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We got this. Spend all weekend with epic tunes from Kindling and Brilliant Beast (we’re going long with both), plus new music from Half, Ether Feels, Lazy Legs, Vapour Night, Flavor Crystals, Bloom Waves, Versing, Slowdive, Cloak, Appeal to Heaven, Le 1991 and 800Beloved. Plus we finally catch up with Hollow Sunshine, now on tour.

That’s not to ignore our most recent shiny spins from The Cherry Wave / Airs split out now, plus Pity Sex, No Vacation, Giant Surprise, Mercury Girls, Stella Diana, Kissing Party, Pure Bathing Culture, Synapse Lens, Thunderbolt 650, Shy-Low, Fire Behaving as Air, Voices from Deep Below, Strange Mangers, Sourin, Lost Tapes, Vlimmer, Trashlord, Sheer, and the Top Five of 2015 LP candidate, CHEATAHS. So, yeah, we’re packed deep.

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. Live365 listeners: it’s your votes that count! Your thumbs-up / thumbs down ratings determine what is kept in permanent rotation. Listen via the Live365 station page at DKFM, on iTunes Internet Radio under “Eclectic”, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. And still commercial-free everywhere! 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.

So it is written, so let it be done.

Roogaze, Psychfest, New Tracks Weekend. Wherever you are on this big crazy planet we call home, rest assured we will entertain you with fresh new sounds all day and all night*. We’re long on new music from Mexico’s Car Crash Sisters, who’ve finally dropped their new EP, ‘The Crystal Garden’. We’ll also go deep with new releases from Shana Falana, Dream Suicides, Loners and Cheatahs. The NTW time machine will revisit recent releases from Haunted Hearts and Regular John, plus we’ll shovel in the new singles from Kigo, Lights That Change, White Walls, Casting Circles, New Candys, The California Death and Sonic Jesus. Finally, we’ll go deep in the weeds with Weed. Yeah, we just went there.

Let’s not forget our newest releases from Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Dear Tracks, Californian Sleepovers, Dreamwave, Memory Clinic, Midwest Moms, Luke Johnson, Nic Hessler, Late Night Jazz, Nai Harvest, Heat-Ray and a metric ton more. All the weekend, in one weekend. That doesn’t even make sense.

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. Live365 listeners: it’s your votes that count! Your thumbs-up / thumbs down ratings determine what is kept in permanent rotation. Listen via the Live365 station page at DKFM, on iTunes Internet Radio under “Eclectic”, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Latin America relay: try Radio Terra. And still commercial-free everywhere! You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed: we’re live-scrobbling via our last.fm profile. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed.

Roogaze 2015: WIN THE WORLD.

*Our network carrier will be doing minor upgrades starting 8 pm PDT on Saturday. Listeners may experience temporary service disruptions until service completed four hours later.

London’s shoegaze royalty Cheatahs just announced pre-order for their forthcoming Murasaki EP on Wichita Recordings, with 12″ vinyl due 16 June (digital EP available 5 May with 12″ preorder). 紫 (Murasaki) is billed as a conceptual EP influenced by Japanese poet and novelist Murasaki Shikibu, with the lyrics sung fully in Japanese. Hear the official audio below (via Wichita Recordings YouTube).

The “carnival funhouse of the mind” aesthetic that Cheatahs have perfected continues here, and while not immediately apparent as a lead single, it’s still going to be a song you’ll return to again and again. The lads from London have been quite busy as of late, having just delivered their spectacular Sunne EP (#1 on our March airplay charts). While the Murasaki EP is available for pre-order on iTunes UK, with immediate delivery of the lead track, iTunes US does not yet show it as available for pre-order. Wait longer.

Top 20 tracks for March (the week ending March 29th). Gives a snapshot of where we’re at in the year, what releases WE’RE pushing, and what our listeners are responding to. Some tracks here have climbed up and down these charts in the last several weeks, so the rankings themselves are less important than landing on the chart itself. Three tracks have carried over from February to March, and held their own. Why even pay attention to semi-monthly charts? Gives a clear indication of what tracks will slug it out for our year-end best-of honors.

No commentary, just the list. If you hear the tracks, you’ll fully understand why they’ve charted, and hopefully you’ll find a new band to love. Webradio programmers who follow us? You probably know 85% of these, but a few selections may help fill out your playlists. Trust me, we learn as much from you as you from us. Terrestrial radio programmers? Sorry, this is probably too cutting-edge for you. Good luck.

