on Simon Raymonde’s radio show (Cocteau Twins), available via Bleek Records now.

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Melody’s Echo Chamber – ‘Some Time Alone, Alone’

The self-titled debut by Melody’s Echo Chamber was released state side via Fat Possum earlier this month. Europe will have their turn when Domino distributes it on November 5. The well received collection of psych’ed out pop includes the single ‘Crystallized’ and the vintage styled album cut ‘Some Time Alone, Alone’. Stream the whole record at NPR.

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Jessie Ruins – ‘Dream Analysis’

The opener ‘Dream Analysis’ from Tokyo trio Jessie Ruins‘ EP, out now via Captured Tracks. For fans of darkwave, coldwave, or lo-fi electronic tunes in general.

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Orange Blossom Flyover – ‘Near Beyond Alone’

Woozy, lo-fi rocker from Massachusetts-based artist Ryan Scally aka Orange Blossom Flyover. Grab a free download or head to Bandcamp for more.

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Wheat Fields – EP Teaser [Video]

Tripped out video from Aussie psych, meets dream pop act Wheat Fields (from their forthcoming EP ‘Begonia Walls’).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgK6nwGYyVc

Desert Stars – ‘Boys I Like’ [Video]

This is one of my favourite tracks of the year. Yep, I said it. Now Desert Stars have finally put out a video! The New York dream poppers have released a few tunes online but that’s it for now. More please!

Fresh tunes…

Another brief list of notables from a mountain of releases… get your click on!

Stumbleine Feat. Steffaloo – ‘Fade Into You’

The folks at RCRD LBL are giving away a Mazzy Star cover by Stumbleine and Steffaloo (pick it up here). The British electronic producer releases his new album ‘Spiderwebbed’ on October 29 via Monotreme Records, hear more at Bandcamp.

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Gravenhurst – ‘Paint A Face’

Another cover for you, this time it’s Gravenhurst’s buzzing take on Neil Halstead’s (Slowdive / Mojave 3) ‘Paint A Face’. The spilt single (together with Beach Fossils ‘Alison’) will be released on September 25 via Sonic Cathedral Recordings.

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FPRF – ‘Crystallization Point’

Brilliant new single ‘Crystallization Point‘ from Russian shoegaze act FPRF. Keep an ear out for their self-titled full length on vinyl and digital soon!

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Wild Smiles – ‘Tangled Hair’

Reverb swamped garage rock courtesy of the UK’s Wild Smiles. ‘Tangled Hair’ is taken from the upcoming EP, due October 7 via Nude Spoons Records.

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Folo – ‘Sirens’

‘Sirens’ is the dynamic opener from Folo’s new album ‘The Secret Message’. The Israeli four piece cross borders between folk, post rock and shoegaze… download at Bandcamp.

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Orca Orca – ‘Swan Song’

Jimmy Hewitt’s Orca Orca turn one tomrrow – happy birthday to you!! Grab your free download of the dream popper ‘Swan Song’ to celebrate! Woot!

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Mini Dresses – ‘Hot Sun’

Mini Dresses is a super cute name for a girl band. Agreed? Especially when its an ethereal dream pop act in the vein of Cocteau Twins. That brings us to ‘Hot Sun’, a summer recording (literally). Mini Dresses hail from Austin, Texas and released this single together with ‘Post Office Girl’. Pick them up here and let the audio elves happily tip toe their way about your eardrums!

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Victories At Sea – ‘Poles Apart’ [Video]

 

Catching up on lost time…

After a month offline… it’s time to suck it up and go back to school! The inbox is choked with tunes, the hard drive is heating up and I have no idea where I’m going with this sentence. So without further fumbling, here’s a snapshot of some recent releases during the SBWR hiatus. Meanwhile, the new Ringo Deathstarr record is begging for a spin – more on that later!

Teen Daze Feat. Frankie Rose – ‘Union’

Teen Daze and Frankie Rose have teamed up to create a musical baby of ragged brilliance! Available on Teen Daze’s record ‘Inner Mansions’, available November 6 (pre-order here).

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Soft Moon – ‘Insides’

The nightmarish sounds of Luis Vasquez are back, pick up The Soft Moon’s new LP ‘Zeros’ via Captured Tracks on Oct 30 (US) Nov 5 (World).

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The Oyster Murders – ‘The Water In Your Blood’

Debut album ‘Winter Of The Electric Sun‘ by dreamy Australian act, The Oyster Murders.

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Dinosaur Jr – ‘See It On Your Side’

The epic closer from Dinosaur Jr’s latest ‘I Bet On Sky’, via Jagjaguwar.

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Toy – ‘Colours Running Out’

Brit fuzz rockers Toy have released their debut album via Heavenly/Rough Trade, pick it up here!

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Lazy Room – ‘Narrative’

Dream pop and shoegaze awesomeness collide on Lazy Room’s latest record ‘Native Narrative’. Pick it up via Patetico Recordings.

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IO Echo – ‘Carnation’

L.A newcomers IO Echo are soon to release their debut record via Iamsound. ‘Carnation’ features the talents of The Drums’ Jonny Pierce.

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MVNICH – ‘Magnicide’

Spanish space rockers MVNICH open their latest record ‘INA’ with ‘Magnicide’, stream the whole thing here.

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Astrobrite – ‘Jawbreaker’

Thick and lavish shoegazing noise from Astrobrite’s EP ‘8 Candy’, available now.

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Wild Nothing – ‘Paradise’

The lastest single from Wild Nothing’s sophmore record ‘Nocturne’, out now via Captured Tracks.

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Orange Noise – ‘I Don’t Know’

Blissed out rock from Pakistan’s Orange Noise, new album ‘A Journey To The Heart Of The Matter‘ released this week.

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R.M. Hendrix – ‘Last Days Of Black’

Sludgey rock from R.M. Hendrix’s new EP ‘Pink Skin’, released this week by Solar Underground Music.

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Video round-up!

So much to watch and so few eyeballs! Here’s a collection of weird, wobbly and wonderful music vids released of late. May not be workplace friendly. Not that you watch videos at work.

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS – ‘LEAVING TOMORROW’

SIGUR ROS – ‘SERAPH’

THE RAVEONETTES – ‘THE ENEMY’

RINGO DEATHSTARR – ‘RIP’

ECHO LAKE – ‘WILD PEACE’

MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER – ‘I FOLLOW YOU’

HOLOGRAMS – ‘FEVER’

TOY – ‘LOSE MY WAY’

ICE CHOIR – ‘A VISION OF HELL’

DINOSAUR JR. – ‘WATCH THE CORNERS’

FIGHT BITE – ‘CHARLOTTE IRIS’

LOTUS PLAZA – ‘BLACK BUZZ’

DIIV – ‘DOUSED’