Blushing – ‘Weak’ [EP]

Blushing have delivered their confident sophomore EP ‘Weak’ (out via Austin Town Hall Records). It was recorded at Bad Wolf Recordings in Texas, and arrives a year after their debut EP ‘Tether’ first impressed. The Texans launched the EP on the weekend with a show alongside Ringo Deathstarr, also Austin natives. Since forming 2015 the quartet have walked a line between indie, dream pop and shoegaze. They are uniquely comprised of two husband and wife pairs. Kudos to them. I’d be arguing too much to create! Rather, Blushing craft solid melodies that are influenced by acts like the Cocteau Twins and The Sundays. They balance the pretty with the gritty; from the sugary and dreamy ‘Bliss’ to the noisier ‘Hidden Places’. The digital, vinyl and cassette varieties are available now.

Blushing – ‘Weak’ [EP Stream]

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Vet Trip – ‘Swimming In Machines’


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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