20. Since Always – “Under the Gun” **
19. Gleam – “Isn’t Real” **
18. Deep Fields – “Salazar”
17. Makaras Pen – “Aperion” *
16. Brilliant Beast – “No Fate”
15. Pinkshinyultrablast – “Umi” *
14. Alpha Male – “Deep Architecture”
13. mumrunner – “bond”
12. Aerial Love Feed – “Raise Up”
11. The Spectors – “Like Sand”
10. Crisis Arm – “Coy” (PTP Session Version) *
9. Indoor Voices – “What Can I”
8. Nevermind Me – “Lose You”
7. Carnival Animals – “El agua en la que tú nadabas”
6. Salsa Cinderella – “Glad You Came To Me (Haunted)”
5. Native Lights – “Blue Star”
4. Winnebago – “Miles Away”
3. Westkust – “Swirl”
2. Tennis System – “Here We Go”
1. Cheatahs – “Sunne”

* 2nd month on chart
** Denotes new add in the last week

What makes this show “historic”? It’s not, really. At least, it’s as historic as Jay Z’s announcement of another paid streaming service. But, if that’s historic, so is this. Who said history couldn’t be entertaining?

PACKED. We can’t fit any more in. We’re going to tease you with prefinal mixes from the new Autodrone LP, This Sea is Killing Me. We welcome back our old favorites, as they prepare for a big return engagement at Mercury Lounge NYC on February 1st. The heady psych vibe is strong in this one. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We’re also celebrating the triumphant return of Cheatahs and Moon King, and introducing you to the well-crafted sounds of Bloom. Plus The Virgance return with their new album Hiko Shrine. This is a perfect soundtrack to the break of dawn. Add in new classics from The Morelings, Mirror Days, Xolo, The Away Days, Virginia Wing, On The Wane, Space Daze, Liu Bei (featuring Rachel Goswell), Audiomoan, Creepoid, glider, Hot Glass, Noir for Rachel, p.zorito, The Valley Suns, Chastity Belt. We’ll also revisit some classics from Closedown and Ecstasy of St. Theresa.

But that’s not all! We’re still pushing the impressive new Reveries LP from Omega Vague, Talking Bush, Float Down the Liffey, Marble Arch, Eerie Glue, The Lovely Intangibles, めりん and Suichuu Zukan. So. Much. Good. Stuff.

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. Live365 listeners: it’s your votes that count! Your thumbs-up / thumbs down ratings determine what is kept in permanent rotation. Listen via the Live365 station page at DKFM, on iTunes Internet Radio under “Eclectic”, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Latin America relay: try Radio Terra. And still commercial-free everywhere! You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed: we’re live-scrobbling via our last.fm profile. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed.

It’s a great weekend for new music. Don’t get left behind.

DKFM: Still illegal in seven countries.

We own the weekend. Mostly because we bring the beautiful noise you’ll hear nowhere else. Our must-hear lineup this weekend is headlined by Youth In Bloom, Weird, The Yellow Traffic Light, Nothing, Cheatahs, Husk, The Citradels, 800Beloved, LoveLoveLove, The Ropes, Kairon; IRSE!, Hollowphonic, Dialogue from a Silent Film, Whirr, The Creases, plus we’re going all in with the new Last Leaf Down album, and revisiting classics from Wry. Honestly, you don’t want to sleep on any of it.

*LATE ADDITIONS*: Lost Girls (the amazing lost project from KOD’s Patrick Fitzgerald and 4AD’s Heidi Berry), and Italy’s The Ocean Boy.

That’s not to say there isn’t a ton more recent material we’re pushing, including Strata Florida, Wozniak, Omega Vague, Car Crash Sisters, Aire Espacial, Magic Love, Ummagma, Oeil, Gazar Strips, Vladimir and Sloth Scamper. Meanwhile, double duty DJs again this weekend, as we expect to see Highlands in San Francisco on Friday night (with The Spiral Electric!), and one last shot at Be Forest / Tennis System in Arcata. Because, after this… *poof* gone.

