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Just when we thought it would be a quiet(er) weekend, fewer new materials released… boom. Much new load-in, much new sparkle. We’re (unsurprisingly) heavily featuring Who Cares About Tomorrow, the new full album from Fawns of Love. We had the distinct pleasure of mastering the final product, and it shines like we knew it would. The new single from Ride beats back most new releases. Two new singles from Brisbane’s Babaganouj rock our socks off. No Vacation returns with a new single, and while personnel changes may have dulled the intensity, hasn’t impacted their tunefulness. New music from Daysee will bend your ears and your knees. New single from Slowly sparkles, as does the new album from Moscow’s Life on Venus. No clue how we’d missed new music from The Mites several weeks back, as we’ve been the ones pushing them for years now. Oversight corrected, we’ll remind you why they rock our pasty little souls. Brand new Delay Trees on deck, plus the epic new EP from 93MillionMilesFromTheSun, grabbed as soon as released. The first singles from the new Sleepwalk LP, Shimmer on tap. Bundled in two stellar tracks from The Wrecking Queens that demand your attention. Plus, we reach back into the archive for some classics from Excuses for Skipping, taking a turn in our rotation. Full packed.

Let’s not forget last weekend’s freshness, including Whimsical, No Joy, Funeral Advantage, Kindling, VENN, King Woman, Froth, Novella, Jay Som, Violentene, Hexagrams, Glasz, Galaxina, Starwheel, The Age of Colored Lizards, Folder, and December Flowers. All of the songs, all of the now.

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 iOSAndroid 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!

Overpacked again. We’re shoveling as much new music into a weekend as we can, and it’s a fully international effort. We’re long on three new LPs: Los Marcianos, Surf Curse, and Hariguem Zaboy. If we stopped there, good enough for government work. But that’s not us. We’ve got new music from Chilindra, Moth to the Flame, All in the Golden Afternoon, Bliss Wrecks, Visiting Diplomats, Orchin, Housing Crash, Battery Point, Vansire, Fawns of Love, Crumb, Exiles, Fazerdaze, and the station’s newest bandcrush, D.C.’s brilliantly textured Venn, brought to our attention by Amber and When The Sun Hits. Slip slide away with us, we’ve got you, and won’t let you crash.

But that’s not all! We’re still pushing LLLL, The Stargazer Lilies, Blonde Tongues, Andrew Younker, Dot Dash, Blue Bombay, Moon Loves Honey, Fools Ferguson, Human Colonies, Citrus Clouds, Soft Lashes, Manorlady, Cherry Crush, Monster Movie, Sadfields, The Churchill Garden and Walking Misery. As usual, more music than time.

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 iOSAndroid 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!

 

SO packed, much new, very reverb. That’s what our weekend is like, how about yours? We’ve got today’s freshly birthed single from Tokyo’s LLLL, out now on the Zoom Lens label. We’ve got The Stargazer Lilies’ Part Time Punks Session, but ours is ‘goosed’, in the way only we can, for maximum impact (nobody else has this version!). The sparkling new LP from Blonde Tongues, Safe Like Silk In Polyester Sheets. We’ll go deep with that, too. Need more new? We’ve got Andrew Younker’s just-released LP of dreamy confections, plus Dot Dash, Blue Bombay, Fawns of Love’s new single, Moon Loves Honey, Fools Ferguson (three impressive courses you haven’t heard yet!), new music from Human Colonies, Citrus Clouds, Soft Lashes, Manorlady, the return of Cherry Crush, plus Monster Movie’s new single (full album preorders now), Sadfields, The Churchill Garden, Walking Misery… surely there’s more we’ve forgot!

Add to that last weekend’s fresh treasures, including The Cherry Wave, Tangible Rays, Devilish Dear, Rayning, Sonic Visions, Movie Brian, Vlimmer, Project Diem, L-space, Doodle, and Lucky+Love. Packed, I tell 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 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. 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!

Music for headphones.

Premiering Wednesday night, January 11th, immediately following When The Sun Hits, the first in our irregular series, DKFM Broadcast Masters. What’s all this then? Funny you should ask. Some quality bands in our space suffer from a mastering job that sounds like your favorite musicians were recorded from the outside of a shoebox they’re playing in. To varying degrees, these lower-fi recordings are short on brightness and presence, by modern recording standards. Some radio stations will add a “universal compression” to all sound recordings they broadcast, which boosts loudness, but loses any semblance of nuance. We actually spent five months of this year with a broadcast pre-compression, normalizing loudness across tracks. A few liked this approach, but those with sharper hearing were nonplussed. While we’ve always tried to maintain volume consistency, this compression was a step backward.

Starting last year, we’d been working on “classic video remasters”, or more specifically, restoring audio from classic live performances from aged VHS source. This led us to an invitation to do the mastering for the forthcoming Fawns of Love album, due in March. As that was a smashing sonic success, we turned back inwards, wondering what our existing skill set could do for the songs we already play.

We’ve revisited our on-air catalogue, testing our skill set on rotation staples, with varying degrees of success. Gradually, we are replacing some of these classics with freshly-remastered tracks from our super-secret sound labs. This one-hour program showcases just a small sample of our ongoing work, from some of our favorite artists. In our debut episode, join us as we revisit (and reimagine) tracks from Lowtide, Wray, Be Forest, Surfing, Soft Wounds, Indoor Voices and much more.

Incredible hubris on our part? Probably. But busting sonic barriers has been a bit of a specialty of late. And this is the music that made us, that we made popular, and that we owe our very existence to. “Efforting” on our part is motivated by love, not hubris. And our efforts to polish and shine the sound of DKFM never ends. The artists deserve it, the audience deserves it.

Amidst the chaos of new releases, equipment shenanigans and weekend hijinks, we’ve managed to splice together a pretty epic New Tracks Weekend for you. Headliners (of course) are Half and Wozniak, whose new split single we previewed here, and is available as of this morning here. The new single, fresh this week, from station favorites Makaras Pen (including a new video!). Full-album deep diving with Eros and the Eschaton, Medicine Boy and Queridas (each worth your attention). New music from ioi and Fawns of Love, fresh-baked from sunny Central California. New music from Band Aparte, Dayflower, Babaganouj, A Shoreline Dream, Holi, Lacing and much more. And we’ll fight these machines that vex us until they submit to our will.

That’s not to neglect last weekend’s freshness, including Kindling, Whimsical, Angel Falls, Hoops, Field Mouse, Danxia, Daguerrotype, Heavy Ghost, Flirting, Seeing Hands, Alarm Drum, Dear Baby Deer, Sick, Exowaves, OSLO, The Pink Elephants, Zeit, Whistlejacket, TBTCI’s Cure tribute… if it’s new, if it’s important, we got it!

Remember: you get to vote on these tracks via the DKFM app! Thumbs up / thumbs down in the app helps us to know what stays and what goes. You support the station, you shape the sound.

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. Listen via the station page at DKFM, on Shoutcast, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Plus we have our new 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!

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