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Another fresh weekend brings a fresh boatload of new music. Hot on the heels of our Peabody Award win, we’re back to normal (if you can call any of what we do “normal”), and ready to celebrate the newness. New albums from Infinity Girl and L.A. Witch (pictured, above), plus new EPs from The City Gates, Echoes, Indrive, Debrider, and Cold Beat. Plus we cull choice cuts from the new Wild Arrows and Baker Island LPs, and dance about the studios with new singles from Bruise Pristine, Changelings, SALES, No Honeymoon and WYWY. To top it all off, we’ll plug in some classics from Amusement Parks on Fire, who celebrate the deluxe reissue of their Road Eyes LP on Saint Marie Records. We’re more than ready to charge ahead into the unknown.

That’s in addition to last weekend’s treats, including Panda Riot, Dreams are Like Water, Charcoal Skies, Team Tremolo, Indoor Voices, Shallow, Lapse, Dreams Wash Ashore, The Age of Colored Lizards, Frankie Rose, When The Sun Hits, Pink Milk, Sitting Girl With Arms Bent, and YuKuBerī. Overbooked as always.

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: 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!

New Tracks Weekend kicks off with fresh cuts from T R A C E S, Seafang, Slowly, The City Gates (previewed here yesterday), Golden Gardens’ fresh return today, Screamfeeder, Best Friend, Strange Relations, fuzzy, quirky treats from PNW’s Naked Hour, and deep-tracks coverage of TBTCI Records’ tribute to Lilys, and Tom Lugo’s star-studded Rock Back for Ecuador compilation. Much new, much shiny.

Not to neglect last week’s fresh adds, including Thud, The Florist, Turnip King, The Indigo Palms, Big Deal, Boyfriend’s Dead, Did You Die, Foliage, Ghost Box Orchestra, Heavy Heart, Omega Vague, Tonemirror, Porcelain Raft, João Bispo… the list goes on, as does the beat.

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!

Today we’re treated to a new track from Montréal‘s The City Gates. We’d grabbed hold of the EP’s first single, “Checkpoint Charlie” as soon as we’d stumbled upon it. Only seconds in, you’re treated to an airy, expansive, classic feel. Alternately melodic and abrasive, “Checkpoint Charlie” was a reminder that amazing music is being made right now, that appreciates the genre without simply aping it.

These qualities are brought into sharp focus on the EP’s just-released second single, “Maddening Ride”. Cavernous vocals overlay a wall of guitar expanse, and if you’re a fan of the genre you immediately feel right at home. The hook draws you into the soundscape, and this feels like a song you’ve known all your life, even though you’re hearing it for the first time. Lend an ear.

While surely EP to be released soon! is not the final working title, and effective date for full reveal is projected in late summer, the first two tracks are evidence that The City Gates have truly come into their own. They’ve recently shared a bill with shoegaze veterans The Veldt and Funeral Advantage, but it’s no stretch to imagine their headlining slots aren’t far off. Next show of note is in support of NOTHING and TRACES on August 5th at la Sala Rossa, Montréal. Ready for their star turn, to be sure.

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We’ve not been slack during the holiday week! We’ve packed in a full slate of shiny for your weekend, including the shimmering Ghost Lake, sure to make a few Top Ten lists before the year is wrapped. Plus the new long players from Bedroom Eyes and Ringo Deathstarr, the new single from High Fantasy, recent classics from Pretty City, Simmer, and The City Gates, tonight?, Sway (not that one, nor the other one, a different one), Moon Tapes, Beachtones, The Blurry Minds, Glazed, Waitress, and Frabin. Plus, we’ll push Christmas jingles from Candy Claws, because, ’tis the season for tiny bells. Right?

But that’s not all! We’re still heavy pushing new music from Wray, Beliefs, Sheer, The Dagger Complex, Lightness, Ether Feels, Weekender, Did You Die, There’s Talk, Bruising, Parsec, Grivo, Lift, Darkly, Pankhabilli and Omega Vague. Because you deserve constant entertainment.

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.

Professionally top-notch, but personally socially awkward, irrepressibly drab and awful.