The week that chaos built. We’ve spent the last week building, rebuilding, polishing and pushing the new Alternative F̷acts compilation, the brainchild of Cory Osborne (Lightfoils/Panda Riot). 11 new and exclusive tracks from the leading lights in shoegaze and dream pop is headline enough. That’s it’s all done for charity only takes it to another level. So it’ll be no shock to you, dear listener, that this full album will be featured heavily in the weeks to come. But we don’t get the only headline this week, as today sees the release of the new Secret Shine LP release on Saint Marie. If you’ve read any of the pre-release write-ups for There Is Only Now, you’re already aware that this is a landmark, and a shining return to form from this amazing group. Simultaneous to these two releases, the debut album from A Thousand Hours (that we had a hand in mastering) also drops today. A dreamy slowcore elegy this is, and if we hadn’t got it on your radar yet, we surely will have before the weekend’s complete.
But it doesn’t stop there. Does it ever? New band crush in these studios is Sooner, from Brooklyn. They sent pre-release of the new EP to help build some buzz, and we buzzed. We’ll spoon-feed these tracks throughout the weekend, and you’ll join the fan club. Plus we get premieres from Crème Fouettée (new Supernova EP released next week!), some gems from Peppermint Showers, a sparkling track from The Northeastern Railroads, we catch up with last weeks Spectres LP, AND, thanks to our friendship with Amber of When The Sun Hits, we’ve got our grubby little mitts on the new Velveteen single. Plus, in honor of the new remaster/reissue of The Beremy Jets on somewherecold records, we’re pulling out all existing masters, and refreshing the library with these freshly polished jewels, In all, we’re overpacked, and unusually so.
And that’s in addition to last week’s pack-ins, including Jay Som, Electro Group, Morning Harvey, Silver Liz, Fun With Ether, Sheer, HYLA, Danxia, Dead Gaze, Lunar Twin, Maheekats, LOZA, Prepare My Glider, LLOLLYANNA and a ton 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 page at DKFM, on Shoutcast, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Plus we have our branded apps for Apple’s iOS, Android and Blackberry. 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: we’re live-scrobbling via our last.fm profile, and 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!