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. Live365 listeners: it’s your votes that count! Your thumbs-up / thumbs down ratings determine what is kept in permanent rotation. Listen via the Live365 station page at DKFM, on iTunes Internet Radio under “Eclectic”, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Latin America relay: try Radio Terra. And still commercial-free everywhere! You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed: we’re live-scrobbling via our last.fm profile. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed.

Is there such a thing as frequent shoegaze miles?

1. Ringo Deathstarr: God’s Dream
2. Casket Girls: True Love Kills the Fairytale
3. Cheatahs: Cheatahs
4. Soft Science: Detour
5. Roku Music: Collider
6. Nothing: Guilty of Everything*
7. Delay Trees: Readymade
8. Bleeding Rainbow: Interrupt
9. Lorelle Meets the Obsolete: Chambers*
10.Be Forest: Earthbeat

* new to rotation this week

Soft Science – Feel from Test Pattern on Vimeo.

Top Ten calculated by 1) most tracks in rotation, 2) Live365 listener ratings, and 3) requests, and social media reaction.

It starts with pre-release awesomeness from the sweetly textured Dead Leaf Echo, and pre-release sandpaper textures from Roku Music. Both of these drop first Tuesday in March, and are well worth keeping your ears open for. Add in all the newest releases from The Casket Girls, Cheatahs, Soft Science, Glaswen, Lilies on Mars, Nights, The Open Feel, ArtClassSink, and a cripplingly lovely tune from Portland’s Vibrissae, and you’ve got a full weekend worth of amazeballs.

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. Live365 listeners: it’s your votes that count! Your thumbs-up / thumbs down ratings determine what is kept in permanent rotation. Listen via the Live365 station page at DKFM, on iTunes Internet Radio under “Eclectic”, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Latin America relay: try Radio Terra. And commercial-free everywhere! You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed: we’re live-scrobbling via our last.fm profile. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed. Full (we think?) artist listing follows:

ArtClassSink
Barefood
Be Forest
Bear State
The Bilinda Butchers
Bleak Boys
Bolywool
Breeze
Cheatahs
Cocobeurre
colourwaves
Conheartist
Crème Fouettée
crisis arm
Dear Baby Deer
Diamond Incarnation
Dissolve
Dum Dum Girls
The Eternal
Eva & John
Excusers
Fantan
Field Mouse
Float down the Liffey
Flying Cape Experience
FOTOGRAMAS
Glaswen
Grandhorse
Gustavia
Helen Stellar
Human Colonies
Intimate Stranger
KSAS (Karol Schwarz All Stars)
Les Anomalies
Life Model
Lilies on Mars
Living Phantoms
Lunaire
Makaras Pen
Matt Bartram
Nights
the panic
Phone Home
Queridas
rain pants
Ringo Deathstarr
Roku Music
Seafoam
Seaside
September Girls
SHE
She Sir
Sleepover
Snowbird
Soft As Snow But Warm Inside
Soft Science
Solarein
Someday I Will Miss You
Star Horse
Static Daydream
Sundaze
Surf Club
The Casket Girls
The Foreign Resort
The Open Feel
The Telewire
This Lonely Crowd
Threading
Tides of the Moon
Towns
TuT
Vehicle Blues
The Vera Violets
Vibrissae
The Village
Virgo Rising
Warpaint
We Are US
Wozniak
XO
Youngteam
Малыш Камю

We love you back.

Perfect trifecta (quadfecta?) of releases tomorrow, with some of the most anticipated music of the year. Wichita Recordings brings us the self-titled full length from Cheatahs tomorrow. While some of these tunes will be quite familiar to you from prior singles and EPs, they still produce some of the most compelling music in the genre, and their time has arrived. These fuzzy edges don’t dull on repeated listenings.

Up next via Graveface Records, The Casket Girls bring their second LP, True Love Kills the Fairy Tale. A haze of absinthe and regret, this is psych-tinged pop music bent sideways. You can tell a lot of care went into the production of sound and harmony, and these tunes will stick to you like a thick country gravy. Initial anthemic singles “Same Side” and “Holding You Back” only solidify the notion that this will be in heavy rotation on your turntable for the rest of the year. Deal flagyl online 200mg with it.

Lilies on Mars bring Dot to Dot, via Saint Marie Records. While we have no advance promo on this one, if the lead single “Dream of Bees” is any indication, this should be a heady, blissful dream-pop concoction. We’re rather looking forward to what the rest of the album has in store.

