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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Haywyre - Insight



Alright...I dig Haywyre and I liked 'Insight' as soon as I heard it. Listen for yourself.



This just kicks it all up a notch. Check out the keyboard skills!



Totally impressed with the live video.

Seriously.

Check out more of his stuff below.

https://soundcloud.com/haywyre

Monday, January 26, 2015

"REVOLUTION - The Shoegaze Revival"

Revolution - The Shoegaze Revival cover art

I think I've died and gone to shoegaze heaven.

Now I'm a fan of MBV, Slowdive and Catherine Wheel as much as the next guy but I also love many newer acts like Ceremony, Sounds Of Sputnik, Wozniak and Overlake.

I am really excited that this fantastic compilation is coming out to showcase more of the "nu-gazers"

In their own words...

"Curated by UK label Ear to Ear Records and Indonesian label Gerpfast Kolektif, this compilation features 30 bands from 16 countries, covering 5 of the 6 inhabited continents. Each was selected purely on the basis of their dynamic sound, without any consideration of geographic preference, label affiliation, popularity ranking or hype. Without even one throwaway or filler track, these are all 'keepers'. 

This is not a shoegaze tribute album to MBV or Slowdive, or even The Beatles. There is simply so much greatness to the new wave of shoegaze that we’re focusing on original tracks, which showcase the immense talent of the featured bands."

Take a listen and see why this is going to be one of the best compilations out this year!













Here is the full list of bands featured on the compilation. Make sure to click on each link to find out more about each band.

Featured bands:

/orangenoise (Pakistan)  http://www.soundcloud.com/orangenoisepk
/ Sounds of Sputnik (Russia)  https://soundcloud.com/soundsofsputnik
/ The Yours (Hong Kong)  https://soundcloud.com/theyours
/ Trementina (Chile)  https://soundcloud.com/trementinachile
/ Ummagma (Canada-Ukraine)  https://soundcloud.com/ummagma
/ Digilite (Indonesia)  https://www.facebook.com/pages/DIGILITE/142935465772673
/ Jaguwar (Germany)  http://prettyinnoise.bandcamp.com/album/jaguwar-i
/ Stellarscope (USA)  https://soundcloud.com/stellarscope
/ Spool (Japan)  http://spool1991.tumblr.com/
/ Wozniak (Scotland)  https://soundcloud.com/wozniakofficial
/ Ether Feels (Japan)  http://soundcloud.com/etherfeels-1
/ Hideous Towns (Australia)  https://soundcloud.com/hideous-towns-1
/ Lights That Change (Wales, UK)  http://lightsthatchange.bandcamp.com/
/ Damascus (Indonesia)      https://soundcloud.com/damascus-noise
/ Weird. (Italy)  http://lightsthatchange.bandcamp.com/
/ Hermetic Delight (France)  https://soundcloud.com/hermeticdelight
/ Rev Rev Rev (Italy) https://soundcloud.com/revrevrev
/ The Evening Primrose (Hong Kong)  http://theeveningprimrose.bandcamp.com/
/ Stella Diana (Italy)  http://www.soundcloud.com/stella-diana-1
/ Seaside (Indonesia)  https://soundcloud.com/seaside_indonesia
/ Blood Lips (UK)  https://soundcloud.com/blood-lips
/ Magao (Japan)   https://soundcloud.com/magao_shoegaze
/ Clustersun (Italy)  http://soundcloud.com/Clustersun
/ Duelectrum (Brazil)  https://duelectrum1.bandcamp.com/
/ Intenna (Indonesia) http://www.soundcloud.com/intenna
/ Robsongs (Brazil)   https://soundcloud.com/robsongs1
/ Slow Motion Picture (USA)  https://soundcloud.com/slowmotionpicture
/ Thud (Hong Kong) http://wearethud.tumblr.com/
/ Sharesprings (Indonesia)  https://sharesprings.bandcamp.com/
/ Puna (Peru)  https://puna.bandcamp.com/

Here's a video teaser for the project as well...



You will be able to download it HERE (for free) on February 11th!

Let's work on getting this compilation into as many hands (and ears) as possible.

Long Live Shoegaze!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

http://www.soundcloud.com/eartoearrecords

http://eartoearrecords.co.uk/album/revolution-the-shoegaze-revival


Moon King



Fans of this blog will know I am a sucker for shoegaze and dream pop and Moon King's new single, 'Roswell' is a perfect combination of both.

LISTEN TO THIS NOW!!



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

I can't wait for their full length album to be released later this year.

https://moon-king.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/moon_king

Filter Distortion




I grew up in the 80's and I love all the 80's influenced bands that are coming out now. Filter Distortion is one of those bands and they are doing a great job of distinguishing themselves. I mean...If I didn't know any better I'd think this WAS an 80's band from my youth that I had somehow overlooked.

Here is a preview of their new album, Transition,









BUY THE ALBUM HERE!

RECOMMENDED!!

I hope to hear a lot more from these guys in the future!

http://www.filterdistortion.co.uk/

https://soundcloud.com/filterdistortion

Young Summer



Here is the newest single from Young Summer.

Fans of Broods or A Fine Frenzy will dig this...I know I do. Smooth vocals and nostalgic synth sounds combine to create a fantastic track.



