Stream: Lull – Nouvelle

The term shoegaze is too freely used these days. A sort of catch-all box formerly known as “indie” and “alternative”. Then again, for London’s own Lull, the genre does fit, but it’s only part of the outfit. The rest of the dashing clothes include a vest weaved with a harsher colour of dream pop, where the harmonic arrangements envelop a sound that conveys yearning. Traces of Chamber Pop are on display … Continue reading Stream: Lull – Nouvelle

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Premiere: Moving Panoramas – Radar.

The amazing Austin trio, Moving Panoramas, return with another video, this time around for the mesmerising ‘Radar’. One of the more introspective songs from One, (our review) ‘Radar’ re-visits those wistful moments when yearning takes over your mind. Reality blurs aways, trascending into a hazy territory, full of wonder and dread. Just like swimming into unknown waters, whether from a lake or lonesome municipal pool, something might be … Continue reading Premiere: Moving Panoramas – Radar.

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Video: Car Crash Sisters – All my friends live underwater

Because New Jersey ain’t the whole world, like Mark Kozelek said, and because Mexico City definitely isn’t Mexico (that’s what my grampa used to say), we’d like to introduce you to a lovely band from the fine city of Aguascalientes called Car Crash Sisters.  Part Amusement Parks on Fire, part Cocteau Twins and mostly themselves, Car Crash Sisters gaze into a singularity and come out unscathed, surrounded by swirling effects and the … Continue reading Video: Car Crash Sisters – All my friends live underwater

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Stream: Correatown – True North

We’ve been fans of the dream pop misadventures (the best kind of adventures!) of Correatown, from the halcyon days of Pleiades  to the sobering Sleep and other drugs, it’s been a great trip. And said trip is still going strong. After a spot of refuelling, Correatown is back with a brand new video, ‘True North’, a little taster of a new album called Embrace the Fuzzy Unknown. The previous … Continue reading Stream: Correatown – True North

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The Lost Gem: The Sundays – Reading, Writing & Arithmetic

  Reading, Writing & Arithmetic came out in January of 1990. I wasn’t into any popular music back in those days, I mostly listened to classical music or Crí Crí (obviously) while scrambling to finish homework. I wouldn’t find about The Sundays until 1994, during what I call The Perfect Summer. A trip to Great Britain and Ireland, fantastic films (The Crow, True Lies, The … Continue reading The Lost Gem: The Sundays – Reading, Writing & Arithmetic

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Stream: Motes – Keep it in the dark

Motes are from Urbana, Illinois. Motes play dream pop (#notshoegaze). Motes might like your shoes, but prefer making dreamy music. Keep it in the dark is their brand new album, out on May 23rd and you can stream two tracks, ‘Great Lake’ and ‘Freeway’ right now on Bandcamp. Keep it in the dark was recorded at Earth Analog (aka Casa de Talbot!) and should please … Continue reading Stream: Motes – Keep it in the dark

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Review: Echodrone – Five

Outside, the snow was falling slowly. A morning that started overcast soon gave a small warning of sleet, following by a decisively strong flurry. The usual silence that greeted me on my walk through the city’s shortcuts was replaced by an ululating whisper that turned into howls in the narrow ginnels. Still, I managed to be early and I could see the fluffy snowflakes circling … Continue reading Review: Echodrone – Five

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Review: Generationals – Alix

If there’s one thing I’ve observed in the last eight or so years that I’ve been moving in this side of the quill called “music reviewing” is that genres come back from the dead, sometimes wanting to eat the brains of innocent victims, other times just wanting to get the recognition they didn’t get the first time around. Enter Generationals, a duo who delve into … Continue reading Review: Generationals – Alix

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