NOT to be forgotten: Soft Science drops Detour, via Test Pattern Records tomorrow. Crunchy sounds, sweet vocals, this is some of the tastiest sound California is likely to serve up this year. We promo’d two singles last weekend, be assured we’ll pin your ears back with additional awesome tracks this week. Heavy rotation in studio this past weekend, heavy rotation on air starts tomorrow. If you weren’t able to keep up with us this past weekend, this is what you missed out on:

Soft Science – Feel from Test Pattern on Vimeo.

 

Too much good stuff. Even with a holiday-shortened week, we’ve managed to pack a show that’s bigger and bolder than ever, fourteen hours long (without interruption), those listening with commercials can expect sixteen hours of new music and fresh additions. Now featuring 15% more dream pop, and 25% more awesome. We’ll celebrate incredible new material from White Poppy, fresh sounds from Charlie Dakota & The Spirits, a rescued and rehabilitated track from favorites Let’s Be Loveless, brand new Cheatahs, a striking Fleeting Joys’ remix of TAPES, pre-release bliss from Kramies, plus Grouper, Shortcake Collage Tape, Title Fight, Whistlejacket (you will remember that name), Yonder, Nostalgist, 2¦FRAIL, Wildhoney, Foals, Pink Frost, Parlours, Adult Children, Neat Neat, Neon Cardboard, Salvia Palth, Castratii and so much more. It’s the biggest, boldest, most impressive collection of awesome we could compile and bring to you.

For some of these folks, it’s their last gasp for a shot at permanent rotation. YOU make the difference! Live365 listeners, it’s YOUR thumbs-up/thumbs-down votes that mean the difference between permanent rotation, and languishing in obscurity. Listen via the Live365 station page at DKFM, on iTunes Radio under “Eclectic”, and on TuneIn Radio and for iPhone/Android/Windows. 5 PM Pacific (8 PM Eastern), til we put it to bed Sunday night. Full alpha artist listing follows:

2¦FRAIL
[the] Caseworker
Adult Children
All About Eve
Archdukes
Ask For Joy
Balms
Barbarian
Beach Volleyball
Berserker Children Club
Białogard
Black City Lights
Bleed Stone
Blouse
Bored Spies
Carta
Castratii
Charlie Dakota & The Spirits
Cheatahs
Chimes
Cochlear Kill
Con Dolore
Crocodiles
Darker My Love
Dead Horse One
Disappears
Dråpe
Drowner
Drowning Dreams
Duco
Elephant Stone
Eraldo Bernocchi, Harold Budd, Robin Guthrie
Eros and the Eschaton
Everything by Electricity
Foals
Gingerlys
Glasvegas
Gliss
Grand Resort
Grouper
Hibou
Hints
HOLD KISS KILL
Holden Girls
Ice Cream Cathedral
Keith Canisius
Kramies
Last Leaf Down
Laundry League
Let’s Be Loveless
Lights That Change
Lunatics On Pogosticks
Lycia
Medicine
Memory Clinic
Mini Dresses
Minks
Mister Loveless
My Psychoanalyst
Neat Neat
Neon Cardboard
Nostalgist
nothing
Painted In
Paradise
Parks, Squares and Alleys
Parlours
Pink Frost
Porcelain Raft
Pretty City
Pure Bathing Culture
Quiet Lights
Rancho Relaxo
Ringo Deathstarr
Rumskib
SACRED HARMONIC SOCIETY
Salvia Palth
Samira’s Song A Day
Shortcake Collage Tape
Soft Metals
Soon
Spc-eco
Stars
Tape Deck Mountain
TAPES
Teenage Daydreams
The Auras
The Curtain Society
The Death of Pop
The Early Morning Satellites
The Jezabels
The Kaleidoscopes (UK)
The Neon Violets
The Olive Shoots
the papertiger sound
The Proctors
The Rituals
The Underground Youth
The Wild Ones
Title Fight
Trementina
UN PLANETA
Vandal Moon
Velvet Mornings
VENUSIANS
Villeneuve/Team Ghost
Washed Out
Whistlejacket
White Lodge
White Poppy
Widowspeak
Wildhoney
WiNkiE
Winter
Wozniak
Yellow Fang
Yonder
Young Light
Youth Lagoon
Zone Out

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