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The new Lowtide album is finally out. So that’s a celebration. The Ride EP is finally fully released, so that’s a celebration. The new Dead Vibrations is in hand, and it’s got glorious fuzz all over it. Brilliant new music from Dean Garcia’s new side-piece, Blurred City Lights, and today’s release of the debut LP of Daydream Cathedral. WARM, Night Flowers, VLMV, The Voices, Seventeen Years, epic bends from Prisms, plus Fun With Ether, Castlebeat, Nova Flares, June Pastel, Dramatic Pause, Candace, Great Black Night, Vyva Melinkolya, Foliage, Indoor Voices, Burning House, COSme, Panophonic, Burr, and Cherry Coloured. Plus we boost some classics from Parrot Dream, Purple Heart Parade, and we celebrate the newest compilation from TBTCI Records, a tribute to Starflyer 59. We’re well booked!

And that’s in addition to last week’s new adds, including Cosmic Child, Never Come Downs, Eyes No Eyes, Say Sue Me, Modern Time Machines, Kill the Moose, DAODA, Nova Flares, Soft Wounds, SeiSui, Kraus, Angel Falls, Expelled from Space, Céus de Abril, otom, KLASS II, Echo Ladies, Themilo, Makthaverskan and Anna Burch. All of these things will not fit. But we’ll try!

New Tracks Weekend kicks off 8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, and continuing through Sunday at midnight Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Remember, you can listen listen via the station playlist page at DKFM,  on Shoutcast, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Plus we have our NEW branded apps for Apple’s iOS and Android: listeners can vote on all the new tracks, helping us determine what graduates to permanent rotation. Your voice counts! Or load up the “Internet Radio” tab of your iTunes desktop client, and you’ll find DKFM Shoegaze Radio under ‘Alternative’. You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed, as we’re live-tweeting every track on our sub-Twitter DKFMTracks account. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed. Keep up with our new Facebook group for real-time discussions of what you’ve heard, and sound off!

And, as always, thanks for listening, and thank you for your support!
Check out the brand new updated DKFM apps for iOS and Android here!

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Portland, Maine’s Crystal Canyon continue to impress, and generate good press worldwide for their hazy melodies and sweet harmonies. Multiple singles from their self-titled debut album continue to climb our airplay charts, and our listeners are paying attention to this talented squad. As a Valentine’s gift to fans, Crystal Canyon today allowed us the video premiere for their epic single, “Sometimes Summertime”, and it’s a beauty. If you’re socked in due to challenging winter conditions, this visual deftly directed by David Camlin is sure to thaw your hearts.

Sometimes Summertime, Crystal Canyon from Crystal Canyon on Vimeo.

This impressive group is fronted by Lynda Mandolyn and Todd Hutchisen, both sharing guitar and vocal duties, and ably anchored by Jeremy Smith on bass, and Hayes Porterfield on drums. Crystal Canyon is certainly making waves in 2018, and is sure to make a significant dent in our year-end best-of lists this year. The buzz is well deserved, as the tunefulness is evident from track to track.

Follow Crystal Canyon via their website, on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with their efforts, and get your own copy of the debut LP on Bandcamp in digital, cassette, or limited edition white vinyl. Our highest recommendation!

New music, fresh broadcast premieres. We’re loaded for the weekend, and anxious to share! First premiere: Singapore’s Cosmic Child (pictured above), whose second LP Blue lands on 24 February in multiple formats, on the Middle Class Cigars label. Next premiere: two new and sparkling tracks from the upcoming debut album from Never Come Downs. The Abyss LP arrives on CD 16 February on the Dut Dut Dut Dut label (we report, you decide), and follows two strong singles we’ve already pushed on our air. But so much more: new singles from Eyes No Eyes, Say Sue Me, Modern Time Machines, Kill the Moose, DAODA, Nova Flares, Soft Wounds, SeiSui, Kraus, Angel Falls, Expelled from Space, Céus de Abril, otom, and KLASS II. Plus we’ll catch up with the most recent releases from Echo Ladies, Themilo, Makthaverskan and Anna Burch. We’re overbooked.

And that’s in addition to last week’s fresh additions, including Collapse, Away Forward, All About Rockets, Sonder, Bolinas, Dama Scout, Frankenchrist, dreamswell, Daysee, Creature In The Spiral, Meringue, Nameless Dreampop, Nurse, Pale Shade, Relay Tapes, Tapeworms, Uniforms, Warm, Fuzzy Feeling, Vacations, Wild Meadows, Zombie Girlfriend, Lowtide, and Wozniak.

