Listener poll complete, albums of the year lists final, first-ever Christmas show done, normal New Tracks Weekend programming can resume. And there’s much new (and one old discovery) to explore. The new album from Heligioland is a journey through evocative sonic atmospheres. The newly-unearthed Sway LP, We Have No Influential Friends is a treasured keepsake for fans of the sound. That may sound like hyperbole (and we’re experts in hyperbole), but nobody saw this release coming, and it’s a reminder of how brilliant this imprint has been over the years. The just-unleashed Power Pyramid album Nova will have you digging in deep. Russia’s Your Friends Polymers return with a new EP to amaze and brighten your December. Brand new music from The Daysleepers, Key Out, Lilac, Mind Monogram, Seafang, SPC ECO, Useless Cities, and Wintermilk soar. Add to that an album we missed in 2015, but are rectifying that mistake now: Stella’s Skin and Seeds LP has a ton to recommend it. Now only left to wonder if there’s a follow-up coming, because it’s obvious these Evansville folks know their way around a tune or five.
That’s in addition to last week’s fresh raft of tunes, including Never Come Downs, Blacanova, Blush, Sinking, Bolywool, Castlebeat, Portrayal, Fever Blush, The Autumn Sighs, Dopedrone, Terry vs. Tori, Parsy, Cruel Summer, and much more. We’re packed, as usual.
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 playlist 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: 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!