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New Magnet School, new Lazy Legs, new Brothers in Law? We’re packed for the weekend. Add fresh sounds from Love the Unicorn, Dead White Tulips, Elephant Stone, Soft Wounds, The Love Agenda, Giant Surprise, Sound of Ceres, Your Friends Polymers, London’s M!R!M, and the incomparable A Shoreline Dream? Done and done. We’ll throw in some classics from Yellow Fang for good measure. Can’t touch this.

Not to forget the recent additions cropping up again, including Crème Fouettée, Exiles, Lubec, Tuath, Hidden Hind, Jo Passed, She-Devils, Cave Shine, The Spoiled, Spool, Indoor Voices, Swiimers, Wray, and LSD and the Search For God. We’ve got this all covered.

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 Radionomy station page at DKFM, on Shoutcast, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. 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.

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

We’ve been following Toronto’s Soft Wounds since their first demo EP release, and were lined up in anticipation of the first proper long-player. It’s no cookie-cutter shoegaze or dream pop release, as it features some solid songwriting, using genre identifiers only to draw curious listeners into their sonic world. The reverb is warm and generous, the feels are real.


“Baby Blue”, the teaser single released last week, gives a pretty good idea where this project is headed, with a respectful nod to forbears like Ride, and the soft/loud dynamics of Teenage Fanclub. It’s an anthem for the cool kids, who wouldn’t be caught dead listening to generic indie dreck at frat parties.


The real highlight of Soft Wounds is the churning storm of “You Can’t Stay Here”. The hook is undeniable. It feels both familiar and classic, but without being a rehash/recycle, and jangles to a full stop after a rollicking ride. Probably a lock for regular airplay rotation in no time.

It’s not a perfectly-formed album, by any means. Not all the choices make immediate sense, but the songs grow on you. There are ebbs and flows to Soft Wounds, as hard-charging tunes give way to slow-burn torch songs, but the imprint here is strong, the identity fixed. Soft Wounds does what they do, and are fully comfortable expressing themselves within the parameters they’ve set. They’re not looking to reinvent the sound, but they will draw you in to their version of it.

So has Toronto become Canada’s shoegaze capital? Hard to argue, with a list of luminaries like Indoor Voices, Beliefs, Iris (R.I.P.), Rituals, Elsa, RLMDL and Lust. Whatever’s got into the water in Toronto, we’ll have some of that.

Available now. Buy Soft Wounds debut S/T LP on Bandcamp, and follow their exploits on Facebook.

Ear candy for Black Friday? We’ve got you covered. This weekend we’re proud to bring you new music from Whistlejacket that we’ve waited rather forever for, as well as choice cuts of Grade A Avalancher from The Cherry Wave, the newest from La Casa al Mare, Soft Wounds, VVHILE, The Hours, Mama’s Boys (from Israel, no less!), ??????(tokenai namae), I, Us, & We, Blonde Tongues, The Starlight Run, Dead Sea, The Past is Another Planet, reconstructed Echodrone and so much more!

In addition, we’ll be featuring many slick selections from the new Static Waves 3 collection via Saint Marie Records, with the added bonus of our favorite artists covering Slowdive classics. If you’re gonna do the holiday shopping thing this weekend, take us with you. We’ll be your oasis of calm amid the madness. And, yes, we’re still prominently featuring the new awesomeness from Youth In Bloom, The Yellow Traffic Light, Nothing, metronidazole buy online 200mg 800beloved, The Ropes, The Ocean Boy, Lost Girls, Last Leaf Down, Whirr, Wry, Weird, Dialogue from a Silent Film, and, well, the whole kitchen sink of newness.

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.

We’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts…

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