New Tracks Weekend kicks off 8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, and continuing through Sunday at midnight Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Remember, you can listen listen via the station playlist page at DKFM,  on Shoutcast, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Plus we have our NEW branded apps for Apple’s iOS and Android: listeners can vote on all the new tracks, helping us determine what graduates to permanent rotation. Your voice counts! Or load up the “Internet Radio” tab of your iTunes desktop client, and you’ll find DKFM Shoegaze Radio under ‘Alternative’. You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed, as we’re live-tweeting every track on our sub-Twitter DKFMTracks account. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed. Keep up with our new Facebook group for real-time discussions of what you’ve heard, and sound off!

And, as always, thanks for listening, and thank you for your support!
Check out the brand new updated DKFM apps for iOS and Android here!

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Bounty. So much new material, Among the stars we celebrate this weekend: the new EP from Collapse (pictured above), and striking new tunes we’ve somehow not been aware of ’til now from Toronto’s Away Forward. New releases abound from All About Rockets, Sonder, Bolinas, Dama Scout, Frankenchrist, dreamswell, Daysee, Creature In The Spiral, Meringue, Nameless Dreampop (actual band name!), Nurse, Pale Shade, Relay Tapes, Tapeworms, Uniforms, Warm, Fuzzy Feeling, Vacations, Wild Meadows (taking a turn toward psych, it seems), Zombie Girlfriend and Lowtide. Plus we’re deep into the new TBTCI compilation celebrating Sara Records. And we’ll plug in some Wozniak classics from last year that we simply hadn’t got hands on yet. That’s remedied, and the listeners win.

And that only adds to last week’s fresh haul, including Angel Falls, Bellavista, Blackflower, Nostalgist, Fawns of Love, Launder (Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV), Night Flowers, Blushing, Echodrone and Crystal Canyon. As usual, more music than time to spin it all for you.

New Tracks Weekend kicks off 8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, and continuing through Sunday at midnight Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Remember, you can listen listen via the station playlist page at DKFM,  on Shoutcast, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Plus we have our NEW branded apps for Apple’s iOS and Android: listeners can vote on all the new tracks, helping us determine what graduates to permanent rotation. Your voice counts! Or load up the “Internet Radio” tab of your iTunes desktop client, and you’ll find DKFM Shoegaze Radio under ‘Alternative’. You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed, as we’re live-tweeting every track on our sub-Twitter DKFMTracks account. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed. Keep up with our new Facebook group for real-time discussions of what you’ve heard, and sound off!

And, as always, thanks for listening, and thank you for your support!
Check out the brand new updated DKFM apps for iOS and Android here!

Didn’t get the gear you wanted at Christmas? We’ve got it!

New and pre-release singles dropped from the heavens this week, and there’s a veritable plethora of them. Angel Falls, Bellavista, Blackflower, Nostalgist, Fawns of Love, Launder (Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV), Night Flowers… so much so new. Plus the full release of the Blushing debut EP dropped late last night, and the control room dances about. And the full albums from Echodrone and Crystal Canyon finally see release, and there’s so much to dig into. We’ll cover it all.

And that’s in addition to last weekend’s fresh material, including Lebend, Expelled from Space, Moscow Olympics, Tape Deck Mountain, Yuragi, Spirettes, Teenage Wrist, Movie Brain, Sweam, Eyes Behind the Veil, King Woman, Blaire, Moon Loves Honey, Dirty Sidewalks, notme, Anajunno, Terry vs. Tori, Tide Bends, daysee, ‘Parks, Squares and Alleys’, and much more.

New Tracks Weekend kicks off 8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, and continuing through Sunday at midnight Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Remember, you can listen listen via the station playlist page at DKFM,  on Shoutcast, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Plus we have our branded apps for Apple’s iOSAndroid and Blackberry: listeners can vote on all the new tracks, helping us determine what graduates to permanent rotation. Your voice counts! Or load up the “Internet Radio” tab of your iTunes desktop client, and you’ll find DKFM Shoegaze Radio under ‘Alternative’. You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed, as we’re live-tweeting every track on our sub-Twitter DKFMTracks account. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed. Keep up with our new Facebook group for real-time discussions of what you’ve heard, and sound off!