The rest of her album, 'Sirens', is pretty sweet too...oh and it's out now!

BUY IT HERE!!

https://soundcloud.com/youngsummer


Friday, January 23, 2015

Version Big-Fi - Shine

Shine cover art

I'm a huge fan of Dub and I also happen to be quite the anglophile so when Version Big-Fi, a fantastic Dub outfit from the UK, releases a new single...I am a very happy man.

Here is their new single entitled 'Shine'.



Here's my favorite remix.



Buy them (and two more remixes) HERE!!!

Here is an awesome remix they did of New Order's 'Blue Monday'.



Check out some of their other great work HERE!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

http://www.big-fi.co.uk/

https://soundcloud.com/dubtronic

Fraser A. Gorman



This is an outstanding demo from folk-blues artist Fraser A Gorman.



Here is the video for his song, "Book Of Love".



I can't wait to hear more from this guy.

RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/frasergorman


Delta​Foxx



I'm a sucker for synth heavy electro house and DeltaFoxx deliver in spades.

Try to listen to this without shakin' your booty!



Here is a great remix of Daft Punk's "Lose Yourself To Dance".



https://soundcloud.com/deltafoxx














The Shopengauers



The Shopengauers have just release this catchy little pop-house track,"Start Again".



This has had me tapping my feet and bobbing my head all day!

Find more of their cool tunes below.

https://soundcloud.com/shopengauers




Juliet Lyons



This is the newest single from Juliet Lyons.  It's a perfect soundtrack to the overcast weather in my area today.

She's got an amazing voice!



She recently had a song featuring her vocal talents included in the new Cinderella movie. Seems like more people noticed her talents!!

https://soundcloud.com/julietlyons

http://www.julietlyons.com/

Vimes



I am really digging the new single from Cologne based electronic duo Vimes. It's moody, edgy and groovy as hell.




Here are a few of their other tunes to get you hooked!





https://soundcloud.com/vimes

Dave Fol

Guilt Erotica cover art

This is an outstanding solo project from Flower Cult member Dave Fol.

Very chill...very good.





Download it HERE!!

http://davefol.com/

https://davefol.bandcamp.com/music

https://soundcloud.com/davefol/




Mermaid in China



Mermaid In China (I love the name!) are churning out lovely bits of indie-pop.  I expect to see their name in a lot of press over the next year. These guys have loads of talent.

Really outstanding stuff.







RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/mermaidinchina

http://mermaidinchina.com/




Flatsitter




Get ready to strap yourself in for one hell of a wild ride. Flatsitter has released a fantastic ambient album that is also an interactive experience.

In their own words...

"Audio-visual artists Flatsitter (from Buffalo, NY) launched {appear:up:here}, a debut EP that includes an interactive web experience for users and the option to receive a 5.1 surround sound version. The album, recorded in October 2014 at the Institute of Electronic Arts, can be described as a series of ethereal electronic meditations comprised of layered vocals, wafting guitar, and tonal formations generated from an analog synthesizer. The interactive experience, available on Flatsitter’s website, (appear.flatsitter.com), envelops users in dreamlike environments that reflect the titles of each track, named after cloud formations."

Here is a taste of the music.



See the links below for the full experience.

Put on your headphones, turn off the lights and enjoy.

Listen & Interact: appear.flatsitter.com

Listen & Download: flatsitter.bandcamp.com


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Sunshine Spectacular



The Sunshine Spectacular is a lovely little group from Australia. Fans of Royksopp will be right at home with the indie-electro sounds these guys are making.

This has been on repeat in my car all week.

I LOVE THIS!



Here is a great remix from Safariari.



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://www.facebook.com/thesunshinespectacular

https://soundcloud.com/thesunshinespectacular










Springh



If you love funky experimental rock (like I do) then let me introduce you to Springh.





https://soundcloud.com/springh

https://www.facebook.com/springhsong

Hayley Kiyoko - This Side Of Paradise (Rogue Vogue Remix)



Rogue Vogue has done a wicked little remix of Haley Kiyoko's tune 'This Side Of Paradise'.

Turn it up!



Download it HERE!!

https://soundcloud.com/roguevogue

https://soundcloud.com/hayleykiyoko




Shy For Shore - Steal My Car



I posted about these guys last summer but they are back with new music and I love as much as I did before...if not even more.

Take a listen for yourself and see why I'm getting all emotional over these two.



RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/shyforshore


The Capture Effect



Fans of Bloc Party and the Klaxons will love The Capture Effect (which is also a phenomenon associated with FM reception in which only the stronger of two signals at, or near, the same frequency will be demodulated).

'London's Burning' is the newest single from the five-piece London based band.

Their electro-synth sound is full of energy and emotion and should get anyone moving!



https://soundcloud.com/abadgeoffriendship

https://www.facebook.com/thecaptureffect

Teen Daze - A World Away

A World Away cover art

The newest release from Teen Daze just dropped and it's more of the ambient electro-pop you know and love.

Squeeeeeee!





Buy it HERE!!

RECOMMENDED!!!

https://teendaze.bandcamp.com/music

https://soundcloud.com/teendaze