And, as always, thanks for listening, and thank you for your support! Check out the brand new updated DKFM apps for iOS and Android here!

Didn’t get the gear you wanted at Christmas? We’ve got it!

The sparkling Bay Area trio Bellavista had a pretty big 2017, dropping their long-awaited album Sun and Skyway last June, to much critical acclaim. So it came as a bit of a shock that the lads already had a follow-up single waiting in the wings. If you’ve worn out the grooves on the LP, Bellavista is far from done. DKFM is well proud to present the streaming premiere of “Feline/Nocturnal”, due imminently via the Bellavista Bandcamp and other fine outlets.

If you notice anything immediately, the whole team is in top form for “Feline/Nocturnal”. The rhythm section is particularly sparkling, with Cary LaScala’s drums popping like popcorn, Jeremy Bringetto’s bass always anchoring Rex’s flights of guitar fancy. From strength to subtlety, his hazy guitar signatures on this offering are classic Rex John Shelverton, but with hints of Johnny Marr at the edges. These are top musicians in peak form, and “Feline/Nocturnal” reminds us what’s so special about their unique sonic signature. Bloody gorgeous.

Single release is imminent, probably this weekend. As the LP hit all our critics’ lists for 2017, expect more groundbreaking sounds from this impressive trio going forward. Follow Bellavista on Facebook, and on their Bandcamp site, and catch the fever for yourself.

 

Fresh weekend, fresh mix, fresh tune age. New music from everywhere. New double-single from Crystal Canyon (pictured) is worth cheering. New singles from Lebend, Expelled From Space, a charming Moscow Olympics remix (tip of the cap, hale and farewell to Beko Disques, who’ve announced they’re folding their tent after many years of bedroom pop excellence). Plus we’re deep into the new releases from Tape Deck Mountain, Yuragi, Spirettes, Teenage Wrist, Movie Brain, Eyes Behind the Veil, King Woman, Blaire, Moon Loves Honey, Dirty Sidewalks, notme, Anajunno, Terry vs. Tori, Tide Bends, daysee, ‘Parks, Squares and Alleys’, and much more. Finally, we’re pushing the proper debut of Norway’s Sweam. What is this? Self-described as, “hard hitting but soft Oslo-gaze,” it’s a sound and a joy to behold. And you heard it here first.

And that’s in addition to last weekend’s fresh tracks, including Linda Guilala, Jaguwar, Ride, Relay Tapes, Honeyhead, Ceremony, Jay Som, Medejin, Plant Cell, Venus in Fuzz, Vyva Melinkolya, and Yeah, Cool. Packed in, pressed down and overflowing.

And if that’s somehow not enough, you can always go back and listen to our Top Shoegaze and Dream Pop Tracks of 2017. The show itself is four plus hours of sonic delights, thanks to listener votes throughout the year via the DKFM app. It finished at #1 on Mixcloud’s Indie Pop chart, and #2 on their Indie Rock chart. If you missed it, well, it’s the best of what we do.

New Tracks Weekend kicks off 8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, and continuing through Sunday at midnight Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Remember, you can listen listen via the station playlist page at DKFM,  on Shoutcast, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Plus we have our branded apps for Apple’s iOSAndroid and Blackberry: listeners can vote thumbs-up/thumbs-down on all the new tracks, helping us determine what graduates to permanent rotation. Your voice counts! Or load up the “Internet Radio” tab of your iTunes desktop client, and you’ll find DKFM Shoegaze Radio under ‘Alternative’. You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed, as we’re live-tweeting every track on our sub-Twitter DKFMTracks account. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed. Keep up with our new Facebook group for real-time discussions of what you’ve heard, and sound off!

And, as always, thanks for listening, and thank you for your support!

Didn’t get the gear you wanted at Christmas? We’ve got it!
Echodrone

In advance of next week’s release of Echodrone’s fourth full album, Past, Preset and Future, the San Francisco quartet tease the effort with this exclusive streaming premiere of “The Past or the Present”. The third track on the new LP is part post-punk, part cut-through-the-fog rhythm section, with accompaniment by spacey, plinking keyboard patterns. This electric journey culminates in layers of guitar churn and vocal layering, as each element adds counterpoint to the next.

 

Studios have been buzzing about the new directions taken by Echodrone on Past, Preset and Future. Formerly languid epics are now replaced by tightly-focused three-minute opuses, each trying to appeal to broader audiences through more instantaneous gratification. Recorded in fits and starts for the better part of two full years, it never seems like this album is a scattered effort; quite the contrary. Having charted the band’s progress since the release of their self-titled LP a decade ago, it’s the next logical step for Echodrone. Sharpened tunefulness, propulsive rhythms and creative flourishes, this is the evolution of a carefully curated sound. And a promise fulfilled.

Preorders available now, full album releases 23 January, with limited edition vinyl to follow. Keep up with the Echodrone countdown to release via their website, Facebook, and Twitter. Catch up on ALL Echodrone releases via their Bandcamp site.

Did nobody take the Winter holidays off? So many new releases! Well, so much the better for us (and for you, the listener). New music from Brazil, from upstart shoegazers Terraplana (pictured above), whose exílio EP is rich and full of youthful charm. Of course we’ve got the new single from Linda Guilala, which we had the honor of premiering two days ago. Of course today sees the release of the new album from Jaguwar, which diverges from previous sonic onslaught, but maintains the charm and creativity of the band. We’ve got the new Ride, as well as Relay Tapes, Honeyhead, Ceremony, Jay Som, Medejin, Plant Cell, Venus in Fuzz, Vyva Melinkolya, and the “grungemo” sonic stomp of Yeah, Cool. And, yes, we just made that term up. Maybe it appears somewhere in the interwebz, but, even so, we’re calling grungemo ours.

And that only adds to last weekend’s new sound, including The Malady of Sevendials, Blushing, Swirlpool, Bloom Waves, dethgaze, Fourth Way, Gliss, The Love Agenda, Knifeplay, Creature in the Spiral, Magic Love, Prince Bunny, Float Down the Liffey, Shoe Shine Six, Twin Oaks, Death Valley Rally, The Voices, Magnet School, Dead Vibrations, Helicon, Black Heart Death Cult and so much more.

And if that’s somehow not enough, you can always go back and listen to our Top Shoegaze and Dream Pop Tracks of 2017. The show itself is four plus hours of sonic delights, thanks to listener votes throughout the year via the DKFM app. If you missed it, well, it’s the best of what we do.

New Tracks Weekend kicks off 8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, and continuing through Sunday at midnight Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Remember, you can listen listen via the station playlist page at DKFM,  on Shoutcast, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Plus we have our branded apps for Apple’s iOSAndroid and Blackberry: listeners can vote thumbs-up/thumbs-down on all the new tracks, helping us determine what graduates to permanent rotation. Your voice counts! Or load up the “Internet Radio” tab of your iTunes desktop client, and you’ll find DKFM Shoegaze Radio under ‘Alternative’. You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed, as we’re live-tweeting every track on our sub-Twitter DKFMTracks account. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed. Keep up with our new Facebook group for real-time discussions of what you’ve heard, and sound off!

And, as always, thanks for listening, and thank you for your support!

Didn’t get the gear you wanted at Christmas? We’ve got it!

Following extensive European tours in support of the critically loved 2016 album Psiconáutica, Elefant Records standout Linda Guilala surprised everyone this morning. New video, new single due 26 January, and it’s a gossamer anthem. Surrounded by capable musical veterans, it surely seems this project is fully ready for global respect.

The song itself is supported by warbling keyboards with light psychedelic flourishes, all supporting a soaring, hazy anthem that’s instantly hummable.

Released 26 January, in a 7″ single format limited to 300 copies, this sounds like a promise kept to legions of international fans, and a breakout to folks only now discovering the talent and tunefulness Linda Guilala has been celebrated for. You can preorder yours at the Elefant Records website starting now. Already, “Primavera Negra” seems set to break our charts in early release,

Early PR puts it this way: “Leaving behind the hits from an album that brought them wide renown both nationally and internationally, this new release from the group formed by Eva, Iván and Mari continues embracing that disconcerting, uneasy wall of sound inherited from My Bloody Valentine, but here it becomes melancholic and dreamy, far from the urgency that prevailed on their last album.” Call it whatever you like, we’ll call it an instant classic, and surely a rotation staple in 2018.

Follow Linda Guilala on Facebook, Twitter, and through the Elefant Records website.